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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Disappointed in my generation

I have to admit, it never occurred to me for a second that Millennials might dislike the Baby Boomers more than Generation X does.
Beset by big college loans, inheriting two wars, and facing an uncertain future of work, a majority of millennials say baby boomers have made things worse for them — and a lot of boomers agree, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

Why it matters: If it persists, the generational divide could turn into political rivalry as the generations compete for limited tax dollars — millennials seeking government help as automation takes hold, and boomers insisting on promised levels of Social Security and Medicare.

The poll found that 51% of millennials (18- to 34-year-olds) blame boomers (54- to 69-year-olds) for making things worse for their generation. Just 13% said boomers had improved things. Generation X wasn't pleased with the boomers, either.
Only 42 percent? If I'd heard 51 percent for Millennials, I'd have guessed over 80 percent for GenX. Well, I expect Generation Zyklon should be there. The white component of it, anyhow. And yes, before any Boomers leap in, I am aware that it is the Silents and the Greatests who were responsible for the American Extinction Event known as the 1965 Naturalization Act.

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Blogger Crew April 29, 2018 11:45 AM  

And you should see what is happening in California. White Millenials have very limited prospects of getting jobs because of all the Indians and Illegal Mexscum that have been imported.

I think Millenials will be on board with rounding them up and dumping them in the sea and let them swim back home or dumping them in Mexico!

Blogger pyrrhus April 29, 2018 11:56 AM  

Meanwhile, according to the Fed-St.Louis, the median retirement savings for all US households is $1100, and only 20% have savings greater than $100K...GenX, Millennials, and Zyklon are heading for a massive food fight.

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 11:59 AM  

I've pretty much abandoned doing business with Boomers. After an "all people are equal under the skin" rant (unasked for) from a boomer doctor and getting ripped off by a boomer dentist who purports to travel to third world countries to deliver free care every year, I seek out Xer or Mill. people to do business with.

Blogger pyrrhus April 29, 2018 12:04 PM  

@1 And you should see what is happening in California. White Millenials have very limited prospects of getting jobs because of all the Indians and Illegal Mexscum that have been imported.

Hence what I see as a trend for white IT experts generally, and especially in CA, to move to consulting, and for businesses to hire consultants, who are much less visible to the diversity nazis...

Blogger Dave April 29, 2018 12:14 PM  

It sounds encouraging then you read this:

Among suggested ways to improve matters now, millennials said:

A number said "Impeach Trump" and "vote."

Blogger Solaire Of Astora April 29, 2018 12:16 PM  

From experience I can say it's difficult to get entry level jobs in So Cal when they are mostly staffed by middle aged Mexican women who choose them as careers. Not sure if this is true elsewhere.

Also off topic but Peterson responded to Taleb on Twitter saying his retweeting of the WHO doesn't mean he agreed with the claims. Obviously not true and it's just more evidence of his inability to issue honest retractions so people who are hoping he'll do so on the question of Jewish intelligence can abandon hope.

Blogger Nathan April 29, 2018 12:18 PM  

The boomers have a single victory they care about - the Civil Rights Movement. They have been exploring the deep space of diminishing diversity returns ever since.

Also, it's appropriate that Barack Obama was the first (and hopefully only) boomer president. Not even HRC or Biden are #Boomin.

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 12:25 PM  

Has anyone here ever thought that just perhaps the State (government) itself is the root cause of most of the woes we see? Has anyone ever thought that the powers that be might just love the "divide and control" strategy of ruling?

The government's welfare state, ending real marriage, and importing cheap labor has damn near destroyed the American family. Add on to that list the generations long attack on Christianity and we see the real problem.

The destruction of the family will destroy civilization. Bank on it.

Why or why are we going to blame this or that generation for the evil deeds of politicians playing the voting public for fools? That ass-hat Wilson got the USA into WW1 just as both sides were exhausted and ready for a "just peace" (whatever that is). Oh no, we had to set up the situation to practically force WW2.

I could go on, but no one wants to hear an old guy mention that the f'ing State is the major weapon in Satan's tool kit. The ancients warned us about the evils of democracy.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 29, 2018 12:29 PM  

Is it a contest to see who can hate Boomers more? Competition brings out the best in everyone.

Blogger Scott April 29, 2018 12:29 PM  

Dave wrote:It sounds encouraging then you read this:

Among suggested ways to improve matters now, millennials said:

A number said "Impeach Trump" and "vote."


Well, Millenials are the generation that thinks that socialism is going to solve their problems. Most of my teenage daughter's friends were enamored with "democratic socialism" for a while. I've been giving her historical and economic truth bombs against that garbage for years, and she's managed to turn several of those friends away from it. I think that the Zyklon kids see that leftist lies for what they are because the left's pretense of being the oppressed, the rebellious, the cool underdog, is so laughably obvious. Their success has made them weak.

Blogger Nate April 29, 2018 12:30 PM  

I am skeptical of polls as they relate to anything on GenX as...GenX doesn't generally like polls period.

Blogger Nate April 29, 2018 12:30 PM  

still... i would have answered a poll if it meant I got to say "die boomers" on it.

Blogger Hammerli280 April 29, 2018 12:31 PM  

@7 Nathan: Disagree. Clinton, Bush the Younger, and Obama were all Brat Boomers. Obama less by birth date than by education and character...chronologically, he's a Baby Buster, but inside he's the last of the Brats.

Blogger Dave April 29, 2018 12:34 PM  

Ah yeah, you don't get to dismiss Bill Clinton and Bush that easy.

Blogger Verne April 29, 2018 12:35 PM  

When an entire generation seems to be messed up in the same way. The blame must fall on their parents. And no that is not an excuse for the boomers. The Millennials are a complete disaster and we are their parents. My generation was far to concerned with finding themselves than with raising up children in the way they should go.

Blogger pyrrhus April 29, 2018 12:37 PM  

@7
Strauss and Howe defined Boomers as people born between 1944 and 1964, so HRC and Bush are definitely Boomers.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 29, 2018 12:37 PM  

Did any of you every find yourselves, Verne?

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 12:41 PM  

"Did any of you every find yourselves, Verne?"

I did, at the age of 13 in a Baptist church on a Sunday night. Following Jesus really helps a man understand what is important.

(became RC much later)

Blogger Nathan April 29, 2018 12:42 PM  

Ah, I was basing it off the age window quoted in the poll (54-69). HRC is 70 and GWB is 71. I think it's funny though that they can't find a good candidate in that age range. Too much weed and LSD.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 29, 2018 12:45 PM  

Mark said
Has anyone here ever thought that just perhaps the State (government) itself is the root cause of most of the woes we see?
Ronald Reagan called, he wants his rationalizations back when you're done with them.

Of course we've all heard the an-cap version of reality. It makes the same mistake all an-cap theorizing does, ignores the observable fact that people form groups to do things. The State is not some foreign external force setting out to ruin people. The State is the political expression of a culture. Blaming The State for our current morass is like blaming guns for school shootings, or spoons for obesity.

We have met The State and he is us.

Blogger Verne April 29, 2018 12:48 PM  

Stg58/Animal Mother wrote:Did any of you every find yourselves, Verne?

I'm pretty sure that no one who was that self indulgent, ever found anything of value. But they might have served well as a bad example.

Blogger Brett baker April 29, 2018 12:54 PM  

Most of the problem is the boomers(especially the first half) lived in one of the easiest times/places in human history. Too many still think it was completely normal, rather than a glorious time that will take more work than they want to do to replicate.

Blogger Brett baker April 29, 2018 12:54 PM  

Most of the problem is the boomers(especially the first half) lived in one of the easiest times/places in human history. Too many still think it was completely normal, rather than a glorious time that will take more work than they want to do to replicate.

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 12:57 PM  

I wonder how many of the 'no difference' answers were really "I dunno..."

Blogger Dirk Manly April 29, 2018 1:03 PM  

Graveyard is the new 40

[/boomer]

Blogger Paradox April 29, 2018 1:04 PM  

Generation Zyklon is preoccupied with repealing the Second Amendment to care about Boomers.

Blogger John April 29, 2018 1:05 PM  

Looks like the woodchipper timeline is on track.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 29, 2018 1:06 PM  

My brother's first wife left him and the kids to go find herself. Shé eventually found out she's a bitter, lonely old boomer cat lady.

Blogger Robert What? April 29, 2018 1:10 PM  

The Greatest were also responsible (although mostly duped into it) for being part of the most horrible, misguided White-on-White fratricide to date: WW2. Oh wait, at least we are not speaking German so I guess it was all worth it.

Blogger Randell Gary April 29, 2018 1:14 PM  

The boomers will have to explain their actions to someone, living or dead.

Blogger OGRE April 29, 2018 1:20 PM  

Douglas Coupland summed it up nicely 25 years ago in his novel "Generation X" (a major contributor to the application of said name to this generation):

Do you really think we enjoy hearing about your brand new million-dollar home when we can barely afford to eat Kraft Dinner sandwiches in our own grimy little shoe boxes and we're pushing thirty? A home you won in a genetic lottery, I might add, sheerly by dint of your having been born in the right time in history. And I have to endure pinheads like you rusting above me for the rest of my life, always grabbing the best piece of cake first and then putting a barbed-wire fence around the rest. You really make me sick.

Its not so much that the Boomers mucked everything up even after being given the most advantageous start of any generation in history, such that it will take multiple generations to recover. Its that they did so while smugly proclaiming their own moral and cultural superiority at every turn, then freezing their own children out of any opportunity to even scrape out a life of their own. They stamped out every attempt by Gen X to place their own mark on the culture (hence why Gen X clings to the 80s culture of its childhood rather than the 90s of its young adulthood). They created an economic system that suckers younger generations into a financial trap of lifelong indebtedness simply to get an education, but with no means of escape even through bankruptcy. Home prices/rents have tripled relative to wages, even in places where the population has declined. They throw their children in prison for decades for doing the very things they did in their youth. And then they piss on everyone for being lazy and lacking ambition because they can't afford a run down apartment even while working two jobs.

So yeah, theres going to be a little bit of animosity among the younger generations...

Blogger RobertT April 29, 2018 1:24 PM  

The natural tendency of people & their constructs to live as far beyond their means as society will allow, and it generally allows it all.

Blogger SJ April 29, 2018 1:30 PM  

Millennial here. We all knew social security and Medicare, and also basically every single pension fund, were bankrupt growing up. We were basically taught this in school. But growing up we got to watch out narcissistic self absorbed incredibly selfish boomer elders make the problem massively worse by creating Medicare part D so they could absorb even more for themselves before the system implodes. Rather than do anything to fix anything.

The generational wealth transfer the boomers have engaged in, the theft from their own children and grandchildren, is mind boggling. They should be ashamed.

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 1:30 PM  

“Generations” imply a shared genetics and culture. Given the destruction of both, the Zylcons might be the final generation of Americans.

Blogger Doktor Jeep April 29, 2018 1:31 PM  

Well watching millenials and boomers fight it out would be entertaining.
I've had my fill with boomers, and as VD once said (it sticks in my mind because of the truth) "The devil is running out of boomers and reloading with millenials".
I had two "millennial incidents" this week. First with car insurance: the millenial on the phone - I could tell by her bubbly yet at the same time whiny voice that they tend to have, physiognomy being a reality, that she was a millenial. I get a quote that is basically six times more than what I was already paying before I moved and she said there's nothing I can do about it. I says "must be the f**king tourists around here making the risks so high" then she started with the "tone policing" right away. So I gave in (never said I was sorry) just to get off the phone with her, then went online to my insurance account and cut my bill in half. You see with millenials it's OK withhold information and not see it as telling a lie. They were raised on media that does the same thing. She lied to me and got me riled up and enjoyed it, I deescalated and fixed things the right way and told the insurer in their "rate our agent" review that if they ever force me to talk to any of their reps on the phone again I will find another provider in two seconds.
My second encounter was with my own niece. I overheard a conversation between her and my dear old silent gen mother (who is so red-pilled and pro life it's a wonder she didn't raise me to be a "John Connor" character). So basically dear mother got some mail notice for my niece that she was asked to read aloud over the phone and it was a doctors office telling the niece she needs to schedule a pap smear. My niece says "I can't afford that I don't have health insurance!".
I promptly pick up my mother's tablet and look it up. The average cost is $200.
My niece who works does not have $200. She bought a new car 2 weeks ago. Over a year ago she got 25000 in inheritance from a dead relative from her father's side of the family and she burned through it. This is the eternal millenial who blows her money on travel, tattoos, and avocado toast. She has had a boyfriend for 2 years and when I ask "so when is the wedding" I get a tirade on how she does not want to marry young and does not want kids. She does not even know why - perfectly programmed!
(she has a brother who works hard, has not touched one dime of his inheritance and has in fact added to it, a very bright young lad, and no woman his age will have anything to do with him - I fear he will amass a personal empire one day and get it simped right out from under him so I have plans on turbo redpilling for this lad).
With boomers, we can boil the crimes of the boomers down to just one thing: Narcissism. It does not really matter what they were being narcissistic about. Heck if you swapped out a "right wing system" for the left wing system that they have mindlessly clamored for, using the same control-of-language and appealing-to-base tactics, then we would be laboring under and authoritarian right wing system doing the EXACT same things as the left (because it's always going left even when it looks right).
I spent my life watching boomerism destroy everything, and then get derided by boomers for not being them. The proverbial "I picked myself up by the bootstraps" speech/trope is real. I heard it.

Blogger Chris McCullough April 29, 2018 1:34 PM  

In my experience, Boomers are in significantly worse shape than their parents. It's quite sad how many of them tool around on those ugly scooters.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( your mom always did like me best ) April 29, 2018 1:38 PM  

32. RobertT April 29, 2018 1:24 PM
and it generally allows it all.



no, society doesn't "generally" allow.

that's mostly a post WW2 and Userer thing.

Blogger wreckage April 29, 2018 1:39 PM  

It's not the grabbing the cake bit that sucks: it's throwing a fence up around it afterward. Narcissism is right.

Blogger Crew April 29, 2018 1:42 PM  

Millennial here. We all knew social security and Medicare, and also basically every single pension fund, were bankrupt growing up. We were basically taught this in school.

So, the Deep State told you in school that it was all a hoax ... and you should be prepared. The Deep State will appropriate all funds it can get its hands on to stave off the inevitable, but it will not be enough.

Lampposts!

Blogger Clint April 29, 2018 1:48 PM  

I would think this is indicative of GenX just ignoring the poll and thinking they all suck .

Blogger Crew April 29, 2018 1:48 PM  

Generation Zyklon is making a big mistake, because living in a Christian society is far more congenial than an Atheist or Socialist or Muslim one!

http://shoebat.com/2018/01/24/latest-poll-finds-that-generation-zyklon-is-the-least-christian-in-us-history-is-embracing-atheism-and-darwinism-instead-of-christ/

Blogger Stilicho April 29, 2018 1:50 PM  

Millenials believed the Boomer bullshit heart and soul. Now they're pissed at the Boomers because they are discovering it was all lies. Gen X always knew they were liars. That's they difference.

Blogger Some Guy April 29, 2018 1:51 PM  

Wonder if it every occurred to Boomers that they would one day be in nursing homes, stripped of power of attorney (because they did it to their parents), hoping that their grandchildren (who will stand to inherit nothing from them) won't simply go soylent green on them? Next 20 years should be fun to watch as the balkanization occurs and Social Security is the least of everyone's concerns.

Blogger Nathan April 29, 2018 2:20 PM  

@markstoval,

The news media is not the government.the entertainment industry is not the government. Facebook/Twitter/Google is not the government. This thinking is why conservatism failed. The problems were always so much bigger th as n it was willing to confront.

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 2:52 PM  

@44

True enough, but the government has set the rules of the game in all those areas. I'll give one example.

At one time, Yahoo was an all male (mostly white) company according to a post by VD at Alpha Game. Then federal rules caused more and more women to be hired. Since they can not code for shit, they ended up in middle management hiring people. Then came the dot-indians because of that special federal law. Then Yahoo was dead.

Over and over the people or things we blame have impacts from the rules of the game set by the government. I hope you see what I mean. That other fellow who wrote to me is so damn stupid there is no use to interact with him.

The State impacts every little part of your life. So go blame one group? I blame blacks for destroying schools around the country, but it was the government in my youth that forced blacks and whites to go to school together. And F schools are the result.

Oh well. If we don't beat back the power of the State it will not matter what you and I think anyway.

Blogger Michael Maier April 29, 2018 2:58 PM  

WTF is avocado toast?

Blogger pyrrhus April 29, 2018 3:05 PM  

@41 Generation Zyklon is making a big mistake, because living in a Christian society is far more congenial than an Atheist or Socialist or Muslim one!

http://shoebat.com/2018/01/24/latest-poll-finds-that-generation-zyklon-is-the-least-christian-in-us-history-is-embracing-atheism-and-darwinism-instead-of-christ/

Given the anti-white, anti-civilizational versions of Christianity that is being peddled to these kids, one can hardly blame them for going in a different direction, especially Darwinism. They may discover real Christianity later on...

Blogger Duh-ave April 29, 2018 3:07 PM  

Granted Boomers were raised like hothouse flowers and did not gain the common sense that early onset reality would have provided. Narcissism however was not common outside of the ruling class. Ignorance combined with the propaganda fueled enthusiasm of youth was the problem. Maybe we could have done better if the internet were available to us but I doubt it. Our perception of reality was too controlled in the schools and our parents were working their butts off to "give us a better life" and had their own propaganda twisted assumptions. Little of what they proclaimed matched our perceived reality. Good luck storming the castle young people. The truth is out there. . . somewhere.

Blogger Amy April 29, 2018 3:07 PM  

Lol Michael Maier, I really am laughing. It’s literally just a slice of toast, topped with mash avocado.

You have NO IDEA how often this “recipe” appears in vegan cookbooks, on weight loss blogs, Pinterest, etc.

I mean, I suppose it is critical to know that you can sprinkle it with lemon juice and salt, or an herb blend, or a tomato, or cucumber slices, anything really! There is no shortage of Millenial females on Instagram sharing this life-altering culinary experience.

Blogger pyrrhus April 29, 2018 3:11 PM  

@33 "The generational wealth transfer the boomers have engaged in, the theft from their own children and grandchildren, is mind boggling. They should be ashamed."

But they aren't...As a Boomer myself, I can tell you that when I point this out, the conversation ends with some inanity and they walk away.

Blogger pyrrhus April 29, 2018 3:13 PM  

@49 Thanks Amy...Let it never be said that we don't learn new things every day on this website!

Blogger Nathan April 29, 2018 3:17 PM  

@markstoval,

That's still only one dimension of it. Look at how little the right can accomplish with all three branches of government and the vast majority of state governments. Notice also how the law can be selectively applied, particularly to technology companies. If Yahoo hadn't been complicit in its own destruction, it likely would be a larger more relevant company today. The problem is, Yahoo didn't see what happened as destructive, it saw it as progress and was happy to help even at its own and its customer's expense.

Blogger Cecil Henry April 29, 2018 3:18 PM  

@50

This is what the boomers can expect if they don't wake up FAST.

Its happening in Canada too. Premier Whynne just said as much this week.


Swedish minister says the country’s elderly are the problem, not refugees

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/04/swedish-minister-says-the-countrys-elderly-are-the-problem-and-not-refugees/#.WuTvwRN2oeY.twitter

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 29, 2018 3:27 PM  

markstoval wrote:Over and over the people or things we blame have impacts from the rules of the game set by the government. I hope you see what I mean. That other fellow who wrote to me is so damn stupid there is no use to interact with him.


Makes a fellow proud.
All of those laws were promulgated and are tolerated by the American people.
You make a distinction between The State and the culture that does not exist. If you want to blame one group, look who has outsized influence, who you cannot criticize, whose decisions and emotional insecurities get forced on the rest of the people.

Women.

Blogger OneWingedShark April 29, 2018 3:31 PM  

If you want to see just how hated Boomers are by Xers and Mils, just visit /pol/ and wait for (or start) a "Boomer Hate Thread".

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 3:46 PM  

@52 Nathan

You can believe whatever you choose to believe. You are correct that there is no one factor that excludes all others, but there is a often dominate factor.

Just as I became a young man, LBJ got his welfare state passed and bragged that that would "have niggers voting Democratic for a 100 years" or something like that. Yes, he used the n-word.

I knew at that time we were on a slippery slope to perdition since not having to work was going to disrupt all values. Since that time, the welfare state and everything that goes with it (this would take Dr. Sowell 3 books at least) have destroyed the family and the culture. Sowell said that 100 years of slavery and Jim Crowe could not break the back of the black family, but that welfare did. I judge him correct.

One can be like the idiot who just wrote back again, or one can see that it is the all powerful state that groups are using to get what they think they want.

Why are so many women wasting their lives going to college and then working rather than being a mother? Vox and many here claimed over at Alpha Game that the quota system and college loans were a big part of the lie they bought into. I smell government in that mix. Don't you?

Anyway, I'll let you have the last word as I have little luck convincing anyone who loves the government that they are worshiping the wrong God.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 29, 2018 3:49 PM  

markstoval wrote:One can be like the idiot who just wrote back again, or one can see that it is the all powerful state that groups are using to get what they think they want.


Again, dodging the question with an insult.
Who is The State, you moron?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 29, 2018 3:55 PM  

markstoval wrote:Anyway, I'll let you have the last word as I have little luck convincing anyone who loves the government that they are worshiping the wrong God.


Are you actually accusing Nate of loving the government?
Wow, just wow.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( your mom always did like me best ) April 29, 2018 3:57 PM  

53. Cecil Henry April 29, 2018 3:18 PM
Swedish minister says the country’s elderly are the problem, not refugees



in a certain way, he's right.

when you make the government responsible for medical and nursing home care, the elderly become, by far, the most expensive age cohort.

couple that with the fact that they have few tax paying years left, and the inexorable rules of accounting indicate that reducing the expenditure burden of the elderly class is the quickest way to shore up the budget and reduce deficit spending.

couple this with the Tabula Rasa principle, that every human is as "valuable" as every other human, and the expectation is that a young Somali immigrant has an entire working lifetime of taxes to remit to the government in front of them ... which he will supposedly do at the same rate as the average Swede. and the government didn't even have to school him.

from a Keynesian Blank Slate GDP perspective, refugees are a major "profit center" to government bottom lines.

of course, everyone who recognizes the societal problems and expenses created by importing large amounts of violent, uneducated, ignorant and low IQ people must be shouted down ...

Blogger VD April 29, 2018 3:57 PM  

I knew at that time we were on a slippery slope to perdition since not having to work was going to disrupt all values. Since that time, the welfare state and everything that goes with it (this would take Dr. Sowell 3 books at least) have destroyed the family and the culture. Sowell said that 100 years of slavery and Jim Crowe could not break the back of the black family, but that welfare did. I judge him correct.

Thomas Sowell was totally wrong. Jim Crowe helped create the black family. Blacks were forced to live in imitation of white familial structures. It was the civil rights movement that freed them of that. Now they live how they prefer, as they do in all black-dominated societies.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( your mom always did like me best ) April 29, 2018 4:02 PM  

it appears that Greg Cochran has started deleting my refutations of his assertions that Jew are duh Supah Dupah Geniuses.

i have received no warnings or requests to moderate my behavior.

therefore, if he does not post a rebuttal or acknowledgment to me within the next week, we will know that he is being every bit as deceitful on this subject as Jordan Peterson and John Wright.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( your mom always did like me best ) April 29, 2018 4:04 PM  

i have a marker post up here

April 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm testing, testing

there are two posts which have been deleted but all the rest are staying up.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 29, 2018 4:11 PM  

VD wrote:I knew at that time we were on a slippery slope to perdition since not having to work was going to disrupt all values. Since that time, the welfare state and everything that goes with it (this would take Dr. Sowell 3 books at least) have destroyed the family and the culture. Sowell said that 100 years of slavery and Jim Crowe could not break the back of the black family, but that welfare did. I judge him correct.

Thomas Sowell was totally wrong. Jim Crowe helped create the black family. Blacks were forced to live in imitation of white familial structures. It was the civil rights movement that freed them of that. Now they live how they prefer, as they do in all black-dominated societies.


This is an aircraft carrier sized pill for 75% of American whites to swallow. But it is irrefutably true. Look where they came from. Kenya is the only future potential exception. Ethiopia, possibly? Don't know enough either way.

Blogger Wayne April 29, 2018 4:12 PM  

@49. Thanks Amy. I tried to toast an avocado in my toaster oven and nearly burned down my kitchen. /s

Blogger jijijeac April 29, 2018 4:14 PM  

and the solution the anti white globalists are peddling is more globalism and more race mixing. oi vey. white race traitors are the main destroyers of the white race.

Blogger Cloom Glue April 29, 2018 4:17 PM  

I thought the social security pensions would fail, since 1977, when I spoke against the welfare state. My parents disagreed with me, and said we need "some communism". They did not want their parents living with them, either. Similarly, they thoroughly planned their own end, funeral, insurance, and all, completely independent from us. Socialism is self-serving, while claiming otherwise.

I further annoyed them in the 1990s, saying "pack them in and tax them", whenever driving passed huge new subdivisions of foreigner-new-Canadians. I spoke against multi-culturalism.

They got their entire pension, and since died. I guess they escaped assignment of the catastrophe, by destroying western civilisation. Surely they do not know "some communism" handed power over to the worst kind of anti-Christian leaders, which I measure by my aunt's blindness to conservative complicity (eg. Harper).

I am not certain millenials will witness the failure of the welfare state, since I have been predicting it and I did not witness it. So my message is to not think this is a new idea, as if the actual economic evidence was not alarming in the 1970s.

Maybe the tipping point is the end of the white sorta-Christian majority.

Maybe the worst outcome is it does not fail in an obvious way, but just slowly grinds the young people in a way they misplace the blame and never see complete failure, especially when the property transfer to them, last will and testament, boomer to millenial, occurs.

Blogger mike myfree April 29, 2018 4:18 PM  

Paradox wrote:Generation Zyklon is preoccupied with repealing the Second Amendment to care about Boomers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/03/28/heres-who-actually-attended-the-march-for-our-lives-no-it-wasnt-mostly-young-people/

Not really.

Blogger Avalanche April 29, 2018 4:19 PM  

@45 "The State impacts every little part of your life. So go blame one group? I blame blacks for destroying schools around the country, but it was the government in my youth that forced blacks and whites to go to school together.
If we don't beat back the power of the State..."

Mark -- who do you think is the State? It's not some monolithic AI - it is mostly Boomers! (I'd apologize, but there's no point... I didn't destroy the place (although I suppose I helped) (*sigh* closer to truth: yes I did destroy or participate in destroying; ignorance of the result is no excuse...) and I can only do the little bit I can to try to rebuild.

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 4:19 PM  

Nathan wrote:

The boomers have a single victory they care about - the Civil Rights Movement. They have been exploring the deep space of diminishing diversity returns ever since.

Also, it's appropriate that Barack Obama was the first (and hopefully only) boomer president. Not even HRC or Biden are #Boomin.


They really can't even claim credit for that (though most would boast of it, naturally). The so-called Civil-Rights Act (= Some are more equal than others act, in reality) was passed in 1964, the year before the Hart-Celler Open-Borders Act. Housenigga Hussein (1961) was the ultimate boomer wet-dream, and indeed the very personification of it (the ultimate empty suit = zero x zero x zero). Besides D'Won Wet-Dream in Mocha, boomer presidents include the Shrub (1946), Trump (1946), and the ultimate boomer himself Llawd Beelzebubba Hee-Haw of Arkansas (1946), who is really kind of the epitome of bommerdumb and all it stands for (stained dresses notwithstanding).

The kool-aid proffered by the Government Schul Gulag has been drunk for many decades to be sure, and large swaths of the so-called Greatest Generation and Silents imbibed heavily, but the boomers were the first generation where a clear majority swallowed not only the grape-drank, but the shit-sandwiches which were first offered in the 1950s about the true meaning of equality, and why it needed to über alles. Xers were the first to see through the cracks in the great ediface of coprolite and the first to experiment with not engaging in the ongoing orgy of coprophagia. Millenials, on the other hand, not only swallowed the whole turd-taco but gulped oceans of Rev. Jones' finest vintage and are only just now beginning to comprehend somewhere in the backs of their thoroughly addled, shriveled brains that they're going to be left holding the burning shitbag in a truly epic way. (One can almost hear Cankles cackling-away in the backgorund as the looks of sheer panic and horror appear upon their faces). Before anyone takes it personally, keep in mind what our host has stated over and over here (since few seem to understand what a generalization is any more): It's not about you personally.

Blogger Avalanche April 29, 2018 4:22 PM  

@49 "There is no shortage of Millenial females on Instagram sharing this life-altering culinary experience."

Harrumph: Well, at least they can afford avocados! Why, when *I* was young, we had to walk uphill both ways in the snow and sell a kidney to buy an avocado....

oh ... er ... never mind (Boomer delusion...)

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 4:24 PM  

Boomers got the MLK redemption myth + endless prosperity.

Xers never gave a fuck about MLK. We had Reagan's idealism and Clinton's cynicism.

Millennials got the Obama redemption myth + 9/11

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 4:25 PM  

@60. VD

Unless I totally misunderstand you Vox, you are saying almost what he said. Perhaps my writing was very unclear.

Sowell was saying that given slavery and Jim Crowe, that blacks had a strong family. It was the welfare state that ended the black family. I think that is what you said unless I am just missing something entirely.

I also have been watching the white family from far too close (as a teacher) and can tell you that welfare and the lack of real marriage has damaged the family among whites.

I hold out no hope that blacks will ever be any different than what we see in Africa, but I grew up in a south that had them under control till the feds messed it all up.

Blogger Avalanche April 29, 2018 4:26 PM  

@64 I tried to toast an avocado in my toaster oven and nearly burned down my kitchen.

Wayne, start it on 'bake' and finish it on 'toast' -- you get the melty bit without the fire department visit.

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 4:39 PM  

@68

"Mark -- who do you think is the State? It's not some monolithic AI - it is mostly Boomers!"

The "State" is shorthand for the many people who over time have created the organization that claims exclusive legal right to the use of violence in a given territory. A monopoly if you will. FDR and LBJ and all the rest of the bastards have left their evil mark on an organization that continues on till this day.

Sure, if there were no people there would be no State. But Obama could not have done the great damage he did without all the people doing his bidding. The "State" did horrible things during his tenure.

All just leave it with this thought: I don't recall Jesus telling his disciples to go make the Roman government a better government. In fact, I don't recall anyplace in the KJV where Jesus talked of using politics to do God's work. (perhaps there is and I have forgotten)


PS: We Boomers will all be dead soon. Will the USA then have its golden era? Does human nature change after all? By that I mean will the ones who come after us only use the State for good? (rhetorical question)

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener April 29, 2018 4:40 PM  

@72 I hold out no hope that blacks will ever be any different than what we see in Africa...

And this is the part that Thomas Sowell won't touch.

Blogger Alphaeus April 29, 2018 4:44 PM  

It's hard for me as a Boomer to sympathize with the Millennials when they hate Trump, agitate for gun control, and vote Democrat. Seems to me they are Boomers on steroids. Everything I hate about my Boomer generation is WORSE in the Millennials, though to be fair to all, the powerful brainwashing and mind control techniques are too much for most people to resist. It's a miracle that anyone is able to think any more.

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Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 5:01 PM  

@52. Nathan.

The right is not in control at all. You seem to forget that the so-called "right" in the Banana Empire consists of cuckservatives like Lindsay Graham and Ben Sasse. The alleged "extreme fire-breathing Nazis" consist of civic nationalists like Trump. Politics in the Kwa-Bananaland (Banana Empire homeland) is truly an kabuki-contest between the "left" (Harlem Globetrotters) and the "right" (Washington Generals). Trump is outside of this contest, so both nominal factions seek to destroy him.

If you want to swallow a fairly big red-pill about how totally rigged the system is, you might want to take a look at this interesting article by Anonymous Conservative. How pozzed is everything - even down to the local level? More than most of us realize, I suspect. You've no doubt seen how all confederate monuments are being taken down, and the SJWs (who have endless sums of money) just recently came for the enemy of humanity Stephen Foster. It's always interesting however to note that certain Confederates are more equal than others. As long as we remember to not be the first to stop applauding, we should be fine until the next time.

Blogger Unknown April 29, 2018 5:05 PM  

There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, blame for your grandchildren's frustrations and missing entitlements whatever the reason. All are necessary for growth and improvement.

Regardless of the good people believe they are doing, future generations, with the benefit of hindsight and more refined information analysis and delivery, will hate you for something you may not have even realised you were doing.

All this talk of Zyklon and Soylent is disgraceful. Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

Blogger seeingsights April 29, 2018 5:11 PM  

Generation Xer here. Born 1971.
My experience dealing with Millennials corresponds with the poll. I get along with Millenials, and they blame Boomers, not Gen X.
I also know some Boomers, and let me give you an example of one of them. He went to a good college and didn't get into big debt for it. He was lucky he didn't get drafted for Vietnam. His girlfriend at the time had an abortion. He had cushy jobs as an academic administrator. He easily bought a nice condo. He got married but divorced--I grant that his life was not problem free. Now he's retired, getting social security and Medicare.
He is an example of the unearned advantages that Boomers got, advantages that are also less available to future generations because of that privileged generation. They were privileged to have cheap yet good housing, cheap yet good education, and less possible downsides to sex.

Blogger English Tom April 29, 2018 5:11 PM  

The seeds of destruction were sown in 1913 when the (((Chameleons))) created the federal reserve. It just took decades for the doom to actualise. We are in the time of actualise doom. Blame the (((Chameleons))). Boomers are going go get fu**ed severely in regard to pensions/social security.

Blogger seeingsights April 29, 2018 5:23 PM  

Also, in his day, one could get a middle class job if one was willing to get up in the morning. Today, getting up in the morning is not enough.

Blogger Hammerli280 April 29, 2018 5:36 PM  

@76: Once you recognize that the notion of a 20-year political generation is absolute nonsense, it becomes clear.

A political generation is about 10 years. Maybe 12. It's why people my age (born 1963) don't fit either the Brat Boom or Gen X...we're Baby Busters.

What seems to happen is that the political generations alternate. The Brats, their children, their grandchildren...all soft. We Busters and our descendants are made of sterner stuff.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 29, 2018 6:22 PM  

markstoval wrote:Sowell was saying that given slavery and Jim Crowe, that blacks had a strong family. It was the welfare state that ended the black family.

That is my take: Judge Lynch and his friend Jim Crow made the black family, by preventing the Africans from indulging their natural impulses. The ``oppression'' forced them to behave a little like Americans. Without that oppression, most of them haven't behaved even a little bit like Americans for a generation or more.

Blogger Chris Mallory April 29, 2018 6:27 PM  

Nothing says "Gamma rage from special snowflakes with daddy issues" quite like boomer hate.

Blogger VD April 29, 2018 6:31 PM  

Unless I totally misunderstand you Vox, you are saying almost what he said. Perhaps my writing was very unclear.

You totally misunderstand me. I am saying the exact opposite of what he said.

Sowell was saying that given slavery and Jim Crowe, that blacks had a strong family. It was the welfare state that ended the black family. I think that is what you said unless I am just missing something entirely.

I repeat: Sowell is totally wrong. I have read his books. He doesn't know what he is talking about. Blacks did not have a strong family GIVEN Jim Crow, they had a strong family BECAUSE of Jim Crow and the threat of lethal white violence if they did not abide by white structures.

You are missing the entire subject entirely. Sowell is wrong. So are you. The welfare state did not end the black family. Blacks don't like to live in European-style monogamous families any more than gays do. Why should they, they're not European? Africans certainly don't.

Blogger VD April 29, 2018 6:36 PM  

Nothing says "Gamma rage from special snowflakes with daddy issues" quite like boomer hate.

That's totally ridiculous and statistically impossible.

It's funny how you used to brag about changing the world, and now you're trying to deny that you did anything. Posture all you like, but we will write your history.

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 6:49 PM  

@86 Vox

"Blacks did not have a strong family GIVEN Jim Crow, they had a strong family BECAUSE of Jim Crow and the threat of lethal white violence if they did not abide by white structures."

That paragraph is very plain: I see exactly what you mean and I think I can mostly agree. I will think about it more over the next few days. I appreciate your thoughts on the matter.

But I will say that the doing away with Jim Crow was forced upon us by the Federal Government. (at least the Feds were one of the big reasons)

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 29, 2018 7:03 PM  

But Mark, Jim Crow was an example The State imposing on the freedom of citizens. It's one of the primary examples used by the Libertarians around here to demonstrate why The State is BAD.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( your mom always did like me best ) April 29, 2018 7:28 PM  

72. markstoval April 29, 2018 4:25 PM
I think that is what you said unless I am just missing something entirely.



he's saying that you and Sowell have the Causality backwards.

Jim Crow laws / segregation / the uneasy truce between Whites and Blacks created the Black Family out of whole cloth.

Blacks ( especially the men ) don't put much effort into maintaining families IN AFRICA. maintaining a Nuclear Family style home is the anomaly, the artificial condition.



72. markstoval April 29, 2018 4:25 PM
but I grew up in a south that had them under control till the feds messed it all up.


here, you disagree with Sowell yourself and agree with Vox.


85. Chris Mallory April 29, 2018 6:27 PM
Nothing says "Gamma rage from special snowflakes with daddy issues" quite like boomer hate.



do you remember when the Boomers made a hit of "Logan's Run"? do you remember when hippies ran around saying, "Don't trust anyone over 30"?

so the VERY WORST insult that you can make towards the younger generations is that
...
they learned how to be Gamma raging special snowflakes from you?

what the fuck were you pissed at your parents about? that they won WW2 and insured that you didn't grow up in a gulag archipelago?


89. Snidely Whiplash April 29, 2018 7:03 PM
But Mark, Jim Crow was an example The State imposing on the freedom of citizens.


no, it's an example of SOME of the individual and several States choosing to impose on the freedom of citizens.

there were other States who enacted Law that was otherwise.

which is something which the Bill of Rights was never written to constrain the States from doing. it was written to constrain the Federal government.

protip: try reading the 10th amendment

Blogger bob kek mando - ( your mom always did like me best ) April 29, 2018 7:36 PM  

Gen X never pretended to be perfect.

but God forbid you dare question the Narcissist Generation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOsNsOhyG8I

Blogger Daniel Bendele April 29, 2018 7:41 PM  

The Boomer Conservatives I know think Ben Shapiro and Matt Waslh are hilarious geniuses who "totally" school the lefties. Their kids (at least the ones who haven't gone full Marxist) wanted Ted Cruz or John Kasich to be President because Trump was either not Constitutionalist enough or too crass to be President.

They're losers who love to lose. They get some kind of high from fighting the war for "principles" even though they fail to win a single battle. It's rather depressing. That being said, I've seen a few of my millenial friends start dipping their toes into the Alt-Right waters. It's inevitable and we only need 12. #Hope

Blogger Daniel Bendele April 29, 2018 7:43 PM  

OT: But a potential meme idea I came up with is putting a Pope Urban II quote up against the latest drivel from Francis.

A la: "Christians, hasten to help your brothers in the East, for they are being attacked. Arm for the rescue of Jerusalem under your captain Christ. Wear his cross as your badge. If you are killed your sins will be pardoned." Pope Urban II - 11/27/1095

"Do we really want peace? Then let's ban all weapons so we don't have to live in fear of war." Pope Francis - 4/29/2018

Blogger Were-Puppy April 29, 2018 8:22 PM  

@71 paworldandtimes
Xers never gave a fuck about MLK.
---

Still don't.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella April 29, 2018 8:28 PM  

Comment #9, You're the best!!!

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella April 29, 2018 8:28 PM  

Comment #9, You're the best!!!

Blogger James Dixon April 29, 2018 8:44 PM  

Oh, goody. Another boomer thread. They're always fun.

> Also, it's appropriate that Barack Obama was the first (and hopefully only) boomer president.

As others have pointed out, not by the definition the boomers use.

> They should be ashamed.

If they were capable of shame they wouldn't be boomers.

> With boomers, we can boil the crimes of the boomers down to just one thing: Narcissism.

Sounds about right.

> PS: We Boomers will all be dead soon.

Well, there's only on thing to say to that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usfiAsWR4qU

> Will the USA then have its golden era?

No. Rebuilding takes time. We probably won't have enough.

> A political generation is about 10 years. Maybe 12. It's why people my age (born 1963) don't fit either the Brat Boom or Gen X...we're Baby Busters.

That also sounds about right. Only a handful of people my age in college fit the boomer stereotype. I was born in 58.

Blogger bobby April 29, 2018 9:40 PM  

Waaaa! The Boomers did it!

What whiney crap.

We Boomers took what we could while we had the power and the votes.

Just like our parents did.

We're fading. It's the next bunch's turn to do the same, and you will. And your kids will. And their kids will.

I didn't start to feel somewhat secure until I was older than most of the big whiners here are now. You think that y'all have some right to share in what I have now, just like I wished I had my parents' money in my thirties. I didn't have any right to it - I had a strong desire, and a hope for "fairness", but that doesn't transfer title.

Why you think that you deserve to feel security at a far younger age than we ever did - just because WE now feel secure - baffles me. Well, really, no it doesn't: you're a bunch of whiney bitches.

And as for me failing to stem the inexorable tide of progressive shit back when, looks to me like I was as bad at it as y'all are now. Stem that tide, and then come complain to me.

Blogger Pax_Romana April 29, 2018 9:43 PM  

The Constitution was practically destroyed by Presidents and Congressman from the Greatest Generation and earlier; the Boomers just carried on their parents' proud tradition of waging unnecessary wars, fiscal irresponsibility, and extending the power of the Federal government.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction April 29, 2018 9:52 PM  

It’s just a piece of avocado on toast. Nothing special but millennials will shell out big bucks for it at a boutique breakfast dinner.

Why? Because my generation is retarded.

Blogger Pax_Romana April 29, 2018 10:00 PM  

@100 True. When it comes to stupid status purchases, our generation took the cake.

Blogger MJimmy April 29, 2018 10:23 PM  

I worked at a Manhattan ad agency in the 90's, a genuine Mad Men type place built over the decades into a successful and fun company by a real life Burt Cooper. After the old fellow retired his idiot son cashed in and sold the place to a quartet of vapid, clueless boomers including one fellow who resembled a 400+ pound George Lucas, who shortly thereafter ran off to Nepal or somewhere to, you guessed it, "find himself". The joke around the office was:

"He's trying to find himself?

Now how could you lose something that big??

Blogger SJ April 29, 2018 10:24 PM  

Yes the boomers voted for more and more gibmedats, paid for through ponzi schemes that unfairly burden children and the unborn. They think their sociopathic "durh everyone takes everything they can get, fuck the future, sell unborn children to the banks I want my gibmedats" attitude is normal.

And they wonder why they will go down on history as the worst generation ever.

Blogger James Dixon April 29, 2018 10:53 PM  

> Stem that tide, and then come complain to me.

No, I think we'll leave you to the tender care of Juan and Shaniqua in the elder care home first. Then the folks left will worry about stemming the tide.

Blogger Lazarus April 29, 2018 11:26 PM  

People say we fucked things up
[Talkin bout my generation]
Everything we got's from luck
[Talkin bout my generation]
I got money in the bank
[Talkin bout my generation]
While you poor morons in the tank
[Talkin bout my generation]
[This is my generation....generation...baby...yeah]

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 11:51 PM  

bobby wrote:Waaaa! The Boomers did it!

What whiney crap.

We Boomers took what we could while we had the power and the votes.

Just like our parents did.

We're fading. It's the next bunch's turn to do the same, and you will. And your kids will. And their kids will.

I didn't start to feel somewhat secure until I was older than most of the big whiners here are now. You think that y'all have some right to share in what I have now, just like I wished I had my parents' money in my thirties. I didn't have any right to it - I had a strong desire, and a hope for "fairness", but that doesn't transfer title.

Why you think that you deserve to feel security at a far younger age than we ever did - just because WE now feel secure - baffles me. Well, really, no it doesn't: you're a bunch of whiney bitches.

And as for me failing to stem the inexorable tide of progressive shit back when, looks to me like I was as bad at it as y'all are now. Stem that tide, and then come complain to me.


Boomers are the most protected and subsidised generation ever.

You didn't have to compete on an international basis in a gig economy.

You didn't have to pay artificially inflated asset prices subject to international demand.

By the way, those assets have been inflated due to fiat money pumped out primarily to pay for Boomer entitlements. Even with all that fiat-coin, you still aren't going to get your pension entitlements. Millennials aren't going to pay for it. Just like the refugees in Germany aren't going to pay a cent to the locals, no matter what the European Central Bank and Merkel say. They are going to take their gibs and laugh.

You debased the currency.

You opened the borders.

You embraced and embedded cultural marxism in every aspect of our life, because you wanted to be 'hip'.

You got free education in large sections of the Anglosphere, and now you're making your children mortgage their life to be taught to hate themselves by leftist ideologues.

You sent manufacturing to China.

There is not a single aspect of the economy, culture, or American life that boomers didn't debase and destroy. The military, education, the family, the church, the economy, the environment, white people, Hollywood, literature, the Canon, the Labour market, the welfare state, Europe, the Middle East - pick a noun, any noun the Boomers raped it.

Now, when you die, your legacy will be leaving your children penniless, spiritless, assetless, jobless, culture-less, and at the mercy of low IQ vengeful 3rd worlders who will use their demographic majority in your absence to destroy utterly every facet of the constitution and the white psyche, guided and girded by Boomer generation left wing intellectuals.

The first generation ever to leave their children worse off.

You're going to be left to the tender care of those minorities you love so much, in a nursing home. I really hope Tyrone and Herve don't act like they do everywhere else.

You can't rhetoric away the truth of the antecedents of Boomer wealth and what they've left.

Boomers are narcissistic hedonistic retards. Their parents left them everything, and they've left nothing. That's the mark of the Boomer generation. Their parents fought in the war, and left them a beautiful country. The Boomers have turned America from Detroit in 1948 to Detroit now.

It's just sad. Ah well.

Blogger MJimmy April 29, 2018 11:54 PM  

Why doncha allll pay yer loans...
[Talkin bout my generation]
While we're all sittin' here getting stoned
[Talkin bout my generation]

There's a lot of potential in the appropriation of leftist music. Though tbqh Pete Townsend considered the "Mod" phenomenon a form of patriotism as it was considered de rigeur to have a job, be responsible and dress sharp (when not drinking, drugging, fighting and screwing on the weekend anyway).

Anonymous Anonymous April 29, 2018 11:58 PM  

I wish I could have faith in generation Zyklon. How are they going to help if most of the kids I see who are Zkylon, also seem to be functionally autistic.

Blogger MJimmy April 30, 2018 12:36 AM  

@108 I find Gen Z e-celebs such as Nick Fuentes, Isaac Green, James Allsup, Jason Sather and Lauren Rose e.g. to be quite impressive. I've heard Lauren Rose deleted all her content, so hope she's okay.

Blogger Jack Amok April 30, 2018 12:48 AM  

still... i would have answered a poll if it meant I got to say "die boomers" on it.

That probably explains it. If the question was "What do you think of Boomers?", Millennials would pick "dislike" while the average Gen-X would probably just answer "meh" if "feed them into woodchippers" wasn't an option.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 30, 2018 1:01 AM  

yclepedbobali wrote:You sent manufacturing to China.
This is the biggest crime. My sister works for an electronics assembly company in the US. the biggest difficulty they face is simply getting potential customers to realize that things CAN be built in the US. The average purchasing agent thinks it just natural that coolies assemble electronics and no-one in the US is suited, somehow.

Blogger MJimmy April 30, 2018 1:14 AM  

Just stumbled on another young whippersnapper, Hunter Avallone:

California is a Liberal Hell Hole!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9DW8qaxkaM

Blogger bob kek mando - ( your mom always did like me best ) April 30, 2018 1:22 AM  

my mother worked here, Vox is probably quite familiar with them:
https://www.crownaudio.com/en

Harmon Kardon bought out Crown ... and off shored all the manufacturing to China. turning the Elkhart plant into a design and repair facility.

which was fortunate. because they were getting failure rates on brand new Chinese production north of %40.

no, off shoring didn't save them a single damn cent.

but it made Harmon corporate get a tingle down their leg.

Blogger LP999-16 April 30, 2018 1:51 AM  

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Blogger VD April 30, 2018 6:23 AM  

Waaaa! The Boomers did it!

You did.

What whiney crap.

Just wait until we cut your Social Security off.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 7:40 AM  

"I had two "millennial incidents" this week. First with car insurance: the millenial on the phone - I could tell by her bubbly yet at the same time whiny voice that they tend to have, physiognomy being a reality, that she was a millenial. I get a quote that is basically six times more than what I was already paying before I moved and she said there's nothing I can do about it. I says "must be the f**king tourists around here making the risks so high" then she started with the "tone policing" right away. So I gave in (never said I was sorry) just to get off the phone with her, then went online to my insurance account and cut my bill in half. You see with millenials it's OK withhold information and not see it as telling a lie. They were raised on media that does the same thing. She lied to me and got me riled up and enjoyed it, I deescalated and fixed things the right way and told the insurer in their "rate our agent" review that if they ever force me to talk to any of their reps on the phone again I will find another provider in two seconds. "


What you SHOULD have done is:

1) demanded that the LYING BITCH call you back, and, with a supervisor on the line, apologize to you for her dishonesty, and explain, in full detail, how and why her behavior is unacceptable as both an employee of ANY company, and more specifically, as a customer service representative,

or B) You will cancel your policy with them within the week.

B

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 7:44 AM  

@36

"In my experience, Boomers are in significantly worse shape than their parents. It's quite sad how many of them tool around on those ugly scooters."


Don't you know?

I-got-bad-knees-because-I'm-so-Fat-scooter is the new long distance running!

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 7:53 AM  

@43

"Wonder if it every occurred to Boomers that they would one day be in nursing homes, stripped of power of attorney (because they did it to their parents), hoping that their grandchildren (who will stand to inherit nothing from them) won't simply go soylent green on them? Next 20 years should be fun to watch as the balkanization occurs and Social Security is the least of everyone's concerns."

TV shows that are quite popular with boomers:


Treehouse Masters.

Watch people spend $100,000 or more on a construction, using as a foundation, a living thing, which we have known for centuries has the power, just by growing, to destroy concrete.

Extreme RVs:

Watch middle-class idiots spend over half a million dollars on glorified busses, for occasional to rare personal use. Bonus points when they attach a bumper sticker with the words, "I'm wasting my children's inheritance"

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 7:55 AM  

@44. Nathan

"@markstoval,

The news media is not the government."

Operation Mockingbird IS the news media, and IS the government.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 8:03 AM  

@49

"Lol Michael Maier, I really am laughing. It’s literally just a slice of toast, topped with mash avocado.

You have NO IDEA how often this “recipe” appears in vegan cookbooks, on weight loss blogs, Pinterest, etc.

I mean, I suppose it is critical to know that you can sprinkle it with lemon juice and salt, or an herb blend, or a tomato, or cucumber slices, anything really! There is no shortage of Millenial females on Instagram sharing this life-altering culinary experience."

Wow.

Do these same cookbooks also contain recipes for those equally difficult staples:

Toast with butter?
Toast sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar?

Gen X needs to know.

Speaking of such, Home Depot has discovered that Millenials have spent so much time playing video games to the exclusion of observing the real world, that to boost sales, they actually have to offer classes on such topics as:

1) Using a hammer
2) Cutting wood with a saw
3) How to make holes using a drill

It truly does not get much more pathetic that this.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 8:08 AM  

@54

"Swedish minister says the country’s elderly are the problem, not refugees

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/04/swedish-minister-says-the-countrys-elderly-are-the-problem-and-not-refugees/#.WuTvwRN2oeY.twitter
"

That's because they are the root of the problem.
The refugee problem can't be solved until the elderly who insisted on bringing the refugees here are eliminated.

If your boat is filling with water due to newly drilled holes in it, the first priority is NOT bailing the water out. The first priority is to kill the asshole(s) running around around, below the water line, with a drill.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 8:17 AM  

@57

"Again, dodging the question with an insult.
Who is The State, you moron?"

Hell, I have worn the uniform, and born arms for the state, and I disagree with all of the major decisions prior to Trump.

And as much as I and my fellow soldiers have been abused on immoral (Desert Storm) and stupid (Iraq War) actions, I still stand ready to protect the American people from attack ... even if the attacker is the very same government which I'm a part of.

By the way, U.S. front line combat arms types (i.e. those who use direct-fire weapons) will NOT participate in any mass disarmament of the American Public. Too many of them have personal arms themselves to be complicit in such a thing. The rear echelon types, including the last combat arm (artillery -- the only combat arm that rarely ever sees the enemy) are more likely to participate. But I don't know how much. Might depend on the racial makeup of the individual company whether they will follow such an order or not.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 8:19 AM  

"couple this with the Tabula Rasa principle, that every human is as "valuable" as every other human, and the expectation is that a young Somali immigrant has an entire working lifetime of taxes to remit to the government in front of them ... which he will supposedly do at the same rate as the average Swede. and the government didn't even have to school him."


Hell, nobody HAD to school the Somali immigrant -- so nobody ever has.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd April 30, 2018 8:33 AM  

Back when the Greatest Generation were becoming elderly and infirm (1990s), the whole "assisted suicide" thing started getting massive airplay.

Yet now that issue isn't even discussed? I could be wrong, but it seems like it went away once boomers started getting up there.

It's a horrible thing, in any case.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 8:35 AM  

@74

" In fact, I don't recall anyplace in the KJV where Jesus talked of using politics to do God's work. (perhaps there is and I have forgotten)"

Wrong book. It's the Talmud.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd April 30, 2018 8:35 AM  

I am no authority, but I would imagine "contractors," i.e. Mercenaries, would be employed for that sort of thing. That way you can avoid those with scruples.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 8:43 AM  

@75

"@72 I hold out no hope that blacks will ever be any different than what we see in Africa...

And this is the part that Thomas Sowell won't touch."

He hints at it.

He openly admits that, after his stint as a Marine in the Korean war, and then the undergrad and graduate education which turned him into a Communist, he went on a tour of Africa, and promptly became an anti-Communist.

But he's never talked about what the root of the dysfunction in Africa is.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 8:52 AM  

@82

"Also, in his day, one could get a middle class job if one was willing to get up in the morning. Today, getting up in the morning is not enough."

Today, getting up in the morning WITH A STEM DEGREE is still not enough.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 8:59 AM  

@90

"Blacks ( especially the men ) don't put much effort into maintaining families IN AFRICA. maintaining a Nuclear Family style home is the anomaly, the artificial condition."

Radfems always screech about "the patriarchy" and how really, truly awfully awful its awfulness is.

Of course, they refuse to point to the counter-example to show us what non-Patriarchal society looks like:

Well, we have an example of Matriarchy -- Sub-Saharan AFRICA.

Strange who the Feminists NEVER EVER EVER want to talk about Matriarchal Africa.

Blogger S1AL April 30, 2018 9:57 AM  

"Speaking of such, Home Depot has discovered that Millenials have spent so much time playing video games to the exclusion of observing the real world, that to boost sales, they actually have to offer classes on such topics as:

1) Using a hammer
2) Cutting wood with a saw
3) How to make holes using a drill

It truly does not get much more pathetic that this."

Hm. Who were their parents, again?

I swear I know this...

Blogger Alphaeus April 30, 2018 10:15 AM  

"Just wait until we cut your Social Security off"

I'm old enough to remember arguing with people who revered Franklin Delano Roosevelt and wouldn't even listen to anyone making a case against Social Security. It didn't matter what evidence I presented, they not only wouldn't listen but they called me a dangerous right wing wacko just for questioning what Saint Franklin Delano did for us. So, to be fair, we should dig all those assholes up out of the ground and cut off their Socialist Insecurity too.

I'm one of those Boomers who hates the generations previous to mine for pretty much the same reasons as the Xers and Millennials and the Zyklons claim to hate Boomers. This didn't start yesterday, but if you were literally born yesterday you might have that impression.

I remember the old geezer bastards whining about Reagan cutting their Social Security, and when I tried to explain to them that it was a Ponzi scheme and the government stole their money a long time
ago and it was a mathematical impossibility to pay what had been promised, they just looked at me with hate in their eyes. I can steal feel the hate so much it keeps me warm on cold winter nights.

Blogger Alphaeus April 30, 2018 10:27 AM  

""couple this with the Tabula Rasa principle, that every human is as "valuable" as every other human"

I feel the need to stick up for John Locke when he is being misunderstood and defamed.
Tabula Rasa does not mean that all blank slates are equal, it only means that all slates are equally blank when they are born. It's a theory of epistemology and consciousness and mind and knowledge, not a social or a racial thing.
For example, nobody is born knowing how to play the violin, but some people will have much greater potential to learn how to play it better than most other people if they put in some effort.

Blogger Huggums April 30, 2018 11:25 AM  

VD wrote:I knew at that time we were on a slippery slope to perdition since not having to work was going to disrupt all values. Since that time, the welfare state and everything that goes with it (this would take Dr. Sowell 3 books at least) have destroyed the family and the culture. Sowell said that 100 years of slavery and Jim Crowe could not break the back of the black family, but that welfare did. I judge him correct.

Thomas Sowell was totally wrong. Jim Crowe helped create the black family. Blacks were forced to live in imitation of white familial structures. It was the civil rights movement that freed them of that. Now they live how they prefer, as they do in all black-dominated societies


I've heard this before but I do not understand the mechanism. Every Jim Crow law I've seen is targeted towards keeping whites and non-whites separated. There were also miscegenation laws that nullified any marriage between whites and non-whites. What is the mechanism by which black people are forced to get married when the laws are aimed at keeping black people and white people separated?

Blogger S1AL April 30, 2018 11:49 AM  

"What is the mechanism by which black people are forced to get married when the laws are aimed at keeping black people and white people separated?"

The more pertinent question is: "Why are White Americans following the same path on a 40-year delay?"

(Compare the out-of-wedlock birth rates and marriage rates with that offset and you'll see what I mean.)

Blogger Jack Amok April 30, 2018 11:55 AM  

What is the mechanism by which black people are forced to get married when the laws are aimed at keeping black people and white people separated?

The controlled interface between the two, which is where resources flowed into the Black community, was generally only available to Blacks doing the best job adopting White cultural norms. You could consider it a functional cargo cult - mimic the behavior of those people with lots of stuff and you really do get more stuff yourselves!

Same as happened with Romans and Visigoths.

Blogger Jack Amok April 30, 2018 11:58 AM  

no, off shoring didn't save them a single damn cent.

No, but it did save them OSHA, EEOC and EPA hassles. That's what's really getting off-shored these days, regulation avoidance.

Blogger Huggums April 30, 2018 12:01 PM  

S1AL wrote:"What is the mechanism by which black people are forced to get married when the laws are aimed at keeping black people and white people separated?"

The more pertinent question is: "Why are White Americans following the same path on a 40-year delay?"

(Compare the out-of-wedlock birth rates and marriage rates with that offset and you'll see what I mean.)


Vox is right about matriarchal, out-of-wedlock birth being the norm for black people. I'm sure I've seen somewhere that many Germanic tribes and/or northwestern Europeans actually practiced monogamous marriage. That, plus nearly 2000 years of Christianity would serve to give white people a certain amount of "civilizational inertia" that black Americans wouldn't have yet. Better question is why only 40 years?

Blogger Huggums April 30, 2018 12:15 PM  

I don't think that explanation fits. Imagine that we got rid of Jim Crow, but had no welfare. Wouldn't the same idea apply? Welfare allows you to get away without having to adhere to any cultural norms and you still get money. How is that different than what Sowell said? It doesn't fully explain the mechanism .

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 12:19 PM  

Tribes which flowed west from north of the line of barriers formed by the Black Sea / Caucausus Mountains / Caspian Sea / Kyzylkum Desert (Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan) / Altair Mountain Range have been almost universally monogomous.

Those which came from south of it have been, and continue to be, polygamous.

No Idea about the Celtic (Pronounced Keltis, not Seltic!) tribes which seem to have been in the British Isles forever.

Blogger S1AL April 30, 2018 12:31 PM  

"Vox is right about matriarchal, out-of-wedlock birth being the norm for black people. I'm sure I've seen somewhere that many Germanic tribes and/or northwestern Europeans actually practiced monogamous marriage. That, plus nearly 2000 years of Christianity would serve to give white people a certain amount of "civilizational inertia" that black Americans wouldn't have yet. Better question is why only 40 years?"

Modern, widespread monogamy is the result of Roman tradition and Christian teaching, primarily. Contra Dirk, almost every society in human history before Christ was polygamous - even the Romans had begun to drift back that way (see also: St. Valentine).

The reason for the 40 year delay is, I suspect, a combination of genetics, culture, the relative rate of decline of traditional Christianity, and starting point. 1.5 to 2 generations becoming habituated to the new norm is a common trend.

Anonymous Anonymous April 30, 2018 1:27 PM  

Blacks did not have a strong family GIVEN Jim Crow, they had a strong family BECAUSE of Jim Crow and the threat of lethal white violence if they did not abide by white structures.
They never truly did.  Even the "strong family" Black culture had the concept of "inside children" and "outside children" (which you may recall from the song "Papa was a rolling stone").

Blacks have never been able to truly abide by white structures.  All they've ever done is put up façades, like cargo cultists.

Blogger peppermint April 30, 2018 2:09 PM  

Who was supposed to teach millennials to use a hammer saw and drill? Their Boomer parents who preferred to hire illegal mexicans for house work and lawn care while telling the kids safety first don't touch a hammer without safety goggles and heavy leather gloves and extensive training? Their schools which combined shop with home ec and replaced them with sex ed?

Blogger James Dixon April 30, 2018 3:39 PM  

> Just wait until we cut your Social Security off.

They're already doing that to themselves. Has Social Security really kept up with inflation over the past 30 years? If you believe it has I have some prime Florida real estate for you. I'll even throw in a bridge or two.

> The more pertinent question is: "Why are White Americans following the same path on a 40-year delay?" ... (Compare the out-of-wedlock birth rates and marriage rates with that offset and you'll see what I mean.)

Getting back to the main point of this thread, what generation is the primarily represented in those figures?

Blogger bobby April 30, 2018 3:41 PM  

"Who was supposed to teach millennials to use a hammer saw and drill? Their Boomer parents who preferred to hire illegal mexicans for house work and lawn care while telling the kids safety first don't touch a hammer without safety goggles and heavy leather gloves and extensive training?"

See, here's an example of why I hate this whiney "Boomers!" crap.

Y'all treat Boomers, Millenials, X-ers, and whatever like they're all politically monolithic swarms roaming throughout history, building or destroying based on which generation they belong to.

Whatever you call the current crop of 25-30 year olds aren't monolithic. Across the country, if you believe polls, they're about 50/50 on the right/left continuum. Half of them are working towards what we here would consider to be a better future, half are working against it.

Boomers were no different, except our division ended up closer to 55/45 on the lefty side. Combine that with our access to the post-WW2 abundance that our country enjoyed, and you get a recipe for an expansion of the idea of freely using OPM. It's easier to use OPM when there's a lot of OPM flying around.

Hell, y'all are the generation that's enabling Facebook and Twitter and Google to quash any non-SJW speech. Y'all are the generation that's shutting down non-lefty speech across academia. Y'all are the generation of Hilary's peak of power.

Wait, what's that you say? You fought against these things, and simply lost out to the vagaries of the political leanings of the overall polity? You personally weren't in control of these things?

Tough. If all Boomers suck, y'all all suck too, for exactly the same reasons. If you're an X-er, and somewhere there exists an X-er who pulled things to the left, then you suck because of your shared birthdate with that lefty X-er.

And all of my kids own and use tools, and their hands, and their smarts, because I taught them to do so. If you can't do those things, blame your own parents, but leave me out of it.

Blogger bobby April 30, 2018 3:56 PM  

"Just wait until we cut your Social Security off."

It ought to be lower. It ought to reflect the realities of what we put into it.

But it needs to reflect the realities of what we put into it.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 5:03 PM  

Millenials turning away from the Democraps

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/385461-democrats-losing-support-of-millennials-survey

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 5:13 PM  

@142
@144

I have a friend (old army buddy). When he needs help on household projects, I come over and lend a hand.

Trying to get his kids to put down the game controller or remote control to participate, and at least become FAMILIAR with what it takes to repair/improve things around the house is like pulling teeth.

I watched a lot of TV, or had my nose buried in a book, if I wasn't either outside playing or inside playing some boardgame -- but when it came to doing repair/improvement projects, if dad said, "come here and watch what I'm doing" or "come here and help me."

When I was growing up, even if it was just holding the free a board while he cut it with a circular saw, I stopped what I was doing and got involved). I learned about plumb bobs, drilling pilot holes, using measuring tools, proper measurement and marking before doing something that can't be "undone" (like cutting something too short), shingling the roof, painting all kinds of surfaces both indoors and out, changing faucet washers.... changing faucets.. And that doesn't even include working on cars.

Now that the 16-year old has been allowed to drive... we're discovering that he thinks an engine compartment is icky.

UGH!

And to top it all off, he wants to be an engineer (because he's seen the types of things that I do beyond just household projects).

God help us!

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 5:16 PM  

@144

"Hell, y'all are the generation that's enabling Facebook and Twitter and Google to quash any non-SJW speech."

You do realize, don't you, that the overwhelming majority of the speech censors at Twitter, Facebook and Google are Indians and Pakistanis, stealing American jobs with the H-1B visas that their employers fraudulently sponsored.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 30, 2018 5:21 PM  

@144

"Wait, what's that you say? You fought against these things, and simply lost out to the vagaries of the political leanings of the overall polity? You personally weren't in control of these things?"

I learned to hate Boomers since the late 1960's when I was 4 years old, watching dirty hippies preaching peace while committing violence. I've watched your generation, and I've never seen you people actively oppose anything.

Some of you bitched and moaned, but what groups did your generation form to counter, say, the SDS?

None.

Your generation's opposition to leftism always ended right at the amount of effort needed to get your rear end off the couch and away from the TV set.

Blogger Jack Amok April 30, 2018 7:58 PM  

But it needs to reflect the realities of what we put into it.

No, it needs to reflect the realities of what the people you voted for decided to squander it on.

Blogger Jeff Crawford May 01, 2018 3:59 AM  

Aren't all those basically CIA operations at this point?

Blogger James Dixon May 01, 2018 8:27 PM  

> Y'all treat Boomers, Millenials, X-ers, and whatever like they're all politically monolithic swarms roaming throughout history, building or destroying based on which generation they belong to.

Someone failed at probability and statistics I see. We're not talking about individuals here. We're talking about a group totaling over 70 million people.

Blogger justaguy May 02, 2018 2:13 PM  

Eventually these hate groups that now pick on the Boomers and need to find someone to blame for the consequences of statism and socialism/communism that have enveloped almost all modern civilized societies, will EVENUALLY GROW UP .

We (Boomers) can handle it as we take care of the older generations who spent all of the money (we are only now starting to get social security-- just wait 10 years) and the younger generation that still live at home because the government and lack of freedom have made things worse. We are the sandwich generation taking care of those above and below us on the generation scale.

Yes we Boomers only had the Cold War, threatened nuclear destruction by an implacable foe and little things like the Vietnam War where we had to hide our service in order to get a job. We had large social security tax increases and rising taxes (actually paid not rates for the super rich who are stupid and pay them). But yes the government strangulation of the free market and too many personal freedoms wasn't as bad in the 1980s thanks to Reagan. Remember the conservative Goldwater thought that the destruction of rights in the Civil Rights series of acts were reasons to vote against it. Only liberal idiots think these acts, which were done by the Greatest and the Silents were things to crow about. Those realistic among us Boomers see Griggs v Duke and the other catastrophes that results from those acts as the ability for social pressure was eliminated and then turned into a socialist weapon.


Just wait until you hit you 60's. If the government that you are voting for (young don't tend to vote conservative) doesn't euthanize you when you get sick, they will tax all of your money away because like true followers of Obama (most millennials) you will have a huge parasitic population that votes for their masters and goodies that you have to provide for them. Think the huge expansion of food stamps until Trump etc. Obama wants the government to support us (see his law lectures) Enjoy.

We boomers will not get the treatment the greatest and silents got as they aged, they spent it all and now more and more doctors are not taking medicare-it doesn't pay enough. But we will still get something. Good luck with what the Gen Xers vote in to "save medicare". Too many of you love socialize medicine not seeing that you are giving yourselves to the government.

VD thinks that there will be an extremely violent civil war in modern societies before the millennials get to retirement-- who knows, maybe they will create the Apexs (see The Crossing on ABC) by then.

Lastly for all of those hating next gens out there who despise us -- where are you on the IQ scale? In Boomerland, the smart and the rich/connected made it along with those who took risks by starting businesses (often several times). Our lower SDs had a rough time... you think your complaints of a rough time are because of the times our yourselves? My millennial kids all did fine but they are all at least +1 or more SDs and work hard. They were not idiots who spent huge $ to get a masters that would not have a job to use the "skills and propaganda" they learned. So misguided millennials-- where are you on the IQ scale-- is it really my fault a masters of puppetry or women's studies didn't bring you happiness?

Blogger James Dixon May 02, 2018 2:57 PM  

> We Boomers...we Boomers...we...us Boomers...

Now, what was that quote from above? Oh yes, "With boomers, we can boil the crimes of the boomers down to just one thing: Narcissism."

>(we are only now starting to get social security-- just wait 10 years)

Boomers have been collecting Social Security since 2008. I'm sure you can do the math. The schools weren't completely and total wastes yet when you were there.

> Just wait until you hit you 60's

Oh, I think I can wait two months with no problems.

> (see The Crossing on ABC)

Still watches network TV? Yep, that's a boomer for you.

> ...is it really my fault a masters of puppetry or women's studies didn't bring you happiness?

Don't worry, we all know you a special snowflake not at all like the rest of those nasty boomers and not the least bit responsible for anything that took place during your lifespan.

Lord, I hate the generation that claims me. Your judgement on us cannot come soon enough.

Blogger Wormwood May 02, 2018 4:14 PM  

We may dislike what the boomers do but they are, in the end, our parents, no matter how misguided they may be. The Millennials not so much.

Blogger Wormwood May 02, 2018 4:17 PM  

We may dislike what the boomers do but they are, in the end, our parents, no matter how misguided they may be. The Millennials not so much.

Blogger justaguy May 03, 2018 1:16 AM  

@154
Narcissism really?

Math: the first boomer may have started collecting at a reduced rate in 2008 (2008-1946=62--reduced rate) but looking at the total amount
boomers will take out and the total number that will take out, it has just started.

If you are almost 60 you are one of the Boomers.-- obviously my comment was directed to the other generations.. I could cover the self-hating Boomers but I doubt VD will see any reason to start the conversation.

As for TV, I cut the cable years ago, but do use Netflix and Hulu. The Crosssing is on Hulu.

Finally, the discussion is about an entire generation, not individual and is aimed at millenails- but I'm glad my rhetoric mad you so annoyed you lost the ability to think.

If you really hate your fellows in your cohort-- give all your money to those younger and become like Tolstoy. I'm just tired of whining younger generation who complain that we didn't make the world perfect for them. The several generations before us boomers tried and they did such a bang up job that we now have 1/2 the populace convinced that more freedom is the answer to most problems and the other half begging for more handouts.

Blogger James Dixon May 03, 2018 8:49 AM  

> Narcissism really?

Yes, really.

> Math: the first boomer may have started collecting at a reduced rate in 2008 (2008-1946=62--reduced rate) but looking at the total amount
boomers will take out and the total number that will take out, it has just started.

Which is known as moving the goal posts. Boomers have been collecting Social Security for 10 years now.

> If you are almost 60 you are one of the Boomers

They claim so, yes.

> obviously my comment was directed to the other generations

I would think being considered a Boomer would make uniquely qualified to comment on their foibles. After all, aren't they the greatest generation ever?

> As for TV, I cut the cable years ago

"see The Crossing on ABC". You could stream it via a pirate site for all I care. It's still network TV.

> Finally, the discussion is about an entire generation,

Yes, it is.

> If you really hate your fellows in your cohort...

What was it you said above? Oh yes, "the discussion is about an entire generation". My cohort isn't the entire generation.

> I'm just tired of whining younger generation who complain that we didn't make the world perfect for them.

How fortunate you only have a few more years to listen to them then. But maybe you should consider listening more carefully, since that's not what they're saying.

Blogger Alphaeus May 03, 2018 10:07 AM  

"several generations before us boomers tried and they did such a bang up job that we now have 1/2 the populace convinced that more freedom is the answer to most problems and the other half begging for more handouts. "

So, I'm not the only one who thinks it looks and sounds stupid to condemn wide swaths of humanity with a broad brush just because most of the swath is worthy of condemnation? Most boomers are contemptible, as are most conservatives, as are most Republicans, as is most of humanity. Most other generations and ideologies and political parties are contemptible, too, even more so in my opinion, so what's the point? To me what matters more is, when it comes to boomers, are you willing to apologize for voting for Lyndon Baines Johnson? Oh, wait, that wasn't boomers, was it? Boomers elected Ronald Reagan, not LBJ. But then boomers elected Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama, so, they do suck after all. Derp Derp Derp.
I'm for going after the substance involved. Whether you're young, old, or in between, stupid is as stupid does, always.

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