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    Baby Boomer

    Boomers need to apologize to the world.

    The boomer generation, the woodstock generation, the "Great Society" generation must apologize to those who follow us for creating the circumstances that will, in all liklihood, bring about the destruction of the greatest civilization in the history of the modern world, the United States. Our largest cities are all on the brink of bankruptcy due to the fact that millions have become multi-generational dependants on entitlement programs spawned by Lyndon Johnson's failed social experiment, "The great society". Many of these cities have become lawless war zones where illegal drug trafficking and violent crime are the rule not the exception. We are the generation of greed and self-gratification gone wild and the only redeeming component of our time here is that many of us are dropping like flies from the bad habits of our selfish wasted lives. We are and have been horrible examples to following generations who will suffer the consequences of a world that is much worse than it was for us. Our children are lazy and addicted to pot and our grandchildren are fat. Let me be the first to say I'm sorry.
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    Generation Y

    Wow.. this is rather harsh........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray9 View Post
    The boomer generation, the woodstock generation, the "Great Society" generation must apologize to those who follow us for creating the circumstances that will, in all liklihood, bring about the destruction of the greatest civilization in the history of the modern world, the United States. Our largest cities are all on the brink of bankruptcy due to the fact that millions have become multi-generational dependants on entitlement programs spawned by Lyndon Johnson's failed social experiment, "The great society". Many of these cities have become lawless war zones where illegal drug trafficking and violent crime are the rule not the exception. We are the generation of greed and self-gratification gone wild and the only redeeming component of our time here is that many of us are dropping like flies from the bad habits of our selfish wasted lives. We are and have been horrible examples to following generations who will suffer the consequences of a world that is much worse than it was for us. Our children are lazy and addicted to pot and our grandchildren are fat. Let me be the first to say I'm sorry.

    I did not approve of the way the world was back then. And neither did a lot of other people. So we have nothing to apologize for.

    And if you don't like the way the world is right now then do something to change it. Apologies even from those that did wrong is not going to change anything. I would suggest that you take action and do something to change the future instead of complaining about the current situation.
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    Baby Boomer

    I hope nobody is holding their breath waiting for me to apologize for anything.

    Fire up a joint and take a chill pill, dude, then pass it this way.
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    Baby Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray9 View Post
    The boomer generation, the woodstock generation, the "Great Society" generation must apologize to those who follow us for creating the circumstances that will, in all liklihood, bring about the destruction of the greatest civilization in the history of the modern world, the United States. Our largest cities are all on the brink of bankruptcy due to the fact that millions have become multi-generational dependants on entitlement programs spawned by Lyndon Johnson's failed social experiment, "The great society". Many of these cities have become lawless war zones where illegal drug trafficking and violent crime are the rule not the exception. We are the generation of greed and self-gratification gone wild and the only redeeming component of our time here is that many of us are dropping like flies from the bad habits of our selfish wasted lives. We are and have been horrible examples to following generations who will suffer the consequences of a world that is much worse than it was for us. Our children are lazy and addicted to pot and our grandchildren are fat. Let me be the first to say I'm sorry.
    Sackcloth and ashes? Not for me.

    People are pretty much the same from one generation to the next. There are a relatively small number of people willing to really bust their ass to get ahead, a much larger number who do the absolute minimum possible, and the biggest group is muddling along somewhere in the middle.

    As for the urban decay problems you described, cities have always been high-crime zones, going all the way back to the Industrial Revolution.

    "The great society" experiment addressed some very real problems that existed back in the 50s and 60s. It gave opportunities for social mobility to people who had been denied it for a very long time. For 100 years blacks missed out on economic progress, held back by segregation and Jim Crow laws. By the mid-to-late 1960s, urban blacks were packed in ghettoes that seethed with riots and arson every summer. The worst year was the "Long hot summer" of 1967, when there were 159 race riots around the country. The following year (1968) there were riots and fires in more than 100 cities when Martin Luther King was shot. "Burn, baby, burn!" was the watchword of the day. They say you can still see scorch marks on buildings in Washington DC. Today, 40 years later, a big proportion of those same urban blacks have gotten through high school and college, become middle class, and moved out to the suburbs. Hell, we even have a black president now. Thanks to "the great society" experiment, the american dream is alive and well for many blacks, just as it was for immigrants earlier in the century--Italians, Irish, and many others. It's just that it works slowly, across a couple generations.

    Of course, new migrants and urban poor keep on arriving in the cities and creating new problems. Now it's the hispanics. But hopefully across a generation or two the american dream will work for them too.
    Last edited by JimT; 06-08-2010 at 04:09 AM.
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    Baby Boomer


    No apologies from me either. Its way to easy to look back and see the imperfections of a president and his policies, and play the blame game. Every generation has its short comings. 20 years from now, people will be condeming the Gen X ers for whatever "sins" they have committed.

    Despite its short comings our generation has contributed much to our society and i'd rather focus on that.

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    Baby Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dear Sigmund View Post
    ...Despite its short comings our generation has contributed much to our society and i'd rather focus on that.
    Why.... yes it has!

    Per wikipedia about the Boomers: "As Claire Raines points out in ‘Beyond Generation X’, “never before in history had youth been so idealized as they were at this moment.” When Generation X came along it had much to live up to and to some degree has always lived in the shadow of the Boomers, more often criticized (‘slackers’, ‘whiners’ and ‘the doom generation’) than not. One of the contributions made by the Boomer generation appears to be the expansion of individual freedom. Boomers often are associated with the civil rights movement, the feminist cause in the 1970s, gay rights, handicapped rights, and the right to privacy.

    From here: "...The baby boomer generation is one of the greatest generations that the United States ever had...." and "...You should consider that these people were the ones responsible for your current lifestyle and fought for your right as a citizen of a great nation. It is just right that you should treat them with respect and dignity...." and "...This generation is considered to be one of the best generations in the United States history where its economy grew and civil rights were largely emphasized....The baby boomers generation is also where education was one of the main priorities of the United States of America. People who were born in this era experienced fighting for their civil rights during the time of Vietnam War. Baby boomers also created a new kind of American culture. It included The Beatles, Rock and Roll, The Motown Sound, and even Hippies...."
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    Generation X

    I hold nothing against the boomers, in fact after the war I probably would have made more kids than what was "normal" as well, considering the circumstances. I do believe however, that it is now time for the boomers to step aside and let the next generation take control and do what is right for us and our future. I grew up all my life hearing "it is your generation that will one day run this country." Well, now my generation is in their mid to late 30's, its time for the boomers to step aside and let us have it, we are not getting any younger either.
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    Baby Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by Skewed View Post
    [...] I do believe however, that it is now time for the boomers to step aside and let the next generation take control and do what is right for us and our future. I grew up all my life hearing "it is your generation that will one day run this country." Well, now my generation is in their mid to late 30's, its time for the boomers to step aside and let us have it, we are not getting any younger either.
    Fine with me, as long as you don't mind paying the extra costs for our early retirement. And don't forget--there's a lot of us out here.

    Pay us our social security checks, and we'll put our feet up and drink margaritas in Boca Raton; meantime you can slave away running the country in our place.
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    Baby Boomer

    Maybe imagining that the States is the greatest civilisation in the history of the modern world is part of the problem :)

    The apology still sounds kind of grandiose, are we learning anything here?



    (this boomer can still run and is heading for the exit, fast....)
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