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GENERATION JONES 55-65: TECH+DEINDUSTRIALIZATION AND THE FAILURE OF THE MARXIST SOCIALIST PROGRAM
When I was in high school we had the oil crisis, the evaporation of the postwar advantage, the fall if iran, near zero chance of employment out of college, and the conversion of marxism-socialism to postmodernism (lying).
Gates, Jobs, and Ellison, Halloween, Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner, Indiana Jones, Neuromancer
—“Generation Jones is the social cohort of the latter half of the Baby boomers to the first years of Generation X. The term was first coined by the author Jonathan Pontell, who identified the cohort as those born from 1954 to 1965 in the U.S. who came of age during the oil crisis, stagflation, and the Carter presidency, rather than during the 1960s, but slightly before Gen X. Other sources place the starting point at 1956 or 1957. Unlike older baby boomers, most of Generation Jones did not grow up with World War II veterans as fathers, and for them there was no compulsory military service and no defining political cause, as opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War had been for the older boomers. … The name “Generation Jones” has several connotations, including a large anonymous generation, a “keeping up with the Joneses” competitiveness and the slang word “jones” or “jonesing”, meaning a yearning or craving. It is said that Jonesers were given huge expectations as children in the 1960s, and then confronted with a different reality as they came of age during a long period of mass unemployment and when de-industrialization arrived full force in the mid-late 1970s and 1980s, leaving them with a certain unrequited “jonesing” quality for the more prosperous days of the past. “—
—“Originally, GenJonesers were mistakenly lumped in with Boomers because of their mutually high birth rates. But generations stem from shared formative experiences, not head counts. Over time, the original mistaken Boomer Generation definition has become widely discredited, with many top experts now embracing Generation Jones as a distinct generation. These experts underline the importance of distinguishing between the post-WWII demographic boom in babies versus the cultural generations born during that time. Jonesers were born between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s, with the exact birth years varying from nation to nation. In the U.S. and most Western countries, the birth years most often used for GenJones are 1954-1965. Extensive research has shown dramatic differences between the collective
personality traits of Boomers versus Jonesers.”—