Closing Thought–29Dec17

What happened to America?

In the 50’s and 60’s it was booming and had a bright positive future……now fast forward to today…..we cannot say that about this country now.

Some are blaming  the Millennials, but is it truly their fault the demise of a ponce bright and prosperous country?

Everyone likes to bash millennials. We’re spoiled, entitled, and hopelessly glued to our smartphones. We demand participation trophies, can’t find jobs, and live with our parents until we’re 30. You know the punchlines by now.

But is the millennial hate justified? Have we dropped the generational baton, or was it a previous generation, the so-called baby boomers, who actually ruined everything?

That’s the argument Bruce Gibney makes in his book A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America. The boomers, according to Gibney, have committed “generational plunder,” pillaging the nation’s economy, repeatedly cutting their own taxes, financing two wars with deficits, ignoring climate change, presiding over the death of America’s manufacturing core, and leaving future generations to clean up the mess they created.

https://www.vox.com/2017/12/20/16772670/baby-boomers-millennials-congress-debt

I gotta slide out of here….better things in the wind….see you guys tomorrow…..chuq

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4 thoughts on “Closing Thought–29Dec17

  1. So that’s why us baby boomers had it so good? I always wondered. Don’t recall doing much ‘plundering’ myself, but hey-ho. They were good times, and we had them. Tough shit, Millenials. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. We didn’t sit around ‘plundering’, and enjoying life. My comment was ironic, as you are aware. We took to the streets, tried to change society, became involved in politics, worked for equal opportunities, and helped in the recognition of better rights for everyone, from female liberation, to gay rights, and beyond.
        Whoever wrote that article needs to read some history.
        Best wishes, Pete.

      2. I do not like the “generics” of the story either….they needed to at least tell the tale of us that did not take and take….chuq

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