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Sunday, January 21, 2007

While war rages in Iraq, boomers take it easy...

My entire generation of baby boomers, I fear, has become lazy and lame in the protest department. A good number of us voted for Democrats in the last election, hoping they might be able to end the madness in Iraq. This was action of some sort, but nothing like the marches we did in the past.

The Vietnam protests were numerous and vigorous, because we were young and filled with righteous energy. Now we protest-generation boomers are in our 50s and 60s. We take naps on weekends and brag about it.

"Boomers Don't Protest Too Much"
Spokesman Review (Idaho)

If hypocrisy is the single defining trait of the baby boomer generation, I wouldn't put it past them to "protest" a war they helped start...

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