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Response to hunter (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 22, 2014, 07:47 PM

8. I think he has a point about Boomers, though

In general, that is.

They put Reagan in office (and kept him there) almost as soon as they came of age.

They took the benefits of higher education (which was not structured into a financial scam) and used them to spread greed and consumption around the world. Now they are into reverse mortgages and being free of estate tax and pension funds that reap them benefits from pollution and offshoring.

All of this, they tell themselves, is an 'antidote' to the kind of government evil that sent their friends to Vietnam.

I say what's good for the goose is good for the gander: While the Millennials still have some vital years left, they should look back at the politics of their parents when they were young, and also engage in some inter-generational conflict. Part of the reason we're so screwed is that Millennials were conditioned to think of their elders as "your groovy friends with a few wrinkles, continuing to live a vital existence into old age".

Above all, they are used to being catered to -- in spades -- whenever a new phase of their lives sets in. Its like a cultural and economic stampede.

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