The Real Class Warfare is Baby Boomers Vs. Younger Americans
Hey kids, wake up! Stop playing your X-Box while
listening to your Facebooks on the iPod and wearing your iPad with
the cap turned backwards with the droopy pants and the bikini
underwear listening to
Snoopy Poopy Poop Dogg and the Enema Man and all that!
Take a break from getting yet another tattoo on your ass bone or
your nipples pierced already! And STFU about the 1 Percent vs.
the 99 Percent!
You’re not getting screwed by billionaires and
plutocrats. You’re getting screwed by Mom and Dad.
Systematically and in all sorts of ways. Old people are
doing everything possible to rob you of your money, your future,
your dignity, and your freedom.
Here’s the irony, too (in a sort of Alanis Morissette sense):
You’re getting hosed by the very same group that 45 years ago was
bitching and moaning about “the generation gap” and how their
parents just didn’t understand what really mattered in life.
Hence, many of the early pop anthems of the baby boomers -
technically, those born between 1946 and 1964 but or all intents
and purposes folks 55 years and older – focused on how stupid old
people were (“don’t
criticize what you can’t understand“) and how young people
would rather croak themselves then end up like their parents
hope I die before I get old“). “We
are stardust, we are golden,” sang Crosby, Stills, Nash and
Young at Woodstock. “We got to get ourselves back to the garden.”
Flash forward four or five decades, a couple of hundred pounds, the
odd organ transplant, random arrests and jail stints, and the
David Crosby is getting back to is the Olive Garden with its
unlimited pasta bowls and breadsticks. What small parts of American
life and power the boomers don’t yet run they will soon
Did you read that New York Times op-ed that called for a
brand-spankin’ new military draft and national service plan?
Draft Our Kids,” by veteran (read: old, born in
1955) journalist Thomas Ricks, is symptomatic of the new
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