The 60s. A time of free love, high fashion, cultural revolution, and groundbreaking music! It was the best time to be alive, right?
Perhaps in glorified moments it may have been, but in hindsight, the 60s were a tumultuous and destructive time to be young and impressionable.
In author Diane Rose’s piercing memoir, Innocent Sacrifice: Results of the Sexual Revolution Collateral Damage From the Lab Rat Who Lived the Sexual Revolution, which spans her youth to elder age, Rose goes into the stark account of her life inside the sexual revolutions of the 60s, its repercussions, and the resulting damage done that seeped into and followed future generations of children and grandchildren. The author’s conviction is that the Baby Boomer generation owes a heartfelt apology for the collateral damage caused to subsequent generations, destruction to family life, and the confused and lost children of our current times. The culture of self-interest and confusion, conflict, anxiety, and abuse also paved the way to the audacious idea that we were somehow greater than God, and above consequence.
The story is divided into two parts: that of Rose’s “lab rat” memoir, and the second part consists of essays written for all readers, young and old, who may be confused by sexuality, family life, global decline, personal self-loathing, isolation, and overwhelming emotions in a world of chaos, uncertainty, and unprecedented times. The author outlines how the damage can be undone, and how absolute truth can be found, thereby giving us the power to gift our children with the wonder and joys of true childhood.