Generation Zero segment on Hannity – full video

The Generation Zero segment from Hannity’s show on Fox last week is now available on Vimeo.

Enjoy the discussion. So far, only some teasers have been available and Fox did not have Hannity’s full segment available. Generation Zero, a documentary that will be in theaters next month, reviews the current economic crisis and refutes claims capitalism is the problem. Capitalism is actually the solution.

Gen Zero Hannity Special from Citizens United on Vimeo.

From the Generation Zero movie Web site

The current economic crisis is not a failure of capitalism, but a failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the global financial meltdown – beginning with the narcissism of the 1960’s, spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90’s, and exploding across the world in the present economic cataclysm.

Generation Zero goes beneath the shallow media headlines and talking head sound bites to get to the source of today’s economic nightmare. With a cutting edge style and haunting imagery, this must see documentary will change everything you thought you knew about Wall Street and Washington.

Featuring experts, authors, and pundits from across the political spectrum, Generation Zero exposes the little told story of how the mindset of the baby boomers sowed the seeds of economic disaster that will be reaped by coming generations.

17 replies
  1. donh
    donh says:

    Love it. Puts a real historical context to our present day problems. We are living through the de-industrial revolution 20+ years in the making. Foresake capitalism, the protestant work ethic, and the manufacturing economy. Import an illegal undocumented class to cheapen manual tasks. Allow  the good old boy and girl  network to seek shelter in spoiled priviledged government careers that guarantee  pay without producing   marketable goods of any social value. Pay for it by the slavery of endless borrowing  and the exploitation of private property rights . Now you know why Jim likes to say "we are doomed"

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money [to spend]."  (Margaret Thatcher)   No truer words spoken.  Add to that the continuing debacle of every new generation of socialists thinking they can "do it better" and make socialism a success.   What was the definition of insanity again?

       

      We can't forget that the government schools have turned out a generation or two of apathetic children incapable of critical thinking.  Democrats, in other words.  The ever increasing taxes have driven industry into the arms of the Pacific rim countries, and the rising numbers of rules, regulations and unfunded mandates have bankrupted businesses or driven them into the arms of the government.  All so politicians can perform a power grab.

  2. irkulyen
    irkulyen says:

    Wow. Blame the hippies. Neo-conservative lunkheads  have been jealous of the hippies for years because they missed out on all the fun. While the hippies were getting it on with sex, drugs and rock & roll, these people were still living with their parents and <snipped>. Pathetic. Only sheep will believe this crap.

    • Steve McGough
      Steve McGough says:

      So you drop in and prove to us – as wackos normally do – you have nothing to add to the discussion. Your first and only response is that conservatives are lunkheads and jealous of hippies?
      Your a friggin' genius!
      You can't even come up with one point, not one, to refute or even discuss.
      You've been owned, and will not be able to recover around here. But I'm sure you don't give a damn.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        irkulyen seem to do little but spew some sort of propaganda, albeit it as a purely subjective tantrum, as Steve noted, without any factual basis.  You should work on that.

         

        Sounds like you touched a nerve, Steve!

  3. YGT600
    YGT600 says:

    Interesting blog you’ve got here. To understand the arguments put forth by the “Generation Zero” documentary, it is crucial to distinguish between the actual Baby Boom Generation (born 1942-1954) vs. Generation Jones (1954-1965). GenJones was originally lumped in with the Boomers, but is now generally seen by experts as a separate generation. Understanding the differences between these two generations is central to comprehending this documentary.

     

    The post-WWII demographic boom in births is one thing, the cultural generations born during that era is another. Generations are a function of the common formative experiences of its members, not the fertility rates of its parents. And most analysts now see generations as getting shorter (usually 10-15 years now), partly because of the acceleration of culture. Many experts now believe it breaks down more or less this way:

     

    DEMOGRAPHIC boom in babies:    1946-1964

    Baby Boom GENERATION:            1942-1953

    Generation Jones:                               1954-1965

    Generation X:                                     1966-1978

    Generation Y/Millennials:                  1979-1993

     

    Google Generation Jones, and you’ll see it’s gotten lots of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (Washington Post, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) now specifically use this term. In fact, the Associated Press' annual Trend Report chose the Rise of Generation Jones as the #1 trend of 2009. Here's a page with a good overview of recent media interest in GenJones

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Interesting, but the results seem to remain that same.  Regardless of how you subdivide the generations, the problem remains.  It is a form of splitting hairs, and the apathy remains.  The pols are only interested in capitalizing on whatever weaknesses these generations have, to their own self serving ends.  Last time I looked, they were hired to serve us, and the country, not themselves.

  4. irkulyen
    irkulyen says:

    Oh, and here's a repost to restore missing comment:

    Wow. Blame the hippies. Neo-conservative lunkheads have been jealous of the hippies for years because they missed out on all the fun. While the hippies were getting it on with sex, drugs and rock & roll, these people were still living with their parents and . Pathetic. Only sheep will believe this crap.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      -REMOVED- This mental masturbation that you use in lieu of logic or useful, fact based commentary is far more damaging to the country than the type you criticize.  You must be a real hit at the commune.

       

      Most of our kids will have to live with us after the economic decimation your heroes in the White House and Congress are facilitating.   If you would stop gazing at your navel for a moment and actually listen to what they are saying about the results of current economic manipulation, regardless of the generational cause, you would be as outraged as the rest of us.

       

      Now go back to watching reruns of your "reality" shows while actual reality runs you over like a steamroller.

      • irkulyen
        irkulyen says:

        You guys are always SO ready to gulp down the tissue of lies and propaganda cranked out by Bannon, Rove, and the Swift Boat crowd. I'll let you in on a nasty little secret: They detest you. They have seen how easy it is to fool you and get you to pull all the right levers like a bunch of trained squirrels. My god boys, have you no self respect? Zero Generation is classic propaganda. Everything is so carefully edited so as to promote lies, disinformation and just plain nonsense, and you are the target group they can always count on to accept it as gospel. Joseph Goebbels (know who he was?) could not have done a better job.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        How about an actual fact or two to support your point?  "Generation Zero" is a movie that promotes an opinion, and you are free to watch it or not, believe it or not, accept it or not.  They made some valid points, and supported them.  With facts.  That is how debate works, unlike, say, the entire (now unraveling! 😉 ) anthropogenic global warming "consensus" fraud, which the liberals "gulped down" whole and are now finding lodged in their craws like a fish bone.  Everything irkulyen said about this movie applies to the AGW/IPCC fraud and the liberal cap and trade legislation designed to take advantage of it.

         

        As for the Swiftboat Veterans, I am still waiting for John Kerry to release his FULL military and medical records to send his critics packing.  Tick, tick, tick…

         

        Sorry about the quote, Steve!  It was in the preceding post, so I thought it was allowable.  I didn't like to use it anyway.

    • irkulyen
      irkulyen says:

      Well gosh yes sir Mr. McGrouch sir. Please don't hurt me!

      OK, I'll leave. Verbal sparring with the feebleminded is a most disheartening activity. But before I go, please have the decency to find another profile picture. The American eagle does not befit bad Americans like you. You can find far more suitable portrait pics at …

  5. dom
    dom says:

    I just watched the first 12 minutes of this video, and it seems like a crop of oversimplifications. "The hippies of the 60's were the yuppies of the 80's and the barons of the 2000's." Really? Its the former hippies who are running the show now? and they became barons by espousing their lack of personal responsibility and self aggrandizement to the masses and we just blindly followed along?

    What nonsense…something as complicated as economic calamity can't be explained away so simply, nor can it be laid at the feet of a single generation. Of course, its not the failure of capitalism either.  Many factors were at play, from bad government decisions (made by members from a FEW generations), to yes, self centered thinking, economic problems on a global scale, the list goes on and on.

    But to draw a straight line from Donna Reed giving her kids cupcakes to a Wall ST collapse is laughable.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      But when you look at it from the perspective of going from a wealth saving, low debt population to a free spending, high debt one, they have a point.  And it feeds right into the increasing mantra of promises by the government that the government will take care of you if all else fails, and only government can.  The pols feed off of this.

       

      This pulls the rug out from an entrepreneurial society, where the risks are immediate, vs. long term (retirement etc), and as such, can't be shoved under the rug.   The whole housing debacle is a case in point for the whole problem.

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