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)