To date, Generation Screwed has been fairly passive. It's only natural. They are young, and getting established in life.
But from protests to caucuses and polling places, the time has come for them to join politically active Gen Y, X, and Baby Boomers in opposing the policies that will leave them (and the generations of Americans who will follow them) poorer and less competitive in a global economy.Hey, Generation Screwed. Let's go.
Another self-righteous Baby Boomer. I'm so tired of this line. I am a member of "Generation Screwed", and I can tell you that we are well aware and plenty pissed that our future is being squandered right now. And the thing that really gets me is that articles like this have the audacity to tell us to get off our asses and join the Baby Boomers in fighting.
Hey, Baby Boomers - Go to hell!
I don't know how this has escaped your attention, but YOU are the one's in power right now. George W. Bush- Baby Boomer. This pathetic excuse for a Congress overwhelmingly consists of Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers, not the young, have enough money to donate to campaigns to influence elections. The media - Limbaugh, Scarborough, Dobbs, Abrams, Huffington, Olbermann, O'Reilly - Boomers, Boomers, Boomers.
And what are you doing to stop the madness? Damn near nothing! In Congress, on TV, in newspapers are Baby Boomers fighting with each other. Democrats and Republicans - bickering like school children. My generation doesn't have the power yet to stop the madness - and you do. But you continue the cycle, and look to us for someone to blame.
Instead of bitching about the young, how about you guys use the power and influence you have in this world and get your peers to knock it off? Peer pressure is a powerful thing and if warmongers and greedy CEOs felt like social pariahs, they might behave differently.
But I, for one, am angry. Very, very angry. And it is very clear to me, and my peers, that much of this is the Baby Boomer's fault. And guess what- if you want your social security checks, I suggest you stop screwing us. Right now. Because if you think for one second we are going to let you retire like Kings reigning on golf courses while we pay off Baby Boomer George W. Bush's wars (which we're dying in, by the way) you've got a serious shock coming. "Generation Screwed" may not have power right now... but we will. And payback is a bitch.