Skip to comments.The Revenge of the “Worst Generation”
Posted on 03/05/2011 10:04:19 AM PST by Wanderer659
I have often said to my mother, who is a baby boomer and liberal, that my generation (Gen X), would have to clean up the mess that her generation left behind. As time wears on, that statement rings more and more true.
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Remember, the "Greatest Generation" gave us a big dose of welfare state socialism--the Fair Deal, the New Frontier, the Great Society, and Dewey/Eisenhower/Rockefeller/Nixon's "Modern Republicanism," whose adherents are today known as RINO's. Perhaps they should be known as the Statist Generation.
I think that is the point.
Good point. Scary, but good.
None of us asked to be born in the first place, nor had we any say in where or when, and we're all in the deep end of the same gene pool.
It's weak argument, borderline bigotry and a dead end path with bedlam as the last house on the block.
If that's not persuasive enough, consider the command of God, which came with a promise: "Honor thy father and mother, that it may go well for you in the land."
“whine about having to fix the mess while campaigning for a Marxist who hates America and the free market and actually promised to make energy costs skyrocket”
Let’s be fair.
The jobs market at present is the same as it was since 1998. That’s 13 years ago. The last time this happened was the Great Depression.
This is the heart of GenX’s working years. Are you surprised that they are upset with the policies put in place by the boomers?
They were spoiled. Same effect it has on children. It renders them into angry, useless brats.
>> Are you surprised that they are upset with the policies put in place by the boomers?
Of course not. It is human nature to blame the previous generation for “stealing” your future when your future doesn’t turn out as good as you planned. Look at all the cases of patricide in the ancient world.
But when I see all the young people with pierced noses and tattoos on their faces or necks whining about the lack of career opportunities, I just want to laugh and hand them a mirror.
Most of the damage caused by the boomers was due to easy credit, yet an unemployeed young adult today has no problem signing a 2 year cell phone agreement to get the latest iPhone that will cost them a hundred bucks a month. When it comes to irresponsibility, we’re ALL boomers now.
The key schemes of socialism were passed by FDR and LBJ when most Boomers either hadn't been born or were in elementary or high school. Educational "reforms" were passed and we were the first victims of it. The Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade was in 1973 and all the participants except for Norma McCorvey, who later changed her position and became pro life, were not boomers (Sarah Weddington was born in 1945, prior to the end of the war, so she might be considered one, although baby boomers are normally considered to be those born after the war ended.)
They can whine all they want. It isn't going to help them. The Boomers are now the biggest voting block in the country. They will have no choice but to pay.
what was the world like for “Boomers” coming of age?
polio...we were saved by a vaccine we got as kids...but it didn’t help my neighbor in the iron lung. she got it years before the vaccine.
air raid siren tests. those were fun. 3rd Friday of the month. 11:00 am. at school, you get under your desk. and ponder nuclear war and death. wonderful developmental tool.
Communists....with a mission to take over the world. At home, politics dominated by terror. War everywhere it seems. Missile gap. Fear.
So explain to me, if the Boomers messed everything up, why is it that it seems so much better now.
Most of the answers you seek are found in David Horowitz's excellent book "Destructive Generation." Unprecedented affluence, the civil rights struggle and a cadre of American Communist Red Diaper babies combined to turn American ideals and traditions on their head.
“Most of the damage caused by the boomers was due to easy credit.”
What, that whole tune in, turn on, drop out nonsense? The massive rise in illegitimacy and in divorce? Sure, some Boomers did the right thing, but as said, most boomers are not FReepers.
The massive rise in entitlements is directly connected to boomers not taking care of their own families. And we have to try to pare these entitlements back.
Who said they were the only ones?
The "Greatest Generation" "saved" the U.S. from fascism and national socialism, only to vote it in here at home while leaving it to flourish in Eastern and Central Europe.
“all the participants except for Norma McCorvey”
That’s a pretty big ‘except’.
That’s 50 million children, sir. Are we to think of it as ‘odd’, that just as the oldest Boomers are reaching their mid to late twenties we see Roe?
It makes perfect sense to me. Kill your kids, so you aren’t punished by having a baby.
I’m a “Boomer” and readily admit that we have pretty much screwed things up. Our parents, who were Depression Babies or the World’s Greatest generation wanted to give us all the things they didn’t have.
In our generation, divorces skyrocketed and births dropped (because of the “pill” and abortion). We have unrealistic demands and we didn’t produce enough offspring to cover the cost of it.
I made the same point recently on another whining GenX thread.
People who want to take the intellectually lazy way out, and blame the Boomers for all of our current woes, are ignoring at least a half century of US history.
Our slide down into the morass we're in today, didn't start with the Boomer generation, nor even with their parents. It began much further back than that. The fact that we're even still standing as a nation, is a testament to the root strength of the American system, and our basic culture.
As Prospero said upthread: "Spare me the collectivist nonsense. Whatever unfairness one might perceive in self-identifying as a Generation-X'er or advantage misapplied to a "boomer," all such distinctions are interesting but essentially without much use or meaning."
We're all in this boat together, folks. We need to row together in one direction, and quit trying to foist blame for the current situation on just one generation of Americans.
Rush had a fill in host monday who did not blame the boomers for screwing up the republic. He blamed their parents, the so called “greatest generation” for not instilling their values in their kids. They are the ones who have ruined this country.
While they saved us from hitler, stalin and the rising sun they sowed the seeds of our eventual defeat.
We're supposed to be divided; by economic status, by political beliefs, by conditions of employment, by region, by race, by our interests and hobbies, by whether we work for government or the private sector, even by what style clothes we wear and what sort of music we listen to. We're supposed to take these trivialities and use them to look at others by the standard of “us vs them”. We're supposed to magnify our differences and overlook our similarities. We're supposed to look for reasons to dislike others, rather than reasons to like others. I thought we were to view people as individuals and leave the group classifications to the Marxists.
Why should we really care about when a person is born? What matters is the individual qualities of that person, not his birthday.
just my opinion, but all i see here is a buncha so-called, self-proclaimed “boomers,” generation-x, and ex-hippy generation badmouthing one another; actually, the damage was started and reinforced long before any of ya happened upon the scene and were later lead along by the marxist schools, hollyweird,the fourth estate, etc.
so there ya have it, plain and simple!
-an old fart
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