Having been writing about this stuff for years now, I find it amusing
that the LA Times is accusing the Tea Partiers as being a special
category of Boomers who are suddenly reliving the 60s.
Actually, almost all Boomers have been spending their entire lives
reliving the 60s. This was the most erotic times of their lives, with
free sex, drugs, protests, and so forth. Boomers on both the left and
right consider the 60s to be sacrosanct, almost a time of mystical
purity, even though I've shown that it was more a time of enormous
pain.** Boomers commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
The movie "Generation Zero" is getting more notice, and a major theme
that people on the left are using to criticize it is that they don't
like the idea that "hippies" and "flower children" and the "Woodstock
generation" are being blamed for the financial crisis. This goes
against the narrative that in the 1960s the Boomers wanted to change
the world -- and that they succeeded.