After having lived 40 years as one of their offspring, the only conclusion I can draw by now is that, as opposed to the generation before, which was labeled the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers officially made it as the worst generation so far.
Let me get this straight. It was the 60s, and Baby Boomers were in their very late teens, or started their adulthood. But they weren’t really into this whole working for a living thing, didn’t want to do what their parents did, found society greedy and selfish. Basically unfair.
So they proceeded to turn said society on its head, from the political/social values and financial standpoints, at the very least. Well… Really what most of them did was bitch and complain until society changed for them, while the previous generation was still in control/power.
Mind you, most of the talking points sounded great at the time: we should help one another (especially financially, when they needed it), we’re a whole, not decoupled individuals. War is bad (when they risked having to go), and so on. And they still do sound great, from the perspective of someone like I, who was raised to believe and taught just that all of my life.
But what it really translated to is that they whined until they got exactly what was best for themselves. And they sure proceeded to use and abuse it all over the next 4 decades, as national and individual debt levels show.
So, we’re now 40-50 years or so later, and now that same generation is in power (politically and financially). They got all the subsidies they could have potentially wished for for all that time, mainly just to shut them up. They even made up some new ones as they went because it suited them, etc.
But now they no longer have kids at home. They don’t really need social and financial support, because they’re out of the woods, about to or already retired. So let’s just go ahead and cut all of those services they so enjoyed, so the next generations don’t get the support, since they’d now have to pay for that. “Let’s now all vote Conservative. You know, to preserve and bring back those old ways we fought so hard to get rid of when we were young!”
Well, when I say cut, it’s not entirely true. They’re not looking to cut any of the old age pensions and such yet. Why would they? They need that now. What they suggest is that we should keep paying for them, until they’re done, and then just stop. But be stuck with their debt.
Also, while they’re at it, why not get into war mongering mode, since they’re way past the potential draft age range. Who cares? Right? War builds character in young men (if they survive it). They know, they went to war too! Oh, wait, no, they dodged those too… Never mind…
I’m 40 now, and what I’m facing downward is generations that are looking at this whole thing and, with the great benefit of insight 20-20 my generation didn’t get because it happened while we had nothing to say about it, go and tell my generation: “you got screwed dudes, but we’re not gonna”. And you know what? I get them. But, my generation is going to pay for the previous one, and the next ones are telling us they won’t pay for us.
- Baby Boomers have been the most selfish, self-centered, hypocritical generation to walk this Earth (so far)
- My generation is going to get it both up the ass, and in the mouth.
- And with our track record, we’re just going to let them…
Thanks guys. I’m so glad, and so very proud, to be one of your sons…
Oh, and a loud, resounding FUCK YOU ALL!