BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Dec 2005
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We "boomers" overcompensated because we felt we were
breaking free from previous super Conservative
generations before us that we felt did not represent
us at the time. We wanted change. We wanted a
generation of peace and freedom that our parents,
grandparents and even great grandparents never had.
Sometimes a change from the old regime to the new
brings with it new issues not planned for.
As the pendulum swings, this country went from extreme
right to extreme leftist views in the 60s and has
swung less and less in the 70s, 80s, and 90s,
stabilizing until now. There seems to be another move
(swing) towards liberal thinking taking place right
Interesting fact - most boomers started out as
liberals and changed to Conservatives over time. I
did! I wanted to "save the whales", join "Greenpeace",
smoke pot, protest the government and the war, and
save the poor. As I aged and went to college, got a
high pay job, I deeply resent a government that taxes
me 40% of my well deserved income.