We read something (most likely in The New Yorker, probably pre-Internet) attributing heavy boozing among the professional classes in the Northeast (think Mad Men; The New Yorker wouldn't have given too much of a fuck about factory workers) in the 1950s to what G.I. Joe experienced in WWII, & kept repressed:
And America continues eating its young:
And (collaterally) the U.S. eats the young & old of other nations. USA! USA!
Too fucking bad most people are so damned stupid they don't wise up until they reach their 80s:
Yeah, why the hell not?