A recurrent theme here at iSteve lately is how us poor Baby Boomers are being denied our chances in life by pre-Boomers refusing to do the right thing and have fatal heart attacks at 66 like they used to. So, we are seeing 89 year old Clint Eastwood direct movies (pretty well, but still…) and the like. For example, from the New York Times:
After 53 years as a federal judge in Brooklyn, Jack B. Weinstein is retiring. He still has a stubborn belief in the American future.
By Alan Feuer
Feb. 17, 2020, 12:15 p.m. ET
For more than half a century, Judge Jack B. Weinstein was the quintessential activist jurist, using his longtime perch on the federal bench in Brooklyn to champion causes like gun control and school desegregation. In his career — one of the longest in American legal history — he carved out a niche as both a liberal hero and, not surprisingly, a bane for conservatives.
Last week, at age 98, Judge Weinstein announced his retirement, saying he no longer had the stamina to perform his daily duties.
Okay, age 98 … This being the New York Times, they left that astounding number out of the headline, the subhead, and the first paragraph, presumably on the grounds that it is too interesting. New York Times subscribers do not subscribe to read interesting news.
… So what will you do now?
I would like to take a master’s degree in history. I’m particularly interested in Jim Crowism — how African-Americans earned equality and then had it taken from them. I have a son who is a physician who just retired and he and I are going to be studying that together. How did this great victory that was won in the Civil War get snatched away by a combination of southern slave owners and northerners who bought cheap cotton? The artifacts of which are still present to a large degree in places like New York where, even after Brown v. Board of Education, there remains essentially a segregated school system.