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Mr > Bolos and Beth the SILC (periods 7 & 8)

America in our Time: The Consensus

What are the consensus assumptions of your parents' generation ("GenX")? What ideas did they grow up believing were true, even if lately those ideas seem to be unraveling? Both you and they should practice empathy: even if they no longer strongly believe in a particular assumption, perhaps the majority of Americans (in power) still do? For example, what were your parents told regarding the practice of recycling?

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Featured Theme Song: "We Belong Together" by Vampire Weekend

Lyrics
We go together like sound and sight
Black and white, day and night
We go together like left and right
Oh, we go together
We go together like give and take
Pains and aches, real and fake
We go together, don't be opaque
It's clear we go together
We belong together
We belong together
Baby, there's no use in being clever
Baby, it don't mean we'll stay together
We go together like pots and pans
Surf and sand, bottles and cans
We go together like lions and lambs
Oh, we go together
We go together like Keats and Yeats
Bowls and plates, days and dates
We stay united like these old states
It's how we go together
We belong together
We belong together
Baby, there's no use in being clever
Baby, it don't mean we'll stay together
Hallelujah, you're still mine
All I did was waste your time
If there is not some grand design
How'd this pair of stars align?
Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Rostam Batmanglij / Ezra Koenig

The Consensus, Rebooted from Spiro Bolos