Skip to comments.My generation: hatin’ on the boomers
Posted on 05/05/2013 6:12:39 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
I couldnt help but notice the amount of boomer-directed venom expressed in the comments section of yesterdays thread.
Ive noticed it many times before. Actually, Ive noticed it almost every time I write aboutwell, about my generation. And here I think we need a musical interlude:
Note, of course, the verse:
People try to put us d-down (Talkin bout my generation)
Just because we get around (Talkin bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (Talkin bout my generation)
(Excerpt) Read more at neoneocon.com ...
What is there to add? Other than that "may or may not" is an unnecessary equivocation, but equivocation is the hallmark of boomers.
Because, staying with the tactic of gross oversimplification and intellectual dishonesty, it must be because all blog pimps are full of sh#t.
This isn’t anything but one group wanting another group to pay for their expected benefits under a socialist program.
Casting it as anything but that is a red herring.
The "Greatest Generation" should be called the Statist Generation because they gave us the New Deal, the Fair Deal, the New Frontier and the Great Society. Their legacy is the modern welfare state run by an omnipotent federal government.
The devil has all the haters right where he wants them.
Boomers ain’t gonna like this!
Sometimes they find a nugget!
Boomers were born at the moment where the values, structure, traditions, and strength of the nation had made it the most power country in history. They then indulged in a subculture in the 60s whose whole mission was to bring down all of those things. In the 80s they sorta got their crap together because they now had families to take care of, and all of that left-wing crap they still held to in the 70s didn’t pay the bills. Come the 90s, and the older kids were moving out (Gen X which was somewhat more conservative), they went back to the BS, and hit the PC button until it broke, just in time to warp the heads of Gen Y so that by 2008, we had an army of complete dumbass voters whose #1 issues were their genitals, and getting a check from the government.
I’m a boomer, my parents are still better off than my wife and I, but we are catching up. My children are not so well off as my wife and I. Why? Well the simple answer is that I’m younger than my parents and I’m older than my children.
My parents have had a longer time on this earth to accumulate “things” and they still know more than I and have more experience than I do. My children on the other hand are just starting out on their road through adulthood and have “finally” realized that if they want to get ahead they need to work and do it themselves.
Having it handed to them makes it worthless. It’s only when they have worked and sweated blood to earn what they hold that they know the true worth of those “things”. Before it was an abstract concept, now it is a concrete concept.
So in conclusion, Generation X/Y/Z whatever. Quit being envious and start working for yourselves, the government can only steal so much from us boomers before there isn’t anything left to give to you for your votes.
Most of the “Greatest Generation” were kids at that time. The average age of a solider in WW2 was below the age to vote (21).
Those were the people from WW1 and the chaos of the years following it, as well as the people that were influenced by the reds in Europe in the 20s that got us that stuff.
The “Statist Generation”—very fitting!
And in truth each subsequent generation has taken it further still.
Good catch, Van
A full generation ahead of the spoiled brats, who grew up enjoying the fruits of the sacrifices of the 2 generations before them, I drew a bit of satisfaction in knowing that ‘one day, these morons are going to be ‘over 30’ too - and also get to live with all the destruction they're creating in this great country.
I love to see them ‘stewing in their own juices’ - I just wish the rest of us weren't impacted too.
AT my age, I say whatever pops up in my head - and do not suffer the insufferable quietly anymore - but when I tell them off, I do so with indisputable facts and a smile. drives ‘em wild. (Of course, I also voice my thoughts in my column, which makes for some lively tete a tete’s with readers. I use my column like a hat pin.)
Use your head. Individual Boomers are as different as every other age group ever was or will be. The big differences come in geographical regions, ideologies, education and income, sex, race, and down the scale age. I bet as teenagers, Boomers and Gen-X, Y and Z have more in common than their year-time-line-group supposedly has as a whole. And to imply group whatever had the power to change America is commie crap. The power is always where the money is: NYC being #1. Whatever group you are in, you are at the mercy of TPTB. Kill all the Boomers and nothing will change politically or financially; TPTB who are probably 30-70 years old will still have the money and power to change whatever they want.
“Sometimes they find a nugget!”
Well, the baby boomer generation is too large and diverse to characterize as one demographic. At a minimum it should be parsed into two groups, the liberal counter culture left and the traditional conservative right. Of course, it can be sliced and diced as one cares to mess with it.
Social Security was never actuarially sound. Anyone who wants to depend on it is out of his or her mind.
Well, just to add some perspective, I would guess that a large minority, if not an actual majority, of Freepers are boomers.
Obviously, you haven’t mastered the art of equivocation.