The Baby Boomer Question

What do you suggest that they do?

The people of America have just been along for the ride ever since Lincoln declared that a State which voluntarily joined the Union couldn't voluntarily leave the union.

All of this blame placed on one generation is ridiculous. The big picture is, once a huge, powerful central government takes control of a nation, the people of that nation are just along for the ride.

What's going on started long before the Boomer generation. I don't know how far back one would have to look to see the beginning of it--Ancient Rome?
They have a choice to make and they make it every day, just like the rest of us here.

Hear that the average income in the USA is $55,000 and the average home price is $500,000 v. it was almost 1:2 when they were young adults and then make that choice....

#1) Cowardly - Not my problem, Fox News, Chinese communists, High Fructose Corn Syrup in their A/C while playing on Facebook.

#2) Brave - How the hell did this happen? No really, how did it get this bad? Who did this? And when told they listen and actually care about how to start fixing it.

The boomers have so much more wealth than the rest of us combined, and far more wealth in one generation per society than anyone generation before them. It used to be very even spread, but now it is all bloated in their generation. It is up to them to make that choice. I don't blame them for not stopping this in 1985. I was alive in 1985 and I was completely unaware of any of this until 2016. I blame them for being this far down the path (2022 and obvious societal collapse) and saying "not my problem" while they live a life that 90%+ of younger people will NEVER be able to afford and knowing this to be true and still not caring.
 
They have a choice to make and they make it every day, just like the rest of us here.

Hear that the average income in the USA is $55,000 and the average home price is $500,000 v. it was almost 1:2 when they were young adults and then make that choice....

#1) Cowardly - Not my problem, Fox News, Chinese communists, High Fructose Corn Syrup in their A/C while playing on Facebook.

#2) Brave - How the hell did this happen? No really, how did it get this bad? Who did this? And when told they listen and actually care about how to start fixing it.

The boomers have so much more wealth than the rest of us combined, and far more wealth in one generation per society than anyone generation before them. It used to be very even spread, but now it is all bloated in their generation. It is up to them to make that choice. I don't blame them for not stopping this in 1985. I was alive in 1985 and I was completely unaware of any of this until 2016. I blame them for being this far down the path (2022 and obvious societal collapse) and saying "not my problem" while they live a life that 90%+ of younger people will NEVER be able to afford and knowing this to be true and still not caring.
Nothing you mentioned was caused by a generation. America's problems haven't been caused by rank and file Americans of *any* generation.

If you want to get to the root of it, the problems of the world today are Satanic. Hating on a generation of rank and file Americans is a very lazy, very simple, very disingenuous way to confront the situation.

The people of all generations have turned away from God and God has given them over.
 
Nothing you mentioned was caused by a generation. America's problems haven't been caused by rank and file Americans of *any* generation.

If you want to get to the root of it, the problems of the world today are Satanic. Hating on a generation of rank and file Americans is a very lazy, very simple, very disingenuous way to confront the situation.

The people of all generations have turned away from God and God has given them over.

Boomers embraced the pill, embraced contraception (tubes tied), women working became the norm. Apostasy and non Church attendance became normalized, along with Divorce. These are all recent happenings.

Whether it happened to them, or because of them, it's hard to say.

No one can doubt that the 60s was an extreme shift culturally, similar to the culture shift we are seeing today and in the last 5 years.

Things can still be satanic, part of the question is when was the door cracked open, and when was it opened wide.
 
Nothing you mentioned was caused by a generation. America's problems haven't been caused by rank and file Americans of *any* generation.

If you want to get to the root of it, the problems of the world today are Satanic. Hating on a generation of rank and file Americans is a very lazy, very simple, very disingenuous way to confront the situation.

The people of all generations have turned away from God and God has given them over.
You should reread my post. You did not address what I said. I am not blaming the boomers for not fixing this on their own, nor am I blaming the boomers for all the problems we face. Far from it.

I am simply saying the boomers each individually have a choice and the beautiful thing about life is every day we get to wake up and make that choice. They can choose to do the right thing, use their wealth to help young men with little to no future in this country, use their place of privilege of being retired to spread hardcore truths, the help guide young people down the right path. Or they can choose to hide from it all and say "not my problem". None of us here can make them choose to do the right thing. It is their legacy and again, for those boomers who do the right thing they will be idolized as they should be, even if their generation as a hole may not move to the side of God.
 
The boomers continued responses here and the inability to even make an attempt to understand our point of view is the exact reason many of us have disdain towards boomers. It wasn't you, or your generation at all, America was always that way. Get out of here.

Don't even bother my millenial, genX, and gen Z brethren. Spend the time on more worthwhile pursuits. Talking with most boomers is losing time you will never get back.
 
The boomers continued responses here and the inability to even make an attempt to understand our point of view is the exact reason many of us have disdain towards boomers. It wasn't you, or your generation at all, America was always that way. Get out of here.

Don't even bother my millenial, genX, and gen Z brethren. Spend the time on more worthwhile pursuits. Talking with most boomers is losing time you will never get back.

In other words, "let the dead bury their dead" (as Our Lord said, Matth. 8:22)
 
The flip side is that it really is remarkable at how brainwashed the boomer generation is as a whole. You can literally tell them who is doing it and why it is being done, and by the next day after their Fox News fill they are back to blaming the Chinese communist or the "damn socialists". I've never really encountered anything I can compare it too. With most people when you give them information they don't agree with they will argue with you. The boomers don't, they seem to accept it and agree, and then after another day of the TV telling them something different, it is as if the conversation you had with them never occurred.

You just described my boomer parents as if you met them personally.
Man, nothing can get them off their lifelong addiction to crappy TV, and blind worship of mainstream news sources.
 
You just described my boomer parents as if you met them personally.
Man, nothing can get them off their lifelong addiction to crappy TV, and blind worship of mainstream news sources.
I love my parents. No one in this world will ever do more for me than my parents have already done. I have lost hours of sleep trying to figure out how to do just a small percent for them as they have done for me. I don't know how I got so lucky to have such great parents, when I pray it is the first thing I pray for, the blessing I received to have such wonderful parents. And my parents are boomers, born in the early 1950's.

I have slowly gotten them off the GOP plantation and realizing what we face. Voting helps, but it at the most only buys time, vote GOP and prepare. I know it is hard for them. But they do what I suggest other boomers do, they live within their means and try to find ways to pay it on to the next generation. If more boomers did what they did the attitude towards their generation would change. I know younger (30 and under) people who know my parents also look up to them and don't just see them as "boomers" but as very nice old people who try to help them.

But the TV has a grip on them and their friends, like something that seems magical. I could never watch another minute of TV and not care. They seems to still see it as a very important part of their life.
 
So, the handful of oligarchs who control the economy and have allowed the borders to be open are a reason to condemn an entire generation?

The situations you speak of have taken place over the span of a few generations. Why is only one singled out for blame?
His point is that boomers still gloat about the things that are now impossible for people that are now the age the boomers were at when they did the things they gloat about, like buying a house at a price that was 10% of their salary starting right out of high school. And those selfsame gloaters gloating about how their house's price is now worth 500% to 700% of the average salary like it's because they're such good housekeepers and not because of runaway inflation.
 
The boomers continued responses here and the inability to even make an attempt to understand our point of view
I understand your point of view very well. I just refuse to accept the blame for the fact that your generation happened to be born after the "powers that be" plunged America into decline.

A generation isn't what caused the decline of America.

Essentially, the wealth of America is being harvested by the handful of people who have the power to do so. If you can think deeply enough on the matter you will eventually understand where that power comes from. Blaming fellow Americans of a certain age group is ridiculous. They have no more power to do anything about it than you do.
 
His point is that boomers still gloat about the things that are now impossible for people that are now the age the boomers were at when they did the things they gloat about, like buying a house at a price that was 10% of their salary starting right out of high school. And those selfsame gloaters gloating about how their house's price is now worth 500% to 700% of the average salary like it's because they're such good housekeepers and not because of runaway inflation.
I don't see a lot go "gloating". Painting Boomers as a group who sits around and "gloats" is just a disingenuous way to generate hate for a generation.
 
An entire narrative has been constructed for the purpose of throwing all the troubles of the world at the feet of the Boomer generation.

The Boomer generation, like generations before and after, have just been along for the ride. A handful of powerful, evil people are responsible for the troubles that the world is facing.

When every Boomer is dead and buried, the world will still be contending with those powerful, evil people.
 
It's a common enough experience millennials have in interacting with boomers. It's why threads like these tend to attract younger posters remarking on how much they can relate to it.
I think most young people who participate in the Boomer hate are just repeating the narrative that's been created and handed to them--in much the same manner that the narratives that all leftists parrot have been constructed for them.

Envy plays a big part in both the leftist narratives and the Boomer hate narrative.
 
Boomers always blame someone or something else for any problem.
No taking responsibility for anything....not even a simple admission of "yes, we messed up this or that certain thing. Sorry."
Heck, at this late stage, I'd even take a simple apology for the awful life advice they gave....but not even that is forthcoming.
 
Boomers always blame someone or something else for any problem.
No taking responsibility for anything....not even a simple admission of "yes, we messed up this or that certain thing. Sorry."
Heck, at this late stage, I'd even take a simple apology for the awful life advice they gave....but not even that is forthcoming.
,...and everybody except the Boomers blame the Boomers instead of taking any personal responsibility.

As I said before, blaming the Boomers for not taking any blame while blaming the boomers for your own shortcomings is the Mt Everest of hypocrisy.

It laughable, really.
 
The replies of almost every boomer in this thread from page 1 onwards perfectly illustrates all our points and grievances.
That statement is also part of the established "Boomer blame" narrative. It's all gotten very familiar.

The "everything you say proves my point" element of the narrative.
 
Basically, everyone is being trained to point their finger at a generation instead of pointing it at the *real* source of the problem.

It's another example of the propaganda that's being pushed out there today.
 
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