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Why Are The Baby Boomers The Most Despised Generation In History?

Parental jealously? Truly monstrous?

It's definitely the most selfish, most entitled group to have ever lived.

Me, me, me!

by Anonymousreply 24905/19/2015

They're not. Because the generations that came after them have no feelings.

by Anonymousreply 204/07/2013

We like us. I fail to see the problem.

by Anonymousreply 304/07/2013

If you were around for all of that then you must be one of us. one of us. one of us....r4

by Anonymousreply 504/07/2013

I think the Millenials are.

by Anonymousreply 904/08/2013

[9] Me too me too!

by Anonymousreply 1004/08/2013

Surely, you jest r11.

by Anonymousreply 1204/08/2013

The worst thing about baby boomers is that they never bothered learning how to raise children who might grow into functioning adults.

by Anonymousreply 1405/03/2013

because Tom Brokaw keeps writing those awful books about them.

by Anonymousreply 1705/03/2013

You can thank Ronald Reagan for that r8. He was not a boomer.

by Anonymousreply 1905/03/2013

I read that they're killing themselves in record numbers.

by Anonymousreply 2205/03/2013

"Most Despised"?! Only by our lazy-sot inferiors!

We protested for Civil Rights, against the VietNam Conflict, for Women's Lib.

Were we ALSO supposed to do YOUR GENRATION'S job, OP, and take to the streets in November 2000?

by Anonymousreply 2305/03/2013

"It's true that the Baby Boomers moved on to becoming Reaganittes. Today, the majority of them who called themselves liberal back in the day, are conservative."


by Anonymousreply 2405/03/2013

This is the third thread you've started trying to cause intergenerational flaming, OP.

Get a hobby

by Anonymousreply 2505/03/2013

Oh, my. The Baby Boomers are the most selfish generation? Considering that they are bleeding out trying to keep their loser children and grandchildren from living under bridges, I don't think this is accurate.

OP's mom probably ignored his screams from the basement to pick up some Ice Cream Drumsticks when she was leaving for the store.


by Anonymousreply 2605/03/2013

It is all cyclical. One generation builds, the next squanders, the next suffers. Rinse. Repeat. The boomers squandered. The current generation is royally fucked and they know it. It will be up to THEIR kids to rebuild and reset the cycle.

by Anonymousreply 2705/03/2013

The "baby boomer" generation was born between 1946-1964. Think about this for a minute. Those born in 1946 turned 18 in 1964-65. Those born in 1964 turned 18 in 1982-83. Even a cursory understanding of the differences between someone coming of age in 1964 and someone coming of age in 1982 should tell you that they are not really all the same generation in terms of what was going on culturally and politically when any member reached his/her majority. Actually, similar disparities are true of any "generation."

All of my friends and I that are baby boomers not only supported Obama but have never voted for a Republican for president. All of my siblings that are baby boomers supported McCain and Romney. 47% of baby boomers voted for Obama; 53% voted for Romney. We are not all the same. Neither are all of the "generations" that have followed us.

by Anonymousreply 2905/03/2013

You motherfuckers! I'm a boomer and we gave you denim bell bottom jeans, LSD, and Herbie the Love Bug---so fuck off!

by Anonymousreply 3005/03/2013

Ya'll better be nice to us baby boomers. After all, ya'll are going to have to move back in with us to live.

by Anonymousreply 3105/03/2013

what is the next generation after baby boomers? What is the cutoff for Gen X? Gen Y

by Anonymousreply 3405/03/2013

No, OP. The "me me me" generation would be the spoiled, entitled millenia, internet generation who is so used to getting everything at the stroke of a keyboard, they have no clue what it's like to actually have to work for things. I reckon the smart phone/ipad generation will even be worse if that's possible....

by Anonymousreply 3605/03/2013

Stupid Things NOT Caused By Baby Boomers, moron R35:

Vietnam War


The Manson Murders



Iran Contra

Reagan's Presidency

First Bush Presidency

Gulf War I

OKC Bombing

by Anonymousreply 3705/03/2013

Baby Boom generation, according to this, spans 1946 to 1964.

by Anonymousreply 3805/03/2013

Baby boomer: means you were born soon after WW2. After a major war war, people come home and have families again.

Gen Y are the kids of the Baby Boomers.

Gen X is the odd and very small generation in between these 2. Called Gen X because there are statistically so few. Many Gen X's parents were born during the war, which is extremely rare.

by Anonymousreply 3905/03/2013

[quote] because Tom Brokaw keeps writing those awful books about them.

Please tell me what generation you are so I can know which to call stupid. Brokaw has mostly written about the generation before the Boomers - that would be the Boomers' parents and the ones who grew up in the depressin and fought in WW2. IIRC he only wrote one book about the 60s but not about the Boomer generation per se.

The Boomer generation really covers about 3 generations socially. Those who reached adulthood without going to college before say 1967. Because they had already entered the work force with many of them settling down, it was easy for them to miss out on the social and even political changes going on. Those who were still in high school and college in the mid to late 60s and through the early 70s - probably the main base of the social and political changes. And lastly those born toward the end of the official boomer years are harsly recognizable as part of the Boomer generation.

Obviously there are no hard and fast rules and many leaders of social and political movements were older. Social and economic class also played a role as well as what part of the country you lived in. Social change came more slowly to many parts of the country.

I'm open to being proven wrong but I always remember my older sister and those her age seeming to be another generation than I was and she wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 4005/04/2013

You know what we boomers have that the rest of you don't have enough of? GUNS! We buy our 5 year old rug rats baby guns, too.

by Anonymousreply 4105/04/2013

Uhhh, they're not. I missed being a boomer by about five years, but I always admired them more than my own generation, which only cared about money and career. Thank you Ronald Reagan.

The boomers at least tried to have a cultural revolution (twice if you count punk in the 70s). They took a hell of a stand for civil rights for blacks, women's rights, gay rights, the environment, etc. A lot of them paid a heavy price for it too.

The people who want you to hate the boomers are the Bush/Cheney types who hated the counterculture, protest, human rights and want to set the generations against one another so that they can continue to rob us all blind.

by Anonymousreply 4505/04/2013

[quote]"Old people use up all our resourses and they are idiots."


by Anonymousreply 5005/04/2013

[quote]The "greatest generation" were just as bad and ended up just as entitled

so says a Baby Boomer. Bwahahaha! You wouldn't know hard work if it bit you on the ass. While your parents went into battle, the majority of you headed off to Canada. Bunch of drug addicted pussies.

by Anonymousreply 5405/04/2013

How many of anybody has been protesting the endless wars, chemtrails, now? Korea and the Phillipines invasion weren't BBers were they?

This site is full of complete jackasses. Supporting Hillary who supported Bill's assurances -obviously based on false FBI data - that there were chemical weapons in Iraq? Even in '04 she was reluctant to admit the war was wrong. She even used the opportunity to make a plug for more nuclear plants in New York after the '03 blackout. Even kids knew that was wrong.

The current generation is too conservative to give anyone gay rights. That was made possible by the more openminded people a few generations ago.

Not people who say this: [quote]We protested for Civil Rights, DLer: Which means nothing.

[quote]for Women's Lib. DLer: Which backfired.

Can you imagine this idiot being a liberator for anything? But he honestly thinks he is!

by Anonymousreply 5505/04/2013

The problem with baby boomers is that there's so many of them. Gen X is a smaller group.

If we're talking annoying, millennials own the title. We're looking at a mass of people addicted to Facebook and delusional enough to think that makes them interesting.

by Anonymousreply 5805/04/2013

Girls, girls! You're all annoying, entitled douchebags!

by Anonymousreply 5905/04/2013

r35, are you INSANE?!

Baby boomers didn't CAUSE the VN War; WE DIED IN IT, YOU EFFER.


by Anonymousreply 6005/04/2013

Uh, r52? You are credulous. Those "spat on VietNam Vets coming home" is an apocryphal and damned lie.

NEVER HAPPENED, and I had a friend who swore it did to him, Because no VN Vet wore his uniform on the planes "back to the world"---so how would any hippie-dippie hanging around, say, LAX know upon whom to spit, eh?

Not to mention these were our BROTHERS, COUSINS, AND FRIENDS.

About the greed-head CEO's: The median age for an S&P 500 CEO in 2007 was 55, according to executive search firm Spencer Stuart; that's a birth-year of 1958, a Korean-War-baby, not a true post-WW II Boomer. As another example, Rupert Murdoch is 77.

But in any case, to think that every person born from 1945-1955 became a Liberal Hippie is to sadly misread the times. Plenty of that generation were not of the g-g-g-generation, if you catch my drift.

by Anonymousreply 6105/04/2013

I'm a baby boomer - born in the mid 50s - and I think younger generations are jealous of what the boomers accomplished. We protested war. We revolutionized music. We drove the sexual revolution. Boomers made most of today's technology possible. We worked hard for the American Dream. We took jobs that these days younger people won't touch as they think it's beneath them. But we also spoiled out children, and they in turn spoiled theirs even worse. Now we have two generations of spoiled brats who think everything should be handed to them on a GOLD platter. And that's why they hate us - we have it all and they just want us to give it to them...they don't want to earn it.

by Anonymousreply 6205/04/2013

On one hand they saved our country from Vietnam,segregation,Nixon and chauvanism.On the other hand they've turned our country into an eggshell-walking chicken-shit politically correct heterosexual-white-male-bashing culture that now kisses every former minorities asses in a quivering knee-jerk bleeding heart liberal attempt to forever apologize for the past!Probably because until the sixties,the democrats were the original racist party!Not that I'm a republican!I hate those bible-thumping hypocritical assholes too!

by Anonymousreply 6505/04/2013

I think the current twenty somethings with their helicopter parents will give the boomers a run for their money as most despised.

by Anonymousreply 6905/04/2013

R29, here.

As I posted above, we were not one generation. For those who say we were homophobic, yes, many were, but is is also true that most everyone at Stonewall was a boomer. Change has occurred far too rapidly over the last six decades for any one 18-year span to be considered a unique generation.

Rather than arguing about differences between generations, we should be discussing differences of opinion that span generations and intersect multiple generations. Stop listening to the stupidity of demographers who lump people into age groups that have little or no defining characteristics other than the fact they were born within one time frame. For instance, about one third of so-called boomers supported the war in Vietnam as late as the early 70s. Further, very few boomers had any political power until the 90s. We went from the last of the "greatest generation" presidents in GHW Bush to the first of the boomer generation in Clinton. The generation which held the most offices in the 90s were actually not boomers but the generation that came of age from the late 40s-64, the McCain generation, if you will. They hated the boomers and did everything they could to fight against them. Although this generation never had a president, they have basically controlled the country until quite recently. By the way, most of the most ridiculous conservatives aren't boomers but are actually those who came of age in the 80s and early 90s, people like Cruz, Bachmann, Santorum, etc. The inter-generational wars keep us from fighting those who are the most destructive, namely wacked-out conservatives who have been a part, and sometimes the majority, of every generation.

by Anonymousreply 7005/04/2013

r71 is a pusillanimous half-wit.

Fifty-five thousand names on The Wall, all Baby Boomers sent off to die at age nineteen.

Yes, our parents won WWII, but they also invaded Korea, VietNam, and Cambodia.

No generation has a lock on ethical behaviors or accomplishments.

by Anonymousreply 7205/05/2013

America has been invading countries since WW2.

Once it got addicted to taking over Germany, the USA couldn't seem to stop. Iraq, Afghanistan, Grenada and those are just the officially acknowledged invasions of recent. (add Pakistan etc.)

by Anonymousreply 7405/05/2013

I'm a baby boomer, went to Woodstock, dropped out of college and immediately got drafted and went into the Marine Corps and got injured in Vietnam. I got discharged and went home and finished college, under the GI Bill where the govt. funded me. Thanks to FDR's legacy (he was NOT a boomer) my education was paid in full, along with some living expenses. I worked for others, who were homophobic, and decided to establish my own in business. I was successful as well. I saved every penny I could and bought my own house with the GI Bill (thanks again to FDR and he was not a boomer) and do not have a mortgage on my back. I am fully retired now and donate my time to a homeless kitchen in my city and I help cook for some very nice homeless people. I do NOT get paid as it is a volunteer job that I love. It's my way of putting INTO the system as a way of paying back for what I received from it. I am far from being a selfish person and have always believed in hard work and long hours.

by Anonymousreply 7609/23/2013

R75, the baby boomers HAVE to work past retirement age because YOUR generation is still too ill-equipped to take over. Now go file some papers with Ginny in book keeping.

by Anonymousreply 7709/23/2013

But look at all of the food stamp opportunities we are affording you.

by Anonymousreply 7909/23/2013

Read for filth:

by Anonymousreply 8009/23/2013

[r81], here, here!

End of thread.

by Anonymousreply 8309/23/2013

And yet millions of X and Millenials have found refuge in the basements of their parents, those despised boomers. How fair of you.

by Anonymousreply 8409/23/2013

The failure that is this generation needs someone to blame.

by Anonymousreply 8609/23/2013

Actually the Baby Boomers despised their parent's generation for visiting any number of horrors upon the world. Where did the " greatest generation" bullshit come fom? Sounds like whitewashing the truth. The criticism of BBs now is just the same old resentments. Gen X will feel it soon, but Gen Y is already feeling the heavy weight of jealousy from Gen X.

by Anonymousreply 8709/23/2013

R88, "looks-wise"?

Can you not speak English correctly? Thank you for giving the best example in the entire thread of why you are not equipped to lead. Now go buss table 4, they are through eating.

by Anonymousreply 8909/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 9009/23/2013

R89:[quote]Now go buss table 4, they are through eating.

by Anonymousreply 9109/23/2013

[quote] Where did the " greatest generation" bullshit come fom?

Tom Brokaw sold a lot of books off that catchphrase.

by Anonymousreply 9409/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 9612/01/2013

Those born in the so-called boomer generation are hardly a monolithic political or social set. Radicals, commies, pigs, conservatives, yuppies, hippies whatever. Most of these groups, and more subsets among them, hated and fought each other--with a passion. Impossible to draw any conclusion about them as a generation without pointing out it was comfused, complex and conficted, all over the map. Personally, I hated the yuppies. Especially that twat Jerry Rubin and was happy at Woodstock when Pete Townsend hammered him with his axe and told him--and his political agenda--to fuck off the stage.

What kind of conclusion can you draw from Jimi Hendrix's defense of the Army his personal admiration for Nixon?

by Anonymousreply 9812/02/2013

The baby boomer age group was born between 1946 and 1964. That means we're dealing with the latter half reaching 50/early 50s now.

by Anonymousreply 10012/02/2013

As far as facts "in history" are concerned, R15 and R16 are correct.

by Anonymousreply 10112/02/2013

I'm a boomer and the people attacking Boomers on this thread are too stupid to argue with. This is what a decade of "teach to the test" produces. We're doomed.

by Anonymousreply 10212/02/2013

[quote]Now go buss table 4, they are through eating.

Oh, Double Dear.

by Anonymousreply 10312/02/2013

Tough crap, OP.

by Anonymousreply 10512/02/2013

Where is YOUR generation in protest then, r104?

You despise us Boomers, yet want us, now in our 60's, still to LEAD YOU!

Time for YOU to get off YOUR whiny ass.

by Anonymousreply 10612/02/2013

When the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, where were you fucking Millenials?? At your age, I was marching in the streets, in protest marches for gay rights, women's rights, and the right to an abortion These were causes that all you youngsters benefit from.

When the war in Iraq began, I waited in vain for you kids to get out in the streets the way I did when I was young -- but -- nothing. None of you gave a fuck. And you know why?? Because none of YOU were getting drafted!! Self-centered pricks, all of you. I marched for abortion rights even though I'm a lesbian and would never need an abortion, because I had the sense to see that the expansion of rights was good for EVERYONE. But you guys aren't bright enough to figure that out -- or else, perhaps, you're just too lazy.

So it's YOUR turn to take the torch and run with it -- and what do you do?? You blame someone else for your problems, just like you always do.

I recently went to work for local government because I couldn't pretend anymore that you kids were learning something when I wasn't even allowed to fail anyone, because s/he might sue the college. That's how your generation acts.

Go bitch to someone else, children. We're tired of hearing it.

by Anonymousreply 10712/02/2013

/quote ..because I couldn't pretend anymore that you kids were learning something when I wasn't even allowed to fail anyone, because s/he might sue the college.

for real R107?

by Anonymousreply 10912/02/2013

[quote] ..because I couldn't pretend anymore that you kids were learning something when I wasn't even allowed to fail anyone, because s/he might sue the college.

for real [R107]?

by Anonymousreply 11112/02/2013

R32 said:

[quote]Old people use up all our resourses and they are idiots.

Please comfort this particular old person, and tell him that your genes did not have a chance to reproduce.

by Anonymousreply 11212/02/2013

IS it really? I can't speak for all baby boomers, for as for me, I've worked my ass of since I was in grade school (morning paper route), worked my way through college and have worked ever since. I am now almost 69 year old and STILL working.

My partner and I own a fairly modest condo, we each have one vehicle, no vacation home and, some years, not even a vacation.

Who would say this sounds "selfish and entitled"?

by Anonymousreply 11312/02/2013

Er, generational stereotypes, like decade stereotypes, are stupid.

by Anonymousreply 11812/02/2013

The post-Boomer generation certainly inherited all of their sanctimony and self-absorption.

by Anonymousreply 11912/02/2013

Honey @ R114, do you think I'm as stupid as your peers? Of course I know about all of that. But what did you accomplish?? Nothing. You couldn't even decide on a goal for Occupy since Mommy and Daddy weren't telling you what to fight for and how to go about getting it. I read over and over again in the press and on the internet -- what goal do these protesters have? None of you could articulate it. And then (of course), it all fizzled out. There are no leaders in your generation -- you're too used to being gently guided and having everything spelled out for you ("Can we have a 'study guide?'").

Fight the power, indeed.

When I got involved with "the movement," we actually changed things. Can you think of one righteous thing you kids have changed?? I'll tell you the same thing I told my students: right now, you have at your fingertips more knowledge than anyone has ever had in the history of the world, and what do you do with it?? You go to Facebook.

And yes, indeed, R111 -- as a professor, I wasn't allowed to fail anyone. So if you got by with C's in your classes, chances are good you deserved an F -- but the professor wasn't allowed to give it. That's why I have said in other threads, you think you're educated -- but you're not.

Good luck with your futures -- but don't even think about blaming it on me. I'm tired of it.

by Anonymousreply 12012/02/2013

Amy (not her real name) sat in my office and wiped her streaming tears on her sleeve, refusing the scratchy tissues I’d offered. “I’m thinking about just applying for a Ph.D. program after I graduate because I have no idea what I want to do.” Amy had mild depression growing up, and it worsened during freshman year of college when she moved from her parents’ house to her dorm. It became increasingly difficult to balance school, socializing, laundry, and a part-time job. She finally had to dump the part-time job, was still unable to do laundry, and often stayed up until 2 a.m. trying to complete homework because she didn’t know how to manage her time without her parents keeping track of her schedule.

I suggested finding a job after graduation, even if it’s only temporary. She cried harder at this idea. “So, becoming an adult is just really scary for you?” I asked. “Yes,” she sniffled. Amy is 30 years old.

Her case is becoming the norm for twenty- to thirtysomethings I see in my office as a psychotherapist. I’ve had at least 100 college and grad students like Amy crying on my couch because breaching adulthood is too overwhelming.

In 2000, psychologist Jeff Arnet coined the term “emerging adolescence” to describe extended adolescence that delays adulthood. People in their 20s no longer view themselves as adults. There are various plausible reasons for this, including longer life spans, helicopter parenting, and fewer high paying jobs that allow new college grads to be financially independent at a young age.

Millennials do have to face some issues that previous generations did not. A college degree is now the career equivalent of what a high school degree used to be. This increases the pressure on kids to go to college and makes the process more competitive. The sluggish economy no longer yields a wealth of jobs upon graduation.

Rates of depression are soaring among millennials in college. A 2012 study by the American College Counseling Association reported a 16 percent increase in mental-health visits since 2000 and a significant increase in crisis response over the past five years. According to recent studies, 44 percent of college students experienced symptoms of depression, and suicide is one of the leading causes of death among college students.

It seems as if every article about millennials claims that these kids must all have narcissistic personality disorder. It’s easy to generalize an entire population by its collective Facebook statuses. However, narcissism is not Amy’s problem, or the main problem with millennials.

The big problem is not that they think too highly of themselves. Their bigger challenge is conflict negotiation, and they often are unable to think for themselves. The overinvolvement of helicopter parents prevents children from learning how to grapple with disappointments on their own. If parents are navigating every minor situation for their kids, kids never learn to deal with conflict on their own. Helicopter parenting has caused these kids to crash land.

The Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal have reported that millennials are now bringing their parents to job interviews, and companies such as LinkedIn and Google are hosting “take your parents to work day.” Parents went from strapping their kids into a Baby Björn carrier to tying their kids’ wing-tips.

A 2013 study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found that college students who experienced helicopter-parenting reported higher levels of depression and use of antidepressant medications. The researchers suggest that intrusive parenting interferes with the development of autonomy and competence. So helicopter parenting leads to increased dependence and decreased ability to complete tasks without parental supervision.

Amy, like many millennials, was groomed to be an academic overachiever, but she became, in reality, an emotional under-achiever. Amy did not have enough coping skills to navigate normal life stressors—how do I get my laundry and my homework done in the same day; how do I tell my roommate not to watch...

by Anonymousreply 12112/02/2013

...TV without headphones at 3 a.m.?—without her parents’ constant advice or help.

A generation ago, my college peers and I would buy a pint of ice cream and down a shot of peach schnapps (or two) to process a breakup. Now some college students feel suicidal after the breakup of a four-month relationship. Either ice cream no longer has the same magical healing properties, or the ability to address hardships in lacking in many members of this generation.

The era of instant gratification has led to a decrease in what therapists call “frustration tolerance.” This is how we handle upsetting situations, allow for ambiguity, and learn to navigate the normal life circumstances of breakups, bad grades, and layoffs. When we lack frustration tolerance, moderate sadness may lead to suicidality in the self-soothingly challenged.

Maybe millennials are narcissistic, like most 14-year-olds are. And maybe they will outgrow their narcissism later in life if 30 is the new 18. We don't have the data on what millennials will be like when they’re 40. But more importantly, they need to learn how to cope.

Amy is still figuring out how to grow up. After a few months of therapy and medication to stabilize her depression, she started exercising to help relieve anxiety. She started online dating, something she found daunting before, and got a girlfriend. She started applying to grad schools but also made a list of places she wants to apply for jobs. Amy still has no idea what she wants to do when she grows up, but she’s a little less frightened of it now.

by Anonymousreply 12212/02/2013

It's really all about jobs. All the psychological crap is just a symptom of a society where the rich have stolen the means of livelihood for a large enough number of people to inhibit and destroy the work ethic which was once the foundation of our society. Don't blame either the millenials or the baby boomers, it's the boomer's parents who imposed this idiot conservative free-trade, anti-union, anti-labor agenda on everyone.

by Anonymousreply 12312/02/2013

I'll tell you the biggest mistake ever made by us greedy old Baby Boomers:


by Anonymousreply 12512/02/2013

First up I don't blame the original Baby Boomers for this mess. They actually had a social concience. It's the second half of the baby boom and the first half of GenX (generation jones/the me generation) who have been the ruinous generation.

The Greatest Generation knew exactly what was important; A productive job, a home, time to have fun, financial security, caring for the whole community and education. Time after time they voted for those things for themselves, for their children and for their neighbours. They knew it came at a cost and didn't spend their whole time whining about taxes and welfare.

Cut to the "Me Generation" (who were gifted the best living standards and most secure childhood the world had ever seen) and what did they do? They voted their children into poverty in exchange for a few measly tax cuts. They voted their neighbour's children into a life of incarceration for being irritating. They voted their less fortunate neighbours into unemployment. They voted for rising asset prices and cheap credit. They voted for cheap labor to mow their lawns and wash their clothes. Basically they used their power as a voting block to keep that magic bubble of prosperity around themselves and block everyone else from entering it. They let the Koch Bros and their think tank minions whisper the weasle words in their ears that would justify their own selfish behaviour.

I was born in 1962 and I know damned well what my generation has done.

by Anonymousreply 12612/02/2013

Oh, get off the cross, R126. Every generation has to deal with the circumstances they find themselves in.

The Millennials are the best-equipped, most-pampered generation in human history. I'm sure they'll do just fine after we shuffle off this mortal coil.

by Anonymousreply 12712/02/2013

Just because I'm not prepared to make excuses for my own generation's selfish behaviour doesn't make me a martyr, just a realist. It doesn't mean everyone was a gullible asshole, but a hell of a lot of us were.

by Anonymousreply 12812/02/2013

Kim Kardashian Jay-Z Kanye Bieber Paul Ryan Sarah Palin (19 years post-WWII doesn't = "Baby Boomer")

really the list could go on and on and on and on and on and on etc...

by Anonymousreply 13012/02/2013

Being a baby boomer has been a hell of a ride - doors just seemed to fly open and so many opportunities. I've never felt despised - just incredibly lucky - I was in the right place at the right time.

I tried to take advantage of my good fortune and I've made an effort to make the world a better place - and think I have at least a little ..

by Anonymousreply 13112/02/2013

The generation that the boomers begat have flooded our culture with options like the ability to become adored and world famous by releasing a sex tape. This, I believe, is a first. In the past, nobody in porn has been able to cross over into real stardom.

by Anonymousreply 13212/02/2013

Most Baby Boomers( born in the years,1945-1965) blame their parents for everything. My sister and brother are baby boomers and my sister and her friends blame their parents for all their problems.They accuse their parents of things that their parents never did and they.Also,that group of people did away with common manners,and they are the rudest group of people around as well. Over all they are very messed up and they are anti establishment in their way. The are sloppy and neglectful. Not just in their attire, but their conduct how they deal with things.

The Baby Boomer presidents, Clinton, Bush, and Obama suck and they didn't and don't know how to handle positions of authority because they are undignified and tacky. They brought the presidency down.There were presidents who came before these Baby Boomer presidents who had major issues as we all know, but overall, the presidents understood just how important their position was and they weren't relaxed with everyone, as if they about to say, hey, lets hang out. My mother said when she was a little kid, you never ever hugged the president because it was considered disrespectful,but now that is long gone.

Also, the Baby Boomer generation and the generations after them, what they consider elegance, is dull and doesn't immediately grab your attention, and it's a total funk state of mind. There is no spark anymore because of them and their children. I don't blame their children because they don't know because their parents never wanted to teach them what their parents taught them because they ditched. However,previous generations before the Baby Boomer generation, knew how to dazzle and captive with elegance and grandeur. You didn't need to ask if something cost a lot of money. No questions were needed because you just knew.The previous generations were IT,and they knew how to live elegantly.

In general, the previous generations knew what they were doing and they got the job done in most things.

I am Generation X. I was born in 1970.

by Anonymousreply 13312/02/2013

so Gen X is NOT on the baby boomers' side...interesting.

by Anonymousreply 13412/02/2013

Baby boomers better watch it-who knows what bitter Gen Xers will do in the next 10-15 years once they are totally in power and baby boomers are all retired...senior benefits might be in trouble!!!!

by Anonymousreply 13512/03/2013

The vast majority of people are selfish assholes who'd rather not think too hard about anything, regardless of which generation they were born into. People always have, & always will, take to the streets when they're angry/desperate enough. The social progress of the late 20th century was a result of demographic factors (increasingly urbanised & organised populations of minorities) more than the efforts of any one generation. Regardless of age or generation, people are generally reluctant to sacrifice one iota of the comfort and convenience they take for granted to make this world a better or fairer place. We're all cunts, darlin'.

by Anonymousreply 13612/03/2013

Most despised generation in history? MARY! I'm pretty sure the nazis who caused something like 25 million deaths thanks to WWII are a generation far more despised than baby boomers, OP

Then there was the generation before that, which was responsible for WWI.

by Anonymousreply 13812/03/2013

Can someone explain to these morons that Simon Cowell, Donald Trump and George W. Bush are not a representative cross section of anything? Or that disliking seven people doesn't justify hating a group of 70 million? Honestly, millennials are too stupid to live.

by Anonymousreply 13912/03/2013

The tl,dr generation frightens me with their inability to handle their external reality. They're too busy admiring themselves in the mirror and listening to themselves think to commune with others.

by Anonymousreply 14012/03/2013

Every generation has its positives and negatives. And not everyone evinces the stereotype of his or her generation. I'm Gen X and work with both Boomers and Millennials.

The thing I see the most with Boomers is that they overly praise themselves and overly criticize others, and more often than not the criticism would be more rightly aimed at themselves. I'm no psychologist, but I see a lot of projection in this generation.

As for Millennials, I agree with the above about how they can't handle conflict due to constant intervention from their parents. I remember the first time I had a parent call me because her daughter got a bad review from me at work. I was stunned. I had to have HR let the girl know that she could not have her parents call about her work situation. She was an adult now and had to handle things on her own. Um, her parents should have taught her that! Instead, they're interfering in an adult 25 year old woman's life. Unbelievable. Oh, and the parent was a Boomer.

But Gen X has its issues, too. We're all products of our generation and exhibit the influences of our generation, but we're also influenced by those who came before us and the new generation as well.

by Anonymousreply 14212/03/2013

R141, you could name 100 baby boomers you dislike and it wouldn't suffice as proof that an entire generation of 70 million is worthless or heroic or whatever. That you felt that ten more names would prove your case is both tragic and touching. My heart goes out to you. Please channel your anger into something productive. And please tell me you're not an adult. That would make me feel much better.

by Anonymousreply 14312/03/2013

I've never heard that, about any generation. Anyway, such statements are ludicrous.

by Anonymousreply 14412/03/2013

I don't think the Scandanavian baby boomers have anything to be ashamed of.

by Anonymousreply 14612/03/2013

I think Baby Boomers are ridiculous and self-aggrandizing to a dangerous degree. Hell, Joni Mitchell, herself a Baby Boom baby, said on Charlie Rose that her generation is single-handedly responsible for the current state of America due to narcissism, greed and short-sightedness.

I often consider Millenials to be something out of a horror-comedy. They are appalling in their rudeness and narcissism, but they are so dumb and incompetent it is funny. Their addiction to self-marketing and technology will be their undoing

Can we have a Gen X thread, anybody? I remember reading way back when about Gen X being in the shadow of yuppies, etc. I wonder how we're doing now. I am Gen X and I'm interested to read how people consider this particular generation.

by Anonymousreply 14712/03/2013

I don't accept your premise. We hate Baby Boomers because they raised the next sorry generation, who are raising this last batch of losers.

by Anonymousreply 14812/03/2013

[quote]Joni Mitchell, herself a Baby Boom baby, said on Charlie Rose that her generation is single-handedly responsible for the current state of America due to narcissism, greed and short-sightedness.

Which is a ridiculous generalization. The last baby boomers turned 50 this year, so in January, the first Gen X-ers start turning 50. They have been in power positions along side Boomers for some time now. And what of even younger assholes like Aaron Shock?

The abysmal state of America can't be laid at one generation's doorstep.

by Anonymousreply 14912/03/2013

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by Anonymousreply 15012/03/2013


STFU and get back to work. I want my full social security check, and you're going to fund it bitch!

Signed 55 and looking forward to retirement.

by Anonymousreply 15112/03/2013

R147 you Gen Xers are often laughed at for being late 30s to mid 40s yet trying to act younger. Look at how many Gen Xers latch on to Millenial trends like posting selfies constantly on instagram and twitter?

R149 wrong-next year the last of the baby boomers will be 50. The baby boomer age group is noted as being born between 1946 and 1964. That generation has been in power for longer than others because most don't have an 18 year span. We still have another 10-15 years until most of the baby boomers are retired.

R150 you are a Gen Xer yes.

R151 you better watch it-Gen Xers seem to be very angry with baby boomers and might take away some of what you tried to get in retirement.

by Anonymousreply 15212/03/2013

Baby Boomers are such fucking hypocrites. All of the shit from the 60s was just a bunch of spoiled children rebelling against their mommies and daddies and then they turned around and became their mommies and daddies. I'm so thankful that I'm an Xer, the first generation that actually took responsibility for our own actions.

by Anonymousreply 15312/03/2013

R150, you are GenY, Nickelodeon TRL generation maybe?

by Anonymousreply 15412/03/2013

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by Anonymousreply 15512/03/2013

R107, you, like a lot of Boomers, need to stop thinking only about your own experiences and look at the real world.

A lot of GenXers tried protests, and they never worked, in part because your own protests didn't do as much as you retroactively claim. Also, protesting in your generation was largely a fad, just like free love and pot and face painting. Those who began as legit protesters and hippies who truly desired social change were overwhelmed by the white middle class kids who had the financial and social standing to (a) afford to "drop out" for a while, and (b) go to college and avoid the draft. Many of these kids were in it for kicks, not social change, and they went on in later years to be yuppies and Reaganites.

But my generation, at least as teens, bought into the whole protesting culture, and tried it ourselves. Turned out the establishment had some pretty effective ways of shutting protests down, after all those years of practice. And it also turned out that half the Boomers (usually our college professors) were telling us protesting doesn't matter, the other half actively trying to shut us down.

It's only gotten worse. Remember "free speech zones" and the silent dances at the Capitol where kids were being arrested for no reason? Did you see what happened to the Occupy movement? Or maybe you remember a little thing at Kent State University where our own government fucking killed its citizens for protesting, and then pushed relatively successful PR to the point that a lot of YOUR generation thinks those kids deserved to die?

Take your self-righteous ass home, bitch. Your self-satisfied rants filled with lies are the reason we hate you.

P.S. Stop calling us "kids." We're in our 40s, you dimwit.

by Anonymousreply 15812/03/2013

Actually, the lesson of 60s radicalism was that to have real power, one had to work within the system. And so many radicals went back to school and became lawyers and ultimately politicians.

The country is in a state of economic malaise and it may never recover. I understand the appeal of pointing fingers at baby boomers but it's unproductive. It's not going to get you a better job or an improved standard of living.

by Anonymousreply 16012/04/2013

The baby Boomers are a spoiled generation of people. Their parents had it rough and they tried to make life better for their children so they didn't have to go through the stuff that they did, but unfortunately they turned out to be brats who still blame their parents for everything, all of their problems, and all of societies problems. The Baby Boomers think they are totally blameless and they claim all the bad comes from their parents generation and generations after them.They think they are squeaky clean which is complete haughty. Billy Joel, who is a Baby Boomer, wrote the song, We Didn't Start The Fire, encapsulates the blame game the Baby Boomers always pull.

On one of those ask and answer websites, someone asked, what is Billy Joel's song We Didn't Start The Fire about? Here is a person's answer to that question which is typical:

In a phrase popular in the Sixties, he "tells it like it is"~or was. It's a mindbogglingly compex song that hits so many very important moments, showing that all sorts of problems go much farther back than young people realize. It's a dazzling display of selecting exactly the right words and phrases to bring rushes of memory.

But, do younger generations even care to find out what the song is about? It's a crash course in history, that's for certain!

It has to be one of the most powerful, amazing, remarkable songs ever written.

"We Didn't Start the Fire" has a message that most people don't seem to understand: Bad things have happened for as long as man has been around. Baby Boomers have been taking the blame for a lot of bad, and Billy Joel's song says, "You're wrong!" Actually, Boomers have done a great deal to help. Most of you don't remember what highways used to look like~unending trash, billboards and signs~not just road signs but all sorts of advertising. You probably don't remember black and gray smoke belching forth from factories' smokestacks before "scrubbers" were demanded. Lead-free gasoline, nutritional information on packages, vitamin-enriched products, and a lot more came about, as did the need to build better schools and larger everything because Boomers encompass more people than any generational group before (1946-64, by the way). Many things had to change to accommodate us. Besides, would you be sitting at a PC right now?

Let me add, I'm the poster born in 1970 and who is Generation X. I hate the late 60s tremendously. I like the early 60s and anytime before and after the late 60s.The early 60s were an elegant, simple time and they were the Kennedy years but the late 60s really did incredible damage to this country in so many ways and we are still paying for years of recklessness, hippie garbage, and so many other forms of BS that happen and eventually caused great problems that we are still dealing with it to a certain extent.

The Baby Boomers act like they accomplished something monumental when all they accomplished was getting high, ODing, and acting like complete jerks in society. The Baby Boomers reminisce those years as special memories, really? getting stoned, and not washing with your filthy hair hanging down to your ass are memories? Please! Also, causing a lot of serious problems in society to deal with as well? Someone may respond to what I'm saying with, well how would you know about those years? you weren't even born yet! If that question dose come up, my answer to you is this, The American Revolution happen 260 years ago,and no one in this present day and age wasn't around then but we know by observing various historical aspects and information that gives the modern day observer a strong grasp. Also, with TV, radio, film and other forms of tangible as well as written forms of history from the 20th century, we have gained a considerable advantage to grasp those years.

by Anonymousreply 16112/04/2013

Breathtaking stupidity.

by Anonymousreply 16212/04/2013

So I skip to the end of the thread and I'm about to post when I get a load of R161 and am thunderstruck that anyone should see the need to expound at such length on this (or any other DataLounge) subject. So I won't.

by Anonymousreply 16312/04/2013

"the late 60s really did incredible damage to this country in so many ways and we are still paying for years of recklessness, hippie garbage, and so many other forms of BS that happen and eventually caused great problems that we are still dealing with it to a certain extent."

Yeah, all that "hippie garbage" like assassinations and attempted ones, VietNam, the officially-named ploice riot in Chicago 1968, and Watergate (1972, but still Nixon Era).

r161 is an arse.

by Anonymousreply 16412/04/2013

As has been stated before, let me remind you, that the Baby Boomers are now supporting two generations: their parents and their children. The so-called Millennials are the most despised because they are over-the-board self-centered, expect everything handed to them, and expect to be praised just for existing. But then, of course, they would blame the Baby Boomers for anything that goes wrong in their lives because they don't hold themselves responsible for anything whatsoever.

by Anonymousreply 16512/04/2013

To the poster who said that boomers ended a war, freed women of their societal shackles, and helped put an end to racism and homophobia: not really.

by Anonymousreply 16612/04/2013

"The so-called Millennials are the most despised because they are over-the-board self-centered, expect everything handed to them, and expect to be praised just for existing."

gee, I wonder if their more-than-likely-baby-boomer parents had anything to do with that?

by Anonymousreply 16712/04/2013

R167: For the most part (there are exceptions)the millennials are not the children of the Baby Boomers, they are the grandchildren of the Baby Boomers. The Baby Boomer's child is more in their late 30s/40s now.

by Anonymousreply 16812/04/2013

ploice = police.

by Anonymousreply 16912/04/2013

Moreover, r167 and r168, where does one stop? Does one blame the WWII generation for Boomers? The Victorians for the former? Georgians for.....? ETC.

by Anonymousreply 17012/04/2013

R168 not true at all. You're mistaken. Most Baby Boomers have Millennial children. Only at the beginning of the generation or who had children very young actually have Gen X kids.

Baby Boomers (1946-1964) Gen X (1965-1979) Millennials (1980-1999)

The oldest Gen Xers have Millennial children but most belong to Baby Boomers

by Anonymousreply 17112/04/2013

Not true, R168. I'm a 58 year old Boomer and my kids are Millennials (24 and 28). It's quite typical where I grew up and where I live now (both large cities). When I was a teenager and in my early 20's in the 70's, nobody was interested in breeding. No doubt it was different if you lived in the sticks or were poor/working class and got married straight out of high school, but I'm talking about the mainstream, middle-to-upper class experience for kids who were college-bound.

If I had a 40 year old kid now, I would have been 18 when I had it! Many of us didn't have kids until we were in our 30's. And that's fairly typical for people that I know here in NYC. Kids are now in their 20's (Millennials), adults are in their 50's to mid-60's (Boomers).

As someone pointed out earlier in this thread, the Boomer generation is not monolithic. Some of them married and started families in their late teens/early 20's, but many of us didn't. Just as some of them voted for Reagan but many of us didn't.

by Anonymousreply 17212/04/2013

What R172 said. People born in the 1950s tended not to have children until the 1980s. Women wanted careers before having children, and so they did.

by Anonymousreply 17312/04/2013

BBs may have made many issues mainstream, but they most certainly did not invent these issues. Feminism, organic agriculture, animal rights, racial equality, ecology and the back-to-nature movement, the use of Marijuana and other illegal drugs, technology all these things had their roots much earlier. Even the slang such as groovy, man, hip, all those were appropriated from Black culture.

So, yes, they did create change in our world, although they most certainly DID NOT begin the movements they popularized. Yes, they had a scruffy, selfish, spoiled side. But, I'd rather live now than in the 1950s or earlier. You can keep their horrible music, however.

by Anonymousreply 17412/04/2013

I also find that Baby Boomers tend to have the loudest and most extreme disagreements with each other in politics. Think about all those talking head shows on the various networks, whether conservative or liberal, the "debates" are insane. Baby Boomers even hate each other!

by Anonymousreply 17512/04/2013

Another thing-baby boomers whining about "prices aren't the same as when I was a kid! I remember when a nickel bought you a whole bag of apples". STFU.

by Anonymousreply 17612/05/2013

EVERY generation does that when they get old, idiot at r176. The "old folks" always yap about how much better "the good old days" were, and how much cheaper everything was.

When you hit 65, you'll be moaning about how wonderful it was to pay $4.50 for a gallon of gas instead of $30.00. How great it was to have twitter and Facebook before they got replaced by whatever "it" social media thing in 2040 happened. How TV was better when you only had 300 channels to choose from. How much better it was when films starred Oscar-winning icons like Anne Hathaway.

And the Mid-Millenials will gripe about how everything they don't like is your fault.

by Anonymousreply 17712/05/2013

Oh LOL [R177] ain't that the truth.

by Anonymousreply 17812/13/2013

I know people have been saying for generations that their life when they were younger was much better than the younger generations. However, I think today it is a fact. We live in a complex age which has some great positives such as technological breakthroughs in science and the medical field. Cures have been made and people are able to live longer.

However, we went from an age which people were able to leave their front doors unlocked, to be on high alert for terrorist attacks. Enjoying life in public arenas and thinking anything bad could happen was far from their minds in those once non stressful arenas to people who are mentally ill taking their aggression out on strangers in a public place and randomly shooting at them and then killing themselves. Now, something that was so routine and simple without a care in the world now people stress before hand going to those places because the what if floats around their minds. What was once routine and known is now unknown to an extent.

Life used to be simpler, but it wasn't 100% perfect.There were social issues to deal with which will always be a part of life of course. Things were cheaper, people were not greedy so much as they are now. Neighbors knew one another and socialized much more than sitting at a screen and interacting with it like I'm doing now. Holidays were a super fun time with famliy and friends instead of materialism dominating Christmas. As a nation, we were once very united and strong and now we are so divided and angry at each other because of stupid politics is destroying us. It goes on and on ,so I think we have reached the point in American history which the predictable talk from elders who say to the younger generations that life was better when they were younger without out a doubt true.

by Anonymousreply 17912/14/2013

I'm a very early Gen X-er (born in late 1965) and I have two of the most selfish, immature, undignified, pathologically narcissistic Baby Boomer parents you could imagine. EVERYTHING is about them, ALWAYS. Even now at an advanced age they continue to behave like 2 year olds.

I have two Millennials (born in 92 and 93) but I deliberately raised them in a traditional, religious home. They are polite, well mannered and both serving in the armed forces. A lot of us Gen X-ers learned how to parent by doing the exact opposite of what our selfish, rotten Baby Boomer parents did.

Baby Boomers have well earned their greedy, childish, selfish reputation. I think we really plummeted spiritually and in all things decent during WWII to have born a generation like the Baby Boomers. They are truly a wicked generation.

by Anonymousreply 18012/15/2013

I like being "wicked" R180. You sound boring and that ain't cool.

by Anonymousreply 18112/15/2013

Generalization of any group sucks.

by Anonymousreply 18212/15/2013

Frame that last part, r183; you'll need to read it to yourself eventually.

by Anonymousreply 18412/15/2013

The two problems I see in this thread is that a generation of people is not monolithic and the definition of Boomer is off.

A popular idea is that all young people were counter-culture commune living hippies back in the 1960s when most were merely copying fashion trends. Maybe they went to college in Madison or San Francisco and burnt their draft cards or wore flowers in their hair but then they went back home and got pretty conventional jobs. As if the majority of skinny jeaned fedora wearers who moved to Brooklyn in the last 5 years are going to end up as famous writers and film makers instead of IT geeks and department managers. You can't really generalize about a generation's politics either, the country is pretty much evenly divided on Republican or Democrat, most of the last Presidential elections were very close.

Then there's the age thing. Maybe the boom lasted for 18 years but being born in '64 is way too late to be considered part of the same generation as someone born in '46, '55 is even a different generation. Woodstock was in '69, if you were 5, watching that new program Sesame Street, you have nothing culturally in common with people who were 18, then legally allowed to drink (and be drafted). There is a generation in the middle called Generation Jones, considered '57-'66. We grew up on glam rock, then punk rock and were sick of the AOR stuff that dominated pop culture. For example punk clubs in '77 would have a No Boomer policy. Culturally there was a distinct age demarcation.

Having a social conscious has little to do with the generation. There are oblivious people, rich and poor, young and old. The 'greatest generation' had the Depression and WWII and that made them resilient. Hard times now and to come will test us all.

by Anonymousreply 18712/15/2013

We betrayed our parents' generation by not building upon what they built, and lying to next generations by stealing their financial future with our greed. Cutting property taxes in California was the end of America.

I remember how college was almost free in California in the 1970s. Now GenXers end up owning tens of thousands to banks to attend a lousy Jr. college, only to earn a diploma that can't get them a job. And their stupid Boomer parents blame them for not getting a job!

The Brothers Koch and their think-tanks are mentioned on this thread. One think-tank that should be also noted is the Rand Corp. In the 1980s I used to work with a woman whose husband was a researcher there. Some of the inside info she told me was how the big thinkers there came up the idea of persuading banks to create NGOs to encourage wives to enter the job market. With two incomes to consider for mortgages, the same banks were able to raise the interest rate.

Greedy Boomers joined the think-tank created real estate bubble that helped destroy this country. If only people could realized how much their behavior is engineered by right-wing psychopaths, but Boomers are generally too stupid to see beyond their own need for immediate gratification.

by Anonymousreply 19101/24/2014

Good post, R187. I seem to recall that years ago, the Baby Boom cut-off was 1959 or 1960. Somehow over the years it migrated up to 1964. But I'm old and perhaps my memory fails me.

I was born in 1955 and even as a "yoot", I felt the demarcation between those of us born in the early to mid-50's and those born in the early 60's. I don't have much in common, from a generational standpoint, with somebody born in 1964 in the same way that my Millenial kids (born in the 1980's) probably won't feel much in common with fellow Millenials born in 2000.

As for the Boomer hate, have at it! I just discovered that Art Pope and that guy in Michigan - forget his name but he's doing the same thing in MI that Pope is doing in NC - are 58 years old, just like me. All I can say is, I'm sorry and I hope future generations will do better. But I doubt that they will.

by Anonymousreply 19201/24/2014

A very appropriate article:

by Anonymousreply 19302/19/2014

Thanks, R193.

by Anonymousreply 19402/19/2014

They have lived high on the hog, stealing from future generations to do it. The quality of life for future generations is on the decline, not on the rise. Those caught smack in the middle of the end of the U.S. status as an economic superpower will suffer greatly. No retirement for them.

by Anonymousreply 19602/22/2014

What bothers me is how so many baby boomers refuse to take care of their parents. If they can afford it, they'll lazily throw them in an old folks home. For the last 20 years or so this has been an issue. In the next 10 years it will be over as most of the previous generation will have passed but it always annoyed me.

Baby boomers are just so fucking selfish.

by Anonymousreply 19704/01/2014

I LOATHE Millennials.

by Anonymousreply 19804/01/2014

My generation is red hot - your generation aint doodley squat.*

*Level of discourse on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 19904/01/2014

and of course those same baby boomers will whine and cry when their own children don't care of them, even though they were the ones who taught them this selfish behavior.

by Anonymousreply 20004/01/2014

R135 - Wishful thinking. Maybe in 30-40 years, but by then, we'll be a Muslim nation living under Sharia law, so it really won't matter anyway.

by Anonymousreply 20304/01/2014

R135 - Wishful thinking. Maybe in 30-40 years, but by then, we'll be a Muslim nation living under Sharia law, so it really won't matter anyway.

by Anonymousreply 20404/01/2014

The babyboomers are not responsible for your being a failure, OP and other whiners. Please don't displace your self-hatred on them. Healthy people do not hate entire generations--or really anyone for very long. Even Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 20604/02/2014

take care of your fucking aging parents! Why don't baby boomers want to, or feel like it's not their responsibility?

by Anonymousreply 20704/02/2014

[quote]The Baby Boomers elected Reagan and GW Bush. Enough proof.

I didn't vote for either of them. I can't believe there are people who would blame people of a certain age, as opposed to people of a certain political leaning, for these excrescences. What faulty thinking on your part.

by Anonymousreply 20904/02/2014

I've the Greatest Generation peeps something of a pass. Baby Boomers are the worst. They are just horrid.

by Anonymousreply 21204/02/2014

[R16] Yes!

by Anonymousreply 21404/02/2014

I'm a boomer. When I graduated from college I couldn't get a job, and neither could most of my friends. The people in the graduating classes ahead of us had their choice of jobs. None of us could get jobs in our fields.

I helped care for both of my parents at home until they died.

I didn't vote for Bush or for Reagan.

Actually looking around at all my boomer friends, I think I'm pretty typical. I don't know one who has thrown a parent into a nursing home or voted Republican.

by Anonymousreply 21504/02/2014

]quote]Lol, sorry I'm upsetting you by not towing the gay party line.

Oh, dear, [R188].

by Anonymousreply 21804/03/2014

The worst thing boomers did, was demand the world accept that every one of their children is a genius. This is why these kids, now Gen-Y adults, are such entitled, unemployable brats.

by Anonymousreply 21904/03/2014

I can't stand the baby boomers who try to dress, talk and act young-whether they're a divorced mother/father or a never-married-and-childless person, stop trying to recapture your youth. It's just not going to happen.

by Anonymousreply 22004/03/2014

serious baby boomers, just what is your problem? Why did you have to fuck everything up and then blame everyone else?

by Anonymousreply 22104/03/2014

R221, Its from the LSD

by Anonymousreply 22204/03/2014

The worst thing about boomers are their inconsequential unhirable entitled millennial/gen y children

by Anonymousreply 22304/03/2014

I agree with that.

In spite of all the nasty things the Baby Boomers did, bankrupting the economy, sending all the jobs overseas, eliminating the checks and balances on Wall Street, their children are their worst creations. Having said this, Gen-Y will have little power to mess things up, as they will all be up to their eyeballs in college tuition debt and working never ending, part-time at minimum wage - thanks to their Boomer Parents.

by Anonymousreply 22404/03/2014

A lot of you forget that many boomers have Gen X kids too. There were A LOT of teen and early 20 pregnancies thanks to the "free love!" sex and drug culture.

Hell, I'm under 30 (Gen Y guy) and the last guy I dated was 39 (a Gen Xer). Our parents were the same age (early 60s).

It's not like Gen X is a great generation.

by Anonymousreply 22504/03/2014


by Anonymousreply 22605/21/2014

I'm a late baby boomer - born 1962. When I graduated from college in 1984, it was hard as hell to find work. I worked my way through college at McDonald's. After graduation, I worked as a babysitter, at a popcorn/ice cream store, at a fitness center, all kinds of things that had nothing to do with my major.

When I moved to New York in the late '80s I had one full-time job at the same time as anywhere from one to three part-time jobs for most of my career until I finally settled into the job I'm in now - in my 50s. I will have to work here for 17 more years to get full pension/retirement. The new attitude that absolutely blows my mind is that of the young people just out of college who are pissed off that older people aren't retiring so they can have those jobs! Just unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 22705/21/2014

They haven't suffered nearly enough.

by Anonymousreply 22805/21/2014

I know in our family the Greatest Generation fully supported the Boomer, provided periods of employment, assisted with the down payment on a house and moving expenses, etc. despite said Boomer by then having a well-paying job. Boomer moved out of state and rarely visits. Meanwhile the two left behind Xers got nada, helpwise, yet are guilted into looking after the age-old Greatests.

by Anonymousreply 22905/21/2014

haaaaaaaa articles like THIS don't help your cause:

by Anonymousreply 23006/06/2014

Not for long. WE will be the most despised by future generations. Upcoming generations will be dealing directly with the consequences of climate change and worldwide environmental destruction. They'll look back and marvel how everyone in the world was warned, saw it coming, saw it happening, and flatly refused to do anything out of stupidity, greed and apathy. I'm afraid that will overshadow anything positive we've achieved.

by Anonymousreply 23106/15/2014

What is the generation born after 1981 called?

by Anonymousreply 23206/15/2014

Most young people in the 60s weren't even remotely actively involved in anything countercultural. At best a few of them were weekend-hippies, the whole notion that every 20-something in the 60s was an idealistic rebel is BS. What you have to remember is that there were so many young people back them, so even the rebelious and outspoken minority were still big enough to make a ruckus.

by Anonymousreply 23306/15/2014

Kill everyone between 60 and 70 and you will have wiped out the most obnoxious of the Boomers.

Save a ton on SS, discounts, Roth IRAs, too

by Anonymousreply 23406/15/2014


by Anonymousreply 23503/11/2015

well looky looky looky! This article discusses a study that PROVES how spoiled baby boomers were when they were younger. Most saw very nice raises in salary between the 80s and 90s (so basically right away once they started working). This kinda proves things went to shit once baby boomers took over control of the government/country as things have been downhill for a while now:

by Anonymousreply 23604/11/2015

Meanwhile the whiners were raised by the boomers. I suspect that's the problem, OP didn't get what he believes he was entitled to.

by Anonymousreply 23704/11/2015

R237 you realize there's no greater generation who felt a sense of entitlement than boomers? They grew up believing everything would be wonderful and for the most part it was when they younger until they hit their 40s and 50s. Now that things don't always go their way they've become unhinged and have fucked things up for future generations.

by Anonymousreply 23804/11/2015

oh despite all the shit boomers have done, we're gonna have to take care of the unmarried, childless boomers!

We now have a new term "elder orphans"

Baby Boomers are just the most entitled, lucky group ever. Get ready Gen X and Millennials. OUR tax money will likely be taking care of "elder orphan" boomers who aren't even our relatives!

by Anonymousreply 23905/15/2015

My generation will be working until we drop dead, thanks to the greedy Boomers.

by Anonymousreply 24005/15/2015

Bored now.

by Anonymousreply 24105/15/2015

Because the US Media have spent the last 40 years telling you how horrible they are - because they seriously rebelled against the racism, sexism, warmongering, drug-demonizing and environmental crimes of their parents' generation. The Nixon-Reagan-McCarthy-George Wallace generation.

They were the last generation to be forced to go to war and the first to rebel against the military industrial complex, drug laws, and sexual prudery and hypocrisy. They also created the foundations of the current tech world.

Also, they had fun - way too much of it for the national media and the Establishment that only values other people in terms of workforce.

Since then, kids have been tamed, first by being turned into Reaganbot Nazi Youth in the 1980s and now by being enslaved with college debt and crappy McJobs.

by Anonymousreply 24205/15/2015

[quote]My mother is of the Greatest Generation. She calls Obama 'that communist n----r," when she thinks I can't hear her.

[quote]Nice greatest generation, huh?

They never said that about Thurgood Marshall .

They know a wooden nickel when they see one.

by Anonymousreply 24305/15/2015

R7 They had to outsource because if they didn't the computer part you pay $200 for would easily cost $500 and computers and other technical equipment would also cost more than double... only the upper middle-class could afford to buy tech/electronics, that's why they sent work overseas so it was affordable to the average worker/person... not b/c they wanted to.

They actually wanted the jobs to go to Americans, but it not only drove up the price of the product, making it NOT affordable to most, Americans didn't want the menial jobs.

Realistically, as far as outsourcing, they couldn't possibly have stayed in business if they didn't outsource.

There was a widespread (and very serious) labor shortage then. I was there, immersed in the technology, including the development of the Internet, hiring techie people in Silicon Valley from the late 1980's to 2004 -- that's how I know. I knew the age of every hire -- sorry, very few Gen Xer's. And, the very few that were there, were in entry-level minimum wage jobs, such as receptionist or mail clerk.

So, FYI - the baby boomers are the ones who developed the technology that your generation uses to bash and trash an entire generation who gave you the technology to do so.

Over ninety percent of those who played a role in the technology and took the Internet from the Defense industry's Post-War baby generation and developed it, and created the interface and Browser are baby boomers... not Gen Xer's.

Again, I was there. While we were working day and night doing that, Gen X was somewhere between learning cursive writing AND trying to get a date for the Junior Prom or waiting for their college/university letter of acceptance.

With the exception of a very small percentage of the oldest Gen Xer's, born from the first wave of baby boomers, Gen X did not enter into the technology sector until way AFTER all was said and done. They came along way after the fact and simply miniaturized what was already there as well as upgraded, along with some fancy-schmancy marketing and some add-ons.

Get over yourself and stop believing the lies you were told by ignorant people.

by Anonymousreply 24405/15/2015

News flash to R240: A whole lot of baby boomers will be working til they're dead, too. For one thing, the traditional pension was eliminated by the Greatest Generation when Ronald Reagan pandered to big business in the 1980s an signed 401Ks into law.

For another: Baby boomers are still helping support and care for their own parents, who will not fucking die despite being in their late 80s. For another, baby boomers' kids will not fucking leave home.

But it's all because boomers are so selfish. Riiggghhts.

by Anonymousreply 24505/15/2015

r242, you're saying that Baby Boomers rebelled against those things? Then perhaps all 5 of them died right after the rebellion because I don't see any trace of their existence today.

by Anonymousreply 24605/15/2015

[quote]For another, baby boomers' kids will not fucking leave home.

Have you seen the cost of housing lately? Very few young people can afford it without parental help.

by Anonymousreply 24705/15/2015

lmao R239 !!!!! that term "elder orphans" is fucking hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 24805/18/2015

Exactly, R45

by Anonymousreply 24905/19/2015
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