To everyone's complete surprise, a Boomer is upset about my open contempt for his g-g-generation. And he's particularly upset about The Day of the Pillow:
For the second time in a week, a very popular Blogger who’s name I won’t mention and to who’s site I won’t link to, has come out with posts trashing the Boomer Generation.
Reading through the comments, there seems to be a slathering wish for what they are calling “The Day Of The Pillow”, where they feel perfectly justified by their perception of Boomer self centeredness and greed, to suffocate us in our beds when we get old and feeble enough to be unable to defend ourselves.
Both posts are full of vitriol pointed towards the Boomer Generation but upon closer inspection, I see a lot of anger issues from Gen X’ers who’s main self righteous anger seems to be stemming from their common claim that they were “Latch Key Kids”.
Just so you know, I had that exact same experience growing up but for some reason I haven’t figured out how to blame the entire generation of my parents.
This claim exposes the true reasons for their anger without them apparently being able to see it when I can, from space.
They feel abandoned.
Poor widdle snowflakes gots the Daddy Issues but can’t seem to put 2 and 2 together so hey, lets attack that whole generation because our parents were too busy partying and being self centered to love us, right?
You try and tell them hey, you little fuckers are all growed up now and are beginning to hold office and take over the joint. If you don’t like what The Boomers In Charge are currently doing, then walk away from the Pity Party and fucking do something about it .
OH THE HOWLS OF OUTRAGE WHEN YOU POINT THIS OUT!
It's more than a little ironic that this Boomer doesn't understand that suffocating Boomers in their beds would be doing something about it. Of course, he's too Boomer to grasp that the Day of the Pillow reference is to Boomers being suffocated by the very immigrants whose entry they celebrated working in the nursing homes that will keep them alive just long enough to make sure they don't leave anything but debt to the succeeding generations.
GenX doesn't "feel" abandoned. It was decimated en masse by the Boomers, after which the survivors were abandoned. They literally had to invent one term to describe how the Boomers were leaving their school-age kids to fend for themselves. Then they had to invent another one, "Gray Divorce", to explain how even old Boomers were too self-centered to stay married to each other.
Contrary to popular belief, the divorce rate in America has been steadily declining in the last 20 years. Unless of course, you’re a Baby Boomer. So, why are we still getting divorced at a record rate? The divorce rate since 1981 has doubled for people older than 50 and tripled for people over 65.
At every stage of their lives, Boomers have required the coining of new terms just to describe how collectively awful their behavior is. We don't like what the Boomers did. That's why we homeschooled our children even though every fucking Boomer in our social circles tried to tell us we should sacrifice them to the public schools instead. That's why the women taught themselves to cook, and clean, and keep a house despite their mothers never bothering to teach them what their parents did. That's why the men worked hard to find a way to let their wives stay home and take care of the kids even though the employment odds were stacked against them.
That's why we fight for our marriages and don't get divorced and do our best to stay out of debt and live within our means and don't waste our lives in pursuit of ephemeral happiness despite what the Boomers have been telling us to do for decades. Both GenX and the Millennials have demonstrated our determination to raise our children ourselves, rather than let the combination of public school and television do it.
All we really ask of the Boomers is to get out of the way, and for the first time in their lives, Shut The Fuck Up. And yet, they can't even do that.
Anyhow, I don't think the wicked generation will have to worry overmuch about immigrants and pillows now that they've all self-euthanized themselves with spike proteins. As for what the Boomer considers to be an "EPIC" response, I'll address it in a future post; for now let's just say that Boomers neither meme nor rhetoric well.
As for this one, I rate it 1/5 Pillows.