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The Greediest Generation
FrontPageMag.com ^ | 4-14-11 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 04/14/2011 7:23:31 AM PDT by UltraConservative

Liberals of the Baby Boomer generation are fond of calling conservatives hypocrites. If a conservative sets a moral line with regard to sexual behavior, then falls short, Baby Boomer liberals point and shout and laugh with glee. If a conservative stands up against government spending, then has a home loan backed by Fannie Mae, Baby Boomer liberals suggest that the nefarious conservative doesn’t mean what he says. If a conservative says that marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman, then gets divorced, Baby Boomer liberals shout that the conservative no longer has the right to argue for traditional matrimony.

When it comes to hypocrisy, however, it is Baby Boomer liberals who take the cake. ...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: babyboomers; hippies; obama; shapiro
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1 posted on 04/14/2011 7:23:34 AM PDT by UltraConservative
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To: UltraConservative

Post the whole thing and I will.


2 posted on 04/14/2011 7:30:08 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker

The Greediest Generation

Posted By Ben Shapiro On April 14, 2011 @ 12:06 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments

Liberals of the Baby Boomer generation are fond of calling conservatives hypocrites. If a conservative sets a moral line with regard to sexual behavior, then falls short, Baby Boomer liberals point and shout and laugh with glee. If a conservative stands up against government spending, then has a home loan backed by Fannie Mae, Baby Boomer liberals suggest that the nefarious conservative doesn’t mean what he says. If a conservative says that marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman, then gets divorced, Baby Boomer liberals shout that the conservative no longer has the right to argue for traditional matrimony.

When it comes to hypocrisy, however, it is Baby Boomer liberals who take the cake.

When they were young, Baby Boomers vocally advocated rebellion against their elders. “There was a reason why there was an antiauthoritarian bent to our generation,” explained television writer and actor Rob Reiner in The Boomer Century. “We always heard that expression, ‘Never trust anyone over thirty.’ The reason for that is the people over thirty were running the show, and they were lying to us.” Dr. Ken Dychtwald, another Boomer, expressed the viewpoint more succinctly: “Raised to think for ourselves, to question everything, we began to challenge all rules and conventions.”

The Boomers blamed the Vietnam War for their rebellion against authority, but the truth is that it had nothing to do with Vietnam. The Boomers rebelled against authority because their elders allowed them to. Every generation rebels against its parents; the Greatest Generation was widely derided by its parents as the least moral, most sexually loose, most frivolous generation in history. Throughout human history, there has been a tendency for each generation to see its children as unworthy. The difference between the Boomers and the Greatest Generation is that the Greatest Generation’s parents told them to sit down and shut up, while the Greatest Generation allowed the Boomers to do whatever they wanted.

Brought up on the self-esteem mantras preached by Dr. Benjamin Spock, an avowed socialist, the Baby Boomers took full advantage of the laxity of their parents. They slept around, in the process promulgating both STDs and single motherhood; they derided capitalism and promoted redistributionism; they undermined the American military and celebrated America’s defeat in Vietnam; they pushed for abortion, homosexual marriage, and racial radicalization. And they did all of this while living off Mommy and Daddy.

As they grew older, the Baby Boomers refused to age. They got married later and had less children. They got divorced more often. They pursued riskier activities and riskier financial strategies. They bought plastic surgeries they could not afford and made Botox a household word. They refused to plan for the future.

Ironically enough, the Baby Boomers’ focus on their endless youth cut short the youths of their own children. In order for children to truly experience childhood, there must be a parent in the room to ensure safety, security, and happiness. When parents are absent, children must grow up fast – and the Baby Boomers were too busy playing “friends” with their children to be adults.

By the same token, the Baby Boomers’ ideologically liberal fixation on their own youth led them to the odd conclusion that adolescents were capable of making life-changing decisions on their own. According to the Baby Boomers, young people were the way and the truth; their opinions had to be taken seriously and their choices respected. Without the backbone to guide their children, they forced their children to become adults.

Worst of all, they continued to ditch their elders. The growth of the assisted living industry is largely due to the Baby Boomers’ desire to “do something” with Mom and Pop – after all, having an elderly person around can sure crimp the Club Med lifestyle.

The Baby Boomers still have not matured. Dychtwald recently lamented the failure of his generation to assume its proper role as the wise elders in a column for the Baby Boomer-dominated Huffington Post:

Those of us who came of age believing that you shouldn’t trust anyone over 30 need to seriously–and swiftly–reevaluate our stance toward the positive dimensions of the aging process and rethink our place in society. That “won’t grow up” attitude is getting old now, too. Our kids, and their kids, need us to step into our roles as society’s adults, and assume our gravitas to help the world get through this fix.

Of course, the chances of that happening are slim and none. The Baby Boomers are cradle-to-grave hypocrites: they expected their parents to cut them checks even as they mocked their elders, and now they expect their children to cut them checks, even though they are the elders. The same people who suggested that anybody over 30 was not to be trusted believe not only that those under 50 should trust them, but that they have the obligation to care for them. While religious people have been perfectly consistent for millennia about respect for their elders – see Leviticus 19:32, which suggests rising for the gray-haired – the secular Baby Boomers kicked the canes of the gray-haired, but now expect us to buy them their Hair Club for Men products.

It is the Baby Boomers who have bankrupted the country. Voting consistently for higher spending, they now complain when the country goes bankrupt and we must discuss the inevitability of cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. If the Baby Boomers’ parents lied to them about Vietnam, the Baby Boomers lied to us about Big Government – and just like their parents, they expect us to foot the bill.

Some commentators have stated that Boomers suffer from the “Peter Pan phenomenon” – refusal to grow up. That is certainly true. But we should remember the warning of the original Peter Pan: when perennial children encounter those who choose to become adults, they gnash their teeth in rage. Hence the Boomers’ anger at the Tea Party; hence their rage at deficit-cutters. Unfortunately, there comes a time when we have to grow up as a country, regardless of whether one generation hopes to continue living in Neverland.

Ben Shapiro is a writer and attorney and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center.


3 posted on 04/14/2011 7:34:23 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: UltraConservative

would we ever expect any different from the Flower Children of the 60’s??


4 posted on 04/14/2011 7:34:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Some flower children grew up; some did not.


5 posted on 04/14/2011 7:36:23 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Prayers for missing Marizela Perez. Prayers for her safe return.)
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To: RockyMtnMan

Ping for generation bashing fireworks.


6 posted on 04/14/2011 7:36:25 AM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: UltraConservative

That's a pretty broad brush little Benji paints with in this article. He starts out by defining his target as LIBERAL baby boomers, but quickly shifts the focus to baby boomers in general. The kid needs to grow up and realize all baby boomers are not by definition all liberals.

7 posted on 04/14/2011 7:46:12 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Solution to Libya's problem: They want a new Muslim leader, I say, give them ours...2 problm solved!)
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To: netmilsmom
One of the main problems is that Leftists do not speak the English language. They do not know what the word "hypocrisy" means.

If I were to state that I was going to try to get in shape by running a mile every day; merely failing to run that mile on one single day would be considered "hypocrisy" by a Leftist.

Worse, from the Leftist point of view, would be if I suggested that they (or everyone) should also run a mile every day. If I then failed to run that mile on any given day, I would become the epitome of "hypocrisy" to a leftist.

How can one explain reason, logic, or morality to someone who neither speaks nor understands the language you use?

8 posted on 04/14/2011 7:46:49 AM PDT by PENANCE
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To: Buckeye McFrog
D*mn. Not only am I white, male, hetero, married and middle-class, I'm a boomer. Nothing on the planet lower than that.

Maybe I should go downtown and sell myself as a male prostitute to improve my image - or become a politician (are those separate career paths?).

9 posted on 04/14/2011 7:48:04 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Hey government - hold a garage sale and pay me my Social Security money back!)
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To: Graybeard58

Here we go again, as tiresome as ever bump.....


10 posted on 04/14/2011 7:49:45 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: OB1kNOb

“He starts out by defining his target as LIBERAL baby boomers, but quickly shifts the focus to baby boomers in general. “

I can understand losing focus. In general, boomers are a pox on America. I am at the tail end of the boomers, thus, by definition, a boomer.

Generally speaking, I hate boomers. They tend to be liberal, and self interested to the point of being destructive.

Not all boomers. I don’t hate me. :) And I realize there are lots of fine boomers, but in general, the boomers are a lost generation who have given birth to, and raised a kids who are everything their parents are, and lazy on top of it.


11 posted on 04/14/2011 7:53:13 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: netmilsmom
Baby Boomer families pay $20,000 a year in Social Security taxes and more on MediCare that they will never see, all paid to the "Greatest Generation," who never once elected even a nominally conservative government.
12 posted on 04/14/2011 8:01:52 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Donald Trump is Ross Perot, with hair.)
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To: UltraConservative
While I wouldn't want to paint with a broad brush, and I don't want to over-generalize, and I know there are always exceptions, I just want to say ...

That if anyone ever makes a negative comment about Baby Boomers, you can count on Boomers to fall all over themselves taking it personally. "That's not true!" "I'm not like that!"

I find it tiresome.

The media created a stereotype of the people born between 1946 and 1964. We all recognize the stereo type. It's a bad sort of person, which any Conservative would want to criticize. When people say "Baby Boomers are bad", they are addressing the stereotype. Sensible people know that.

Or, you could get all defensive and try to shoot the messenger because, gosh darn it, you didn't go to Woodstock!

I was born in 1960. I would like to think of myself as Generation X, but I can't really claim that. I'm a Boomer. I'm stuck with it. I think I'm a pretty decent sort -- but I think my generation was a disaster for this country.

13 posted on 04/14/2011 8:03:21 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: brownsfan
Generally speaking, I hate boomers. They tend to be liberal, and self interested to the point of being destructive.

This is really weak, brownsfan. This is just your opinion I take it? For starters, most of the members of this forum are boomers and I highly doubt that most are liberal. All this generalizing about boomers is a waste of time. Most have worked all their lives, paid their taxes, made sure their parents were cared for, etc. Your comments are nonsense.

14 posted on 04/14/2011 8:03:48 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: OB1kNOb
Yes, but we conservative baby boomers focused on our careers and kids while the liberals figured out how to get the political power.

We let them get control and now we are all paying the price.

15 posted on 04/14/2011 8:07:53 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Loud Mime

“Some flower children grew up; some did not.”

AND most of us didn’t act like that either!

I get sick of being lumped in with those hippie idiots!


16 posted on 04/14/2011 8:13:00 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: ExtremeUnction

“All this generalizing about boomers is a waste of time. Most have ...”

Pretty funny. You scold me for generalizing, then you generalize. Well played.

First off, as with most generalizations, yes, it’s my opinion. It’s based purely on my own experiences. Second, if every single member of FR was a boomer, it would be a very small sample of the number of boomers... the name “baby boomer” is a clue. There are LOTS of them.

Generalizations can be wrong in specific cases. Most boomers I know, especially those older than I am, tend to be liberal. It’s just my observation, and your generalization doesn’t trump mine.


17 posted on 04/14/2011 8:14:09 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: Carry_Okie
And there has never been a generation that has to pay as much as this generation has had to pay to the federal govt in taxation for social security and medicaid. And it was not by choice.

I understand what Ben is saying about some of the baby boomers, but most of us have worked all our lives, and the chunk of money the govt takes is quite large. Our parents never paid what we have been forced to pay, so I don't consider social security an entitlement. Its more like an insurance policy.

Welfare, SSI that people haven't paid into, food stamps, etc are entitlement programs.

18 posted on 04/14/2011 8:19:51 AM PDT by Debi911
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To: Debi911; UltraConservative
There's a reason a communist like Rather would call our predecessors "The Greatest Generation," and it's not WWII. They bought the "it's natural" story from Kinsey and tolerated the sexual revulsion. They gave little more than lip service to their religion and decided that the Sabbath was for entertainment instead. My parents had five divorces between them, wasting what they might have left us on lawyers. They bought what they needed all on a credit card the interest on which was tax deductible. They borrowed for the Great Society, they borrowed for a Vietnam War we fought, they borrowed to send us to college, and they expected us to pay for their retirement and medical care while ALSO paying that $20,000 a year for Social Security we'll never see, AND for day care because they wouldn't help with our young children while we were working two jobs to pay for their cushy entitlements. We buy artificial hips, scooter chairs, and nursing care for them, and still it isn't enough. We paid inflated prices for housing because they wanted to keep their empty palaces and didn't want to join an integral family.

And they bitch about us? Upon whom is the bill coming due? If Obama screams that Federal budget cuts will hurt the elderly, are you telling me they're not going to fall for it?

19 posted on 04/14/2011 8:37:06 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Donald Trump is Ross Perot, with hair.)
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To: brownsfan
minor correction - boomers who are liberal didn't "raise" their kids at all. They just had them because that's "what they were supposed to do" (I mean, everyone else did!) and then just let things run their course - no discipline, no boundaries, no critical thinking, no work ethic, and especially (my personal favorite) no sense of personal responsibility. And look at the nice little product they gave to the rest of us.

The only kids of boomers that actually had some raising are those who practiced some form of religion. I have seen this over and over - even with more liberal-leaning boomers, those who go to church, or who at least believe in God, have some decent kids.

but for the most part I agree with you

20 posted on 04/14/2011 8:37:27 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: netmilsmom
Dychtwald recently lamented the failure of his generation to assume its proper role as the wise elders in a column for the Baby Boomer-dominated Huffington Post

Assuming the role of wise elders kind of requires wisdom.

21 posted on 04/14/2011 8:42:03 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Carry_Okie

If the Boomers are bad it can’t be denied that they were raised by the “Greatest” generation...who apparently were not so great at being parents. The Dr. Spock model was used as a guide by the Greatest Gens. The Boomers were on the receiving end of Spock, as well as getting doses of “new” math, ungraded schooling, etc. The Roosevelt groupies are the ones who set the ball rolling it seems.

Also, the Boomers did not have “less” children, but had “fewer” children. Unless we want to talk about the “Lesser Generation”?


22 posted on 04/14/2011 8:55:17 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: UltraConservative

I don’t recall anyone telling me I shouldn’t trust anyone over 30. That was the sort of thing you would read about but not likely encounter.

Ben Shapiro should apply some common sense to his readings.


23 posted on 04/14/2011 9:03:46 AM PDT by decimon
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To: UltraConservative

Oh please.

Blaming those who came before you for all your failures is well...rather immature.

All that Great Society crap was not the work of Boomers ...neither was Roe or even most Affirmative Action and all that either.

It came before them.

Boomers have paid more into FICA than anyone before them and for their whole lifetime so why fault them now if they’d like to get their return ..however poor...for what they put in?

You can lay enviro wacko crap on Boomers though...they and subsequtn generations OWN that

to me the worst offense of any generation and I see it here...especially over race and gender etc:

is this moral superiority arrogance...the notion that just by being born and educated that folks today are more moral than folks of antiquity or in more recent times like War Between the States or WWII era...because those folks were mean to women and blacks

so by being young today you are somehow better due to timing?

I say big bullshite...I hate that crap but many many GenX and GenY brats suffer from that delusion

White Boomers vote majority GOP...here in Dixie it’s between 75-90%...now how is a that a fault somehow kids?


24 posted on 04/14/2011 9:11:17 AM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: OB1kNOb

He’s just mad cause his boyfriend has fissures.


25 posted on 04/14/2011 9:12:45 AM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: ExtremeUnction
I think these children are projecting their hate for their folks or lack of parenting on us.

My kids sure don't share that.

But if poor parenting by hippies created a future conservative then so be it.

We take them as we can get them.

But they do need history lessons...the crap we now spend so much on started about 10 years before Boomers were even first born and has snowballed since.

A mid boomer like me..1957 has just been pulled along by the wave...the early boomers had the best run...they lived the economies funded by all that huge bump that followed them coming into purchasing age.

Now that has slowed markedly and hence our problem...especially on housing which is the main culprit in this dead economy.

There is simply too much of it and not enough new home buyers to keep it going.

26 posted on 04/14/2011 9:18:16 AM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: netmilsmom

I’ve always said the best thing to happen to America will be when my baby boomer generation passes away.


27 posted on 04/14/2011 9:23:34 AM PDT by klgator
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To: netmilsmom

Shapiro is so full of crap it’s impossible to see a starting point. Let me start with some of the more blatant lies.

“The Boomers blamed the Vietnam War for their rebellion against authority, but the truth is that it had nothing to do with Vietnam.”

Actually, the draft, plus the silly way the war was fought, were major contributors to the “rebellion”. 50,000 Americans DIED for no discernable purpose. We fought to lose. While there’s no doubt that was taken over by leftists, the crowd was not leftist, but more libertarian.

“Brought up on the self-esteem mantras preached by Dr. Benjamin Spock, an avowed socialist, the Baby Boomers took full advantage of the laxity of their parents.”

Shapiro obviously knows very few parents of Baby Boomers. I can’t remember any who were “lax” in disciplining their kids. Probably there were some, but they were a tiny minority.

“...they pushed for abortion, homosexual marriage, and racial radicalization. And they did all of this while living off Mommy and Daddy.”

Homosexual “marriage” wasn’t even discussed in the sixties and early seventies by anybody I knew. Homosexual relationships were the subject of ridicule, not societal recognition. “Racial radicalization” ? Was treating others by the content of their character “radical” ? Apparently so to Shapiro. “Living off Mommy and Daddy” ? All the boomers I knew worked - consistently. All established their own homes and lives, not subsidized, but earned.

“It is the Baby Boomers who have bankrupted the country. Voting consistently for higher spending, they now complain when the country goes bankrupt and we must discuss the inevitability of cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.”

A steaming pile of bullshit. Elected officials from “The Greatest Generation” were the ones who passed the ridiculous laws and programs we are faced with today. FDR wasn’t a boomer. Neither was LBJ.

“Hence the Boomers’ anger at the Tea Party; hence their rage at deficit-cutters.”

The Tea Party is largely composed of “boomer” aged people who want to cut our ridiculous deficits. I guess they’re angry at themselves, and hate themselves. I sure see that at Tea Party rallies.

In short, this drivel is nothing more than a piece of generational hate mail. Shapiro, why don’t you pop your head out and look at what YOUR generation has done. “Baby mamas” aren’t boomers. Rap “music” isn’t boomers. Instead of stupidly classifying people by age, try looking at individuals and their contributions. I know it’d be tough to fit in your tiny little mind, but there is good and evil in every generation. Like the one that voted for FDR and LBJ.


28 posted on 04/14/2011 9:42:25 AM PDT by jimt
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To: klgator

I was gonna go into a long line of how you’re wrong, but it’s a waste of facts to no good purpose.


29 posted on 04/14/2011 9:47:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jimt
When the Great Society programs were started during LBJ's administration, I was 11.

Ben, you're FOS.

Ok, you can blame me for working for McGovern my senior year in HS, but much of that work was in my self-interest. I got extra credit from my civics teacher.

And I voted against Fortney Stark.

So there!

30 posted on 04/14/2011 9:50:44 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: klgator
I’ve always said the best thing to happen to America will be when my baby boomer generation passes away.

Your wisdom is underwhelming.

Any other nuggets you care to share with us? LOL!

31 posted on 04/14/2011 9:53:02 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: decimon

You are correct, sir. Apparently, even people who should know better like to stoke they myth of the flower generation Boomers, who (according to people like Shapiro who weren’t around) undoubtedly were all dopers, peaceniks, hippies who lived in communes, and they all ended up voting for lib/marxists. Read Jonathan Leaf’s “Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties” to get the real story. Only a tiny percentage of Boomers were hippies. It was the “greatest generation” that voted in LBJ’s disastrous Great Society garbage and set in motion the bad things that resulted.


32 posted on 04/14/2011 10:03:00 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Thanks for the pic. I had no idea Shapiro was such a cute little twirp. Is he in long pants yet ?

I can tell I’m getting old. He looks like a high school kid. Lots of passion, very little fact and an obnoxious mouth will not do him well.


33 posted on 04/14/2011 10:04:01 AM PDT by jimt
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To: OB1kNOb

I’m inclined to agree with his premise as an end of the boom’er. Those who are 10 yeas older than I, have a decidedly different world view than those of us who came of age with Reagan.

He’s not 100% on target, but he’s closer than you think.


34 posted on 04/14/2011 10:10:21 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: netmilsmom

The Greatest Generation consistently voted in Liberal pols for election after election. The Republican Party was not even competitive during their time. Conservatism was a cry in the wilderness during the hey day of the Greatest Generation. When the Boomers reached their 30’s, Ronald Reagan was elected. This would of been impossible during the 1950’s, a time of liberal total dominance. Granted on social issues the prior generations were more conservative, but on fiscal issues, the Greatest Generation was as far left as you could get.


35 posted on 04/14/2011 10:45:41 AM PDT by gusty
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To: jimt
Excellent points. Methinks Benji needs to see the glass house his Millennial generation lives in before he chunks a few more rocks at all baby boomers.
36 posted on 04/14/2011 10:52:33 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Solution to Libya's problem: They want a new Muslim leader, I say, give them ours...2 problm solved!)
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To: OB1kNOb

We have to go back to the 19th century to find the last generation that did not want and did not construct Big Government.


37 posted on 04/14/2011 10:55:21 AM PDT by gusty
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To: UltraConservative
The socialism started with Woodrow Wilson and even before, dare say I, with Teddy Roosevelt.

Those who loved the New Deal and SS are the most responsible for the demise of the US.

Next in line is the peer group of the Great Society and Medicare by the criminal LBJ.

Now those people would have been adults in the thirties up to the mid sixties. A person who was voting age in the mid sixties would have been born in 1944.

He technically would have been born one or two years before the first Boomer was born.

By that time the huge socialistic structure of the US was essentially set in stone and widely approved of by both the GOP and the Rats.

DON'T tell me it was the Boomers who ruined the US. The lie and Ponzi scheme of SS, the Mega-catastrophe of Medicare and Socialized Medicine, and all the other torrential spending programs were NOT CREATED by the BOOMERS.

It was none other than The Greatest Generation (of Commies) who destroyed the US.

Read about it.

38 posted on 04/14/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT by caddie
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To: caddie
The “American Experiment” came to an abrupt end when all three Presidential hopefuls endorsed the income tax in 1912. After the ratification of the 16th Amendment, “it” all just became window dressing. The flood gates of government spending to oblivion were open due to the evolution of the progressive income tax along with the Federal Reserve.
39 posted on 04/14/2011 6:45:36 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: UltraConservative
I really don't care what the laziest generation thinks about antbody else.
40 posted on 04/14/2011 11:06:18 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: gusty

True! We forget that they gave us 4 terms of FDR and then reelected Truman.


41 posted on 04/15/2011 2:49:49 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: ClearCase_guy; Night Hides Not
I think my generation was a disaster for this country.

As FReeper Night Hides Not points out, the Boomers were not yet of age when the Leftist crap started.

When Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham, and other Leftists formed the SDS and signed the Sharon Statement, I was 14.

I wasn't yet old enough to buy a drink when Timothy Leary went public with "tune in, turn on, drop out", and when Jim Morrison and the Doors released Strange Days.

I still couldn't vote when Jimi Hendrix asked, "Are You Experienced?" and covered "All Along the Watchtower".

The Silent Generation, the Depression and War Babies, did all that stuff. Paul Kantner and Grace Slick -- both War Babies. Ditto Mario Savio, the knucklewalking loudmouth Communist who started the "[Communist] Free Speech Movement" at UC Berkeley in 1962.

The people who rioted in Chicago in 1968? Silent Generation/War Babies. And Communists. Most of them weren't Boomers -- Boomers were the ones who got left holding the bag on all that stuff. The leaders were all older.

42 posted on 04/15/2011 2:53:04 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: rollo tomasi
The “American Experiment” came to an abrupt end when all three Presidential hopefuls endorsed the income tax in 1912.

No, earlier. Lincoln crushed the States and destroyed any idea of States' rights and the People as sovereign. Now the Plutocracy is sovereign, joined within the last two generations by the New Class, and Government is their towel-boy, henchman, and knucklecrusher.

Remember, Lincoln introduced an income tax and made people pay it -- and kept the money -- without a scintilla of law on his side, as a political-strongman act. He was a dictator, and he achieved his dictatorship by setting the People at each others' throats.

43 posted on 04/15/2011 2:59:04 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: UltraConservative

Reading this thread made me think of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGDA0Hecw1kd


44 posted on 04/15/2011 3:35:23 AM PDT by dforest
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To: UltraConservative
I am sick of the blanket condemnation of the so-called Boomers, especially by some snot-nosed kid.

I am not a Boomer.

45 posted on 04/15/2011 4:12:05 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: rollo tomasi
Good point. The three legs of the stool, so to speak: MC, SS, Income Tax.
46 posted on 04/15/2011 5:26:52 AM PDT by caddie
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To: lentulusgracchus
I understand what you are saying, but mainly time and some USSC decisions halted many of Lincolns “advancements”. After reconstruction, there was some semblance of self-government still left, then came “the Progressives” and Amendments to the Constitution that “sealed the deal”.
47 posted on 04/15/2011 7:14:55 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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