Check your math, Ken. The Greatest Generation is mostly dead.
The people you speak of are the Boomers.
THEIR parent's generation stared down pure evil in the face (and won).
Through this trauma they created a grand, prosperous, (and although imperfect) place where the American Dream became possible (for almost everyone).
The Boomers lived in an age where they suffered less than their any American before them and were given more opportunity through a Government that actually worked for the people and toward the betterment of society.
And the greedy motherfuckers fucked it all up.
Business Models became predatory instead of focused on prosperity, manual labor and manufacturing were outsourced so upper management and shareholders could eat even bigger slices of the pie, and our institutional IQ plummeted through advances in technology being hoarded by private enterprise as opposed to making our society better.
Stop the Real 'Murcan cosplaying bullshit, it's silly and nobody buys it.
Boomers didn't create shit. They just sucked the bones of their parent's hard work and left the next generation of kids to fend for themselves.
But Ken, to be clear. I STILL love you.