No one is saying 'lynch the Baby Boomers', but as others here have pointed out, the entire economic system relies on continuous growth. The Baby
Boomer generation had continuous growth - and now they are the ones say "ah, so what, continuous growth is impossible, people should stop spending
and 'live within their means.'" Quite clearly, a generation who enjoyed the benefits of continuous growth (ie. the Boomers) are in absolutely no
position to demand that subsequent generations, who are consigned to exist inside a system from which they can't benefit, give them respect or
provide for them. This is my point. I don't see that it is tough to understand, though I see it is tough for Boomers to swallow. We are constantly
told, here in the UK at least, that we are "all in this together" - I say fine, but in that case ALL generations have to see the world for how it
actually is. A generation of older people who, for whatever reason (mainstream media etc) have a "me,me,me" and "I'm entitled to this pension,
this healthcare, free bus passes, winter heating allowance, social care etc etc" and consistently slag off younger generations, is doing nothing for
their own security that much is clear. We all love our parents and grandparents, and there are many exceptions within the Boomer generation (as there
is any broad grouping of any peoples), but on the whole those who enjoyed the benefits of a fraudulent system of unsustainable continuous economic
growth and reckless exploitation cannot now expect to carry on with the same expectations - how can younger generations respect them (as a whole, not
as individuals - as is the case in any such broad issue)? I'll say it again. Their system, the one they set up, knowingly or otherwise, the one they
enjoyed the fruits of, has left the future looking extremely bleak. They have raped our Earth and set us up for civil war, disorder and collapse. How
can we see it any other way?
How can we see it any other way?
Are you retarded?
Oh, I'm sorry, ARE
saying lynch old people, that's exactly what you're saying.
Right, so the people that lived by a system which worked perfectly for them, in which they supported their own parents, and raised YOU or YOUR
parents... They're to blame? They were the ones running the banking system and distributing bad loans knowingly to their own kids? All those middle
and lower class old people who barely get enough to survive. Gee, we'll all be bazillionaires if we just stop paying them.
Oh wait, no we won't. In fact, we'll barely be any better off at all.
The wealth distribution in America to senior citizens in America... Well...
Top 1% own 38.1%
Top 96-99% own 21.3%
Top 90-95% own 11.5%
And it gets much uglier as you proceed downward. Bottom 40% of population has 0.2% of all wealth.
The founders equated freedom to liberty which in their language meant you "owned" property (you were not in debt). The amount of property you owned
had a proportional relationship to the amount of liberty you experienced.
Our system of freedom is skewed and is becoming very dangerous (approx. 100 million US citizens experience ZERO freedom). You can only cage humans for
so long and then something has to give. When liberty is skewed into the hands of a very small number of the population, then our ability to
"self-govern" becomes a complete and utter illusion.
I believe in free markets, but this distribution of wealth is not a normal distribution in any way (meaning it is not subject to natural forces- i.e.
statistics 101). It can only exist within an un-natural (non-free) system, where the relative nature of freedom is constrained.
Most old people are in the bottom 40%.. That said.. 0.2% extra money in our pockets.. Is that going to save us? Because if we split it evenly,
that's what you're going to get.
Answer - No. It isn't going to save you. It's probably not even going to help you to have .2% more money.
There's nothing wrong with rich people...
But there's is something disgusting wrong about disgustingly overly-rich people who won't let their money trickle down.
THAT is what's happening in America, and the entire rest of the world, and THAT is the indisputable fact... Because we need MONEY for our families,
and the 40$ a week grandma survives on a week after the feds took away the veteran money she deserved because grandpa died 40 years early isn't gonna
You're obviously someone who believes the "trickle down" effect works. Well look at those numbers.
The 70% of the assests the 5% own isn't bobbing up and down when you get your paycheck - it stays right there.
I can't believe I have to explain this, do some research before you get angry and start spewing complete ignorance from your mouth. And don't get
angry with ME for pointing this out to you.. because that's all I'm doing. POINTING THIS OUT TO YOU.