Friday, December 07, 2007

We have ruined the country... sorry about that

One of my favorite radio talk show hosts, Dennis Prager, has written a wonderful column in which he takes it upon himself to apologize on behalf of the Baby Boom generation for the devastation many members of that generation have wrought upon the United States and its culture and institutions.

I will provide you with the first apology. If you want to read the rest, the link is right above
First and perhaps foremost, we apologize for robbing many of you of a childhood.

We baby boomers were allowed perhaps the most innocent childhoods known to history. We grew up without material want, in one of the most decent places in world history, with media that preserved our sexual and other innocence, in schools that generally taught us well, and we were allowed childhood play from boy-girl play to rough and tumble boy-boy play to monkey bars and ringalievio. Our generation has deprived you of all these things. And while we were aware of the threat of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, few of us believed that we were threatened with death anywhere near the amount we have scared you about death from secondhand smoke, global warming and heterosexual AIDS, to mention just a few of the exaggerated death scares we have inflicted on you.
Good Day to You, Sir

1 comment:

The Vegas Art Guy said...

I've said more than once that the 1960's were possibly one of the worst generations that the USA has lived through.