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Mickel Adzema

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“Chapter 8,” titled “Castles in the Sky…Cocaine and Booze: “Gen X/ 13th Generation is a Concocted Generation, born 1961 through 1980” Quotes/Highlights THREAD From *Culture War Class War 2022: Truth & Generations* by M Adzema (pub 9/2022) sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… CW22Q 8/1

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[Quotes/highlights:] “…this swinging back & forth of attitudes is mirrored also in the drug usage of these generations: We go from repressive drugs such as alcohol & tobacco with the WWII Generation;” [] THREAD… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s CW22Q 8/3

[] “…to mind-expanding substances like marijuana & LSD for Sixties youth; back to suppressive drugs again with Gen X. For with this generation born 1961 to 1980, white was king, cocaine snowed down on all levels of society.” [] THREAD wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #history CW22Q 8/4

[] “[Amphetamines, “speed,”] are euphoriants & cause one to have the feeling that one’s mental capacities are expanded. One feels that one can envision projects & outcomes precisely.” [] THREAD sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #FBR #cocaine #Reagan CW22Q 8/5

[] “So, [one using *speed* or amphetamines] expends oneself in organizing & preparing for great achievements, which rarely are embarked upon.” [] READ &/or dwl entire BOOK free AT SITE... wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #DonJr #Trump #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #FBR #cocaine CW22Q 8/6

[] “[On "speed," amphetamines,] One does not feel constrained by normal fears or apprehensions, so one throws oneself into new activities with reckless abandon.” [] THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #adderall #Trump #DonJr #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #cocaine #Reagan CW22Q 8/7

[] “One feels overly confident in one’s abilities & engages in all kinds of risk-taking—financially, sexually, interpersonally, legally. Later, we would find out, politically.” [] … wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #Trump #DonJr #adderall #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #cocaine CW22Q 8/8

[] “These activities have one embarking on dubious schemes which rarely pan out.” [] READ &/or dwnld entire BOOK free AT SITE... sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #Trump #DonJr #adderall #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #cocaine #Reagan #Republicans #generations #drugs #psychology CW22Q 8/9

[] “The less idealistic, more materialistic ones [of Gen X], the Yuppies, came in at the same time as Ronald Reagan into the White House &, indeed, exemplified much of what Reagan stood for.” [] THREAD wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history #80s #cocaine #Republicans CW22Q 8/10

[] “[Yuppies] were seen as greedy, over-achieving, materialistic, narcissistic, & societally & environmentally insensitive careerists.” [] READ &/or dwnl entire BOOK free AT SITE... sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #80s #cocaine #Reagan #Republicans #CultureWar CW22Q 8/11

[] “[Yuppies] are driven solely by a value that “Greed is good!” This was later expressed on television as “Greed is good; money is everything.” This slogan is completely the opposite of the previous generation—the 60s Generation—” [] THREAD… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP CW22Q 8/12

[] “…[the Sixties Generation—] whose attitudes were expressed in lyrics like “I don’t care too much for money; money can’t buy me love” & “Love is all you need”;” [] THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #Yuppies #FBR #cocaine #Reagan #Republicans #60sGen CW22Q 8/13

[] “[the 60s Gen] who bought & lived by books with titles such as *How to Live on Nothing*, *The Greening of America*, & *Back to Eden*; & whose most famous slogan was “Tune in, Turn on, Drop out.”” [] THREAD wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #history #FBR #psychology #resist CW22Q 8/14

[] “…the Yuppies were the creation of the WWII Generation in their attempt to reverse the course of society that their own daughters & sons, as “Sixties Youth,” had put it on.” [] THREAD sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #80s #FBR #cocaine #Reagan #Republicans CW22Q 8/15

[] “…the Vietnam-era or Sixties Generation began being denigrated in the press with the accusation, “The ‘Me’ Generation,” & Sixties values were also denigrated—the scapegoating of the Sixties Generation continuing—” [] THREAD… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #history #FBR CW22Q 8/16

[] “…[the scapegoating of the Sixties Generation continuing—] despite the fact it was a different age group in society, the younger Yuppies, who were actually the ones triggering the attack.” [] THREAD sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #80s #60sGen #CultureWar CW22Q 8/17

[] “The hypocrisy of the charge [of a "Me Generation"] becomes even more blatant when considering the values of the 60s Gen. Their values included such selfless acts as risking, sometimes incurring, violence & personal harm, jail time,..” [] wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP CW22Q 8/18

[] “…& [60s Gen values included] a lower standard of living for the sake of their idealistic beliefs in peace, environmental restoration & preservation, & selfless communitarian living, among others.” [] THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #history #resist #psychology CW22Q 8/19

[] “None of [those 60s Generation values] has any overlap with Yuppie careerism, consumerism, materialism, or their individualistic greedy selfishness.” [] THREAD… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history #80s #FBR #Reagan #Republicans #resist #CultureWar #psychology CW22Q 8/20

[] “Post–high-school education was being turned into career-factories dedicated to producing compliant businesspersons, engineers, physicians, & scientists—” [] READ BOOK> sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #FBR #cocaine #Reagan #Republicans #resist CW22Q 8/21

[]“—folks who were not being educated to think for themselves, rather, how to achieve & make money in a culture with which the World-War-Two Generation was comfortable.”[] READ &/or dwnl entire BOOK free AT SITE... wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #Yuppies #80s #college CW22Q 8/22

[] “[The Fifties Generation] have been invisible but running things from behind the screen, since they took over conservatism & greed from the WWII Generation & upped the ante.” [] READ BOOK… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #Yuppies #FBR #Reagan #Republicans CW22Q 8/23

[] “Indeed, [50s Gen] values manifest today in the difference between traditional Republicans—those called RINOs (Republicans in name only) by MAGAts, folks like Liz Cheney & Adam Kinzinger, who have more of a WWII Gen mindset—” [] READ BOOK… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP CW22Q 8/24

[] “—& the Trumpian MAGAts like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Jim Jordan, Josh Hawley, & Lauren Boebert.” [] THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #Republicans #generations #resist #psychology #CultureWar #ClassWar CW22Q 8/25

[] “…the materialism the 50s Generation members were nurtured in after WWII—as a reaction to the fear & uncertainties their parents had because of the Depression, the war, & The Bomb—would be replicated in their children [Gen X].” [] THREAD… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP CW22Q 8/26

[] “There are two aspects of trickle-down economics & the recession that followed Reagan’s implementation of it that are esp relevant here for a discussion of drugs & generational cultures. Those factors are the manic quality of the times—” [] sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… CW22Q 8/27

[] “[Those factors are the manic quality of the times—] the go, go, go, buy, buy, buy mentality of the investing—& the other is the obvious proof it gave to marginal returns theory:” [] THREAD wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #FBR #cocaine #Reagan CW22Q 8/28

[]“[marginal returns theory] In other words, the money, given to the rich, was valued little & was mindlessly blown on trivialities; it was said that the Eighties was a huge party for the rich.”[] THREAD sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #economics #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s CW22Q 8/29

[] “…this shift of wealth upward at Reagan’s time would only be the 1st of many of such Republican larcenies to come, as we saw with the financial policies of Republicans George W. Bush & Donald Trump.” [] THREAD wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s CW22Q 8/30

[] “The fact that such trickle-down & such an upward shift of wealth leads to recessions, inevitably, would become an inconvenient truth that would be suppressed in the media’s narrative.” [] THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #economics #Reagan #Voodoo #GenX #history CW22Q 8/31

[] “[the electorate will put Democrats in office after every Republican financial calamity—] Hoover’s Great Depression, cleaned up by Roosevelt; Reagan’s late Eighties, early Nineties recession, fixed by Bill Clinton;” [] THREAD wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #history #80s CW22Q 8/32

[]“W. Bush’s Great Recession of 2008, corrected by Barrack Obama. Currently Joe Biden is tending successfully to the mess left us by Donald Trump. American’s financial house in order once again,..”[] THREAD sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #Trickledown #Voodoo CW22Q 8/33

[]“…[America’s finances corrected by Biden] the American electorate will be ripe to have their racism & hate stoked once again, directed at scapegoats, creating another Republican ascension. So the GOP can pick up on their thieving, again.”[] wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP CW22Q 8/34

[] “[Yuppies] primarily comprised youth in their 20s & early 30s who followed behind the Vietnam Generation. Their mantram was to get rich, get powerful,erect & maintain “family islands” which they saw as competitive w the rest of society—” [] sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… CW22Q 8/35

[] “—[a mantram about money, power, & families for Yuppies] quite unlike the communitarianism of the Sixties Generation—& to retire early...social & environmental problems be damned.” [] READ &/or dwl entire BOOK free AT SITE... wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history CW22Q 8/36

[] “…beginning in the 80s, it became fashionable to sneer at & blame—often scapegoating—the more unfortunate ones of society: The poor, helpless, mentally ill, children, the powerless…. Americans were encouraged by the media…” [] READ BOOK> sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… CW22Q 8/37

[] …& propaganda systems to find some time for that kind of hatred, alongside their ongoing & outright snickering & smugness as directed at the “hippie-dippie” values & “kumbaya” visions of the generation older than them [the 60s Gen.” [] >… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP CW22Q 8/38

[] “…the drug use of Xers strayed back to the use of alcohol & cigarettes—the drugs used by their Fallow Generation parents…” [] THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #cocaine #Reagan #Republicans #generations #resist #psychology #CultureWar CW22Q 8/39

[]“Alongside this “traditional” drug use, Generation Xers are noted for their pessimism, defeatism, & fascination with death…” [] READ &/or dwnld entire BOOK free AT SITE... wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #FBR #cocaine #Republicans #generations CW22Q 8/40

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Mickel Adzema

@sillymickel

#FBR Pre/Perinatal Psychologist, Ecoactivist; Author of Planetmates; Psychology of Apocalypse, Funny God; Who To Be; Falls from Grace; 8 more at https://t.co/iGvyqOpCsT

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