In the past I’d made counter-conventional comments (on the Internet of course) and someone responded with “ok boomer”. Well first, I’m not, and second there’s nothing “boomer-esque” about not believing in the current orthodoxy, quite the opposite as a matter of fact. I didn’t think anything of it (people on the Internet tend to be a few files short of a hard drive) but then someone leveled the…characterization at the missus and I felt some clarification was in order.
Fortunately I received one of the most boomer-esque replies fairly recently. In a few brief sentences this absolute tool illustrates everything wrong with the rags of civilization being passed down to us. First comment is from me in response to his feeling sorry for a black liquor store owner who was looted during the riots and then his response:
And in there we have the big three:
- Self worth gained from virtue signaling his groundless love of blacks, people who by and large hate him (something I can hardly fault them for)
- Dislike/ambivalence for his own group (this drivel, something no other group engages in, also proves his moral superiority)
- Love of physical belongings.
I responded that was “very boomer” of him in that he more readily defends his lawn mower than his own people. He…hm, he didn’t take that well.
Does this mean that anyone who believes in this orthodoxy is a “boomer”? Kind of, though generally it only applies to people who are old enough to know better, but refuse to do so for what are, at this point, selfish reasons. But young “boomers” don’t get off so easily since they don’t have the “old dog-new tricks” excuse for their idiocy, especially since, instead of doubting the “wisdom” of their elders they chiseled it into stone within their minds and got it tattooed on to the small of their back.