I hear ya.
yeah I would describe the 60's and 70's a s a golden age, a golden age of revolution and protesting.
Nixon was outed, MLK spoke the truth, lone gunman wtf? I don't know what your saying....
All I'm saying there wouldn't be half the mess we are in now if more people were like the generation of the 60's.
That was the point.
Did that generation disappear or go on to elect Ronald Reagan to two terms - ignoring Iran/Contra, the S&L scandal - those people are all still alive? What happened? They became (most of them) co-opted, part of the establishment. They are every bit, if not more guilty of enabling the status quo. They led the way, right to this very moment.
There are Dorks in every age who suck up to power and money and play the Judas game. But the 60's Peace Riots in DC, the multiple physical occupations (of Universities, Wounded Knee, Alcatraz etc.), putting environmental concerns in the national dialog, and throwing a monkey Wrench in the USA war machine were unbelievable accomplishments after the white bobby socks conformity of the 50's. Alas even though we fell short of our goals we still accomplished a major paradigm shift.
The people who looted the S&L's, did the drugs for gun swaps of Iran/Contra, and elected Reagan were the Dorks in the class, clinging to old power, afraid of revolution, but for a few glorious years the rest of us actually believed that we could nudge the world in a better direction...an we did.
By the way how are things going in your revolution?