Esquire Magazine Outs the Generational War
Perhaps now that one part of the MSM has broken the wall of silence, the sad reality will come out in the open. The young are clueless, but always have been. That's why in the past it was up to those older to look out for their best interests. Then the majority decided to stop doing so.
"Nobody ever talks about generational conflict. Who wants to bring up that the old are eating the young at the dinner table? How are you going to mention that to your boss? If you're a politician, how are you going to tell your donors? Even the Occupy Wall Street crowd, while rejecting the modes and rhetoric and institutional support of Boomer progressives, shied away from articulating the fundamental distinction that fills their spaces with crowds: young against old." Actually, it should be the young and the old who care about their own kids against those who don't.Let me just repeat again, there is nothing wrong with public policies that make things better for the old at the expense of the young, who have other advantages. As long as those policies are sustainable. As long as those now old were willing to make similar sacrifices when they were young, and those now young will be able to reap similar benefits when they are old. But that isn't the way it is. In fact 30 years of self dealing by Generation Greed will really hit home when today's young -- indeed everyone starting in the last part of the Baby Boom generation -- becomes old themselves. If they make it that far.
"David Frum, former George W. Bush speechwriter, had the guts to acknowledge that the Tea Party's combination of expensive entitlement programs and tax cuts is something entirely different from a traditional political program: 'This isn't conservatism: It's a going-out-of-business sale for the Baby Boom generation.' The economic motive is growing ever more naked, and has nothing to do with any principle that could be articulated by Goldwater or Reagan, or indeed with any principle at all. The political imperative is to preserve the economic cloak of unreality that the Boomers have wrapped themselves in."
"Democrats may not be actively hostile to the interests of young voters, but they are too scared and weak to speak up for them."
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