it's easy to forget that this idea of generations and their personalities is just a trope. human beings reproduce according to human estrous cycle or, over a population, more or less continuously, rather than all at once every twenty years. admittedly, that would be fun. also if you think you're going to sell 'entitlement reform is our pearl harbor,' you can go ahead and give it a shot: i was bored with it before you formulated it. no! our pearl harbor is climate change. education. childhood obesity! as long as it ends in thermonuclear annihilation, i am down.