I personally believe much of the “Greatest Generation” hoopla, beginning with “Saving Private Ryan” was an effort by the boomers to bask in the reflected glory of the same people they used to call “facist,” “capitalist,” “imperialist,” etc., over the breakfast table back in the day.
How about “Retire??? We never had to work!”
Yes, I don’t like those ads. They think they’re so cool. My whole life it seems, I’ve been getting the mantra of how great they are and how everyone else, older and younger, stinks.
(BTW, I do NOT include the “disco” people; they are not the same as hippies, although they’re much hated by same. Who ever decided the “late Boomers” were “the ME Generation”, but the people who actually WERE the Me Generation? They’re very good at name-calling. But not good at looking in the mirror.)
Everytime I saw that, I immediately thought of future Senator Blutarsky smashing the guitar against a wall.