I had to get this off my chest, especially since I haven't seen anyone else look at this from a generational point of view.
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posted on 04/10/2003 9:11:35 PM PDT
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Very interesting. Nice take on the situation.
posted on 04/10/2003 9:17:12 PM PDT
I hadnt thought of it, but dammit you are SO RIGHT!
posted on 04/10/2003 9:17:50 PM PDT
(Liberate Iraq! God Bless our Troops!)
"Otherwise, it's over. Normalcy has returned."
I hope you are correct.
Good rant, this is something I've contemplated for a while now. Spoiled babies! I think you're right.
litany_of_lies, you have written the TRUTH!
I think this is excellent, a great piece. It needs to go through a re-drafting or two, and certainly made longer (stats, etc. those are always good) and then submitted for a more formal publication. Because you have hit the Nail on the Head.
I'm a boomer too (b. 1958)and everything you say is SO true. I am not looking forward to growing old with my self-indulgent, self-regarding generation. But, in all truth, some seeds of truth have always been there. Remember, it was the Beatles who penned "but if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao/you ain't gonna make it with anyone, anyhow" not to mention the much mourned G. Harrison and his opus "Taxman".
But it is really the younger generation, including my own child, and, above all, the brave ones fighting for us now, who give me hope. Don't forget, many of our young adults have grown up in the only world where daily the right to kill them before they are born has been touted as a good, an indispensible "right"; yet they are still willing to die for us.
9/11 I really think, deep in my Piscean bones, changed EVERTHING.
God Bless George W. Bush, who has restored Honor, not just to the White House, but to Our Generation; and God Bless America, the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave.
posted on 04/10/2003 9:25:59 PM PDT
Good insight! Thanks.
posted on 04/10/2003 9:29:48 PM PDT
(an Arizona voter)
I am a boomer, but I graduated to adulthood. The Hollywood elite, the leftist professors and leftist lawyers never did. I think you have hit the nail on the head. They are anti-America, anti-responsibility, and pro-self. Spoiled brats.
They are trying to destroy the system which makes their lifestyle possible. In the system they are trying to bring to power, they would be among the first ones to lose their positions, and maybe their lives. Their "the world revolves around me" attitude would not be tolerated.
I hope you are right about the young people becoming more conservative. It's time to turn the leftist boomers out to pasture.
posted on 04/10/2003 9:34:39 PM PDT
To: litany_of_lies; maica; Travis McGee
Very well said.....long live the SILENT Boomers....bye bye elitist boomer....and good riddance......I celebrated with a conservative friend over coffee just today the "fall" of the liberal elite....although, we wouldn't want to not remain vigilant! But, they do seem down for the count... YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEE....finally.....my grandson will grow up in a better world than my son. And I'd love to contact some of those liberals who gave me up as a friend because I was conservative. Oh, well, their loss...LOL.
posted on 04/10/2003 9:46:27 PM PDT
(Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
Litany, this is a great read,a very nice piece of writing. Your take on the Elitist Boomers is really quite insightful.I hope you get this published. Please submit it, or if we have some Freeper publisher types, maybe some info can come your way.
I have been telling my friends--I'm a 49 yr. old Boomer who has blowed up real good!--that the "kids" in our military have done such a terrific job--that I am so proud of them--that America is lucky to have yet another greatest generation like them. And instinctively I knew that I would never have the chance to accomplish the great things that they have accomplished.
I am thankful for them.
As for the Clintons, you've nailed them as Elistist Boomers. Except, to me, Hillary is an Elitist B@tch.
posted on 04/10/2003 9:55:08 PM PDT
Well, this baby boom president has seen fit, like that last baby boom president, to leave our borders wide open to an epic invasion from Mexico even though we know terrorists are trying any way they can to get into America and illegal immigration has turned our country upside down.
This baby boom president has decided that the lesson of 9/11 was not enough reason to change our policy of allowing tens of thousands of Muslim immigrants from terrorist harboring nations to come pouring in here every MONTH.
This baby boom president has decided, like the last baby boom president, that our immigration laws are irrelevant, because, well, campaign contributors that peddle in illegal labor says so.
This baby boom president instead of deporting Muslims that fit the profile of those that wish to do great harm to America has decided it is politically more expedient to greatly expand the police powers of the federal government to spy on and harass ALL Americans.
This baby boom president LOVES spending OUR Taxpayer money on everything under the sun including wasting 15 billion for Aids treatment for people in Africa that don't care a whit about the causes of their plague.
This baby boom president is not content with the damage NAFTA and other one-way trade deals have done to U.S. manufactures. No, he thinks that pushing a South American NAFTA deal is smart economic policy in the middle of a Manufacturing Depression.
From what I see, Bush has many of the same deleterious Baby Boomer traits himself.
And ya know, it's says something when we wildly applaud a president merely for doing the right thing about taking the fight to terrorists world wide but I guess it is understandable given the low mark his predecessor set.
And for the record I'm a baby boomer myself and I've always thought my generation is among the worst in America's history. No, it is the worst. Generation X can only do better.
posted on 04/10/2003 11:11:12 PM PDT
I'm a slightly older Generation X'er and couldn't agree more! Thanks for the insightful post. The Gen X and Y is more conservative than their predecessors and that is evident in many ways. The Republican party is increasingly popular with the 35-and-under group. Even the predictable minority bloc voting behavior is starting to show it's first cracks, especially among the young. This triad of events --- 9/11/01, the waging of a real war on terrorism, the soon to be won victory in Iraq --- has the elitist boomers routed and left out in the cold. Every day I see more and more signs that their grip on our culture is slipping.
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