Re: OK boomer

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> Dave & Bummerzz Wrote:

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> > My point...what if I--a white guy--dropped the "N" word as a joke?

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> > wouldn't be OK, would it? Because racism is taboo, but agism is not.

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> > You failed, brother. Intolerance is intolerance.

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> haha this is truly perfect. One comment that is a complete encapsulation

> of the attitude being mocked by the meme. An older white man so entitled

> to reverence that he compares a joke dismissing this exact type of

> behavior to using the the n word. classic.

I'm surprised this comment took this long to surface.

I don't take offense to anyone making fun of me because of my age, and honesty, I understand the angst. Coming up in Reagan's America, we were all at odds with the Greatest Generation, and the Silent Generation. According to the scales, I'm technically a Boomer, albeit the late, late end of the spectrum.

My point was clearly lost on you, Mr. Bummerzz--which was simply was that agism is another ism that divides us, regardless of whether it's the young making fun of the old, or vice-versa.

Yes--classic, indeed, and the irony wasn't lost on me that an entitled white man such as yourself took the time to point out not only how entitled I am (a fact that I am not in denial about), but that you proved my exact point with your comment about my age (another fact that I am not in denial about).

https://www.vox.com/2019/11/19/20963757/what-is-ok-boomer-meme-about-meaning-gen-z-millennials

That said--I get it. We live in a very polarized point in history; more so than my old ass has ever seen. The harder things get, it seems the more we all want to argue. I've never blamed Gen X (my little sister who is 1-1/2 years my junior belongs to this group), Gen Z, millenials, or anyone else for the state of the world, and as a late Boomer, I can honestly say that I'm not a conservative, I'm not resistant to change, I don't discount what young people say, and I won't tell you to get off my lawn, because I don't have a lawn.

Remembering my own youth in White Suburban Middle Class America,I guess that's just how it's always been, and how it always will be--the young and the old will butt heads.

As I type this, having recanted my own experience coming of age in the late-'70's-early-'80's, and reading the article I posted above, I guess I can't blame the youth for being pissed-off at the older folks. I sure as hell was. (edited)

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