Farewell sentiments of a generation: “I hope you all die”

That video really is the most perfect representation of where we are at. Old boomers terrorizing children into wearing masks so they can continue to go shopping without interruption to the very end of their selfish, selfish lives.” – Twostix

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65 Responses to Farewell sentiments of a generation: “I hope you all die”

  1. cuckoo

    Walked (masked) through a large group of road workers in my Melbourne neighbourhood yesterday, laying new tarmac. They were observing no distancing and wearing no masks. The only one wearing a face covering was the obligatory girl holding the slow/go lollipop. Just sayin’.

  2. What’s the point of masks? We can’t even be assured that everyone washes their damned hands.

  3. one old bruce

    They’re Americans. How do you know every generation of Americans hasn’t been like that, some stupid book by Tom Brokaw?

    Why do you think Americans had a Civil War? Puritan self-righteousness, carried on now by the Woke generation.

    It’s America dude, they’ve always been like that.

  4. This is Australia dude, we’ve always been a Kafkaesque penal colony.

  5. Leo G

    It looks like “Mask Karen” is wearing a mask with an exhalation valve, which gives her some protection but does little to protect others if she were one of the asymptomatic COVID cases.
    The main reason medical authorities are now recommending masks is the evidence from contact tracing that most of the community transmission involved people who are infected but asymptomatic. Exhalation valve masks are next to useless in that respect as they require both parties in a close contact to be masked to afford any risk reduction and they contaminate surfaces to a much greater extent than non-valve masks.

  6. Roger

    Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog judges an entire generation on the basis of one woman’s rant.

    C’mon, CL, you’re better than that.

  7. wal1957

    Old boomers terrorizing children into wearing masks

    FFS. What an ignorant statement to make!
    It is not just ‘old boomers’. The nanny state mentality is everywhere.

    Roger @ 9:49

    Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog judges an entire generation on the basis of one woman’s rant.

    C’mon, CL, you’re better than that.

    Well said Roger

  8. Megan

    Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog judges an entire generation on the basis of one woman’s rant.

    C’mon, CL, you’re better than that.

    One nasty old American hysteric frightening kids and all Boomers stand condemned. Thanks.

  9. Nob

    The most enthusiastic mask zealots and DanFans have been the young.
    This crap about “we’re doing it for the old folks” has got to go.

    You didn’t ask the old folks.

  10. Megan

    In my circles the only mask hysterics are mostly our 30-40 year children and their friends, Dickhead Dan and his team of political morons. Including my own hysterical daughter who is turn infecting the grandkids.
    Almost all my boomer contemporaries are WTAF is happening here?
    There is no stopping the runaway train that these brainless fearmongers have hitched their train to and they can throw blame around like confetti. It won’t change the grimmer future they have helped create for themselves.

  11. Motelier

    How embarrassing.

    And to think that at the end of the video she missed an opportunity to berate two men walking arm in arm without masks.

    What is actually funny is watching the rank hypocrisy from all sides when the rules get changed.

  12. John Barr

    Poor, poor millennials. They are worried that the mega rich Boomers will spend all of their inheritance.

    Given the attitude of the Millennials I will make sure there is nothing left for them to enjoy so they’ll just have to make it on their own as we did. Ay.

  13. Petros

    Nice try, boomers. We know you are not all selfish arseholes but your generation on the whole acts like it. Cats here generally don’t think like the mainstream anyway so most of us are not typical of our respective generations.

  14. H B Bear

    Oh dear. Who’s upset the Boomers again?

  15. C.L.

    It’s not about people you know.

    It’s about the reigning culture of the contemporary Western world – which has been designed and built by the baby-boomer generation. Their political and moral values are the driving force for the wreck everything and protect me mindset governing coronavirus policy.

    This old bag exemplifies the worldview perfectly.

    That millennials – who’ve imbibed these values like mother’s milk – are the more wilful zealots for the same values is not surprising.

  16. Annie

    I’m well into my seventies. I have worn a mask while shopping for months now. I wish others would do likewise but I do not berate them for not doing so. I do very much wish that people going into food shops would all use hand sanitiser; that is a simple matter of common courtesy.
    Yesterday, in our country town, I had intended to pick up a few food items after completing my other chores. There were so many people around that end of town that I decided it was too much in the narrow shop aisles (and no one-way system) and just went home.

  17. C.L.

    Babyboomer, Millennial, X-Generation – these are broadbrush taxonomies for attitudes.
    Don’t take them personally.

  18. H B Bear

    John Barr – make sure you pay the record levels of worldwide debt before you leave too. Ay.

  19. Bad Samaritan

    FFS. Until this latest nonsense, if you went to any type of function where there was finger food being offered about, there were plenty of folk taking a bite of some little morsel and then dipping the already bitten end back in the common sauce. A lot not caring whether their flu virus or gum bacteria went into everyone else’s mouths at all!

    OK, so masks. The sheila in the video had one on and was shouting that the non-wearers’ viruses could go right through hers . Hmmm. And then presumably hers could go out through her mask as well….if she unknowingly had Covid19 herself.

    So, she believes the virus can pass from outside through masks quite easily, which means it can also go out through others, then in through hers too. So what is this hysteria about?

  20. calli

    I notice that horrid lady didn’t approach the two unmasked black men.

    I wonder why?

    Just a silly frightened bully in regulation over 50’s capri pants.

  21. calli

    Just scrolled up and see Motelier got there first.

    Good to see you again sir.

  22. Megan

    Babyboomer, Millennial, X-Generation – these are broadbrush taxonomies for attitudes.

    Derived from the brilliant scientific minds of academia known as sociology.

    Call it whatever you like, a load of shit is still completely recognisable by its smell.

    Control is an illusion and safety is a mirage. The mindless pursuit of both brings you to precisely where we are today. Which has absolutely nothing to do with your date of birth.

  23. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    that horrid lady didn’t approach the two unmasked black men

    The soft bigotry of low expectations, calli. The blacks are obviously too stupid to know any better*, so you can’t expect them to be held to the same standards as the young mother and her terrorised tots.

    *This would be the ol’ cow’s view, in a nutshell.

  24. Daily llama

    OI! That’s not fair! That was my line (I hope you all die), t’other day here to all the Trumpies that approve of that loony saying endometriosis (which afflicted my daughter almost fatally, it got my goat up), was caused by sex with a demon.
    Sod off Karen.
    I demand that video be removed immediately, and replaced by kittens, or something…

  25. John Bayley

    It’s about the reining culture of the contemporary Western world – which has been designed and built by the baby-boomer generation.

    I don’t know that it’s that simple.

    If you really want to blame somebody, you could start with the ‘Greatest’ and ‘Silent’ generations. After all, it was them who put in place the government-run welfare states as we know them now, and they also implemented the 100% unbacked, fiat currencies, which are now in use everywhere.

    I would argue that it was those two measures that have contributed a lion’s share to the mess the world is in today.

    And I say this as a GenXer: To single out an entire generation, be it Boomers of Millennials, is intellectually lazy and really no different than the ‘identity politics’ that is being pushed so hard by the Left side of the political fence.

  26. The BigBlueCat

    Annie
    #3531042, posted on August 1, 2020 at 10:32 am
    I’m well into my seventies. I have worn a mask while shopping for months now. I wish others would do likewise but I do not berate them for not doing so. I do very much wish that people going into food shops would all use hand sanitiser; that is a simple matter of common courtesy.
    Yesterday, in our country town, I had intended to pick up a few food items after completing my other chores. There were so many people around that end of town that I decided it was too much in the narrow shop aisles (and no one-way system) and just went home.

    Ditto … although I’m in my 60’s, and I’m in the western ‘burbs of Melbourne. I’ve only started wearing a mask since it became a directive. I was once a doubter as to a masks efficacy, but having read a number of RCT studies, I realise that masks can play a very effective part in reducing (not eliminating) transmission of COVID-19. But everyone needs to do it, even young kids who – although they don’t seem to cop the symptoms, can pass on COVID-19 by coughing, sneezing, etc if they are infected.

    Wearing a mask doesn’t protect anyone in the strictest sense of the word (ie. it’s not an absolute protection device against COVID-19), but it does reduce the transmission of the virus (which is the aim).

    FFS, this has less to do with culture (not the biological kind) and more to do with public health than anything else. Don’t berate someone for not wearing a mask, just avoid them. Law enforcement will catch up with them at some point; it’s not my job to be “Hitler Youth” and dob in my neighbours. All I have to do is stay clear of people who might be COVID-19 infectious and wear a mask just in case I’ve contracted it somewhere without knowingly becoming infectious.

    Pretty simple really, but obviously too hard for some. It’s not political!

  27. The BigBlueCat

    And I say this as a GenXer: To single out an entire generation, be it Boomers of Millennials, is intellectually lazy and really no different than the ‘identity politics’ that is being pushed so hard by the Left side of the political fence.

    Totally agree.

  28. Rex Anger

    Is it bad, Cats, that I can only consider and use the slang ‘Boomer’ in the nautical sense? As in to describe a nuclear ballistic missile-carrying submarine?

    ‘SSBN’ is really painful to try and pronounce. Particularly if you need to use it multiple times in the conversation

  29. herodotus

    Many of us of the post-WW2 baby boom generation grew up in a world that we didn’t build, a 1950s through 1960s world that was by the end of that second decade starting to come under the influence of leftists and libertarians – the former in a political sense and both they and the libertarians in a sexual liberation context.
    It was a fairly conservative society, found by many artistic types to be so stultifying that escape to London or New York was the only way to go. We look back on it now as good, much simpler than the current maelstrom (and femaelstrom) of cynically fomented division: which the term boomer is part of.
    By the early 1970s my generation was going to uni, which was still pretty tame by modern standards. We didn’t necessarily agree with avoiding conscription, and thought communism was certainly to be fought – a view shared in the previous decade with John F. Kennedy, until his untimely end.
    We thought feminism was a crock, and 50 years later even some feminists have realised that.
    We didn’t agree with everything the Whitlam government did, couldn’t see how Medicare was a sensible impost on the budget, and then watched as the voters tossed that government a huge briqubat and endorsed Fraser. We were assured by our elders in the media that Fraser was a right wing death beast who would destroy working conditions and generally make life in Australia intolerably oppressive.
    We got jobs, got married, had children and bought houses that look ridiculously cheap now – but which of those things were we not supposed to do?
    If “greedy” is going to be thrown around so freely, it should be backed up by specifics.

  30. John snowy Bowyer

    I am over seventy and I literally could not understand what either of the idiots were mumbling? I am offended by mask wearing as I think it is the same as the stupid leather beak masks worn by medieval doctors more bullshit than knowledge.
    One thing I can tell you all do not listen to what the scum MSM are telling but think of what they are not telling us. Has the number of deaths increased this year in Australia because it did not in the UK. I want age and state of health of everyone they say died of CoveyBS! This is readily available but kept secret. Chinese Andrews when questioned about how long the tests take (Average 5 days) banged on about hard work and public servants. He would not know what a day’s work was never mind a hard days work and public servants are just a lazy bunch of incompetents.

  31. C.L.

    I’ve never understood why people take it personally when a ‘generation’ is criticised or thumbnail-sketched. There were plenty of scumbags in the Greatest Generation. There are right-wing Millennials (one supposes) and there are X-Genners who could be ideological understudies to Jane Fonda.

    It’s not a personal criticism of you.

    It’s shorthand for attitudes and the era within which they began to hold sway.

    The boomer-lady above encapsulates that ‘generation’ and the attitude it canonised. Sanctimonious, narcissistic, abusive, contemptuous of innocence, authoritarian.

  32. Tim Neilson

    Why do you think Americans had a Civil War? Puritan self-righteousness, carried on now by the Woke generation.

    Pining for the antebellum, one old bruce?

  33. calli

    It’s not a personal criticism of you.

    You may need to add a disclaimer.

    ***No Boomers were injured in the making of this post***

  34. dover_beach

    It’s about the reining culture of the contemporary Western world – which has been designed and built by the baby-boomer generation. Their political and moral values are the driving force for the wreck everything and protect me mindset governing coronavirus policy.

    This old bag exemplifies the worldview perfectly.

    That millennials – who’ve imbibed these values like mother’s milk – are the more wilful zealots for the same values is not surprising.

    Indeed. I’m not sure why people are unable to recognize these statements as attempts to identify what is characteristic of the generation as a whole rather than of each and every individual member. Putting that to one side, can it be gainsaid that the boomers wholeheartedly embraced the reigning moral and political culture in the West? And, if they didn’t as a whole, how did it become the reigning culture on their watch?

  35. John Smith101

    I’ve never understood why people take it personally when a ‘generation’ is criticised or thumbnail-sketched.

    Dicto simpliciter means spoken simply, in other words it is a stereotype or sweeping generalization. This is the fallacy of assuming the generalisation is true in every specific case.

    Do it too regularly and it could easily be mistaken for bigotry or prejudice, or simply lazy writing 🙂

  36. Megan

    And I say this as a GenXer: To single out an entire generation, be it Boomers of Millennials, is intellectually lazy and really no different than the ‘identity politics’ that is being pushed so hard by the Left side of the political fence

    Precisely! And pointing out the intellectual laziness of stereotyping and its sociological underpinnings is not taking it personally.

  37. Some History

    That’s not a knife; this is a knife.

    “I hope you all die”

    Now where have I heard that before? Mmmm… Oh, I remember.

    A particular author has taken a selection of antismoking comments gathered from comments boards over the last decade that just seethe with hatred. Have a read. It makes “I hope you all die” sound benevolent.
    https://cfrankdavis.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/masterhatefinalc45x30-custom.jpg

    This derangement is courtesy of Tobacco Control, a subsidiary of Public Health. Public Health has fomented this irrational fear/hatred over a protracted period. It doesn’t see promoting hate and social division as problematic, simply a means to an [ideological] end. And that’s what makes Public Health dangerous.

    These are shallow times. People understand little about little. The constant play on the primal fear of disease and death brings out the worst in the shallow, the easily terrified. And these could be highly “educated” people. Yet the perpetrators believe they are superior. They are abiding by Public Health “advice”. They are good little boys and girls. The sinister tactic by Public Health is to frame issues in terms that those that do not follow Public Health edicts are “endangering” those who do follow the rules. We’ve seen this with the inflammatory crap regarding secondhand smoke and, more recently, thirdhand smoke. In the current chaos, non-mask-wearers are depicted as endangering conformist mask wearers. It’s all highly inflammatory crap whose source is Public Health and propagated by the MSM. The gullible make the same mistake as a century ago: If doctors say so, it must be right. BIG mistake. It makes for baseless division and confrontation. It provides a projection point for irrational fear and hate in the easily triggered.

    And the “Karens” who abide by officialdom see themselves as superior and demand protection from silly, reckless non-conformists. And “Karens” are not confined to an age group. The brainwashed “superior” ones who don’t want to be “contaminated” by “deplorables” are across all ages. Here’s a video from a few years ago. The issue is smoking bans outdoors in the UK. There is NO evidence that wisps of smoke outdoors pose any hazard for nonsmokers. Note the young antismoking bimbo/zombie trying to justify the unjustifiable.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHT42Yq3fI4

    It’s not just smoke. It’s many things now. Jazz hands because clapping is too much noise for some to bear. We have to ban words and ideas because some can’t handle them. There are societies that are already basket cases and we haven’t even gotten to the really serious phase yet.

  38. Petros

    Sorry Herodotus, if you thought feminism was a crock back then, then why has it grown and infiltrated all aspects of society including the military?

  39. dover_beach

    Precisely! And pointing out the intellectual laziness of stereotyping and its sociological underpinnings is not taking it personally.

    There is nothing intellectually lazy about it. It’s no different from saying that this type of wood is good for furniture given that it has this or that characteristic which isn’t defeated if we find an atypical piece of that type of wood. Further, we are not even stereotyping. No one is drawing judgments about individual boomers from the general character of the generation understood as a whole. We are not even saying that no one before or after the Boomers entertained these attitudes, as C.L mentioned too. Rather, what is being said is that these attitudes became fully mature with the Boomers and came into their power, and this is evidenced all through our institutions.

  40. herodotus

    At any given time there are three (or four) generations of voting age, not one. There are those who have just reached it, those who reached it around 25 years earlier and those who reached it 50 years earlier. There will be a lesser contingent of older folks who still vote, that’s your fourth.
    Saying that one generation made a “reigning culture” or that one generation allowed feminism to “grow and infiltrate all aspects of society” leads me to conclude that this discussion is not worth further waste of time.
    It is clearly more a matter of “feelz” than facts. Those above who have pinged it as intellectually lazy or bigotry pure and simple are on the money.

  41. Mitch M.

    Boomers are now assholes, Millennials are weak and effeminate, the other Gen(insert letter here) are subject to various pejoratives, so are there any good generations? Oh let me guess: your generation.

  42. H B Bear

    herotodus – it has always been about the numbers when the votes were needed to be bought. Howard, The Father of Middle Class Welfare, was the master. How long do you think tax free superannuation drawdowns are going to be around?

  43. Speedbox

    Some History
    #3531260, posted on August 1, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    + 100

  44. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    As I see from Rex Anger at 12:35 pm “boomer” to me means a type of submarine (I had to look it up when I read The Hunt for Red October about 30 years ago). As I understand it others invented the word to describe a group of people – it’s common actions, beliefs, values – which doesn’t exist. It’s a bit like asserting all Americans are the same, this year, a decade ago or in 1987, from Dallas to Chicago and Seattle. “X generation”, “millennial” and whatever other lazy made up terms are as meaningless. I don’t know their supposed life span either.

    No-one I encountered in professional life used these terms when analysing target markets and the like.

    “… above encapsulates that ‘generation’ and the attitude it canonised. Sanctimonious, narcissistic, abusive, contemptuous of innocence, authoritarian.”

    from CL at 1:24 pm is senseless.

    Twostix:

    “Old boomers terrorizing children into wearing masks so they can continue to go shopping without interruption to the very end of their selfish, selfish lives.”

    This galoot parades about with the other angry little fellow demanding people contributing here stop being stupid, about an area in which they have no expertise. They are it daily, for months now.

    Just read again what he wrote yesterday. I know well a couple of families who on hearing a member expressing that about their elders, who helped them to attain such comfort and value and affection, with its implication, would invite them to leave now and not bother returning without an invitation from the head.

    This drongo is ignorant and uneducated, he has made that clear. He offers nothing for his parents to be proud about.

  45. candy

    A person from any generation can act like an idiot and scare little children.

  46. Colonel Crispin Berka

    >> dude, we’ve always been a Kafkaesque penal colony.

    Didn’t expect Dot to take the black leg-iron view of history.

  47. dover_beach

    At any given time there are three (or four) generations of voting age, not one. There are those who have just reached it, those who reached it around 25 years earlier and those who reached it 50 years earlier. There will be a lesser contingent of older folks who still vote, that’s your fourth.
    Saying that one generation made a “reigning culture” or that one generation allowed feminism to “grow and infiltrate all aspects of society” leads me to conclude that this discussion is not worth further waste of time.

    No one said ‘one generation made a reigning culture’. Here is C.L. above:

    There were plenty of scumbags in the Greatest Generation. There are right-wing Millennials (one supposes) and there are X-Genners who could be ideological understudies to Jane Fonda.

    It’s not a personal criticism of you.

    It’s shorthand for attitudes and the era within which they began to hold sway.

    In other words, those attitudes mentioned as indicative of the Boomer generation were present in the earlier but either immature or held in check by prevailing Christian attitudes of charity, forebearance , and the like. Those attitudes were set aside or demoted by the end of the 1960s as the new ones began to hold sway, intellectually, and politically. Two issues illustrate this perfectly, abortion and euthanasia. Both were liberalized in the 1960/70s and 2010s. Those dates mark the developmental stages of the Boomer generation quite well.

  48. mizaris

    We got jobs, got married, had children and bought houses

    And did it generally in that order.

  49. yarpos

    Dont know what’s stupider, the people in the video or the people making generalisations from it.

  50. Nob

    we’ve always been a Kafkaesque penal colony.

    Always, schmalways.

    The majority of Australians now are descended from at least one person who emigrated after WW2.

    Half now had at least one parent born overseas. And that includes the 30% who were born overseas themselves.

    https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/lookup/3412.0Media%20Release12018-19#:~:text=More%20than%207.5%20million%20people,the%20Australian%20Bureau%20of%20Statistics.

    How can people keep waffling on about old Australian history being a determinant of current behaviour? Australian history started yesterday for most Australians.

  51. Colonel Crispin Berka

    In the same way that a stereotype only has to be substantiated by examples 80% of the time to be worth keeping, the canned pandemic response script only has to be true of novel pathogens 80% of time to be worth keeping as the default response for new pathogens.
    The initial response of quarantine and lockdown was defensible under the circumstances, but we are no longer in that set of circumstances. Certainly the response by the public, and by government, should be more attuned to the actual risk at this point.

    Apparently at contention is whether it is okay for one person to berate another in public for not wearing a mask. It is their rightful freedom of expression to do so, but that doesn’t make it okay, just legal. On the matter of style, berating anyone in public for any reason is typically not cool. On the substance of the defense of parading tête-a-la-naturale, we must question what ethical framework is being used to judge this choice.

    In the deontological school, one is forced to accept various consequences to large numbers of people choosing the same option being a cost that is either not your fault, or just inevitable, or is irrelevant to the decision. In this view, action conditions are privileged above goals. Bizarrely, there are two competing rules in the video. The first is that whatever school authorities dictated must be true and optimal and must be obeyed at all times and places. The second rule is that nobody can risk endangering anyone else’s life any amount via any preventable action. Deontologists will compete interminably over the priorities, as these two women do.

    The consequentialist ethics view requires an accurate predictive model of the consequences of actions and the appraisal that the net costs likely resulting from mask-wearing are clearly different than not wearing them. The appraisal of masks being low cost, of COVID19 being significantly more deadly than other epidemic diseases, and human lives being high value, typically leads to the conclusion that people should wear masks under the circumstances.

    Both of these ethical schools have their own problems. Firstly the deontologist is imprisoned by their own dogma, unable to achieve better valued outcomes temporarily if it would involve infringing a rule temporarily. They have no way to resolve differences over which rule takes priority in a complex situation. The consequentialist is not above criticism either, as their assessment of how many people will die from non-mask wearing may not match the reality, and there is also plenty of room for people to disagree on what value to place on the lives of strangers in adding up the total cost of the non-mask policy. A consequentialist may be paralysed by their dependence on something very difficult for everyone to get – the numbers and facts. Possibly the only thing everyone can agree on is that masks are now cheap.

    As more of a consequentialist, I support the pro-mask policy as defensible under the economic and epidemic circumstances as they are commonly understood, accepting that this understanding may be flawed and that this requires ongoing review – because none of us know everything. I also think the masker has a lot of anger being channelled into a convenient target-du-jour and exploding was never likely to win a convert. Whereas the non-masker, despite being morally wrong (under consequentialist analysis), remained quite cool under attack and performed the best in the encounter. People who rate style over substance will conclude the masker is the bad guy here.

    Oddly enough, none of these nuanced views were exchanged during the confrontation video above. The simplest explanation for the incident is that this is what happens when two idiots meet each other. There is not much to be gained by backing either one of them.

  52. a reader

    I believe, Mizaris, that’s the correct order

  53. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    If you really want to blame somebody, you could start with the ‘Greatest’ and ‘Silent’ generations. After all, it was them who put in place the government-run welfare states as we know them now, and they also implemented the 100% unbacked, fiat currencies, which are now in use everywhere. I would argue that it was those two measures that have contributed a lion’s share to the mess the world is in today.

    Correctomundo. The boomer generation could have reversed the idiocy described above, but of course they didn’t. They milked it massively and then kicked the can down the road.

    However, as someone whose chronological age puts me in Gen X, if there has ever been a more lazy lacklustre brainwashed and utterly useless generation in human history, I’d like to see it (actually I wouldn’t, unless I could take to them all with a mini gun).

    A bunch of stinky nongs who thought they could ride on the boomers’ flared velvet coat tails, didn’t need to educate their equally useless spoilt narcissistic kiddies and could spend everybody else’s money – apart from theirs, of course – like a homosexual South VenOztraylian parliamentary poodle buying non existent frog submarines … 🤬

  54. Petros

    Boomers used their demographic clout to their benefit first and foremost. Numerous examples. Now trying to rewrite history. Other generations simply did not have the numbers. Whether they would have behaved differently can only be speculated.

  55. Steve

    A personal observation :

    I notice the elderly women seem to pressure the younger women into doing stupid stuff ( like masks, despite the unclear science on them ) and then the younger women then push that out through thier families. Cholesterol stupidity also comes to mind here….

    Women seem to go with the flow and never want to be seen as “bad mothers”, when in fact its just them wanting to genuinely do the right thing ( which is very admirable ) , but if you have a matriarchy of older but stupid women pushing “directives” down, what hope have you got?

    Ive seen it first hand with that stupid and useless “covid safe” app with older women issuing an “edict”, never mind its a complete pile of rubbish, but no …. elderly mother starts hassling the younger women…who then seem to fall into line. Its a kind of self defeating, moronic stupidity. No wonder politicians get away with so much.

  56. Megan

    No matter how much liptstick you put on this social science pig, it is still a pig. You may be able to classify trees, wood or furniture into a taxonomy but you cannot extrapolate from that to say that millions of people born between certain, randomly selected dates, represent a cohort’s common attitude. Apart from the simplistic approach to the relationship between individuals, society and history. There are some massive leaps of logic and assumption going on there.

    Broad generalisation drawn from limited data (mostly the western world) pretty much ignores the internal differences and diversity inherent in any group of people bigger than ten in number. To extrapolate it out to millions is a simplistic way to confirm preconceived prejudices and perpetuate myths but let’s not pretend it’s in any way a legitimate way to view the world.

    Even if you believe it’s a useful way to understand how social, political and intellectual movements reflect the shared experiences of a generation cohort, it’s drawing an extremely long bow to use it to explain the sheer rudeness and disgusting behaviour of ONE nasty old crow with an inability to moderate her words in public and to children.

    It’s a nonsense and you know it.

  57. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    It’s a nonsense and you know it.

    Sod that, it allows me an opportunity to denounce 93.1% of humans existing on this planet as vile freedom hating subservient ass licking imbeciles, who just lerve their mandatory face nappy complemented with a jackboot stomping on their stupid uglee faces.

    Which of course, is all they deserve.

  58. notafan

    Nasty old crows are the exception.

    Thank goodness.

  59. Squirrel

    For pity sake – there’s always been bossy old buzzards, like the pinch-faced, tea cosy wearing biddies (of the “greatest generation”) who thought military conscription of male boomers was a great idea so that the biddies (and their hair rollers and budgies) could be safe from the downward thrust of communism.

    I suppose our resident ageists have a generational explanation for the a-hole behaviour of the shagging quarantine security guard(s) and the labia-lipped lovelies who lied their way from Victoriastan to Queensland – probably something along these lines –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXVE01oOTAM

    We’re through the looking glass here, and it’s all the fault of one generation!!!!

  60. Megan

    – there’s always been bossy old buzzards,

    There has. And now we’ve virtually eliminated the old misery-guts version of church goers with the pursed lipped disapproval of drinking, smoking and gambling, like the methodists and Baptists of old, the bossy old buzzards have had to find new targets.

  61. dover_beach

    No matter how much liptstick you put on this social science pig, it is still a pig. You may be able to classify trees, wood or furniture into a taxonomy but you cannot extrapolate from that to say that millions of people born between certain, randomly selected dates, represent a cohort’s common attitude. Apart from the simplistic approach to the relationship between individuals, society and history. There are some massive leaps of logic and assumption going on there.

    No one here is extrapolating from this woman’s outburst to all those born between 1946-65. The characteristics mentioned are drawn from the age in which those born therein lived and impressed themselves upon society. The woman mentioned is picked as an exemplar of the characteristics of that age.

  62. mindfree

    Looks more like an instance of Mad Cow disease

  63. Judge Dredd

    Booomers gotta Boomer.
    A lot of people in that generation have a lot to answer for, and it’s interesting that this disease seems to be the boomer-entomber.

  64. MPH

    We got jobs, got married, had children and bought houses that look ridiculously cheap now – but which of those things were we not supposed to do?

    You were supposed to preserve the culture, customs and institutions that made it possible for you to have that life so that your younger countrymen could too. You know, be the conservatives you all claim to be.

  65. Rex Anger

    I love how MPH, in all its youthful zeal and not-right-eousness, thinks that everyone on the Cat is a boomer, and is evilbad. Almost as Evilbad as the Evilbad Orange Man who is Evil and Bad. And Orange. And a Man. Which makes him Evilbad, etc.

    It makes me even further embarrassed to be lumped in with it as a Millenyul. Petulant children in adult bodies, demanding someone else wipe their incontinent kiddy bums for them. Sickening.

    Will any of the Gen X people here be upset if I pretend my age bracket is a bit higher? You lot sound much more fun to hang with…

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