Your response tickled me (not just because it’s accurate) but also because it brings up an analogy that every generation declares that the young’uns are worthless, and useless, and “back when I was young…” bullcrap. And it is just that. We always want to be right about how it was ever so much better back then. In the movie Seabiscuit, the legendary trainer Tom Smith is shown expressing this very thing. Early in the movie, Smith is shown lassooing horses and running them across the West’s open plains…until he hits a barbed wire fence. A similar scene is at the end of Hostiles. Each generation feels the encroachment, each generation has a different take on what we need or should have based on the parameters in which we grew up. It’s why we are doomed to repeat history.

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