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(The Daily Beast)   The 60's generation, who tend to have high-paying, generally pleasant jobs featuring excellent benefits and flexible schedules, don't get why these kids are protesting when there aren't even any kind of endangered owls on Wall Street   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 256
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2011-10-18 02:15:11 PM  
And of course its the plight of young lawyers that finally brings it home for him.
 
2011-10-18 02:15:46 PM  
So...old hippies: BAD, new hippies: GOOD???
 
2011-10-18 02:18:02 PM  
You're talking about a generation of people who have become the greatest sell-outs in the history of all mankind. A generation of people who half were too poor to protest with the hippies, and most of the other half were only doing it for the 'free love' and the drugs that came along with it. Only a small number (god bless 'em) of those who demanded change in the 60's were actually out there for the right reasons. For everyone else, it was a party.

Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.

/DRTFA
 
2011-10-18 02:24:56 PM  

ShawnDoc: And of course its the plight of young lawyers that finally brings it home for him.


its a start.
 
2011-10-18 02:33:58 PM  
I do love all the people saying that 20-30 years ago, they went to college (and paid for it), then went on to crap jobs (in their field) and worked their way up.

No shat. College cost 1/3 as much, and you could then use that degree to get a upwardly mobile job.

That's the point.
 
2011-10-18 02:41:34 PM  
Oh and it hurts when we pee now, so don't do any of the drugs we did because we can't do them anymore so neither should you. Just Say NoTM.

...except for prescription drugs because we have stock in the pharmaceutical companies.
 
2011-10-18 02:59:49 PM  
they struggle with the massive educational debts they incurred after the baby boomers decided that access to the bargain-priced higher education from which we benefited wasn't so important

This. These kids are coming out of school owing what would have been a small mortgage for Generation X and a large mortgage for older generations with no means of paying it back.

I went to CUNY (City Univ of NY) in the mid to late 1980s. My tuition, when I started, was about $1500 a year for in-state students. I was able to pay for that (which I did once my father passed away my sophomore year) by working part-time all year with more hours when school was out. Tuition is now $5100 a year which, while still pretty cheap in comparison to private schools, would require loans today. And my tuition was much more than my mother's, who paid $0, like every other CUNY student, in the 1950s.

As to the law students the article mentioned, when I went to law school in the 1990s, tuition was around $15k a year (less for me as a night student, but I had to go 4 years). A high fee then, but the job market was good and most who wanted to practice (not everybody did, including me who was sent to school by my employer) were able to find employment pretty quickly.Today, not even 20 years later, tuition is almost 3x as much at $43k and the job market sucks. I know of experienced practitioners taking low level government jobs in the judiciary because they can not practice full time and make enough money to live on (those who make $160k coming out of law school are very few). I tell anybody considering a career in law to really think twice and then think again.
 
2011-10-18 02:59:51 PM  

gopher321: So...old hippies: BAD, new hippies: GOOD???


FIX OLD

NO NEW
 
2011-10-18 03:00:15 PM  

Mugato: ...except for prescription drugs because we have stock in the pharmaceutical companies a medicine cabinet crammed full of prescription mind altering chemicals.

 
2011-10-18 04:22:24 PM  
The 60's generation, who tend to have 401k plans that invest heavily in profitable corporations, don't get why these kids are protesting

/ FTFY
// people try to put us d-d-d-d-d-down
 
2011-10-18 04:23:01 PM  

impaler: No shat. College cost 1/3 as much, and you could then use that degree to get a upwardly mobile job.


Is it only 1/3? Seriously, I thought it was more like 1/10 or something.
 
2011-10-18 05:00:13 PM  
I am a member of the 60's generation. My four year undergraduate degree cost me $1500. I paid for it with a small inheritance from my grandmother. I went to law school in 1991 after raising three kids. Tuition was over $100,000, but I paid it with an inheritance from my father. When I got out of law school I got a job, with benefits and a 401K. I watch what the kids now face and I shudder for them. You have this 60's kid's support. My generation was very fortunate. We are also the 99%.
 
2011-10-18 05:02:50 PM  

gopher321: So...old hippies: BAD, new hippies: GOOD???


Old hippies good, new hippies better. Old hippies good, new hippies better. Old hippies good, new hippies better.

/*imitates sheep noise*
 
2011-10-18 05:03:04 PM  
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: The time skips are worse than ever now. Isolated spots are jumping by years at a time. Look.
Boy: Stupid senior citizens. Why should we have to pay for their Social Security benefits?
[Time skip; boy becomes senior citizen]
Senior Citizen: I deserve free money!

For some reason it felt like this quote was relevant. Backwards, but relevant...
 
2011-10-18 05:03:24 PM  
Depends on where you were, when you were. I remember back in the day handing the college cashier a check for $214 for one semester's tuition.

///It wasn't really such a good school....
 
2011-10-18 05:04:04 PM  
. The baby boomers were the ME generation. Being the highest population when they were young...all things were aimed to cater to them. Television, Rock and Roll, Sex. Drugs. Get pregnant-abortion rights were obvious! When their hippie marriages didn't work out-divorces Now that they are older, they wan't everything that was promised to their parents, be given to them. They also want kids not to have the freedoms they had, nor the rights....because it will take something away from them.

The "Greatest" generation-were people who fought WWII, had their teen years during the depression. People who saw the value of community and taxes. They definitely saw that their children had it better than they-including cheaper education. These poor slobs didn't even get a WWII memorial until their grand-kids felt bad about it.

The boomers definitely screwed things up.

But truth to be told: My generation is doing far, far worse. Gen Xer's are prodigy of the Reagan Republicanism-without really understanding what it means. We saw the selfishness of our parents and embraced it with shrugs of "That the way it is, some things will never change" We see the skull beneath the skin, and don't really give a rats ass.

But we are the easily most sarcastic generation ever.
 
2011-10-18 05:04:52 PM  

Cythraul: You're talking about a generation of people who have become the greatest sell-outs in the history of all mankind. A generation of people who half were too poor to protest with the hippies, and most of the other half were only doing it for the 'free love' and the drugs that came along with it. Only a small number (god bless 'em) of those who demanded change in the 60's were actually out there for the right reasons. For everyone else, it was a party.

Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.

/DRTFA


Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash. We worked hard for everything we got and to see our successors become such failures is truly.. saddening.

Where the hell did we go wrong?
 
2011-10-18 05:05:15 PM  
I don't know why anybody is shocked. When the last election rolled out, there were some that said if we elected Obama, things like this would happen.
 
2011-10-18 05:06:59 PM  
They are in the wrong city. They should be protesting the trade imbalance. We let everyone dump their products here an everyone tarrifs the crap out of us. There is something that would help. Give me another.
 
2011-10-18 05:07:41 PM  

PrinceofFark: Cythraul: You're talking about a generation of people who have become the greatest sell-outs in the history of all mankind. A generation of people who half were too poor to protest with the hippies, and most of the other half were only doing it for the 'free love' and the drugs that came along with it. Only a small number (god bless 'em) of those who demanded change in the 60's were actually out there for the right reasons. For everyone else, it was a party.

Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.

/DRTFA

Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash. We worked hard for everything we got and to see our successors become such failures is truly.. saddening.

Where the hell did we go wrong?


Bad parenting.
 
2011-10-18 05:08:53 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: . The baby boomers were the ME generation. Being the highest population when they were young...all things were aimed to cater to them. Television, Rock and Roll, Sex. Drugs. Get pregnant-abortion rights were obvious! When their hippie marriages didn't work out-divorces Now that they are older, they wan't everything that was promised to their parents, be given to them. They also want kids not to have the freedoms they had, nor the rights....because it will take something away from them.

The "Greatest" generation-were people who fought WWII, had their teen years during the depression. People who saw the value of community and taxes. They definitely saw that their children had it better than they-including cheaper education. These poor slobs didn't even get a WWII memorial until their grand-kids felt bad about it.

The boomers definitely screwed things up.

But truth to be told: My generation is doing far, far worse. Gen Xer's are prodigy of the Reagan Republicanism-without really understanding what it means. We saw the selfishness of our parents and embraced it with shrugs of "That the way it is, some things will never change" We see the skull beneath the skin, and don't really give a rats ass.

But we are the easily most sarcastic generation ever.


I hate to bring out the grammar Nazi in me but "wan't"?? How did you get an apostrophe in that?
 
2011-10-18 05:09:03 PM  

PrinceofFark: Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash


Die. Now. So somebody can have a job.
 
2011-10-18 05:10:53 PM  

PrinceofFark:

Where the hell did we go wrong?


Probably right around when the companies all the Baby Boomers owned decided outsourcing jobs and materials overseas was a better investment for their quarterly statements rather than here with domestic production and a higher quality of worker.
 
2011-10-18 05:11:02 PM  
I'm a little too young to qualify as a boomer, but I to got a good education for not much money, got a decent job right out of college, and have fared well (except for big paper losses in Dot Com and the housing crash).

I support these protesters as well. The young ones are trying to start a life in a USA that is fundamentally different than the one I started off in, and they're pissed. A bit unfocused, perhaps, but I think the rage is justified. When financial institutions have been bailed out with $Bs of dollars, and big corporations continue to post huge increases in profits, yet no opportunities are created, something is very, very wrong.

When short term profit becomes your only measure of success, you get exactly what we now have.
 
2011-10-18 05:11:52 PM  

Kar98: PrinceofFark: Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash

Die. Now. So somebody can have a job.


This.
They would love to "get a farking job" but there all filled up and there debt is too damn high.
 
2011-10-18 05:12:01 PM  

Vtimlin: They are in the wrong city. They should be protesting the trade imbalance. We let everyone dump their products here an everyone tarrifs the crap out of us. There is something that would help. Give me another.


You can't do that. If you do, you are characterized as an isolationist.

Before NAFTA and GATT were law, those that warned companies would evacuate the US were laughed at by the left. We needed NAFTA and GATT so we could send our stuff to the peasants across the world that can't afford to buy them.
 
2011-10-18 05:12:10 PM  
thenightbirdcalls.files.wordpress.com

I highly suggest burning it all to the ground!!

/I will be selling moltov cocktails for 5 dollars a bottle
//Line forms to the left
 
2011-10-18 05:12:47 PM  
Get the hell over it and go find a job!

Jeez!

All this biatching about Wall Street...all this whining about capitalism gone amok.

Why isn't anyone protesting the COLLEGES themselves???
They're the one's raising their tuitions by thousands upon thousands.

Go picket them! Go picket the professors that have tenure and are paid OUT THE ASS.
That's why your tuitions are so high. So the college board and the dean can have lavish parties and blah, blah, blah about how horrible Conservative Republicans are...

But I betcha...just betcha...you name a college with high ass tuitions, you have a school board and high up "educators" making a mint and living in the kind of lavish houses those farktards are currently protesting.

How come no one mentions that?
 
2011-10-18 05:12:59 PM  

Vtimlin: PrinceofFark: Cythraul: You're talking about a generation of people who have become the greatest sell-outs in the history of all mankind. A generation of people who half were too poor to protest with the hippies, and most of the other half were only doing it for the 'free love' and the drugs that came along with it. Only a small number (god bless 'em) of those who demanded change in the 60's were actually out there for the right reasons. For everyone else, it was a party.

Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.

/DRTFA

Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash. We worked hard for everything we got and to see our successors become such failures is truly.. saddening.

Where the hell did we go wrong?

Bad parenting.


There is some truth to that so i'll give you some credit. To lump all of this generations many issues on the parenting of us boomers is once again a classic sign of Gen X "it's not our fault, we WANT EVERYTHING handed to us or we wont work!!".

So don't work, starve, waste your youth lazying it up waiting for some ship to come in and save you all from your own ineptitude. They have this movement in my state now, my freaking state!

I'll tell you how I showed my support for this crap when I had the unfortunate luck of basically walking right into one of their demonstrations. I cleared a path for myself, educated some clueless girl on how capitalism really works and made use of some guy sitting on a blanket as a makeshift trash can for my wrapper.

I showed no respect to these people and most of the people my age feel the same way. Stop shaming this country, we didn't bring you into this world so you could turn around and destroy it in record time.
 
2011-10-18 05:13:08 PM  

impaler: I do love all the people saying that 20-30 years ago, they went to college (and paid for it), then went on to crap jobs (in their field) and worked their way up.

No shat. College cost 1/3 as much, and you could then use that degree to get a upwardly mobile job.

That's the point.


Well, yes.

The Boomer generation became their parents, after spending their youth swearing they'd never become a bunch of self-satisfied fatcat money-grubbing whores; and yet they did, and now it troubles their long-buried consciences to see that their lives are nothing but a hollow echo of the 1950's.

This is what selling out tastes like 40 years later, Boomers. You turned into the things you hated the most.
 
2011-10-18 05:13:20 PM  
1. Life
2. Liberty
3. Pursuit of Happiness

Nobody owes you a farking thing.
 
2011-10-18 05:13:40 PM  

impaler: I do love all the people saying that 20-30 years ago, they went to college (and paid for it), then went on to crap jobs (in their field) and worked their way up.

No shat. College cost 1/3 as much, and you could then use that degree to get a upwardly mobile job.

That's the point.


This-opotamus.
 
2011-10-18 05:13:46 PM  
Hey! All of you kids...Get the hell off my lawn!
 
2011-10-18 05:14:25 PM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: PrinceofFark:

Where the hell did we go wrong?

Probably right around when the companies all the Baby Boomers owned decided outsourcing jobs and materials overseas was a better investment for their quarterly statements rather than here with domestic production and a higher quality of worker.


Do you not cross town to save $ 010 on a gadget? It is not the fault of the manufacturers. It is the fault of the consumers that demanded lower prices. It is the fault of the people that put their money in their 401K's that would dump a stock if it missed a quarterly projection by a nickel.

It is the fault of the consumer for not wanting to pay $300 for an Ipod instead of $150.
 
2011-10-18 05:14:48 PM  

Cythraul: Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.


fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net
 
2011-10-18 05:14:54 PM  

PrinceofFark: Cythraul: You're talking about a generation of people who have become the greatest sell-outs in the history of all mankind. A generation of people who half were too poor to protest with the hippies, and most of the other half were only doing it for the 'free love' and the drugs that came along with it. Only a small number (god bless 'em) of those who demanded change in the 60's were actually out there for the right reasons. For everyone else, it was a party.

Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.

/DRTFA

Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash. We worked hard for everything we got and to see our successors become such failures is truly.. saddening.

Where the hell did we go wrong?


You didn't jerk into the toilet.
 
2011-10-18 05:15:39 PM  
While I'm pretty compassionate and left-leaning in how I want the government to operate, I thought the '60s protesters were completely full of shiat, too, and their failure inevitable. Just because your heart is in the right place doesn't mean you have good ideas. Revolutions, by and large, suck for everyone except the small group leading the revolution. I want corporate and fiscal reform, too, but not because the government caves in to a crowd in the street. Self-appointed mob rule is MUCH worse than corrupt, corporate-influenced representative democracy. Because the next mob could very well be armed teabaggers.
 
2011-10-18 05:17:59 PM  
I am from the 70s generation. No protests. No free love. College was inexpensive for me, but jobs were not easy to come by when I got out. Started making minimum wage, I now own a nice company and make a good living...my kids are nearing college age. I am not whining, but honest I am having a hard time figuring out whether I should be one of the protesters or am one of the people they are protesting against.
 
2011-10-18 05:19:15 PM  

Gyrfalcon: impaler: I do love all the people saying that 20-30 years ago, they went to college (and paid for it), then went on to crap jobs (in their field) and worked their way up.

No shat. College cost 1/3 as much, and you could then use that degree to get a upwardly mobile job.

That's the point.

Well, yes.

The Boomer generation became their parents, after spending their youth swearing they'd never become a bunch of self-satisfied fatcat money-grubbing whores; and yet they did, and now it troubles their long-buried consciences to see that their lives are nothing but a hollow echo of the 1950's.

This is what selling out tastes like 40 years later, Boomers. You turned into the things you hated the most.


Steveo: Wait, time out. I just wanted to ask real quick, if I can. You believe in rebellion, freedom and love, right?
Mom: Absolutely, yes.
Dad: Rebellion, freedom, love.
Stevo: You two are divorced. So love failed. Two: Mom, you're a New Ager, clinging to every scrap of Eastern religion that may justify why the above said love failed. Three: Dad, you're a slick, corporate, preppy-ass lawyer. I don't really have to say anything else about you do I dad? Four: You move from New York City, the Mecca and hub of the cultural world to Utah! Nowhere! To change nothing! More to perpetuate this cycle of greed, fascism and triviality. Your movement of the people, by and for the people got you... nothing! You just hide behind some lost sense of drugs, sex and rock and roll. Ooooh, Kumbaya! I am the future! I am the future of this great nation which you, father, so arrogantly saved this world for. Look, I have my own agenda. Harvard, out. University of Utah, in. I'm gonna get a 4.0 in damage. I love you guys! Don't get me wrong, it's all about this. But for the first time in my life, I'm 18 and I can say "FAAAAARK YOU!"
Dad: Steven, I didn't sell out son. I bought in. Keep that in mind.
 
2011-10-18 05:19:17 PM  
I got lucky during school. I think tuition was about $2500 a semester, 5k a year, and I was able to pay them with pell grants and a few scholarships all by the last year. Parents sold a failing business so on paper they made money, even if none of it went to me.

Wound up, between that year and summer school to finish the degree, with about $10k in debt. I've paid that down to about ~$5,000 or so in 4 years. In all honesty, I could probably write a check today to pay it off. Might do it this spring once my bank account recovers a bit. Trying to save up for a house, so I don't want to spend more then I can spare. always plan on having 5 paychecks worth in the bank for emergency funds.


Still consider myself a 99%er, because not everyone is so lucky.
 
2011-10-18 05:19:18 PM  

Some Random Fat Guy: Kar98: PrinceofFark: Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash

Die. Now. So somebody can have a job.

This.
They would love to "get a farking job" but there all filled up and there debt is too damn high.


You went grammar Nazi a few posts up, and then post this?

Poe, or Rotzky?
 
2011-10-18 05:19:30 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: PrinceofFark: Cythraul: You're talking about a generation of people who have become the greatest sell-outs in the history of all mankind. A generation of people who half were too poor to protest with the hippies, and most of the other half were only doing it for the 'free love' and the drugs that came along with it. Only a small number (god bless 'em) of those who demanded change in the 60's were actually out there for the right reasons. For everyone else, it was a party.

Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.

/DRTFA

Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash. We worked hard for everything we got and to see our successors become such failures is truly.. saddening.

Where the hell did we go wrong?

You didn't jerk into the toilet.


History will vilify Gen X as you all should be for how you've handled this. Everyone is suffering from the economy, not just you foolish kids who took on too much debt.

The debt was your choice, no one forced you to take it on, so grow up and deal with your responsibilities like we all did. I read all of this hatred towards my generation because you clueless brats seem to think we had the best of everything and hoarded it for ourselves?

Where do you get your information? You don't bite the hand that feeds and you show respect to your elders. Until you kids learn those simple rules you'll get no respect from anyone with any real power.

Shameful act and i'm personally ashamed of what America has to look forward to in its new generation of "up and comers". This country is screwed and you are all to blame, not the other way around.
 
2011-10-18 05:19:50 PM  
I thought the reason why there was an age disconnect was that the younger crowd has had to have a real job for all of 2 or 3 years before they decided the whole thing was shiat and wanted more and ADHD and stuff
 
2011-10-18 05:20:50 PM  
MorrisBird 2011-10-18 05:00:13 PM

I am a member of the 60's generation. My four year undergraduate degree cost me $1500. I paid for it with a small inheritance from my grandmother. I went to law school in 1991 after raising three kids. Tuition was over $100,000, but I paid it with an inheritance from my father. When I got out of law school I got a job, with benefits and a 401K. I watch what the kids now face and I shudder for them. You have this 60's kid's support. My generation was very fortunate. We are also the 99%.


You need to die and bestow an inheritance on the next generation.

/Pro-Death Panels
 
2011-10-18 05:21:06 PM  
They've lived long enough.

Kill them.
 
2011-10-18 05:21:09 PM  

PrinceofFark: Vtimlin: PrinceofFark: Cythraul: You're talking about a generation of people who have become the greatest sell-outs in the history of all mankind. A generation of people who half were too poor to protest with the hippies, and most of the other half were only doing it for the 'free love' and the drugs that came along with it. Only a small number (god bless 'em) of those who demanded change in the 60's were actually out there for the right reasons. For everyone else, it was a party.

Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.

/DRTFA

Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash. We worked hard for everything we got and to see our successors become such failures is truly.. saddening.

Where the hell did we go wrong?

Bad parenting.

There is some truth to that so i'll give you some credit. To lump all of this generations many issues on the parenting of us boomers is once again a classic sign of Gen X "it's not our fault, we WANT EVERYTHING handed to us or we wont work!!".

So don't work, starve, waste your youth lazying it up waiting for some ship to come in and save you all from your own ineptitude. They have this movement in my state now, my freaking state!

I'll tell you how I showed my support for this crap when I had the unfortunate luck of basically walking right into one of their demonstrations. I cleared a path for myself, educated some clueless girl on how capitalism really works and made use of some guy sitting on a blanket as a makeshift trash can for my wrapper.

I showed no respect to these people and most of the people my age feel the same way. Stop shaming this country, we didn't bring you into this world so you could turn around and destroy it in record time.


So are you still working over at the TSA these days?
 
2011-10-18 05:21:46 PM  
So, when the American Dream started on its big decline in the early 80's, who exactly was to blame? I was in elementary school.
 
2011-10-18 05:22:45 PM  
Someone in this thread is being a grumpy gus.

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2011-10-18 05:22:52 PM  
40 years in the future, most of today's hippies won't get either. Youth is silly.
 
2011-10-18 05:22:54 PM  

PrinceofFark: Vtimlin: PrinceofFark: Cythraul: You're talking about a generation of people who have become the greatest sell-outs in the history of all mankind. A generation of people who half were too poor to protest with the hippies, and most of the other half were only doing it for the 'free love' and the drugs that came along with it. Only a small number (god bless 'em) of those who demanded change in the 60's were actually out there for the right reasons. For everyone else, it was a party.

Probably one of the most deluded, self-indulgent generations of people to come for quite a long time.

Here's a message from Gen-X to the Baby Boomers, you self-important douche bags: Go Fark yourselves.

/DRTFA

Here is a message from the Boomers to you scabs. Get a farking job and stop destroying this country you entitled piece of trash. We worked hard for everything we got and to see our successors become such failures is truly.. saddening.

Where the hell did we go wrong?

Bad parenting.

There is some truth to that so i'll give you some credit. To lump all of this generations many issues on the parenting of us boomers is once again a classic sign of Gen X "it's not our fault, we WANT EVERYTHING handed to us or we wont work!!".

So don't work, starve, waste your youth lazying it up waiting for some ship to come in and save you all from your own ineptitude. They have this movement in my state now, my freaking state!

I'll tell you how I showed my support for this crap when I had the unfortunate luck of basically walking right into one of their demonstrations. I cleared a path for myself, educated some clueless girl on how capitalism really works and made use of some guy sitting on a blanket as a makeshift trash can for my wrapper.

I showed no respect to these people and most of the people my age feel the same way. Stop shaming this country, we didn't bring you into this world so you could turn around and destroy it in record time.


The boomer generation is MUCH larger than the Xer's (my generation) so supporting you is costly. The boomer generation is refusing to retire and that is tying up jobs, screwing the natural generation to generation job hand off.

We're not the ones destroying the world...the "I've got mine, screw you" boomers have farked it up royally.
 
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