Though I am loath to concede to the concept of history's uncounterable force, I must concede that my generation, despite the generation previous reneging on a myriad of social promises, has never been cured to hardness by a vast social crisis.
In the words of Frank Herbert:
There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
The unifying experiences of our parents and their parents have left us unprepared for a lifetime without commonality.
Thusly, we have been betrayed.
The fact that this is not being played out in the current election rhetoric is a disgrace to our nation and to our perception of the future.