Skip to comments.‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations
Posted on 11/03/2019 8:44:35 PM PST by Stravinsky
Now its war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality.
In a viral audio clip on TikTok, a white-haired man in a baseball cap and polo shirt declares, The millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they dont ever want to grow up.
Thousands of teens have responded through remixed reaction videos and art projects with a simple phrase: ok boomer.
Ok boomer has become Generation Zs endlessly repeated retort to the problem of older people who just dont get it, a rallying cry for millions of fed up kids. Teenagers use it to reply to cringey YouTube videos, Donald Trump tweets, and basically any person over 30 who says something condescending about young people and the issues that matter to them.
Teenagers have scrawled the message in their notebooks and carved it into at least one pumpkin. For senior picture day at one Virginia high school, a group of nine students used duct tape to plaster ok boomer across their chests.
And so Ms. Kasman and other teenagers selling merch say that monetizing the boomer backlash is their own little form of protest against a system they feel is rigged. The reason we make the ok boomer merch is because theres not a lot that I can personally do to reduce the price of college, for example, which was much cheaper for older generations who then made it more expensive, Ms. Kasman said. Theres not much I can personally do to restore the environment, which was harmed due to corporate greed of older generations. Theres not much I can personally do to undo political corruption, or fix Congress so its not mostly old white men boomers who dont represent the majority of generations.
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As a millennial, I have no sympathy for these whiny millennials and Gen Zers that put all the blame for their problems on boomers. I know so many in my generation that buy crap like crazy and travel frequently yet complain about not being able to buy a house and claim to care about the environment. Also, even the dumbest of the bunch think they are smart enough to do any job without any actual knowledge or experience. They think their college degrees = work experience. Nope.
A bunch of words that don't mean anything and yet she probably thinks it is brilliant.
Their reaction just proves the point of what they were reacting to - they are willfully ignorant and clueless as to reality.
Right - the reason college has jumped exponentially in cost is due to all the subsidies, handouts, freebies, etc. to make it “more affordable” resulting in hyperinflation of tuition. Would she propose eliminating those programs? Hardly - she probably wants more of them.
Media: “Give us your money!
And if you don’t have any money, blame the Boomers for giving us theirs... no, wait, just blame them- never mind why.”
As a repentant Boomer, I can tell you that we brought a lot of our problems on our very selfish selves...beginning with The Pill and unconsequential sex and accelerated geometrically by Roe v. Wade, which we cheered at the time.
But now the demographic reality is really setting in. The 2 million or so kids aborted in 1973 would have turned 18 in 1991. If some of them would have married (let us hope!) young their offspring would be turning 18 this year.
So we have selfishly aborted not one, but now TWO generations.
More evil will arise from our evil, make no mistake.
It is a word salad, and many of her ilk communicate in this jumbled manner.
If that’s supposed to be an insult, I’d say it was pretty mild. Is that all you got? I don’t mind being ID’d as a Boomer. Every new grey hair becomes a Medal of One Who Has Survived Life and still looks forward to tomorrow.
All younger generations will at some point blame their present situation on actions of past generations. Many of us did the same thing. “Don’t trust anyone over 30!!” Remember that?
Made up crap.
9 kids at one high school is a trend? Who knew?
I predict that fifty years from now the schools will be teaching about Ponzi schemes in third grade. There will be nightmarish descriptions of what progressives did to our economy and way of life.
The difference this time is that most in my generation (millennial) are not growing out of that phase. Many millennials are into their 30s by now. They are not giving up the arrogance, immaturity, leftism, or anything else. Everything is someone else’s fault. It does not bode well for the future.
To be fair, Boomers didnt create much of the mess in government. The Greatest Generation won WWII, and then came home and greatly increased the social welfare state. Generations before them also played a huge part. Boomers? No one ever asked us if we wanted to be enrolled in Social Security. By our time, it and MANY other programs were already well established.
That said, Gen Z and millennials will receive probably the greatest wealth transfer in human history as Boomers check out. We worked, and earned, and saved. Im told many younger folks find showing up to work on time to be a major challenge. Will they use their Boomer created wealth wisely or blow it?
” a group of nine students used duct tape to plaster ok boomer across their chests.”
I think I see the problem here. Nine students for 8 letters. Maybe one student was the space...
The irony seems to be escaping the Baby Boomers.
As the first to really, really push the envelope to ridicule oldsters on a national level, they’ve become whinners when their grandchildren (in blood and temperament) openly turn against them.
The Baby Boomers talked about not needing any material items for a good life and then proceeded to go about getting all they could. It’s only natural their material goods are being eyed by those they were part and package in creating.
Too late, and still they never learn.
As in the 60s and 70s, blaming others.
And still blaming others.
Ok, millennial POS who doesn’t know sh*t from shinola, who was given participation trophies for breathing, and who was born on third base and think they hit a triple. Time is a humbling MF’er, and trust me, kids your time is coming.
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