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Sunday, December 01, 2013

PJ O'Rourke on the Baby Boomers

Here is one Baby Boomer who appears to be willing to cop to being a member of the worst generation ever, but as is his generation's wont, he ends up trying to spin the facts on his generation's behalf:
We've reached the age of accountability. The world is our fault. We are the generation that has an excuse for everything—one of our greatest contributions to modern life—but the world is still our fault.

This is every generation's fate. It's a matter of power and privilege and demography. Whenever anything happens anywhere, somebody over 50 signs the bill for it. And the baby boom, seated as we are at the head of life's table, is hearing Generation X, Generation Y and the Millennials all saying, "Check, please!"

To address America's baby boom is to face big, broad problems. We number more than 75 million, and we're not only diverse but take a thorny pride in our every deviation from the norm (even though we're in therapy for it). We are all alike in that each of us thinks we're unusual.
Now, before Ryan launches in with his usual generational public defender routine, I readily admit that every member of a generation is not identical or even in step with the generational norm. But we are talking about a collective here! And more importantly, we are talking about a proudly self-identified collective here. So to bring up individuals in this context is not merely moot, it is a basic category error.

They claim they changed the world. We agree. We merely observe that they changed it for the worse.

Some Baby Boomers try to smugly point out that Generation X is also responsible because we have not fixed the problems they caused. They tend to ignore the fact that they are actively standing in the way of any and all attempts to do so. I was correct about the 2008 financial crisis and correct about the failure of the Federal Reserve and the Congress to successfully fix the situation. Did the Fed turn to me or any other GenX economist who correctly observed these things?

No, they appointed yet another Baby Boomer, one who will step up the intensity of the failed policies of the previous Baby Boomer. So what more can I, or any other member of Generation X, now do except point, laugh, and look forward to the day when we can shut off the generational parasite's life-support machines.

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Blogger Stan December 01, 2013 9:18 AM  

I suspect that the election of the current president would not have occured without the votes from gen X/Y slackers. And just as those slackers were created by boomers, the boomers were created by the "Greatest Generation", which reproduced like bacteria and mindlessly indulged their progeny. The attempt to create unrelated categories of generational miscreants is a prejudicial failure; each was created by its prior.

Blogger FALPhil December 01, 2013 9:27 AM  

Right on! This is one of the reasons that I love reading P.J. O'Rourke. He applies the heat where it needs application. However, I cannot hold Gen-Xers completely accountable for not fixing what the Boomers broke. After all, history teaches us that there is a certain "societal inertia" that is very hard to overcome without blood running in the gutters.

Blogger Glen Filthie December 01, 2013 9:27 AM  

It isn't them, Vox. It's you.

You and pretty much anyone with an IQ over freezing and a work ethic is pushing financial responsibility. The seniors, the ghetto scum, the single mommies, the welfare queens, the illiterate trailer park trash...they want more free shit!

Buy metals folks. Stock up on supplies. Yes, it is going to get that bad.

Anonymous scoobius dubious December 01, 2013 9:34 AM  

"The attempt to create unrelated categories of generational miscreants is a prejudicial failure; each was created by its prior."

Um........ nope.

"They claim they changed the world. We agree. We merely observe that they changed it for the worse."

In fairness to the baby boomers, we must strive to be strictly accurate. "They changed it [the world] for the worse" is not precisely accurate. More accurate would be, "they changed it for the much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much worse."

I'd feel better already, if that were possible, which of course it is not, because there are still boomers walking around using oxygen which could be much better spent on rats and cockroaches.

Anonymous El Duderino December 01, 2013 9:39 AM  

What's the boomer equivalent of a copperhead?

Anonymous Mike M. December 01, 2013 9:45 AM  

Democrat...just like 150 years ago.

Anonymous Mike M. December 01, 2013 9:49 AM  

However, I still maintain that trying to look at these issues with a 20-year generation will give false answers - too low a sample rate.

A political generation is 10-12 years, not 20. The Baby Boomers split into the Brat Boom (born 1945-55) and the Baby Bust (born 1955-65). VERY different life experiences.

Anonymous Salt December 01, 2013 9:54 AM  

I only hold those of Gen-X, Y, Z^n, QE, Whatever, ad nausem responsible insofar as Obama. I have no problem blaming the Boomers, but neither does that let Mr. Wilson off the hook. In short, I blame everyone. Perhaps it's the animal spirits running around. The conspiratorial nature of history.

Did the Fed turn to me or any other GenX economist who correctly observed these things?

Hell, they trashed Ron Paul. I'm sure there are a few Gen-X willing to carry their water. It'll be profitable for them.

Anonymous Orville December 01, 2013 10:05 AM  

My fellow boomers have truly screwed the pooch, but I don't buy the generational aspect. There are plenty of X's and Y's on the free shit bandwagon. I don't buy their arguments that those mean boomers took all the jobs, so I'm just going to be a welfare moocher. I'd be more willing to ascribe it to:
(a) clueless economists and politicians or
(b) leftist or other interested parties intentionally wrecking the economy for political power or
(c) a combination of a and b

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus December 01, 2013 10:05 AM  

Whites are a minority of the rising generations. They were born outnumbered and outvoted, and born under 24/7/365 anti-white indoctrination and anti-white laws.

Arithmetically, the older generations had the power to vote their way out of trouble. They made poor use of it, but they had it. They have not passed on the potential for the democratic control of their homeland to their own future generations.

For young whites growing up, hatred of their smug, treacherous elders would be a good sign: a sign that they understand their predicament and whose negligence and worse inflicted it on them.

Anonymous boomer December 01, 2013 10:19 AM  

Currently there is only 13% of the USA population over the age of 65. 1/3 of them will die before they reach 70.
The percentage of people living over 65 has not changed much in over a hundred years.
We our not living longer. The only reason you hear this is so they can rise the retirement age. All government and Union run pension retirement programs are a con job. They spent the money. As long as any generation allows these programs to continue there will always be war between the generations. This is exactly what these government and union run programs want. It distraction that allows them to keep stealing from all generation.

Blogger Breadbasket December 01, 2013 10:22 AM  

As someone who is at the end of the BB age group, I think we will definitely see a backlash from coming generations in regard to entitlements. In my planning, there is just an assumption that nothing is going to be there if I get to 70 and beyond.

Anonymous Mr. Stubby December 01, 2013 10:32 AM  

The vast majority of people do not want liberty, no matter what generation.

Replace the Boomer gen with the Millennial gen... and we'd still be where we are. No! Wait! Unicorns!

Anonymous Mr. Stubby December 01, 2013 10:42 AM  

Oh yeah... and Adam and Eve.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus December 01, 2013 10:55 AM  

boomer: "As long as any generation allows these programs to continue there will always be war between the generations."

This is a special war, because an older generation of Americans was overwhelmingly white, but the younger generation is majority non-white.

The mass media always promotes anti-white race war, usually disguising it as something else, like "urban" versus "rural".

That means there will be steady, persistent mass media boosting of the idea that there is generational conflict between the old and the young, with the old of course being selfish and evil and the young being hope, the future and so on. It will all be a mask. The "young" won't be helped when they are working class whites, and the "old" won't be targeted when they are non-white. Nevertheless, the mass media will repeat this bogus rationale.

It will be hard for whites to unite and fight that. The older generation really did sell out their own descendants. And it seems to live in a fantasy world, the world of its youth, when the nation was white and there was no immediate danger to the white majority. The younger generation does not live in that world. So sympathetic understanding between the generations will not be possible. Besides, due to the treacherous failure of their elders, young whites are not numerous enough, rich enough or politically mobilized and powerful enough to rescue the old.

As for elderly whites getting sympathy from the rising non-white majority...

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Anonymous franko December 01, 2013 10:57 AM  

Cheer up gens xy and z. I'm sure you'll take care of us boomers with the ACA. the " death panels" are for us.

Anonymous Harsh December 01, 2013 11:05 AM  

I thought Generation Y and Millenials were the same thing.

Anonymous DonReynolds December 01, 2013 11:10 AM  

I really do not know when it actually began, this business of christening a cohort of the population with a name. I know it started sometime during my life. The closest thing I can recall, and I got from the old timers when I was young, was the tendency to group military veterans of the major wars together. My mother had six brothers and the only thing that seemed to separate them were the different wars that they served in. My dad's family was the same size and had the same experience. The Civil War and WWI were big events that marked or distinguished individuals for the rest of their lives.

As best I can determine, it was Hemingway who pinned the name "Lost Generation" on those who became adults in time for WWI. (He must have been writing about Europeans. American participation in the war lasted only 19 months. The Spanish-American war lasted 4 months!) But the "Lost Generation" was a literary device that bled into the print media years later. The people at the time just thought of themselves as part of a war generation. People who lived through the Great Depression did not see themselves as a separate generation (or as part of the "greatest generation") until decades later. Why? Because the Great Depression deeply scarred people of all ages for about ten years......young and old alike. (Yes, there were exceptions, who became wealthy during the Depression.)

President Jimmy Carter was born in 1924 and spent much of WWII as a midshipman at the Naval Academy. Ford was born in 1913. Reagan was born in 1911. Bush Sr. was born the same year as Carter. Bill Clinton (born 1946) was the first "baby boomer" president in 1993. Bush Jr. was also born in 1946. Obama was born in 1961. There have been no presidents who were born in the 1950s, which includes the vast bulk of the 75 million "boomers".

I have no apologies for the crybabies who insist they inherited a rotten world. Grow up. Everybody inherits problems and every generation seems to be slow to turn over the helm to those who follow. We all have our problems, which is not very distinguishing. So you have a choice. You can stay in your recliner or perched on the couch playing video games and bellyaching about your parent's generation or you can get off your lardass and do something about it. Until you do that......

Anonymous DaveD December 01, 2013 11:21 AM  

The yearly articles about how boomers are taking all the wealth they've accrued/stolen with them add fuel to the fire. They are the richest generation in history yet they demand more discounts than anyone, spend every cent they have on play time, & use reverse mortgages to get more play money while leaving nothing for their kids & grandkids.

So, not only have they stolen from future generations to fund their party, they are doing everything they can to make sure there's no wealth left behind to pay those bills.

Truly a generation of narcissistic locusts.

Anonymous Mike M. December 01, 2013 11:32 AM  

I maintain that a "generation's" politics are shaped by events that took place in late adolescence and early adulthood.

The Brat Boomers grew up in the 1950s...a happy time. They got the good deals (such as they were) from the 1960s.

Baby Busters came to maturity in the 1970s. WE were the kids that Jimmy Carter told could not expect to live as well as our parents. Needless to say, we were Reagan's strongest supporters in 1980.

"Gen X"? I think it breaks into one group that came to maturity right around the time the Berlin Wall came down, and the Clinton Cynics. Both grew up with a sense of security that no American since the 1930s had had. But the Clinton Cynics had a very cynical worldview...learned from observing Sick Willie, the Grade-A sociopath.

Now, I think we're seeing the Hopeless Change group being horsewhipped by reality. They were Obama's big supporters - and are having a hard lesson in the price of folly.

Anonymous Morgan December 01, 2013 11:39 AM  

The world will be a better place when all the boomer trash are dead and rotting six feet under the earth. DIE BOOMER SCUM! DIE! We can't wait for you all to be dead so we can spit on your graves.

Anonymous Mike M. December 01, 2013 11:42 AM  

Won't solve the problem. The United States started to fall when the property/income requirements to vote were lifted. It's Danny Deadweight and Nellie no-Load who are the real problems.

Anonymous skunk river slim December 01, 2013 12:06 PM  

There is this gaggle of baby boomers that I work around (women naturally) that still think that their generation is Humanities gift to itself.

I'd like to tell boomers in general to go to Hell but I'm afraid that they would manage to fuck that place up too.

Anonymous zen0 December 01, 2013 12:11 PM  

Kind of ironic. Americans view American Boomers like the rest of the world views America:

A giant, bloated self absorbed entity sucking the world dry.

Anonymous Harsh December 01, 2013 1:01 PM  

I have no apologies for the crybabies who insist they inherited a rotten world.

You can stay in your recliner or perched on the couch playing video games and bellyaching about your parent's generation or you can get off your lardass and do something about it.

The two are not mutually exclusive. We can point to your fuck-ups while also trying to do something about it. It's not being a crybaby, it's calling a spade a spade. A crybaby, on the other hand, is someone who can't handle a little pointed criticism.

Anonymous DonReynolds December 01, 2013 1:21 PM  

Harsh......"A crybaby, on the other hand, is someone who can't handle a little pointed criticism."

What you call pointed criticism is not "trying to do something about it". Constructive criticism is always welcome, since that is how things get improved. But taking the fudgecicle out of your mouth long enough to say "DIE BOOMERS" and "I HATE YOU" is not constructive criticism, nor is it intended to be. Grunt all you like, the problems remain. Got a solution (besides killing all the boomers)? We are all ears. But killing the boomers will not solve your problems any more than killing all Negroes will end racism. Personally, criticisms and threats from welfare trash don't mean much. Solutions are always welcome from anywhere.

Anonymous Cryan Ryan December 01, 2013 1:24 PM  

Okay Vox, I'll not defend the boomers today.

The availability of effective birth control for my generation was, in a nutshell, the root of problem.

The smarter boomers cut back to two kids, while the dumber boomers (and Catholics - but let's not be repetitive) had larger families for another decade.

Result...the X'ers lost a bit of potential. So the good news is that you were allowed to live...the bad news is that you are of poorer genetic stock, as a whole.

More bad news. The dysgenic effect continued among X'ers, and was compounded by immigration and welfare policies.

Result...more bad news. The kids of X'ers are even dumber than X'ers.

It's difficult to build great societies with poor genetic stock.

So to paraphrase Luke (not that Luke) ... what we have here is a failure to have the ability to communicate.

It's just hard to make something of yerselves when yer parents were dumb, and yer kids are dumb, and yer grandkids are even dumber.

So it is logical that many of you X'ers will spend your middle years hating your parents, and then will spend your small inheritances on non-essential items (in an attempt to make you feel good about yerselves) and then will spend a lot of years as fat diabetics, who ingest large quantities of high fructose corn syrup, pills, and wheat products.

And finally, mercifully, you will die...leaving your mediocre children to slum it with the dumber millenials and whatever life forms they produce.

Result... thanksgiving dinners of the future will be much the same as those today...but even worse. Neck tattoos, spilled, wasted food, bad manners, a lot of texting and scrolling while eating. Little eye contact or pleasant conversation. Bastard children crawling around on the floor...

Damn those boomers!!!

Anonymous bob k. mando December 01, 2013 1:25 PM  

franko December 01, 2013 10:57 AM
I'm sure you'll take care of us boomers with the ACA. the " death panels" are for us.



every so often, i have occasion to point out the hilarity of Logan's Run.

even as a tender yute, i had already grasped that the hippie baby boomers ( who made this movie a hit ) were likely to be the exact generation that the death panels would be enacted upon. they were just so damn stupid that they were busy running around yelling, "Don't trust anyone over 30!". being, of course, too self-oblivious to consider the fact that one day most of THEM would be ... over 30.

it's almost enough to make one consider the concept of 'predictive programming' to be real ...




DaveD December 01, 2013 11:21 AM
yet they demand more discounts than anyone, spend every cent they have on play time, & use reverse mortgages to get more play money while leaving nothing for their kids & grandkids.



once again, back in the 70s i remember seeing bumper stickers bragging about how retirees were "spending my children's inheritance". even then, i knew that was perverse.

that was the 'Greatest Generation' that started doing that though.

of course, the Space Coast had more than it's share of witches and warlocks in those days, so there may be a reason why i was seeing that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merritt_Island_Dragon

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1987-12-13/features/8702110211_1_warlocks-witches-ship

Anonymous DonReynolds December 01, 2013 1:29 PM  

Morgan....."The world will be a better place when all the boomer trash are dead and rotting six feet under the earth. DIE BOOMER SCUM! DIE! We can't wait for you all to be dead so we can spit on your graves."

I guess this is what Harsh would call "a little pointed criticism".

Anonymous DonReynolds December 01, 2013 1:44 PM  

Cryan Ryan...."The availability of effective birth control for my generation was, in a nutshell, the root of problem.
The smarter boomers cut back to two kids, while the dumber boomers (and Catholics - but let's not be repetitive) had larger families for another decade."

Thank you for the point about contraceptive use being very uneven in its adoption. You make your point very well, but I wish you had mentioned the tens of millions of anchor babies, not just in hispanic families, which reinforces your same genetic argument.

I read recently that over 10,000 Chinese women fly to the USA to have anchor babies EVERY YEAR. Probably as many from South Korea too, since it is a sure way to avoid being drafted into the military. The illegal aliens do not actually need six or eight or ten children to be anchored in this country.

If you go back a century, to a time when there was no oral contraceptives, American women AVERAGED thirteen children in their lifetime. (Some had more and some had less, but 13 was the average for a normal married woman.)

Blogger RobertW December 01, 2013 2:00 PM  

Not all us boomers are net takers. I am a producer (small moderately successful B2B software businesses). However it is getting to the point that I am feeling like a royal sucker. What is the point of being a producer when 55% of your business income is confiscated by the various levels of government? (Soon probably to be closer to 60%). And I know where a lot of it is going: to the nonproductive classes which includes huge numbers of already retired boomers on gold plated, taxpayer funded pensions.

Anonymous Old Worn Out and Brokedown Boomer December 01, 2013 2:14 PM  

We will blow this place up sky high on top of your head!

Anonymous civilServant December 01, 2013 2:16 PM  

Matt 7 “1 Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2 For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and [a]by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how [b]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."

Anonymous FP December 01, 2013 2:42 PM  

Don: "Got a solution (besides killing all the boomers)? We are all ears."

Most boomers are not all ears. I was a know nothing punk at 20-25 and at 36 I'm still a know nothing punk who still needs to sit down and listen to his elders who know better.

Its akin to talking to many die hard GOP'ers. They know the situation is bad, dire even but they're still cheering on team elephant. Direct quote from a local GOP party supporter/radio host in his 50s: "I can't stand Mitch McConnell, but, you like Harry Reid better?"

Robert, via Zerohedge:

Lucy, 32 explains why taxpayers are fools

( http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-30/other-america-taxpayers-are-fools-working-stupid )

Anonymous Just_Michael December 01, 2013 2:47 PM  

The Boomer generation had a brief party which lasted for 5 years and resulted in its delivery from conscription servitude.

The elites of the country have been responsible for every change, both good and bad, since at least the Lincoln presidency.

The boomer generation, for the most part, is just another collection of powerless worker bees trying to make ends meet until they can't.

After the boomer generation is dead, the remaining generations will still have those members of the elite who will feed off of them.

The boomer generation has very damn little to do with the problems America faces today.

We were yet to be born in 1913.

Anonymous Samuel Scott December 01, 2013 2:54 PM  

Mike M. December 01, 2013 9:45 AM

Democrat...just like 150 years ago.


Um, you do realize that a long time ago, the Democrats of today were essentially Republicans and vice versa? In terms of which party was more (reportedly) populist versus elitist and more rural versus urban.

The Democrats controlled the south and rural areas. The Republicans were urban and moneyed. I could go on.

It just goes to show that no major U.S. political party, in the end, cares about staying true to any sort of ideal over the long term. They care only about power and what will get them or keep them elected.

Anonymous DonReynolds December 01, 2013 3:09 PM  

FP.......Its akin to talking to many die hard GOP'ers. They know the situation is bad, dire even but they're still cheering on team elephant. Direct quote from a local GOP party supporter/radio host in his 50s: "I can't stand Mitch McConnell, but, you like Harry Reid better?"

I appreciate all that you say. Since 1972, the American voter has been given a choice in nearly every election between being eaten by a Lion or a Tiger. We could see that the outcome would be horrible either way, so the best we could do is vote for the lesser of two evils......or you can stay home (as I have at times) and let other people decide which was the lesser evil.

Obviously, our Republic has flaws. Some were there from the beginning and others have accumulated over time until we have the horrible mess of today. I am not optimistic that this can be resolved peacefully or politically.

The ethos of the voting public (and the media) has become like that old fat lady that lives down the street, adopting every stray cat she can find......"so they won't starve" and "so they will have a home". Well, I am no longer concerned about her pets, since it takes all of her social security check to buy them food. And when she dies, her pets will chew off her face when they get hungry.

The EBT/unemployment insurance/SSI crazy check/illegal alien/structured settlement/mortgage fraud/student loan crowd are the new pets. We need to deal with them before they have more kittens.

Anonymous DaveD December 01, 2013 3:10 PM  

I love that Don Reynolds argument is "Sure, things are screwed to Hell but it's all Gen X's fault for not stopping my Boomers."

It's like arguing with a chick. All her bad decisions are the man's fault.

Anonymous Just_Michael December 01, 2013 3:20 PM  

Just for the record, the *ahem* "Greatest Generation" wasn't the doting, protective guardian angels that some have made them out to be.

The Great Depression and WW2 had rendered many of them emotional cripples and a large swath of combat veteran PTSD alcoholics swam in their school.

Still, I don't blame them for the disruptions of their age, but they could be some mean sumbitches to deal with when they were in their prime.

They were a very hardened generation (with good reason) and one had to develop a fairly hard shell to cope with them.

,...at least until you turned 18 and could move away to some place where they had minimal influence on your day to day activities.

Anonymous bob k. mando December 01, 2013 3:29 PM  

Just_Michael December 01, 2013 2:47 PM
The boomer generation, for the most part, is just another collection of powerless worker bees trying to make ends meet until they can't.




bullshit.

the Boomers bought into all the 'biker cool' idiocy and made Harley-Davidson a multi-billion dollar company ... by spending their money on +$30,000 motorcycles. because they 'needed' them.

those ( and many other ) choices were freely made AND impoverished the generations of their children.

Anonymous Just_MIchael December 01, 2013 3:34 PM  

Harley Davidson?

Harley Davidson is the cause of the Nation's decline?

But,....but,...Ron Paul says it's the Federal Reserve.

Somebody needs to contact Ron Paul and inform him of the Harley Davidson connection.

Blogger Outlaw X December 01, 2013 3:34 PM  

***Spanks self on butt saying***

"You've been a naughty, naughty naughty boy".

Anonymous Sigyn December 01, 2013 3:43 PM  

[A diatribe that boils down to "Oh yeah? Well, you're stupid, you're ugly, and your mother dresses you funny."]

Looks like Ryan's still feeling a bit peevish about this subject. I can't exactly explain how I know this. It's just a hunch.

Anonymous fritz December 01, 2013 3:45 PM  

I guess I'm a "tail-end" boomer. I have more affinity with the X-ers. I much prefer Megadeth and Porcupine Tree to The Beatles, even though with boomers, I do appreciate Pink Floyd. I would much rather listen to King's X and Galactic Cowboys, who are both strongly influenced by The Beatles. Even Mustaine, will give credit to The Stones, and Bob Dylan.

I doesn't matter what gen we are talking. We are ALL to blame. No use pointing fingers. Point a finger, and stand in a mirror. Who does it point to?

So, in terms of "fixing" things, here is my contribution as a "boomer," having more in common with the X-er.

What if Obama (Soetoro) is of the makeup of a white father and a black mother? From this inquiry alone, logic dictates his public birth record is a fraud. What if Barry Whatever is of the Rothschild/Rockefeller bloodline? Same for Clinton. Certainly of the Bushes.

When someone brings out information. The persons that bring out this information, at first seem and are cooperative. Later, they become less cooperative, and in some cases they completely back away from their first assertions. Then, the investigator/interviewer gets death threats. What do you make of this?

From a civics mindset. Let's say from a specifically Christian one. When the Christian understands the "left hand" realm. That God definitely works there. In fact, the majority of our lives, lives there. Then, when revealed certain information, even and especially very difficult information. What duty the Christian has to proclaim and disseminate this information to those that would otherwise not come upon this information by themselves?

Now you know how a person like me would feel. Especially when/after viewing this (and the interviews they discuss). Now put these two Scriptures into your mind:

Matthew 24:24

John 8:32

As Biermann states, quite emphatically and eloquently, people/children of God live way too much in the "right hand" realm. (Especially of the Calvinist). Most of the work in the "right hand" is already done for us. The only temporal humans that should live more in the right hand, than others, are those called and ordained servants of the Word and Sacrament. When they get into the pulpit. When they consecrate and distribute the Holy Supper (The Eucharist), this is "right hand" stuff. That is their full-time vocation. They also have tasks in the left hand.

For the rest of us, (laymen) the majority of our tasks are in the left hand. Although, there are part-time duties in the right hand. Yet, too many of us (layman) dwell and attempt to dwell in the right hand, where we don't belong in the first place. This is why I believe society is so screwed up as we have been witnessing for some time. (probably centuries)

So again, don't blame -- them. Blame yourself. The finger points back to you and me ...

Anonymous Rosalys December 01, 2013 3:50 PM  

Not that I want to make any excuses for my boomer generation (a pretty selfish lot) but my Dad, a member of the "greatest generation", a WWII vet, was pretty disgusted with his own generation for being the ones who allowed the New Deal to be enacted and become entrenched.

The general march of mankind is down the slippery slope to perdition because it's so easy. The only way out is by regeneration of the individual soul made possible by the death of Christ.

Blogger Bach Stirling December 01, 2013 3:53 PM  

On an unrelated topic...
http://omahanews.com/2013/12/01/john-bach-rants-on-government-employees/

Anonymous DonReynolds December 01, 2013 3:59 PM  

DaveD......"I love that Don Reynolds argument is "Sure, things are screwed to Hell but it's all Gen X's fault for not stopping my Boomers."

Read more carefullly. I never said it was Gen X's fault.

What the fuc* did they ever do? They are spectators, ridding on the same bus as everyone else. You do not like the destination, take it up with the bus driver or (better still) the people who tell the bus driver where to go.

Anonymous GG December 01, 2013 3:59 PM  

"The vast majority of people do not want liberty, no matter what generation."

It surprising how quickly people change their minds the moment their own personal liberty is revoked.

Anonymous bob k. mando December 01, 2013 4:11 PM  

Just_MIchael December 01, 2013 3:34 PM
Harley Davidson is the cause of the Nation's decline?




no, dumbass. the Boomers ( and before them, many of the 'Greatest Generation' ) decisions to shit their familial CAPITAL away on worthless posturing status symbols that provided NO benefit to their family or offspring is the problem.



Just_MIchael December 01, 2013 3:34 PM
But,....but,...Ron Paul says it's the Federal Reserve.



the Fed provides INCENTIVE to waste capital like this by artificially driving down interest rates and inflating the value of money away ( thereby destroying the asset value of already accumulated capital ) by expanding the money/credit supply.

i agree, ZIRP is a bad thing.

but there's nothing keeping the Boomers from spending this easy credit on actual production facilities or assets which could be handed down to their children.

nah, nah. we'll just buy Harleys, condos on the beach in Fla and motor homes. that's a FANTASTIC use of wealth. sure to be a good return on that. and you say i can get a reverse mortgage on my house to finance all this? and it's all being financed at the bottom by selling Treasury Bills on trillions in FedGov debt?

well, hell. i didn't want to leave anything for my children anyways. ungrateful little bastards. why can't they be happy paying my retirement bill?



Just_MIchael December 01, 2013 3:34 PM
Somebody needs to contact Ron Paul and inform him of the Harley Davidson connection.


i'm sure Paul is already well aware of it.

Anonymous Just_Michael December 01, 2013 4:18 PM  

Most of the Boomers of my association aren't of the proper social strata to be buying condo's in Florida.

But, I guess if one is to engage in broad, sweeping stereotypery, there's no reason to be all half assed about it.

Especially if Daddy just bought himself a Harley instead of a 325I for his kid.

Anonymous preatorian December 01, 2013 4:26 PM  

@RobertW

However it is getting to the point that I am feeling like a royal sucker. What is the point of being a producer when 55% of your business income is confiscated by the various levels of government?

Well, you own your own software company, and it has been made clear that income will be punished, so... man, running a business is expensive. Another break-even year...

Anonymous Idle Spectator, Generation Why December 01, 2013 4:36 PM  

Boomer: "I need you to work much harder in order to support higher taxes, social security, Obamacare, buy my Baby Boomer house as I try to sell it, support the useless immigrants flooding in, support welfarites, and support the exploding population of single mothers, while you are paying off your massive student loan debt, dealing with progressive credentialism, dealing with Human Resources, getting handicapped by affirmative action and other useless government intervention, and simultaneously dealing with the hiring of more useless female employees."

Y: "Go away, baitin'."

Anonymous Red December 01, 2013 4:36 PM  

In Denmark and the UK around 30% of deaths are old people being put down without their consent in the hospital. Denmark does it with drugs and the UK does it by not giving the old water. When I've pointed this out to the younger generations their response is usually "Good". There's no future for the young and they hate the baby boomers for it.

Blogger tz December 01, 2013 4:43 PM  

The boomers allowed 2 out of 3 Gen X to survive. Perhaps Gen X will return the favor.

Anonymous Podsnap December 01, 2013 4:45 PM  

Not just an American issue, here is another boomer 'fessing up today -

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tony-abbott-must-fight-the-baby-boomers-debt-explosion-20131201-2yjlm.html

Anonymous Idle Spectator December 01, 2013 4:54 PM  

Not all us boomers are net takers. I am a producer (small moderately successful B2B software businesses). However it is getting to the point that I am feeling like a royal sucker. What is the point of being a producer when 55% of your business income is confiscated by the various levels of government? (Soon probably to be closer to 60%). And I know where a lot of it is going: to the nonproductive classes which includes huge numbers of already retired boomers on gold plated, taxpayer funded pensions.

Hahahahaha, you sucker.

Surfs up, dude.

Anonymous kfg December 01, 2013 5:15 PM  

When did Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ and Nixon become Baby Boomers?

When the relevant changes happened the Baby Boomers either weren't yet born, or were no older and had no more power than Gen Xers do now.

The Wobblies, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Sloan Wilson, Saul Alinsky, Timothy Leary, John Lennon, Grace Slick; not Boomers.

And the Harley thang was started by disaffected WWII vets who didn't see the 50s as any great Shangri-La when all the world was beautiful and perfect.

Blogger Outlaw X December 01, 2013 5:40 PM  

when we can shut off the generational parasite's life-support machines.

You won't have to, I have a don't resuscitate order and all of my family knows this. Not afraid of death it is the process that is bothering to me. I've watched animals like deer die and saw the fear in their eyes it is a natural uncontrollable action of aware living creatures innate and programed by the creator of all things..

Blogger Outlaw X December 01, 2013 6:02 PM  

kfg

I agree, but the greatest sin of my generation which I was the last of was the creation of the cultural decline which has continued though the rest of the generations. Like feminism, no-fault divorce, abortion and a list as long as my arm. Collectively speaking we created it more than any other generation.

"You've come a long way baby."

Blogger Random December 01, 2013 6:17 PM  

Outlaw,

I'll bet the house he didn't have fear in his eyes when the end came.

Blogger Unknown December 01, 2013 6:20 PM  

"...what more can I, or any other member of Generation X, now do except point, laugh, and look forward to the day when we can shut off the generational parasite's life-support machines.

Speaking of parasites, has your generation reimbursed your parents for the cost of raising you (with accrued interest)? Have you compensated the taxpayers who funded at least 12 or 13 years of your education? You might not have made use of the opportunities (such as they were) your schools offered, but your childless older neighbors were still out the cash.

Blogger Random December 01, 2013 6:28 PM  

You sound old.

Blogger Unknown December 01, 2013 6:38 PM  

Generation X has been complaining about their hard lot ever since the guy wrote the book defining them as a cohort. P.J. O'Rourke noticed this tendency years ago and gave them some advice how to improve their situation. "Put your cap on straight, pull your pants up and get a job".

Anonymous Noah B. December 01, 2013 6:38 PM  

"Speaking of parasites, has your generation reimbursed your parents for the cost of raising you (with accrued interest)?"

It used to be normal for parents to pay the costs of raising their own children. For someone to even consider that children to repay the "cost" of their being raised reflects a selfish and deluded mindset.

Anonymous Noah B. December 01, 2013 6:40 PM  

And speaking of which, children usually have no choice regarding the education with which they are provided. If the Boomers spent excessively and wastefully on education spending -- which they most certainly did -- that decision was made by the Boomers alone.

Anonymous Noah B. December 01, 2013 6:43 PM  

It used to be considered normal and expected for parents to pay the cost of raising their own children. To ask children to repay the costs of being raised reflects a selfish and deluded mindset.

Children also have little say in how they are educated. The Boomers are the ones who decided to spend wastefully and counterproductively on a public education system whose main purpose is indoctrination.

Anonymous FP December 01, 2013 6:58 PM  

"Speaking of parasites, has your generation reimbursed your parents for the cost of raising you (with accrued interest)? Have you compensated the taxpayers who funded at least 12 or 13 years of your education?"

1. No.
2. No.

Why should I have to? The justification for government "public" education my whole life has been to invest in the future, so the country will have literate, productive citizens. Its investing in our future! Collectively. Also, why should I be forced to pay back for that education when I was forced to go against my will?

Anonymous Idle Spectator December 01, 2013 7:27 PM  

"Put your cap on straight, pull your pants up and get a job".

Go away, batin'.

Why should I have to? The justification for government "public" education my whole life has been to invest in the future, so the country will have literate, productive citizens.

And then the Boomers sat there importing illiterate, unproductive "citizens." Thanks, Boomers!

Collectively. Also, why should I be forced to pay back for that education when I was forced to go against my will?

Boomers sound like the Chinese government billing the executed for the cost of the bullets.

Thanks, Boomers!

Anonymous Cryan Ryan December 01, 2013 7:31 PM  

There once an X'er boy who complained,
His budgetary needs felt constrained,
Mom was mean; Dad a jerk,
and when they got home from work,
X'er boy went upstairs and complained.

Anonymous Xer December 01, 2013 7:39 PM  

"They tend to ignore the fact that they are actively standing in the way of any and all attempts to do so..."

That's it right there.


Blogger Outlaw X December 01, 2013 7:42 PM  

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Anonymous Xer December 01, 2013 7:44 PM  

Crying Ryan you're a perfect example of the boomer cop out/juvenile attitude. Even in your old age you still need to be taking out to the woodshed.

Blogger Outlaw X December 01, 2013 7:50 PM  

I need to re-do my last comment.

Boomers sound like the Chinese government billing the executed for the cost of the bullets.

Thanks, Boomers!

People are taking this post way too personal. If you haven't figured it out none of it is about you, on either side of the argument. As Idle (not the commenter) threats about killing boomers are at best just an angry society who needs a Jew to blame.

I take none of Vox's arguments personally and don't fear what other generations think, we all are responsible for the shape we are in and a justified anger should be pointed at the power elites who confused the dumbed down masses of a lie.

I can only watch and see them laughing at us while we are pointing fingers at each other while they are in their private jets and Banking palaces. Watching us as we fight with each other. Well, I refuse to participate!

Blogger Unknown December 01, 2013 7:58 PM  

Noah B. December 01, 2013 6:43 PM, "It used to be considered normal and expected for parents to pay the cost of raising their own children. To ask children to repay the costs of being raised reflects a selfish and deluded mindset."

Of course it used to be considered normal and expected for children to care for their parents in their old age, but you forgot that, didn't you?

Anonymous Xer December 01, 2013 8:04 PM  

"Everybody inherits problems and every generation seems to be slow to turn over the helm to those who follow."

WTF! Slow! More like you're selfish pricks that won't let go.Talk about some spin. That Xer boot up your ass was us trying to tell you to move the hell out of the way for the last decade now the ship is on the rocks ya knuckle heads. Ya leftist idiot boomers love to hear yourselves talk, look at how many boomers idiots are still clinging to their positions of power in 2013. Slow he says *rolls eyes*

Blogger Unknown December 01, 2013 8:10 PM  

FP December 01, 2013 6:58 PM “Also, why should I be forced to pay back for that education when I was forced to go against my will?”

Despite your unwillingness to attend school you obviously profited more from your taxpayer-funded education than the taxpayers did, so you should pay back the difference. With interest accrued of course.

Anonymous Xer December 01, 2013 8:21 PM  

The boomer generation sucks so bad even the Millennial generation has had to take notice especially since all they have to do is look at who's STILL running things and invariably there is some idiot boomer still in there fubaring everything. Heck we didn't even have to bad mouth you much or write volumes of books about how pathetic you clowns are. Your marathon of idiocy is affecting the next generation after the Xers.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 December 01, 2013 8:28 PM  

It would be easy to say that the Baby Boomers left their children with a civilization in worse shape than when they got it and then simply move on from there. I certainly don't want to hold any grudges.

But when you consider that nearly every major policy from minimum wage to a lack of social security reform to the Affordable Care Act has been extremely harmful to young, productive people, I get enraged by them. Nobody in the mainstream press is looking out for the younger generation. Instead we are given force-fed horseshit about the Beatles or upper class assholes talking about death. We hear story after story about Baby Boomers committing suicide at record rates (life your head up high and blow your brains out).

Meanwhile, the damage they've caused our generation goes constantly unnoticed. And the damaging policies keep on being handed down by the government now run by these selfish assholes.

Anonymous Xer December 01, 2013 8:42 PM  

Just remember there is God. Of course the boomertards won't mention Him. Which is the worst part of their "legacy". But he is there and with His help any generation can overcome its challenges. Nehemiah rebuilt the walls in his times, we can too.

“For the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Blogger Outlaw X December 01, 2013 8:57 PM  

Baby Boomers left their children with a civilization in worse shape than when they got it and then simply move on from there. I certainly don't want to hold any grudges.

Yes that would be the smart thing to do revenge is a double edged sword and a slippery slope to go down. In which we to when we devalue our brothers we devalue ourselves..

When I was in my late twenties I was listening to a preacher who said about abortion. "When you kill your unborn don't be surprised when the ones who survived and were not aborted grow up and start killing you."

An ominous and prescient words that I will never forget. He went on to explain why and was exactly right.

Anonymous dw December 01, 2013 9:08 PM  

The Left really wants to claim the Millennials as their own. The Boomers are already split between the progs and neocons, Xers between progressives, libertarians, Republicans, and conservatives.

Millennials lean libertarian, yet white Millennials voted mostly for Romney, indicating they learned much from 2008. They're pro-gun, anti-government, divided on homosexuality, mostly pro-life, and waking up to the college scam.

Remember, most are still under 30, their Crisis moment will make them the generation future generations know them as, whether good or bad. The Boomers had their shot, and every step of the way they've made the wrong decisions.

Anonymous Jack Amok December 01, 2013 9:53 PM  

If a giant asteroid destroyed all life on Earth, it would certainly be a bummer, but on the bright side, all the Boomers would be dead.

Anonymous Mr Stubby December 01, 2013 10:16 PM  

bullshit.

the Boomers bought into all the 'biker cool' idiocy and made Harley-Davidson a multi-billion dollar company ... by spending their money on +$30,000 motorcycles. because they 'needed' them.


You need to get out more often. I have thousands of miles traveled. Over a hundred biker shin-dings... most are gen x and mills. They also make up most of the biker clubs.

Anonymous Idle Spectator December 01, 2013 10:36 PM  

If a giant asteroid destroyed all life on Earth, it would certainly be a bummer, but on the bright side, all the Boomers would be dead.

That's not fair to the asteroid. It would have sticky boomer guts sloshed on it. Partially burnt too, like a patina of roast charcoal. It would smell like burnt hair and Bigfoot's dick. A self-loathing asteroid reading Proust. Ewwwww.

People are taking this post way too personal. If you haven't figured it out none of it is about you, on either side of the argument. As Idle (not the commenter) threats about killing boomers are at best just an angry society who needs a Jew to blame.

I feel sorry for the 15 - 20% of the Boomers who are productive, like RobertW who is running that business. It's going to be like being a European Jew in the 1920s. This is going to end badly.

The boomer generation sucks so bad even the Millennial generation has had to take notice especially since all they have to do is look at who's STILL running things and invariably there is some idiot boomer still in there fubaring everything.

They're in the way. "What's Excel DO? That new WINDOWS THING! What is the X button for???"

The Millennials and Xers just sit around going "Who put this fossil in charge? I didn't think Ichthyosaurs were around anymore, much less equipped with opposable thumbs for keyboards."

Here's some advice: if the Boomers tell you to run towards the trenches filled with the mustard gas, like the old generals did in World War I, think twice. And thrice.

Despite your unwillingness to attend school you obviously profited more from your taxpayer-funded education than the taxpayers did, so you should pay back the difference. With interest accrued of course.

When is the last time you were in a public school? Did you graduate in 1968, back when they still taught actual subjects?

Anonymous DonReynolds December 01, 2013 11:01 PM  

Idle Spectator......"I feel sorry for the 15 - 20% of the Boomers who are productive, like RobertW who is running that business. It's going to be like being a European Jew in the 1920s. This is going to end badly."

Not a problem. Like the Euro Jews that could not get out of the country, two choices remained......join the communist underground or the Waffen SS. Either way, you would survive the worst of the shitstorm.

Blogger James Dixon December 01, 2013 11:40 PM  

> A political generation is 10-12 years, not 20.

Thank you. Now if only you could get the rest of the world to admit to this. :(

However the rest of the word insists that we're all boomers (and the earlier boomers absolutely demand that we be counted as such). And Vox is absolutely correct in his assessment of the combined generation.


Blogger Outlaw X December 01, 2013 11:54 PM  

I feel sorry for the 15 - 20% of the Boomers who are productive, like RobertW who is running that business. It's going to be like being a European Jew in the 1920s. This is going to end badly.

If the snowball rolls that way, what the Xers don't realize is they are next. When economics drive morality all old people, then the unproductive will be killed and the deinitions will change as time and conquences evolve. Killing to prevent poverty is like killing to save the Earth. All natural men will be at risk and people will not remember from where we came and the love of many will wax cold if it already hasn't.

I don't care, I just won't be a part of it. Let the idiots squeek like an nu-greesed wheel and live in a dystopic world of "Carrousel"

Anonymous Eric Ashley December 02, 2013 12:07 AM  

I really hated that song 'we didn't start the fire...'. True enough, but the Boomers, in general, allowed or encouraged it to be vastly worse.

Should the Xers do more? Yes, but they would do more if the Boomers were out of the way.

When I read Don's comments, I'm reminded of Tales of New America where the advancing good guy forces push through the marshmallow defenses. And the villains are like 'why won't the people fight?'...'Oh, because we basically took everything away from them already. They have no resources.'

Anonymous Idle Spectator December 02, 2013 12:18 AM  

However the rest of the word insists that we're all boomers (and the earlier boomers absolutely demand that we be counted as such).

The term you are searching for: Generation Jones.

Anonymous lurker December 02, 2013 12:22 AM  

"Here's some advice: if the Boomers tell you to run towards the trenches filled with the mustard gas, like the old generals did in World War I, think twice. And thrice."

They just send them to Iraq or Afghanistan. Because terrrists.

Blogger Outlaw X December 02, 2013 12:22 AM  

Should the Xers do more? Yes, but they would do more if the Boomers were out of the way.

Wisdom seems to be in short supply these days. The Bible has been forgotten or never read. I can't believe the things I am seeing people openly talk about "getting people out of the way."

I am not the brightest bulb on the blog but I know a lie when I see one and from where it comes. Intelligence and wisdom are not the same thing.

People have no shame and looking at things why should they? They never knew it and will probably never know it. Watch them camp out and line up on "grey Thursday" and "Black Friday" fighting to buy things they don't need with money they don't have. What are we teaching our children through our actions?

I got a Porsche see me?

Anonymous Noah B. December 02, 2013 12:40 AM  

"Of course it used to be considered normal and expected for children to care for their parents in their old age, but you forgot that, didn't you?"

Not at all. What gave you that idea?

Anonymous Mr. Stubby December 02, 2013 12:59 AM  

If the gen x'ers and the millennials would get their act together, they could have the country they desire.

Why not?

Anyhow, I always get a kick out of watching those black friday voutube video's... because of boomers.

Anonymous Eric Ashley December 02, 2013 1:49 AM  

Outlaw, its more of a plea for a retirement from the political scene.

And your notion of the snowball rolling the Xers way is probably not too large a surprise to most Xers who realized a very long time ago that they were getting the short end of the stick, and even if sanity were restored, it probably would cost them more than others.

In that Generations book, the best comparison to Xers was the Janitor.

You don't like it, but the process of fixing things seems to require that we de-pedestalize the Boomers first. So your request to 'lets move on' doesn't really help.

Blogger Outlaw X December 02, 2013 2:08 AM  

You don't like it, but the process of fixing things seems to require that we de-pedestalize the Boomers first. So your request to 'lets move on' doesn't really help.

Has nothing to do with what "I" like or dislike. It has to do with what I know. I put my grand parents on a pedestal because I knew they had seen much more than me about life. If de-pedestalize them means killing them then you are an evil person, if it means not listening to them you are a stupid person. I'd rather be stupid than evil.

Blogger James Higham December 02, 2013 2:23 AM  

As a bit of both generations, I can say Gen X decided moaning was better than fixing. ;-)

Anonymous Freddy December 02, 2013 3:01 AM  

Okay. Hindsight. If VD were born in that time-frame this belief would never cross the blog. So what!.? Therefore WTF?
What do you got and whatever it is how can you alter reality as we know it based on this brilliant revelation?

Dead effin air unless you can connect all the missing links between the baby boomers and everything thing that pisses you off. Stuff it already!

Anonymous Mr. Stubby December 02, 2013 3:35 AM  

As a bit of both generations, I can say Gen X decided moaning was better than fixing. ;-)

Same here. Every time this subject comes up, it seems like it becomes one big giant wet group hug of self-pity.

I hate you mommy and daddy! I hate you I hate you I hate you! And I hate you too grandpa and grandma! I hate you!

And I hate you too Adam and Eve! I hate you!

We wanna kill you all! Then everything will be better and life will be one big happy group hug!

Who needs Jesus! When we have ourselves! We will be the holiest generation after we get rid of the BOOMERS!


Spit.

Anonymous lurker December 02, 2013 3:46 AM  

"Who needs Jesus! When we have ourselves! We will be the holiest generation after we get rid of the BOOMERS!

Spit."

Another boomtard in need of a slapping.

"Anyhow, I always get a kick out of watching those black friday voutube video's... because of boomers."

Indeed since management, upper level all the way up to the CEO is populated with boomers as well as most of the stock is held by boomers. Thanks for trying to play.

Anonymous lurker December 02, 2013 3:47 AM  

"Spit."

A boomer acting his age.

Anonymous Xer December 02, 2013 4:02 AM  

"Another boomtard in need of a slapping."

Correction: Another petulant boomer in need of a slapping.

Anonymous Freddy December 02, 2013 4:02 AM  

Rebuttal not forthcoming....just description...and you would've co-opted reality in what unbiased neutral way?

You think much to highly of your intellect and moral disposition

Anonymous kfg December 02, 2013 4:08 AM  

"I hate you mommy and daddy! I hate you I hate you I hate you! And I hate you too grandpa and grandma! I hate you!"

Sounds pretty much like the 50s and 60s, innit though?

Anonymous Eric Ashley December 02, 2013 9:21 AM  

Outlaw, I've been waiting for that point in a way. There is a difference between the Private and Public Spheres. In my personal life, I regard my father as a hero. In the public sphere where voting takes place, Baby Boomers have, in general, been a curse upon Mankind. Clear as mud?

Lurker, 'we will be the holiest generation after Boomers' is Sooooo Boomerish. Its part of why ya'll are a problem. The Xer way of looking at it is 'we'll try, and fail a lot, to pick up most of the mess, so things don't fall apart, and our kids have a better chance than us to do something great.'

Boomers believed they were God's gift to the world; Xers try not to screw up too badly.

Next time we have one of these threads, it would be helpful if the Boomers just lurked.

Anonymous RedJack December 02, 2013 10:58 AM  

well, hell. i didn't want to leave anything for my children anyways. ungrateful little bastards. why can't they be happy paying my retirement bill?

Mom is that you? I literaly had that conversation Thursday. I love my parents, but they have made a direct decesion to spend it all and become wards of the state. And they are not as nuts as many boomers

Anonymous civilServant December 02, 2013 11:48 AM  

You think much to highly of your intellect and moral disposition

It is not that. It is that they are largely incognizant that others exist.

Anonymous civilServant December 02, 2013 11:55 AM  

In Denmark and the UK around 30% of deaths are old people being put down without their consent in the hospital. Denmark does it with drugs and the UK does it by not giving the old water. When I've pointed this out to the younger generations their response is usually "Good".

Will they be ready when their turn comes? These sorts of things are not turned on and off at will like a faucet.

I can only watch and see them laughing at us while we are pointing fingers at each other while they are in their private jets and Banking palaces.

Ephesians 6 "12 For our struggle is not against [a]flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places."

Anonymous Mr. Stubby December 02, 2013 6:55 PM  

Indeed since management, upper level all the way up to the CEO is populated with boomers as well as most of the stock is held by boomers. Thanks for trying to play.

Because they have this magical power over gen-x and mills that makes them, like zombies, gravitate towards black friday sales and turn... animal zombie.

Oh. Wait. You were just sniveling.

Anonymous Mr. Stubby December 02, 2013 7:00 PM  

Correction: Another petulant boomer in need of a slapping.

Hate to burst your bubble... Gen-X minus 2 years.

Anonymous civilServant December 02, 2013 7:33 PM  

http://www.wbur.org/kindworld/2013/11/26/when-the-parachute-failed-a-true-sacrifice

Anonymous Manatee December 03, 2013 2:32 AM  

For the record I back 5 years on this blog...Manatee, and Freddy.

My post contra VD on his hatred bout Baby Boomers...hey dooochies, yes you ilk, why did VD take my logical posts down unless he has no there, there. Achilles exposed. Game on. We go back, still no respect.

Anonymous Freddy December 03, 2013 2:38 AM  

He silences his SF critics but he has already created the segway to silence all opposition. Drink that poison kool-aid, except for the ilk who monatetrarily profiting from him.

Anonymous Manatee December 03, 2013 2:43 AM  

Eff all kool-aid drinkers....this douchie who has taken my posts dow wants to posit himself as a champion of freedom...fuck that lie...you pathetic punck...worthy of a beat down

Anonymous Freddy December 03, 2013 2:50 AM  

Just like your worthless Vikings, oh....an epiphany....that splains everything about your that thing.

Anonymous lurker December 03, 2013 2:54 AM  

"Because they have this magical power over gen-x and mills that makes them, like zombies, gravitate towards black friday sales and turn... animal zombie."

Yeah because the youth of the nation just end up that all by them wee little selves. Time to grow a brain stubby.

Anonymous Manatee December 03, 2013 3:05 AM  

You can see it, thank you.

Anonymous etype.series December 03, 2013 3:35 AM  

Unfortunately, your allotment of 'Gen X' to those who came of maturity in the 90's is wrong. I was born in 61 (like Obama). I am not a baby boomer...we were the one who first called out the boomers (hippies), and we hated them with a passionate intensity you will never know, because we knew what was coming. It was we that called ourselves 'Generation X', not some media wonk, because we knew we would be wiped out, this was the meaning of the dystopic style of the punk movement. Later they appropriated the term 'Generation X' to a later generation to completely flush us down the memory hole.
Let me tell you something, we were the last to see something called a 'culture', meaning something you create, not buy, in those slim years when the boomers seemed to have disappeared as they morphed from the loathsome so-called 'flower children' to the even more sickening and semantically idiotic 'compassionate left' (early 70’s to 80)
The culture of N.America was at a high point. Regular newspaper journalism had abandoned ‘causes’ and embraced quality and literary excellence to the point were reading a major newspaper approached the style of the best novels. Movies and cinema, music were undergoing a renaissance. The fact the economy was wrecked by the oil embargo’s didn’t matter - with a minimum wage job you could still hit the clubs every other night, afford rent on a cheap but impressive apartment, the finest clothes (I used to buy Armani suits for $178 before anyone even knew what an Armani or an Italian suit was, and I considered $178 a king’s ransom even then for a suit that today cost $5000 and has poorer quality, looser threads and seams).
Then the boomers came back from the metamorphosis from butterfly’s back to slugs, or larvae, and they took it all back. Massive immigration, psychopathic feminism, sin taxes and much more and far worse was the result.
For those of you who blame the left (as I do), the right was equally cancerous - they are all nightmares

Anonymous Luke December 03, 2013 5:30 AM  

James Higham December 02, 2013 2:23 AM

"As a bit of both generations, I can say Gen X decided moaning was better than fixing. ;-) "

Would you really want the Xers to set about killing as many people (predominantly older than themselves) to make "fixing" things even possible?

Anonymous Toby Temple December 03, 2013 5:46 AM  

I got a Porsche see me crash, burn and die. - Roger Rodas

Blogger Tom December 03, 2013 3:03 PM  

Generation X is getting in teh blame game? Gimme a break! Show some fucking Apathy! Are you with me? Let O'Rourke hash this crap out with the millennials. Who cares?

Blogger Tom December 03, 2013 3:08 PM  

Generation X is getting in teh blame game? Gimme a break! Show some fucking Apathy! Are you with me? Let O'Rourke hash this crap out with the millennials. Who cares?

Anonymous Heaviside December 03, 2013 7:58 PM  

>There's much tut-tutting about bellicose national political deadlock. But it's an improvement on bellicose national political purpose.

Fuck that shit. Sieg heil!

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