We are all operating on assumptions made decades ago, sometimes 20 years ago. Sometimes even 50 years ago. These assumption drive public policy and debate, and inevitably lead to disaster. Vietnam war, racists, all viewed through the lens of 1960. People acquire their world view in their early 20s and seem to carry it with them throughout their life.
I can’t even remember the last time I bought hotcakes. Isn’t it time to retire this expression?