Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
We have this tendency to want to talk about our American lives in terms if generations, the designations are largely arbitrary.
This trend kicked off in the post war era, when the so-called greatest generation kicked the next era with a baby boom.
This is important; the greatest generation did not call themselves great, but that generation of Americans sacrificed, they put everything on the line to keep the world free from Nazi tyranny, and the threat coming from the Empire of Japan.
After the war ended and all the soldiers came home, a lot of babies were born, and those kids who were a notoriously selfish bunch had to have an appellation in reference to themselves, and they settled on the characteristic that defined them all, the baby-boomers.
Bill Clinton was the first president to come from that group of entitled, shortsighted, greedy generation, then we got George W, Bush, and now we have Donald Trump.
I left Barack Obama out of the mix, because, his upbringing shielded him from the worst of the boomer’s corruption. He was a decent, hard-working a family man, as John Mc Cain said of him, a good president and doesn’t deserve to be lumped in with the other dunces.
Those other guys, and the overwhelming majority of our elected representatives are all boomers, and this is what I have to say, the boomers have destroyed America.
They’ve been in charge for a while now, and they have been driving us to this end ever since they took the reigns of power; they have been gleefully pitting us against each other, selling out the country’s future the same way the sold out their kids.
They demanded their inheritance before their parent’s were dead, they squandered it on coal and oil, poisoning our air, and water, and soil, all to boost their 401K’s their stock market portfolios, they are planning to strip their children of their Medicare and social security to finance a winter home in Arizona or Florida.
The spoiled children of the greatest generation have lived up to the expectations of their parents; corrupt to the bone.