Generation X Lament

The Grand Junction Free Press has an opinion piece today called "Where have all the X-es gone?" written by Marjorie Asturias-Lochlaer (apparently a staffer at the paper, since I can't find any national credentials). Although definitely a lament, and not quite a screed, I'm thinking that the minority status of the X-gens will likely cause this to be written off. However, if you were born between the mid sixties and mid seventies, you may feel some resonance with this one. Chances are, it's just the problem of being caught between youth and power...but, are we seeing a shift in power such that the youth is more powerful and the generation that should be coming to power is going to miss it entirely?