Sunday, December 11, 2011
We'll be doing this to you for the next two decades.
WHY BE SO NASTY? The so-called Greatest Generation is gone. Their direct heirs are the Boomers, which you kids should really refer to as the Biggest Generation. They're getting old now, but they're not going to go quietly. Occupy Wall Street? Hell. If you knew anything, you'd Occupy the Senior Lobby. But you've been had. They've done to you and you haven't a clue. They're smarter and far better educated than you, which they engineered in the name of bolstering your self-esteem, and they absolutely will not surrender their Social Security benefits, their Medicare reimbursements, their outrageously inflated union pensions, or their ultimate Parthian shot -- the contempt they feel for the fools who imitate their worst moments at a time when the "beloved kids" should be fighting like hell for their own lives and the lives of their children. They're laughing at you.
Ha ha ha.
And they vote. Yes, they have an attention span longer than a text message, and they will make you pay for every minute of the incredibly long life spans they inherited from the last generation that did any actual work. Dirty secret, though. Baby Boomers are just as smart as their parents, if not as productive. The question you have to ask yourselves is, why aren't you? Because as far as they're concerned, you were never more than accessories in their lives. Like a trendy handbag. Which can be thrown away when it ceases to be fashionable. Awww.
They will suck you dry. Madison Avenue already knows the score. The large demographic of old people with government benefits and pensions to spend on themselves is already showing up on the airwaves. As the Biggest Generation, they have enormous economic clout. Hell, they buy top-of-the-line Audis...
We'll keep running out on you the way we always have...
...and retro Camaros.
... because we're still teenage assholes ourselves, hee hee.
And they're still running their games on you.
The ones who convince you that your enemy is Harvard MBAs who want to make money as opposed to the $15 trillion in unfunded debt represented by "promises we can't break" to a generation that never gave much of a shit about the country -- or you, their kids.
The ones who convince you that your artificially created and ignorant solipsism is an argument for isolationism in a world that has never been more interconnected by a technology whose global interconnectedness you otherwise take for granted. Imagine just how much work has gone into legitimizing the fantasy that the whole world will conform itself to your sociopathically narcissistic delusion that anything inconvenient to you personally won't be allowed to happen. Here's your trophy. You were present in the 21st century. When it all fell apart as you watched in high dudgeon and angry incomprehension. Congratulations. Killing the Federal Reserve and canonizing Ayn Rand restoreth the libertarian atheist soul.
I feel sorry for you. The way I feel sorry for a "mentally challenged" teenager sentenced to death for a crime he was guilty of but didn't entirely understand as he was committing it. The crime? Imitating the behaviors and verbiage -- Revolution! Freedom! Bumper Stickers! -- of the precise set of people who have doomed your lives to nullity in the mistaken belief that you were acting like the idealists they never were. How big a fool can you possibly be?
Sorry. For you. All you Occupy Wall Streeters. All you Paulistas. Bunch of idiots.
I did try to tell you. Warn you. But you've got the arrogance of the terminally, suicidally ignorant. You're convinced you're smarter than everything you don't know and have never experienced.
Why I lose my temper.