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The Baby Boom: A Time that Changed the World

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    mbuggiehposted 2 years ago

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    If you're a baby boomer (born between 1945 and 1960) please join our conversation and share your experiences of how we, baby boomers, changed the world into which we were born.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago
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      mbuggiehposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It was a great time, wasn't it.

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        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        "Revolution"

        You say you want a revolution
        Well, you know
        We all want to change the world
        You tell me that it's evolution
        Well, you know
        We all want to change the world

        But when you talk about destruction
        Don't you know that you can count me out

        Don't you know it's gonna be alright
        Alright, alright

        You say you got a real solution
        Well, you know
        We'd all love to see the plan
        You ask me for a contribution
        Well, you know
        We're all doing what we can

        But if you want money for people with minds that hate
        All I can tell you is brother you have to wait

        Don't you know it's gonna be alright
        Alright, alright, al...

        You say you'll change the constitution
        Well, you know
        We all want to change your head
        You tell me it's the institution
        Well, you know
        You'd better free your mind instead

        But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
        You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow

        Don't you know know it's gonna be alright
        Alright, alright

        Alright, alright
        Alright, alright
        Alright, alright
        Alright, alright
        Writer(s): Paul Mccartney, John Lennon
        Copyright: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes. In spite of Everything going on culturally and politcally, there was a sense that everything would "be alright." Ever since the twin towers went down, we, in America, have not had that sense.

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          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Odd - I feel the opposite.  Prior to the towers, I had given up on seeing that strange thing called "patriotism" ever again in my lifetime.

          But when the towers fell Americans, with very few exceptions, became one again and patriotism was once more the call of the day.  I once more have faith our country will endure, even though we will have many battles, both internal and external, ahead of us.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
            Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I'll take that! Maybe we will establish a more real, solid sense of things being alright and learn how to make them so.
            ?
            Boy, do I hope you are right!

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              wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              ??  I do not understand...

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                Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I feel, actually, that we are quite confused! I do not sense patriotism! I sense the oppositeā€¦ Are you sure you feel that way? I would rather see things the way you do...

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                  wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Look back to the pictures and comments floating about the web just after 911.  Look at our treatment of our vets, contrasting it to Vietnam returnees. 

                  It is true that there is much dissension, but most of that is a good thing.  We NEED disagreement/dissension in our political system, even if not to the point we see today, and the vitriol is addressed to a person/party, not the country as a whole.

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    As it was in the past?

 
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