Skip to comments.Suddenly, everyone's turning against us Baby Boomers
Posted on 09/14/2004 10:06:03 AM PDT by qam1
Whoa! What's happening?
Why are people turning on us?
We're the Baby Boomers, you know.
The Mighty Boomers.
We invented everything from money to music to sex, did we not? Nothing good ever happened until we came along.
Now people are turning on us.
We Baby Boomers are being made to feel . . . guilty.
Ridiculous, isn't it?
People have tried to make us feel guilty before. They said we consumed too much. Or we were too shallow. Or we only thought about ourselves.
Who should we think about? Somebody else?
All that was just jealousy. Even Tom Brokaw came along and said the World War II generation was "the greatest." Jealousy. Pure jealousy.
Sure, they saved the world.
Did they ever throw a party like Woodstock?
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I am very sorry...I thought I was replying to the person who was posing the question I was responding to. Please forgive the confusion :D
I don't know why most Gen X & Y would want to put boomers in homes. Considering the fact that boomers were the ones who originally advocated killing people who were inconvenient, I think there may be other plans in store.
I won't repeat your mistake of ascribing common thoughts & motives to a massive demographic identifiable strictly by date of birth. Its common knowlege in this day & age that gross stereotypes based upon where one lives, ones income, ethnic identity - and age - are as often as not inaccurate, appear rooted in ignorance & are to be avoided. Besides all that, they're boring.
BTW conservatives are supposed to take each person as an individual - the class warfare stuff & accountability for the sins of the father is the other side's gig.
You never heard Reagan refer to Americans as anything other than Americans, did you?
Die, hippie scum.
Yea,yea, yea. I'm a boomer born in '58. I have four kids, my eldest voting for the first time for GWB. The rest share my husband's and my conservative views.
I am pro-life. Abortion became the law of the land when I was 15. I was too busy trying to figure out Watergate. Don't paint all of us with the same brush. All boomers are not as you portray them. Many of them are her at FR, duh!
Speak for yourself.
No actually boomer men did. Boomer-women, burned their bra's, took the pill, voted for pro-abortion candidates, neutured their men, and went to work leaving schools and television to raise their kids. If John Kerry wins in November it will be because boomer-women put him there. Not to sound like a misogynist, but those are the facts.
Thank you, cyncooper. I don't think ever n my life have I introduced myself by saying , "Hi, I'm valleygal and I'm a baby-boomer." Heck, I didn't even know I was a baby boomer until I read the date break down for the generations here on FR in a thread.
I've always just thought of myself as a conservative Republican. BTW, my husband is self-employed so pays double FICA and I already realize we'll probably never see SS and we aren't crying about it.
For some reason you seem to think I am of the demographic between "'45 and 65" that you want to pick off one by one for even having the audacity to air their complaints about what they are facing as a result. Let me set you straight : I was born in 1967. I was adopted. I had Depression Era parents. I was raised conservative and I remain conservative, possibly more conservative than my parents; at least, a lot more actively so, as their attitude these days is that I make a big whoo0ha out of nothing...yet they are happy to inform me that I am stuck with what previous generations have saddled on my back. And you want to sit there and tell ME that I should consider your position to be 'above it all'? Nice cop-out to say that you dont ascribe to 'stereotypes'.
Shut the hell up if you dont think Im worth talking to and go bother someone else. God is tired of you and so am I.
I live in AZ and I hope to escape from here when I'm older not retire here. :)
"If John Kerry wins in November it will be because boomer-women put him there. "
And if he loses (which he will) it will be because boomer men voted against him.
Thanks. Well, said.
Roe v. Wade...1973
Oh, please. I have four kids, three of them teenagers and I'm concerned about their futures, like many of us are. Make you feel better?
BG, how about you?
The real issue is that there is not going to be enough money in SS to cover all the boomers, will the Conservative Boomers vote to increase taxes?
Gee, I'm 46 and I am dealing with everything you just said. Funny thing is, I haven't been blaming anybody for it. I spend too much time taking care of my kids. And sitting here in my pajamas, of course.
So...you're the only one still living through the debt, the moral system and culture of death. Gee, I've been fighting it all my adult life (the last 28 years) and now I find out it's my (our) fault.
I agree with post #245. You can slap me, too.
Nope, I was 5 when Kennedy was shot. My mom was 23. She was devastated.
Me, too. I don't have time to read any more X-er whining, because this boomer is too busy working my butt off, raising my family, keeping house, cooking, doing laundry,homeschooling, volunteering and working outside the house 15 hours a week, while my self-employed husband works his butt off to support us. :)
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