And now I'm the old guy.
So it is with some amusement and much disappointment that I have followed the recent Occupy Wall Street movement. Evil big business. Heavy-handed police. Vague unfocused street protests. Lots of irrational and hypocritical "green" talk flying around on high-tech smartphones and social media platforms that could not exist if we really lived how the enviro-preachers would like us to live.
I don't expect the clueless-yet-optimistic youngsters born in the late 1980s and early 1990s to have much of a sense of history. But I do expect a bit more perspective from the media. Yet even the newshounds bray like this "movement" is something original when, frankly, it amounts to little more than 1960s "Lite."
I expect more. I expect our younger generation to act like they learned something from their history classes. I expect the media to provide at least a little perspective. But all we get is the same pile of political cliches that have been bouncing around for nearly 50 years.
That said, I make the following requests: