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May 26, 2014

We were creating a monster

— the Boomers who came behind us and thought we were cool because we were the first to protest,
the first to rock till we dropped, the first to smoke dope, the first to drop acid, the first to… well, never mind. We weren’t the first to do anything, really. We we were just the first popularizers, the first to infiltrate the American mind in such a profound way that the wrong people became the heroes. After us, patriotism was out, ROTC was out, America the Beautiful was out. Now we have a country of Barack Obama and veterans who are wait-listed for medical care and a foreign policy — not to mention a world — in shambles because this once great land leads from behind, if at all. Sorry. I was just a kid. I didn’t know what I was doing.
Roger L. Simon -- Blame Me for Everything on Memorial Day

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 26, 2014 11:50 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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