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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Boomer Nation

Dear Baby Boomers,

Please leave at least some of the country intact for the rest of us! You don't want to go down in history as the ones who killed America, do you? Isn't it just a little embarrassing to be the ones to pummel and flub just about everything your (far more competent ) parents built?

Maybe we take that $700 billion and build 2 huge communes - one hippie style and one Waco style - one each on either side of the country -(far, far away from each other) - then we start up a convoy of peace trains/freedom freighters - you'll know which one to get on, is my guess - and y'all can have a nice, peaceful retirement being one with nature/shooting things.

And we'll be safe.



Gayle said...

Wow! Bitter much? You're painting an entire generation - my generation - with an awfully wide brush. And may I remind you that it was the men of our generation who were forced to fight a war that the "greatest generation" thought was a good idea. We're as much at the mercy of those who went before us as you are. It's just so easy to blame someone, though, isn't it?

Retro Housewife said...

As I recall many skipped town and didn't go at all. Boomers weren't at the mercy of anybody - they did and do exactly as they please.

However, they had no problem sending GenX off to war...

It IS easy to blame boomers since they are the ones running the show.


Gayle said...

You are aware that most of us are just working folks, just barely getting by, right? The rich are running the show, just like they have for every generation. Remember, there were 50,000 who died in Vietnam - obviously they didn't skip town. And that doesn't count the thousands who came back alive but wounded, in one way or another. My husband is one of them. As I said, that's an awfully broad brush you've got there.

Retro Housewife said...

Yes I realize that. Still, the country is falling apart, and the Boomers are running the show.

Nobody is accountable for anything in Boomerville.

Read this: Fourth

Anonymous said...

Actually Boomerville is accountable .. whichis more than I ca say about GenX. It's Boomerville parents that kep thtier children and are consigned to raising thier grandchildren because the GenX's want to party hadry without a thought about tomorrow & the children they sacrifice to enjoy life to the hilt.

I am an old hippie (51+ 3/4), daughter of a Korean War Vet & stepdaughter of a Vietnam POW (decorated), was against the Vietnam War - The Gulf War - Desert Storm - and the recent farce. None of these wars were any of our business and a terrible waste of our young people.

Don't include me in your rant! I kept my children and kept them from entering into any of the wars. And do not confuse hippies with flower children - there's a world of difference!

One would think people would be educated about what they speak on before they speak! You are very opinionated, and very ignorant.

Retro Housewife said...

I was not aware that there is a difference between a hippie and a flower child.

Which one is worse?