Recent Generations Compared

              1940 generation        1965 generation     1990 generation
              _______________        _______________     _______________

International Defeat of Hitler,      Opposed Vietnam     Changed channel
Achievement   Communism              War                 to MTV

Judicial      Legal system should    Legal system should Legal system should
idea          support society        change society      destroy society

Technological Moon landing           Personal computer   Beeper, car alarm

Highbrow      Classical              Jazz                Easy listening

Lowbrow       Big bands              Rock                Rap

Civil rights  Martin Luther King     Malcolm X           Damian Williams

Hero          Eisenhower             John Kennedy        Madonna

Economic      Raise 60's generation  Develop             Support 60's
achievement                          Sophisticated       generation 
                                     Tastes              retirement

Fav' drug     Cigarettes             Marijuana           Crack

Drug most     Marijuana              Crack               Cigarettes

Economic      Work hard - get ahead  Let your parents/   Prepare for employment
philosophy                           government support  at K-Mart

Cartoon       Bugs Bunny             Bullwinkle          Beavis and Butt-head

Boast         "We made this country  "We are great"      "We are better armed"

Excuse        'I did it for the      'I was upset by     'I was abused'
              country'               world injustice'

Sex           Monogamy               Free love           AIDS

Youthful      Drag race              Demonstration       Use AK-47 at school

Movie         Casablanca             Easy Rider          Bill and Ted's
                                                         Excellent Adventure

Science       Einstein               Jacques Cousteau    Biosphere II

Enemy         USSR                   USA                 not sure where
country                                                  countries located

Influential   Eleanor Roosevelt      Jane Fonda          Roseanne Arnold

Religion      Monotheism             Atheism             Paganism

Enemy         Hitler                 Nixon               Joe Camel

Blames        Them-->                <--Them-->          <--Them
                                     (Loses 2-1)