Saturday, December 18, 2010

Of Baby-Boomers, Protest and the Tea Party

Why are today's young liberals and progressives so surprised that the Tea Party is filled with baby-boomers? Baby-boomers were born to protest; they were raised in the era of protest.

As youths, they protested segregation. They protested the Viet Nam War. They protested bras. They protested for against male exclusivity; for women's and gay rights. Why should they change now?

Protest is the nature of baby-boomers.

The Tea Party is just a re-affirmation of their youthful protest. Their goals may have changed, but the love of protest has remained.


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