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Today is the 3rd day of the 45th week, the 9th day of the 11th month, the 313th day of 2021, and:
  •  Carl Sagan Day
  • Go to an Art Museum Today Day
  • Independence Day – Cambodia from France in 1953
  • Kristallnacht
  • National Chaos Never Dies Day
  • National Microtia Awareness Day
  • National Scrapple Day
  • National Young Readers Day
  • World Freedom Day
Over the past six daily strips, the Least I Could Do comic is discussing baby boomers.  Rayne Summers, filthy rich and always over the top, has decided that old people should not vote.  Why?  Because old people don’t care about the future and are without compassion for the struggles of others, having lived their lives.  Today’s post:

By virtue of my birthdate, I am classified as a baby boomer, and the whole “OK Boomer” thing has left me seething.  We’re categorized as spoiled, ignorant, gullible, and selfish.  We’re blamed for all of society’s current ills, from climate change to income inequity to nationalism and populism.  It is our fault that the middle class has been eradicated, our fault that corporations only reward shareholders while taking advantage of employees, our fault that the environment is polluted, and it is our fault that partisan politics has become so ugly.  We are categorized as anti-immigrant, anti-tech [despite the fact that 78% of us are online and all the advances we fueled], and anti-progress.  Supposedly we ignore the well-being of our children and grandchildren to selfishly hold onto power and money, refusing to help anyone else and burdening the future with huge, unpayable debt as we demand to be taken care of in our old age.  And at the same time, we are considered the sandwich generation as we try to take care of aged parents while helping out our kids, but somehow that is our fault too.
Nothing  that I say seems to counter this perception and I get smugly told that I just cannot see that I am part of the problem.  So I just snarl at the yahoos and go on doing the best that I can, day by day, trying not to let the fact that some people said COVID was a good thing because it was a boomer remover get to meI seriously wish I had a snappy comeback when I hear “OK Boomer” though.

Permalink | Tuesday, November 9, 2021