Skip to comments.We’re Not Gen-X, We’re Gen-Reagan
Posted on 06/07/2004 1:31:59 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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>>You're a Tweener<<
My girls watch that show on tv. ;-).
This has nothing to do with PC or the ACLU; it is a traditional sign of respect. Probably stems from Moses' episode with the burning bush in Exodus, but that's a guess.
I am so glad you wrote this. It is how I have been feeling for some time, but couldn't put it into words.
Sometime after 20 June.
DH wants time to install new carpet in Caitlin's roo, and Pergo in the kitchen.
( this lady has CARPET in her kitchen! With the way I cook, it will look like crap before Christmas if it stays! LOL! )
The term "Generation X" predated our generation (Billy Idol was in a band with that name in 1977 and he was in born in 1955, squarely in the post war Baby Boom).
"Generation X" is the generation that followed the Baby Boom (aka the "Baby Bust" because it is also dwarfed by the next generation, Baby Boomers' kids).
We are Reagan youth and that is not a bad thing (while some on the left may try to draw allusions to Hitler Youth). I would credit Ronald Reagan with the upswing of "young" (under 40) conservativism. We grew up with President Reagan (and Carter before him, with some memories of Ford and Nixon). We saw what a good thing we had. We also saw the way the press treated him.
We are united as a "block" known as "Generation X" by the lack of our numbers. That's it.
We are united as "Reagan youth" by our culture and upbringing. It does more to define us than tv or movies.
It will forever be Reagan's American legacy (the collapse of Soviet communism being his global legacy).
If not for Reagan, the Republican party would probably be the domain of the Rockefeller Republicans. Social conservativism would be out and it is doubtful that the younger generation would have picked that up later. Global socialism is already creeping into the Western World. If the Soviet Union had not collapsed, they would still be an unseen agent in the spread of socialism.
I won't say that America would be under Soviet rule but the US might more resemble some parts of Europe.
Great job, CG. Gen-R, indeed. What a blessing you navigated your way through that maze.
We need T-shirts: "Proud member of Generation Reagan!"
No, you weren't. I had a TOTAL crush on Duwayne.
Wow, thank you.
I'm seriously thinking about putting my Bush/Cheney '04 bumper sticker on my car. Who's in?
Way ahead of you - got it on both cars.
Sto-o-p It! I've got to have THAT t-shirt too. Here I go again. Do you own that site or something? :)
It probably refers to a specific group of people who saw every John Hughes teen movie and point to The Breakfast Club as a virtual documentary
Tonight, I plan to go again to the Reagan Library, to pay my respects to the man who had a greater influence on my generation than any other person the media or the pundits bring to mind.
I should have added an "Amen" to this. I was age 10-18 during the Reagan presidency. He was and is an inspiration and his optimism exemplified what I remember as a teen. It's amazing how kids/teens really look up to and exemplify their generation based on the character in office. We had Reagan and I can remember it wasn't that bad a time to be a teen--I remember things being very optimistic for the most part. Compare that with the likes of a Clintoon and what you can aspire to...
I Hate hate
You hate up and down - you hate hanging 'round
You hate here and you hate there - you hate everywhere
You hate this and that - you hate where you're at
You hate near and far - all you hate is all you are!
Why hate the life you live? Hate makes waste - I'm positive
Why waste the life you live? Life's to love - I'm positive
You hate one or two - you hate life and you
You hate A to Z - you hate the world and me
Why hate the life you live and hate yourself on top of it?
Why hate the life you lie? Life's to love - I'm positive
I hate hate! I hate hate! I hate... hate!
Is life a losing war? There's no need to fight no more!
You don't have to lose no more - there's a way to win the war!
Stop loving hate and hating love - when the fighting ends the war is won!
Stop loving hate and hating love - when the fighting ends and all is one!
I hate hate!
I'll second that. My hubby is right there in that niche too--born in 61.
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