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So called boomers are hurt by the trends you young whippersnappers are complaining about just like everybody else. You look at the small percentage that are well off, and think the whole generation is in that position.

The number of baby boomers with big student loans is very high. They had to go back to school because their previous livelihood disappeared. People in this boat usually have minimal retirement savings, and they find the cost for rent or mortgage as unaffordable as it is for you. Medical expenses and insurance are very high.

The economy is not like it was in the 50's and 60's. Not for the millennials and gen Xers, and not for the boomers either.

That being said, it's possible to work hard to maximize income and minimize expenses, and move to places with the best income potential and cost of living. Stack cash and invest it, and in 30 years the next generation will complain about how oppressive you are to them.

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The communists realized they couldn't outright beat us, so they sent their best and brightest into academia. Might take a couple generations, but communist ideology is like a Hydra. Cut one head, two more appear.
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As a successful millennial from successful boomers, I pretty much don’t agree with anyone. I think the gen z’ers understand reality a lot better, probably from the lack of complete propaganda growing up. Kids today won’t just believe something because someone told them, they will search the internet themselves and make up their own minds.
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(09-06-2019 01:14 PM)Eazy_E Wrote:  As far as housing costs go, think about this. My grandfather was born in 1911. The US had 93 million people in it. The world was just under 2 billion. Now here in 2019, we've got 327 million in the US and we're speeding fast to 8 billon worldwide. In that time, how much extra land have we created? Stands to reason that if demand goes up by a factor of 3 on the same supply, price will go up a bit too.

It has less to do with that and is mostly due to the increased expansion of the money supply that leads to a decline in the purchasing power of the currency.
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(09-06-2019 03:10 PM)Swordfish1010 Wrote:  As a successful millennial from successful boomers, I pretty much don’t agree with anyone. I think the gen z’ers understand reality a lot better, probably from the lack of complete propaganda growing up. Kids today won’t just believe something because someone told them, they will search the internet themselves and make up their own minds.

Well said. I think this is the crucial point here. Due to the internet, there is at least the possibility of finding alternate (non dogmatic-agenda driven) information. That goes for everything from the Holocaust to female nature to health and dietary issues. (etc.)

When I look back at my 20 yo self, I realize just how duped and clueless I was on pretty much every subject. And the so called education I received (barring my biology degree later on) was utter BS. The value of all that information is really priceless, and we are lucky to have that available. Even though most people will remain blue pilled still, and of course it takes dedication and maybe some degree of intelligence (not that I`m super smart) to manuver the vastness of info available. The boomers pretty much had "one channel" to tune into.

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I'm a millennial and I'll basically inherit 8 properties from my parents and retire early. It's not fair but nothing is.
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(09-06-2019 04:13 PM)Que enspastic Wrote:  I'm a millennial and I'll basically inherit 8 properties from my parents and retire early. It's not fair but nothing is.

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Both Scorpion and the OP are correct. The Boomers are a selfish generation, who gave far less to their children than their parents did, but at the same time, the Boomers are just products of their age.

Ultimately, the extremely selfish, hedonistic behavior of Boomers is due to their parents. The "Greatest Generation," supposedly the generation beyond reproach, was actually the real event horizon in American life. Millions of American men were shipped all over the world as, essentially, Jewish Mercenaries, to go slaughter enemies of Jews all over the world in exchange for a big payoff (GI Bill, pensions, etc).

While Americans are brainwashed today to believe the military is a patriotic duty, of course this is all bullshit as America has never faced any serious invasion or war. All of America's wars were for profit, and when a country is routinely turning tens of millions of its best men into trained murderers, then the social, psychological, and cultural effects will be ultra severe.

What you see in the Boomer generation isn't the cause of America's decline, but the symptoms of America's decline, produced from the "Greatest Generation," which is just propaganda for America's killer generation of men who were deceived into murdering for profit. America never needed to be in either WW1 or WW2, and yet were inexplicably pulled in against all odds, transforming America from a country of sleepy Christian farmers into ambitious, agnostic, Imperialists.

Just as James Madison predicted,

Quote:Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

—James Madison, Political Observations, Apr. 20, 1795 in: Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, vol. 4, p. 491 (1865)

...war would be the destruction of America. We have maintained a permanent military operation since WW2, and 80 years on our entire country has rotted out, financially, culturally, and spiritually. The war machine consumes our way of life in ways no one here can begin to understand; and now America is completely dependent on its military just to survive, having made so many enemies all over the world. Trump had to bargain for a massive military budget just so he could scrape some funds from it to pay for a measly border wall. Think of how doomed we are as a society for things to get this bad?

As to how and why America was conned into WW1 and WW2 are topics for another thread, but when considering the Boomers we obviously must consider who raised them. In the 1940's, for example, divorce rates skyrocketed to all time highs (for their time). Adultery became rampant.

Work backwards from the sins of the Boomers to understand just how fucked up the generation before them was. As the good book says,

Quote:for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me

Sins present in one generation are punishments for an earlier crime - not because God is hateful, but because he knows sinful people raise broken kids (such as the Boomers) and God is jealous enough not to help. He lets us destroy our children because He wants us those children to return to him, and stay loyal and faithful to him. After we inflict enough pain on ourselves and realize our error, we return and He forgives. But He is jealous and demands apologies and repentance to show we are ready to be good servants once again.

God teaches through pain and punishment, the same way a parent can teach a rebellious child by letting the child hurt itself until it listens to the parent. Likewise it falls upon us, as the fourth generation out from WW1, to learn from the pain our parents inflicted upon us today if we wish to correct the foundations for the future. Returning to Christ's teachings is the only way.

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(09-06-2019 04:13 PM)Que enspastic Wrote:  I'm a millennial and I'll basically inherit 8 properties from my parents and retire early. It's not fair but nothing is.

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There are two things people are missing who never lived in those times.

The first is that there was a mandatory draft during the 1960s and 1970s, whereas today there is a voluntary army, and you aren't required to serve in the military. My cousin went to Vietnam and was badly wounded. He still has an operation every few years, so I don't think it was a big advantage for him to be a boomer.

The other was that the cold war was the predominant narrative whereas today most of you don't have a clue what that means. The World War II generation, just fresh from war were convinced that Vietnam should be fought to prevent the spread of communism. There have been books written describing the tunnel vision created by the domino theory. The Vietnam war was the wedge the left used to gain power.

Also, when I graduated from college, I couldn't get a job, so I continued to graduate school and got advanced degrees before I was employed. Yes, there were recessions then and jobs weren't growing on trees.

The other thing, is most people today, even boomers, don't have pensions. What's worse, you can't get any return from bonds because of the low interest rates. In the 1970s people could retire with a million dollars and live off of interest. Today, we are headed for negative interest rates. That means you either have to gamble your money in the market or pay the bank to keep it. If you have a million dollars, you are poor. So, boomers retiring today are in real trouble along with everyone else. The only reason the market goes up is because of low interest rates. The economy is a fraud. Trump actually doesn't understand economics, with his pressuring the Fed to lower interest rates even more.

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(09-06-2019 01:25 PM)sanbruno Wrote:  
(09-06-2019 01:14 PM)Eazy_E Wrote:  As far as housing costs go, think about this. My grandfather was born in 1911. The US had 93 million people in it. The world was just under 2 billion. Now here in 2019, we've got 327 million in the US and we're speeding fast to 8 billon worldwide. In that time, how much extra land have we created? Stands to reason that if demand goes up by a factor of 3 on the same supply, price will go up a bit too.

The US has no shortage of developable land. RE prices are what they are primarily due to low interest rates and all the perverse incentives that artificially drive up RE as an asset.

Don't forget all the obnoxious zoning and blocking of transportation infrastructure that make building new housing next to impossible in increasingly large sections of the country.
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Supposing there’s a neurotic, difficult child. One school of thought is to beat him up, bang him about, then maybe he’ll change. Then they said, “Oh no, that’s not fair to the child, to beat him up, because it was his parents. No, they didn’t bring him up properly!”

And then they say, “Well, punish the parents!”

Well, the parents say, “Excuse me, our parents were neurotic too, and they brought us up badly so we couldn’t help what we did.” And the grandparents are dead, we can’t get at them, and in any case, supposing we could, we would cast the whole blame back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

They started all this nonsense!

But then Eve would say, “No the Serpent tempted me and I did eat and it was the Serpent’s fault!”

Well, you know, when GOD, in the story of Genesis, asked Eve, “Thou eateth of the Fruit of the Tree where art I told thee thou shouldst not eat?” she said, “Oh, but the Serpent tempted me and I did eat!”

GOD looked at the Serpent, and the Serpent didn’t make any excuse.

He probably winked.

Because the Serpent, being an Angel, was wise enough to know where the present begins.

So, you see, if you insist on being moved, being determined by the past, that’s your game.

But the fact of the matter is...

It all starts right now.

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(09-06-2019 07:58 AM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  Hear hear.
I'm gaining enough self awareness to wonder honestly what I would have done with all that abundance,

As a boomer I can clearly state, my wife took it all off me in the divorce.
Same for most of my boomer friends.
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(09-06-2019 06:58 PM)Samseau Wrote:  Both Scorpion and the OP are correct. The Boomers are a selfish generation, who gave far less to their children than their parents did, but at the same time, the Boomers are just products of their age.

Ultimately, the extremely selfish, hedonistic behavior of Boomers is due to their parents. The "Greatest Generation," supposedly the generation beyond reproach, was actually the real event horizon in American life. Millions of American men were shipped all over the world as, essentially, Jewish Mercenaries, to go slaughter enemies of Jews all over the world in exchange for a big payoff (GI Bill, pensions, etc).

While Americans are brainwashed today to believe the military is a patriotic duty, of course this is all bullshit as America has never faced any serious invasion or war. All of America's wars were for profit, and when a country is routinely turning tens of millions of its best men into trained murderers, then the social, psychological, and cultural effects will be ultra severe.

What you see in the Boomer generation isn't the cause of America's decline, but the symptoms of America's decline, produced from the "Greatest Generation," which is just propaganda for America's killer generation of men who were deceived into murdering for profit. America never needed to be in either WW1 or WW2, and yet were inexplicably pulled in against all odds, transforming America from a country of sleepy Christian farmers into ambitious, agnostic, Imperialists.

Just as James Madison predicted,

Quote:Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

—James Madison, Political Observations, Apr. 20, 1795 in: Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, vol. 4, p. 491 (1865)

...war would be the destruction of America. We have maintained a permanent military operation since WW2, and 80 years on our entire country has rotted out, financially, culturally, and spiritually. The war machine consumes our way of life in ways no one here can begin to understand; and now America is completely dependent on its military just to survive, having made so many enemies all over the world. Trump had to bargain for a massive military budget just so he could scrape some funds from it to pay for a measly border wall. Think of how doomed we are as a society for things to get this bad?

As to how and why America was conned into WW1 and WW2 are topics for another thread, but when considering the Boomers we obviously must consider who raised them. In the 1940's, for example, divorce rates skyrocketed to all time highs (for their time). Adultery became rampant.

Work backwards from the sins of the Boomers to understand just how fucked up the generation before them was. As the good book says,

Quote:for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me

Sins present in one generation are punishments for an earlier crime - not because God is hateful, but because he knows sinful people raise broken kids (such as the Boomers) and God is jealous enough not to help. He lets us destroy our children because He wants us those children to return to him, and stay loyal and faithful to him. After we inflict enough pain on ourselves and realize our error, we return and He forgives. But He is jealous and demands apologies and repentance to show we are ready to be good servants once again.

God teaches through pain and punishment, the same way a parent can teach a rebellious child by letting the child hurt itself until it listens to the parent. Likewise it falls upon us, as the fourth generation out from WW1, to learn from the pain our parents inflicted upon us today if we wish to correct the foundations for the future. Returning to Christ's teachings is the only way.

I agree, however, you are not commenting on the root cause of why WWI/WWII existed and lasted so long. America was taken off the gold standard and created a central bank, the fed, during this time. Before, you could only fund war based on how much money you had. After the central bank was created and gold was made illegal for citizens to own, they could fund these wars perpetually, with no regard to cost. Everyone would pay for it indirectly though inflation.
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Wow - quite surprised at the amount of boomer defense on this thread. I'd imagine many members have boomer friends/family that are tainting the objective lens. It seems the forum's consensus is that boomers, in fact, were the victims, and simply born into circumstances that led them to general financial success. I see this as only a small part of the picture, however.

What about all of the accumulated wisdom of the past millenia? It seems - for the most part - that the boomers failed to pass on ancient oral traditions to the next generation. That's thousands of years of red-pill wisdom gone up in smoke. As a result, you have all these nu-males running around aimlessly like the headless horsemen, without any solid red-pill wisdom to guide them through life. This, again, plays into the fact that boomers as a whole did not give a shit about their offspring, and by extension, their offsprings'futures. For all the words spilled into this thread, I have yet to see a single post addressing their wrongdoings - all I've been reading is justifications for why they're so selfish ("They were brainwashed, bro!"). On what planet does that make it acceptable to throw your kids under a bus? No matter how fried someone's brain is, be it from TV/communism/Marxism, etc., the basic premise of improving the lot for the next generation remain top priority. This basic premise is fundamental reason we continued to progress as a species. What's their justification in failing to do this?
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(09-06-2019 10:03 PM)Sherman Wrote:  There are two things people are missing who never lived in those times.

The first is that there was a mandatory draft during the 1960s and 1970s, whereas today there is a voluntary army, and you aren't required to serve in the military. My cousin went to Vietnam and was badly wounded. He still has an operation every few years, so I don't think it was a big advantage for him to be a boomer.

The other was that the cold war was the predominant narrative whereas today most of you don't have a clue what that means. The World War II generation, just fresh from war were convinced that Vietnam should be fought to prevent the spread of communism. There have been books written describing the tunnel vision created by the domino theory. The Vietnam war was the wedge the left used to gain power.

Also, when I graduated from college, I couldn't get a job, so I continued to graduate school and got advanced degrees before I was employed. Yes, there were recessions then and jobs weren't growing on trees.

The other thing, is most people today, even boomers, don't have pensions. What's worse, you can't get any return from bonds because of the low interest rates. In the 1970s people could retire with a million dollars and live off of interest. Today, we are headed for negative interest rates. That means you either have to gamble your money in the market or pay the bank to keep it. If you have a million dollars, you are poor. So, boomers retiring today are in real trouble along with everyone else. The only reason the market goes up is because of low interest rates. The economy is a fraud. Trump actually doesn't understand economics, with his pressuring the Fed to lower interest rates even more.

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(09-06-2019 10:08 AM)scorpion Wrote:  Once again, the Boomers did not begin to accumulate any appreciable cultural and political power until the mid-late 1980s, when the earliest Boomers were around 40. Bill Clinton was the first Boomer elected President. That was 1992. All of the socio-cultural symptoms of decline were well underway by the time the Boomers came to power. Please explain how it was Boomers who passed the Immigration Act of 1965, entangled the U.S. in Vietnam (1968), legalized abortion (1973), invented the birth control pill (1960), and passed no-fault divorce laws (1970s). All of those things happened while Boomers had zero political and institutional power. Economically, average wages peaked in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s and have remained flat since. Again, this was before the Boomers came to power.

Boomers are basically the spoiled rich kids of history. They benefited from being born into the post WW2 period of American prosperity and grew into adulthood at the dawn of the computer age and the explosion of the financial markets. They're probably the most economically well-off generation in the history of mankind. But that's just how it is. They didn't ask to be born when and where they were. They just got lucky. The mistake is believing that if you had been born in their circumstances that you would have behaved any differently than the average Boomer. You most certainly wouldn't have. You can spend the rest of your life complaining that you don't have it as easy as your parents did ("Fuck you, dad!") or you can get on with it and do the best you can for yourself and your posterity. Accept the fact that the Boomers were an outlier generation in history. Their prosperity was artificial and couldn't last. We're simply returning to a more normal state of human affairs, when most people struggled to get by day to day, and prosperity was the exception, not the rule.

Absolutely correct - the "Greatest Generation" who fought in WWII initiated most of the legal changes and even they are hardly guilty of anything.

The globohomos were fully in charge back then and no generation was consulted on anything. They were sold a bunch of lies that nothing would change. Boomers were just as indoctrinated as the current SJW Millennials - only to their level of the agenda.
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(09-07-2019 02:22 AM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  Wow - quite surprised at the amount of boomer defense on this thread. I'd imagine many members have boomer friends/family that are tainting the objective lens. It seems the forum's consensus is that boomers, in fact, were the victims, and simply born into circumstances that led them to general financial success. I see this as only a small part of the picture, however.

What about all of the accumulated wisdom of the past millenia? It seems - for the most part - that the boomers failed to pass on ancient oral traditions to the next generation. That's thousands of years of red-pill wisdom gone up in smoke. As a result, you have all these nu-males running around aimlessly like the headless horsemen, without any solid red-pill wisdom to guide them through life. This, again, plays into the fact that boomers as a whole did not give a shit about their offspring, and by extension, their offsprings'futures. For all the words spilled into this thread, I have yet to see a single post addressing their wrongdoings - all I've been reading is justifications for why they're so selfish ("They were brainwashed, bro!"). On what planet does that make it acceptable to throw your kids under a bus? No matter how fried someone's brain is, be it from TV/communism/Marxism, etc., the basic premise of improving the lot for the next generation remain top priority. This basic premise is fundamental reason we continued to progress as a species. What's their justification in failing to do this?

No, they weren't victims, but they weren't created in a vacuum either. The faults of the Boomers were generations in the making. Doesn't make sense to blame them when their parents were terrible.

Boomer's parents, on the other hand, were among the most brainwashed people of all time. They believed the words of FDR like gospel over the radio, when in fact FDR was destroying America and transforming it into an empire.

I'd say the Boomers were right to rebel against their parents, but unfortunately they did not know how to rebel. They threw the baby out with the bathwater by rejecting Christ and turning to hedonism. In reality they needed to reaffirm Christ and the Constitution and vote for hard liners to restore things, but it was too easy to corrupt this generation with TV and music. Jews win because they appeal to vices and America had become extremely vicious after WW2.

Quote:I agree, however, you are not commenting on the root cause of why WWI/WWII existed and lasted so long. America was taken off the gold standard and created a central bank, the fed, during this time. Before, you could only fund war based on how much money you had. After the central bank was created and gold was made illegal for citizens to own, they could fund these wars perpetually, with no regard to cost. Everyone would pay for it indirectly though inflation.

Yes, but no one understood what a central bank was, back in 1917, or how it mattered.

Unfortunately, it shouldn't have been up to the masses; the founders of America should have created a clause to forbid central banks in the Constitution. This would have required an amendment to create the Fed, which would have at least given the people a chance.

Given how many shitty amendments have been passed, however, I am not sure it would have made much of a difference in the long run.

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(09-06-2019 08:57 AM)scorpion Wrote:  Boomer hate is tiresome and unproductive. Boomers themselves were born from 1946 - 1965. They had no hand in manufacturing or even shaping the vast majority of the social, political and economic trends that currently bedevil us, most of which were well underway when the Boomers themselves were all under 25 and held basically no power in society. Did the Boomers enjoy a certain prosperity bubble that Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z likely will not? Yes. Is that their fault? No. They just got lucky.

Boomer-hating is a popular pastime, but it's transparently nothing but sour grapes. Instead of bitching about the fat, dumb boomer who retired with a nice pension you'll never have, instead think about your ancestors who lived before the 20th century. Their lives were extremely tough. No electricity, no plumbing, no modern medicine. Child mortality of approximately 50%. Life was defined by struggle, hardship and pain. God, family and community were all that you had. Materially, they were unquestionably far poorer than we are now. But they were much richer spiritually and socially. However, I doubt if push came to shove that any of the Gen Zs or Millennials would actually want to trade places with their great-great-grandfathers. That would require pain and sacrifice. They'll gladly bitch your ear off about how easy the Boomers had it compared to them, though.
There's so much anger inducing bullshit in this steaming pile of a thread I hardly know where to begin. Even a reasoned post such as this has flaws where it pertains to economics. The luckiest people money wise were those born between 1920-45. That would be the tail end of the so called "greatest generation" and all of the so called "silent generation." They were mostly too young to have a meaningful job during the Depression, some of them not even born yet. When they came of age the greatest economic expansion in the country's history was in full force. What a time to be working a good job and building wealth in the period from 1946-73 when real incomes more than doubled even accounting for inflation. Those were the folks who had it good. Since 1973 household income has mostly gone sideways. Additionally there were savage recessions in the mid 70's and early 80's. Look it up if you think I'm full of it. Blue collar boomers got royally screwed. Some of my generation did make off like bandits but that was due to the beginning of the two tiered economic system that over two generations has squeezed the middle class almost to death. Y'all seem to think that sliver of well to do boomers was the norm rather than the exception. You seem to ignore the fact that boomers and what is left of the silent generation kept you know who from getting elected President.

I won't argue that things aren't a mess. They're worse than a mess they are dire. Boomer this boomer that Jews rule the world, blah blah blah. It gets tiresome. I am a boomer and I grew up with Jews grades 1-9. I'm old and I know what has happened. I saw it and sometimes I lived it. This pathetic crabs in the bucket syndrome is one reason why the Elites are always winning, always two or three steps ahead of us. On the verge of complete and total hegemony.

I'm sorry if some of you had asshole boomer parents. My parents weren't so hot, mom gets a pass as she died young. I don't hate their generation. I think the silents were for the most part good hard working salt of the earth Americans. Even if the silents really started the whole counter culture thing.
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(09-07-2019 02:22 AM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  Wow - quite surprised at the amount of boomer defense on this thread. I'd imagine many members have boomer friends/family that are tainting the objective lens. It seems the forum's consensus is that boomers, in fact, were the victims, and simply born into circumstances that led them to general financial success. I see this as only a small part of the picture, however.

What about all of the accumulated wisdom of the past millenia? It seems - for the most part - that the boomers failed to pass on ancient oral traditions to the next generation. That's thousands of years of red-pill wisdom gone up in smoke. As a result, you have all these nu-males running around aimlessly like the headless horsemen, without any solid red-pill wisdom to guide them through life. This, again, plays into the fact that boomers as a whole did not give a shit about their offspring, and by extension, their offsprings'futures. For all the words spilled into this thread, I have yet to see a single post addressing their wrongdoings - all I've been reading is justifications for why they're so selfish ("They were brainwashed, bro!"). On what planet does that make it acceptable to throw your kids under a bus? No matter how fried someone's brain is, be it from TV/communism/Marxism, etc., the basic premise of improving the lot for the next generation remain top priority. This basic premise is fundamental reason we continued to progress as a species. What's their justification in failing to do this?

At the end of the day, we're just talking about people. These generational labels are just arbitrary constructs. People are what they are. They're weak. They're shortsighted. They make mistakes. Do you really think you're morally superior to the average Boomer? That you're somehow better or stronger or wiser? If you are actually any of those things, guess what - it's not a consequence of anything you did. It's because you happened to be born at a time when you could take advantage of certain opportunities to develop those capacities.

The Boomers did not grow up with the internet. They grew up with three television channels, the radio and public libraries. All they knew is what they were told. For most people, that's good enough. That's not a failing unique to the Boomers, that's just how human brains are wired. If most people have a decent job, food on the table and can provide a healthy environment for their children to grow up in, they aren't going to be too concerned about much else, especially not long-term societal trends (which they have no personal control over anyway).

There is simply no reason to be angry at the Boomers or to adopt some kind of victim posture. History is nothing but a record of human beings fucking up, picking up the pieces and then starting over again. You seem to be under the illusion that the world owes you something, and you're angry because it didn't provide it. But you don't live in a utopian world. And nobody owes you anything. You were guaranteed nothing when you came into this world. So what if the Boomers maybe were kind of a shitty, entitled generation? Tough shit. It is what it is. You can complain about it or accept it and move on.

The irony is that sitting around and complaining about how bad the Boomers are is exactly the sort of behavior these whiners attribute to the Boomers themselves (short-sighted, narcissistic, unproductive). If you're going to declare that the Boomers failed to live up to a certain standard of behavior, you'd do well to at least live up to it yourself. If you really hate the Boomers, the correct response is not to sit around and endlessly whine about how bad they were, it's to take action and live your life with the deliberate intention of not making the same mistakes they did.

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Are the 'Greatest Generation" the real Boomers?

And what about the Silent Generation? What are they hiding?
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(09-07-2019 02:22 AM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  Wow - quite surprised at the amount of boomer defense on this thread. I'd imagine many members have boomer friends/family that are tainting the objective lens. It seems the forum's consensus is that boomers, in fact, were the victims, and simply born into circumstances that led them to general financial success. I see this as only a small part of the picture, however.

What about all of the accumulated wisdom of the past millenia? It seems - for the most part - that the boomers failed to pass on ancient oral traditions to the next generation. That's thousands of years of red-pill wisdom gone up in smoke. As a result, you have all these nu-males running around aimlessly like the headless horsemen, without any solid red-pill wisdom to guide them through life. This, again, plays into the fact that boomers as a whole did not give a shit about their offspring, and by extension, their offsprings'futures. For all the words spilled into this thread, I have yet to see a single post addressing their wrongdoings - all I've been reading is justifications for why they're so selfish ("They were brainwashed, bro!"). On what planet does that make it acceptable to throw your kids under a bus? No matter how fried someone's brain is, be it from TV/communism/Marxism, etc., the basic premise of improving the lot for the next generation remain top priority. This basic premise is fundamental reason we continued to progress as a species. What's their justification in failing to do this?

At the end of the day, we're just talking about people. These generational labels are just arbitrary constructs. People are what they are. They're weak. They're shortsighted. They make mistakes. Do you really think you're morally superior to the average Boomer? That you're somehow better or stronger or wiser? If you are actually any of those things, guess what - it's not a consequence of anything you did. It's because you happened to be born at a time when you could take advantage of certain opportunities to develop those capacities.

The Boomers did not grow up with the internet. They grew up with three television channels, the radio and public libraries. All they knew is what they were told. For most people, that's good enough. That's not a failing unique to the Boomers, that's just how human brains are wired. If most people have a decent job, food on the table and can provide a healthy environment for their children to grow up in, they aren't going to be too concerned about much else, especially not long-term societal trends (which they have no personal control over anyway).

There is simply no reason to be angry at the Boomers or to adopt some kind of victim posture. History is nothing but a record of human beings fucking up, picking up the pieces and then starting over again. You seem to be under the illusion that the world owes you something, and you're angry because it didn't provide it. But you don't live in a utopian world. And nobody owes you anything. You were guaranteed nothing when you came into this world. So what if the Boomers maybe were kind of a shitty, entitled generation? Tough shit. It is what it is. You can complain about it or accept it and move on.

The irony is that sitting around and complaining about how bad the Boomers are is exactly the sort of behavior these whiners attribute to the Boomers themselves (short-sighted, narcissistic, unproductive). If you're going to declare that the Boomers failed to live up to a certain standard of behavior, you'd do well to at least live up to it yourself. If you really hate the Boomers, the correct response is not to sit around and endlessly whine about how bad they were, it's to take action and live your life with the deliberate intention of not making the same mistakes they did.

Also early childhood memories are more deeply rooted in your subconscious, so it is easier to program people when you get them young, than trying to change a baby boomer now with an Internet forum post once they are already old. I think that is my biggest issue with boomers, their sheer arrogance about knowing how the world "really" works.
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The boomer thing is exaggerated, it’s really only 15-20 years generation gap

In 1997, the average home in the capital cost about 4.5 times the salary of a London teacher.

However, latest figures from Halifax show the price of an average London property now stands at £458,000, more than 11 times the typical salary of a local teacher.

London teachers from 1997 live in a different dimension from their peers of 2012, one set on the property ladder with a huge chunk of wealth, the others living like serfs
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The US media and entertainment was already in full control of the globohomos around 1910-1920s. You could start and blame the generation born in the 1870s-1880s for not preventing them. Or you could go further down the timeline...

No one among the Millennials would behave differently if you were born in the 1950s instead of the Boomers.

It's not as if the Boomers were behaving like the Nauru pacific islanders who literally threw all their wealth away:





In their case then yes - they knew that the bonanza would last for 4 decades max and they burned through most of it.

In reality the Greatest Generation allowed the most destructive votes and not the Boomers. And even they were lied and manipulated constantly. Yes - it was a time of unprecedented prosperity. And this is also a result of the contribution of the Silent Generation and the Greatest Generation for having fought for high wages and good labor conditions. Later the people took this for granted, but it's nowhere near the level of nations like the Nauru who wouldn't think forward similarly to the Norwegians putting aside huge fortunes in giant trust funds.

And keep in mind - it took the globalists generations to indoctrinate the people, go from the 1910s to the 1960s until they could arrive at the current Marxist Millennials. And even they are not the end-product.
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Although it doesn't match the population trend, Sailer noted recently those born 1940-1960 were really the ones more culturally similar. Most of the Woodstock performers were born before 1946.

I've always seen two general types of Boomers... a large minority thought Woodstock was world-changing, Watergate critical, etc. The others liked the music but didn't buy all the other stuff and are solid citizens. One thing that I have seen with most of them are (a) a hatred of formality expressed in clothing, music, style of worship, etc, and (b) a lack of parental discipline, perhaps as an over-reaction to remote men who lived through depression and war. Thus the snowflakes. The Boomers were the first high-leisure generation. The US was the world power after WWII, we had the introduction of television (subversion), and lots of free time thanks to mass dishwashers, freezers, etc. We know that idle hands are the devil's workshop and so it is today as well. Then when the gov't took the US fully off gold in 1971 and resulting inflation, we had mothers going out into the workforce and leaving kids to get into more trouble.
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