The juvenile impulse to rebel has been siphoned off into popular music.
I can remember listening to a New York band called the Rebels in the Refectory of the Australian National University and I was struck by how confident they were and how phoney.
It's like, when you can fake sincerity you've got it made, or the revolution will he held on television. It's the kind of revolution you have when you are not having a revolution. It's the kind of revolution you have when you don't want to be shot.
And it is the kind of revolution held with all the pride of an obedient child. Hey, the whole country began with a revolution and look how revolutionary I am now.
Finally we have been able to exploit the Revolution safely while we laugh all the way to the bank.