Writing Discussion : Baby boomers ruined America, according to this Generation X author

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Generation X (Millennials) :facepalm:


    Baby boomers ruined America, according to this Generation X author
    New book argues their ‘sociopathic’ tendencies are to blame for climate change, and that’s just for starters


    Millennials have a reputation for being entitled, self-absorbed and lazy, but a new book argues that their parents are actually a bigger danger to society.

    In “A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Boomers Betrayed America,” Bruce Cannon Gibney traces many of our nation’s most pressing issues, including climate change and the rising cost of education, back to baby boomers’ idiosyncrasies and enormous political power ...

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ba...-x-author-2017-03-10?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

    Baby boomers ruined America, according to this Generation X author

    New book argues their ‘sociopathic’ tendencies are to blame for climate change, and that’s just for starters.
    marketwatch.com


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    Author Bruce Gibney ... Courtesy of Bruce Gibney

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    By Jillian Berman
    Published: Apr 8, 2017 9:44 a.m. ET


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    Quit blaming everyone else and fix it then. Whining loser. Millennials, always complaining




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    lol Kemetstry

    Understanding American history (and the lies that were and still are told), the wars that were fought during the Baby Boomer era, the impact of the Civil Rights Movement, the sexual revolution, the Feminist movement and considering the modernization of America...it doesn't surprise me that some millennials would think this way. But, let's take a closer look at this because Black people should not be fooled by this rhetoric because I don't believe it applies to us.

    Who is the author REALLY blaming for ruining America? Look at him...exactly, his ancestors--WHITE people. Black youth weren't rebelling against their parents who made up the establishment. Black parents weren't being greedy consumers and running corporate America. Black people weren't running Congress or the White House and sending young men off to fight in wars against people that never did anything to harm them. No, it was white kids wildly rejecting their parent's moral, political, religious and social standards. They were called Hippies...the "make love, not war" youth, the white youth that preached to never trust anyone over the age of 30! The very same people who are running the major corporations today and controlling our politics; they are the wallstreet bankers and the military generals. Black youth didn't have time for that mess because we were too darn busy trying to survive in a racist society; trying to live a decent life and create a better set of options for our children; fighting for social justice and equity. So, pffft...ain't us.

    Now, the BIGGER question is, as Keme already said, what the heck is he doing to change the situation if he doesn't like it? Hmm...I wonder if apples do fall far from the tree. :popcorn1:
     
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    Millennials owe a record amount of debt, and it could become a huge drag on the economy


    US consumer debt is approaching a record 20% of GDP, and millennials owe most of it.

    Millennials — 21 to 34-year-olds — hold an estimated $1.1 trillion of the country's $3.6 trillion in consumer debt, according to UBS, as rising student and auto loans outweigh a drop in mortgages ...

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/millennials-owe-record-amount-debt-122300899.html

    Millennials owe a record amount of debt, and it could become a huge drag on the economy

    US consumer debt is approaching a record 20% of GDP, and millennials owe most of it. Millennials...
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    Ten reasons millennials are backing away from God and Christianity

    College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated, this is true when they are compared to previous generations as well.

    In fact, the Pew Research Center documents that millennials are the least outwardly religious American generation, where “one in four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29” ...

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    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017...e-backing-away-from-god-and-christianity.html

    Ten reasons millennials are backing away from God and Christianity

    College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated.
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    By Dr. Alex McFarland
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    The U.S. college system is broken, millennials say
    Just 13% of young adults say the higher education system is fine how it is


    ... The gap in attitudes should come as little surprise, given the difference in the ways millennials and their parents and grandparents experienced college and the economy after they graduated. Young people coming out of school over the past several years have left with tens of thousands in student debt on average, thanks to the rising cost of college, and into a sluggish labor market, often struggling to find a job that makes use of their degree ...


    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/th...nials-say-2017-05-12?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

    The U.S. college system is broken, millennials say

    Just 13% of young adults say the higher education system is fine how it is
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    By Jillian Berman
    Published: May 13, 2017 1:15 p.m. ET


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    I'm a Black Millennial - Here are three ways we can improve race relations

    Where I grew up, hating white people wasn’t an option. I had to interact with them every day. From a middle-class neighborhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, most of my friends didn’t look like me ...

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017...re-three-ways-can-improve-race-relations.html

    I'm a Black Millennial - Here are three ways we can improve race relations

    Where I grew up, hating white people wasn’t an option. I had to interact with them every day. From a middle-class neighborhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, most of my friends didn’t look like me.
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    Now that's a really interesting comic book. If this oddball actually sells this fishwrap he should be sued by all 75.4 million Millennials born between 1981 to 1997 for Libel. If every single millennial voted in every local Hamlet, Village, Town, City, County, State & Federal election they wouldn't even have enough voting power to change, have remain incumbent or any other socially impacting influence to damage, defund or redirect much less destroy anything that the governing (9 to 12% of Americas population) leadership and corporate power brokers already control or influence by design. Global warming, deteriorating foreign relations, war mongering and a generations old sagging economy notwithstanding.
     
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    Well said, Lunar Cycle, well put indeed.

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