Saturday, November 19, 2011
Radicalizing Gen X
I've been writing for some time about the work of Ravi Batra (The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos) and Strauss & Howe (The Fourth Turning). Strauss and Howe's work, especially, is based on generational change. Lynn Parramore, a gifted writer who blogs at New Deal 2.0 provides her take about Gen X from her own experience and how Occupy radicalized her.
Many members of the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers can relate to this process through experience, since they were on the ground during the anti-war movement and experienced it first hand at the barricades. But no generation since has had to go through this searing experience. All that has changed now, and it portends to change the world. That's why I think this is a big deal, which will affect all of us socially, politically and economically over the years to come.
Read the whole post at AlterNet
Back to the Future? Generation X and Occupy Wall Street
by Lynn Parramore