Faced with higher property prices and piles of student debt, Americans are getting older and older before they buy a home. The median age of first-time home buyers has increased to 33, the oldest in records dating back to 1981, according to a National Association of Realtors report released Friday. The median age of all buyers also hit a fresh record, 47, increasing for a third straight year — and well above the median age of 31 in 1981…. As buyers’ ages have increased, so have their incomes. The typical income of purchasers rose to $93,200 in 2018 as a lack of affordable options squeezed lower-income potential buyers out of the market.
If those Millennials weren’t so lazy, they’d make that $93k per year right out of college, which they should have worked their way through, right? But hey, it’s nothing that importing 100 million more low-income third worlders can’t cure….
It’s always interesting to speak to a Boomer or to a Millennial about my allegedly controversial status. Relatively few of the former and a minority of the latter are able to grasp my total disinterest in obtaining mainstream approval or authorization. More and more are beginning to get it, it must be admitted, but I do find it intriguing to observe how fellow Gen Xers and the younger Zoomers seem to be naturally less inclined to play along with the Narrative.
And as it happens, SNL hasn’t quite completely lost its fastball. Most likely because this is a topic that touches the younger generations across the political spectrum.
PARROT HEAD BOOMER: $8 MILLION IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE. SO OF COURSE I’M TAKING THE SOCIAL SECURITY.
CARRIE THE MILLENNIAL:I’M SORRY. I CAN’T. YOU ARE TAKING THE SOCIAL SECURITY? BITCH, YOU ARE RICH!
SHOW HOST: OOH, SORRY, CARRIE. YOU DIDN’T KEEP YOUR COOL.
CARRIE THE MILLENNIAL: IT FEELS SO UNFAIR.
SHOW HOST: MAYBE YOU CAN TWEET ABOUT IT. THAT WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING. MY GOODNESS. I’M JUST PLAYING. I’M GEN-X. I SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND WATCH THE WORLD BURN.
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.
“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.
We’ll never stop hearing them talk about themselves until the last one dies. Satan has got to be dreading the idea of having to listen to them endlessly yammer on and on about themselves for all eternity in Hell.
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.
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.
NEVER TRUST ANYONE OVER 30! 40 IS THE NEW 20! 50 IS THE NEW 30! SEXY AT 70!
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.
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.”
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.