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Sun May 24, 2020, 01:59 AM

I had an interesting chat with my niece and nephews today.

They wanted to play the blame game on why we are in this situataion today. I have never one time voted for a fucking republican, not ONCE. Furthermore, none of my friends would vote for one either.

I was more than annoyed hearing them blame my entire generation for this shit show we are in. I reminded them that all three of them were of voting age in 2016 and in the years to come, they very well might find THEMELVES blamed for Pussy-Grabber and the worsening of the disaster we were ALREADY in visi a vis, healthcare, retirement, etc. That sure got them to shut their pie holes. . .

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Reply I had an interesting chat with my niece and nephews today. (Original post)
BigDemVoter May 2020 OP
agingdem May 2020 #1
Duppers May 2020 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2020 #2
renate May 2020 #3
Journeyman May 2020 #4
pazzyanne May 2020 #5
ZZenith May 2020 #8
Doodley May 2020 #7
eShirl May 2020 #10
Nature Man May 2020 #11
mwb970 May 2020 #9
progressoid May 2020 #12

Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:11 AM

1. I told my adult grandkids

before they blame my generation for the world on fire it was their generation that stayed home on Election Day 2016...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #1)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:04 AM

6. This ⬆⬆

Yet, even I still blame my boomer generation to a certain extent - guess it's just because I live in the south where finding a liberal boomer is rare.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:21 AM

2. Good.

Each generation needs to take responsibility, both individually and in the aggregate. If you didn't vote, you have zero right to complain about the outcome.

I will confess that I did not vote the first time I was eligible. The year isn't all that important now. But I've voted every single time since then, including primaries for the last few decades.

Vote! It matters.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:32 AM

3. I voted for Republican judges when I was 18

I admit it. Straight Democratic ticket all the way down, except for those judges.

A friend of ours was a Republican and I voted against him, which Iím proud of, but still... I have voted for two Republicans.

I was super clean cut and naive and 18 years old and I thought all people who were accused were guilty of something.

Never again.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:34 AM

4. vHow myopic, to lay blame on a "generation". . .

I'm 65 years old, and if the truth be told I just got here myself. The planet seemed unbelievably screwed up when I arrived -- dead Hitlers and Stalins littered the Earth, McCarthy wouldn't be censured for another month or more, Rachel Carson was only beginning her career -- it couldn't be more surreal if Kafka himself were orchestrating it.

I spent my childhood beneath a school desk hiding from nuclear destruction. As a teenager, I feared I'd win my only lottery prize -- early induction to fight an asinine war no one believed in anymore. And despite all my best efforts -- and the best efforts of some of the best minds of my generation (those not destroyed by madness, who could do more than Howl) -- it just seems to be getting worse.

For every step forward we stumble three back. Again I face nuclear annihilation, though this time without the comfort of a protective desktop. Now it's my children who may face the horror of death by lottery. McCarthyism runs rampant in the halls again, the ecological disaster we face is far beyond anything Carson envisioned, and the ghosts of totalitarianism seem to stir yet again.

Point a finger of blame at another generation? Why, because they arrived a day or more after me? No. It's no one's fault and it's everyone's fault. . . take your fair share of blame. There's enough for all.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #4)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:45 AM

5. Love that you mentioned Rachel Carson!

One of my favorite heroines. I think of her every time I see a bald eagle. I was 35 years old before I saw a live wild bald eagle. Now there are 3 nesting pair within 10 miles of my home. 4 years ago I had an immature bald eagle wading in a puddle at the end of my driveway after a rainstorm. Totally awesome!

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #4)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:40 AM

8. Hear! Hear! Well said.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:46 AM

7. From their young perspectives, it is the older folk who have got us into this mess.

Is it the fault of young people that we have done so much damage to the planet? Is it their fault that between the two political parties we have the most expensive healthcare in the world that doesn't even cover everyone? Is it their fault that racism and bigotry is so rife in America that Trump would become president? That is the view of many young people who can't understand how old folk have fucked things up so badly. Just be glad to hear those views. At least they are on our side. I have a niece who is a Trump fanatical, bigoted narcissist.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #7)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:29 AM

10. We were all born into a seething world.

(sorry about your niece)

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Response to eShirl (Reply #10)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:31 AM

11. I was born into a world

that had jobs you could stay at for more than 20 years, retire, and get a pension.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:04 AM

9. The last time I voted for a republican was Nixon in 1972. Never again.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:56 AM

12. Yeah, cuz we had our shit together and didn't blame generations before us for anything.

People try to put us d-down
Just because we g-g-get around
Things they do look awful c-c-cold
I hope I die before I get old



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