February 27, 2010

BLOODY HIPPIES

I love this story (cheers to Brian Visiondanz on facebook)

Did Woodstock hippies lead to US financial collapse?

Chicago – A new film is gaining traction among tea-party followers for suggesting that the collapse of the US financial system has roots dating back 40 years to the Summer of Love.

“Generation Zero,” a film set to premiere in March, examines what producer David Bossie says is a “historic perspective on a generational change” that led to the September 2008 bank collapse. Mr. Bossie says generational narcissism, as represented by the 1969 Woodstock Festival, is responsible for the excessive spending, mortgage crisis, and recklessness on Wall Street...

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10 comments:

hetyd4580 said...

Interesting blog you’ve got here. To understand the arguments put forth by the “Generation Zero” documentary, it is crucial to distinguish between the actual Baby Boom Generation (born 1942-1954) vs. Generation Jones (1954-1965). GenJones was originally lumped in with the Boomers, but is now generally seen by experts as a separate generation. Understanding the differences between these two generations is central to comprehending this documentary.

The post-WWII demographic boom in births is one thing, the cultural generations born during that era is another. Generations are a function of the common formative experiences of its members, not the fertility rates of its parents. And most analysts now see generations as getting shorter (usually 10-15 years now), partly because of the acceleration of culture. Many experts now believe it breaks down more or less this way:

DEMOGRAPHIC boom in babies: 1946-1964
Baby Boom GENERATION: 1942-1953
Generation Jones: 1954-1965
Generation X: 1966-1978
Generation Y/Millennials: 1979-1993

Google Generation Jones, and you’ll see it’s gotten lots of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (Washington Post, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) now specifically use this term. In fact, the Associated Press' annual Trend Report chose the Rise of Generation Jones as the #1 trend of 2009. Here's a page with a good overview of recent media interest in GenJones: http://generationjones.com/2009latest.html

DAVE BONES said...

Yeah I am looking forward to the movie. Should be called "Generation Generalization".

Indigobusiness said...

More shit-for-brains, rightwing puffery.

What a pox on humanity.

DAVE BONES said...

Indigo! Long time how are you man? I was trying out Baritones the other day and I thought of you

Indigobusiness said...

Hey Bones- Yeah, I saw that double-necked guitar you posted. I was going to comment that it looked heavy, but I had a hard time logging in. Gremlins got me by the short hairs.

I trust you're well?

DAVE BONES said...

Yeah great, life is cool. I missed the last double neck on ebay but mayb still get one. Baritones are really gorgeous sounding. Yet to try a proper acosutic one though. I tried one is a shop but it had the wrong strings on it.

Indigobusiness said...

Never had my hands on one, but I'm intrigued by them. If I drive through Vegas again, I'm going to comb the pawn shops for guitars.

With the funky economy, guitars should be falling from the sky just about everywhere, but Vegas is truly guitar heaven.

Cheers, mate.

DAVE BONES said...

If u see anything I would like give us a shout

Indigobusiness said...

OK.

Did you see this?

DAVE BONES said...

yeah I play guitar a bit like that