The boomers are poisoning the wells!

history 101

This is the new plaint du jour of the 20 – 30 somethings

“The baby boomers are selfish and greedy and they’re spending our futures!

Actually, no.

There is no strategy, no conspiracy to screw over the “young” – or any other specific crop that comprises a generation – period.  There’s no grand plan.

What there is is the 45 – 70  demographic that was the result of soldiers coming home from the largest, most expensive war in history and screwing like rabbits. This made a lot of babies.

Then, all these factories were ramped up from the largest wartime industrial effort ever, and with nothing to do.  So the owners went back to peace time consumer goods manufacturing.

This created a lot of jobs, a newly minted working middle class and the whole “new model every year” mindset that defined America for about 25 years.  And  that was and is untenable, unsustainable and the crop of new jack robber barons that came up on Reagan’s “me me me” titty are just about done sending it to China.

That, oh disenfranchised X’ers, is what happened.  It’s called recent history and nobody is trying to bend you over the sink because of when they, or you, were born.  It’s just the flavor of scapegoat du jour for the 20 / early 30’s set.  And you’ve been conned.  But don’t expect people who can see the whole screen from their seat to agree with it.

Cause the fact of the matter is that the people spending your future are largely closer to your age and got one of those “good” Wall St. Jobs you covet and are in the process of helping their corporate owners fillet anything that will hold still long enough.  Cause profits.  And hey, sure they have ethics and stuff, but like, they also have car payments.

And the people feasting upon your future gladly make that trade every day.  So long as they get paid for it.

“Boomers” got bent over the same sink as you did.  And keeping everybody barking venom at “the other guy” is how they get away with it.

You’re welcome

The Importance of Overview

history 101

Lemme get everybody caught up on the facts of American history.

Our greedy forefathers, some of our greedy forefathers anyhoo, crafted a time bomb by deciding to get together and make America the last nation on earth to have full Monte, no bones about it, Egyptian style slavery. For profit. They crafted this social, economic and cultural time bomb when they decided to kidnap, purchase or otherwise obtain entire swaths of a race of people who did not look like them, think like them, speak like them, eat like them, worship like them or see the world through the same window.

A race from a relatively primitive continent, certainly, but nonetheless an alien and easily identifiable race of people. They have black skin.

And they took a whip to them and bought and sold them like chattel, used them for farm animals, beat, tortured and worked them until they would fall over and evacuate their bowels from exhaustion.

This was called “business as usual.”

Then when, much to their consternation, America started to develop a conscience, we went to war over the legality of this filthy idea and it’s commonality and brother against brother, man against man, we shot each other to pieces. One side fighting keep the lands of the south and its resources part of the American Union, one to be allowed to keep exploiting enslaved foreigners for the purpose of turning those resources into gold. So, like all wars, it was about money.

Then when the smoke cleared, the good guys won, the Union was secured and the timer switch was set on that time bomb as we, as a nation, released untold tens of thousands of people – who did not look, speak, think or act like us – wholesale into world that hated them. Shunned, excoriated, refused education, land, access to banking, libraries and restaurants. They were beaten, lynched, and rounded up and driven out of their homes for being to “uppity”, and that bomb started ticking.  And the very basis of what we think of as “America” and American culture was forever poisoned at the very well when it freed an entire, easy to identify sub group whom they reviled and ill treated into a culture that left them sitting in the rain.

And it ticked away as these people tried their damndest to get a foot into the door of their new freedom in a nation they were told was free. They dressed as well as they could. They tried to learn the customs and social norms that they had only seen through the open windows of rain rotted wood shacks from across a field of misery and they tried to play fair, fit in and get a come up.

As time went on they tried to get their kids into useful (white) schools, buy cars, pay rent and learn stuff, and to get decent jobs. They adjusted their speech patterns to be more “white”, although still heavily laced with the southern accent and drawl that was their introduction to English.

They tried.

And a man came forward. A man of the god they were taught to worship. The god who freed the Israelite peoples out of Egypt. Things were looking up. A man with a degree. A Reverend. A man of steady, precise and measured speech. And he said “non-violence is the answer. We SHALL overcome. Don’t show them your anger, show them your dignity.”

This started catching on.

And some jar headed, squinty cracker blew his brains out.

And these people, who were trying against hope –

Lost.

Their.

Goddamn.

Rag.

And 1968 was an ugly year. But a sadly overdue one.

And that bomb went off. And it was the first shock wave that still resonates across a country not only divided, but subdivided into more arbitrary factions and secondary factions than the Baptists and Presbyterians combined. Boom.

This kaboom got white people’s attention because black people essentially started breaking stuff that costs money to replace. And so began a program of placation, inclusion and “oops, I guess you guys WERE sort of PO’d, after all”.

And along the way, as the day to day brown people / pink people tensions carried on, oblivious to the changes that were happening, two things occurred. The brown people started teaching their kids that the pink people had had their foot up the collective brown people’s rear ends for 270 years and weren’t interested in removing it until things got seriously violent. And costly. And this was not forgotten.

So we now have this other nation that has set a trend of everybody who got screwed that WASN’T brown all dashing off to be some sort of vitim in need of reparation and redress. And, all in all, when you look at the money hungry morons who run this joint and how, probably has merit.

And the culture of violence, entitlement and victimhood that has seeped into the DNA of brown America is the second shockwave of that bomb. It’s the mushroom cloud after the 6 mile daisy cutter of moving, three million degree initial blast that was the summer of ’68.

And the people who dragged those brown people here and enslaved them, and turned them loose into a society that may as well have been on Epsilon Bootes for all the access that formerly enslaved, second American nation had to it, set that bomb off.

And around the late ’70s, noticing that they had so thoroughly screwed the pooch  that the dog that the dog wasn’t gonna make it, The People Who Own The Wealth™ started letting the other shoe drop and pulling up stakes and looking for a fresh pet store. And in 1980, they kicked America the business plan, v.2.0 into live code. And this has lead to the wholesale dismantling and exportation of the American wealth creation industries. Remember I said all wars are about money?

And they bought the legislation that would hand them the paint off the walls on a silver platter and the keys to the Gulfstream to take it to greener pastures. What happened was, essentially over the course of the last forty years is that people with the money realized that there was no patching up the inevitable dissolution into chaos, so they bailed. Slowly, but effectively.   And they set up a little fascism, cause “terrists” to keep people worried about complaining or hopefully, blaming each other, and they essentially moved the back forty to where there was a fresh batch of, forgive me but, to them it’s basically true, ni**ers, and they work for a ha’penny and rice.  And the oligarchy ain’t done moving shop yet, so be patient.

And this is pretty much just another day at the chess board for them.

And this country that made them rich, now too uppity for their expectations of return, is collateral damage.

And so are you.

Ta da.

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