The burning butthurt of Boomers

The self-obsession and butthurt of Boomers who feel their generation is insufficiently lionized for their world-changing accomplishments is downright comical. From a comment on the Z-man’s site:

There is another site on the net where they are all “high IQ” fellows who blame boomers for everything bad that ever happened. (boomers can time-travel apparently) and don’t like out host the Z-man much. Yet, I find the Z-man and the people who comment here very perceptive.

Yes, Marc Stoval’s Boomer butthurt is such that he’s actually whining about it on other sites. Just go away, Boomer Stoval. Go away and stay away. Perhaps the Z-folk will find you more tolerable.

It’s astonishing that these people genuinely don’t grasp how their behavior is perceived by the younger generations.

Abandoning Boomer parents

A woman not unreasonably wonders why she should be expected to look after parents who didn’t look after their own:

“People should think about what example they’re setting for their kids. My parents didn’t look after their own parents – they spent their 50s and 60s enjoying the freedom of being empty nesters and working to secure their own retirement. I’m wondering why I should do differently?”

Now, my parents did look after my grandparents until they died and I expect my brothers and I will do the same. But I don’t blame the Gen Xers and Millennials who see no reason why they should bother themselves about parents who haven’t shown much interest in their own parents, their children, or their grandchildren.

Owen takes a week off

Courtesy of YouTube. Apparently a Boomer was threatened by criticism of his g-g-generation and complained, leading to a strike and a one-week timeout.

Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our hate speech policy.

We’ve removed the following content from YouTube:

Video: The Boomer – Owen Benjamin

How dare you, Big Bear? How double-dog dare you? This is the banned video, which you can still watch on Unauthorized. Making fun of Boomers is now officially considered “hate speech” by YouTube.

They FINALLY got bored of themselves

For the first time in recorded history, a Baby Boomer has expressed a lack of interest in talking about his g-g-generation:

Not-Boomer: I’d like to see another Boomer bashing thread.

Boomer: Nah, all us boomers are used to it. And it’s tiresome.

Will wonders never cease? Have the Boomers finally learned? Have they finally realized that history has passed them by, that no one thinks they’re cool, and that The Beatles are not, in fact, the pinnacle of music? Have they finally grasped how everyone else was always sick of constantly hearing them talk about themselves?

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Sadly, no. Apparently some people are simply incapable of change. Bash away, bash away, bash away all. It is practically a moral duty at this point, as a salutary lesson to the younger generations, because no generation in human history has ever been as collectively obnoxious or narcissistic as the Baby Boomers.

The truth is that Boomers are not at all accustomed to being bashed and it stings them more than any non-Boomer can possibly believe, because none of us have ever had our identity tied up in our generational cohort. Here they were collectively catered to their entire lives, only to finally notice, late in life, that Generation X not only didn’t admire them and look up to them, but actively held them in contempt all along.

That’s why so many of them still react like angry Pavlovian dogs to even the smallest expression of disdain for them. Most of them will die without ever having relinquished the delusion that all of human history revolved around them.

19 million and counting

In case you’re ever feeling down, the Realtime Baby Boomer Death Clock should put a little spring in your step. By the end of today, there will be more than 4,500 fewer Boomers infesting the planet.

19 million down, only 66 million to go.

Yesterday, a Boomer complained that the Boomer Hate was tiresome. Yeah, so about that… it isn’t anywhere nearly as tiresome as being forced to endure generationally narcissistic morons droning on and on and on and on about themselves for more than forty freaking years.


And they wonder that we’re relieved the end is finally in sight?

Boomers had better get used to the Boomer Hate, because their generational reputation is only going to get worse as more and more Millennials gradually wake up to how the Boomers screwed them over by gleefully abandoning their familial and societal responsibilities.

Boomer hate goes mainstream

Best quote from the fake game show Millennial Millions: “I’m Gen-X. I just sit on the sidelines and watch the world burn.”

It’s interesting to observe that Boomers have finally lost control of the Official Zeitgeist. And it’s amusing to see how so many of them are still so generationally narcissistic that they genuinely don’t understand why all three succeeding generations not only don’t regard them as cool, but collectively hate them.

Is it entirely their fault? No. Of course not. The destructive decisions of the Silents and the Greatest Generation certainly played a significant part in the decline and eventual fall of the United States. But is there a lot for which to blame the Boomers, not least of all their unabashed pride in their ongoing demolition of their nation? Indubitably. He who breaks the generational compact, leaves his descendants worse off than his parents did, and dies with the most toys does not win, because the children and grandchildren he robbed will write his history.

This comment from a Gen-X progressive speaks for an awful lot of post-Boomer Americans: “I bought into the American dream and was heavily disappointed when I discovered that it was dead and only for the previous generation.”

To a Butthurt Boomer

Dear Baby Boomer,

You whine, cry, and kick up a fuss EVERY SINGLE TIME anyone says anything negative about the Boomers. You get defensive EVERY SINGLE TIME, which would be amusing if it wasn’t so annoying

You really must learn to control your reactive Boomer defensiveness. Because it is no business of yours if the younger generations hate your g-g-generation, which has never stopped talking incessantly about itself. We have the right to feel as we do, just as you Boomers had the right to feel so infinitely superior to your unforgivably square parents.

Look, while I can’t speak for younger generations, I can say that on the average, Generation X HATES and DESPISES your generation. That’s just a fact. We hate your stupid music. We hate your narcissism. We despise the way so many of you have neither the time nor the inclination to love our children the way our grandparents loved us. We hate what a pain in the ass you are now that you’re starting to require caretaking but are still determined to live where and how you want to live. We hate the way so many of you are actually hoping to leave nothing to your kids and grandkids and “die with the most toys”. Decades ago, we actually used to joke that your generation would be babbling about “70 is SEXY” when it got old, and then you guys actually WENT AND DID it.

It’s not about the Boomers failing to deliver Utopia. No one ever has. It’s not about the perfection of past generations, some of whom collectively made incredibly bad decisions that have resonated down through the decades. But the fact is that your g-g-generation actually DID do a number of things differently than their predecessors, things of which they were proud, things that “changed the world”, and they are the first U.S. generation to leave its successors materially worse off than they were.

I’m not saying it’s your fault. Obviously it’s not. I’m not saying you are personally responsible. You couldn’t be. We’re talking about macro, not micro here. But your constant defensiveness whenever the subject arises tends to indicate that you at least share somewhat in your generation’s weird, self-obsessed collective consciousness.

Generation X

Disappointed in my generation

I have to admit, it never occurred to me for a second that Millennials might dislike the Baby Boomers more than Generation X does.

Beset by big college loans, inheriting two wars, and facing an uncertain future of work, a majority of millennials say baby boomers have made things worse for them — and a lot of boomers agree, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

Why it matters: If it persists, the generational divide could turn into political rivalry as the generations compete for limited tax dollars — millennials seeking government help as automation takes hold, and boomers insisting on promised levels of Social Security and Medicare.

The poll found that 51{c2bf88dee429485d3b0f61325a10c26cb2e215274027e21905ef5aec05bbd0e7} of millennials (18- to 34-year-olds) blame boomers (54- to 69-year-olds) for making things worse for their generation. Just 13{c2bf88dee429485d3b0f61325a10c26cb2e215274027e21905ef5aec05bbd0e7} said boomers had improved things. Generation X wasn’t pleased with the boomers, either.

Only 42 percent? If I’d heard 51 percent for Millennials, I’d have guessed over 80 percent for GenX. Well, I expect Generation Zyklon should be there. The white component of it, anyhow. And yes, before any Boomers leap in, I am aware that it is the Silents and the Greatests who were responsible for the American Extinction Event known as the 1965 Naturalization Act.

The bitter last Boomer breath

This column by Kurt Schlichter confused me at first:

With all the awful things happening now – the discord, the anger, the stupidity – at least those of my generation can rest easy knowing that the Millennials are going to suffer after we’re gone. Sure, I’m going to die a lot sooner than them – unless someone invents some sort of expensive life extension potion that I can buy but they can’t because they will still be paying off their degrees in Oppression Studies and Virtue Signaling Arts until the year 2083. But at least I’ll know that we left them a suitably terrible world, since they are a terrible generation.

Millennials are the spawn we deserve – annoying, posturing, and frequently pierced. They are utterly convinced of their own moral superiority, and yet they don’t even believe in morals. Well, that’s not quite true – they just confuse morals with the increasingly bizarre patchwork of taboos and fetishes of the social justice weirdos they use as their moral compasses. When you ask people, “What’s the world’s biggest problem,” and they answer, “The structural paradigm imposed by cisgender Western males,” and you reply, “How about, I dunno, ISIS?” and they answer “Well, who are we to judge their culture?” it’s slappin’ time.

We warned them to stay off our figurative lawns, and now it’s time to figuratively tackle them like Kentucky libertarians.

Wait, what? The Millennials aren’t our spawn. I don’t quite… oh.

I was born during the last week of the Baby Boom, making me…older than the Millennials. So I straddle that useless generation and the useless one that followed. It used to be called Generation X, but no one calls it that anymore because it made no lasting impression. Obama was in my generation. We’ll never live that down. In any case, I remember when calculators were newfangled, phones were attached to walls, and Showtime was the bomb.

Oh, I suspect Generation X will make an impression that will last a lot longer than the Baby Boomers self-celebrated world-changing ever did. We’re going to clean up the mess that the two preceding generations made, with Generation Zyklon providing the footsoldiers.

Yeah, we messed up, but you Millennials reading this on your smartphones, which you can see without glasses or squinting, shouldn’t act so high and mighty. You had a chance to fix all of this and instead you’ve chosen to never move out of your parents’ houses and to just sit around and invent new pronouns for genders that don’t exist. A couple decades down the road, when I’m dead from chronic bitterness and drinking too much expensive cabernet that I buy with the Social Security money you’ll be toiling to pay me, you won’t have families or careers. You’ll be my age and still making coffee for the next generation of ingrates, the children of the immigrants and super-religious Christians who represent the only portion of America still making babies. You’ll come home to your used Mitsubishi love robot named Olive, reheat some Sara Lee avocado toast sticks, and watch Saturday Night Live as it tries to make fun of President Donald Trump, Jr.

The saddest thing about the Baby Boomers is that they STILL can’t accept the fact that they are old and uncool. Decades ago, when they were freaking out about turning 40, Generation X used to joke about how the Boomers were going to try to pull off the 70 is the new 30. But we didn’t think they would actually do it. And then they did. They’re STILL trying to sell Jane Fonda as a sex symbol and she’s practically embalmed.

But while we’re still here together, with me owning stuff and you struggling to afford your daily kombucha smoothie, we face many shared challenges. There’s that giant debt, and there are those foreign people who want to kill us, and there is the terrifying fact that we are at each others’ throats here at home. We know how this plays out if we don’t fix it – bad for me, but super-bad for you. Maybe we should try and square things away. Maybe we should stop assuming the worst about each other, start thinking about what unites us instead of what divides us, and work together to make a better tomorrow. Maybe.

Just shut up. Seriously. While there are individual exceptions, the Baby Boomers, as a generation, have literally nothing to offer the world except their merciful extinction. Maybe – no, definitely – they should accept the fact that they were the stupidest, most destructive, most foolish grasshopper generation human history has ever recorded, stop trying to defend their utterly indefensible record, and do their best to exit the historical stage in suitably penitent humility.

They won’t. But they should.

Generation X knows better than to expect anything from them. We knew better than to expect anything from them even when our grandparents were still around. And it is all too typically Boomer to take solace in “revenge” upon a generation whose only crime is to be young by celebrating the fact that, unlike most previous generations, they have left the world a much worse place than they found it.