It has been said that the kids today don’t tend to engage as did the Baby Boomers on major issues of the day such as civil rights or the Vietnam War of that time. They appear to be very self-centered, part of an entitled generation which I will call “Gen-E” or the “Jennies”. Yet the irony of this is that the Boomer generation, from who so much was expected in social and political progress, is the generation that raised the Jennies. How is it that George Bush is a two term president from the same generation that gave us so much hope? No, don’t answer that.
While in some parts of the world, we have risen above savagery, we still haven’t learned the art of long term self-preservation. I sure hope the Jennies will be up for the task, as we’re leaving them a very big job.