On 'Boomer' Bashing...
Warning: Rant ahead.
Full disclosure: I'm a 'Baby Boomer.' Born in 1955.
Some basic facts on me: Educated 50/50 in private and public schools. Entered the military 1 week post high school graduation. No safety net. I either made it in the military or I was on my own. No 'transition' space was offered or asked for. Was eligible for welfare (while in the active duty military as a staff NCO) until Reagan gave all branches an across the board 14% pay raise in '81. Never took a dime of welfare money. Worked part-time during 'off duty' hours to make ends meet. Retired as a Master Sergeant; had a job the day I became 'retired.' Not been out of a job for more than a short while (twice, because I moved), been politically astute and active, registered voter, father of two productive adult children, grandfather to eight. I raised my children to make their own lives and depend upon no one else. Just. As. I. Did. I also support various charities from church to 'anti-infanticide' organizations. I'm no different from MILLIONS of my generation. That makes me a 'trad-American,' in my book. The kind that still gets goose flesh when listening to the National Anthem. The kind that still believes the Constitution works, when the People enforce it.
Now, all you boomer bashers, I have a few rhetorical questions for you (and if you choose to comment, reasoned, rational dialogue welcome, however, you go vitriolic or ad hominem, your comment won't see the light of day AND you'll be banned):
- What exactly do you have against what I've described that MILLIONS of Americans of my generation did?
- What exactly have YOU done that's so much better?
- What problems have YOU solved?
The country is falling apart on YOUR watch. The most tyrannical government we've ever had is being shepherded by Millennials and Gen X'rs. The most diabolical surveillance state ever witnessed on this planet was developed on YOUR watch. "Karen" is YOUR daughter, not ours.
It's easy to lay a blanket of blame on a generation that 99% of which had absolutely ZERO control on events or reactions to those events, except to hunker down and keep those who we are charged with protecting, protected.
Ya might want to clean up your own house before you start laying shit on other peoples' doorsteps.
PS: When you finally have the balls to act out your 'Day of the Pillow' fantasy, you MIGHT just find that I have a .45ACP under mine....and you'll feel it...for a second, as the barrel presses against your forehead. Just sayin'....