The Millenial Generation has a new name: The Lazenby Generation
George Lazenby showed promise as Sean Connery’s replacement in the Bond franchise. But he gave it all up after just one movie (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), reportedly because the producers ignored his suggestions and made him feel mindless. Then he became sort of a hippie dude, growing long hair and beard, preaching peace and proclaiming (based on disinformation or perhaps brainwashing by a bad agent) that secret agents would have no place in the “liberated” 1970’s. So he rejected a contract for seven Bond movies, expecting to make more doing commercials.
Co-star Diana Rigg commented at the time:
The role made Sean Connery a millionaire. It made Sean Connery … I truly don’t know what’s happening in George’s mind so I can only speak of my reaction. I think it’s a pretty foolish move. I think if he can bear to do an apprenticeship, which everybody in this business has to do – has to do – then he should do it quietly and with humility. Everybody has to do it. There are few instant successes in the film business. And the instant successes one usually associates with somebody who is willing to learn anyway.
Producer Broccoli claims Lazenby later in 1971 asked for another chance to play Bond, but Broccoli refused. Lazenby certainly used the series later to promote himself, through various unofficial and ancillary engagements and fan events.
What of Millenials? Did they also spit out their Broccoli? In droves they did in 2008 and 2012, brainwashed by disinformation and bad advice, from academic foreign agents, to elect a socialist dictator in spite of all of the evidence (available before 2008) this dictator would completely rob them of their future. No privacy, no wealth, no freedom. As with Lazenby, minimum wage proponents reject apprenticeship and end up with nothing. They get free health care then complain when the price of free healthcare hits their pocketbook and they ultimately end up with no healthcare.
Now, Millenial Americans (a/k/a Lazen-bees) appear to recognize their error as they abandon both Obama and Obamacare.
Too late. Like the Australian Bond, they should have had their Broccoli. Might have saved them from the British disease.