January 15, 2016

"Disgusting, selfish, immature": 10 reasons Baby Boomers are the worst generation

Gavin McInnesArchive

I'm a Gen-Xer who hates Baby Boomers. My parents are Baby Boomers and even they hate them. They passed that hatred down to me.


Where to start?

First, they're all "consultants," which isn't a real job.

Plus they invented divorce -- and the idea that goes with it, that "happiness" should be everyone's primary goal in life.

They think they ended the Vietnam War.

And many of my complaints are food related: I'll show you the right way to use a knife and fork if it'll help.



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commented 2016-12-29 04:39:26 -0500
I guess you are right about this stuff but hey, I was born in 63 at the very end of the baby boomer generation and I have to say that none of this stuff applies to me except maybe the part about not being a very good cook. I think I was always a bit of rebel or detached from the nonsenseables. I always looked younger than my real age (still do) and it was easy to fit in with the Xers. It was painful to grow up with some of these morons. There were many of us who just got a bag of pot and smoked ourselves silly just so we didn’t have to deal with all the moronic douchebags who were our peers. Still, I think it would be worse to be a millennial. That generation took douchebag to a whole new level.
commented 2016-12-10 23:17:06 -0500
Here’s some:
Noone EVER did less with more.
Probably the best Economy Ever (1967-2016)- 1 of the most prosperous times in America- I know Truck Driver/Convenience Store Clerk Baby Boomers who had (no prob): 1 Raised Ranch, Wife Part time employed, 3-4 kids, 1 Boat, 1 Small Vacation Home, Toy car/Motorcycle. I hear baby boomers complain about money (EVERY SINGLE DAY) with 600k in liquid assets 400k in hard assets. Best Baby Boomers: John Lennon and Bill Gates…who else? =NO ONE…. THEY Did NOTHING. 200 Million Boomers and: A group of kids came over from England and played music (British Rock inspired 60’s music…not American Boomers) AND 1 guy gave us The Personal Computer. Weakest, Whiniest Group of Humans to EVER live- NO Baby Boomer has endured even ‘slight’ suffering (they all think they have though (They REALLY were SUPER-BABIED by The Great Generation
commented 2016-03-27 21:37:04 -0400
As a Gen Xer raised by Boomers, many of his points are true. Selfish, greedy, greedy, greedy generation and the constant criticism…no matter how hard you worked or what you achieved in life…always criticism…And the divorces…my God, what were the Boomers thinking! Such a selfish generation…and almost all of the Boomers I know are SO SELF ABSORBED and obsessed with money! They literally cannot stop talking about themselves and how fabulous they are and how much money they have. At age 49 now, I think it was around age 40 that i realized that NOTHING i did would ever meet their approval AND here’s the biggest revelation for me…they still think that it’s 1970- literally. Most of them seem to have no clue that times have changed and not for the better and expect others to be living in their 1970 dream: i.e. economy/ culture. Boomer men are the worst, but I’ll stop here.
commented 2016-01-27 05:29:52 -0500
How does such an idiot get a spot on a website that to this point merely points out Liberal Hypocrisy and good common sense? This idiot does not fit in here anywhere.
commented 2016-01-19 22:04:23 -0500
Love it…sad but so true
commented 2016-01-19 12:50:23 -0500
There is an old joke about the Lone Ranger and Tonto galloping upon their horses through a section of desolate plains when, suddenly a mounted horde of savage and blood-thirsty Indians looms on the horizon and immediately begins to descend upon the hapless pair. The Lone Ranger turns to his riding mate and says with resignation, “Well, Tonto, it looks like we are in for real trouble now”. Tonto replies, "What do you mean, “we”, white man?" What is the relevance of the above, one may justifiably query? Well, I for one am astounded that a self-proclaimed Boomer, London Resident, could state with apparent sincerity, “But we’re the greediest because we’ve run up virtually all the government debt, to take care of our own affairs and interests, and to hell with our kids and grand kids.” To Mr. London Resident, I say, "What do you mean, “we”, white man?" I absolutely do not recall having any say over how our various Federal governments over the years spent my tax dollars or made decisions to run up debts. I never voted for the governments that indulged themselves in such mismanagement. Maybe Mr. London Resident did, though, and perhaps that is why he is piously self-flagellating.
commented 2016-01-18 22:23:18 -0500
I am one, but I’ve been calling us/them the Greediest Generation.

Imagine, following immediately after, as we do, the Greatest Generation.

But we’re the greediest because we’ve run up virtually all the government debt, to take care of our own affairs and interests, and to hell with our kids and grand kids.
commented 2016-01-17 16:28:44 -0500
To some this video is useless and unfunny, to others we are amused, but at least nobody here is filtered (newspeak for censored). Summer of Love 1969 and every Boomer today says they were there at Woodstock (with the old age dementia kicking in they probably mean Woofstock on Toronto Island). I was in the remote woods of northern Saskatchewan (the real Woodstock, perhaps?) in 1969 portaging canoes and running geological traverse lines for the Saskatchewan Department of Mineral Resources, my Summer of Hard Work. Yes, I did know a couple hippies but most of my friends had real jobs and worked hard. Were there spoiled Boomers like Gavin talks about, undoubtedly there were but not all of us. Still amusing though, Gavin, keep them coming!
commented 2016-01-17 09:05:51 -0500
What an utterly useless story.
commented 2016-01-16 16:44:43 -0500
Bruce Scott – I only wish I could articulate my distaste for this rant of Gavin’s as well as you have.
commented 2016-01-16 15:45:45 -0500
Well, I can’t believe management of the “The Rebel” allowed Gavin’s piece on Baby-boomers see the light of day. That piece and Gavin are not worthy of a stand up routine in a cheap club yet “the Rebel” has chose to give this, and his views, credence and air time. On one hand he criticizes boomers for their career choices saying he can’t believe they get paid for what they do yet he sits in front of a $5 computer camera posting and promoting negativity to viewers who happen to mistakenly trip over your site. Now that is an honourable productive giving back to society career plan. I hope this career choice feeds his DINK household.
I can imagine Gavin’s process to reporting to work. At home slipping out of his pyjamas then donning himself in that Value Village suit quickly running a brush through his hair not even bothering wash up. He then moves to the the second bedroom of his rental apartment which he has converted to an office/studio where there is a paper backdrop giving his $5 computer camera the sense of official presence. Don’t forget the non working prop microphone on on his laminated IKEA desk which is strategically mostly out of cameral view.
Gavin operates this way because he credentials limit him to YouTube. I consider him to be the luckiest man in the world, if it were not for the Rebels mediocre vetting process Gavin would be back under the overpass at the Boundary offramp and 1st Ave. Maybe he should wake up at 6Am like plenty of Baby-boomers, pack a brown bag lunch, put on his steel toed boots and stand out in the rain waiting for his car pool ride delivering him to a real job and real dirt under your fingernails work.
On some occasions I have witnessed The Rebels projecting some pretty insightful views on many topics however allowing this bit and McInnes’s nothing but sour views shows you are not true to accurate and balanced reporting and that “the Rebel” has resolved to desperate measures to fill your YouTube dance card. Allowing Mcinnes the freedom to make the claims he did and to drive a wedge between generations is not productive, it is spiteful and above all factually incorrect.
In future I will seek my reporting and more balanced views from people who do their homework and who truly have their finger on the pulse.
commented 2016-01-16 14:25:01 -0500
Is there a lamer generation than GenX? They came out of the womb wailing and complaining. They’ve continued into adulthood and will, no doubt, keep badgering and sniping at Millennials once Boomers have passed on. The joke will be on GenXers, however. Just as Boomers overwhelmed and outclassed GenSlackers on one end, the phenomenally creative and hard-working Millennials will smack GenX round from behind. Hilarious. GenerationX? GenerationWhine is more like it. You should be kissing your parents’ feet, asswipe. A proud Boomer daddy of Millennials!
commented 2016-01-16 12:11:28 -0500
“A well-meaning but mistaken man once shown the truth ceases to be either mistaken or well-meaning”
commented 2016-01-16 10:37:46 -0500
Like you Gavin my fork is in my left hand, not bad for a boomer.
commented 2016-01-16 10:25:54 -0500
Agree with you Peter, I’m a boomer and always worked in the private sector I’m 62 and still working and paying lots of taxes to fund the entitlements that others benefit and that I don’t get.
bought my first house in 1981 at age 26 I put 10% down and the rest was mortgaged at the friendly rate of 18% .
Had to change jobs often because of the trade I was in , Textile industry, worked 2 jobs for a while with 2 kids and a wife at home. the boomers that snatch a job with the government had a lousy job with not much challenge but a huge pension .

Now we have a gen. X in charge, Trudeau, we’ll see how this generation manage our lives, not impressed so far.
commented 2016-01-16 09:57:51 -0500
Meh. Each generation has its’ issues. People are people.
commented 2016-01-16 09:12:34 -0500
Oh, and yeah…Gavin, the shark cages keep the SHARKS out and let the water IN!…guess you missed the water part, eh? Maybe that’s why the designers of dishwashers made cages for the dishes…huh? y’think?
commented 2016-01-16 08:55:42 -0500
Yup, “there’s nothing new under the sun”! The so-called great generation spawned divorce by committing bigamy…men had wives here AND OVERSEAS…married both without the other knowing…after learning this do you wonder divorce became popular with their kids? And if you think PTSD was rampant after the “little” Afghan war where proportionately far fewer were killed, how can you even imagine the lives of the boomers when they werelittle children hiding under beds with fathers “drowning” in PTSD…violent, out of control, moody and alcoholics with no one to identify their disorder or to help them and the families, subjected to terrifying fathers and terrified mothers who did their best to survive and protect their kids while the fathers went on an on about the war, distraught by the women who had learned to be self-sufficient, working in factories in the war effort…and you wonder why the daughters of this generation became feminists after seeing their mothers hiding under the back porch at night or seeing their fathers leave home and abandoning their families. The Great Wars caused massive change to the culture that we can not imagine
commented 2016-01-16 01:52:14 -0500
Well said Judy, Gavin you are dead wrong on most points. Dude your simply talking about your GenX. This time. Scripture says “Even a fool when he keeps his mouth shut is considered wise” at least on this point your trying to make. Ha… try again man…
commented 2016-01-16 00:22:27 -0500
Gavin that was a most excellent rant. I beg to quibble about loading the dishwasher tho. I do a fine job of that even tho my spouse comes along afterwards and rearranges the whole cotton-pickin thing. Here you should watch this bit by Amirir King – another wonderful rant.
BTW I own a coupla SilverAdos
commented 2016-01-15 23:03:06 -0500
Some timely advice Gavin: “Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt”
…time to lynch the parents,eh? I have heard the boomers saying for years that the Gen-Xers would find a way to kill the baby boomers…because the Gxrs are selfish,lazy and very greedy, AND FINANCIALLY RETARDED, don’t know anything about the value of a dollar or experience and…Genxrs think they should have all the money and property their parents saved 40 years for, without having lived long enough to do so.

The trouble with Genxers is that they don’t know their parents started out sleeping on the floor, then on a Sally Ann bed for $6.00, and bought one piece of furniture a year until they had their rental unit furnished..they made their curtains out of sheets…then they saved for years until they had $4,000 (@ $4.00/hr) to put down on a $50,000 house (when they were about 40 years old or more) and made payments at 16% INTEREST…they were too busy working to have time to do all the things Gavin describes…he may describe 5% of that generation…but he wasn’t born when all this happened so how can he expect to know anything but his parent’s narrow view. They sent their kids to all white schools because THERE WERE NO OTHER KINDS OF SCHOOLS THEN…shows what little you know of history Gavin! Immigration on a great level from non-white countries was unheard of then and only began in earnest with Pierre Trudeau in order to end the all-white culture here and the Anglo-French divide.

In contrast, Genxer’s borrowed $100,000 PLUS at 0.1% interest, to buy a NEW house and NEW car, and furnish it all at once as soon as they were married(when they were 22 years old), and then wondered why they found themselves suddenly in debt up to their eyebrows. (that’s why they want to kill the parents…to pay off the debts they greedily accumulated by buying everything they wanted, new, immediately when they wanted it….talk about the me, first, generation!)

Consultants, by the way, ARE translate-rs…educating people how to get things done the right way.

…satire is supposed to be funny…in about 40 years, Gavin will know how to do his job well…then he can also become a consultant and watch his kids salivate, hoping for his early demise…did I say selfish, and perhaps remorseful? ☺
commented 2016-01-15 22:49:32 -0500
lol at the butt-hurt Boomers. Trying to throw Gen X under the bus?

YOU CREATED Gen X! You’re responsible for them, and for the Millennials in turn, with your moral relativism and hippy dippy socialism preaching that has ruined the western world and caused this mess we’re in. What is with your generation and refusing to accept the blame for ANYTHING? You’re senior citizens for crying out loud. Grow up already and accept the blame your generation deserves.

Of course not EVERYONE born in this age bracket is like that. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that. But as someone who grew up under Boomers, this video is dead on to the majority of them. As an aside, most of their kids are absolutely miserable these days. “We are the world” philosophy has been an utter failure in every respect.

Throwing out everything their parents learned was such a great idea! Just look at the current state of the world.
commented 2016-01-15 19:26:46 -0500
Well, Rebelation, technically, not everyone here agrees. Personally, as a “boomer” and a parent of six totally unspoiled adult offspring who are fully employed, tax-paying solid citizens, I agree with Marcel Matte that Gavin is an idiot. Plus what is it with you self-haters?
commented 2016-01-15 19:10:58 -0500
LOL!!! I know exactly what he’s talking about. They invented “entitlement”. How could he leave THAT out?? LOL!!
Now, that said, technically, I’m a boomer, but in fact, I find it’s those born immediately after the war, like up to say, ‘50 that he’s really talking about. Technically I’m a boomer but I fucking hate them more than he does!! LOL!
As for the dishwasher, apparently it’s skipped a gen, ‘cause the 20-simethings in this house can’t fucking load one either!!! LOL!

Hey Marcel – having trouble looking at yourself in the mirror? Cause everyone else on here agrees 100%!!!
commented 2016-01-15 19:00:26 -0500
You are “dead on” Gavin!
Always hated the stinkin baby boomer generation that I am a part of!
They have destroyed Europe and the West.
If they are not consultants, they likely have a cushy government jobs, ie teachers or bureaucrats, living the good life on our dime! Leaving the grand kids to pay the bills! (more than 1 million people working for the Ontario Government , in some capacity)
The greatest generation fought and died to preserve our civilization
while the boomers have spent their lives throwing it away!
Lefty/lib garbage, political correctness, anti God, anti motherhood, Get the Point!
commented 2016-01-15 18:45:23 -0500
Sorry, Gavin, but if Boomer parents (excluding yours, of course, as you pointed out, or else you would likely be disinherited) are so stupid and incompetent and your Generation X offspring are so completely superior, or at least those of your overly vocal ilk, why is it that YOUR generation produced the useless Millennials? Just wonderin’.
commented 2016-01-15 18:35:25 -0500
I don’t know how you can live with so much bitterness? But I do hope you will do much better then your parents and the rest of the boomers….History always repeats itself, and your children will probably criticize you in a few more years. My children do respect me, and I am happy with my life!
commented 2016-01-15 18:06:11 -0500
My parents are not like this at all, guess I am just lucky, but much of it was spot on! Especially the ‘consultant’ point.
commented 2016-01-15 17:04:19 -0500
I am an early baby boomer born in 1947. Gavin, I agree with you. My generation has ruined just about everything. You made an aside comment about housing prices. How true this is and I am sure my theory about this would parallel yours. I do have to take umbrage with your point about the dishwasher. Never owned one and never used one. I would rather have the extra storage space under the counter.
commented 2016-01-15 16:45:12 -0500
Thanks Gavin, you nailed it! I agree with everything except the cutlery in the dishwasher. When your kinda clumsy and the forks are sticking up it’s too easy to get stuck by the tines!
Keep up the good thoughts.