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5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America

Ku'yyumungeh Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:45 AM
There's a lot more than five. The present generation, the gamers, is a consuming generation. The last generation were builders, and what they built is now being consumed by this Rave generation. The last generation was symbolized by Rosie, the riveter, this generation is symbolized by the ipod, iphone, and every other gimmick to waste time and amuse its owner.

It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having a...