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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The bitter last Boomer breath

This column by Kurt Schlichter confused me at first:
With all the awful things happening now – the discord, the anger, the stupidity – at least those of my generation can rest easy knowing that the Millennials are going to suffer after we’re gone. Sure, I’m going to die a lot sooner than them – unless someone invents some sort of expensive life extension potion that I can buy but they can’t because they will still be paying off their degrees in Oppression Studies and Virtue Signaling Arts until the year 2083. But at least I’ll know that we left them a suitably terrible world, since they are a terrible generation.

Millennials are the spawn we deserve – annoying, posturing, and frequently pierced. They are utterly convinced of their own moral superiority, and yet they don’t even believe in morals. Well, that’s not quite true – they just confuse morals with the increasingly bizarre patchwork of taboos and fetishes of the social justice weirdos they use as their moral compasses. When you ask people, “What’s the world’s biggest problem,” and they answer, “The structural paradigm imposed by cisgender Western males,” and you reply, “How about, I dunno, ISIS?” and they answer “Well, who are we to judge their culture?” it’s slappin’ time.

We warned them to stay off our figurative lawns, and now it’s time to figuratively tackle them like Kentucky libertarians.
Wait, what? The Millennials aren't our spawn. I don't quite... oh.
I was born during the last week of the Baby Boom, making me…older than the Millennials. So I straddle that useless generation and the useless one that followed. It used to be called Generation X, but no one calls it that anymore because it made no lasting impression. Obama was in my generation. We’ll never live that down. In any case, I remember when calculators were newfangled, phones were attached to walls, and Showtime was the bomb.
Oh, I suspect Generation X will make an impression that will last a lot longer than the Baby Boomers self-celebrated world-changing ever did. We're going to clean up the mess that the two preceding generations made, with Generation Zyklon providing the footsoldiers.
Yeah, we messed up, but you Millennials reading this on your smartphones, which you can see without glasses or squinting, shouldn’t act so high and mighty. You had a chance to fix all of this and instead you’ve chosen to never move out of your parents’ houses and to just sit around and invent new pronouns for genders that don’t exist. A couple decades down the road, when I’m dead from chronic bitterness and drinking too much expensive cabernet that I buy with the Social Security money you’ll be toiling to pay me, you won’t have families or careers. You’ll be my age and still making coffee for the next generation of ingrates, the children of the immigrants and super-religious Christians who represent the only portion of America still making babies. You’ll come home to your used Mitsubishi love robot named Olive, reheat some Sara Lee avocado toast sticks, and watch Saturday Night Live as it tries to make fun of President Donald Trump, Jr.
The saddest thing about the Baby Boomers is that they STILL can't accept the fact that they are old and uncool. Decades ago, when they were freaking out about turning 40, Generation X used to joke about how the Boomers were going to try to pull off the 70 is the new 30. But we didn't think they would actually do it. And then they did. They're STILL trying to sell Jane Fonda as a sex symbol and she's practically embalmed.
But while we’re still here together, with me owning stuff and you struggling to afford your daily kombucha smoothie, we face many shared challenges. There’s that giant debt, and there are those foreign people who want to kill us, and there is the terrifying fact that we are at each others’ throats here at home. We know how this plays out if we don’t fix it – bad for me, but super-bad for you. Maybe we should try and square things away. Maybe we should stop assuming the worst about each other, start thinking about what unites us instead of what divides us, and work together to make a better tomorrow. Maybe.
Just shut up. Seriously. While there are individual exceptions, the Baby Boomers, as a generation, have literally nothing to offer the world except their merciful extinction. Maybe - no, definitely - they should accept the fact that they were the stupidest, most destructive, most foolish grasshopper generation human history has ever recorded, stop trying to defend their utterly indefensible record, and do their best to exit the historical stage in suitably penitent humility.

They won't. But they should.

Generation X knows better than to expect anything from them. We knew better than to expect anything from them even when our grandparents were still around. And it is all too typically Boomer to take solace in "revenge" upon a generation whose only crime is to be young by celebrating the fact that, unlike most previous generations, they have left the world a much worse place than they found it.

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Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira November 16, 2017 6:07 AM  

My parents are pretty good as far as boomers go.

Blogger Matt November 16, 2017 6:15 AM  

They really believe we'll be paying their SSI

Blogger Anno Ruse November 16, 2017 6:16 AM  

Baby Boomers. Even the name is revolting. So your parents were free to fuck all day long and they had a "baby boom". Wow, that entitles you to everything.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 6:17 AM  

I had no idea this level of contempt I feel for the boomers was even possible. So Millennials are expected to accept responsibility for and fix problems they didn't cause, while not having either the money, power, or experience to do so, nor the support or wisdom from their elders, while paying off the debt from degrees boomers told them to get, and working jobs the boomers told them they were both too good for and not too good for.

Amazing. No wonder Gen-X are hellbent on feeding them to the woodchippers. Millennials have many problems, none of which they (we since I am one) deny, but being judged by a boomer is not something we'll ever accept. The boomers seriously cannot die soon enough.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 6:26 AM  

And pure lol at "you had a chance to fix this". What, a 24 yr old is going to fix what the boomers caused? This isn't the movies, 24 yr olds don't fix anything. It takes decades for a generation to build up the power wealth and experience to even begin to do so.

But being a boomer, Schlichter's first instinct is to blame someone else, even his "kids". He must have been so confused why his 8 yr old wasn't getting his car regularly serviced at the Jiffy Lube.

Anonymous CoolHand November 16, 2017 6:28 AM  

When an individual child goes apeshit and becomes what the worst Millennials have, people cluck their tongues and blame the parents and/or the environment the kid grew up in.

But when a whole generation of kids turn out like that, suddenly it's all the kids' fault, because surely the parents are excellent people just like me. Well, not ME me, 'cause I'm both much younger (even than Vox), and a huge asshole, that's the rhetorical Boomer Me (which should always be assumed when dealing with Boomers).

I also always point out to Boomers who bitch about Millennials that A) there are many excellent Millennials, likely than there are SoyBoy pajama wearing SJW Millennials, and 2) that the truly horrific blue haired metal studded freak shows are who they are because of their parents and upbringing (or lack thereof).

It's pretty hard to lay much of anything that is going pear shaped in the world at the feet of Millennials, if for no other reason than they haven't been around long enough to truly do much damage.

Sure, they're making colleges entirely intolerable, but only because of the stupid shit they've been force fed their entire lives.

I mean, if you teach someone from the day they are born that the color we call RED is actually called PERIWINKLE, you really have no business being mad at them when they go around in public talking about how you're supposed to stop when the traffic light turns periwinkle.

They act like they do because for all intents and purposes their entire generation has been gaslit heavily by their own damned parents. They quite literally live in a different world, built of lies their Boomer parents told them.

A certain amount of anger at finding out reality is very different than the world in their heads should be expected and understood for what it is.

IMO anyway. As I've often said, I'm barely tall enough for this ride, so it's definitely possible that I'm entirely FOS.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 6:33 AM  

White Millennials went once for Obama, learned from that disaster, then went Republican every single election after. They learned. What did boomers learn?

"You know what's the REAL generational crime here? Arthouse coffee. Millennials are useless, amirite?" /puts on jean shorts, turns on Boston, smokes weed for six hours

Blogger L' Aristokrato November 16, 2017 6:35 AM  

"...the children of the immigrants and super-religious Christians who represent the only portion of America still making babies."

Careful there!
Someone may think you're implying demographics, genetics and religion matter.

Blogger S1AL November 16, 2017 6:37 AM  

Eh, he has a point.

Not our fault, but definitely our problem.

Blogger Lovekraft November 16, 2017 6:38 AM  

I wonder if the term "Generation Jay-Z" or "Generation JZ" will get any traction. Describes the obnoxious, entitled hiphop/rap culture.

Also thinking that another way to describe the Christmas season in this day and age would be something along the lines of "The Gloss-Over Season." That's what it pretty much means to me: put on the fake smile, dole out the cash, ignore true connection.

Blogger JACIII November 16, 2017 6:41 AM  

The Millennials are in for a rough road and it's a damned shame. If anyone has cause to hate Boomers more than we do, it's Millennials. What Boomers didn't squat at university until they were promoted in to damage young minds proceeded to burn down the infrastructure, pollute the gene pool with morons and savages, gut the economy,and pervert the moral and social underpinning of Millennials' birthright.


Anyone else picture the Allstate spokesman, "Mayhem" while reading Schlichter?

Anonymous JAG November 16, 2017 6:42 AM  

I take offense to labeling GenX as useless. I've said it before. GenX took the brunt of the abortion industry, and is why there are less of us than either boomers or millennials. Boomers sacrificed the right to label us, or call us names. Our missing brethren, snuffed out in the womb for nothing more than convenience and vain glory, were the sacrificial offerings to the modern Church of Moloch.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera November 16, 2017 6:42 AM  

Uncanny.

Anonymous Eduardo November 16, 2017 6:45 AM  

Don't worry Vox, we the Millenials will leave nothing behind worth saving XD. The Zyklons can just go ahead and blow the world XD.

Now, now people... You can't blame us for being a bunch of useless people! Did you stop the communists from taking over our schools and making us brain dead Leftists? Nope. Did you stop Cultural Marxism from being a thing? Nope. Did you kept the traditions alive? Nope.

Behoooold. I am actually one of the best specimens in my generation (and no! It is not sarcasm) few of us could actually maintain anything that is more complicated then an ant farm. We grew up to be screw ups, because that is all we learned. The indoctrination system has just gotten better since your days.

Not that I can let go my generation for being a bunch of degenerates, willingly so... But still. We never had a chance.

Blogger Lovekraft November 16, 2017 6:47 AM  

The firsts Gen X had the misfortune of experiencing:

abortion as a lifestyle choice
no-fault divorce
grrlpower
the neocon/Israel sham
multiculturalism
political correctness
affirmative action
hiphop/rap 'culture'
Jon Stewart/Bill Maher
Family Court racket
deficit/debt public debt

There's numerous more, but you get the picture.

Anonymous VFM0265 November 16, 2017 6:48 AM  

Wow, how affirming. Just when I start to doubt my complete contempt for Deh Boomers, thinking maybe I'm being too harsh as a cynical Gen-X'er, one goes and writes something like this & _totally redeems and edifies my beliefs_. Thanks, Kurtie!! You bitter old P.O.S..

Blogger Sherwood family November 16, 2017 6:48 AM  

Man...that is retarded. Schlichter has written some good stuff but this...

Fire up the woodchippers it is time to make some David-the-Good style compost to go with this BS.

My parents were as good as Boomers come but even they cannot escape all of the Zeitgeist of their time and I constantly have to point out inconvenient facts about where some of today's problems come from. As a generation they believed their own propaganda. Even the serious Commies didn't do that.

Gen-X? Are we cynical? Yep. But that's because we could see the daylight between what Boomers said and what they did. We realized that most of it was feel good garbage.

Schlichter should be ashamed. But as a Boomer...he won't be.

Anonymous Mister M November 16, 2017 6:49 AM  

For boomer hell go up to New Paltz NY and look at the "I stand with Planned Parenthood" signs in the windows, rainbow flags, and BLM bumper stickers. Truly a group of delusional, bubble living group of aging hippies who go to the wall defending Big Gov't Programs of all kinds. Totally useless and clueless.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy November 16, 2017 6:53 AM  

Lovekraft wrote:I wonder if the term "Generation Jay-Z" or "Generation JZ" will get any traction.
Who is this daisy person, and which generation is that term supposed to refer to?

Remember, if someone has to look up or make conscious effort to decipher your neologism, it is bad rhetoric.

Blogger Sherwood family November 16, 2017 6:58 AM  

I had an experience like that Mister M.

I got stuck at an airport with a bunch of aging hippies from Code Pink on my way back to assignment in Egypt. They were going there to protest why the U.S. wasn't doing anything about the Gaza Strip.

Now, I don't care anything for U.S. policy in the Middle East but these guys, (I should say ladies, there was only one gamma male among them, the rest were certifiable cat ladies) groused for hours while we waited for our flights and then waxed nostalgic about the good old protests back in the day.

The arrogance, uselessness, and delusion were amazing.

Anonymous StoA November 16, 2017 7:00 AM  

Cut social security, appropriate their funds, and then void all debts they demanded their grandchildren pay to prop up their useless baubles. Real tired of this Boomer shit. I may have told a few “kill yourself” to when they started on this ranting. Then I start usually start in on selling their children to die in Arabia for cheap gas in the muscle cars they used to pick up underage girls - the old Dazed and Confused move. The Boomers don’t much like that.

Of course my grandfather says the same thing about them so there is that.

Anonymous Sensei November 16, 2017 7:03 AM  

Hm, doubling down on the carnage by sarcastically gloating. I guess now we know where SJWs learned the habit of doubling down.

Blogger Sherwood family November 16, 2017 7:08 AM  

If we void the debt then the whole bubble pops right now.

That would give the Boomers something to chew on during their "Golden Years."

Of course, it would condemn the rest of us to grinding poverty but then they've already done that in slow motion so I don't know that it will be much worse.

The nice thing about doing it now is that at least they get to suffer with us.

Blogger Wanderer November 16, 2017 7:09 AM  

I think the only good thing the boomer generation did was invent home computers and video games. Literally everything else they've accomplished has been cancerous to civilization.

Blogger Shimshon November 16, 2017 7:16 AM  

Eduardo, you sound familiar.

Blogger Tank November 16, 2017 7:19 AM  

You poor, poor babies. Yet another crying shrieking whining jag for 200 comments about how rough it is. Your generations are going to "fix" something? Har, that is funny. Will it be the women with penises or the multiple pronoun people? You must be kidding.

Anonymous Planter November 16, 2017 7:24 AM  

I can't stand the boomer generation. They will not get out of the way. When I talk to them about an upcoming election and trying to fix problems all they do is complain. At our county level we are having a hard time replacing them. They still have the numbers to continue to hold on to the power. They won't try to solve the problems and they won't get out of the way.

Anonymous Eduardo November 16, 2017 7:27 AM  

@Shimshon

Yeah yeah, this whole generation immolation is getting Old I know... But I think what I said is true. Or more true then false.

Well my mom is a X'er so maybe...

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 7:32 AM  

The curse of Gen X is sharing the world with these two pathetic generations.

Blogger ZhukovG November 16, 2017 7:32 AM  

The first step in becoming a 'good' Boomer is to admit that your generation sucks.

The jury is still out on Generation X. On the upside we recognized our flaws early. On the downside many of us, failing to see a solution, embraced the flaws.

The millenials, were raised by Boomers and it shows. But, I see hopeful signs as conflicts deepen and they are forced to choose sides.

Generation Z, there is much hope here. But if they are the frontline troops, then it is our responsibility to provide the logistics and leadership for their war. Simply sitting back and saying 'Go Gen Z!', would be a betrayal.

Blogger Anchorman November 16, 2017 7:33 AM  

It's celebrating releasing a horde of locusts on America that was intellectually, genetically, socially constructed by Boomers.

Blogger Phillip George November 16, 2017 7:34 AM  

450 million dollars just got paid for a painting Boomers wouldn't paint, on a topic Boomer News Papers can't name.

that's today's news.
The world is now reaching back five hundred years to do classic Shakespeare and Hang DaVinci

Jesus, it's this simple. Saviour of the World.

You can try to make a rounder wheel or agree with the original.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 7:38 AM  

"You poor, poor babies."

You worthless arrogant degenerate piece of decrepit filth.

Anonymous Bobby Farr November 16, 2017 7:40 AM  

In fairness, the Boomers' parents had already sent us a long way down the path of destruction - 4 terms for FDR, empire, civil rights laws, dismantling the immigration system, cold war.

Blogger Phillip George November 16, 2017 7:42 AM  

Boomer engineers, and I'm not joking, the story it real, demonstrated that it is possible to build roads for cars with square wheels.

The other big story today. Robert Mugabe, the destroyer of the Jewel of Africa, is done. Boomers clapped and applauded and celebrated their achievement in 'equality' in giving another mass murderer the leg up.

Let us solemnly piss on their graves.

Blogger Cloom Glue November 16, 2017 7:46 AM  

Lovekraft wrote:The firsts Gen X had the misfortune of experiencing:

abortion as a lifestyle choice

no-fault divorce

grrlpower

the neocon/Israel sham

multiculturalism

political correctness

affirmative action

hiphop/rap 'culture'

Jon Stewart/Bill Maher

Family Court racket

deficit/debt public debt

There's numerous more, but you get the picture.


That is a good list, which my parents would oppose, but they voted for the party which enacted all of that list. I think they did it because my parents wanted the dollars, commie promises, for their old age.

They also unhooked themselves from speaking up about right and wrong to their young adult children. It was "every man for himself". They thought they could be independent from the results of cultural decline. Let their grown up children do wrong things. It was our lives, not their retirement problem, which they solved with some communism.

I spoke against it, from my teenage years, to my parents and peers, while they all largely voted for that narcissistic, intelligent, commie atheist, Pierre Trudeau.

And yet I still did some non-Christian thing which could have been stopped with a few words from parents and uncles. They were silent. I was ignorant, not rebellious.


Anonymous JAG November 16, 2017 7:48 AM  

Nate wrote:The curse of Gen X is sharing the world with these two pathetic generations.

Amen. The great failing of Gen X is that we didn't invent a working warp drive so we could leave this insane planet, and the boomertards & Millennials behind. Hopefully, some GenXers are still working on it.

Blogger Wanderer November 16, 2017 7:50 AM  

Tank wrote:You poor, poor babies. Yet another crying shrieking whining jag for 200 comments about how rough it is. Your generations are going to "fix" something? Har, that is funny. Will it be the women with penises or the multiple pronoun people? You must be kidding.

The women with penises and multiple pronouns are *your* offspring, fuckface. This is your legacy and your parenting skills.

Blogger Ransom Smith November 16, 2017 7:57 AM  

What is it about Boomers. They're the first generation to fear their own mortality to such an extent they constantly push it away.
Maybe a correlation with theirs being a generation that heavily embraced atheism.

Blogger Dire Badger November 16, 2017 7:58 AM  

Generation X has spent our entire lives trying to fix what the Boomers broke.
We have had the will, but we have never had the numbers. Or the resources that the boomers extracted (and still extract)from us.

The worst part is, WE are going to go down in history as the generation that let the country fall apart. But, you know what? It doesn't matter... because we are also the Generation that's going to help the Z's rebuild it stronger than before.

Blogger Doug Cranmer November 16, 2017 7:59 AM  

I'm old. In my fifties. I used the generation Zyklon term at work the other day. The kids were understandably upset. They'll be fine. Good shooters, all of them.

Blogger Rosabie November 16, 2017 8:00 AM  

What a self-satisfied piece of crap Schlichter is.
"Here kids, live on a moral diet of air and shit."
"OMG, why are you so skinny? Eat a sammich and what's that smell?"

CoolHand wrote:so it's definitely possible that I'm entirely FOS.
Something a Boomer will never say.

Anonymous MIG November 16, 2017 8:02 AM  

I don’t understand his chronology. I thought that millennial ARE NOT the same as Gen Xers. My understanding was that 1945-1963 are boomers, 1964-1982 or so Gen X, 1983-1998 Gen Y or Millenials, same thing, in other words, and 1999 to present Gen Z. If millenials are the same as Gen X them where did Y go?

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. November 16, 2017 8:04 AM  

(Channeling Marcus Aurelius) there are, it seems, three animating characteristics of Boomers:

1.) Clueless certitude;
2.) Dismissiveness;
3.) Parochialism.

Only a Boomer can take out the whip on a 20-something who was raised steeped in -- almost literally -- all things Boomer and have the gall to beat him with it. To death.

Blogger OGRE November 16, 2017 8:06 AM  

He got one thing right...that the SJW millenials are "utterly convinced of their own moral superiority, and yet they don’t even believe in morals." He then tried to walk it back for some reason, but hes otherwise correct. The SJW footsoldiers constantly preach morality, but reject any basis for an objective moral code. Why is racism bad? Why is using the wrong gender pronouns bad? Why is limiting immigration bad? They can't even begin to answer these questions yet they are completely convinced of their inherent truth and moral weight. And of course the foundational philosophy of post modernism would reject any objective morality, but still knowingly uses appeals to morality as one of its weapons for gaining power.

Blogger Dire Badger November 16, 2017 8:08 AM  

Wanderer wrote:I think the only good thing the boomer generation did was invent home computers and video games. Literally everything else they've accomplished has been cancerous to civilization.

Actually, No. Boomers slightly pushed home computers. It was the X'ers that put one in every home. It was the Xers that invented virtually every genre of game since Pong.

The Boomers invented Hippies, at-will abortion, and free love. The greatest gen invented PC 'kits' and the Xers made them great.

Blogger James Dixon November 16, 2017 8:08 AM  

> Just shut up. Seriously. While there are individual exceptions, the Baby Boomers, as a generation, have literally nothing to offer the world except their merciful extinction.

Speaking as someone claimed by the boomers, absolutely.

> Cut social security, appropriate their funds, and then void all debts they demanded their grandchildren pay to prop up their useless baubles.

There's no need to cut SS. That's already baked into the cake by the limited cost of living increases imposed by Bush Sr. But yes, repudiate the debt. It's the least you can do.

> They still have the numbers to continue to hold on to the power.

For another 10 years or so. The oldest boomers are now in their 70's. 2017-1946=71 if my math is correct.

> In fairness, the Boomers' parents had already sent us a long way down the path of destruction...

There's always plenty of blame to go around. But the boomers, simply because of the sheer numbers, deserve all of what the get.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 8:09 AM  

@3 "So your parents were free to fuck all day long and they had a "baby boom". Wow, that entitles you to everything."

So we, "your parents," had a mini baby boomlet and created you, and that entitles you to WHINE about everything all day long? "At least" we were trying to make things better! We were wrong, we were brainwashed to the nth degree (and by (((whom)))?) and absolutely did huge terrible things -- and also huge fantastic things!

That Prius / espresso machine / cellie you're in love with? (Oh, ouch, I'm actually going to quote the devil:) "YOU didn't build that -- not by yourselves!" (And oh wait -- didn't YOU vote in sheep-like HERDS for that destroyer of our nation and everything we had / built / designed that was good. TWICE?! Who gets more blame for THAT c.f.?!)

Yes, we screwed up HORRENDOUSLY -- SO DID YOU! Your brainwashing is JUST as deep and destructive as ours; and just carries on the destruction we started! What are YOU doing to stop it? Oh, right -- waiting and hoping on Generation Zyklon!

Sorry, MORE than enough blame to ground around twice!

Blogger Doom November 16, 2017 8:09 AM  

I just thank God I got to have my grandfather around when I was a kid. My mother was a silent gen. Not sure what his gen was, but I'd call it one in the line of bedrock generations. Even the silent gen had it's problems, all do. None have hubris as boomers. It was because of their hatred for all other gens that I realized, and across Western countries it almost seems, that there is no generation that needs to die, have every writing, painting, idea, policy, and memory... as a collective... burned and forgotten as that gen.

Others have done terrible things, but were punished. Hopefully the process can begin, perhaps be completed, before the last of them are buried with the rest of their (a)moral, (anti)social, (leftist)political, (ir)religious, (anti)economic, other, and bodily stench. Satan has to take many of them, a duty not choice even for he of the open mind and arms. At least they will finally get the respect they demand. Ask and you will receive, innit.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 16, 2017 8:14 AM  

Were the Boomers the generation of World Improvers, or the generation of Navel-gazers?

I can't say (as a late-boomer.) My cyclical view of human history says that whoever was "in charge" the last 50 years was doomed to make a mess of things. Whoever comes of age in a time of Plenitude is likely to Go Off The Deep End. And from Clinton to Obama, "off the deep end" got redefined.

Blogger James Dixon November 16, 2017 8:16 AM  

> They're the first generation to fear their own mortality to such an extent they constantly push it away.

They're the first US generation (that I'm aware of, I'm open to correction) to turn away for God in large numbers.

> My understanding was that 1945-1963 are boomers

The boomers claim everything up to 1964. Those of us born in the late 50's and early 60's have been known to strenuously object.

Blogger The Foolproof November 16, 2017 8:16 AM  

The eternal Boomer: when they’re in Hell, they’ll at least find solace in the fact that they’ve caused suffering to their kids and grandkids.

Blogger pyrrhus November 16, 2017 8:18 AM  

Our boys are millennials (1982-2000) and they wouldn't have been out of place in my high school class full of early Boomers, or my Grandfather's class under Taft....But they work hard and stay completely under the political radar.. Their friends do the same. That's the society we have created, where normal people who don't buy any of the craziness we read about just soldier on...

Blogger dc.sunsets November 16, 2017 8:19 AM  

As a father who truly loves his kids, I am every bit as disgusted with my peers who ruined the USA as any Gen X'er, Millennial or Gen Z'er who breathes.

Unlike the latter, I know what was lost because I lived it for a few short years in the 1960's. Those who lived for any time in the Norman Rockwell painting of that time are either sick over what was lost or so cluelessly present-minded that they can't recall how wondrous were those times.

PS: "White Privilege" is a term used to insult a white person's parents. It says, "your parents gave you something they stole from others; your parents were evil, miserable, anti-social criminals."

As such, those are "fighting words," literally an incitement to violence.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 8:19 AM  

@5 "And pure lol at "you had a chance to fix this". What, a 24 yr old is going to fix what the boomers caused?"

Still blaming the boomers for the 1965 (((immigration disaster)))? I was 14! I didn't vote for (and couldn't vote against!) or agree with it or have any of this magical power you ascribe to my generation to STOP or MODIFY it! It was DONE TO US!

Is there EVER a generation that does NOT blame "everything that went wrong" on the preceding generation? Can you smart young folks not look CLOSELY at what actually happened and (((WHO))) actually did it? Your generation LOVED (loves?) nihilism and "end of the world" and "the boomers effed everything up, it's hopeless!"

Do you REALLY not think we did the exact same blaming -- and then, yes, rolled in the (((culture- and nation-destroying shit))) we were given? OUR brainwashing was "everything is wrong -- and by partying and loving everyone and saving the earth (and screwing like bunnies) -- we WILL make things better." Y'all are the just the opposite swing of the pendulum... but we couldn't see what WE were "swinging" into and neither, now, can you!

What 64-yr-old is going to fix what the boomers -- following the directions THEY were inculcated with -- caused?" We changed this -- and some for the horrible worse; are YOU trying to change anything -- or just throwing up your metaphorical hands and looking for wood chippers? (And, oh yeah -- YOU didn't build those either!)

Blogger James Dixon November 16, 2017 8:20 AM  

> "At least" we were trying to make things better!

BS.

> We were wrong, we were brainwashed to the nth degree ... and absolutely did huge terrible things

Two otu of three ain't bad.

> ...and also huge fantastic things!

Name one. We'll wait.

> None have hubris as boomers.

The defining characteristic of the "me" generation.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 8:20 AM  

No, Avalanche, there isn't. The Boomers inherited the kingdom and promptly sold its inhabitants into slavery. Gen-X, Millennials, and Gen-Z are either serfs, exiles, or rebels trying to reclaim our homes. Your generation was given the world, and rather than build on it, you gave it away for cheap thrills. Maybe not you personally, but collectively the generation did so. By the millions for decades.

But if flavored coffee is the most damning thing boomers can level at Millennials (it shouldn't be but for some reason it's what they fixate on) then I'll consider it a compliment.

Blogger pyrrhus November 16, 2017 8:23 AM  

Let's not forget the influence of deviants like Freud and Dr.Spock when we start allocating the blame, and they were from earlier generations....

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 8:24 AM  

Millennials: Wow, this economy sucks.
Xers: Welcome to the real world.
Boomers: You think you're OWED a good job?
Millennials: No, I'm just saying working two jobs isn't fun.
Boomers: NOBODY OWES YOU ANYTHING.
Xers: /opens amazon.com, searches for woodchippers
Millennials: Sure but-
Boomers: PAY FOR MY RETIREMENT!

Anonymous VFM #6306 November 16, 2017 8:25 AM  

"What, me hubris?"

Suck it up, Avalanche. If you had really cared about the Boomer legacy, uou would have joined the Manson Family and made sure they finished the job.

You had your chance.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 8:26 AM  

As if Gen X isn't pathetic. There's nothing special about the midpoint between pussy and brat.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 8:29 AM  

@15 "abortion as a lifestyle choice
no-fault divorce
grrlpower
(((the neocon/Israel sham)))
multiculturalism
political correctness
affirmative action
hiphop/rap 'culture'
Jon Stewart/Bill Maher
Family Court racket
deficit/debt public debt"

Aw, come on!! You've got these in the whole wrong order!! ALL these destructions were wrought AFTER the (((neocon / Israel sham))) came into being; once the (((neoLIBERAL / Israel sham))) succeeded.

Do you not notice that EVERY SINGLE THING you listed was put into place BY the "liberals"! And just (((who))) do you think force-fed that list of nation-destroying "choices" TO the liberals to have them institute all that crap! Those were ALL "liberal" programs.

And once the "liberal" side of America was completely "idiotized" the jews suddenly "found" themselves a "new home" in the conservative movement -- and then DESTROYED IT! And here we are!

Catch up! Wake up! (It's the current year!)

Blogger Dire Badger November 16, 2017 8:30 AM  

Avalanche, the greedy vortes of the soul of the eighties is entirely due to the Boomers.
Unlike the Gen Xers, you had the voice, the numbers, and the resources to stop the horrors... you outnumbered the greatest by 2 to 1.
Hell, even after your plague of diabetes and cancer and old age you STILL outnumber us Gen Xers by about 2 to 1.

Instead of making Gen X bigger and better than before, you stopped having babies, gave up religion, and basically assured that by the time you die, We will be a demographic minority.

Yes, the greatest gen did some stupid crap, but your generation (not you personally) murdered this country by throwing most of a generation of babies into Moloch's fires. Massive immigration in order to pay for your benefits was utterly inevitable when your generation refused to create enough of OUR SORT of humans to pick up the slack.

Anonymous JAG November 16, 2017 8:30 AM  

Chris wrote:Millennials: Wow, this economy sucks.

Xers: Welcome to the real world.

Boomers: You think you're OWED a good job?

Millennials: No, I'm just saying working two jobs isn't fun.

Boomers: NOBODY OWES YOU ANYTHING.

Xers: /opens amazon.com, searches for woodchippers

Millennials: Sure but-

Boomers: PAY FOR MY RETIREMENT!


Excellent. This sums it up perfectly.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 8:31 AM  

Boomerposting is the only argument I'll acknowledge for smaller keyboards.

Arthritis, I choose you!

Blogger pyrrhus November 16, 2017 8:32 AM  

Each generation rebels against its parents and their generation, which is why we have the 4 successive types described by Strauss and Howe. The Boomers are the 'Missionary' generation, indulgent do-gooders. Their predecessors birthed Communism and helped create WW1, which devastated the West. In both cases, they also embraced the rise of a (((hostile))) force which came to dominate their societies by destroying morals...

Anonymous JAG November 16, 2017 8:32 AM  

Koanic wrote:As if Gen X isn't pathetic. There's nothing special about the midpoint between pussy and brat.

There aren't enough of us to make a difference. The boomers made sure of that.

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 8:35 AM  

We did "huge fantastic things"

My great criticism against Boomers is their propensity for claiming the credit for things they didn't do. For instance, Woodstock. Boomers didn't create the music. They didn't perform the music. They didn't organize the music. All they did was show up, take bad acid and fuck in the cold mud.

But they claim they started the fire.

So, in no small measure, they get blamed for starting the fire as the backlash of their own self-promotion.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:35 AM  

"That's the society we have created, where normal people who don't buy any of the craziness we read about just soldier on..."

Slowly being eaten alive by the locusts. Eventually they'll finally decide enough is enough, it's time to eradicate.

"That Prius / espresso machine / cellie you're in love with?"

The one I can't afford if I live within my means? I think this might qualify as you projecting.

"didn't YOU vote in sheep-like HERDS for that destroyer of our nation"

Nope, that was you guys. A lot of my crew wasn't even eighteen yet for his first election. I was... barely. Voted against him both times for what it wasn't worth. Still outnumbered by you fogeys.

"Yes, we screwed up HORRENDOUSLY -- SO DID YOU!"

Cool story. Just admit the quantity of fault that belongs to you. Actually, your crew is still eating the seed-stock from holes we can't even access, aside from destroying them...

"the generation of Navel-gazers"

And that's charitable.

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 8:36 AM  

Generation X knows better than to expect anything from them. We knew better than to expect anything from them even when our grandparents were still around.

It is eery how accurately this description fits the personal relationships at the micro level (at least, anecdotally). And it is eery how the macro level has unfolded to match this.

One of the boomers' big contributions was in changing divorce from rare, and disgraceful, to a widespread norm which had the side-effect of turning their kids the Millennials away from marriage and the traditional family.

This on its own is not catastrophic as it can be recovered from, but when you then decide to import millions of third world foreigners with the hope that this will boost the population birth rate so there will be enough youngsters to be vampirically leeched to pay for their old age welfare... no words are scathing enough for this sort of monumentally destructive corruption of the soul.

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Anonymous Planter November 16, 2017 8:38 AM  

Boomers holding on to power for ten or so more years.

We saw that in the last election. 71 year old only won the election to the 41 year old candidate by only nine votes. Next election in three years and we should have the numbers. They are scared to hand over power because someone younger might do a better good and make them look bad. They try every trick possible to hang on longer. Can only vote in this particular election from eleven to two o'clock when most of my generation is at work. Gives the retired boomers an edge. When we win we are going to change the voting hours to be after dark. No mercy for them.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:40 AM  

The contrary evidence to the solipsist is to injure him. The absolute disproof is to kill him.

The only defeat of evil is to destroy it. The only defeat of the irreconcilably evil is to kill them.

Whatever it takes.

Blogger Dire Badger November 16, 2017 8:40 AM  

Not to mention that Gen X was the first generation where half our children were literally stolen from us by the boomers.
No, it's no surprise that the Millenials were screwed up. They were raised by boomers and taught to hate their parents, they were raised by mothers who decided to 'have kids without a father' and throw the dad away except as a paycheck.

Another Boomer innovation. an entire generation of single mothers. Destruction of the millenials was as inevitable as wars in africa.

Yep, we Gen Xer's suck. We were the first generation in a century that had to re-learn how to live like slaves, and we were never very good at it.

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 8:41 AM  

"One of the boomers' big contributions was in changing divorce from rare, and disgraceful, to a widespread norm . . ."

Reagan signed the first No Fault divorce law. It is women, who had been pushing for it for generations, who ran with it.

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Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 8:43 AM  

@47 "There's always plenty of blame to go around. But the boomers, simply because of the sheer numbers, deserve all of what the get."

Ah. So, because (lots of) OTHERS were born when I (or my generation) was born -- *I* am personally to blame?! Somehow *I* get the carry the blame for previous generations throwing out hordes of babies?! WHILE I WAS a baby?!

Well-okay-then -- since the Xers and Mills were born in a SMALL cohort -- YOU are to blame for not having the numbers to fix things! Does THAT not make as little sense!?


Can y'all not see we are STILL being (((urged))) to inter-generational warfare inside OUR nation; rather than addressing (and driving off) the ACTUAL destroyers!? As long as you're looking for woodchippers FOR THE BOOMERS, you're NOT looking for (((who))) is (nowadays, pretty openly) slinging the propaganda!

(How is y'all's temper tantrum and stamping of feet any different from the young boomers wanting something DIFFERENT from 1950s stultification and end of war?)

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 8:44 AM  

"The contrary evidence to the solipsist is to injure him."

And when he complains, look at him quizzically and ask, "Why did you do that?"

Blogger Dire Badger November 16, 2017 8:45 AM  

kfg wrote:We did "huge fantastic things"

My great criticism against Boomers is their propensity for claiming the credit for things they didn't do. For instance, Woodstock. Boomers didn't create the music. They didn't perform the music. They didn't organize the music. All they did was show up, take bad acid and fuck in the cold mud.

But they claim they started the fire.

So, in no small measure, they get blamed for starting the fire as the backlash of their own self-promotion.


This. you know how many Boomers claim their generation put a man on the moon?

Uh uh. The average age in Nasa at the time was 47. All the Boomers did was elect that dipshit kennedy who came damned close to wrecking the space program forever.

And how did they fix it when they were finally in power?
Oh right, by wrecking OUR space program in order to free up the money to keep their spic housekeeper from being deported.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. November 16, 2017 8:46 AM  

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Or because Boomer. It doesn't really matter either way.

Blogger Happy Housewife November 16, 2017 8:47 AM  

Boomers are the type that, come Judgement Day and they're standing before God, will be still be complaining about millennials and avocados.

Used to wonder about how the average German in WW2 who lived near concentration camps acted like they were oblivious to what was happening. That's how we millennials will be when the X'ers bust out the woodchippers.

Anonymous Casey November 16, 2017 8:47 AM  

Us Boomers will be out of the way when Gen X catches the wrath of the Millennials. In the meantime my Boomer self will be living on my rural hillside with my neighbors, my dogs, and my FN FAL. I recently left the city and got back to my roots because of current events being stirred up by the Communists there. Any extermination activities should probably be contained in the urban areas. Us rural Boomers are armed, suspicious, and even more pissed about the current state of the world than the Millennials. Many of us are out here in the sticks to escape as much of it as possible. We don't care about the subtle differences that separate the Antifa commies from those young people on the right who would see us dead.

Besides, we can't take the Millennials on the right seriously. Antifa has been spitting in your faces for a couple of years now and you refuse to handle even that ragtag herd of homos.

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 8:48 AM  

Maybe we should try and square things away. Maybe we should stop assuming the worst about each other, start thinking about what unites us instead of what divides us, and work together to make a better tomorrow. Maybe.

Maybe a better way is Max Planck's theory... progress will occur one funeral at a time.

Blogger Matthew November 16, 2017 8:48 AM  

That's an enormous amount of gleeful spite in the Schlichter post.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 8:48 AM  

Seriously, what is Gen X's neverending whine? "We didn't have the numbers." So what do they do when they finally get power? Abort their kids, elect Obama, and ensure America never has numbers again. It was a coward's complaint to begin with, and now it's a hypocrite's to boot. Just STFU already.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:49 AM  

"How is y'all's temper tantrum and stamping of feet any different from the young boomers wanting something DIFFERENT"

When we see that you can't/won't help, we tell you to at least shut up. If you CAN help, do it and stop defending the indefensible dirtbags that made up the majority of your generation.

Anonymous Rachel, Weeping For Her Children November 16, 2017 8:50 AM  

When I impregnayed my girlfriend in 1984, I was 15. She was 16.

Her single mother took us to the abortion clinic.

The boyfriend taggeg along.

That murdered child would be 33. One of the 50m- an entire GENERATION, slaughtered.

I have prayed, and despaired, over my lost child.

How do you murder your own grandchild?

Blogger Arthur Isaac November 16, 2017 8:50 AM  

The only thing Boomers could do was look at the work of the proceeding generation, smoke a joint, have some "free love", buy a Mercedes and declare the moral bankruptcy of everyone else. Generation self-absorbed. What do you expect of a generation coddled by the "Greatest" and raised by X'ers?

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 8:50 AM  

The Roof... the Roof... the Roof is on fire...

Anonymous Rachel, Weeping For Her Children November 16, 2017 8:51 AM  

impregnated,tagged

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:52 AM  

"Seriously, what is Gen X's neverending whine?"

A response to the boomers' flaming douchenougatry and identical but louder whine.

Blogger Dire Badger November 16, 2017 8:52 AM  

Koanic wrote:Seriously, what is Gen X's neverending whine? "We didn't have the numbers." So what do they do when they finally get power? Abort their kids, elect Obama, and ensure America never has numbers again. It was a coward's complaint to begin with, and now it's a hypocrite's to boot. Just STFU already.

Sorry, whore, Obama was on YOU. YOUR people elected him the second time.

Anonymous Archie Bunker November 16, 2017 8:53 AM  

Avalanche, babe- watch that solipsism. It's killin'ya.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 8:54 AM  

@54 "Those who lived for any time in the Norman Rockwell painting of that time are either sick over what was lost"

Yes, of course -- but the problem is: WHAT do we do?! When faced with overwhelming problems / destruction, and feeling, as we mostly do, as a teeny-tiny electron in the massive "current" that is the boomer horde -- we're more in denial than apathy or rejection! I do my little bit -- I try to awaken and educate folks I know -- because God KNOW that "voting" never fixed anything! (Till, maybe, the God Emperor -- and that remains to be seen!)

But -- other than sending money to support Alt Rightists who are 'out' in public and trying to create and awaken my local tribe -- I don't see what more I CAN do to try to fix things! NOT because I'm okay with it/them, NOT because I'm uneducated about what's being done to us... but --

Don't attribute to apathy what is recognizable as denial or helplessness! I am 100% sick over "what was lost" -- what would you SUGGEST I DO to try to find them again? (Still, readin' lots of blame-slinging, not-so-many suggestions what we can DO!)

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 8:55 AM  

> Sorry, whore, Obama was on YOU. YOUR people elected him the second time.

Yep, when it comes to Millennials, suddenly young people can be responsible for society's ills again! Hahaha nice Robin outfit to the Boomer Batman.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd November 16, 2017 8:56 AM  

MIG wrote:I don’t understand his chronology. I thought that millennial ARE NOT the same as Gen Xers. My understanding was that 1945-1963 are boomers, 1964-1982 or so Gen X,...

Boomertards may lay claim to the early '60s, but they're lying.

It's events that shape a generation, not dates. Boomertards grew up with Vietnam and the draft. Both were over before they could touch those of us born in the '60s. Boomertards left college and plugged the career paths for those of us a few years behind them, so boomertard graduates found jobs begging for them, while we went begging for jobs a few years later. Boomertards were the commie grad student TAs we had to put up with in college, too.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:57 AM  

"not-so-many suggestions what we can DO!"

Take in the seed-corn. Kill anything still eating it. Tighten our belts.

Blogger William Meisheid November 16, 2017 8:58 AM  

Rhetoric would say the only good Boomer is a dead Boomer. Rhetoric is usually the argument of failure and nihilism.
Dialectic would point out that there was a substantial remnant that fought against the tide and were overwhelmed by the flood that was partly structural due to too many resources with too much freedom and too few restraints that post war riches made almost universal. It was a prescription for disaster and inevitable. It began with the rebellious few in the 50’s and spread until by the end of the 60’s it had tainted everything, even those who struggled against the crushing tide of sex, drugs, and rock and roll with no consequences. Do what made you feel good today. Personal fulfillment and personal enjoyment were all that mattered. He who dies with the best toys wins.
The Charismatic renewal/Jesus People of the late 60’s through the 70’s attempted to call the society back from the coming chaos but it was appropriated by the prosperity lie and doomed by the shepherding distortion that neutered the revival’s attempt to redeem the culture. While a lot of people were confronted by, and came to Jesus, the Boomer-led culture barely hiccupped and continued down its hedonistic path of self-aggrandizement.
For those of the Boomer generation who were “woke”, who fought bloody fights and paid ongoing consequences trying to resist, everything was against them. It was difficult to be organized and most efforts were either appropriated by what we now call SJWs or just plain crushed as small units on a large battlefield. We did not have the tools available today to organize, codify, historically understand, and cleanse ourselves from the pervasive infection all around us.
Imagine pre-internet trying to find decent information, people, and resources to mount a successful resistance. First, you had to understand what was actually going on (that takes perspective and able mentors) and then you have to devise tactics to deal with it (hard to do in isolation). It was so easy to cut out the malcontents from the herd, isolate them with almost no support and then grind them to dust. How many times do you get beaten down before it becomes almost too hard to pick yourself up and start fighting again?
These are not excuses, just the reality that had to be dealt with. In a prosperous environment (post WWII) I would argue Satan always ends up with more followers (even if most don’t realize who is guiding their wagon train) than Jesus and the true believers will get their lumps that are often hard and debilitating. There were always more fires than firefighters and some of the best popular voices that stood against the tide died at the height of their influence, such as Keith Greene and Rich Mullins, neither of whom shied away from calling sin, sin and demanding repentance. It made some of think we had passed the pale and God’s judgment was a set path.
There is nothing that can be done to save my generation. Yes, it has destroyed this country, probably beyond redemption, baring divine intervention. Yes, we are guilty, both corporately and individually. Last Sunday in church, during our worship, prophesy time, I confessed the sin of my generation before the church, using the example of Nehemiah from 1:6-8 “…please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel [my generation] Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel [my generation] which we have sinned against You. Both my father’s house and I have sinned. 7 We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses.”
I and many others have fought the tide and continue to do so, but that does not absolve what my generation has done, and the part we have had in it, for we all have feet of clay. The only thing I can say is that I have not given up the fight. Forgive me for my failures and may God in Christ have mercy on us all.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:58 AM  

He mistook you for a boomer, Koanic. Not hard to see why. You DID read the blog post, right?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 9:00 AM  

"Rhetoric is usually the argument of failure and nihilism."

You lost me at stupid. The good can be quiet and at least try to help. The bad can shut up and die.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. November 16, 2017 9:01 AM  

Let the Hate flow through you, Koanic.

Goooood...

GOOOOOOOOOOOD....

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 9:02 AM  

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Anonymous JAG November 16, 2017 9:03 AM  

Koanic wrote:Seriously, what is Gen X's neverending whine? "We didn't have the numbers." So what do they do when they finally get power? Abort their kids, elect Obama, and ensure America never has numbers again. It was a coward's complaint to begin with, and now it's a hypocrite's to boot. Just STFU already.

What real power do we have? Boomers and Millennials outnumbers far too greatly to outvote them.

Also, kiss my ass.

Blogger Lovekraft November 16, 2017 9:03 AM  

@98:

Well said. I simplify the groups you mention as the 'Tut-tuts' and the 'Heeders.'

I've also been listening to this pastor recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkyBUk2hYHE

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 9:05 AM  

> The Roof... the Roof... the Roof is on fire...

The actual X'er anthem. At least Millennials are split Che / Pinochet.

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 9:07 AM  

"What real power do we have? Boomers and Millennials outnumbers far too greatly to outvote them."

The socialists outvoted Franco. Then he won.

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 9:08 AM  

And it is all too typically Boomer to take solace in "revenge" upon a generation whose only crime is to be young by celebrating the fact that, unlike most previous generations, they have left the world a much worse place than they found it.

Previous generations planted trees in whose shade they would not sit.

The boomers sat in the shade for most of their lives, then chopped most of the trees down to make a little boat so they could go on a cruise, and as they were departing they set all the rest of the trees on fire so they could look at the pretty flames from a distance as they sailed off into the sunset.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 9:08 AM  

@JAG

White Millennials have voted Republican in every election since 2010. You're not outnumbered here. Nor are Millennials holding your generation back. The recovery is happening, but it's not going to happen overnight.

Anonymous qualitycontrol November 16, 2017 9:08 AM  

I always want to forgive the Boomers. They were the generation that would have supplied the soldiers for world war 3, they were the first "real anti-racist" generation that marched against real injustice, but they are a bunch of self centered moral cowards that were fine with enslaving their own people to avoid fighting central bankers and subversive commies. So screw them. I hope they die in misery.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 9:09 AM  

"At least Millennials are split Che / Pinochet."

True, but the Xers are about a five year to a decade off from finally having some power that can't just be countered on a whim, so now may be a good time for them to start seriously exercising.

Fire up the choppers.

Blogger WynnLloyd November 16, 2017 9:10 AM  

lol I know.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 9:11 AM  

> What real power do we have? Boomers and Millennials outnumbers far too greatly to outvote them.

The Whine! Firstly, Gen X is a 14 year span, Millennial is a 19 year. Secondly, maybe you should've thought of that before admitting a tidal wave of hispanic sewage. That's the only reason "Millennials" outnumber you. I guess they didn't teach math at The Breakfast Club.

Blogger VD November 16, 2017 9:12 AM  

Can y'all not see we are STILL being (((urged))) to inter-generational warfare inside OUR nation; rather than addressing (and driving off) the ACTUAL destroyers!? As long as you're looking for woodchippers FOR THE BOOMERS, you're NOT looking for (((who))) is (nowadays, pretty openly) slinging the propaganda!

Stop boomertarding, Avalanche. You guys BRAGGED about changing the world. We listened to you do it incessantly for DECADES. Take fucking responsibility for "changing the world". You did change it. You wrecked it. You weren't alone and you weren't solely responsible, that's true. That doesn't change the fact that everything, literally EVERYTHING your generation did was for the worse.

(How is y'all's temper tantrum and stamping of feet any different from the young boomers wanting something DIFFERENT from 1950s stultification and end of war?)

We're going to shut down your credit line. And your generation is going to die penniless, just as you planned, just not quite as comfortably as you anticipated when you decided to leave nothing to your heirs.

You still talk of "1950s stultification" when it was arguably as close as Man has ever gotten to paradise? It seems that your thinking is still under (((the influence))) that you rightly hate.

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 9:13 AM  

"The baby boomers were clearly the most spoilt generation, possibly in the whole of human history, and now the boomer politicians are working busily to screw things up for the next generation."

-- Steve Keen

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 9:13 AM  

"maybe you should've thought of that before admitting a tidal wave of hispanic sewage"

That was totally the Xers. Oh, wait, I know too many boomers to actually believe that for a second.

Blogger James Dixon November 16, 2017 9:14 AM  

> Ah. So, because (lots of) OTHERS were born when I (or my generation) was born -- *I* am personally to blame?!

As much as I am, yes. I was born in 1958. I accept accurate descriptions of what the generation has done. Why can't you? Your refusal to do so indicates that yes, you are part of the problem.

> Us rural Boomers are armed,

Your also a minimum of (2017-1964)=53 years old. You have somewhere between 10 and 30 years left.

> WHAT do we do?

What you claim you're doing, to the best of your ability. No one here is blaming your or me personally for the actions of our generation. But refusing to admit that to them is self defeating.

Blogger VD November 16, 2017 9:15 AM  

Secondly, maybe you should've thought of that before admitting a tidal wave of hispanic sewage.

We weren't born in 1965. We were still in high school in 1986. None of that had anything to do with Generation X. Our one big mistake was to be briefly optimistic, against our customary pessimism, when the Soviet Union fell in 1989.

We're not whining. We're watching and waiting for the disasters we anticipate.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 9:16 AM  

> Us rural Boomers are armed,

Not with colonial rifles, or even English longbows. You've got small-caliber blunderbusses. Good luck with that.

Anonymous EH November 16, 2017 9:18 AM  

It's not fair to blame any specific Boomer for what their generation and the generations before them did over the last century. It isn't their own individual qualities that caused the problem but those that they share with their generation, and we can't blame each of them for not bucking the combined opinions of their societies, very few people are or have the luxury of appearing to be steely-eyed rationalists indifferent to public and professional opinion. We should praise those latter few individually while condemning their generation collectively.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 9:20 AM  

Xers and Millennials: The 1950s seemed like a pretty good time.
Boomers: You have no idea how STULTIFYING it really was though.
Xers and Millennials: What? You had middle class jobs right out of high school, your own home by 24, good families, and a peaceful happy society. How was that bad?
Boomers: Dude like no free love! Separate fountains! And our square parents! Totally uncool man long live the revolution!
Millennials: .... How do we start this thing again?
Xers: Push the throttle open and pull the starter cord.

Anonymous TheTruthIsNeverAcceptable November 16, 2017 9:22 AM  

Koanic wrote:> Us rural Boomers are armed,

Not with colonial rifles, or even English longbows. You've got small-caliber blunderbusses. Good luck with that.


I prefer my 45/70's. Bullet proof vest, what is that against a 320 grain bullet traveling at 2900 fps.

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WynnLloydNovember 16, 2017 9:25 AM
"You had a chance to fix all of this and instead you’ve chosen to never move out of your parents’ houses and to just sit around and invent new pronouns for genders that don’t exist."
I'm at the border between X and Millenials (1981) and am the absolute oldest a Millenials can be on the largest scales (I'm in X on some others), but I'm only 36 years old. Certainly a grown man, but at that age a man usually has very little power to affect things, especially when guys 60+ hold ALL the power in the institution I work in. Not even the majority of Xers have been given a chance to lead, and those who have have been crucified in the department I work in. That's not a reasonable criticism.
One thing I get tired of is the whole "Soy Boy" charge. Yes, it's true for many Millenials, and they are pathetic and annoying, but just try and act like a John Wayne type in institutions today.

You won't just have leftists screeching for your head, threatened boomers will side with those leftists to destroy you. Let a young Millenial come up along the path of this author, and I bet he'd find all sorts of reasons to pull the ladder up.
Also, is the guy a cuck? I know nothing about him. If he is, he has no basis to talk. Younger conservatives aren't able to join in with the silly civic nationalism. The minorities now are openly hostile and warlike. If you're going to be right wing and young, you pretty much are going to be at least somewhat red-pulled in 2017. This is not always true, but generally, and I wonder if the author would be the same kind of cuck who tries to pull the rug out from under you with charges of racism.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 9:28 AM  

> We weren't born in 1965.

I'm no expert, but looks to me like by Obama at least Gen X was making a major political contribution to mass immigration.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 9:31 AM  

@56 "> ...and also huge fantastic things!
Name one. We'll wait."

Two-minute search (including getting up to let the dog back in):

co-inventor of the USB port
scanning tunneling microscope
implantable insulin pump
portable dialysis machine
DNA fingerprinting
Apple II
World Wide Web
Optical character recognition
text-to-speech technology
Controlled drug release technology
Synthetic skin products
nanoscale motor
Ethernet
CMOS active pixel image sensor
automated external defibrillator (AED)
No more polio
Voyager 1

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 9:35 AM  

"We weren't born in 1965"

As Xers were still in high school in 1986, Boomers were still in high school in 1965.

Not a single Boomer was of voting age when the money was stolen and the immigration floodgates were opened.

Boomers voted for St. Reagan, but it turns out that that didn't help. They also voted for God Emperor Trump and Brexit, we'll see if it helps.

Blogger Harambe November 16, 2017 9:36 AM  

Wait, so Boomers are pissed that their kids are just like them, only poorer?

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 9:37 AM  

Heh. Technological progress is guaranteed given white genetics plus the inheritance of the proper civilizational infrastructure. Boomers should be judged on the technological slowdown that is the sign of their shameless stewardship.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 9:38 AM  

@60 "Suck it up, Avalanche. If you had really cared about the Boomer legacy, uou would have joined the Manson Family and made sure they finished the job."

1969?! I was THIRTEEN! Is that sectioning an entire generation WAY too finely -- or does the truth never matter over here on the Right when complaining about previous generations and their mistakes?

Look, I AGREE that the boomers (and women!) RUIN a LOT of stuff... But -- they are no more 'wholly to blame' (and thus worthy of woodchippers) for what happened TO them (that they participated in) that are the following generations for the social and cultural milieu THEY participated in!

Sorry we screwed up so much stuff. SURELY you're not claiming y'all are blameless and only do the right best things?

Blogger Matthew November 16, 2017 9:43 AM  

Shrew.

Anonymous Casey November 16, 2017 9:44 AM  

Boomer generation: Trump

Gen X: Paul Ryan

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 9:45 AM  

@Avalanche:

You have some points that I agree are valid, but then you mix them up with bullshit, solipsism and poor presentation.

On the whole, your valid points would be better defended if you stopped trying to defend them.

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 9:47 AM  

There was this couple... and they spoiled their kids something aweful. I mean they raised these completely entitled little shits that were a curse on any community unfortunate enough to be near them.

These little shits were so self-centered and selfish they burned up every resource available to them... and finally... when the couple was old and needed to be taken care of... sure enough... the spoiled kids showed up.

"Hey parents. Let's make a deal. You sell you big house in california and use some of the money to build a big house here with us. We will move in with you and take care of you. Then when you pass on we will keep the house."

"deal." said the parents.

The couple sold their house. Built a new house... and the spoiled kids moved in. Within 2 years the Parents were both dead. literally murdered by their own kids. Who now have the house... and have mortgaged it to pay for trips and plastic surgery.

Right now a lot of boomers are reading this... and thinking those spoiled kids are millennials.

No Boomer. You're the spoiled kids. You did this.

Blogger wreckage November 16, 2017 9:49 AM  

"I wonder if the author would be the same kind of cuck who tries to pull the rug out from under you with charges of racism."

You don't have to wonder. They all are. Every last one of them.

Blogger wreckage November 16, 2017 9:50 AM  

@133 The boomer I most respect would agree with the characterization. He hates his generation.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer November 16, 2017 9:50 AM  

I was born at the tail end of the boomer years and the thought that occurs to me is that if succeeding generations are so horrible, who the hell made them that way? These people did not, and are not, raising themselves.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 9:50 AM  

@63 "your generation (not you personally) murdered this country by throwing most of a generation of babies into Moloch's fires. Massive immigration in order to pay for your benefits was utterly inevitable when your generation refused to create enough of OUR SORT of humans to pick up the slack."

And you somehow think WE 'thought this crap up' on our own?! *WE* -- a generation with a solid White country with morals and religion just woke up one day and DECIDED on the basis of nothing at all to destroy it?!

OR WERE WE SET TO IT?!

I can guarandamntee that I NEVER wanted or approved of immigration from anywhere but White Europe -- even when I was a young idiot liberal! Have you asked any boomers (if you know any?) if THEY approved of it? If THEY thought bringing in savages would somehow pay for their retirement?! *WE* did not do this -- the (((people in power))) did it TO us!

All the copycat suicides after Kurt Cobain offed himself -- young people FOLLOW THEIR MILIEU! (((WHO))) was and is and continues to SET that milieu!? I am SO hopeful the pedo stuff KILLS Hollywood and the 24/7/365 brainwashing being pushed into and maintained across ALL the generations!

Yes, it's a LOT of boomers with a death grip on the levers of power and influence. (HOW do we pry their claws off the levers?) Gen X (as far as I can tell) threw up their hands and retreated. Millennials work their butts off to no avail -- and retreated. (Granted, there's WAY more 'life' in that cohort that I can see in the Gen X -- no offense to our host...) And I, too, have (some) hope in Gen Zyklon -- cause I don't see much hope anywhere else!

But, spinning out y'all's anger towards a group that -- by SIZE, maybe not by intent -- did huge damage to our nation and country seems like wasted energy to me. EDUCATING them, and their offspring of whatever gen, seems like a (slightly?) more useful pastime... Skip the woodchippers and break out the (metaphorical) whiteboards!!

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 9:51 AM  

"I'm no expert, but looks to me like by Obama at least Gen X was making a major political contribution to mass immigration."

Obama was born in 1961. He's a boomer.

Anonymous lpdbw November 16, 2017 9:52 AM  

Every time I begin to think Vox is a guiding light and right about almost everything, he posts one of these Kafka traps.

I was born in 1954 and was an Objectivist/libertarian by age 16, about the time your perception of Boomers was doing Woodstock and the summer of love.

I knuckled down and got an engineering degree and got married and raised kids and did my best to stop all the things you talk about, to the extent I was aware of problems.

No fault divorce ruined my life after 30 years of marriage.

I am not alone. The net effect of this incredibly wide generation is undeniably bad. The broad paintbrush used here to paint 100% of Boomers as if we were all exactly alike is unworthy of people who are supposed to be intelligent.

You want to punish me, to bankrupt me, not because of what I did, but because of what my supposed peers did, in spite of me. Mechanisms that were in place and running full tilt by the time I turned 21.

I call this shooting right.

Now we spring the Kafka trap. "Oh, look, the poor Boomer's feelings are hurt."

If it makes you feel better to blame me, go ahead and enjoy your pointless and hollow victory.

Or you could, you know, propose solutions that we could all pursue together. But that's just crazy talk.

Let's burn some Boomers at the stake! That'll fix things.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer November 16, 2017 9:52 AM  

They really believe we'll be paying their SSI

Actually, I don't. At best SSI will be means tested.

Blogger Redpill Angel November 16, 2017 9:53 AM  

Well, reading this was a slap in the face at 8 AM, but some truth. I thought I wanted to be cool -- a concept, btw, derived from Yoruba and Igbo tribal beliefs -- then one day realized Lenny Kravitz was just stoned stupid. If I'm lucky, I can spend my remaining years praying for my children and grandchildren to be strong.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 9:53 AM  

@68 "Woodstock"

Woodstock was the diametric OPPOSITE of "fantastic things"! How was it NOT simply more brainwashing -- played up like MAD by the media?!

"Come screw in the mud for free!" ?!? NOT a fantastic thing -- a furtherance of the destruction of our nation and country!!

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 9:55 AM  

@69 "Nope, that was you guys. A lot of my crew wasn't even eighteen yet for his first election. I was... barely. Voted against him both times for what it wasn't worth. Still outnumbered by you fogeys."

And this differs how for blaming the CHILDREN for the Immigration Act of 1965? NOT defending those who fell for it. AM blaming those who did it! If it's "the water around you" -- HOW do you see to stop it?

Blogger VFM #7634 November 16, 2017 9:56 AM  

Yes, it's a LOT of boomers with a death grip on the levers of power and influence. (HOW do we pry their claws off the levers?) Gen X (as far as I can tell) threw up their hands and retreated. Millennials work their butts off to no avail -- and retreated.

@137 Avalanche
Slight aside: it's funny how this problem is far, far worse on the liberal end of the white population. I mean, consider the repeatedly noticed fact that all the Democrat Party's leaders are in their 60s and 70s and they don't have anybody to succeed them, whereas the GOP has lots of younger people.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 9:59 AM  

The Greatest accepted their chains to fight for false justice, gained prosperity by leveling the world, and bequeathed to their children the freedom not to fight.
The Silents increased chains to increase comfort, held their peace at (((Communist))) infiltration, and gave the nod to demographic annihilation.
The Boomers loudly and proudly ate the seed corn, bequeathing to their children license from traditional America.
The Xers embraced decline with ironic hedonism, ate drugs, killed babies, and bequeathed to their surviving children freedom from traditional morality.
The Millennials awoke in chains without a chest, and either swallowed nihilistic servility or retched it up for reactionary meaning, seeking the ancient and wordless in HTML.
And Zyklon will Weimar who-whom - here's hoping the state crumbles too fast for a socialist apocalypse, and that the brown savage re-baptizes the bloody-handed American pioneer.

But population density is a bitch. Liberty is dead in North America. Welcome to Europe 2.0, at best. Only the Internet remains a frontier, until AI closes the last gap in Babel's Berlin wall.

Blogger Lovekraft November 16, 2017 10:00 AM  

@ 133 Nate: excellent analogy. Keep em' coming brother.

To the boomers who are butthurt:

Be patient. I'm gen X, born late '68 and expect to have the same vitriol turned on me when I'm older. Oh wait. Political correctness means I've been steeped in it if for thirty years (white, Christian, 'traditional)!

Look at it as though VoxDay is preparing you, clearing away the weeds. If you aren't one of the tut-tuts, ignore it, if you are, this is a warning. And for you to either shut up, or help us prepare generation Z.

The millenials are, IMO, borderline crazy and have to be monitored very closely. I know their indoctrination and they are the ones maintaining the system. The ones after them are who I am putting my hopes on.

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 10:01 AM  

"Woodstock was the diametric OPPOSITE of "fantastic things"!"

It was a music festival. Nothing more, nothing less. Boomers also have a propensity for blowing up the importance of mundane crap.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 10:02 AM  

@80 "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Yeah, probably...I just think the 'it's all the boomers (well, and maybe THEIR forebears, a little bit)' from the 'our sh|t doesn't stink and we are SO put-upon -- it's all boomers' fault!' are not NEARLY as far apart as the younger folks are making it out to be!

I am 100% willing to accept that 'we' screwed up horrendously. I am NOT willing to accept that the subsequent / current gens are not ALSO screwing up -- because their brainwashing and inability to 'turn the ship' is JUST as real as ours was!

And, rather than continue to protest .. I've gotta go run an American manufacturing co. Later, y'all!

Anonymous TheTruthIsNeverAcceptable November 16, 2017 10:03 AM  

The question is a whether a controlled burn (designed to take out the deadwood and brush clogging the proverbial social forest) can be accomplished without burning the whole thing down. Once the buildup gets too large, that remedy is impossible. So, that is the question; can proper husbandry save the forest or is it too late so that it will just burn down once any real fire starts?

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 10:03 AM  

"excellent analogy. Keep em' coming brother."

sadly... its not just an analogy. its literally the story of my grandparents life.

raised a spoiled bitch... she became a hospice nurse. ended up killing them both. But hey... she's a hospice nurse... so killing people and getting away with it is literally her job.

Blogger Harambe November 16, 2017 10:03 AM  

Avalanche wrote:@68 "Woodstock"

Woodstock was the diametric OPPOSITE of "fantastic things"! How was it NOT simply more brainwashing -- played up like MAD by the media?!

"Come screw in the mud for free!" ?!? NOT a fantastic thing -- a furtherance of the destruction of our nation and country!!


It wasn't just mud. It had a lot of poopoo in it too.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 10:04 AM  

> Obama was born in 1961. He's a boomer.

So what? Trump is a Boomer and Millennials are already getting some credit for him. It's ironic to hear Gen X complain about Boomers ducking responsibility for generational sins.

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 10:05 AM  

also... Trump was born in 46. So he's the last of the Silents.

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 10:06 AM  

"It's ironic to hear Gen X complain about Boomers ducking responsibility for generational sins."

Generation X has only just started to taste power Nancy. What we will do or not do has yet to be determined.

Blogger Rabbi B November 16, 2017 10:07 AM  

Boomer Threads: Butthurt. Butthurt everywhere. #EveryDamnTime

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 10:08 AM  

Right now... the Biggest sin Gen X has against it is perhaps blaming Boomers to much and giving the "greatest Generation" to much of a pass. They were in power when a lot of the bad stuff went down.

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 10:10 AM  

"The Boomers loudly and proudly ate the seed corn . . ."

LBJ and Kennedy The Bad Driver ate the seed corn, torched the fields and loosed the barbarian hordes across the remains.

The US has been a zombie country since '65. It's just been waiting for the rot to progress to the point that it actually falls over.

Blogger Matthew November 16, 2017 10:11 AM  

A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 10:12 AM  

> What we will do or not do has yet to be determined.

Age 45 and dindu nuffin, eh? Pretty sure the answer is "Reelect Obama."

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 10:12 AM  

It's odd how Gen-X is so ready to throw in the towel for Millennials (who are anywhere from 13 to 34) when they themselves are 35 to 56 now and have yet to politically chnage things. I agree that Gen-X lacks effective control of the levers of power, but the idea that a generation can be written off in its 20s is ludicrous.

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 10:18 AM  

"Age 45 and dindu nuffin, eh? Pretty sure the answer is "Reelect Obama.""

maybe I need to type slower.

no one generation elects anyone. What matters it what those with power do. Power is not just a president. Real power is in the hands of University Presidents... CEOs... Executives... the guys at the tops of the bureaucratic food chains.

The bleeding edge GenX started seeping into power positions like that just in the last few years. it will be another 15 years before Gen X is actually in full power.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 10:19 AM  

@Nate

The GIs raised them but the Boomers explicitly rebelled against them. We were warned of this in the Bible. The father was righteous, the son was wicked. If anything, the Silents don't get enough blame because they were the ones who were young enough to resist them by the time the GIs were in their 60s and 70s but they did nothing. In fact, they envied them and went along with much of the foulness the Boomers were unleashing.

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 10:19 AM  

"Trump was born in 46. So he's the last of the Silents."

Then Clinton and the younger Bush would also have to be acknowledged as Silents.

I see a difference in those with at least some memories of living through the Depression/WWII and those who do not.

I also see a difference between those with at least some memories of Hawaiian/Alaskan statehood and those who do not.

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 10:19 AM  

"but the idea that a generation can be written off in its 20s is ludicrous. "

no it isn't. The Silents knew the Babyboomers where shit when the boomers where in there 20s. They weren't wrong.

Blogger VD November 16, 2017 10:20 AM  

We should praise those latter few individually while condemning their generation collectively.

You're missing the point. Every time we condemn their generation collectively, Boomertards leap in to defend it because they still identify with their generation more than anything else.

The net effect of this incredibly wide generation is undeniably bad. The broad paintbrush used here to paint 100% of Boomers as if we were all exactly alike is unworthy of people who are supposed to be intelligent.

You claim to be different, you claim to not be like all those other Boomertards, and then you still get butthurt over a GENERATION-WIDE GENERALIZATION that you admit yourself is correct.

Only Boomers are dumb enough to be completely unable to grasp that there are always exceptions to the GENERAL rule. Because, again, their identification with their generation is their precious.

Blogger Shimshon November 16, 2017 10:20 AM  

I meant to say...

I'm glad my parents aren't boomers.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 10:22 AM  

Nomad-type generations, of which Gen-X is an example, don't inherit full power until the High/Recovery, which is after the Crisis. Right now, Xers are the middle managers. By the 2030s they'll be the executives. The Strauss/Howe theory of turnings lines up well with the observed patterns of generations and historical progression.

Blogger VD November 16, 2017 10:28 AM  

I am 100% willing to accept that 'we' screwed up horrendously. I am NOT willing to accept that the subsequent / current gens are not ALSO screwing up -- because their brainwashing and inability to 'turn the ship' is JUST as real as ours was!

Bullshit. You will shriek and scream when we actually start fixing it by shutting off the money spigot.

All you're doing is trying to evade responsibility by claiming that everyone does it. No, everyone doesn't do it. Your generation has literally never, ever understood ours, or the succeeding ones for that matter. All you see is the reflection of yourselves. Generation X has never shied away from its shortcomings. The Boomers will die pointing their fingers at literally everyone else.

In any event, this is an argument they cannot win, because we will write their history.

Anonymous Laz November 16, 2017 10:29 AM  

"The boomers claim everything up to 1964. Those of us born in the late 50's and early 60's have been known to strenuously object." Generation DOH (Dukes Of Hazzard)

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 10:30 AM  

> maybe I need to type slower.

Might help with the typos.

> What matters it what those with power do.

Suitable leaders can be found in any generation. What matters is the mean, which is determined by popular activities such as voting. Gen X loves gay niggers and thinks tranny niggers are elegant. The First Lady of Gen X is Ru Paul. That's all I'm saying. No need to get defensive.

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 10:30 AM  

'In any event, this is an argument they cannot win, because we will write their history.'

in the end.. this is what really bothers them.

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 10:31 AM  

@Nate

And what did the Boomers say about X? That your generation were lazy, nihilists who would never accomplish anything. So what has Gen-X accomplished by its 40s and 50s?

The Boomers proved they were shit when they refused to abandon their childish ways into middle age and elderhood. Time and again they didn't change. Millennials have been nowhere near as societally destructive as the Boomers, and its a nihilistic conceit of Xers that Millennials will turn out to be like the Boomers when Millennials REJECT the teachings of their Boomer elders, similar to how your generation behaved at the same age.

We're not perfect, but Millennials have paid far more attention to Gen-X than we have to the Boomers, and it's begun to show.

Anonymous Jack Amok November 16, 2017 10:32 AM  

celebrating the fact that, unlike most previous generations, they have left the world a much worse place than they found it.

Ah, so Boomer of them - complete and utter failure is cool if Boomer's do it. Well, I guess they'll figure getting mulched is cool too once that starts happening.

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 10:34 AM  

"Suitable leaders can be found in any generation."

again... you don't understand how this works. Boomer didnt' change the whole fabric of the nation by voting or even by passing laws. They did it through bureaucracy.

and that is how it will be undone as well.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. November 16, 2017 10:39 AM  

Moral equivocation is also particularly strong in the Boomer.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 10:40 AM  

> They did it through bureaucracy. and that is how it will be undone as well.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO TO FIX THE CORPSE IS DECOMPOSE IT IN REVERSE!

Anonymous Theophrastus November 16, 2017 10:47 AM  

I would remind everyone that the Men of the West addressed this earlier this year.

You can read it here.

Anonymous Just another commenter November 16, 2017 10:47 AM  

And people wonder why the suicide rate has been trending steadily up for over a decade. Gen-x, then Millenials, were the perfect tools, the useful idiots, of the self-centered Boomers, commies, and (((media))). They were not well educated, and they are being handed a toxic brew of debt, expected service, bureaucracy, conflicting goals and ideals, international competition, and domestic insanity of types too numerous to list. Saying "Screw it all!" and checking out could look pretty attractive to someone with no spiritual base and no good options.

Blogger cheddarman November 16, 2017 10:48 AM  

Cant we just gas the boomers now and get on with rebuilding Western Civilization?

Anonymous Philalethes November 16, 2017 11:00 AM  

@139 Every time I begin to think Vox is a guiding light and right about almost everything, he posts one of these Kafka traps.

Indeed. Vox is a pretty smart fellow – as he keeps telling us no end – but sometimes when he goes on one of these bruised, angry adolescent rants I'm astonished to remember that he's nearly 50 years old. I was pretty angry (and certainly not very smart, having been brought up in America) in my 20s, but by 50 I'd gotten over whining about how "unfair" everything is.

And yes, the "miraculous" 1950s were stultifying. I was there; most of you were not. And I've been struggling all my life to deal with what it did to me. Easy to idealize something that exists only in your mind. Nothing new; I've always been amused at how 2500 years ago Confucius idealized previous centuries as the Golden Age – unlike the degenerate time in which he lived. And you can have no idea of what it was like to have the military draft hanging over your head as you were growing up.

@162 The GIs raised them but the Boomers explicitly rebelled against them.

Damned right we did (I'm not sure if I qualify as a "boomer", having been born during the Second Great War to End War rather than after, but I certainly was part of the "counterculture" of the 1960s). The GIs were fools, who bought into FDR's ginned-up war. As were their parents, who bought into Wilson's (and the hollow "prosperity" promised by the truly evil men who set up the Federal Reserve – which is the real cause of the present economic disaster). As was my great grandfather, who with his brothers joined Lincoln's army. And so on and on.

Since the draft was ended, how many more "wars of liberation" has the Empire conducted – all staffed by volunteers from these magic, genius generations that followed the evil "boomers"?

It's just History; empires grow, peak, then decline and die. As "generations", not much we can do about it; as individuals, we can deal with the situations we find ourselves in – or we can whine and complain. Schlichter's essay is idiotic, certainly; responding to it by being idiotic yourself doesn't accomplish much.

Blogger Desdichado November 16, 2017 11:01 AM  

Avalanche, put a sock in it. If you think that you're the exception, then there's no reason for you to be defensive. All you're doing is proving the point that you're trying to deny.

Blogger RobertT November 16, 2017 11:02 AM  

People really hate boomers. Posts about boomers always get tons of comments.

Blogger allyn71 November 16, 2017 11:07 AM  

People really hate boomers. Posts about boomers always get tons of comments.

Most of the comments come from offended snowflakes claiming "NABALT", Not All Boomers Are Like That!

Of course they miss the irony.

Blogger Solaire Of Astora November 16, 2017 11:08 AM  

I remember seeing Boomers in comment sections on websites like Breitbart proclaiming how great they were for fighting against Nazis in WW2. It was amazing how they not only were willing to steal from future generations but steal valor from their predecessors. They have an insane level of delusional pride.

Blogger Longtime Lurker November 16, 2017 11:09 AM  

@138: Nate said, "Obama was born in 1961. He's a boomer."

Demographically correct. But culturally, boomers are at least united by the common memory of exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news broke that Kennedy had been assassinated.

Obama and other tail-end boomers were too young to remember that traumatic event, but not when RFK got it in June 1968, the year everything went to shit. Obama is more of an in-betweener than a boomer.

Not that it matters, Obama was a crappy leader, no better and probably worse than his boomer elders. And crappy leadership is the sine qua non of the boomer generation.

Anonymous BBGKB November 16, 2017 11:13 AM  

How boomtards let jews loot the US. https://gab.ai/BGKB/posts/14665491

Boomers only had jew owned media to cover the dangers of jew blackmailed policies. The 1965 immigration change was the result of 40+ years on constant push for 3rdworld immigration & debased currency.

There's no need to cut SS. That's already baked into the cake by the limited cost of living increases imposed by Bush Sr

We definitely need to cut SS Disability. 3rd worlders imported onto welfare+section 8 can get SSD for simply NO SPEAK ENGLISH & there are clinics that are SSD fraud factories

Related: Send this video of nignurses with a blond WWII vet at a nursing home to all boomers you know. Nignurse caught on video lying about doing CPR when she was actually laughing at him.
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/11/15/watch-nurses-laugh-world-war-ii-veteran-lays-dying/

Blogger Ransom Smith November 16, 2017 11:17 AM  

I'd like to point out, as a millennial. We're the most derided group. Boomers mock us. Gen X criticise. Gen Z mouths off.

We haven't yet reached ages to grasp power. But be sure a lot of us who aren't leftists are just waiting. Planning to watch the world burn.

Blogger DEPLORABLILITY November 16, 2017 11:19 AM  

In a fallen world you can't fix, but you keep trying. Seems none of you so called believers read your scripture. You must be proud of yourselves.

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 11:19 AM  

" . . .the "miraculous" 1950s were stultifying. I was there; most of you were not. And I've been struggling all my life to deal with what it did to me. Easy to idealize something that exists only in your mind."

And that mostly as a myth that bears little resemblance to the 50s of memory. You can find a nexus of nearly all the current rot in the 50s. The 60s were just the lid blowing off the 50s.

". . .I certainly was part of the "counterculture" of the 1960s . . ."

Yes, it was a Greatest/Silent thing, not a Boomer thing. The Boomers were affected by it, as children, but did not do much of it.

Anonymous kfg November 16, 2017 11:24 AM  

"But be sure a lot of us who aren't leftists are just waiting. Planning to watch the world burn."

The left is busy burning the world that the right built. Which means they actually have something in common:

They're both doing something.

If you wish to put the lie to your generation's reputation, start the world.

Blogger Koanic November 16, 2017 11:25 AM  

It doesn't matter. All those American generations are Hellbound. Once a generation starts executing homosexuals and adulterers again, there will be something to praise. Until then it's primary flaccidity criticizing rigor mortis.

Blogger Resident Moron™ November 16, 2017 11:34 AM  

My parents were born in 1925 and 1941.

I was born in 1966.

Mercifully that means neither of us were boomers (they’re both dead, so ...)

I’ve worked hard to raise my children in a godly way, but it’s too early to say. My oldest is 23 and half-sensible, the next is 20 and looks to be sensible, the 17 year old is smarter than all of us but she’s not nearly cynical enough about the shit they tell her in school. The youngest three it’s far too early to say.

The challenge of parenthood is a taste of God’s frustration with wayward man.

Blogger VD November 16, 2017 11:43 AM  

when he goes on one of these bruised, angry adolescent rants I'm astonished to remember that he's nearly 50 years old.

You're projecting, Boomer. Generation X grew up young. You guys never grew up at all.

I was pretty angry (and certainly not very smart, having been brought up in America) in my 20s, but by 50 I'd gotten over whining about how "unfair" everything is.

There is no whining. There is no complaints about anything being unfair. Now you're simply lying. We're simply going to do what needs to be done, and that obviously terrifies most of the Boomers who understand what that means.

the "miraculous" 1950s were stultifying. I was there; most of you were not.

You're missing the point. Stultifying or not, it was vastly better than the subsequent "improvements".

Anonymous Chris November 16, 2017 11:44 AM  

The 1950s are idealized because of what came after. Boomers can't and never will empathize with that because they genuinely don't see anything wrong with how society turned out afterwards. Xers and Millennials grew up in the wreckage of the greatest golden age in history, an age that was thrown away because it was boring.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella November 16, 2017 11:48 AM  

You.Are.Awesome.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.

Anonymous patrick kelly November 16, 2017 11:55 AM  

The boomers are fading from power and the X'ers are coming into their prime now. My son and his friends are millennials, and despite their pop caricatures, I occasionally see glimmers of hope behind their glassy eyes. Their character and identity is still developing. Don't judge them by how they were when they were 19.

Blogger Resident Moron™ November 16, 2017 11:57 AM  

Meh. Boring is the excuse of the feckless boomer but it’s not true. It’s not that it was boring at all, its that the boomer believed the lie that kicking over every wall and breaking every rule was exciting. Good to eat and desirable to make one wise, as the story goes.

Just notice that “good to eat” is about taste on the tongue not health, and making one wise meant a vicious education in the wages of sin, “knowing” good AND evil meant an intimate experience of evil.

It’s not that the boomer didn’t know this, not that they didn’t recognize the lie (they had more and better religious education than anyone after them) ... its just that they didn’t want to believe it. They wanted to pretend that the bill never comes due. That’s why their eternal youth fantasy, that’s why their debt-fueled economy, the ever-rising debt ceiling.

They know it’s all lies, they just lack the stones to confess.

Instrad we get endless denials, we meant well, mistakes were nade, it’s not our fault .... even as they repeat this litany of lies you can see they don’t believe it, they know you don’t believe it, they know you know they don’t believe it.

But our treasured false self image dies hard.

Meh.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction November 16, 2017 11:57 AM  

@Chris

I'd save your breath because when it comes to seeking sympathy from Xers your pushing a boulder up a hill. What they complain about is true, they were fucked, but they are metaphorically the one up guy when it comes to "we got fucked" department. I remember this exact sort of thing when I graduated college right when Depression 2.0 hit and all the Xers at the place I was interning at told me how it was just as bad for them when they got out of college.

In the end why should we care what they think of our generation? The Xers are talking a big game about changing things, which I am wholly hope comes to fruition, but if they fall short then we are the ones that get to level judgement. So just as the Xer holds the plug for the Boomer, we Millennials hold the plug for the Xer. Now, keeping that in mind, we should concern ours selves more with Generation Z. Which means we need to subdue the SJWs of our generation and shape up lest we garner the wrath of our younger brothers.

Anonymous Raker Tooth November 16, 2017 12:00 PM  

I only read down to #37, I have huge responsibilities to tend to. First reaction to this post, and comments: bullshit. The boomer who wrote that is a self serving idiot, that's true. And granted, I'm really not tall enough for this ride, but somehow I'm tolerated. So it is that I have a default position regarding VD or anything associated with him: I_do_not_know_what_he's_thinking. It's usually a level or levels above what I'm thinking. Considering what I've seen of his character lately, I figure he's up to something good with this; like galvanize those young enough to enact the changes needed.
So he's up to something good, but it looks like bullshit. Bullshit because for starters, if this generation were there, they would have done the Exact_Same_Damn_Thing. What? You think your generation is the first one with an indoctrination machine? You think your generation isn't born with self serving desires? Look at old Bob Hope comedy routines. The man had his share of sleazy innuendo, the Adversary works slyly in every generation. The morality of the time cannot be addressed as black with a few white exceptions.
There was resistance going on, but human nature wants to have their cake and eat it too. Society wants God's blessings without the serious individual restraint required to have a Christian society. The resistance tried to work within the system, to take over the government for righteous causes, not realizing that the government aided in destroying Christianity. I'm skipping over a mountain of events and ideas, but again, I have to be elsewhere.
Two things you have they didn't have: The internet, and the great clarification. They thought it was right vs left, that the left was merely misguided. You can see where this all leads. There are millions of boomers who wanted change, and gave up. They have resources that can help. You have nothing to lose by reigniting their fire.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener November 16, 2017 12:00 PM  

A couple decades down the road, when I’m dead from chronic bitterness and drinking too much expensive cabernet that I buy with the Social Security money you’ll be toiling to pay me, you won’t have families or careers.

Going to be a rude awakening when the social security runs out and/or won't buy anything.

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