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The Last Boomer?

rob1633 Wrote: May 09, 2012 8:48 AM
And...the generations under 30 never lived with Communism being a ruthless competing force. They have no idea about the Catholic priests that would smuggle Bibles into Poland in the 60s and 70s. They are just learning about what the Chinese that make their wonderful Macbooks, do to babies. Most Americans under 30 consider Communism just another political system and when their personal finances don't allow a Thursday off to go play in the park or a Friday play date at he office to play World of Warcraft III, then they ask, "why can't we try this Socialism thing". The post Baby Boomers will bring us Soylent Green.
AZYaateeh Wrote: May 09, 2012 11:57 PM
"World of Warcraft III"? Go to bed, old man.

And it's Boomers' fault if my generation doesn't know about Communism—they never *told us* about it, for fear we'd hold them accountable for their willful complicity in its crimes.

It's also Boomers that made ethical utilitarianism so popular.

My generation will not be held accountable for the world or the lies our forebears gave us, and if we *did* decide to eat the Boomers, it would be the first time in their entire existence that they actually benefited anyone but themselves.

PS. Newsflash, this generation is more conservative than the Boomers, not less.

Editor's note: A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST

If Mitt Romney succeeds in his quest for the presidency, the media will focus on his status as the first Mormon in the White House. But it’s even more significant that he’d represent the last of another controversial cohort: the final Baby Boomer to occupy the Oval Office, or even to top the ticket of a major political party.

After more than twenty years of dominating the national political scene, the narcissistic children of the ‘60s finally prepare to amble toward retirement, leaving the nation’s highest office...