The Altruism Industry – Part I

Each generation that comes along has the comical notion that they are the first to discover sex. The generation of the 60s thought it was the first to discover  America’s materialism and complacency. It was not; we inherited that awareness from the Beats and other less theatrical critics of the 1950s.

A golden moment

We came up in a golden moment of postwar prosperity. There was enough money to pay for tuition at the best schools. We had great teachers, the best libraries in existence, music and food in abundance, and friends with whom to enjoy them. We were excused from military conscription and protected from anti-drug laws. Our parents, after the deadliest war in history, seeing life as something of a miracle; sent us love upon request.

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