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#1 11 years ago

Throughout the twentieth century and many other periods of time each generation has had a defining characteristic, a defining personality, defining music, defining leaders, and many other defining features. But when I look at the first half of this decade I don't see it. Where are our Beatles? Where is our JFK? What is our character? Will these decades be looked back at as a time of warfare and suffering, or as a time of huge strides in technology?

We have the roaring twenties, the dirty thirties, the war-torn forties. WE had the Beatles in the sixties and seventies, we had Vietnam and the peace movements, we had the fledgling electronics during the eighties and nineties.

If you had to pick defining features of this decade, what would it be? If anything at all.




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#2 11 years ago

We really don't have one band that represents the majority of people in our generation. We have crap, emo, pop-punk, and the ever present metal. Personally I'm sick of the crap that's come out lately, I'm still listening to Cowboys from Hell, Reign in Blood, and Ride the Lightning. I'd say that the defining features of our decade are the attacks of 9/11, the war in Iraq, and basically everything that they have entailed.




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#3 11 years ago

I would say our generation is..... 1. What's in it for "ME" generation. or 2. The overly political correct generation.




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#4 11 years ago

Or? Those two sum it up pretty well together. Perhaps tag on "metrosexual" somewhere and you're set.




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#5 11 years ago

The late sixties, 70s generation railed against the "hypocrisy" of their elders, and then turned out to be one of the most hypocritical generations in American history. As for us, I think its too early to say, so I really don't know.




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#6 11 years ago
Machiavelli's Apprentice;3374066The late sixties, 70s generation railed against the "hypocrisy" of their elders, and then turned out to be one of the most hypocritical generations in American history.

Could you at least go into detail how they turned out to be hypocritical...




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#7 11 years ago
Jeffro;3374074Could you at least go into detail how they turned out to be hypocritical...

Many people from the seventies are the new wave of politicans. And... hmm, we seem to be in a war again.




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#8 11 years ago
Jeffro;3374074Could you at least go into detail how they turned out to be hypocritical...

They claimed to be "morally" against the Vietnam War, yet when Nixon cut down the draft they melted back into the woodwork. They claimed to be against "corruption", yet now that they have entered politics, the corruption didn't go away - it got worse. Just to name a couple of examples.




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#9 11 years ago

Afterburner;3374004a defining characteristic[/quote]

The transformation of terrorism into a major issue?

Afterburner;3374004a defining personality[/quote]

Not too sure about this one. Nevertheless, the century isn't over yet. I vote me for defining personality! :D

[quote=Afterburner;3374004]defining music

[COLOR=Purple]*Clears throat...[/COLOR] A ring ding ding ding d-ding baa aramba baa baa barooumba...

[quote=Afterburner;3374004]defining leaders

George W. Bush?




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#10 11 years ago

theres nothing anymore, nobody cares about anything anymore, music is crap, everybody looks the same, subcultures are nearly died out, gone are the amounts of punks, rockers, greasers, mods, rudeboys, metalheads, skinheads and electropop lovers of yesteryear nobody just hangs out like they used too know, everybody is at home at night and people cant make fun from all travelling to a seaside town, going concerts or just hanging out somewhere all night, it seems everybody has to follow strict guidelines also all youth do is piss off people now, you here stories of old war heroes beaten up by young thugs for a bit of money nothings iconic anymore, we are getting closer and closer to just being robotic, its so sad how many people are scared to step outside the "norm"