Smitty has written off the generation before, and has little faith in the one after:
Moses had to write off two generations in Sinai before the Israelites were ready. We have, at the high end, a bunch of deadbeat Boomers who’d beggar any number of generations in the name of me, me, me, and I. At the low end, the non-approach to societal continuity has stunted the growth of the Millennials. I’m not of the notion that, once raised in moochery, the human mind is incapable of growth. But we need to admit that the yield of mature, liberty-loving Americans from this bunch is going to be low.
That leaves Gen X to mop up the mess. And I can’t say I’d blame them if they said it was spinach, and the hell with it.
Still, the Xers are more likely to own big-person pants than their parents, who too often resist the very idea of pants.