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(Gothamist)   Millennials have come down with a condition called "Fauxsumerism," a condition that makes them all just want to browse and not buy anything on the Internet   (gothamist.com) divider line 76
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2014-04-23 08:45:34 AM  
"Want to browse" and "Can't afford" are two different things.
 
2014-04-23 08:50:58 AM  
This gent has NO respect for people with no shopping agenda:
oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2014-04-23 09:16:12 AM  
Which Articles to Avoid, rule #13:

The headline claims to know why millennials do a thing.
 
2014-04-23 09:23:42 AM  
DON'T JUST PERUSE - CONSUME!!
CAPITALISM DEMANDS IT!!
 
2014-04-23 10:15:41 AM  
Do any millennials have totalfark?
 
2014-04-23 10:34:22 AM  

kbronsito: Do any millennials have totalfark?

I'm a borderline case.
 
2014-04-23 10:59:39 AM  

exick: kbronsito: Do any millennials have totalfark?
I'm a borderline case.


I am too.

Millenials have student loans, what discretionary income?
 
2014-04-23 11:15:09 AM  
That's right: 1,300 14-34 year olds were polled to definitively prove that transaction-free Internet window shopping is both delightful and an endless source of fun.

Wow. This is in no way similar to the way kids used to roam in packs for hours in the mall and never actually buy anything due to being broke and just killing time anyways. Wait...it is similar, actually. Only much sadder in that mall rats at least were having actual social interaction and keeping mall cops employed.
 
2014-04-23 11:16:55 AM  
Like Charlie Bucket wistfully walking past the candy shoppe. Why won't you poor, unemployed, student-loan-burdened, lazy, unmotivated, apathetic, hipster, po-mo, upcycling Lyft drivers ever BUY anything?
 
2014-04-23 11:18:55 AM  
In the old days, we called that "window shopping," but it involved walking around and actually getting outside.
 
2014-04-23 11:49:44 AM  

Nabb1: In the old days, we called that "window shopping," but it involved walking around and actually getting outside.


Had catalogues not been invented yet? I mean, once those came along, you could window shop from your armchair!
 
2014-04-23 11:52:30 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Nabb1: In the old days, we called that "window shopping," but it involved walking around and actually getting outside.

Had catalogues not been invented yet? I mean, once those came along, you could window shop from your armchair!


Indeed! We didn't have the internet - we had the Sears catalog. And it had that lingerie section, too, so we made do with that in the days before online smut (and before you finally found where Dad stashed the Playboys).
 
2014-04-23 11:55:38 AM  

Nabb1: Pocket Ninja: Nabb1: In the old days, we called that "window shopping," but it involved walking around and actually getting outside.

Had catalogues not been invented yet? I mean, once those came along, you could window shop from your armchair!

Indeed! We didn't have the internet - we had the Sears catalog. And it had that lingerie section, too, so we made do with that in the days before online smut (and before you finally found where Dad stashed the Playboys).


In my day, that's how you first new if your kid was gay or straight. You checked the mens and womens underwear section and saw which pages were crusty.
 
2014-04-23 11:57:32 AM  

kid_icarus: You checked the mens and womens underwear section and saw which pages were crusty.


Yes, the pre-internet version of spying on your child's browsing history.
 
2014-04-23 11:58:21 AM  
Clearing cache involved ripping out pages (which was, in itself, something of an admission).
 
2014-04-23 12:17:04 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Clearing cache involved ripping out pages (which was, in itself, something of an admission).


Just get rid of the whole catalog. There will be another one in a few months, and then you can start a new browsing session with a clean slate.
 
2014-04-23 12:23:21 PM  
It's called being farking broke, or being somewhat responsible and paying off school debt.
 
2014-04-23 12:24:59 PM  
Windows 8 shopping?
 
2014-04-23 12:38:05 PM  

kbronsito: Do any millennials have totalfark?


Guilty, but just to make this fun: someone else sponsored me; I didn't pay for it myself.
 
2014-04-23 12:44:47 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Clearing cache involved ripping out pages (which was, in itself, something of an admission).


Use scissors to cut out the sexiest underwear models, paste onto popsicle sticks, have erotic puppet show.
You kids don't appreciate what you've got. We had to use our imagination.
 
2014-04-23 12:45:09 PM  
The middle class gets permanently tantalized. News at 11.
 
2014-04-23 12:49:17 PM  
What about the kids with affluenza?
 
2014-04-23 12:54:34 PM  

kid_icarus: Pocket Ninja: Clearing cache involved ripping out pages (which was, in itself, something of an admission).

Use scissors to cut out the sexiest underwear models, paste onto popsicle sticks, have erotic puppet show.
You kids don't appreciate what you've got. We had to use our imagination.


Do you have a Pinterest page we could subscribe to?
 
2014-04-23 12:56:40 PM  

Lucky LaRue: "Want to browse" and "Can't afford" are two different things.


Pretty much.
 
2014-04-23 12:59:22 PM  

mcreadyblue: What about the kids with affluenza?


They have personal shoppers to do their browsing for them.
 
2014-04-23 01:02:10 PM  
Hell I'm like that and I'm not a millennial. I'm busy trying to pay down bills and I will look online if I see something I like I will put it into  my wish list for later. You want me to spend more tell my boss to pay a little more and then we will talk.
 
2014-04-23 01:05:31 PM  
I'm just barely a millennial on the old-side of things.

I see my grandparents- their retirement savings have *grown* since they entered retirement 17 years ago.

I see my parents (boomers)- they're 8 years away from retirement age, and they're nowhere close to being financially secure.

I'd much rather die when I'm 95 and have hundreds of thousands of dollars to give away to my kids & grand kids, rather than die penniless when I'm 80 because my reverse mortgage ran out and I can't afford healthcare anymore.
 
2014-04-23 01:12:22 PM  

kid_icarus: That's right: 1,300 14-34 year olds were polled to definitively prove that transaction-free Internet window shopping is both delightful and an endless source of fun.

Wow. This is in no way similar to the way kids used to roam in packs for hours in the mall and never actually buy anything due to being broke and just killing time anyways. Wait...it is similar, actually. Only much sadder in that mall rats at least were having actual social interaction and keeping mall cops employed.


misses mall rat shenanigans
content8.flixster.com
 
2014-04-23 01:18:11 PM  
Yeah, the biggest generational wealth gap in hundreds of years is totally going to continue enabling a mindless consumerism driven society.

Every single aspect of this situation was sown by near sighted idiocy on the part of the greedy(I don't pretend greed is a truly generational characteristic, only the consequences are generational in nature).
 
2014-04-23 01:36:43 PM  
Torrenting HBO shows is not the same thing as internet window shopping.

HBO shows get torrented because of their anti-consumer business practices and because some people can't pay for Netflix and HBO and Cable and Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime.


The fauxsumerism thing is real though. My girlfriend spends hours a day looking at stuff on Amazon she has little if any intention of buying. Drives me crazy.
 
2014-04-23 01:37:54 PM  

kbronsito: Do any millennials have totalfark?


I'm born in 1987. Does that make me one? Not sure.

I was interesting in TotalFark until they did the free TF day. Found out I really wasn't missing anything.
 
2014-04-23 01:49:01 PM  
There are apps that just show you random products, there's something oddly entertaining about it. Sometimes you find some cool shiat. Not that it's worth buying, just something random to pass the time.
 
2014-04-23 01:53:30 PM  

Nabb1: Pocket Ninja: Nabb1: In the old days, we called that "window shopping," but it involved walking around and actually getting outside.

Had catalogues not been invented yet? I mean, once those came along, you could window shop from your armchair!

Indeed! We didn't have the internet - we had the Sears catalog. And it had that lingerie section, too, so we made do with that in the days before online smut (and before you finally found where Dad stashed the Playboys).


Kids today have it so easy.  Instead of waiting for and then looking at a Sears catalog, they can just use the Internet and go right to sears.com.

/shamelessly stolen
 
2014-04-23 01:56:15 PM  
And yet companies still make money off of what they see we look at.  (cookie anyone?)

They didn't have that before...quit your biatchin'

In the malls, we window shop
On the web, we monitor shop

You just didn't know we were doing it before.  (you're welcome for your big brother environment)

And if you want us to buy more, tell your managers to start paying higher wages.
Then their staff will go shop.

Amazing how that works.
 
2014-04-23 02:00:39 PM  
"As some wise oldster once subtweeted, money doesn't buy #happiness. If marketers are still in the dark on this, all they need to do is check out the grin on the kid torrenting HD  Game of Thrones episodes instead of shelling out for HBOGo. "

Would that that were possible.  Okay, a whole, whole lot of people would still torrent or pass it around on SD cards or whatever.  But, since the bold part isn't possible (short of shelling out $75+ a month for full cable + HBO), why would you make that comparison?
 
2014-04-23 02:09:37 PM  

grinding_journalist: Which Articles to Avoid, rule #13:

The headline claims to know why contains "millennials" do a thing.

 
2014-04-23 02:09:39 PM  
Also known by its clinical name, "poverty".
 
2014-04-23 02:11:55 PM  

ikanreed: Yeah, the biggest generational wealth gap in hundreds of years is totally going to continue enabling a mindless consumerism driven society.


They're already losing their shiat because young people aren't buying cars. They might be faced with having missed out on indoctrinating an entire generation.
 
2014-04-23 02:12:07 PM  
 
2014-04-23 02:20:56 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: ikanreed: Yeah, the biggest generational wealth gap in hundreds of years is totally going to continue enabling a mindless consumerism driven society.

They're already losing their shiat because young people aren't buying cars. They might be faced with having missed out on indoctrinating an entire generation.


Nearly every drop of ink that has been spilled on that subject is absolute bullshiat. Somehow this myth has been concocted that we don't buy cars because [social media related buzzwords]. I have to wonder if it's just wishful thinking, or the automotive press is populated exclusively by idiots.
 
2014-04-23 02:23:42 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: There are apps that just show you random products, there's something oddly entertaining about it. Sometimes you find some cool shiat. Not that it's worth buying, just something random to pass the time.


Yep.  Take Woot.com (now Amazon's).  Just logged in and I apparently haven't bought anything there for over 4 full years.  But I've gone there most days just as a shortened curated list of "shiat I could buy, if I wanted to buy shiat".   Keeps me from being entirely unaware of what's available in the tech-n-gadget sphere, even if I don't intend to keep up.

Between e-books, media-less media, scanning down documents, minimized clothes, throwing away out-of-date gadgets, etc... minimalism is the name of the game.  I'd argue (and maybe this is the influence of the hoarder shows) that minimalism is now a class signifier, since almost any broke-as-a-joke Joe can manage to have a house full of crap if they want to.
 
2014-04-23 02:29:07 PM  
ftfa: "14-34 year olds"

I'm actually impressed, an article actually got the "millennial" age right.

/33
//I was a crazy millennial ten years ago
///people forget that people age
 
2014-04-23 02:39:02 PM  

alexcassidy: HotWingConspiracy: ikanreed: Yeah, the biggest generational wealth gap in hundreds of years is totally going to continue enabling a mindless consumerism driven society.

They're already losing their shiat because young people aren't buying cars. They might be faced with having missed out on indoctrinating an entire generation.

Nearly every drop of ink that has been spilled on that subject is absolute bullshiat. Somehow this myth has been concocted that we don't buy cars because [social media related buzzwords]. I have to wonder if it's just wishful thinking, or the automotive press is populated exclusively by idiots.


I don't think that it's a question of social media buzzwords, but it seems to me that older Gen Xers and millenials want to avoid furthering perpetual debt, especially since many are burdened by student loans or were personally affected by the housing bubble  So, where our parents bought a new car every couple of years, we tend to hold onto things for a long time.  I'm 36 and after owning 2 second hand cars within the past 15 years I just bought my first new one.  I have no intention of buying another car for a long time.
 
2014-04-23 02:40:03 PM  

Stile4aly: alexcassidy: HotWingConspiracy: ikanreed: Yeah, the biggest generational wealth gap in hundreds of years is totally going to continue enabling a mindless consumerism driven society.

They're already losing their shiat because young people aren't buying cars. They might be faced with having missed out on indoctrinating an entire generation.

Nearly every drop of ink that has been spilled on that subject is absolute bullshiat. Somehow this myth has been concocted that we don't buy cars because [social media related buzzwords]. I have to wonder if it's just wishful thinking, or the automotive press is populated exclusively by idiots.

I don't think that it's a question of social media buzzwords, but it seems to me that older Gen Xers and millenials want to avoid furthering perpetual debt, especially since many are burdened by student loans or were personally affected by the housing bubble  So, where our parents bought a new car every couple of years, we tend to hold onto things for a long time.  I'm 36 and after owning 2 second hand cars within the past 15 years I just bought my first new one.  I have no intention of buying another car for a long time.


younger Gen Xers, that is.
 
2014-04-23 02:41:23 PM  
Every year I get older.  Every year they move the top age bracket up a year while leaving the low age bracket the same.

What gives?

14 year olds weren't even alive on 9/11, I saw the second plane on TV in my college rec center.

I remember the first desert storm and the berlin wall falling (even if not quit understanding the significance).

Really any kid that was born in the internet era, say post 1995, should not be considered the same generation as me, 1981.
 
2014-04-23 02:44:13 PM  
By in MY day, they called it "Window Shopping"!

/just ate the onion on my belt. Quite tasty!
 
2014-04-23 02:56:05 PM  

Nabb1: In the old days, we called that "window shopping," but it involved walking around and actually getting outside.


Well, unless you had a garage entrance to your house and the mall car park was in the mall basement.
 
2014-04-23 03:12:51 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: By in MY day, they called it "Window Shopping"!

/just ate the onion on my belt. Quite tasty!


How many bees did it cost?
 
2014-04-23 03:14:00 PM  
I am not sure how many times I have built a new PC on Newegg..... one of these days I will get around to buying/affording the components.  After this other want and that other want and oh ya these other wants.  But he, at least I have my needs covered.
 
2014-04-23 03:26:30 PM  

plcow: Really any kid that was born in the internet era, say post 1995, should not be considered the same generation as me, 1981.


^this, I've taken to calling post '95 as "Millenials" and those of us before '95 as "Gen Y." Gen Y folks remember life before it being necessary to be plugged in.

I'm 25 and I was about 10 or so before the internet was ubiquitous. People are delusional if they think having internet in all facets of daily life hasn't affected childhood development.
 
2014-04-23 04:01:09 PM  

Cheeseface: plcow: Really any kid that was born in the internet era, say post 1995, should not be considered the same generation as me, 1981.

^this, I've taken to calling post '95 as "Millenials" and those of us before '95 as "Gen Y." Gen Y folks remember life before it being necessary to be plugged in.

I'm 25 and I was about 10 or so before the internet was ubiquitous. People are delusional if they think having internet in all facets of daily life hasn't affected childhood development.


same here (born 1979) we were labeled Gen Y since we followed Gen X and I was okay with it.  Never understood where "millenial" came from. When I first heard it, I thought they were talking about kids born around the new millenia (~2000) so I can agree with 1995+ being millenials, and the 1980-1994 as Gen Y.

Kinda glad I am gen Y, actually experienced a life without internet/tech everywhere and played outside; got to see the growth of tech into our lives; and I am okay working with tech now that it is everywhere, but I don't feel a need or dependance on it.  I can read a map or write down directions BEFORE I go on a trip.
 
2014-04-23 04:21:14 PM  
And thus, without mindless consumption to prop up the economy, America was laid low.
 
2014-04-23 04:27:09 PM  

plcow: Every year I get older.  Every year they move the top age bracket up a year while leaving the low age bracket the same.

What gives?

14 year olds weren't even alive on 9/11, I saw the second plane on TV in my college rec center.

I remember the first desert storm and the berlin wall falling (even if not quit understanding the significance).

Really any kid that was born in the internet era, say post 1995, should not be considered the same generation as me, 1981.


There are only three age groups.  Those that are older than the boomers, the boomers, and those that are younger than the boomers.

Point being, the boomers are what everyone is measured against.
 
2014-04-23 04:38:33 PM  

Delta1212: kbronsito: Do any millennials have totalfark?

Guilty, but just to make this fun: someone else sponsored me; I didn't pay for it myself.


The only way I'll roll through that circus

/cheap ass broke ass millennial
 
2014-04-23 04:46:59 PM  

Stile4aly: alexcassidy: HotWingConspiracy: ikanreed: Yeah, the biggest generational wealth gap in hundreds of years is totally going to continue enabling a mindless consumerism driven society.

They're already losing their shiat because young people aren't buying cars. They might be faced with having missed out on indoctrinating an entire generation.

Nearly every drop of ink that has been spilled on that subject is absolute bullshiat. Somehow this myth has been concocted that we don't buy cars because [social media related buzzwords]. I have to wonder if it's just wishful thinking, or the automotive press is populated exclusively by idiots.

I don't think that it's a question of social media buzzwords, but it seems to me that older Gen Xers and millenials want to avoid furthering perpetual debt, especially since many are burdened by student loans or were personally affected by the housing bubble  So, where our parents bought a new car every couple of years, we tend to hold onto things for a long time.  I'm 36 and after owning 2 second hand cars within the past 15 years I just bought my first new one.  I have no intention of buying another car for a long time.


Yeah, pretty much this - I just bought a new car a few months ago and now that I've gotten to experience it, I'm pretty sure I'll be buying used in another 10 years or so.  It's nice having a brand new car, but buying new isn't generally a good value proposition compared to a 2-3 year old car coming off a lease.
 
2014-04-23 04:50:01 PM  

Saiga410: I am not sure how many times I have built a new PC on Newegg..... one of these days I will get around to buying/affording the components.  After this other want and that other want and oh ya these other wants.  But he, at least I have my needs covered.


I've done the same so many times.
 
2014-04-23 05:18:59 PM  

sendtodave: There are only three age groups.  Those that are older than the boomers, the boomers, and those that are younger than the boomers.

Point being, the boomers are what everyone is measured against.


The "echo" boom centered on births around 1991 is as large a demographic cohort as the Boomers.  Whole lot less money, though, and likely to be a whole lot less money for a very, very long time to come.
 
2014-04-23 05:24:26 PM  

Nabb1: Pocket Ninja: Clearing cache involved ripping out pages (which was, in itself, something of an admission).

Just get rid of the whole catalog. There will be another one in a few months, and then you can start a new browsing session with a clean slate.


or, don't orgasm on the page.  use a tissue or paper towel.  what if you want to look at the catalogue again?  geez.  no wonder old people take so long to learn new things... they weren't all that bright to begin with.

/ but, then again, i'm old enough to predate online smut looking.
 
2014-04-23 06:05:40 PM  
Because they cant afford to buy the products on the salaries the manufacturers pay.
 
2014-04-23 06:09:15 PM  
I have twelve dollars in the bank and 60 grand in student loan debt. You go fark your system. I've farked by it enough. Milleniums are the "Generation F#$% It". The Boomers selfishness coupled with Xer apathy is why we are in this mess. A mess too big for any one generation to solve at this point.
 
2014-04-23 06:41:22 PM  
Deadbeats
 
2014-04-23 06:49:04 PM  

kid_icarus: Pocket Ninja: Clearing cache involved ripping out pages (which was, in itself, something of an admission).

Use scissors to cut out the sexiest underwear models, paste onto popsicle sticks, have erotic puppet show.
You kids don't appreciate what you've got. We had to use our imagination.


"Paste"?
 
2014-04-23 08:20:08 PM  
It's called "We've Been Conditioned To Like Stuff, But The Boomers Hogged All The Money And Jobs." Difficult condition to cure, but it should work itself out in another 20, 30 years or so.
 
2014-04-23 09:00:58 PM  
I don't consider myself a Millennial, but count me in with the fauxsumerism. I'm the scummiest, most evil Fauxsumerist drain on society that there is. I drain literally kilobytes of bandwidth from various commerce sites at least once a week. Truth be told, websites should be charging us for the cost of browsing, and then maybe if we make a minimum $20 purchase or something, they can rebate the browsing fee.

Really though, I'm too broke to buy much, but I still like to keep up with the latest stock at a few places. Then once every few years when I manage to save up enough, I can afford to make a small token purchase.
 
2014-04-23 09:12:20 PM  

MrHappyRotter: but I still like to keep up with the latest stock at a few places.


Hell, I'll usually eyeball whatever QVC/HSN are spewing for about 3 seconds as I flip channels. Ain't never bought a thing from either of them and never will. The fact that they can talk for 12 minutes about a $20 egg poacher (on QVC right now) is a skill and a throwback to a different era of marketing from the modern 15-second commercial or half-second-attention-span banner ad.
 
2014-04-23 10:14:51 PM  
If you want people to buy more stuff maybe companies should PAY people more.  You cannot have a consumer based economy if nobody has the cash to actually buy anything.

At this point in my life though even that wouldn't really make me consume more.  My needs are met and I don't think that filling up the house with useless junk is going to improve my life any.
 
2014-04-23 11:28:36 PM  

grinding_journalist: Which Articles to Avoid, rule #13:

The headline claims to know why millennials do a thing.


Anything that says "millennials" as  euphemism for the equally ridiculous term "hipster"
 
2014-04-24 05:51:53 AM  

Bullseyed: kbronsito: Do any millennials have totalfark?

I'm born in 1987. Does that make me one? Not sure.

I was interesting in TotalFark until they did the free TF day. Found out I really wasn't missing anything.


Someone gave me TF a while back, I appreciate the gesture but I wasn't impressed enough to spend the money to keep it.
 
2014-04-24 06:22:11 AM  

Asako: If you want people to buy more stuff maybe companies should PAY people more.  You cannot have a consumer based economy if nobody has the cash to actually buy anything.

At this point in my life though even that wouldn't really make me consume more.  My needs are met and I don't think that filling up the house with useless junk is going to improve my life any.


See right there is the whole problem - even if they wanted to jumpstart the consumerism gravy train again, no one is going to spring for it - because, what if they pull out the football Lucy style.

/ Count me in on minimalist culture
// Sipping my artisan cold-brewed coffee
 
2014-04-24 08:42:00 AM  
You keep pretending that there's jobs for us, we'll keep pretending to be consumers.

/guess I'm going to have to make my own job.
 
2014-04-24 09:32:51 AM  

Ethertap: Stile4aly: alexcassidy: HotWingConspiracy: ikanreed: Yeah, the biggest generational wealth gap in hundreds of years is totally going to continue enabling a mindless consumerism driven society.

They're already losing their shiat because young people aren't buying cars. They might be faced with having missed out on indoctrinating an entire generation.

Nearly every drop of ink that has been spilled on that subject is absolute bullshiat. Somehow this myth has been concocted that we don't buy cars because [social media related buzzwords]. I have to wonder if it's just wishful thinking, or the automotive press is populated exclusively by idiots.

I don't think that it's a question of social media buzzwords, but it seems to me that older Gen Xers and millenials want to avoid furthering perpetual debt, especially since many are burdened by student loans or were personally affected by the housing bubble  So, where our parents bought a new car every couple of years, we tend to hold onto things for a long time.  I'm 36 and after owning 2 second hand cars within the past 15 years I just bought my first new one.  I have no intention of buying another car for a long time.

Yeah, pretty much this - I just bought a new car a few months ago and now that I've gotten to experience it, I'm pretty sure I'll be buying used in another 10 years or so.  It's nice having a brand new car, but buying new isn't generally a good value proposition compared to a 2-3 year old car coming off a lease.


It helps that cars are generally of a much better quality these days.  It used to be that 100k miles was close to death...now it's just getting warmed up if it's been well maintained.
 
2014-04-24 09:43:40 AM  

Franco: I have twelve dollars in the bank and 60 grand in student loan debt. You go fark your system. I've farked by it enough. Milleniums are the "Generation F#$% It". The Boomers selfishness coupled with Xer apathy is why we are in this mess. A mess too big for any one generation to solve at this point.


Interesting that "Generation F#$% It" is blaming Xer apathy for the problem.

Generation X have been dealing with the results of the vast generational disparity in political power and its subsequent socio-economic effects for twenty years now. Of course some of us feel exhausted and disengaged...welcome to the club.
 
2014-04-24 09:43:54 AM  

Bullseyed: kbronsito: Do any millennials have totalfark?

I'm born in 1987. Does that make me one? Not sure.

I was interesting in TotalFark until they did the free TF day. Found out I really wasn't missing anything.


1986 baby here, yes it does make us one

1980 to 1999 is considered the millennial generation.

/Relax it's just a marketing term
 
2014-04-24 10:13:24 AM  

HaveTrowelWillTravel: Franco: I have twelve dollars in the bank and 60 grand in student loan debt. You go fark your system. I've farked by it enough. Milleniums are the "Generation F#$% It". The Boomers selfishness coupled with Xer apathy is why we are in this mess. A mess too big for any one generation to solve at this point.

Interesting that "Generation F#$% It" is blaming Xer apathy for the problem.

Generation X have been dealing with the results of the vast generational disparity in political power and its subsequent socio-economic effects for twenty years now. Of course some of us feel exhausted and disengaged...welcome to the club.


^This.

The time has come and passed to transition power from the boomers. But every time we try they start squealing about the socalisms.
 
2014-04-24 01:47:10 PM  
Hey Nicky, look at me, im half Browser.


/or something like that
//cant remember it exactly
 
2014-04-24 04:29:48 PM  

toomuchwhargarbl: HaveTrowelWillTravel: Franco: I have twelve dollars in the bank and 60 grand in student loan debt. You go fark your system. I've farked by it enough. Milleniums are the "Generation F#$% It". The Boomers selfishness coupled with Xer apathy is why we are in this mess. A mess too big for any one generation to solve at this point.

Interesting that "Generation F#$% It" is blaming Xer apathy for the problem.

Generation X have been dealing with the results of the vast generational disparity in political power and its subsequent socio-economic effects for twenty years now. Of course some of us feel exhausted and disengaged...welcome to the club.

^This.

The time has come and passed to transition power from the boomers. But every time we try they start squealing about the socalisms.


I blame older boomers, who grew up in the censored and heavily propagandized 1950s. When socialism was the step before communism and there was hardly any minority representation in media. The whole neo-con movement is about getting back to their idealized childhood.

Younger boomers tend to be closer to Gen X because they grew up in the 1960s, so they aren't terrified if a brown person moves down the street, like their educated women, and are at least suspicious of propaganda.
 
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