Boomer bashing

Mark Alger (born circa 1954) has had enough of that sort of thing, thank you very much:

When we were born is not our fault. That there are assholes who, like the rooster who thought his crowing woke the sun, claim all manner of great and nefarious deeds in every generation is not good reason to tar the entire generation with the same brush. When you use “Boomer” as an insult to denigrate them, you insult me, too. If you are a friend, you’ll stop and consider before you speak.

Addressing one of the more serious complaints:

If you want to tag us with the decrepitude of American media and culture, please remember that was/is the end result of two movements — the Gramscian long march through the institutions, which took over the news media, literature, popular culture, the arts, and education from within, and the explicit instructions post the Russian Revolution from Lenin that international revolutionary Marxists should burrow into and subvert these institutions in the west as a matter of state policy. As the saying goes: not our fault. By the time we came along, it was pretty much fait accompli and all we could do was — as the Bible puts it — kick against the pricks. Which we did aplenty. We also warned the wider world — including the establishment — of the presence of communists in our midsts and operating fronts. But, check it out, the media. Already infiltrated.

Oh, and another thing:

If you’re an individualist of any stripe, what the hell are you doing applying collective standards to groups grievances? Isn’t that what the other side does that we object to all the time? Treat the people you encounter with respect as individuals, as you demand of the rest of the world. You’re right to want it for yourself; you are obligated to do so for those around you.

Fortunately, groups, with the exception of the grandly general “We the People,” have no standing under the Constitution. Not that anyone reads that hundred-year-old artifact these days.


  1. McGehee »

    17 June 2013 · 12:03 pm

    When you use “Boomer” as an insult to denigrate them, you insult me, too.

    Then they must not know him (unless, of course, the insult is apt) and therefore the insult is meaningless and he should grow a skin.

    That’s how I deal with it.

  2. McGehee »

    17 June 2013 · 12:04 pm

    Furthermore, one of the negative stereotypes applied to Boomers is that so many of them think the world revolves around them. A Boomer-era individual who claims not to be like that but who is nevertheless insulted by the stereotype, kinda qualifies.

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