Date: 2012-03-23 02:08 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Generally I agree with this - change is not a mighty generational wave sweeping all before it, as you can see from Don's ability to adapt. But there *are* winners in the 60s, and in this show that's Sally, Carla and, to a lesser extent, Peggy, Bobby and Eugene. People like Don and Peter have so much capital (literally and socially) and power that they certainly aren't "losers", and I think the "dinosaur" label is a dangerous one, as it ignores the power that they retain even as change gives vastly greater opportunity to other people. There's still Dons and Joans around today, but they are no longer the major aspiration, just one of many.
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