Sunday, February 28, 2021

It is good to hate the Boomer

I don't hate old people. I hate Boomers. I hate literally everything about Boomerdom. There is not one single thing I like about it. I hate their music, I hate their clothes. I hate their stupid hair and their stupid civnattery. I hate their materialism. I hate their horrible 70s fabrics and colors. But most of all, I hate their juvenile and terminally dyscivilizational self-obsession. This is not a recent phenomenon. I have hated everything about them since the late 1970s, when I first began to become aware that things had not always been so ugly and myopic and awful.

These idiots are proud of hating on a targeted group, the old.

This is ageist nonsense. If you like being insulted by children go to Vox to be insulted; you may have invented personal computers, the internet, and gone to the moon. You could be Tim Berners-Lee, It won't matter. Vox is a bigot against anyone who has been around longer than himself. If you don't like it he will ban you.

He must hates his parents so he takes it out any one who is older than himself.

How much do you love that he actually worked the Moon in there. The point is that if you self-identify as a Boomer, if you are offended when younger generations exhibit their contempt for Boomers, then you are accepting culpability for all the many sins of your g-g-generation. I don't hate or despise old people. To the contrary, I have always respected and sought to learn from my elders. I harbor no contempt for pre-Boomers, or with people born between 1946 and 1964 who repudiate Boomerism. It's not when one was born that matters, but rather, one's identity and values.

Boomers don't understand this because they never respected their elders and identified themselves by their long-distant youth. That's why they always say, incorrectly, that our children and grandchildren will despise us the way theirs despise them, and the way they despised their parents and grandparents. But that is not true, because we loved our grandparents, we love our children, and we will love our grandchildren. And we don't merely love them, we prioritize them. We sacrifice for them and we do so gladly.

The best description of the Boomer I have ever heard is this: the Boomer criticizes his grandchildren for failing to plant the acorns of the nonexistent oaks under which he cannot sit.

I have consciously hated Boomers since they were declaring that 40 is the new 20 and I always will. The Day of the Pillow is coming for all of them. And the best thing is that we are literally writing their history, because none of those self-obsessed losers had enough interest in anything outside of their g-g-generation to be able to put it in historical context.

God hates the wicked. That is why it is good to hate the Boomer.

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Blogger Silly but True February 28, 2021 8:13 AM  

These dumb af spergers. Bob Kahn was born in 1938. Vinton Cerf was born in 1943.

TCP/IP is not Bomer. So the “internet” is not Boomer.

Another reason to hste Boomers: they lie and try to claim credit of their better’s accomplishments.

Blogger Sam February 28, 2021 8:20 AM  

Has anyone figured out why the boomer booms?

Is the causation of mass self absorption internal, or external, to the boomer?

Blogger RedJack February 28, 2021 8:20 AM  

A Sunday boomer thread! You are making Lent hard for me!

My only quibble is the puke green color. My grandparents were born in the 1910s, and had that in their home. I have many happy memories of grandma baking with that ugly green stove.

But I can walk into a church, and guess if it was built in the boomdom.

Blogger Nate February 28, 2021 8:21 AM  

Boomers are the farmers that sold the seed corn to remodel the master bathroom. Then mortgaged the farm to buy themselves a beach condo. And now they bitch at their kids for not raising the crops to help them make their condo fees.

Blogger Ransom Smith February 28, 2021 8:22 AM  

The Boomers screwed up the housing market, and for that they deserve criticism.
Especially rough for younger people who can barely afford a decent house in a decent area.

Blogger Shimshon February 28, 2021 8:24 AM  

Even if people went to the Moon, it wasn't Boomers who went.

Blogger Stilicho February 28, 2021 8:24 AM  

A very amusing aspect of Boomerism is that everyone hates them as a generation because they insisted on defining themselves as members of a generation (exemplified by degenerate personal, political, and economic habits). They are so desperate to belong, to conform to their herd, to gain what they see as value from that group identity. Then are shocked and outraged when others despise them for their group identity.

Boomers will always be the New Coke of generations.

Blogger Star Tipper February 28, 2021 8:25 AM  

I was born in the peak Boomer year of 1957 and never liked the front edge of the Boomer cohort with the protests and drugs and senseless rebellion. 1969 for me was Apollo 11 and not Woodstock. Fortunately I followed my parents example and not my cohort and have a happy family life with grandkids. It will be the ultimate irony when Boomers' kids and grandkids burn their Beatles records to start the funeral pyre.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 28, 2021 8:33 AM  

The boomers even look the part. Bloated demons.

Boomers deserve to be lined up, hanged, and then thrown onto a pile of burning Roy Orbison collector edition box sets. They destroyed a civilization and continue to outvote and browbeat any attempt to save it while thinking America is just as fine and dandy as it was in 1969. They had an entire lifetime to do something about Hart Cellar and didn't. Now they deserve to have cops with names like Garcia and Gonzales confiscate their guns. They deserve to have politicians with names like Cortes confiscate their retirement.
And in the nursing homes they will deserve to have orderlies with names like Mugabe and Sankara beating them.
It's what you wanted, boomers. And you are going to get it.

Blogger Kraemer February 28, 2021 8:35 AM  

Wicked, or weak?
Wicked requires some manner of plan and discipline imho, not mere indulgence and self-deception.

Blogger Brian Peterson February 28, 2021 8:36 AM  

Hah! I’ve been loving the public Boomer hate the last few years. I’ve been hands on with them as the bulk of my patients since 2013 and it didn’t take long to realize what a bunch of narcissistic pansies they were.

Me: “well ma’am it appears you’ll need cataract surgery to correct your vision at this point.”
Boomer Lady: uncontrollable sobbing
Me: “well ma’am it appears you’ll need cataract surgery to correct your vision at this point.”
Based Old European Lady: “hey a Tony!! I’m a gonna needs a da surgery!!”

Blogger Shane Bradman February 28, 2021 8:37 AM  

The sheer projection in that comment.
"He must hates his parents so he takes it out any one who is older than himself."
Meanwhile, literally every boomer I've spoken to, even the "good ones", blame the generation before them, simply because that was the generations of their parents that they rebelled against for no justifiable reason.
I don't blame Gen X for a damn thing because what have they done to wreck the world? It doesn't matter that they're older, as a generation they weren't responsible for the mess we're in. Nor were the silents. Age has nothing to do with it. Boomers are the Generation of Satan.

Blogger Across the World February 28, 2021 8:48 AM  

This post made me realize a key advantage generation X has over the Millenials that I never preciously considered; Our parents were obnoxious but our grandparents were awesome, in general . If they didn’t pass on wealth primarily due to their boomer children strip mining them and blowing it on themselves, they certainly passed on some lessons of how to be a good person. Loving and respecting our grandpatents more than our parents is a common characteristic of Gen X.

Millenials and Gen Z on the other hand had boomers for grandparents.

Few things demonstrate Boomer narcissism more than their exasperation with seeing their parents’ love and doting over their grandchildren. The refrains were always the same. ‘They never treated me that good!!’ orYou don’t know what they’re really like.’ Often this masqueraded so well as humor it was hard to see their was genuine resentment that someone would dare love anyone more than them even if that someone was their own offspring.

Blogger jmg February 28, 2021 8:50 AM  

thanks for explanation, one in our family, the brother inlaw, me me me all through the years, now locked in his house with my sister afraid of covid going on 2 yrs. all visits include a must see of the shrine room dedicated to rock legends doors and rolling stones, along with model cars of cars he likes , 75yrs and never grew past himself . we call him the child

Blogger CostelloM February 28, 2021 8:50 AM  

So your freshly minted boomer was born between 1946 and 1964... So lets take the midpoint of 1955. The (taken with a grain of salt bigger than a boomers ego) "moon landing" supposedly occurred on July 21, 1969. Our midpoint boomer was 14 when this occurred. 14 year olds were not responsible for any moon landings either then or now. Even assuming he was born with the first crop in '46 he'd be 23 at best when the supposed moon landing occurred.

In all of the old footage of mission control still floating around how many 14-23 year olds are present in same? Maybe some are delivering sandwiches or maybe the picture of one on his dads desk wearing his favorite beanie counts as his helping this to happen.

There's narcissism and then there's BOOMER narcissism.

Blogger Ken February 28, 2021 8:56 AM  

I'm a boomer and I've hated boomers since 1969. My wife of 50 years agrees with me.

Blogger jkmack February 28, 2021 8:57 AM  

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Blogger David McCarthy February 28, 2021 8:58 AM  

I have noticed that those born in the 5 years after the Boomer era are somewhat Boomer adjacent. There is a division in the '65 to '70 born folk - some went Super-Boomer and some went completely Anti-Boomer. By definition they aren't Boomers but the distribution of their Boomerdom is more of a polarized mixed bag. Part Boomer, part Boomer hater, part regular Gen-X. The last thing I want to do is call this sub-group Boomers because they seemed to be the people who actually killed Boomer hell. The tip of the Gen-X spear maybe? Some of the worst Boomers Ive ever met come from those 5 years but on the flip side the Boomer hell awareness leaders also tend to come from that time.

Blogger Christian Gone Fishin' February 28, 2021 8:58 AM  

Whoever posted that did precisely none of those things, yet still claims credit. Classic Boomer mentality. Also, we never went to the Moon anyway.

Blogger Farwood Bear 2.0 February 28, 2021 8:59 AM  

I consider the 1946-1964 timeline as a rough gauge. My father in law and mother were both born in '43 and are full on boomers. I missed the cut off by 10 months and have done many boomer things in my time that I fully regret.

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 9:01 AM  

Wicked, or weak?

Wicked. They were warned by their grandparents and their parents. They not only didn't listen, they prided themselves on their refusal to listen.

They chose, and they chose poorly.

Blogger Blondie Callahan February 28, 2021 9:01 AM  

"you may have invented personal computers, the internet, and gone to the moon. "

The boomer is not up to date on history. The PC and the internet? I'll give boomers credit where credit is due but to claim they "invented" the two is a bit of stretch. The moon? Ok, boomer must have been smoking some high grade ganja when he came up with that one.

I'm with our host on this, I do not hate old people, I hate boomers. My neighbor is a 74 year old Christian woman who I enjoy visiting occasionally. I love listening to this woman rant about feminist and hippies. I got her started on that subject by asking her thoughts on BLM bullshit etc.. and how the 60's were the same with the leftist movements.

If the boomer is reading this, we don't hate you because of your age, we hate you because you completely fucked up our country. Feminism, time outs, perms, bell bottoms, lgbqt, olive green appliance's, Oprah, the 80's yuppies, the southern invasion and your citizens of the world bullshit.

Gump is the ultimate boomer movie and I think Jenny captures the boomer mentality perfectly. She was a hippie protesting the war and then she became a cocaine snorting whore dancing to disco. Her mentality IS boomerism, Woodstock was the greatest event of all time and they, the boomers stopped the war in Nam man. Idiots didn't stop shit, all they did was destroy and teach their kids that debt is good, and if you ever lose all of your money it's not your fault, it's the evil rich people and we should tax them more. And let us not forget, how are we supposed to live on Social Security, it's not enough! Said every boomer.

FYI, Yellow Submarine is still the dumbest song I've ever heard, but I am supposed to believe the Beatles are the greatest band ever because the boomers tell me they are. Get over yourselves already. Thanks, Gen X

Blogger Dorvannnn February 28, 2021 9:02 AM  

Is this largely about the Aging Liberal Hippies?

Because I get along fine with the conservative Boomers that served in Vietnam and didn't avoid the Draft in the 60s.

Also I have noticed Millenials and Post-Millenials don't seem have much respect for Generation-Xers like myself either.

Blogger Randomatos February 28, 2021 9:03 AM  

It's strange to consider all the different groups that fell for the shpeel of "embrace this artificial identity group at the expense of your self, family, Church and nation." Boomers, Judeo-christians, SJWs, etc. Decade after decade, the war on God and reality finds new suckers, well-intentioned and rebellious alike, to recruit into their artificial ranks. How do you break the conditioning of an artificialized person?

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 9:04 AM  

If Gen-X thought like Boomers, we'd take credit for blowing up the Space Shuttle. And frankly, I wouldn't put it past us....

Blogger Silent Draco February 28, 2021 9:04 AM  

Nothing worse than a Boomer, except a totally Gamma Boomer (Goober?). Never grew up, just kept trashing the grownups in their age group and everyone else. They got one part of their phrasing right, "don't trust anyone over 35", so now doubly don't trust them.

@1, that'll hash the mellow of their Al Gore-ithms, good one.

Blogger Glen Sprigg February 28, 2021 9:04 AM  

It's not just that they lie and take credit for what their elders accomplished, they also insist that all the bad stuff that happened at the exact same time wasn't at all their fault because they were too young.

Blogger Dole February 28, 2021 9:05 AM  

The most proudly narcissistic generation...

I wonder, is there anyone that loves or even likes them? I wonder if the author has a problem with the hate or only with Vox vocalizing that hate.

Blogger Harambe February 28, 2021 9:06 AM  

I hated them from the first time I saw a boomer dance like a jackass at someone else's wedding reception. It's like they can't grok that a party isn't about them.

True story.

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 9:10 AM  

Is this largely about the Aging Liberal Hippies?

No. It's about Boomers. This isn't hard.

Blogger rumpole5 February 28, 2021 9:13 AM  

The problem that I have with your Boomer hate list is that many of the items on it simply aren't Boomer. I agree totally that the 70s was an especially ugly decade, even the cars became increasingly ugly. However, in my recollection, it was the Greatest generation that rejoiced in the polyester light colored clothes, with white plastic belts, and erected the ugly brutal buildings. At age 15 I attended 10th grade in the old downtown high school. Because of the generational bulge, the sophomores had our own building. It had a beautiful, sweeping staircase that swept down from a third floor auditorium to a landing where it doubled back to lower floors. As one descended that top flight, the view was out thru three huge arched windows that overlooked a beautiful gothic style fieldstone church across the street. It lifted my spirit every time I walked down. Of course the Greatest POBs in charge knocked both it, and the firestone church across the street down - in the 70s.

The late 60s building for the junior seniors, on the other hand, was a plain limestone box. Half of the classroom didn't even have windows. That ugly prison is still there.

Nor was the penchant for big RVs Boomer. At ages 19 - 20 I worked in a factory turning out cheap aluminum windows for trailers, and another trailer factory stapling together the 2x2 framing for bathroom walls. Those of us Boomers who like RVs (I'm not one) came by the trait from our elders.

In fact, as Boomers got a little more power in the 80s, many of us were able to reverse the uglification process. For instance, I and fellow Boomers bought homes in the then blighted downtown neighborhood of Eola Heights in Orlando, Florida. We were able to get the city to keep residential zoning, give us historic neighborhood designation, take traffic calming measures, and take asphalt off of the brick streets. Likewise, buildings constructed in the 80s and 90s (reflecting Boomer influence) are, on balance, much less Brutalist. Many more include traditional designs that operate on a human scale. Finally, both the home school and Christian Classical education movements were begun by Boomers as a reaction against the cultural degradation in public schools. That degradation began well before the Boomer era with the prohibition of prayer in public schools. You are spot on in your condemnations but you're a bit off in rounding up the suspects.

Blogger SSgt Snafui February 28, 2021 9:21 AM  

They refused to listen to anyone older than themselves, then they refused to listen to anyone younger...

The last Boomer will die from refusing to listen to their doctor because he can't possibly be old enough to know what he's talking about. That the doctor is three days from retirement is irrelevant.

Blogger Cherie Beck February 28, 2021 9:23 AM  

Boomers are the source our problems to which GenX is the solution. It is more than past time for GenXer's to push Boomers, by whatever means necessary, out of the way. Generational thinking is useful because it is generative.

Blogger Brett baker February 28, 2021 9:24 AM  

"Math is hard" for Boomers.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 28, 2021 9:24 AM  

you may have invented personal computers, the internet

Claude Shannon was born in 1916, Boomer.

Blogger oldvet1950 February 28, 2021 9:25 AM  

Yeah, those dumbass boomers - going to Viet Nam and all. Why would they start a war like that? I sure am glad the Millennials are now in charge and everything is normal! Now give me another nameless, faceless group to direct my hatred toward!

Blogger Harambe February 28, 2021 9:27 AM  

It's cause y'all were running around in all black with faces painted like The Crow, listening to Alice Cooper without realising he wa a Christian.

But for real: no hard feelings.

Blogger Balkan Yankee February 28, 2021 9:28 AM  

Act like a boomer. Get treated like a boomer.

Cause and Effect.

Together at last.

Blogger Rick February 28, 2021 9:28 AM  

In the Prodigal son, the father is the grandfather and the ungrateful brother is the boomer.

Be in the Boomer, but not of it.

Blogger tdcommenter February 28, 2021 9:30 AM  

@22 I read the novel when I was in HS & bewildered why it was so lauded when it was full of dislikeable characters & written with a semi-literate voice. Now I realize that it was 100% narcissism for the narcissists who saw themselves on the screen as if they had accomplished everything that Gump did. Gump was cast as an innocent fumbling through the world, exploited by those older like the woman who took his first time & in the Vietnam War.

I remember one commenter said that Jenny represented the 70s, who wanted the 60s, but got the 80s. That person failed to mentioned that according to the novel, the 60s & 70s proudly cucked the 80s with a bastard offspring.

Blogger Silent Draco February 28, 2021 9:30 AM  

Xers didn't need to partake, although it was possible to get in at the ground floor. Just get the best jokes started.

How many astronauts can you fit in a VW Bug?

Blowing up and burning out Space Shuttles was baked in that cake from NASA's compromise n the mid-70s, with blame to the Silents and early Boomers for a yield to cost-cutting. Two 50-lb missions shoved into one 10-lb bag of bad design compromise. Worse, never funded to have a ready Shuttle on 1-2 day launch notice in case of rescue.

Blogger Brett baker February 28, 2021 9:31 AM  

I've posted this before, but if the Beatles had been a couple of Jewish guys from Brooklyn, they'd be regarded as pop music hacks, not The Greatest Band Ever.

Blogger Harambe February 28, 2021 9:32 AM  

One more from my personal boomer experiences archive: I lived with my boomer aunt during my final year of school. She got a psychiatrist to come talk to me because I "kept watching the same video over and over". It was a 1 hour VHS full of music videos. It was no different to listening to a CD, save that I could see the musicians. But she wanted drama.

Blogger Cluttermonkey February 28, 2021 9:35 AM  

Boomers as a generation are the Maoist Red Guard. They can‘t leave this earth quickly enough. May posterity curse their memory for ever.

Blogger T.L. Ciottoli February 28, 2021 9:36 AM  

Kraemer wrote:Wicked, or weak?

Wicked requires some manner of plan and discipline imho, not mere indulgence and self-deception.

False. You can be habituated to choosing evil, either evil impulses or evil plans, to the point of losing your ability/strength to say 'no' to said impulses or scheming. Once you're at that point, you're wicked, whether you have any semblance of free will left or not. Impulsive or planned out, it doesn't matter, you're engaging in wicked acts and following demonic visions and desires. Ones that will eventually dominate your broken will.

A drug or sex addict seeking his next score, whether it involves planning or not, whether he waits for his next impulse or makes plans ahead of time, has given himself over to wickedness. He is therefore wicked. A man who is mentally and morally weak and is easily deceived over and over again has become habituated to choosing evil and wickedness and now, lacking any self control or awareness, has given himself over to wickedness and the demons. He too is wicked.

Blogger Brett baker February 28, 2021 9:36 AM  

I've noticed some of us going Full Boomer when it comes to music. Thought they would have learned the lesson about thinking the music made when you were young was the best ever, but they didn't.
And some believe they did everything themselves, just like the Boomers.

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 9:37 AM  

The problem that I have with your Boomer hate list is that many of the items on it simply aren't Boomer.

OK, Boomer.

Do you not see how the fact that you simply cannot refrain from commenting every single time Boomers are addressed only underlines my points.


Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 February 28, 2021 9:37 AM  

I've generally felt that some of what made Boomers what they are was the part where they lived under the shadow of nuclear annihilation: it's hard to care about the future OR the past when it might all be erased at any moment.

However, that's a hard excuse to continue with after the USSR collapsed, and yet many of them changed their behavior not a whit. Moreover, an explanation is not an excuse.

On that note, I also love my parents - they're wonderful people.

Blogger Unknown February 28, 2021 9:38 AM  

The boomers' leave behind them the home in the nice section of the major city area, with the good school district. The one their children couldn't afford to live in with the grandchildren so they had to commute 45 minutes--but at least the grandchildren didn't get beaten and raped at school weekly.

They leave behind them the condo in Scottsdale.

Too bad both properties were reverse mortaged.

But at least the grandchildren will have the Facebook memories of the boomer's 3 cruises a year, and their hectoring lectures on why the children and grandchildren were stupid because didn't get a job with a good pension plan so they could retire at 50.

How they worked hard each summer cutting grass so they could afford college with no loans. How it was such a struggle paying almost a whole year's salary just to afford a house in a nice area.

How lucky the grandchildren are, that they get to live in a diverse neighborhood, because they can get soul food, and Mexican food.

Blogger Brett baker February 28, 2021 9:39 AM  

For the Boomers reading: It's not that your extinction won't end our problems.
It's that we might get progress on solving some of them.

Blogger ZhukovG February 28, 2021 9:41 AM  

Though I was born in the early 60's, I have always been thankful for my Silent Generation parents.

I have always been too easy to please, with regard to music, so there is no decade that doesn't have music I like. However, compared to generations past and current, Boomer music was basically banging rocks together.

Blogger pyrrhus February 28, 2021 9:42 AM  

Meanwhile, the Boomers in the UK who imported mobs of 3d worlders who prefer defecating on the beach to using toilets....are complaining about the diversity ruining all their beaches...

Blogger Charlie February 28, 2021 9:43 AM  

I am glad you posted this essay. Born in 1959, I was offended at being denigrated by my birth year. I don't do that and expect others not to.

You explained quite well that you hate the mindset, the actions and not the age.

And yes, 1969 was not woodstock, it really was landing on the moon. For me, that was quite the event. If only we could achieve similar things today.

Blogger Barr Tab February 28, 2021 9:43 AM  

Millennial with boomer parents here. Their lack of self awareness is dumfounding. The boomer is narcissism made flesh. Combine boomer tendencies with domestic violence and alcoholism, and you have a seriously evil household. But life isn't always fair and that's just the way things go. I'm thankful to have found Christ, and stive to live a much better life than my parents did.

Blogger A.D. February 28, 2021 9:49 AM  

Are Zeppelin, RUSH, VH, The Beatles, Deep Purple, and Queen boomer music??

Blogger A.D. February 28, 2021 9:53 AM  

Left Earth's orbit = zero chance.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 28, 2021 9:56 AM  

And Federico Faggin was born in 1941, boomer.

Blogger Rick February 28, 2021 10:03 AM  

About the moon thing, I loved the space program as a kid (which was a bit before my time - born 1965) Those hugemungous rockets, Mercury, etc. Looking back now, I really don’t even care if it was fake, any more than it matters that Star Wars is fiction. I can’t do anything about the fake millions per day they burned.
But the first time I saw the space shuttle, it broke my 15 year old heart. A friggin white UPS truck, riding on the back of a regular old plane. Jesus, what an uninspiring turd. We went from inconceivably powerful rockets to obese gliders.

Blogger Critias February 28, 2021 10:05 AM  

When Boomers talk, it always makes me think of this rather delightful poem:

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants February 28, 2021 10:08 AM  

Im the same age as Vox & have stated my lifelong disdain for the Boomer here, many times. I began to hate them when they started becoming elementary school teachers & came in with short skirts & knee high go go boots, and their Jew learned ideas of how to screw up a white, functioning school in the 70s.

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 10:10 AM  

I've noticed some of us going Full Boomer when it comes to music.

I've never seen this. For example, I loved, and still quite like, Duran Duran. It would never occur to me to believe, much less insist to younger generations, that they are The Greatest Band of All Time, simply because they were very popular in my teens.

I do agree that they were underrated as songwriters, but that's about it.

Blogger Latigo3 February 28, 2021 10:12 AM  

Yeah, when you choose God in his fullness then you realize that you can't be selfish. Now I understand event more why I walked away from all that the Boomers had to offer, their Pseudo-Religions, their Materialism and their Hedonism. When you love God with all of your heart then you begin to realize that there is no room for the evil that the world tries foist on you.
God hated one generation enough that he let them die in the wilderness, rather than let them into the Promise Land, there are plenty of other examples, the Boomers are just the latest.

Blogger Johnnyv February 28, 2021 10:13 AM  

And let's not forget the greatest boomer achievement of all time: the peace symbol!

Blogger Didas Kalos February 28, 2021 10:18 AM  

@oldvet1950. Yep, all the soldiers fornicating with any woman with a hole. Drinking themselves into stupor. Those Boomers!

Oh, and the ultimate trophy of a Boomer seems to be a Harley. And Hog takes on a whole new meaning.

Blogger Owen February 28, 2021 10:21 AM  

I was born in 1961 and I approve this message. Seriously, anyone who gets butthurt over something like hating boomers is a pussy.

Blogger RedJack February 28, 2021 10:22 AM  

Nate. That describes my Mom perfectly. Actual conversation I had this week with her

Blogger dienw February 28, 2021 10:22 AM  

Ah c'mon man, tie-dyed T-shirts are civilization advancing innovations that are even popular for generation Millie; thank the gods they overcame Gen-
X's black Goth clothing styles with black dyed Mohawks.

Blogger DrivingDissent February 28, 2021 10:23 AM  

They can't let go, and yet they can't hold on. Its impossible not to note the incredible social decay that's marked this Generational cohort.

Blogger Owen February 28, 2021 10:27 AM  

Haha 😂 Duran Duran.... I detested them. Boomer music ended with punk rock. We used to hate hippies even though we smoked pot and did drugs, but drinking was always our preferred high.... but some of these guys were straight edge. Metal then got popular but Duran Duran was weak shit.

Blogger No one important February 28, 2021 10:27 AM  

Boomers should be happy that we still care enough to hate them. When we reach the point of indifference, the pillows will come out en masse

Blogger rumpole5 February 28, 2021 10:29 AM  

1. Commenting on the subject that the Dark Lord brought up.

2. "Just the facts ma'am" .

Blogger RedJack February 28, 2021 10:30 AM  

Our music was great for us. My kids actually like ACDC, but a lot of my favorite music they hate.

Blogger Fellow Traveler February 28, 2021 10:30 AM  

you know I never did stop to think that none of the Apollo/Gemini/Mercury astronauts were Boomers - never really cared... but they were all in their 30's and 40's after spending their early lives as fighter pilots. Meaning the Boomer's proudest achievement is wallowing in shit and LSD for three days in upstate NY, then going home and watching their PARENTS land on the moon afterwards? This puts older folks' Boomer hate into a little clearer perspective

Blogger dienw February 28, 2021 10:30 AM  

Crunchy Cachalot wrote:And Federico Faggin was born in 1941, boomer.

And now the Boomer generation has been moved back to 1941 from 46, amazing chronological awareness. What's next the Beat generation is really a part of the Boomer generation? How soon before the Boomer generation includes the Flapper generation?

Blogger Owen February 28, 2021 10:30 AM  

True dat. Even the oldest boomers were in their mid 20s at the time of first moon shot.

Blogger Kevin February 28, 2021 10:32 AM  

I like how the boomers take credit for the moon landings. They should take credit for the challenger and the columbia disaster.

Blogger machinephilosophy February 28, 2021 10:32 AM  

It is. Just read 9 pages (Intro, pages ix-xx, and yes it's at and the zip libraries) of Peter Shaw's The War Against the Intellect to see what was really going on in the universities in the 60s while we all slept.

Unfortunately, the boomer mentality lives on in the minds of almost every American---in the refusal to read. Even 9 pages.

Blogger Matthew February 28, 2021 10:36 AM  

I first began to hate the Boomers when I realized that our society and culture was not always alienating and disfunctional, but that they were deliberately and gleefully destroyed by a particular self worshipping generation. Everything that was to be our inheritance has been tossed onto the raging flames of the abhorrent narcissism of these fake elders. I also hate them for the fact that everything I was told about how the world works, what is important in life, and how to be a man were all lies.

The fact that God's justice is unavoidable makes it amazing to me that so many of these aging Boomers refuse to repent of their wickedness and even continueto deny or defend it. The woe that the Boomers have caused as a result of their repugnant rebellion against they society in which they were born and their continued betrayal of their posterity is truly astonishing.

Their foot shall slide in due time.
Deuteronomy 32:35

Blogger A.D. February 28, 2021 10:39 AM  

And they were phenomenal musicians.

Blogger WestByGod Bear February 28, 2021 10:41 AM  

Very astute. My parents fall into that category. It's a mixed bag, sometimes they're the biggest boomers ever, sometimes they're amazing people. They've definitely invested a lot in my niece since she was born last year so probably more non-boomer than boomer but there are still moments that make me want to scream.

Blogger A.D. February 28, 2021 10:41 AM  

Woodstock was a project. Mostly fake. Apollo was a massive project. Totally and completely fake.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella February 28, 2021 10:45 AM  

Nuclear Annihilation is not an excuse for Boomer anything. I was in high school during the Reagan/ USSR face-off. I went to a school right on the back side of a military base. It was a majority minority high school. The teachers did not know math beyond elementary school math. The white kids who were rotated in from other places, functional places, got together in class, which was more like a barely supervised zoo, one day, to figure out how long it took for a missile to launch from Russia, specific bases mentioned, to land at this one base. The kids knew they names of the Russian bases. They knew the names of the rockets. They knew acceleration times, they knew how long it took to get a bomb to explode. They figured out what they would do if I launched right then.

All of this was beyond any of the teachers' abilities. When you gripe, now, about failing schools and illiterate teachers, all it shows is that you weren't paying attention 30+ years ago, or you thought poor white or military kids or southern kids did not deserve and need an education. They educated themselves and each other.

The kids that survived their teenage years- that is, the ones that survived their Boomer parents- are decent, good, solid members of society doing a good job raising their own children. Some are into grandchildren at this point. These are people who could calculate their death time when they hadn't even kissed a boy or girl.

Blogger Crave February 28, 2021 10:45 AM  

There is so much dead-on accurate with VD's blog post. Boomers are the most f'd up grandparents one could imagine, but, sadly, I realize that is the standard for grandparents these days. I give no shits about how my boomers treated me, but it is unforgivable how they neglect their own grandkids, especially juxtaposed with my own grandparents.

Blogger rcocean February 28, 2021 10:47 AM  

Yep. Its boomerism, not old people that are to blame. Old people are supposed to be societies anchor. The ones who guard the traditions and remind the young'uns of "The old truths". The Boomers can't do that. They're still talking about what "Rebels" whey were 50 years ago. And how great it is that drugs are being legalized and everyone can have an abortion. All the while watching re-runs of "Easy Rider" and listening to Bob Dylan. Pathetic!

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction February 28, 2021 10:47 AM  

I think nothing more than types Boomerdom then claiming something they watched on tv in ‘69 as children and teenagers as their own.

Blogger Pete February 28, 2021 10:47 AM  

Boomers suck. As Millennials We brought in the age of the wigger. Fat as twerking hoes, shucking and jiving swamp running thugs in massive gold tone bling and sucking everything dry while still crying you have not given us enough,and our Lord Obama and his boy friend Mooch.

Blogger Owen February 28, 2021 10:47 AM  

You’re right. My younger brother, b 1964 is an Uber boomer. I and my youngest brother b 1967 are anti boomers. The middle brother reads the Economist and the New York Times, watches PBS, listens to NPR - and believes ALL OF IT. He is shocked, SHOCKED that I thought there was a rigged election and he thinks Trump should have been impeached. He is a globalist and thinks that immigration is just dandy. A civnat tool. I would seriously hate him if he wasn’t my brother.

Blogger Canadian Warlord February 28, 2021 10:53 AM  

My favorite 'old people' that I've met were the ww1 vets we walked with as beavers/cubs/scouts through a long small town, every memorial day. I'm old enough to have done that a few times and still remember the old timers who fixed bayonets and leapt to their doom. The walk was miles and miles (bagpipe guys got tired) - those old guys said nothing, the entire way. Many of them were missing something, from eye-patches to limbs to pieces of their faces. This is/was one of the few 'military towns' around, full of English people from both WW's. I thought of those old men as heroes larger than life.

But really, looking back, signing up to a 4 year machine gun fire drill as target practice so the bankers could put us into perpetual debt... well 'bravery' isn't the word I associate with them nowadays. Maybe 'naive.'

We're always left with the choices of previous generations - I think the more they're admired or remembered at all, maybe the worst off we are for their time making decisions.

Blogger Owen February 28, 2021 10:53 AM  

Right on brother. And what excuse do the boomers have now? Our last 4 Presidents have been boomers along with many, or most in government. How has that been working out? Now we have a fake Manchurian candidate who can’t even tie his own shoes...oh well, at least he’s not a boomer!

Blogger glueballs February 28, 2021 10:55 AM  

My BIL is a quintessential boomer. Offshored his entire department except for himself including personal friends of twenty-five years. Received a major comp package upgrade as well as tens of death threats from the now-jobless former colleagues dispossessed of their retirements.

BIL then retired at fifty-seven and purchased a second home on an expensive golf course in Florida. Keeps three sets of the most expensive golf clubs at his second private country club locker.

His two sons, each on a different side of thirty, cannot accumulate enough funds for a down payment on a house. Older son lives with a girlfriend of the same age who also has a good job and it’s either a nice wedding ceremony or more money towards a house. Younger son, a former All-Ivy football player with a great job, just moved back into his BIL’s summer home to save money towards a house down payment but he has to move out when BIL returns.

Funny thing, my blue collar father in law gave BIL the down payment on BIL’s first house and then assumed its mortgage after BIL had saved a large down payment for his oversized new family home back in the day. Bootstraps, you know.

BIL brags he “sent his kids to good colleges” and now he is entitled to enjoy his top tier pension. Turns out BIL is full of sh_t as both sons and the girlfriend are still paying off the interest on their student loans while attempting to buy homes. All three did the right things and are holding down stressful and unrewarding but remunerative jobs and not taking vacations apart from catching up on rest.

Future daughter-in-law is over thirty now, as are her ova, and looks tired. I have implored BIL to help them out so he can experience grandchildren and please the great grandparents who helped him. BIL is always telling folks he is “a man who knows things.” Tells me the kids have global opportunities he never did, and that forty is the new twenty. Commences negro worship by switching on some pointless game or other and then shames me that I hail from a dysfunctional household and don’t know anything worthwhile about families.

Narcissism, willful blindness and preference for non-whites in all things that are not the country club. BIL’s own sons are quietly beginning to resent him. Quintessential boomer.

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 10:55 AM  

Commenting on the subject that the Dark Lord brought up.

You're not merely commenting. You're still trying to play defense lawyer for your generation. And it's really not working at all.

Blogger Gracie February 28, 2021 10:56 AM  

I recently watched apologist David Wood's video on Ravi Zacharias (boomer). In it Wood admits to being a diagnosed psychopath. I'm not that, but I relate, I have a hard time feelings. Becoming a Christian has help a lot! I don't hate Boomers, I just feel nothing.

Blogger Nate February 28, 2021 10:57 AM  

While i loathe duran duran i am forced to admit that their bassist was an absolute monster. Listen to the bassline in Rio. Its insane.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 28, 2021 10:57 AM  

My older sister, born in 1958, is a bit of a conundrum. While religious and always a serious church goer, much more than me most of my life to be honest, she absorbed just enough feminism in the 70s to result in her never getting married or having a family. Never promiscuous, but too career minded, too picky, strong willed and do as I please, she missed her window. My parents, both Silents, troubled marriage didnt help.

Yet she listens to Alex Jones and was hardcore Trump.

Blogger JohnR219 February 28, 2021 11:01 AM  

What did Roy Orbison do???

Blogger SecondComingOfBast February 28, 2021 11:03 AM  

Boomers are an infection that invades the system and manifests outwardly after a long period of dormancy. Societies that achieve high standards of prosperity tend to exhibit this corruption.

In our own case, Boomers are nothing more than a reflection of the sociopaths that have controlled us for going on two hundred years now.

Blogger Chris Lopes February 28, 2021 11:06 AM  

Yep. Look at the video of Mission Control back then. Nothing but buzz cuts and ties. Guys who wore uniforms in WWII and Korea. Not the type you're likely to find dropping acid at Woodstock.

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 11:11 AM  

While i loathe duran duran i am forced to admit that their bassist was an absolute monster. Listen to the bassline in Rio. Its insane.

He still is. This video where he discusses that bassline demonstrates how deep their musicianship was even at the time. I just don't understand why they went away from those sort of basslines after Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

Blogger Unknown February 28, 2021 11:11 AM  

@ Across the World

Few things demonstrate Boomer narcissism more than their exasperation with seeing their parents’ love and doting over their grandchildren"

Boomers as a collective never understood "Raise your children so you can spoil the grandchildren. Spoil your children and you'll be raising your grandchildren."

For Boomers of course, this old piece of wisdom means nothing.

Blogger JohnR219 February 28, 2021 11:11 AM  

Nate: That was their problem. The bass player was the best musician in the band. They needed a stronger guitar player and drummer.

Blogger IamDevo February 28, 2021 11:12 AM  

After reading VD's explanation, it seems to me that all "anti-boomer" antipathy is somewhat misdirected. It is actually "anti-hippie" antipathy and animus. I am of the age cohort typically characterized as a "boomer," or "baby boomer" (turning 71 soon), and I loathe, hate and despise those of my age cohort who fall within the general outlines of "hip(pie)ness." That is to say, those who are solipsistic, navel-gazing, self-absorbed, demanding, hedonistic assholes who demanded freedom from all responsibility while enjoying the fruits of the blood, sweat and tears of preceding generations. They are the ones who decided it was a good idea to eat the seed corn of American society while at the same time denying the legitimacy of the American ethos. Fuckers. I agree they deserve to die. At the same time, I see the same attitudes and behaviors in generations that followed, so it is clearly not a specifically age-related issue, but rather one of temperament, education (or lack thereof) and integrity. It was the "hippies" among us who rejected the Biblical-based civilization norms that had served so well to foster American success among the nations. I only hope to live long enough to see all of them die off, regardless of age.

Blogger Ozymandius February 28, 2021 11:13 AM  

𝙁𝙔𝙄, 𝙔𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙎𝙪𝙗𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙪𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙄'𝙫𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙙, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚. 𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨, 𝙂𝙚𝙣 𝙓

Yellow Submarine is totally terrible.

How about the movie Billy Jack? I detested that filthy hippy school and wanted to see someone slap the shit out of that disrespectful whore daughter. The acting and writing is the worst. This movie was a huge hit!

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 28, 2021 11:15 AM  

@74 - The men who invented the PC and internet were NOT boomers. The point was addressed TO Boomers.

Blogger Renee February 28, 2021 11:17 AM  

I can't stand it when they drive their electric wheelchairs down the middle of the bike lane at a snail's pace.

The lockdowns were a chance for the boomers to redeem themselves by showing at least a little concern to other generations. They have failed miserably and their vampiric economic genocide will be exposed.

Blogger A.D. February 28, 2021 11:18 AM  

If you listen to Duran Duran and are unable to discern that they were talented songwriters and that all five of them were stellar musicians, you probably don't actually understand anything about music.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 28, 2021 11:20 AM  

On boomerism, boomers, and music;
One of the reasons why boomers stll boom is due to music. owen mentioned this once. it's a kind of MK ultra thing. every city or even large town has a "classic rock" station playing the entire range of boomer music ranging from their late teenage years through what would be their early 30s. And you can be sure that every last boomer who plays a radio at work or has it on at home while they do stuff has that station on.
It's because of this that the boomer is still feeling like everything is just fine andj peachy, like like the summer of '69.
i hardly know anybody in my generation that is still listenging to the stuff we had - mostly heavy metal - in the 1980s. Yes we still have the albums.
In my opinion, the last large count of white people is the boomers. They are also corrupted against their own civilization. They are the only genration that can still tune right into the MK ultra station to keep them right there in the summer of '69.
The outgunned, outvoted, and outspent - and spent - Generation X? Who cares. Keeping them ultra-'ed is not as important. They were already broken by the boomers and keeping them back in the 1980s rather then vengeful 'in the present"is not a threat like it would have been if the boomers woke up and repented.
One could expect maybe that the music of the global pied piper leading a generation to the destruction of its own civilization would at least be good. It's not. Most of it sucks.

Blogger A.D. February 28, 2021 11:20 AM  

Excellent question.

Blogger dienw February 28, 2021 11:21 AM  

Meaning the Boomer's proudest achievement is wallowing in shit and LSD for three days in upstate NY, then going home and watching their PARENTS land on the moon afterwards?
The most important innovation of the Boomers is tie-dyed t-shirts. And the LSD created by the Beat generation got them high enough to be on the moon; hell, they were probably already on the moon when the astronauts landed.

Blogger Troy Lee Messer February 28, 2021 11:25 AM  

Imagine the spineless (probably literal) faggotry that is a Boomer Conservative. They probably think it is edgy to go the less (probably literally ) faggotry at CPAC. I hate them for surrounding us with faggotry. Instead of emulating John Wayne, they chose faggotry.

Any conservite boomers out there? your day of the pillow is coming too.

And lets not talk about boomer women. They killed more childre than Hitler. Boomer women, Mass murderer.

Blogger Nate February 28, 2021 11:26 AM  

Generally when a band changes a major part of its defining style there is an idiot producer to blame.

Blogger A M D G February 28, 2021 11:31 AM  

My guess is a combination of the intended chaos and psychological damage of World War 1 and 2 plus highly effective mass psychological manipulation via media before there was a general understanding to beware and resist. Try to have sympathy... those pulling the strings have been perfecting their ways for hundreds of years. The current state of the world is due in no small part because those that came after the boomers didn't have their eye on the ball. We are all to blame at some level...

Blogger The Other Donald February 28, 2021 11:31 AM  

Boomers didn't invent the birth control pill, without which there would have been no sexual revolution, which destroyed familial integrity, promoted generational distrust and facilitated societal dystrophy. Boomers didn't give us the Vietnam War or the so called Civil Rights movement (both of which were disasters we are still feeling the effects of). Yes, the "Me Generation" was a disaster which keeps on destroying, but it was not self-generating. Evil knows no generational bounds.

Blogger Daniel February 28, 2021 11:33 AM  

I think Duran Duran lost its fastball in songwriting when the other two Taylor's left. My guess is their jam sessions changed significantly and the remaining taylor (bassist) never found the same chemistry to do Rio-like things.

Just my theory.

Blogger Lando February 28, 2021 11:35 AM  


Right. Gene Kranz and Werner von Braun. Not Boomers in the slightest.

Blogger Recovering Gamma February 28, 2021 11:37 AM  

Strauss & Howe define the Boomer dates as 1943 - 1960, I tend to think if one can relate to Happy Days as reminiscent of their youth, the Mickey Mouse club and if they went to Woodstock, then they are a boomer, (pro tip, they all went to Woodstock). This stretching it to 64 is a Boomer trick to make them seem more important than they are. Full disclosure I was born in 62, the Sex Pistols are more definitive to me than the Beatles. On the other hand, I know fellows born 65, 66 who are full on Boomer. Boomerism is a condition, not an age.

Blogger Lando February 28, 2021 11:40 AM  

I hate the Beatles. I liked The Doors, but both were variations of the Boomer theme.

Pop Culture is Boomer if if the people involved aren't Boomers themselves. Its rather an extension of Boomerdom.

I knew this when I was a kid. Which is why I am turning increasingly to Christ as an adult.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 28, 2021 11:48 AM  

you thought poor white or military kids or southern kids did not deserve and need an education

Nothing unites the SWPLS, SJWs, academic leeches, hoodrats, cuckservatives and small hats like their loathing of poor whites. It's the last ethnodemoraphic group it's safe, even required, to sneer at.

Blogger Some Guy February 28, 2021 11:49 AM  


... because we have. 10 years and you guys are literally a mistake in the history books.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 28, 2021 11:51 AM  

It would never occur to me to believe, much less insist to younger generations, that they are The Greatest Band of All Time, simply because they were very popular in my teens.

The mere idea that "Greatest Band of All Time" is a term that has any real meaning seems to be a Boomer sort of notion.

Blogger Baw February 28, 2021 11:53 AM  

Vox, a very sincere question. Is it not right only for god to hate? Do we not imagine ourselves gods when we allow ourselves to hate. I like to aknowledge that i am an unknowledgeable human being. I like to aknowledge that god hates the wicked. In that i also accept that it is god who is to judge and not me. I am godfearing and godpraising. But I can not be hateful, because i know i become what i hate and that anger Will lead me to sin in My heart and suffering in My life.

Blogger captainofthegate February 28, 2021 11:53 AM  

Beware the Boomer spawn.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella February 28, 2021 11:59 AM  

GenX revenge is a straight up numbers game. 1/3 of GenX was aborted. 1/3 had their parents divorce. Stepparents means, on global average, an 11% decline in resources devoted to that children, according to UN economics research.

GenX cannot go against the Boomers themselves, as an equal cohort. They can, however, act as a hinge, and as an army of breeders. Every GenX mother I know is intense about raising their children. I know that my Boomer relatives are very nervous about the politics and religion of my children: they should be, same as hyenas fear lions.

Econ-wise, I can read articles in financial planning papers where they are upset that new companies are not going public as quickly. Half of all new companies aim to remain in private hands for as long as possible. They don't want to get bought and stripmined.

As for bands, like I've been saying, kids these days are doing hand to hand, except it's electronically and globally, and not as time-bound. And none of it is Boomer elevator music. I can hear from my kids' phones, a new band touring right now, a song from an 80s movie, a 1950s cowboy song, a sea shanty, a rap song, and something electronica, something all on the car ride to somewhere. No one is turning on the radio.

Blogger A.D. February 28, 2021 12:07 PM  

There were and are no astronauts.

Blogger deplorablecrone February 28, 2021 12:09 PM  

I believe most of the civilization killing garbage that was done in the 60s and 70s was started by people born in the 1930s and 1940s. I was born in 1959, which makes me a boomer, but I assure you I was a mere child when everything that has been complained about boomers was done. Woodstock, Civil Rights, Summer of Love, Drugs, Abortion, Beatles, Moon landing, Vietnam, gaming of our financial system, screwed up liberal colleges etc.-- I was a just a kid, so give me a break! I paid for my own college and my dad retired at 50. I remember him accusing me of being a yuppie in early 1980s but my feelings at the time was that I had to be self-involved as a matter of survival, as I don't remember any caring or consideration from either of my parents at any point. To me that is the boomer mentality that you speak of, but he was born 1930. My husband and I paid for our kids college and don't expect Social Security to even exist more than 10-15 years. I would never set foot in the Village in Florida you talked about a couple of weeks ago, those people are sheep and frankly looked 15 to 20 years older than me.

Don't lump people together just because of their birth date, it's almost as bad as lumping people together because of their race. People are individuals.

Blogger Daniel February 28, 2021 12:14 PM  

Boomer John Denver was supposed to be the first civilian on the Space Shuttle before NASA decided to go with a teacher. After it blew up, he was asked if he would still want to go.

"I would go on it today."

He later died piloting his experimental aircraft, probably on the way to sing at a benefit for the starving whales.

Do you know why Boomer invented the Feed the African Children porn charities? Because even as adults, they didnt want to clean their plates.

Blogger Boaty Bear February 28, 2021 12:17 PM  

It's 'r selection"

The cause is "excess resources" handed to them by the property boom itself caused by the unlimited immigration THEY presided over, boomers in my family bought their homes for <£10,000 in the 70s, and boy haven't they enjoyed the free money ever since!

Die already please boomers.

Blogger Heath D February 28, 2021 12:19 PM  

The un brainwashing of most gen-x’s from the boomer mentality is one of the most challenging things we’ve come across in our lifetime. I find this blogs post along with UATV to be a very good boost for my morale.

Blogger kurt9 February 28, 2021 12:21 PM  

I've been thinking about the boomers and came up with two reasons to denigrate them.

One, they were the generation that embraced the counter culture on a mass scale. Prior to the boomers, the counter culture was limited to a small group of "beatnik" writers and their followers. The boomers made this counter-culture system level.

Two, the boomers embraced and sustained the "bubble" economics starting in the mid 90's with Greenspan pushing the redefinition of inflation in order to inflate the money supply and start the first bubble. Yes, Greenspan is not a boomer. But boomer policy makers embraced this "bubble" monetary policy hook, line, and sinker.

Blogger Philipski February 28, 2021 12:23 PM  

I, and others, I just saw a MOVIE (usually, it’s only “their” music I’ll listen to) that epitomizes a lot of the cultural rot of that era, late ‘70s, which Vox alludes to, called the China Syndrome. TV directors shouldn’t be making movies.

I’d like to ask Vox, though, what for him were early cultural trends or products which made him note early on how f’ed things were (for me it was the movies, from late ’90s on, that my school friends all couldn’t get enough of). For a future essay (we hope), or darkstream @Vox????

Blogger Harambe February 28, 2021 12:29 PM  

The greatest band of all time is Bloodhound Gang. The second greatest is The Butthole Surfers.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 28, 2021 12:29 PM  

White Knight Leo #0368 wrote:I've generally felt that some of what made Boomers what they are was the part where they lived under the shadow of nuclear annihilation: it's hard to care about the future OR the past when it might all be erased at any moment.
Vietnam and the draft were the defining stresses of the Boomer generation.

Blogger Philipski February 28, 2021 12:30 PM  

@JohnR219, Roy Orbison only... for cultists, obscured the superiority of Gene Pitney!

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 12:32 PM  

I think Duran Duran lost its fastball in songwriting when the other two Taylor's left.

If you hear how often John mentions Roger in the context of his writing the basslines, that makes sense.

After reading VD's explanation, it seems to me that all "anti-boomer" antipathy is somewhat misdirected. It is actually "anti-hippie" antipathy and animus.

No, you are absolutely wrong. Precisely zero of the Boomers I have known and hated were hippies. What part of BOOMERS ARE EVIL AND YOU SHOULD HATE THEM is so fucking hard for you to understand?

It's not about hippies. It's about Boomers. Hippies were just an extreme gay and dirty form of them.

Is it not right only for god to hate? Do we not imagine ourselves gods when we allow ourselves to hate.

No. And no. WTF is wrong with you? God literally tells you to abhor the wicked.

Blogger Derangement Syndrome February 28, 2021 12:33 PM  

Their full g-g-generation's (laugh everytime you write that) name is "Baby Boomers" HEAVY emphasis on "Baby".

Blogger Lee February 28, 2021 12:37 PM  

I still think this "boomer" hate is pretty convoluted. I mean, it seems to be a broad brush of an entire generation, but then refined to a mindset, or characterization of a subset of that generation that not everyone in the generation has and and large percentages of other generations also have.

The arguments are also convoluted. While I fully agree crediting the so called boomers with the moon landing is nonsense (Nazi's should probably get most of the credit), by the same logic boomers shouldn't get the blame for many of the societal ills credited to them. This is not to cast blame on previous generations as they are accused of, just trying to force integrity into the arguments. For example, there wasn't a boomer president until Clinton beat a WWII vet in 1992. There is a silent in the White House now, largely elected by post boomer generations, that is madly trying to undo the restorative measures his boomer predecessor attempted.

I get there is a particular sort of self indulgent type you despise, just appears to me you are using a 500 pound bomb when a sniper rifle would do.

To sum up, the whole issue seems to me like a typical lefty style of blame game. Like the gun control crowd. I don't have a gun, I don't like guns, guns are used in crimes, so lets get rid of all the guns. Then using convoluted logic, distorted facts and circular reasoning to justify the argument.

Blogger Boaty Bear February 28, 2021 12:38 PM  

Hear hear.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 28, 2021 12:40 PM  

@124 deplorablecrone

"Don't lump people together just because of their birth date, it's almost as bad as lumping people together because of their race. People are individuals."

So group trends dont exist just because all individuals in the group arent identical?

Blogger Phelps February 28, 2021 12:44 PM  

No one born after 1946 even claims to have walked on the moon.

Blogger Roman Daoist February 28, 2021 12:45 PM  

I figured out why/ how Boomers boomed. It was the music. It's emotional and it's soothing and it's 'nice', probably actually hypnotic.

And it lulled/ drove a generation away from productive civilisation to unbound alternatives.

Tribal music is hypnotic too but such that the physical is transcended to spirit. Classical is often intellectual, and if emotional prompts interpretation and discovery rather than bluntly telling you what is.

Music, in its various forms, is a tool that makes things happen. And the rock-ballad is probably the most destructive form ever conceived.

Blogger David McCarthy February 28, 2021 12:49 PM  

I have 3 older brothers - one '65 and two '67 (twins). The 65 is a standard Gen Xer, one '67 loathes the Boomer, one '67 is the personification of the Boomer. Was I projecting when I made my comment? Possibly. But I notice it everywhere. Some of the worst Boomer narcissists Ive ever met were '65-'70. Just vile, seemingly psychopathically self-obsessed people. It has to be why the early Gen Xers just hate the Boomer spirit so much - they had to deal with a minority of Super-Boomer peers. The contrast between having some GenX classmates and some Super Boomer classmates must have been staggering.

Blogger VD February 28, 2021 12:52 PM  

I still think this "boomer" hate is pretty convoluted.

No one asked you. No one cares.

To sum up, the whole issue seems to me like a typical lefty style of blame game.

There is nothing "typically lefty" about holding people responsible for their words, deeds, and beliefs. Whereas your response is prototypically cucky, trying to blame ideas instead of the people who believe and act on them.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 28, 2021 12:53 PM  

@11 Brian
There is a certain generation, or range of generations that had a reflexive fear of surgery or the hospital, maybe because in the old days it really was a Roach Motel.

Its all about drama OMG surgery! Rather than Great, I dont have to die, lose function etc.

Apart from the larger issue of the trustworthiness of medicine as a whole, the two times Ive been there I was happy to be there, because I was getting treatment needed, for something that otherwise could have killed me.
5 years ago had an episode of paroxysmal afib w tachycardia, never had prior. Last year had diverticultis flareup with a perforation, also never had prior. Managed to dodge surgery, but on IV antibiotics nd nothing by mouth for a week.

In both cases I was glad to be there given the alternative.

Of course women on top of Boomer means personal psychological drama starring ME.

Blogger glueballs February 28, 2021 12:57 PM  

It's not about hippies. It's about Boomers. Hippies were just an extreme gay and dirty form of them.

Dunno why but for some reason this para triggered me and I am still laughing with tears rolling down my cheeks. Keep On Truckin’VD, oh no!, now I’m booming … shite … diss going bad, disco duck … shite … musta been the references to hippy, dibby, bippy, pibby (sugar hill gang) … super shite … I feel like Mr. Bill and yet I’m GenX. Ricardo!, bring the pillow and here’s five now with another fifteen to follow when all movement stops, do you understand Ricardo? It WILL end.

Blogger KingKrawFish February 28, 2021 12:57 PM  

Nearly spit out my morning tea at the moon-landing reference, heheheh.

No closest Boomer relatives buy new cars for themselves every five years or so and have filled their house with a bunch of expensive collectible junk.

Entitled unawareness is The way of the Boomer.

Blogger roadgeek February 28, 2021 1:01 PM  

I was born in 1962 and that makes me responsible for all the world's problems. Interesting. I'll probably dream of "Logan's Run" this afternoon during my nap.

Blogger Ransom Smith February 28, 2021 1:06 PM  

Come for the Boomer hate. Stay for the discussion about 80s New Wave.

Blogger Beefus February 28, 2021 1:08 PM  

This is the attitude that has gotten us where we are today. You sound like you are practicing the force, not Christianity.

Blogger Baw February 28, 2021 1:12 PM  

No. And no. WTF is wrong with you? God literally tells you to abhor the wicked.

We are to recieve one and all in perfect love not hate. Even to love our enemies, if not for the lesson they May present us, then for the love of gods Mercy for our eternal souls, in Hope that they May correct their ways.

I believe nothing is wrong in accepting god as the only one with dissernment to hate and anger. We as mere human beings are better off distancing ourselves from that which god hates. If not, then expose it.

I do know that hate leads to anger and that we imagine ourselves gods when indulging in anger.

God is in control of all. Not us. As JLP says.

Blogger Houston February 28, 2021 1:16 PM  

"Boomers as a generation are the Maoist Red Guard."

Case in point: My Boomer mother-in-law emailing my wife a hysterical SJW tirade (equal parts self-pity and Trump Derangement Syndrome) on my wife's birthday.

Blogger budbrewer February 28, 2021 1:18 PM  

Where is the love?

Blogger Some Guy February 28, 2021 1:20 PM  


" In that i also accept that it is god who is to judge and not me. I am godfearing and godpraising. But I can not be hateful, because i know i become what i hate and that anger Will lead me to sin in My heart and suffering in My life. "

Proverbs 8:13. Vox hates Boomers because a Boomer is a person with evil in their heart. He has no choice to reject them because of 1 thessalonians 5:22 reject every kind of evil. They have the same options that others have had. They can reject their evil ways and return to God or not. These are people who literally talk about leaving nothing for their children because they want to spend it for themselves. They have openly rejected God to replace him with "Science" which is statistically wrong more than 50% of the time. We are metaphorically walking in the wilderness right now because they didn't have faith in God and He is waiting for them to die. Vox doesn't hate the individual but the attitudes they have towards everyone else, including their own children.

Also, don't claim piety on the internet. Fast and pray by yourself in your own home and let God reward you for it. Doing what you did above is the only reward you will get now.

Blogger lord enlil February 28, 2021 1:23 PM  

Especially their hair. That's the worst part.

Blogger Opus February 28, 2021 1:29 PM  

I remember it as if it were yesterday. There I was on holiday in France with my transistor Radio and I listened late at night to a broadcast from England (so I suppose on the Medium Wave) of the Moon Landings, so I know it happened.

Is not Yellow Submarine one of Ringo's? - I was always charmed by his Octopus's Garden - not that I was EVER a Beatles fan and have never owned any of their discs - could not stand Love me Do, Can't buy me Love or She Loves You or Hey Jude - and don't get me started on one of the most awful songs ever - Imagine, yet Yesterday apparently the most recorded song ever comprises four seven (not eight) bar phrases yet it does not sound odd. One of the things that makes the Beatles stand out and that includes Yellow Sub is the variety of their songs not just generally but the trajectory over what was a mere seven years - the same cannot be said for The Stones or The Who or The Kinks though that may not be a bad thing. Still my own teacher - a reasonably distinguished composer - doubtless out of jealousy bought the sheet music of Hard Day's Night and showed me that the song ends with the wrong chord - I am afraid he was rather missing the wood for the trees. I was there however for Beatlemania and have never forgotten the first time and in a shop window I saw the iconic Beatles for Sale cover photo the one with their faces in half shadow. It may seem ordinary now but then... It was an extraordinary few years: England in the late fifties had a small record industry when it came to popular music. Most disc in the charts were American or British copies of American discs, indeed it was not unknown for three British artists to be competing against the American original in a bid to rise up the charts. Had anyone predicted that within a few years native British males and not formally musically trained (unlike songwriters like say Geoff Godard or Norrie Paramour) would not merely conquer the British charts with their own songs but the American charts too I would have thought the idea implausible and yet....

Duran squared are also of course a British band - and I do have two of their maxi singles, not that pop music is exactly my thing though I must express my gratitude to VD for drawing to my attention Baby Metal's Chocolate.

My beef against the boomers is that we produced Tony Blair. It was then that I realised conclusively that we had failed miserably. Things may have been a bit straight-laced when I was born - you youngsters may not realise how repressive post war British life was - at first even the Beatles came on stage in an office suit - but now matters have gone to the opposite extreme so you had and within a few years bands on stage like The Who smashing their equipment. How daft is that! It was after all the sixties that amongst other things saw the legalisation of Abortion, Homosexuality, Immigration and Divorce. I am not the only boomer I know who is somewhat appalled by what has happened. Of course it may have been different in America.

Blogger Daniel February 28, 2021 1:29 PM  

It is fitting that Boomer thinks his biggest accomplishment is watching the moon landing on television.

No surprise. These are the cretins who invented "do you remember where you were when something on teevee happened?"

Blogger Hammerli 280 February 28, 2021 1:32 PM  

I will merely observe that if you use 20 years as a generation, you will get false answers. Your sampling rate is about half what it should be. Think in 10-year groups, from mid-decade to mid-decade, and you will gain insight.

There's a reason why people born in the late 1950s and early 1960s loudly deny any association with the Boomers. Because they aren't Brat Boomers, they're Baby Busters. And if you think Vox dislikes Brat Boomers, talk to a Baby Buster. We get confused with those self-centered spendthrift twits.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei February 28, 2021 1:39 PM  

These boomers need to learn a basic principle: the exception proves the rule.

One Christian professor does not mean the academy saved.

Blogger Lee February 28, 2021 1:40 PM  

"trying to blame ideas instead of the people who believe and act on them."

I'm all for blaming (or crediting)the people that act on ideas, but leery of doing so for groups, or more specifically individuals lumped into groups. Not a fan of identity politics.

Blogger KingKrawFish February 28, 2021 1:44 PM  

When I was interested/involved in Ron Paul's campaigns for the GOP nomination in 2008 & 2012, BoomerCons informed me he wasn't sufficiently pro-Israel, that his America-first foreign-policy ideas were 'kooky & dangerous' (this after the BoomerCon idiots supported GWB's ruinous wars), and besides, he was 'unelectable' anyways.

RP represented everything BoomerCons claimed to want in a candidate, yet they chose John "Open Borders" McCain & Mitt "Father Of ACA" Romney instead.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella February 28, 2021 1:44 PM  

Don't blame rock and roll for Boomer evil. My parents are Boomers. They are fans of classical music. I, quite personally, loathe specific operas, for quite specific, personal, familiar reasons.

I have also had the privilege of refereeing a Christmas conversation between my mother and my adoptive female relative on who was actually trying to get me, personally, aborted. I could not tell you which one was lying about it, since they both continued on in their lives with the same thought lines- abortion for inconvenience for one, and a deep loathing of small children for the other. Older, non-Boomer relatives intervened pretty severely, to keep me alive until birth.

One member of Duran Duran is married to one of the founders of Juicy Couture. So, serious commitment to Los Angeles creative life.

Blogger Black Bird February 28, 2021 1:46 PM  

I was born in 56 and I was raised to Lov my country work hard respect my elders. He taught me that God is who should guide your life and Jesus died for my sins.
He was wounded in WWII and left two brothers in France.
My wife and I visited the Villages to look at a s potential place to retire some day. We RAN away totally disturb
At we saw. The biggest sand box in the world that made it known that CHILDREN aren’t WELCOME.
Total MeMe Me and then Me. It’s all shameful.
I can’t wait until it’s a waste land of houses empty because the next generation wants the children around.
They suck. I want to see my Kids every week.

Blogger Cobblestone February 28, 2021 1:49 PM  

I get there is a particular sort of self indulgent type you despise, just appears to me you are using a 500 pound bomb when a sniper rifle would do.

So generalizations are not okay? Got it. I’ll remember that the next time a boomer winges about the laziness of the younger generation.

Do I really need a sniper-rifle to detest boomers for their refusal to adapt to new technology? How many times do they holdup a checkout line because they insist on paying with checks, or struggle with using a P.O.S. at a checkout? In 2021?!? You don’t need a sniper rifle for that, boomer.

And don’t miss the irony of this when they talk about how super-smart they are. “Don’t you know- We wint two dah moon! Oh, hang on- do I swipe or insert my card? What’s it asking me now, I can’t even understand what it wants. Why can’t they just make’em all the same?” Happens every day.

BTW, the question that confounds them? It’s the P.O.S. asking if they want a paper receipt or an email receipt.

Blogger SJ February 28, 2021 1:52 PM  

They just took the birth control pills, aborted their children from their promiscuity, broke half of our families when we were children, and then put our future wives on birth control and taught them to act like beasts as well.

Blogger NRx February 28, 2021 1:54 PM  

Boomer music was a decline from early Silent Gen music (the best rock and roll was 1st generation pre Boomer stuff) but it was superior to what came after it. Music really started going downhill in the 90s, one should hate Boomerdom in music because Boomer music execs decided to kill Rock and Roll and the generally pretty good music of their era in favor of the shitty unmelodic popular music of today.

Blogger Balam February 28, 2021 1:55 PM  

@The Other Donald
''Yes, the "Me Generation" was a disaster which keeps on destroying, but it was not self-generating. Evil knows no generational bounds.''

Evil temptation is present in every earthly generation but Boomers bit into that hook harder than any generation before or since. Boomers never take responsibility for their ill deeds, it's always someone else's fault. (Of course when it's to DA MOOON they totally take all the credit)

''Officer I shouldn't be responsible for murdering that man because I didn't invent the gun, I merely shot up the store with it''

Pure cope. Do you notice that X'ers down to Zoomers aren't aborting as hard as Boomers were? Neither are they divorcing as much and a substantial amount are trying to push back against the overwhelming money power pozz of the Boomer. Boomers, Jews, bad news.

Blogger Pathfinderlight February 28, 2021 1:56 PM  

When I was a kid, boomer elders kept trying to say I need friends my own age. Why? Most people aren't my age. I don't see any reason to limit myself if I meet a good person from a different age group.

It's amazing how the boomer can prognosticate blaming others for their own latent racism, then turn around and apply age segregation like it isn't 20 times as stupid.

Blogger Shimshon February 28, 2021 2:02 PM  

My oldest first cousin, born in the early 50s, wasn't just a Communist. He was a full-on hard-core Trotskyite. He used to tell me stories of how our grandfather, who worked for the Tsar's family, fled Russia after the Revolution, and harbored a deep and lifelong hatred of all things left, used to get into heated arguments with him. My grandfather sounds like one of the few Jews who left Russia in that era that weren't Communist. If not the only one. He's that unusual, from the things I've read. It struck a deep nerve that his first grandchild turned out like that.

Then, in typical Boomer fashion, he discovered the joys of making money, and had the knack for making lots and lots of it in 70s and 80s in one of those get-rich-quick infomercial schemes in real estate with a pitch of a lecture for $10 and a huge up-sell of manuals on how to do so for $500. He was an incredible and powerful speaker, traveling the country, filling large halls, and minting money. Honestly, it's kind of revolting, although he never pointed a gun at anyone to separate them from their money. The information was real, but all freely available. Of course, in a market where property values are going up, it's hard not to make money.

Personally, he was always generous and kind to me, so there is that. But he is classic Boomer in nearly every way. Very self-absorbed and loves to talk and boast about his political connections etc, which were pretty substantial in the Bush and Trump eras. When we lived near each other for a time, always was eager to convince me, having become gone from assimilated to fully observant Jew, that he wasn't so different than me, with his barely half-hearted interest in it and his gentile wife. Has one daughter who is a lesbian with bad daddy issues and a child. Retch. Another kid is fairly well-adjusted and married to a person of the opposite sex with several children.

I have another Boomer cousin, his brother, who got into subprime loans to low income people back in the 90s, well before the housing bubble of the oughts. He too minted money, but not as much as his older brother. My non-boomer brother worked for him for a time. He hated the job, and even though he was good at it and there was nothing illegal going on, felt dirty taking advantage of people's naivete and greedy nature to talk them into loans they should not be taking.

He got out of that pretty quickly and moved into a clean line of work. It took some time to build his own business, but now he does very well creating beautiful things. It's not the kind of business a boomer would get into.

Blogger Stilicho February 28, 2021 2:22 PM  

Strauss and Howe are more accurate than Madison ave here. 60 to 77 is a better gauge of gen X as well. 77 to 94 works well for millenials and 94 to 11 appears that it will work for zyklon. 17 years is about as far as youn can reasonably stretch a generation and have any meaningful commonality between early and late cohorts. Boomers certainly want to expand the scope/size of the the their generation because it makes them feel more important.

Blogger A.D. February 28, 2021 2:23 PM  

He very very likely Faked his death.

Blogger Beardy Bear February 28, 2021 2:39 PM  

God hates the wicked. God is love. God is wrath.

"What manner of man ought ye to be? Behold, even as I am."

Go home boomer, to any of your empty, legacy desolate houses.

Blogger phil g February 28, 2021 2:49 PM  

Never saw it, thanks for the warning.

Blogger phil g February 28, 2021 2:53 PM  

Feels right. I was born in 62 and boomer stuff has always been a turn off.

Blogger Canadian Warlord February 28, 2021 2:59 PM  

@163. SJ
>>>"They just took the birth control pills, aborted their children from their promiscuity, broke half of our families when we were children, and then put our future wives on birth control and taught them to act like beasts as well."
This. The problem I've found with women is that so many of them are on drugs, not the boomer woodstock variety but the boomer pharmacist variety. Birth control is the gateway drug, and women go on it early. Once they walk through that door, the problems the pill causes now requires medication, and the problems that the pill causes in life (desolation, loneliness, urban centers becoming men graveyards) requires mood-altering medication.

The first step to repudiating boomer philosophy, is hating the effects of that philosophy. Hatred is a useful emotion when properly exploited. Notably it's what anti-depressants are there to cure us of...

Blogger phil g February 28, 2021 3:00 PM  

Never was a fan of the Beatles but I do like Ringo. He seems unaffected and non boomer. Of all the musicians of that era, he's the one that would seem to be the most fun to hang out with. He literally luck stumbled into fame and he doesn't deny it, isn't defensive about it and doesn't make excuses for it. He just seems to be happy and enjoys his good fortune. A man for all generations.

Blogger Lee February 28, 2021 3:07 PM  

I generally like the Beatles, Stones and such, but lordy how they got massively overplayed long after their sell by date. And DJ's wouldn't even play the b side, just the same hits over and over. I kinda think part of the reason Rush and talk radio in general took off was because people were so sick of it. Having said that, I don't think that Beatles era music was bad, just a new type of art in its infancy. By that I mean bands going electric, experimenting with synthesizers, wawa peddles and such. Things that have greatly refined over the decades, accounting for the music improving. Like how a modern Corvette is much more refined than the original doesn't mean in 1956 the Corvette wasn't awesome.

Nowadays what I like is along the lines of Alice in Chains, Godsmack, and Tool. Most pop music is revolting, and rap is a stain on humanity. Can't remember the last time I listened to a Beatles tune, and don't care if its a long time before I do.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( The first rule of Dunning-Kruger Club is that she don't know she's in Dunning-Kruger Club ) February 28, 2021 3:19 PM  

158. KingKrawFish February 28, 2021 1:44 PM
yet they chose John "Open Borders" McCain & Mitt "Father Of ACA" Romney instead.

did they?

primaries have been corrupt for a long, LONG time.

Blogger Amethyst Dominica February 28, 2021 3:22 PM  

How about those who argue that the Boomers were bad, but those who came after them were worse?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 28, 2021 3:26 PM  

Nobody hates the early Boomers as the late Boomers. You grew up into a world without options. We got to experience the opportunities being taken from us.

"Welcome to your new union job. We have a two-tier pay structure. Anybody hired before you gets $10/hour. You and anybody hired after you gets $6/hr. And a two-tier retirement plan. Anybody hired before you gets a retirement plan. You and anybody hired after you doesn't."

"You want to buy a car? Sure. No, you can't afford a new 1982. All those environmental protections we enacted in the 70's? Yeah, they've tripled the price of cars. At $6/hr, your choice is a 1968 Datsun B210 or a 1974 Ford LTD."

My brother bought his first house at he age of 22 for $1000 less than his annual salary. I bought my house when I was 52.

Blogger Didas Kalos February 28, 2021 3:28 PM  

@Hamerrli280. Ask how many people born 1955-1965 married and didn't divorce? Just for starters.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 28, 2021 3:28 PM  

The warehousing and even euthanization of boomers is perfectly justified by their acceptance, doing nothing effective about, and support of abortion.

Blogger Didas Kalos February 28, 2021 3:32 PM  

I hate what God hates! You should too!
Mill Stones for the pedophiles, and tar and feathers for the Boomers.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia February 28, 2021 3:56 PM  

VD wrote

if you are offended when younger generations exhibit their contempt for Boomers, then you are accepting culpability for all the many sins of your g-g-generation.

Offended? Heck no.

Amused and entertained actually.

Because it's quite remarkable, even astonishing, how much Swiftian intellectual firepower can be brought to bear on loathing the Other.

Always look forward to said disquisitions and resulting commentary.

Don't ever stop.

Blogger liberranter February 28, 2021 3:57 PM  

@124 deplorablecrone:

What you said.

Blogger Elder Son February 28, 2021 4:08 PM  

I'm a equal opportunity hater, regardless of age, sex, ethnos, generation. I'm don't care the why of peoples shitty character, or the excuses. People pretty much are where they are today, and they're not going to change, despite their wickedness and the wickedness evident all around them. There is no excuse anymore.

Now, someone up there in the comments mentioned something about dripping oozing colander love: But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Blogger M In The 517 February 28, 2021 4:08 PM  

Basically a stylized inverted cross.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 28, 2021 4:11 PM  

Brett baker wrote:if the Beatles had been a couple of Jewish guys from Brooklyn, they'd be regarded as pop music hacks, not The Greatest Band Ever.
Cause no one ever called Paul Simon or Bob Dylan the greatest ever.

Blogger Boomer for Life February 28, 2021 4:15 PM  

Al Gore invented the internet and he is a boomer.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella February 28, 2021 4:21 PM  

Storytime! Yay!

How's about my parents: one went to a private high school. One went to a public, blue collar high school in a small city. They both took Latin. They both attended segregated schools. They both got a competent mid-century education. They were prepared for life by ages 17. Then they went off to their destinies: college, military, family, more degrees, more professional licenses, the ability to fund all of their very,very,very bad life choices and selfish whims.

We, their children, got shipped off to relatives. They were "too busy" to raise their own children. Shipped back to them as teenagers. We, their children, were in fully integrated public schools in big cities. Did I mention fully integrated? Big city? Right next to a housing project? The school could not manage Latin, or math. It could not manage English, for crying out loud. I sat in a class full of people who graduated with degrees who could not read the word C-A-T.

My parents thought it was important for the work of social integration that their children go to fully integrated public schools. My parents felt guilty about riding the (safe) school bus past the black school bus headed to the black school, back when. Their jobs, of course, were functionally segregated by those delightful things like college degrees, professional licenses, and real estate choices. And Boomer cultural habits- just delightful restaurants, bookstores, cafes, shops.

They went to one PTA meeting, one, once. They were appalled at those terrible, awful, uncivilized, diverse shall we say?- parents. No clue that maybe the parents were more mature than the kids? No clue what it was like to sit in class with, well, every youtube video- dancing on desks, braiding hair, brawling, incompetent, illiterate, innumerate teachers.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 28, 2021 4:21 PM  

deplorablecrone wrote:Don't lump people together just because of their birth date, it's almost as bad as lumping people together because of their race.
You're obviously new here.
People can and should obviously grouped by various traits. We all do it ourselves, to ourselves. That's the whole point of identity. It's not even controversial. You do it yourself in your own comment.
It's only "problematic" when it reflects well on White Christians and/or males.
People are individuals.

Blogger Avalanche February 28, 2021 4:23 PM  

@12 "Nor were the silents."

Uh, count on your fingers, Shane. When the SILENTS stood and watched Hart-Celler become law, I was 14 (born in '56). I was NOT voting for waves and waves of immigration. (Neither, for that matter, were the silents!)

Don't attribute sole responsibility to ANY American generation for the (((actions))) that massively furthered the destruction of our nation. Certainly, the silents, and the boomers, and even some of the Xers, did nothing to stop the destruction. And yes, the boomers threw themselves into furthering the destruction, but that doesn't let off the hook those who ALSO did nothing to slow or stop the destruction.

Boomer-hate is certainly deserved, but the boomers were not the sole causes, actors, or facilitators... so don't let off others who stood by...

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 28, 2021 4:27 PM  

deplorablecrone wrote:Don't lump people together just because of their birth date, it's almost as bad as lumping people together because of their race.
Hell, even your name is a declaration of identity groups:
Deploarable: "Conservative, Trumps supporter, civnat, anti-racist"
Crone: "Feminist, over 60, possible neo-Pagan. If a Christian, the type of Christian woman that has a "ministry" at Church."

Blogger Bezzle February 28, 2021 4:27 PM  

@63. Johnnyv February 28, 2021 10:13 AM
And let's not forget the greatest boomer achievement of all time: the peace symbol!

The peace symbol (which always looked to me like the head of a carnivorous fly) was invented by the "greatest" Gerald Holtom (1914–1985), a British fellow-traveler.

Boomers were the first generation to be saturated in Cabal-run mass-media from the cradle (due to their parents' inexperience in knowing any better). They grew up on television, never knowing hardship. As metal they left the foundry without tempering, and were weak.

They are as they were made. It took the late-19th century "progressives" half a century of calculated effort to produce an enervated and helpless generation.

@125. Daniel February 28, 2021 12:14 PM
Do you know why Boomer invented the Feed the African Children porn charities? Because even as adults, they didnt want to clean their plates.

Virtually all communist-fronts and charities né Cabal money-laundering facilities were created before Boomers were in their teens, or had been born at all. E.g., Oxfam was created in 1942.

Blogger GammaCatch February 28, 2021 4:33 PM  

By the time I was 15, my mother had been with 5 men, that I knew of. By the time I was 20: My father, a lifelong hunter and fisherman, married a vegan SRF cult member, and threw out his entire past. Waited until my grandfather died to pull his stunt. Then they all fought over his money. They are a generation of secrets, lies, and hypocrisy.

Blogger Lee February 28, 2021 4:35 PM  

"People can and should obviously grouped by various traits."

Grouping by traits is not the problem. It's when you create an arbitrary group encompassing everyone born in a 20 period and then assuming they all share the same traits where the problem lies.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 28, 2021 4:41 PM  

@188 Ariadne
Holy shit thats bad, you could be the poster child.

Blogger Steve Canyon February 28, 2021 5:00 PM  

My only disagreement with the Beatles here is Hey Jude being the stupidest song ever. Not Yellow Submarine. That was a close second

Blogger ml chemist February 28, 2021 5:01 PM  

Lee wrote:

I'm all for blaming (or crediting)the people that act on ideas, but leery of doing so for groups, or more specifically individuals lumped into groups. Not a fan of identity politics.

That's your civnat cuck-think talking again.Thanks for all the immigration.You should have sunk their fucking ships.

Blogger FP February 28, 2021 5:12 PM  

White Knight Leo #0368 wrote:I've generally felt that some of what made Boomers what they are was the part where they lived under the shadow of nuclear annihilation: it's hard to care about the future OR the past when it might all be erased at any moment.

However, that's a hard excuse to continue with after the USSR collapsed, and yet many of them changed their behavior not a whit. Moreover, an explanation is not an excuse.

On that note, I also love my parents - they're wonderful people.

I ended up in an argument with a couple of boomers last year on this topic. Conservative ones no less. I would have thought it would be a shared experience, just 30 years apart.

According to them, it was "just different" or "more serious" than the nuke threat when I was a kid being taught the same duck and cover drills in elementary school in the 80s. Even as kids we wondered if they were pointless drills in case of nukes being launched. They might help in case of an earthquake but otherwise not so much help.

Blogger Gracie February 28, 2021 5:19 PM  

I don't know if it's true that we hate Boomers the most. I never really felt I belonged. As a cusper (64) I knew very early how f'd my position was in the demographic bubble I supposedly belonged to. Tried to date boomer guys, uh. I'll say I hated them first, ha.

Blogger Rocklea Marina February 28, 2021 5:23 PM  

Happy b-b-birthday Roger Daltrey. In celebration, every comment you make here adds a year to your life. Boomers only.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 28, 2021 5:25 PM  

Lee wrote:It's when you create an arbitrary group encompassing everyone born in a 20 period and then assuming they all share the same traits where the problem lies.
I realize I'm trying to instruct the willfully ignorant here, but If it doesn't apply to you, he's not talking about you. I was born in 1959, but I share very few traits with Boomers, and even fewer I'm not ashamed of. Therefore, Vox is not talking about me.
What part of "It's not when one was born that matters, but rather, one's identity and values" is difficult to understand?
This is exactly the narcissism and self-involvement that VD is talking about.

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