Does X mark the spot?

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.



  1. XRay »

    21 February 2013 · 8:04 pm

    This generational stuff is starting to confuse me, well, not just starting, it has confused me since since its beginning a decade or few ago, playing the generations against each other, that’s a new political ploy I think.

    OTOH, perhaps I’m just insulted at being termed a ‘deadboot boomer’. A deadbeat boomer because I fulfilled my end of the bargain, working and contributing since 12.

    Fuck that noise.

    Make a promise, keep it, without heaping guilt on me.

  2. fillyjonk »

    22 February 2013 · 7:14 am

    I own big-person pants, but I tell you, some days, I’d love to trade them in and go back to short pants. (Or whatever the equivalent of regression in a Gen X female would be. Ruffled panties? Ugh, so not going there).

    My parents are actually what’s sometimes termed Silent Generation; by some demographic quirk my family seems to have largely bypassed the Baby Boom.

    I don’t know about Saving The World (which seems to be what some people think Gen X is charged with). I’m barely able to keep up with the laundry some days.

  3. McGehee »

    22 February 2013 · 7:20 am

    The world would be safer if people would quit telling generations it needs them to save it.

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