Boomergeddon it…

In a series of really interesting posts, the first of which I’ve already kinda responded to, Adam Piggott has been expounding on the societal aspects of COVID-19, codenamed “Boomer-Remover”.

Last time, I started writing a comment under Adam’s post and changed to making it a post here, letting the pingback do its work. This time I commented there and then read it back after I’d gone outside to laugh at my neighbours who were out doing the NHS dance at 20:00hrs.

Obviously I want to talk about it, otherwise I wouldn’t be here..  I said…

As tempting as it is to board the Boomer-bashing bandwagon, it wasn’t Boomers that established the welfare ponzi schemes straight after WW2. It was foreign-influenced Marxist quislings taking advantage of a literally shell-shocked populace.

And it’s absurd to lump the Boomers all together. Like every generation, they can be divided into the self-starters and those with their open hands grasping, and between those who wish to be left alone and those who wish to wield power over others.

Sure, things are in some ways shit now compared to 50 years ago. I deeply resent what has happened regarding house prices and buying power, but to suppose that it’s the fault of everyone (or indeed a significant majority of those) born between whatever it is… 1945 & 1970… is just cretinous. Besides, there are myriad things that are better now than they were in 1970. Life expectancy, air quality, medical knowledge

It’s a matter of fact that there were a great many who didn’t join in with (or support) the insanity that germinated in the 1960s.

Then as now, almost everything that is wrong with our society can be blamed on the left, which includes socialism, secularism and feminism. I could go on but I’d just be naming more things that can be traced back to one of those three isms, none of which have ever been universal beliefs in the post-war Anglosphere.

Gen-X is now hitting 50… we had our chance to put things right. We didn’t. The millennials now have their chance. They’re not fixing it either. Nor will the zoomers.

All that said, I agree that what’s happening now is creating the conditions for our best chance in several generations to change this shit up.

I saw on re-reading that there were two problems with what I’d said.

The first is that I had finger trouble. Happily, the finger trouble deleted the end of the sentence:

Besides, there are myriad things that are better now than they were in 1970. Life expectancy, air quality, medical knowledge

I then realised that the part of the sentence my fat mitts had deleted was all stuff that Piggott would damned-well object to on some level. Mobility, instant communication, media etc. I could see him arguing that they are all causes of, and necessities because of, present evils like dispersion of kith and kin and depletion of commitment to local causes and mutuality. And I’d have to agree with him.

Nevertheless, there are plenty of things that are better today than 50 years ago, even if there are many things that can be considered worse, and it takes bare sophstry to draw any meaningful conclusions from correlating the two as if generations are homogeneous geological strata.

The other problem is more serious though. And it’s the weak point in my comment that one might be tempted to attack.

It’s a matter of fact that there were a great many who didn’t join in with (or support) the insanity that germinated in the 1960s.

“Well, the right never takes ground, it only cedes it while mounting a pompus rear-guard action.”

There was great conflict in words and deeds across the Anglosphere in the 1960s. Coppers used to batter hippies, whereas now they dance with them. Christians used to write the rules in accord with the will of God, now … well.. not so much.

The war that was lost by the White Christian Hetero normies of 1960 was the one they simply didn’t know they were fighting. How could they have known? They were working in paint factories or down mines and shitting in a shack that, if they were lucky, was brick-built and not too far from the house. They had no idea that the ideas of Marx, Rousseau and Gramsci were silently infesting the fabric of our social structures, and even if they did, they had far more pressing and proximate concerns.

I could argue that the millennium drive to bring university education to the masses served a great purpose. It’s shone sunlight on the hitherto murky world of academia. What we’ve seen over recent years isn’t a new lunacy. It’s one that we just couldn’t shine a light on before, though it’s been there for a hundred years, eating our society from the substrate.

The average person in 1960 had no way of knowing what was afoot. The average person today has no way of not knowing.

COVID-19 is in the temple, turning over the money-lenders’ tables. Let us seize the day.

AJ

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