Baby Boomer Bashing Comes In Style

READ THE NEWS: Baby Boomers are alcoholics, Baby Boomers overspent and got themselves in financial trouble, Baby Boomers are going to completely sink the economy with their ever-deepening need for health care … in short, Baby Boomers have ripped off succeeding generations–and now they are going to make everyone else’s lives miserable.

Is it just me? Am I sensitive to the issue?

I don’t think so. More and more, Baby Boomers are showing up as the whipping  boys for the world’s problems.

Do we deserve the rap?

How can it be that the generation of peace, love and simplicity has marched right on with the industrialists to waste resources and struggle for power? Have we simply reacted to ever-changing challenges from the East and Middle East? Have we followed blindly after leaders who deceived us? Or are we really the selfish, irresponsible party animals the media is now portraying us as?

I know–everyone is different. You can’t paint with that broad of a brush.

We are taking some blows, though, my friend. If our parents were the Greatest Generation,  Baby Boomers are increasingly coming under fire as the Worst Generation.

You don’t believe it is so?

I’ll start a listing of news articles here. You decide. And… by the way … what consequences could arise from this movement towards rage against the elders?


  1. Well, it seems as though I come across Baby Boomer Bashing articles daily now. Reading them you would think that I, a 57 year old sober alcoholic with almost 30 years of continuous sobriety under her belt, who doesn’t smoke, rarely visits the doctor, with no debt, who also pays for her own healthcare, and has made a decision to work for as long as possible to avoid becoming dependent on the government for help, is responsible for every bad decision made by the government and big business? Really? Oh, by the way? I would with grief, death, dying and trauma. It’s very easy to focus in on public Boomers who are creating problems but don’t lump the rest of us, those of us who are responsible, into this crowd. That would be like me says all Gen-Xs are irresponsible. Life just doesn’t work that way.

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