Originally Posted by tmh
This was indeed the greatest generation. My grandpa fought in WW1 and my dad in Korea and one brother in Nam. That generation did the most bad ass things ever and then spawned one of the worst generations. Its understandable, they were told at the time that this was the war to end all wars. When they came home they wanted to provide for their children a better life growing up and have them want for nothing.
What was lost is a kick ass work ethic and a long standing history of tough as nails self reliance.
Yeah I think that about the "greatest generation" I think it has something to do with generational stuff. I thought my grandpa was tough making through the depression and dustbowl. Guess us boomers will be cool to the generation after yours.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933