The current conditions of society seem to love to blame their personal circumstances on other people and entities. For example, if I eat too much fatty fast food and blow up to monstrous proportions, I can blame the corporations that produce that fatty fast food, as well as the free trade agreements in place that result in the outlandish price of apples and broccoli. If I engage in wanton sexual escapades with random (people) I met at a bar and contract VD, I can blame the alcohol company that manufactured the liquor I ingested, as well as the bar tender who is clearly not looking out for my best interest. If I decide to join a gang, and then, as part of my initiation, break into a house, armed with a Gloch .40mm, and I am startled by the owner of the home and “accidentally” discharge my weapon fatally injuring the owner, I can blame the gun manufacturer, and the NRA for allowing me to get that gun in my hands in the first place. If I hate my job, I clearly need to blame any person or corporate entity that is satisfied with their vocations, and, in turn, demand entitlement programs that will better allow me to retire earlier from the work I chose, yet hate, so I can sit on my sofa watching the reality shows of which I should be the star. Well…I’m ready to jump on the blame-game bandwagon, folks! I blame…
Baby Boomers. They’ve developed fiscal policies that we can’t sustain, have ungraciously forced me to see Al Gore repeatedly on television attempting to buy footage of firenados, and created a level of cronyism in the AARP that sends young families into hiding. They’ve boycotted the building of much-needed school buildings, forced us to implement Affirmative Action, and then said things like, “Can’t we all just get along?” (Is it too soon to quote a dead, psuedo-celebrity drug addict?) and “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” and my favorite Pelosi line, “Foodstamps are the best bang for the buck (when it comes to boosting an economy).”
Baby Boomers en masse dodged the draft, treated soldiers returning from Vietnam like second-class citizens, and then have the audacity to call themselves “Patriots.” Through their greed and stupidity, they imploded our housing markets, have created an insurmountable amount of national debt, and created the most anti-Constitutional Nanny State we could imagine. Their numbers are so high, they are sucking our Social Security and Medicare systems dry, and have made Wolf Blitzer a celebrity.
I also blame corporations, which leads back to the Baby Boomers that manage them. All corporations care about is “PROFIT.” Can you imagine? They don’t care about making sure I enjoy my job, go to school, have full coverage health insurance, or if I spend too much time away from my favorite reality television shows. They care not that I need a more balanced home life (see reference to reality television shows) or if I need to practice my Call of Duty strategies so I can finally beat that twelve year old twerp on Xbox Live. They’ve lured me in with their discounts, their jobs, their benefits, and their branding. They’ve participated in capitalism and free trade, all the while attempting to fatten their bottom lines without any regard to my desire for them to simply spread the wealth. Corporations have taken advantage of me; I’ve received nothing in return. Except for my technology, furniture, food, power, internet…crap. Ignore that part.
Those nasty, capitalistic corporations and the Baby Boomer cronies that run them; I blame them for our woes. I don’t need to bear any of the responsibility; nor should I expect to get anything from this country, except, of course, my TANF, my TAA, my WIC, my Medicaid, my Unemployment, and a free education provided by taxes I don’t have to pay. Oh yeah. It’s their fault.