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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

Last Sunday‘s happy celebration of my grandson’s christening left me reflecting, for the umpteenth time, on my own great good fortune in being born when I was (1945). And worrying that Millennials (the generation born circa 1981-1996) just “don‘t have a chance”—to quote Steve Bannon, currently in the news for other reasons.

In one of my monthly diaries a couple of years ago I noted the fiftieth anniversary of my buying my first house. That was in the context of Bernie Sanders making a strong play for the Democratic Party 2020 nomination, and the support he had among young people.

To be precise, I and my then-girlfriend co-bought it. It was a three-bedroom row-house in a quiet street in London, with a garden out back. We easily got a mortgage.

We were two working-class kids not long out of college. (We‘d both graduated in 1967.) I was twenty-four years old. Our two families had a combined net worth of…zero. And we bought a house—in London! The asking price was three times my annual salary as a young cube jockey.

An equivalent property fifty years later would have set you back about £450,000 (perhaps \$540,000). That‘s three times £150,000. Were young data professionals two years out of college making £150,000 a year in London in 2020? In their dreams!

Corresponding figures apply in America. Right there you have an explanation for the radicalism of young adults and the “OK, Boomer“ sourness.

London house prices haven‘t gone down any in the two years since I wrote that. Starting computer programmers are paid around £40,000. So for an equivalent house today a young adult would be paying not three times his annual salary but more than eleven times it.

The same month I first noted this, February 2020, although I didn‘t notice it at the time, Steve Bannon was interviewed by some progressive bimbo on PBS. Here‘s a clip:

Remember, here‘s the thing with millennials: They‘re like 19th-century Russian serfs. They‘re in better shape, they have more information, they‘re better dressed, but they don‘t own anything.

Five thousand years of the Judeo-Christian West was built around the family—built around “save your money, you‘re a good householder.“

We‘ve shattered that. Millennials don‘t have a chance. They‘re twenty percent behind their parents at the same point in life in income …

 

My own two kids are both late-millennials, born 1993 and 1995. Both of them, including baby Michael and his parents, live in rented rooms in other people‘s houses. They can‘t even dream of buying houses of their own; not today, not in the foreseeable future. They have supportive families, and we help out any way we can, but there‘s no way we could buy houses for them.

Steve Bannon was right: middle-class life for young Americans is way harder than it was fifty years ago.

Russian serfs? Eh; with all respect to Steve, I do think that‘s overstating it some. Young Americans can‘t be bought and sold, or publicly flogged for stealing turnips, or shipped to Siberia for getting uppity. (Unless you’re a Jan. 6-er.)

That said, comparing my own twenties to my kids‘, it doesn‘t look at all like progress. Not even a little bit.

Is globalism, including immigration, part of the problem? It sure is.

Here‘s a headline from the business pages of the New York Post: Chinese spent \$6.1B on U.S. real estate last year [by Ariel Zilber, July 20, 2022].

The story tells us that buyers from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong spent an average of just over \$1 million per transaction to purchase existing homes, almost a third of them in California.

It‘s not just the Chinese, either. Other big players here are Canada, India, Mexico, and Brazil. Foreigners all told spent \$59 billion to buy nearly a hundred thousand American homes. These numbers are all from April last year to March this year.

What are they buying them for? Nearly half—forty-four percent—are for rental, or as vacation homes, or both.

Now, OK, I‘ll allow that I‘m an ignoramus where economics is concerned. And yes, I understand that globalism has its upsides—comparative advantage and all that.

Still, these are American houses on American soil; and young Americans looking to start a family can‘t afford to buy houses—the phenomenon Steve Sailer has identified as “Affordable Family Formation.”

I‘ve been making occasional pleas for “Real-Estate Nationalism“ for at least five years. They go along with my promotion of “Academic Nationalism.“

A brief digression on Academic Nationalism. Higher education, I have argued, is a precious but limited resource; and our own citizens should have first call on it.

They don‘t. Foreign students pay full tuition, cash on the nail. That‘s highly agreeable to our universities, on whose priority lists money ranks far higher than patriotism. Plus, our Open-Borders ruling class hands out student visas for the asking.

If you‘re an American applicant for a slot at an Ivy League university—most especially if you‘re a white male one—get to the back of the line: it‘s foreigners first.

OK, back to Real-Estate Nationalism. It‘s our land that we are selling off so blithely to foreigners, including representatives of foreign countries who wish us no good at all.

A General in the ChiCom armed forces owns 200 square miles of land in Texas next to Laughlin Air Base.

A mainland-Chinese company, probably a front for the ruling Communist Party, just recently purchased 300 acres of farmland near Grand Forks, North Dakota, a 20-minute drive from Grand Forks Air Force Base, where the U.S.A.‘s most sophisticated military drone technology is under development [Chinese firm bought North Dakota farm near US Air Force drone base: report, NY Post, by Ariel Zilber, July 1, 2022].

Academic Nationalism, Real-Estate Nationalism; I would rejoice, publicly and noisily, if our Ruling Class were to display Nationalism of any kind, even if it were just to give us a flash of nationalist ankle.

Is there anyone in our Uniparty elites who believes that first dibs on America‘s resources, human and natural, should go to, you know, Americans?

It doesn‘t look like it to me. What it looks like is, that our rulers regard us non-elite Americans the way the nobles, the Boyars, of old Russia regarded their serfs: as two-legged draft animals whose only social function was to “tremble and obey.“

Whoa. Maybe Steve Bannon got it right after all…

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I have no argument at all with this important column (or RadioDerb transcript, whatever). If you don’t create wealth, but continue to live by borrowing, sooner or later you will need to give up your collateral. That collateral that the Millennials are seeing disappear from view are, just as you wrote, the institutions built for Americans and assets including the very land itself!

    Because I have nothing to argue, I will present the readers with a link-bomb from the most excellent Peak Stupidity site – all from a year-and-a-half-ago series called Will America be looted by China?:

    Part 1 – Introduction
    Part 2 – Housing
    Part 3 – Big Biz
    Part 4 – The Fruited Plain
    Part 5 – The Wilderness
    Part 6 – Conclusion

  2. Anonymous[252] • Disclaimer says:

    …on my own great good fortune in being born when I was (1945).

    People have no perspective on time and quickly things change and expect the next 30 years to be just like the last 30 years.

    To put things into perspective, when Derb was a kid there were U.S. Civil War veterans still alive who could’ve given him first-hand accounts of the war. The last Civil War veteran, Albert Woolson, died in 1956. When Woolson was fighting in the Civil War there were American Revolution soldiers alive who could’ve given him first-hand accounts of the Revolutionary War.


    Picture of John Gray, last living Revolutionary War veteran (d. 1869)


    Picture of Albert Woolson, last living American Civil War veteran (d. 1956)

  3. If the actual good guys had won WWII, this, like many other things, would not be a problem.

    • Agree: anarchyst, Irish Savant
    • LOL: 36 ulster
  4. James Fields was shipped to “Siberia” for self-defense when a North American Pavement Ape was hitting his car with a club while an angry crown surrounded him.

    He did what a person entitled to self-defense would do and drove over his assailants, including coal burning heifer Heather Hizer.

    Chauvin was also sent to “Siberia”.

    The “jogger” Whites where given life sentences for self-defense.

    Why buy a house when interactions with apes/Jews can remove everything?

    The Federal government and the British government are anti-white.

    Nuclear war is probably a coin toss.

    Yeah, millenials…

  5. Hacienda says:

    70 T is approximate value of US real estate market.
    9 T for California alone.

    Apparently, the Chins have become so powerful that \$1 of Chin money is about 1000x more powerful than \$1 of a fair and level Englishman’s money.

    • Replies: @peterike
  6. As a scholar of Russia, I concur with Derbyshire. I feel like a damned serf. They had it rough back in those days. The revolution happened for a reason in 1917. Ironically, I went to Russia in order to improve my plight. I’m getting a free master’s degree in Business Management and using a small portion of my savings for orthodontic braces, which are incredibly affordable here even in the capital Moscow. Russia has given me everything that I couldn’t get in America. Moreover, as a young white man it’s a lot easier to live here now. Lastly, I think the Serb hit the nail on the head. Affordable housing is a very empowering thing for anyone and is a must for societal development.

  7. @Anonymous

    I liked your comment, #252, but Mr. Derbyshire was in England then. Knowing his interests, he may have met surviving veteran of the Crimean War or, knowing his interests, a British adventurer who had been over in China during the time of the Boxer Rebellion – a civil war of immense proportions itself.

  8. SafeNow says:

    In A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois says, “I don’t want realism, I want magic.” Millennials, like Blanche, want magic. London, Derb? Magic. Millennials willing to be realistic could buy a presentable house right now in any number of U.S. suburbs and towns. But most of them are so hopeless they probably do not even understand how good Tennessee Williams was, but I don’t blame them, because their school systems and colleges failed them.

    • Disagree: 3g4me
    • Replies: @The Real World
    , @TKK
  9. Hey, Derb, around 1800 in England the penalty for stealing turnips was to be hanged by the neck until dead.

    Oooh, the evil Russians! Publicly flogged for stealing turnips! Behind the times! Evil!

    • Replies: @dearieme
  10. Franz says:

    Just ban foreigners from owning property in your country and that’s that.

    Canada got it (part) right:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/09/world/canada/foreign-real-estate-buyer-ban.html

    • Replies: @Jimmy1969
    , @Ron West
  11. I think Chinese investments in the USA are a risk for China. In the case of a serious conflict US administrations would not hesitate to confiscate the property, so the money would be lost.

  12. mijj says:

    it’s always “China buys …” and never “US sells …” whatever precious, sensitive US resource – as if evil scheming China is in charge of what is bought and sold in the virtuous innocent USA.

    • LOL: showmethereal
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  13. dearieme says:

    “Five thousand years of the Judeo-Christian West”: I suppose Mr Bannon feels under some obligation, perhaps dollar-related, to spout such drivel.

    Me, I am pro-semitic but I am even more pro-truth.

  14. These mutts has robbed the whole world for 100 years or so, and these same people are now complaining about Chinese buying things that the mutts themselves are voluntarily selling. These subhumans’ lack of self-reflection never fails to surprise me. It’s truly amazing.

  15. @Achmed E. Newman

    Even though you were quite busy noting all the economic obstacles facing young families today, you missed out on the crucial point here. The new advice is this: Kids should try to avoid unaffluent parents. – It’s as simple as that, isn’t it? – I mean, avoid fathers that are scribblers for example. That would be a great strting point for a prosperous life, wouldn’t it?!

    (I wanted to add this aspect to your impressive link-bomb, Mod.: The CHOICE. Kids just have to be careful, when making this choice, taht’s all. New times, new genders, new overall rules – its as easy as
    – öh – ….).

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  16. Andreas says:

    People were freaking out 30 years ago about all the real estate the Japanese were buying. Well, the Japanese lost their shirts and the same people then bragged about how smart they had been to sell it to them.

    In any case, the Chinese purchases today worry me magnitudes less than Bill Gates buying vast swathes of farm land.

  17. scout says:

    *meh*

    The difference between millennials and the generations before is that millennials had it too EASY.

    Granted, they grew up in an already corrupted social/political milieu, but they had/have the same choices their elders had – and all of the same responsibilities.

    But they are perhaps the first generation that claimed a sense of entitlement for the simple fact that they were born. They grew up with the ‘modern’ tech all around them. Electronic and mechanized culture had the result of ease with everything. ‘Work’ was something they only saw as a necessary means to consume whatever their hearts desired.

    All this talk of economic variables is simply that, economics. It has nothing to do with the true problem of the millennial – selfishness. That they can’t buy the things their elders once obtained is simply in league with their entire grudge.

    Their attitudes reflect that today in the pseudo-culture of ‘woke’. It’s not about responsibility in creating something better – it’s about destroying and tearing down anything and everything that reminds them of true social responsibility and the real meaning of work.

    The reason why the ‘millennials don’t stand a chance’ is because they abdicate it by denying any sense of responsibility for themselves…and the future itself.

    This economic argument is simply a poor excuse. Every generation had/had economic challenges – but people forget…there’s more to civilization than economics. And THAT is the REAL problem in today’s sorry assed ‘west’ in general.

  18. dearieme says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Name the people hanged in England in 1800 for stealing turnips.

    • Agree: martin_2
  19. megabar says:

    Margaret Hoover’s counterargument to Bannon was that the 1950s were only good for white Americans.

    This is a bad argument, but quite common. Find the exceptional thing about a situation, and then use that to deny all averages. Examples include:

    Some women are career-oriented, and unhappy in the traditional US family structure. Therefore, all women should be career-oriented.

    Some minorities have been affected negatively by racist whites. Therefore, racist whites are the reason for all lagging minorities averages.

    Some criminals are decent people who fell into crime through circumstance. Therefore, criminals are the real victims.

    Some women with unwanted pregnancies didn’t become pregnant via particular recklessness. Therefore, no women with unwanted pregnancies should be questioned for her choices.

    And so forth.

  20. eudion2 says:

    So foreigners bought a hundred thousand houses. How does that matter in a nation with a 350 million people? Allowing four people per house, that’s barely over .1% of the total housing in this country.

    The real problem is the Federal Reserve pouring money into the big banks, which in turn pour it into real estate.

    Derbyshire frets over Chinese, Mexicans, and blacks. But the Federal Reserve is Jewish Privilege, and it’s killing us with inflation, and the worst inflation is in health care, education, and housing.

    The more the Jewish Power Mafia grinds us down, the more they strive to get us to hate each other. The young are told to hate the old. The old are told to hate the young. Women are told to hate men, and men are told to hate women. Whites are told to hate other races. Other races are told to hate whites. And the Jews pretend to remain above the fray, while in fact pulling the levers.

    Sorry, Ron, I know you’re Jewish and I’ve known lots of decent Jews, but your tribe has a mafia running the show for the past two centuries, and you all need to repudiate it if only for your own self-interest, because it’s been kicked out of 109 and it’s working on 110, and this time there’s nowhere else to go.

  21. possumman says:

    I have three sons–all in their 30’s–all married — all own homes–all having kids–it is not quite so dire out there–my oldest bought a house straight out of college–had roommates for years—they paid his mortgage while he saved and invested–got married a few years ago–sold the townhouse and moved into \$500 k single home–already has 2 kids. My other 2 are not far behind him—none of them are living hand to mouth in rented rooms. you just have to put the work in and make sure they do things in the proper order!

  22. Jimmy1969 says:

    John, your story like many on here would require a 50 page essay, or a book to respond to as you are all over the political, economic and sociological map. I will just make a few points. The first one is getting married and having two decent, but not necessarily great jobs. A nurse and a fireman for instance or other similar variations. If one was into computers and the other in the health care field then even better. Two incomes is all most the entire solution. Most single people are selfish losers and it costs them big time. The second point going back to the 20s is a sociology term called deferred gratification and saving. Many young people today want it all too soon, and will not make any sacrifices. Do you know what it costs to finance and operate two SUV type cars today? But my wife is not taking the bus! Related to this is buying a basic starter home and putting down as big a down payment as possible, which often requires waiting a few years and less travelling or partying. No lottery tickets, expensive dinners and Vegas or sports cars. Another neglected issue is coming from a decent home. I am upper middle class but not super rich. University, Ivy League …paid for. Condo in Miami shared with Aunts and Uncles and Cousins for winter trips…paid for. Tutoring…paid for. 2 Family Cottages for the extended families …provided for. Modest Inheritance and trust fund for the kids and grand kids …done. Contrast that to many black families where 80% have no father there. And so as I cannot be accused of being too elitist look into how many working class Italian families banded together and helped build the first house for the kids…ditto that for the Lebanese communities and many others. I am just getting started. Entitled Americans.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Hangnail Hans
    , @Anon
  23. @scout

    must young people grew up in urbanised settings with parents who worked for others for a living.

    If your father had a carpentry business that means there was always work, chores and ways to participate in the real economy to learn.

    But if your parents worked at some office or factory for an employer, that meant there was nothing for you to do. if your parents were good networkers they could set you up for a good job, but that just means someone without much work ethic was getting rewards higher than those who work receive.

    in order for millennial and the youth in general to have a chance there needs to be a debt jubilee and Michael Hudson put in as supreme emperor of the economy.

    everything else is bullshit, Derbyshire’s proposals would not fix the problem of real estate monopolisation and rent seeking. the power of the finance sector has to be broken.

    • Agree: TKK
    • Replies: @scout
  24. Derb: I don’t know if you’ve ever flown into Heathrow of a morning, and circled for a while with a couple of friendly 747s waiting to land. I have, and what I notice is open fields as far as the eye can see.

    But if you talk to a Brit they’ll tell you that the place is filled up. No more room for housing. Old chap. Everybody knows that.

    I wonder if that is the problem, right there. Someone has taught the Brits not to believe their own eyes.

    We have a similar problem here. More single-family homes and picket fences? OMG, the climate!

    Then there is the little problem of 30 year low-down gubmint guaranteed loans. Don’t get me started on them.

  25. anon[336] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve Bannon hid his severe facial infection with the monkey -pox.

    1-He is that moron who was anti war for the past war and is very fervent and devout follower of the neocons who want to start war in Syria and Iran .
    2- He was against illegal immigration .Soon he was pouting his fat lips to suck up to the racist devilish unnecessary but attention grabbing gimmick of banning muslims who dont come form the southern border . Hate earns you more brownie points .Bannon the right example of the shithole human being wants to fight China and form White supremacy that includes Bolsarano and Modi .Money helps .Hate works .
    3- He is a thug who steals donors’s money
    4 He rails against corporate because corporate found him pretty dumb and deaf .
    5 He keeps quiet on QE and easy money that Trump was fond of ( Trump was angry with Powell for thinking of reversing ) but wants us to know how bad it is on the millennials .

    “OK, back to Real-Estate Nationalism. It‘s our land that we are selling off so blithely to foreigners, including representatives of foreign countries who wish us no good at all.

    A General in the ChiCom armed forces owns 200 square miles of land in Texas next to Laughlin Air Base.”

    US owns more abroad and has not paid .US makes it unhealthy dangerous and brings prostitutes and drugs .

  26. Housing could become very affordable very quickly–just raise the interest rates over 10%.

    The housing market crash will be gradual (since sellers will be in denial for a while) and then epic!

    • Disagree: radicalcenter
  27. If you‘re an American applicant for a slot at an Ivy League university—most especially if you‘re a white male one—get to the back of the line:

    The “male” part of this may be outdated. Maybe not for the “Ivy League” (as if football conference were any reason to choose a university), but a professor giving a Lenten address at a local church let it slip that men are quietly being favored in admissions now at many schools. Why? They have become so female-top-heavy that they are increasingly unattractive to young women. Leading to what he called a “death spiral”.

    How this quiet bias was affected by race, citizenship, and ability to pay he didn’t elaborate upon. Still, the admissions game’s greatest victims at the moment may be white women.

    our rulers regard us non-elite Americans the way the nobles, the Boyars, of old Russia regarded their serfs

    At least the Boyars inspired one of the catchiest tunes ever. What have our overlords given us?

  28. @Anonymous

    Are you sure about your math, 252? How old was Woolson when the Civil War ended? The War ended 35 years before the turn of the century. Adding 35 to 56 is 91 years. If Woolson was 15 in 1865 (he would have had to lie about his age to enlist) that would make him 106 when he died. And you claim there were others still around. How many? Even if Woolson lived that long, how could he have given 11-year-old Derbyshire (his age in 1956) any first-hand accounts when Derb lived an ocean away?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Bert
  29. @Erik Sieven

    Yes! They just did it to the Russians and wouldn’t hesitate to do the same to the Chinese.

  30. @brostoevsky

    The revolution happened for a reason in 1917.

    Right. I hate socialism and socialists, but I have to admit that every single time the rich have been eaten by a socialist revolution, they have been just begging for it. Lenin himself admitted that a socialist revolution could never happen in a country with employers like Henry Ford who treated his workers decently and paid them a living wage.

    In sum, I think it’s immensely gratifying when the rich get the socialist revolution they provoked. But it’s not so gratifying when I get the socialist revolution they’ve provoked.

  31. Anon[926] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s the same sad story in Australia and Canada too I gather. Kids born here, in families with multiple generations living here, will never be able to afford to buy a place; not until perhaps they receive some inheritance. The millionaires – with suspicious gains – from third world nations have moved in to buy up as much property as they can. The impoverished native kids are now strangers in their own land. They can, however, rejoice in a warm glow of how “unracist” they are by donating their decades of rental income, to increase the wealth and power of migrants.

    • Agree: 3g4me
  32. Anon[929] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    A Short Introduction To The History Of Human Stupidity by W.B.Pitkin

    An interesting book from 1932, Margaret Sanger gets a mention in the intro.

    Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920’s by Frederick Lewis Allen

    Quite an eye opener on 1919 to 1930, one mention of the dreaded plague of 1919 and that is in reference to the masks worn by the scared mice.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  33. AceDeuce says:

    Remember, here‘s the thing with millennials:

    They‘re like 19th-century Russian serfs.
    (No, they’re like 21st Century “tossers”, as the Brits might say)

    They‘re in better shape,
    (Bullschitt!)

    they have more information,
    (Bullschitt! Milleniwipes have no useful information. Those serfs had religion, they could farm, hunt, fish, garden, cook, sew, dance, fight, keep house, build and repair things, etc.)

    they‘re better dressed,
    (Bullschitt! Most millennials look like lumpy slouchy fat weak sexless turds)

    but they don‘t own anything.
    (Who gives a flying feck at a rolling donut?)

    Then “why come”, as the negroes say, do the milleniwipes salivate over diversity, and glorify negroes? And why come do they accept, even celebrate open borders?

    There are tons of low priced homes in cities, in negro neighborhoods. No milleniwipe will live there, showing they aren’t totally stupid.

    And millions of immigrants take their jobs, and, with the blacks, require billions in tax money to be wasted on them.

    I’d feel a bit sorry for them, but most are such total arseholes that it’s a pleasure to watch them get screwed.

    • Agree: Atle
  34. Anon[929] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jimmy1969

    Take the bus in an American city !!!!!!!

    One sure way of having an intimate occasion with a druggie and/or thug.

    There also the little matter of routes and timetables.

    I have fond memories of two interconnected buses, one hour to work in the morning out to an industrial estate in the country, and 1.5 or 2.5 hours home again, years ago back in the UK.

    • Replies: @Jimmy1969
  35. scout says:
    @anyone with a brain

    My intent isn’t to be argumentative, but this comment epitomizes something about the millennials – what I have to say about it isn’t so much argumentative, as it is observatory:

    But if your parents worked at some office or factory for an employer, that meant there was nothing for you to do. if your parents were good networkers they could set you up for a good job, but that just means someone without much work ethic was getting rewards higher than those who work receive.

    This is almost astonishing in its presumptuousness.

    A number of generations grew up without a parent’s ‘networking’ skills – and the youth almost always found ‘something to do’. In fact, it was the parents’ work ethic that instilled a sense of ‘doing something’ in the young. And the industrious young who wanted to go beyond their ‘social status’ always had goals of achieving something more – and they worked for it. Some succeeded, some fell short, but they took on the responsibility of their lives.

    Pre-millennials started with simple jobs – babysitting, working at fast food, etc….later, some even taking up work in factories etc. – with a number of the later doing so while pursuing higher education. And they took it for granted that the loans they took out would have to be paid back.

    You insult the several generations of those who had factory worker parents. Those who took the responsibilities of their lives and actually did do better for their future generations without a parents’ ‘networking’ skills.

    The deck is stacked today – and for a while already, even for many of the pre-millennials – but that does not mean that the youth ‘have nothing to do’. In fact, the youth have more to do now than ever.

    It’s quite remarkable – and symptomatic on the millennials’ worldview – that a youth’s attitude is that the parents are responsible for the youths’ choice in their future ‘success’. That there’s ‘nothing to do’ when a parent is spending their time providing for that youth’s needs.

    This merely illustrates that sense of entitlement I referred to above. Where does personal responsibility come into play? This argument is an excuse for not trying do do better…’why, my parents didn’t give me the edge.’ Instead of thinking, ‘things are kind of messed up, I’m going to set about organizing for something better…and I’ll work for it. I’ll honor my struggling parents sacrifices, and give something better to my kids and their kids.’

    That’s makes all the difference in the world – but that’s not a difference people think about anymore. So the ‘west’ is going straight to the pits. Instead of making for a better tomorrow, millennials and their offspring show more contempt and a desire to tear down, than any constructive and creative work.

    While I understand your frustration, I don’t buy into the blame game. Every generation had their struggles – it’s time for the up-and-coming ones to take on the responsibilities of their own. If they do not, others will do so for them – and they won’t have anyone to blame but themselves.

    And this comes from one whose own generation surrendered to the same – but also from one who never gave up working to convince the cohorts that their lack of action was the cause of their enslavement. It’s a work I can go to my grave being proud of – even though I’ve seen little to no success. It’s called dignity – and for some, in the end, that’s more valuable than ‘money’, ‘property’, and ‘social acceptance’.

  36. @scout

    Children don’t raise themselves, some do but in general they are influenced by parents and environment.

    This gets more to Derbyshire’s point, but by the late 90s most teenage work was done by illegal immigrants and adult displaced former industrial workers.

    But things are vastly different now, there is a labour shortage in the U.S. I have heard anecdotes about how factories are desperate for labour but applicants can’t pass drug tests or just don’t show up one day.

    I wouldn’t hire them, but I do understand they are the products of a broken society on the decline.

    • Replies: @lloyd
    , @scout
    , @Atle
  37. RestiveUs says:
    @dearieme

    I am pro-semitic but I am even more pro-truth

    That’s an oxymoron.

    • Agree: Brad Anbro
    • Replies: @Z-man
  38. Daniel H says:

    To hell with whatever the Jews think (every issue has to be filtered through Jewish opinion, true?) end immigration now. End all immigration. Don’t mend it, end it.

    • Replies: @YesYesCircle
  39. @dearieme

    Can’t. Sorry. But any theft of a penny or more (or thereabouts) carried the death penalty. Not all were supportive of that, and eventually they started shipping the convicts off to Australia, life-long sentence.

    • Replies: @dearieme
  40. Anonymous[614] • Disclaimer says:

    Unfortunately for youngsters Chindia tilted economic relations strongly in favor of capital over labor. Elites benefit from it and don’t intend to stop benefiting.

  41. Any country that allows foreigners to buy up large chunks of land or completely purchase their companies isn’t a real country any more. Foreign investment is fine, but that should only be allowed with conditions that the foreign investor doesn’t have control over the company that he’s buying into. Britain sold off all it’s industries to whoever was willing to pay the highest price and look at them now, a hollowed out country, with a disolutioned white majority population soon to be ruled over by a Pakistani. The US is going the same way, maybe not with a Pakistani at the helm, but with traitorous white fifth columnists more than willing to sell their country out to the CCP for a few Yuan and a couple of rounds in the sack with Bang Bang.

    • Agree: TKK, 3g4me
  42. dearieme says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    They only started transportation to Australia because they could no longer transport criminals to the American colonies.

    Dunno about the American colonies but transportation to Australia was not for life; the common sentence was seven years. Once they’d served their sentences they simply joined in the society of the free settlers or returned home.

    As usual blood-curdling tales of the stupidity and cruelty of people in the Olden Days are exaggerated or inaccurate.

    • Replies: @Donald A Thomson
  43. Dwright says:

    Bannon says his children can’t afford a house and he can’t afford to help them.
    Bannon is worth 8 figures at least, I’m sure if his and his children’s standards weren’t so high, he could. But given where he lives and the social status he requires, the money isn’t enough.

    Tough.

  44. Anonymous[338] • Disclaimer says:
    @follyofwar

    Are you sure about your math, 252? How old was Woolson when the Civil War ended? The War ended 35 years before the turn of the century. Adding 35 to 56 is 91 years. If Woolson was 15 in 1865 (he would have had to lie about his age to enlist) that would make him 106 when he died. And you claim there were others still around. How many? Even if Woolson lived that long, how could he have given 11-year-old Derbyshire (his age in 1956) any first-hand accounts when Derb lived an ocean away?

    Woolson (b. 1850) was a drummer in the Union Army at 14 and was 15 when the Civil War ended. Nb: there were roughly 100k soldiers 15 or younger fighting for the Union (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_soldiers_in_the_American_Civil_War).

    When Derb was 6-years old there were roughly a dozen Civil War vets alive to talk to about the war (btw, I know Derb was a 🇬🇧 in 🇬🇧 at the time). When Derb was 11-year old the last one (Woolson) died in 1956 at the age of 106.

    Roughly a half-dozen Revolutionary War veterans were alive while the Civil War was going on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_surviving_United_States_war_veterans

  45. Daniel H says:
    @Christopher Chantrill

    Derb: I don’t know if you’ve ever flown into Heathrow of a morning, and circled for a while with a couple of friendly 747s waiting to land. I have, and what I notice is open fields as far as the eye can see.

    But if you talk to a Brit they’ll tell you that the place is filled up. No more room for housing. Old chap. Everybody knows that.

    I wonder if that is the problem, right there. Someone has taught the Brits not to believe their own eyes.

    Yeah, churn up, pave over the ONLY countryside that the English will ever have. Permanently destroy it. Yeah, that’s the solution. Cuck.

  46. That’s comedy, John.

    You don’t own doodly squat. All land in the U.S. is owned by GovCo. You merely rent it.

    Don’t pay your “property tax”? Your city or county will send men with guns to throw you off the dirt and sell it to someone who will.

    Does your local GovCo think another entity will use the land and generate more tax revenue? You out, baby. See the Kelo v Danbury, CT decision by the Supremes.

    Yes, Millenials do have a tougher time of it but, until we box the ears of GovCo, no one owns anything…even the ChiComs.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  47. Right_On says:
    @Christopher Chantrill

    what I notice is open fields as far as the eye can see.

    Yes, but those fields around Heathrow are someone’s property and are no doubt being put to good use.
    A better bet is east London, where there are plenty of “brownfield” sites crying out for redevelopment, e.g., Pontoon Dock and Silvertown (see pic).

  48. JackOH says:
    @megabar

    Megabar, I agree, Margaret Hoover was way too quick with that comment while Bannon was speaking. In my now busted-up Rust Belt area, 1950s prosperity lifted all boats: newly arrived European DPs and Puerto Ricans, and Blacks, too.

    Bannon and Pat Buchanan and probably some commenters here are fond of 1950s America. Maybe we ought to look more closely at that decade. Truth in commenting: my pet theory is the political quietude of that era and other factors led to the very troubled America we live in today.

    My Dad was a supervising electrician in a steel mill, and also did smalltime electric contracting. By the early 1960s, he was earning enough to afford a house in a comfortable neighborhood of higher-end blue collar workers, some white collar folks, and government workers. The house was priced at 1 year of his pre-tax income. We had three cars, and two rental properties.

    The down side? The steel mill was Mobbed up. You didn’t need to buy a “bug” betting slip, but it was a good idea. A few workers were immunized against supervision or disciplinary action because of union or Mob protection. The mill was inland and near obsolete, so my Dad had to repair equipment that ought to have been replaced. Labor-management relations were always contentious, and you had to toe a fine line to avoid getting smeared as a “company man”.

    I don’t think that interview was either Steve or Margaret’s finest hour. But, I think it does suggest we ought to look more closely at what was going on then.

    • Replies: @Abdul Alhazred
  49. @megabar

    Margaret Hoover’s counterargument to Bannon was that the 1950s were only good for white Americans.

    She says that like it’s a bad thing.

    So blacks, Asians, Arabs, Jews, Hispanics might not have proportionately shared in the bounty and largess of a country founded by and constructed for White Europeans? As the plumber said to the housewife with the clogged toilet: “Ma’am, I think I see your problem.”

    • Thanks: Automatic Slim
  50. @SafeNow

    Millennials willing to be realistic could buy a presentable house right now in any number of U.S. suburbs and towns.

    Yes, totally agreed. The Midwest is a vast region and there are opportunities to own homes throughout it for those without a barrel of cash.

    Frankly, I find it a bit grating to hear Boomers (I am one; on the younger end) whine about how their young adult kids can’t buy houses. I’ve been hearing it for 20 years. As if they should be entitled to.

    Derbyshire’s kids are 27 and 29. They can’t afford houses where they live and don’t want to move to where they could. Boo hoo. Life is about choices and you don’t get everything you want.

    I didn’t buy my first house until I was 38 years old and I knew plenty of others like myself. People didn’t buy houses in their 20s. Who wants to be saddled with that unless you’ve already started a family and your job is secure. That is likely part of the reason many younger people don’t buy. They know their jobs aren’t secure. Another big difference from 40 – 60 years ago.

  51. 36 ulster says:
    @brostoevsky

    Arvo Halberg, a/k/a Gus Hall, used to wax rhapsodically about allegedly higher quality of life in the USSR, though the old CPUSA mossback would be dismayed by today’s Russia: nationalism! The Orthodox Church! They even spent a reported \$86 million to build a cathedral honoring the armed forces! A CATHEDRAL! Affordable necessities! No more New Soviet Man! For different reasons, the Comrades and the neocons are figuratively looking a little lost.

  52. lloyd says: • Website

    The millennials don’t crave for ownership, they crave for experiences. Covid restrictions on their lives is much more important than lack of house ownership. That is the last of their priorities, if at all. George Orwell wrote that mortgages are rackets. Just rent on another name.

  53. lloyd says: • Website
    @anyone with a brain

    Once you become dependent on Government welfare you lose the shame. They don’t want to go back to work after the Covid lock downs. They have tasted freedom and are likely living off the fencing of the BLM riots. When that runs out, they might have their revolution.

  54. lloyd says: • Website
    @dearieme

    The death penalties for petty theft ended in 1816. The pre 1816 legal code shocked even Natives. Britain remained in the Medieval criminal code which was biblical based.

    • Replies: @dearieme
    , @lloyd
  55. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    I didn’t buy my first house until I was 38 years old and I knew plenty of others like myself. People didn’t buy houses in their 20s. Who wants to be saddled with that unless you’ve already started a family and your job is secure. That is likely part of the reason many younger people don’t buy. They know their jobs aren’t secure. Another big difference from 40 – 60 years ago.

    Rent from the bank then pay the government in perpetuity for the possibility of one day owing the property. What a deal!

    I know a relative who lives in Wisconsin. He and his wife and kid live in a garage mahal near Madison. Nice place but it feels like the neighborhood is in the middle of nowhere. Around 6 years ago they were paying ~\$12k/year in property taxes. That works out to roughly \$33.00/day for just the property taxes. In other words, if you make \$100k/year and work a 40-hour week, your first hour of of each work day is simply to pay your property tax.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  56. @Mark in BC

    Meh, it’s the same everywhere. And in some places worse. Mexico comes to mind–you want legal title to that house? pobresita!

    Google Guramrit Hanspal for some tips on beating the system for 23 years. It can be done with some lawyerly know-how.

  57. Jack P says:
    @BananaKilt

    You’re absolutely right about the Arbery case. And *Republicans* did the bidding every step of the way on that case. Those boys were railroaded in a courthouse surrounded by an armed black mob.

  58. @Anonymous

    I have no idea what you’re trying to convey. You just wanted to bash your relative, it seems like.

  59. @Andreas

    Yet the Chinese population is an order of magnitude larger than the Japanese population. The Chinese economy is larger than ours while the Japanese economy was till a small fraction of ours back in the late 1980s when Americans were worried they’d buy out this country.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Thomasina
  60. Michelle says:

    I work with a lot of them. They are different!

  61. Anon[169] • Disclaimer says:
    @scout

    Work is an end in itself, money is unimportant? This is not a sentiment notable among Boomers in their day. It is, however, a sentiment notable in drivers of serfs (or would-be drivers of serfs).

    “Tremble and obey,” indeed. I would only remind you of what happened to drivers of serfs in previous times. Be very careful who you express your sentiments around.

    • Replies: @scout
  62. Anon[407] • Disclaimer says:

    There is plenty of decent housing in every rich country thats dirt cheap;

    American – Midwest
    English -Scotland borderlands
    German Ex-East Germany
    Italy – villages in mountains

    100.000€ buys a decent house in these regions on nice plot of land that only requires some swear equity to be a jewel.

    • Replies: @Cris M.
  63. Anon[169] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    “That is likely part of the reason many younger people don’t buy [houses]. They know their jobs aren’t secure. Another big difference from 40 – 60 years ago.”

    You describe yourself as a Boomer, and yet you “get it.” How is that possible?

    Thanks.

    • Replies: @The Real World
    , @anonymous
  64. Anon[379] • Disclaimer says:

    “They have tasted freedom and are likely living off the fencing of the BLM riots.”

    The BLM riots were two years ago.

    At least you aren’t claiming that they’re living off the \$400 Covid check that Biden gave them, or the \$600 stimulus check that Trump gave them before that.

    Imagine, a whole generation whooping it up on \$1,000 spread over three years! Damn gummit free stuff has ruined ’em!

  65. @eudion2

    it’s been kicked out of 109 and it’s working on 110, and this time there’s nowhere else to go.

    Note: they didn’t own any of those 109 countries, did they? Granted they tried, and cane close a few times, but they own the USA lock stock and barrel.

    Over the past few decades, their emphasis has been upon ensuring that the white people in the country never pose a threat to their hegemony.

    In the process they have done everything in their power to make Noel Ignatievs prophecy come true. And that is a lot. Dispossess, demoralize, disenfranchise.

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  66. @Jimmy1969

    If you’re really an Ivy League graduate, judging by your writing style their standards have fallen even more than I thought.

    • Replies: @Jimmy1969
    , @Reverend Goody
  67. @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr.

    Agreed, and worth noting in this context is that almost half of the better real estate in South Florida is owned or controlled by latin narcodollars and such.

  68. dearieme says:
    @Anonymous

    Thanks. Can you draw my attention to the turnip thief, please?

  69. dearieme says:
    @lloyd

    Look, lots of people seem to believe that medieval peasants who killed a deer belonging to the King in one of his forests had his hands cut off. How many recorded cases of that are there? According to a 1980s history I read, there are none. Not one.

    People seem to be pretty bad at distinguishing between punishments that are available to a court and punishments actually exacted. It reminds me of that leftie women who wrote a PhD thesis and then a book complaining about the huge numbers of men executed for sodomy in Victorian England.

    She then had to apologise for her mistake when it was pointed out to her in a live radio interview that she had simply misinterpreted a 19th century legal term. (To be fair, she was composed and courteous when the mistake was revealed: great credit to her for that.)
    https://www.thecut.com/2019/05/naomi-wolf-interview-book-error-bbc-interview.html

    It’s like the chap higher up the thread who said that criminals transported to Australia all suffered a life sentence. Had he even bothered to look at Wikipedia he’d have learned that the typical sentence was seven years. For good behaviour they could even be afforded some freedoms before their sentence expired: those cases were known as “ticket of leave men”.

    I repeat: much chatter about the Olden Days is demonstrably wrong. Moreover much of the chatter is so bone-headed that you don’t even need evidence to prove it wrong. A little skill at critical thinking would do the job.)

    • Replies: @JackOH
    , @Daniel H
    , @AndrewR
  70. JackOH says:
    @dearieme

    Great job, dearieme. When the American Medical Association complained loudly and publicly of a plague of frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits driving its practitioners from medicine, I checked. There was not a single unsubstantiated medical malpractice lawsuit in Ohio that ever made it to settlement or trial.

    The actual complaint may have been that some practitioners were indeed improperly named in a suit involving multiple respondents, and those practitioners were inconvenienced by having to retain counsel to persuade the court to drop their names from the suit.

    • Replies: @WhoaWaitaMinute
    , @Druid55
  71. @Anon

    “Reading comprehension is fundamental.”
    — Not my quote but it’s a good one. I’ll add – “so is clear articulation”.

    You were not. Question makes no sense.

  72. Jimmy1969 says:
    @Franz

    Your scripted specious argument explains nothing that is going on up there.

    • Replies: @Franz
  73. Jimmy1969 says:
    @Hangnail Hans

    But you have nothing to say.

  74. Jimmy1969 says:
    @Anon

    Another childish reply.

  75. scout says:
    @Anon

    It’s rather typical of these times to equate the concept of work with indentured servitude.

    I never suggested that work is an end in itself – what I suggested was that work can have more meaning than making ‘money’ to obtain ‘things’.

    I mentioned true social responsibility – suggesting that work is meaningful when individuals work together to create something better. Not just to consume today, but to consider the future – and what will be left for the children and the children’s children.

    Of course THAT will be interpreted, by the shallow minds of today, as meaning something as absurd as a kind of Marxism. And that wouldn’t be surprising either, in light of the fact that every meaningful human social interaction’s been corrupted to the core by these deranged utopian economic ideologies and schemes.

    You seem to have ignored the final point in that post:

    This economic argument is simply a poor excuse. Every generation had/had economic challenges – but people forget…there’s more to civilization than economics. And THAT is the REAL problem in today’s sorry assed ‘west’ in general.

    In fact, your comment vindicates the point – as well as the point of the entire comment. You can’t wrap your head around work being anything but a means to consume – or indentured servitude.

    And that’s how it is in the collapsing ‘west’ – the word civilization is a term that means nothing. It leaves people as blank as their conditioned selfish minds. Is it any wonder then that the meaning of the ‘west’, in today’s world, is nothing but barbarity, violence, and an all consuming greed?

    The rest of the world looks on, and while the ‘west’ collapses in its vile ‘self’, others are planning something different. I don’t say that with any idealistic ‘hope’ – it’s merely a fact. But the up-and-coming millennials can’t be bothered with facts: ‘eat, drink, and be merry…tomorrow you die.’

    The philosophy of the doomed…and the selfish.

  76. OTHER REASONS “LATE MILLENNIALS” ARE SCREWED FROM A GEN X PERSPECTIVE

    1. They cannot understand the nuances of emotion in interpersonal interactions because of growing communicating digitally by text & social media so they are totally useless employees.

    2. They have high expectations having been raised up in the Roaring 90’s in McMansions.

    3. They are big & soft children in adult bodies because they never left home or got laid or did anything.

    4. Their work ethic is shit.

    5. Their late-Boomer & early Gen X Yuppie parents spoiled them totally rotten esp. as single children which many were.

    6. They actually BELIEVE in political correctness not understanding it is merely a racket.

    7. They are naive 30 year old virgins.

    8. They are gays.

    “Whatever Boomers”

  77. I expected better from UR comments, but it just goes to show that no matter where Boomers appear, they are still living in their own reality unable to break out of the myopic narcissism that caused half the problems we have today in the first place.

    The amount of “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” Boomer Copium on this thread is at levels previously not thought possible. I get that UR skews to the old AF demographic but somehow I just thought given how in the know your average reader is there that the normie ‘ok Boomer’ talking points would not surface quite so strongly, and in such high quantity. Wrong!

    Derb clearly pointed out the main problem which actually affects everyone, not just millennials and zoomers. Wages have been FLAT for decades while cost of living is skyrocketing. There are hundreds of studies, charts, and graphs all around the internet that show this but you egocentric old fucks can’t be bothered can you? If you never got to build wealth early on it is a problem of simple compounding. So it would take a lifetime to build the wealth a previous generation could do in a decade or so. And you call these millennials entitled? Puh-leez. Listen to yourselves.

    “Hurr durr, just live where you can afford to live in the middle of BFE nowhere MidWestia. Now granted, *I*, Mr. Clueless Boomer, lived in a major city on one salary but too bad kid, YOU need to deal with the world we left you as it is.”

    Dozens of responses basically restating that basic theme and you wonder why you all are fucking reviled & hated by anyone that came after you? You wonder why we can’t wait until you are relegated to assisted living and the Day of the Pillow arrives where your African caregiver simply smothers you because they can’t be bothered to listen to the bitching of a rich ol’ cracka? You have earned your just desserts, and the arrogance and complete lack of economic understanding in the replies here tell me many of you deserve it.

    • Agree: 3g4me, Swaytonious
  78. scout says:
    @anyone with a brain

    What you’ve said here is absolutely the reality – in terms of the current social/political milieu of the ‘west’ in particular.

    Today’s young are being displaced/replaced by immigrants of foreign birth.

    And this has everything to do with the failed – and collapsing – assumed geopolitical western hegemony. Since the end of WWII the political manipulators of the ‘west’ insinuated themselves into the political/economic lives of peoples far distant from their shores. They wrecked every natural development in those lands. Now, that’s all coming back in force.

    Rather than admit this serious mistake, the ‘leadership’ is conceding that defeat by allowing immigrants from those very destroyed nations free access to their own nations. Those nations are, in a way, making payback.

    This is indeed a very true and serious problem – a problem that can only be solved if new leadership rises in the west intent on addressing it. This is the work that the newer generations should start to organize around. As I said, the youth have more to do today than ever before.

    Rather than look at what the elders have done, today’s youth should be looking at what they should do themselves. Not looking ‘back’, but looking forward. That involves responsibility.

    I realize that this is an odd and seemingly insurmountable course, but I’m one of those weird people who have more faith in the young than the young have in themselves. And, I also see the necessity.

    People like yourself not only see the problem, but are caught right in the middle of it – and you’re ‘legion’. Together you can start to organize as a new generation – the old ones are dying, and so is their ’empire’. They only have as much power as they are allowed to have – stop giving it to them. Start building towards your future, and those to come.

    This is the attitude that the younger generations need to adopt – rather than one of defeat and resignation.

    There is a whole new geopolitical arrangement occurring – the once enslaved ‘developing’ nations are now finding new life in the Eurasian economic system that’s arising via Russia/China. Those nations seem to see an independence and a renewal for their own states. As that comes up, fewer will find a need to immigrate.

    That is an opportunity for younger western political leadership. The answer to the western probs of foreign immigration is to start to provide less cause of it. Instead of panic, younger political leadership should start to create ways in which to benefit from the new multipolar arrangement.

    I say these things as a wise elder. My generation is weak, and compromised – the young have their futures in front of them. There’s a lot to do…if they accept that great responsibility.

    • Thanks: Thor Walhovd
  79. @brostoevsky

    You might want to read a book, written by Antony Sutton, Ph.D. (now deceased) – “Wall Street and the Bolshevic Revolution” – first published in 1974. Mr. Sutton states in no uncertain terms that it was NOT the “people” of Russia who instigated the revolution. It was groups of American (some Jewish) and other countries’ BANKERS who provided the financing and the wherewithal for the event.

    By the way, my hobby is amateur radio (ham radio). I communicate with Russian hams on a regular basis. I have found Russian hams to be very friendly people! I have a Swedish ham friend, who has lived in the Moscow area for over 6 years and he told me that he is treated very well there.

    Best of luck to you and yours!

    • Replies: @Pure Blood Deplorable
  80. @The Real World

    I beg to differ with you in your “viewpoint” regarding the Midwest. I spent my entire working life in the Rockford, Illinois area. I was an industrial electrician in various factories for 40+ years. Between jobs, I had applied at this one factory that was looking for ONE electrician. I was one of the SIXTEEN qualified applicants and one of the six that they interviewed.

    Rockford used to be called the “screw capital of the world” – they had many manufacturers of screws and other fasteners and hardware. Nowadays, most of the factories in the Rockford area are either closed or are a small shadow of their former selves. Rockford is now an industrial ghost town and no one there seems to give a damn about it. And it is not just Rockford. This same thing has happened to hundreds, if not thousands, of cities all across the USA.

    Your statement about living conditions in the Midwest was certainly true 40 years ago, but it is NOT true any more. The real estate prices in the Rockford area have risen substantially and their real estate taxes have gone sky high. Good jobs and decent pay in the Midwest are things of the past, sorry to say!

    • Agree: JackOH
    • Replies: @The Real World
  81. lloyd says: • Website
    @lloyd

    Quite true. Judges took measures even quite duplicitous to avoid the death penalty for petty offences. There were some Judges who became known as “hanging Judges” for their reputation for implementing the death penalty. I read a Robin Hood story of his rescue of two children sentenced to death for stealing eggs from a barn. That may be a folk legend.

  82. @scout

    “Scout” – I certainly agree with the lack of work ethic among the younger workers today. Having spent 40+ years being gainfully employed as an industrial electrician before retiring a few years ago, I have seen a few things…

    You are leaving out half of the equation. Back in 1974, when I landed my first job as an electrician trainee, there were GOOD jobs to be had, with GOOD PAY. If a person wanted to work, he (or she) could work, and they could get ahead. That is no longer the situation here in the United States. Millions of jobs have been off-shored to China, Mexico and to various “Third World” countries – NOT because Americans were unproductive, but rather because the shareholders & corporation officers were only interested in what THEY could get from the corporation.

    One of my jobs was at a factory owned by a “Fortune 100” corporation. The management there treated their employees with CONTEMPT. They had a propensity for firing employees and they could not figure out why the morale was so low. I worked there for 8-1/2 years – only because there were NO other jobs in the area to be had, which paid a decent wage!

    I will not even go into the wages and purchasing power aspect. That is another subject, of which you seem to know very little.

    • Replies: @scout
  83. Young White Core Americans Are Under Attack From Greedy Baby Boomers And Globalizer Plutocrats

    The American Empire will croak under the unpayable burden of paying for the baby boomer retirement.

    The pension and health care costs of the baby boomers will necessitate the re-deployment of the American Empire out of Germany, Japan, South Korea and the Middle East.

    The American Empire will implement an offshore regional balancer strategy.

    The only thing preventing a global financial implosion is money printing(monetary policy extremism) from the globalized central banks.

    Quantitative Tightening Now!

    Young White Core Americans increasingly understand the inter-generational violence that is central banking and monetary extremism and mass immigration.

    The most vile and greasily disgusting is the money-grubber English assholes suggesting that they are giving the young a “hand up on the housing ladder” when these same limey pricks are using mass immigration and monetary extremism to dramatically increase housing costs in England. Perfidious Albion in action against their own people. We’re doing the same damn thing to the young in the United States. Human nature at its worst, sneakily attacking the young while you’re claiming to help them.

    Debt and Demography are all about monetary extremism and mass immigration.

    POP THE ASSET BUBBLES NOW!

    Twenty Percent Federal Funds Rate Now!

    AFFORDABLE FAMILY FORMATION NOW!

  84. The Baby Boomers could be financially liquidated in five minutes by certain actions of the privately-controlled Federal Reserve Bank. Electronics could be used to neutralize and pacify the Baby Boomers very quickly.

    If the Federal Reserve Bank were to raise the federal funds rate to 20 percent — like it was in 1981 — the Baby Boomers would be instantaneously liquidated financially. The asset bubbles in stocks, bonds and real estate would be imploded immediately if the federal funds rate were to go to 20 percent, that would destroy the accumulated ill-gotten gains of the Baby Boomers, and it would permanently pauperize them. The Baby Boomers have no problem with central bank monetary extremism saving their bacon, it has done it at least 3 times and we are set for another financial implosion.

    The best way to deal with treasonous Baby Boomers would be to make sure the Baby Boomers are made an example of to future generations. Raising the federal funds rate to 20 percent — and imploding the asset bubbles in stocks, bonds and real estate — would send a message about what happens to generational cohorts that engage in nation-wrecking treason. This would also send a message to future generations about what happens when you flood out your own nation with nation-killing mass immigration as the Baby Boomers have done.

    The answer to Baby Boomer TREASON is to raise the federal funds rate to 20 percent and financially liquidate the Baby Boomers. George Washington and Andrew Jackson would immediately implode the asset bubbles in stocks, bonds and real estate, and White Core American Patriots born after 1965 should do it too.

    54 — 40 Or Fight? Nope!

    Raise The Federal Funds Rate To 20 Percent — Like It Was In 1981 — And Watch The Baby Boomers Be Financially Liquidated!

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  85. @Brad Anbro

    Sigh…it is, indeed, exhausting when a linear dialogue can’t be had. It isn’t difficult, actually.

    My comments weren’t about factories, or specific jobs or about what was going on 40 years ago (except that people tended to have long-lasting jobs then).

    I put forth a factual statement, not a viewpoint. That real estate prices in huge swaths of the Midwest are much more affordable than in the coastal states. There is no debate about that – the prices are the evidence.

    You seem to want to extrapolate the situation in one city past its heyday to describe a vast region. (And a city in a very corrupt state with thieves and idiots in Govt.) That makes zero sense. It is very vibrant where I live in the Midwest and home prices are still far lower than the NE or Mid-Atlantic states. Let alone West Coast states.

    Lastly, this is the 21st century and huge numbers of people work from home as I have done for 20 years. Since the Covid bullspit, I know many more corporate-employed people who now work remotely. So, the local job markets are of no importance to them.

    Brad, good grief…..

  86. scout says:
    @Brad Anbro

    Hm, what makes you think that subject is something of which I know little…?

    I not only know about it by first-hand experience, I know about it as a research analyst in the field of political science. I’m not announcing the later as some kind of important ‘credential’, I’m merely pointing it out in order to inform you that I know a whole lot about the things you mention than you might realize.

    Nothing you’ve ‘said’ changes my essential point: the U.S. is facing immense challenges regarding its future. To head anywhere constructive requires real-life work and responsibility. If people were more involved earlier – in the issues you mention in your comment – they wouldn’t be as seemingly insurmountable as they are now. But people pretty much did…nothing.

    When those, like myself, saw this developing – as far back as Reagan’s regime – and tried to alert people back then to the inevitable, we were shot down and smeared in the worst possible ways. I was still at the tender age of 19 when I set out to make a difference. Granted, that struggle faced the same crap that’s still so pervasive today – bitching, whining, and moaning, but nothing else. But I kept trying.

    Everyone complains – but those who encourage meaningful action, which might entail some work and personal responsibility, are seen as the worst kind of people. It’s been that way for along time.

    I too had to make a living. I too had to pay-off thousands in student loans. I too had to deal with ‘settling’ for jobs that hardly paid enough for me to get by – the better paying jobs that I was quite qualified for, went to those less qualified. But I made my way – while at the same time attempting to get people interested in those economic issues you think I know nothing about.

    I’m no stranger to economic struggle.

    What’s different…? To me, there’s more than ‘economics’ in life. And that was an important part of my point. A part that’s apparently gone right over the heads of some readers.

    Economics is a big part of the real world – but economics should serve the nation, not the nation serve economics. Perhaps that’s something difficult for some to wrap their heads around – particularity in the U.S. – but it’s very significant.

    And I’ve been trying to make that point for a pretty long time.

    • Replies: @Brad Anbro
    , @Anon
  87. @scout

    Thank you very much for the reply. In my opinion, and from what I have been witnessing over the years, the only thing that economics is now “serving” (and which it has been doing in earnest, since the mid-1970s) is the Big Money Interests. Call them the Big Money interests, the “Elite” or the Cabal” or the “Secret Team” – THAT is who it is serving. NOT the average person, such as you and me!

    • Replies: @scout
  88. @The Real World

    Thank you for the reply. The point that I was trying to make is that even if real estate prices are more “affordable” in the Midwest, there are so few GOOD jobs to be had anymore with which to pay for the real estate.

    Thanks again.

    • Replies: @Daniel H
  89. scout says:
    @Brad Anbro

    We agree on that point – except, I’ll add one ‘thing’.

    That cabal feeds on its willful subjects’ consent. When the ‘public’ participates in that scheme, they perpetuate it…as well as their own enslavement. Unfortunately, until that changes, all are drawn in, by default. A positive note: that cabal is losing its grip on its worldwide hegemony. Things are changing in a dramatic way. Those in the west who care about their countries have an opportunity now to organize in order to pick up the pieces. Still, I’m not very optimistic on that point.

    As with that economics issue, I can say that I’m quite well-aware of the real lever-pullers behind the curtain of western power.

    • Replies: @Brad Anbro
  90. Anon[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Apex Predator

    Look on the bright side — the loss of American life expectancy, due to a morass of suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol abuse, is large driven by boomers. These people are rightfully ending their deleterious presence on this planet, relieving us of the need to exterminate them.

  91. Anon[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Uh, no, Japan’s GDP was at near parity with the USA’s in the 1980s. Open up an economic history book, you illiterate SOB.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  92. Anon[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @scout

    Holy shit old man, go kill yourself right now. There are “jobs” out there for young people and you never paid 10,000 in student loans much less “hundreds of thousands”.

    • Replies: @scout
  93. @Anon

    No, it was NOT near parity. I shouldn’t have written a small fraction (my apologies), but in current US dollars, Japan’s GDP at the end of the 1980 was ~ 3 Trillion while America’s was just over 9 Trillion. It was still a 3:1 ratio.

    Now, what the GDP actually includes is a lot of stuff that doesn’t represent real productivity, IMO.

    The population ratio doesn’t HAVE to make a big difference (look at India), but when you’re talking about the productive Chinese when they are LET to be productive, well they’ve got 10 x Japan’s population and 5 x ours.

    Before you resort to name calling, go look at the numbers.

    • Replies: @Anon
  94. I enjoyed the great generation-gap arguments here that turned into good discussion. I want to add something that may explain some of the disagreement.

    The problem with the American economy, as we may all know here, is that we don’t MAKE much stuff anymore. Manufacturing is the best way to create wealth. Selling each other craft beer and gourmet hamburgers is not. If you don’t create much wealth you either have to live as poor people, which Americans haven’t begun to do yet, or get further in hoc until … How this came about is another discussion.

    What the young people have for jobs are almost all service jobs vs. the way it was in the Boomer’s early working years. Yes, it was much easier for them to work hard and get ahead (including buying property). What Scout said above about work being more than about money relates to this difference between being part of the service economy and a part of a production economy.

    It’s not only harder to get ahead in \$15/hr jobs when \$15 doesn’t even buy a large pizza, but the service jobs don’t give one so much of a feeling of accomplishment. No matter how hard or tedious the work, if you can point out that “Hey, those CV joints on your car were made right here, and I’ve got a part in it.”, that’s not nothing.

    If you feel like not only are you not getting ahead, but what you do with your work time does not accomplish anything for world, I can see the kind of attitude that results.

    • Replies: @RJ Macready
  95. @scout

    It’s too bad Ron Unz gives out the gold border, as he is sometimes pretty deranged about it. I’d put one right around your comment, just sayin’ …

    Thanks you, Scout.

    For Anon #379 here, you are full of it. They were giving out \$600 additional weekly unemployment – that’s \$2,4oo on top of the under-the-table and other money some people could still make. No, it’s not great at all, but it’s above what many service economy workers were getting working their butts of full time.

    Mr. Derbyshire is right on this. It’s not just about money, but the work ethic has gone downhill even more since the PanicFest. People just don’t freaking show up, and one guy’s got to do everyone’s job. Then he gets pissed and leaves. That’s what I’m seeing.

    For Mr. Charles Pewitt, I’ve always liked your style and almost all of what you write. However, [imagine me with a bullhorn in your face here] YOU ARE A BOOMER, CHARLES. I’ve seen your great video where you questioned that treasonous congressrat. So, does that mean there are some GOOD Boomers. Of course. The economy has drastically changed, but in terms of personalities and character, nah, this generational stuff is stupid.

    PS: Yes, I’d also like to see interest rates be LET to get to natural levels. The stock market would indeed crash. I wouldn’t care one iota. To put this in Pewitt style:

    DON’T AUDIT THE FED! END THE FED! THEN, AUTOPSY THE FED!

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @scout
  96. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:

    Bruce Gibney’s work, “A Generation of Sociopaths,” is a good overview of a topic that is absolutely essential to making sense of our predicament. Institutionalized generational theft is basically a core part of the modern day political system.

    Before the baby boomers, originally called the Me Generation, it was normal and expected for citizens to have a sense of civic duty or responsibility to something greater than themselves, and it was considered normal and inevitable for each generation to expect to have more than the preceding one. Parents would work hard in the expectation their kids would have an easier life than them. Baby boomers completely rejected this, and a case can be made that the dominance of this one generation has been utterly catastrophic to America and to all future generations. Any socially or self aware millennial or zoomer must understand the catastrophic and sociopathic aspects of this generation, and their generational theft, to make sense of modern day America.



    Video Link

    https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/03/08/bruce-gibney-sociopaths-baby-boomers

  97. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:

    To add to this, the issue of the boomers’ sociopathy and generational theft isn’t mutually exclusive of any other issue. Which is partly why segments of both the far left and the far right now criticize them. They basically make up the worst aspects, ideologically speaking, of the mainstream right and left.

    Everyone not a boomer who’s had the misfortune of dealing with them knows they’re uniquely toxic and sociopathic. They largely grew up seeing themselves as youthful rebels, rejecting their parents and the idea that the rules applied to them.

    Then, as they grew older, they instead became intensely spiteful and hateful towards those younger. Nearly all of them bitterly hate millennials; they made sure the utterly sabotage and ruin the so-called millennial generation. They’re not all literally evil, but their hyper-emotional and their lead-damaged brains, addicted to the notion that they alone are the chosen generation, are not capable of differentiating between their own wishes and reality.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  98. Anon[887] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Yeah they “WERE” giving 600 a month out for a limited time period. Now they aren’t. This does nothing to change the fact that the US economy has been structural shit for the last several decades, while regulations and standards have only increased, making it damn near impossible to get a job if you weren’t grandfathered in to the new economy, like most Boomers and Gen X were. Stop evading the reality which is that you utterly destroyed the American economy, and are leaving behind a once-great country in smoldering ruins. Your generation failed hard and you’re still dabbling in the same hopeless ideological bullcrap (“audit the Fed”) that got this country ruinated in the first place. Auditing the Fed isn’t going to restore the country you destroyed, this is irreversible.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  99. @Apex Predator

    GEN X REPLY

    1. You also were spoiled having been single children in the roaring 90’s raised by helicopter Yuppies parents who brought you up in McMansions while Gen X were used to the rather tough 70’s & early 90’s post-Watergate.

    2. You are effeminate Mumma’s Boy pansies due to being raised by your divorced mother.

    3. You grew up communicating digitally so you lack understanding of the nuances of human one-to-one personal interaction.

    4. Weed is legal now & you think you can smoke it all day & be stoned everyday on the job & smoke pot on your lunchbreak. Half of you are as high as Cheech & Chong all the time.

    5. You’re covered in stupid tattoos.

    6. You’re pathetic porn addicts who are jerking off to porn like 14 y/o who found Uncle’s old HUSTLER stash when you are 30 y/o because you are incels who never got laid

    7. You lived at home with your parents all your lives so you are like big children in a large body-no decision-making strategy & totally naive.

    8. Your generation of women are all androgynous unpleasant cock-carousel riding foul-mouthed feminazis nobody wants to employ.

    9. You genuinely BELIEVE IN POLITICAL CORRECTNESS while Gen X understood it was a Boomer racket.

    Not that your point about wages was not true.

  100. Anon[887] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    No, it was NOT near parity. I shouldn’t have written a small fraction (my apologies), but in current US dollars, Japan’s GDP at the end of the 1980 was ~ 3 Trillion while America’s was just over 9 Trillion. It was still a 3:1 ratio.

    Now, what the GDP actually includes is a lot of stuff that doesn’t represent real productivity, IMO.

    I guess this dummy never heard of GDP per capita.

    Japan’s GDP per capita was higher than the USA in the 1980s and for much of the 1990s. As I said, near parity.

    Meanwhile China’s GDP per capita remains vastly inferior to the USA’s:

    You are a clueless dipshit if you think China ever held a candle to what Japan was in the 1980s and 1990s. You have no understanding of the value producing juggernaut Japan was (and the value incinerating furnace that the USA was) back then.

  101. @Anon

    Stop evading the reality which is that you utterly destroyed the American economy, and are leaving behind a once-great country in smoldering ruins.

    I didn’t destroy Jack Squat, Millennial pisser-and-moaner.

    My Conservative Dad voted for Barry Goldwater and got me involved in the immigration invasion issue about 20 years ago. I help support VDare. I voted against G.H.W. Bush in ’88 simply because he gave 30 seconds of a speech in Spanish. I’ve supported Paul Tsongas (while it lasted) in ’92 because he specifically talked about keeping manufacturing in America, then Ross Perot, Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, then Donald Trump.

    How do you think these people got ANY votes at all, you moron, if all Boomers are to blame (I’m a couple of years younger than officially Boomer). Even Goldwater, before the Boomers did much voting, got 38% of the vote against the Socialist scumbag Johnson, and then, much more recently, Donald Trump won in ’16 with plenty of Boomer votes.

    If you would make an effort to read, I didn’t write “audit the FED”. I wrote “End the FED”. No, that doesn’t solve all our problems, but without sound money, people have been losing ground for a long time. Do you not understand how the FED and the creation of currency not backed by gold has enabled the inflation that has made saving for the future a lost cause and put you in the position you’re in. If you don’t understand basic REAL economics, then SHUT YOUR PIEHOLE, MILLENNIAL!

    (Do you see how that doesn’t work really? There are plenty of decent people of all generations. The problem is that Americans fell asleep at the wheel. Most still are, young and old. We beat the external Communists, but the internal war was being waged since a century ago. We’ve about lost it, but it’s not over yet.)

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Occasional lurker
  102. Anonymous[112] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s never possible to have a dialogue with baby boomers, and they never deserve the benefit of the doubt. They’re morally and intellectually defective, and will always go into an infantile tantrum and lie, gaslight, and project. The day of the pillow truly can’t come soon enough. It’s an entire generation of traitors and sociopaths that needlessly ruined their own country, and their own kids’ future, for incomprehensible greed and vanity.

    But the good news is the facts don’t care about their feelings. They simply weren’t able to ever control their own greed and narcissism, even in their own self-interest. No one’s buying anymore the myth that the woodstock generation, that spent their twenties on their parents time fornicating, drinking, and smoking pot, were ever hard workers. Younger generations know that they’re the absolute enemy.

    • Agree: Daniel H
    • Disagree: Robert Dolan
  103. @Anon

    GDP per capita is NOT the issue. Do you even know what the issue is that was brought up? Monaco may have 10 x the GDP per capita as the US (I have no idea), but the absolute numbers are what matters when we’re talking one country “buying out” another.

    I wrote that China’s GDP was something around 2.5% of Americas in those years, dumbass! That’s not the point. The point was Japan as compared to America in the late 1980’s when they were the big worry and then China as compared to the US NOW.

    China’s GDP is close to, but probably already above the GDP of the US. That doesn’t sound so bad (even compared to that 3:1 – US:Japan late-1980s ratio), but there are 2 problems.

    1) China has a trade surplus of ~ 1/2 a TRILLION bucks a year with the US. Do you know what \$5oo,000,000,ooo can buy?

    2) China’s REAL gross domestic product is probably twice as high as ours or more. See, the GDP includes services too. I understand the idea there, but right now that means, if one environmental lawyer sues to stop a building project, and both opposing law firms make 2 million dollars – there ya’ go, that’s some GDP there! Peak Stupidity will have a post coming this week on this subject, so stay tuned, and make an effort to read and learn. The post will be longer than 144 characters, so …

    BTW, the [#] for Anon keeps changing, so are you just one dipshit or are you a cohort of multiple didshits?

    • Replies: @Anon
  104. Franz says:
    @Jimmy1969

    Daddy Trudeau (Pierre) confiscated American vacation homes in the 1970s because he did not want Canada to be convenience site for Americans.

    Justin appears to be doing the same. Script by daddy maybe, so what the fukk?

  105. Anonymous[112] • Disclaimer says:

    The only solution will be, at minimum, to cancel the boomers’ social security and medicare. Whatever it takes to pull the plug on them. At this point, they’re basically an enemy of western civilization and all future generations.

    https://www.amerika.org/politics/kill-the-boomers/

    https://www.amerika.org/politics/pull-the-plug-on-baby-boomers/

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  106. scout says:
    @Anon

    Hm – either you’re illiterate, or you just make things up.

    Try to re-read the comment – I know that might be hard – but just try. Then quote the parts that you saw that say anything of the kind you just insinuated in your inane comment.

    Still, just to help you out. In the post I commented:

    I too had to pay-off thousands in student loans

    I know it’s hard for the current generations to believe, but yes – I actually did pay back several thousand dollars in student loans. And I did so over a number of years budgeting the payback according to yearly income.

    You see, I come from a family tradition that taught the young something called…responsibility. When you borrow money – you pay it back.

    Amazing…right?

    That kind of thinking actually was a ‘thing’ – that might be impossible with your type, but it did actually exist.

    • Replies: @JM
    , @TTSSYF
    , @TKK
  107. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    GDP per capita is NOT the issue. Do you even know what the issue is that was brought up? Monaco may have 10 x the GDP per capita as the US (I have no idea), but the absolute numbers are what matters when we’re talking one country “buying out” another.

    Not a chance. China’s GDP is below the USA’s by trillions of dollars. GDP per capita is a measure of economic efficiency. China can’t buy out the USA because it’s spending most of its money to run a state economy that isn’t producing nearly as much GDP as the USA. What would China even buy in the USA? Land? More money for us, property taxes in the USA are outrageously high and will be paid in USD.

    Face it, there’s nothing China can “buy out”.

    I wrote that China’s GDP was something around 2.5% of Americas in those years, dumbass! That’s not the point. The point was Japan as compared to America in the late 1980’s when they were the big worry and then China as compared to the US NOW.

    Yeah and as I showed you Japan was closer to the USA in almost every metric back then than China is now, anr superior in GDP per capita.

    China’s GDP is close to, but probably already above the GDP of the US. That doesn’t sound so bad (even compared to that 3:1 – US:Japan late-1980s ratio), but there are 2 problems

    .

    Jesus Christ kid just go to World Bank and see the figures:

    China nominal GDP: 14.72 trillion

    USA nominal GDP: 20.94 trillion

    1) China has a trade surplus of ~ 1/2 a TRILLION bucks a year with the US. Do you know what \$5oo,000,000,ooo can buy?

    Won’t buy jack shit. Won’t even run China’s government for 3 months.

    Meanwhile US GDP is ~5 trillion dollars more than China’s.

    2) China’s REAL gross domestic product is probably twice as high as ours or more. See, the GDP includes services too. I understand the idea there, but right now that means, if one environmental lawyer sues to stop a building project, and both opposing law firms make 2 million dollars – there ya’ go, that’s some GDP there!

    A far more efficient and faster way to make money than hiring 500 bozos to pile concrete and steel sky high using all sorts of ungodly equipment.

    Peak Stupidity will have a post coming this week on this subject, so stay tuned, and make an effort to read and learn. The post will be longer than 144 characters, so …

    Great, more opportunity for me to haze conservacucks.

    BTW, the [#] for Anon keeps changing, so are you just one dipshit or are you a cohort of multiple didshits?

    Don’t worry about those numbers, worry more about the numbers I posted above.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  108. Anon[887] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Manufacturing is the shittiest, most inefficient way to make money ever devised, and if you promote that for America, you are either a China/Russia disinfo agent encouraging America to sabotage itself, or someone who has been brainwashed by Russia/China to the point of becoming a tool.

    Political decisions/politicians have nothing to do with the state of the country. That is due entirely to the lifetime of poor decision making by boomers which no manifests itself in suicide and alcohol abuse. The fact that you can’t understand this is just emblematic of the typical boomer mentality: always entrenched in ideological battles; never able to see the forest for the trees. Neither Donald Trump nor Barry Goldwater would ever do anything to reverse the downward trajectory of the world. Only good decision making at the societal level can do that, but alas, boomers made terrible decisions every step of the way.

    Now, that’s not to cast all boomers in a negative light. Many of them are exceedingly talented and responsible. And yes, millennials are a disaster unfolding in slomo; Gen Z is an abomination. I’m not picking sides here or rooting for any team. But Boomers really did a disparately huge amount of damage to American society. Gen X was only slightly less impactful.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  109. @scout

    Thanks again for the comments. I have tried to figure out what I can do MYSELF. The only things that I have come up with are NOT banking at banks – I have banked with credit unions for the past 30 years – and keeping as free of debt as possible. The only debt I owe is my residence, due to the mortgage. I “could” have paid for it outright, except that I would have incurred a huge income tax liability, had I cashed in my IRAs.

    • Replies: @scout
  110. Dustin LR says:

    Okay, I understand the difficult situations US millennials live in, like over the top housing prices and college tuitions etc, but to blame Chicoms for everything? I doubt that suffice to explain the root of the problems.
    For housing market, Chicoms spending \$6B in a market of \$43 trillion does not seem very significant to me.
    Also the allegedly Chicom general, Sun Guangxin, in reality is not even a general. He was once a member of the PLA, and participated in the Sino-Vietnamese war in 1979, no doubt, but since then, he has no connection with the PLA in anyway. He is a typical formal-PLA soldier-turned business man. I doubt his deal buying farmland in Texas has any military connotations whatsoever.
    https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/zh-hans/孙广信
    https://baike.baidu.com/item/孙广信/81365
    His biography is easily available online for reading.

    • Replies: @Anon
  111. anonymous[100] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    You seem to be a jerk. How is it possible you assumed that nobody born between 1946 and 1964 realizes they grew up in a fortunate era? If anything about the housing predicament of current 20-somethings can be blamed on boomers, it’s the idea that you can’t have an interesting life outside of the “cool” cities. Even this notion might accurately be pinned on the X-ers, parents of today’s 20-somethings, since it had taken hold by the early ’90’s.

    • Agree: Daniel H
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  112. Anon[330] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dustin LR

    Indeed, people blaming Chinese are shortsighted and bigoted fools. Chinese buyers are a tiny fraction of the US housing market + Chinese must pay the same outrageous property taxes everybody else pays. It’s not like Chinese get any special benefits from owning US property.

    • Replies: @YesYesCircle
    , @3g4me
  113. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    The idea that “entitled millenials just want to live in cool cities” sounds like gaslighting and victim blaming. People have to live where the jobs are, they can’t just live in low-cost rural areas otherwise. Even if that trope were true, why should it be impossible for younger Americans, not just boomers and wealthy foreigners, to live in their city of choice?

    In any case, most of the discussion around the nuances of housing policies and student loan debt misses the point. A healthy society provides a sustainable, reliable pathway for young people to gain the trappings and privileges of adulthood. In a single generation, after taking power, the boomers destroyed the middle class and the ladder that they personally used to achieve a prosperous middle class lifestyle. Only boomers try to justify why it’s a good thing even their own kids not only own far less than them, but are miserable, indebted debt slaves.

    If you’re an American millennial, always remember that boomers have always hated you, that boomers are responsible for your predicament, and that all boomers are your enemy.

  114. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:

    This pretty much summarizes baby boomers. Their parents sacrificed everything for them, then they in turn made sure their kids would have to sacrifice everything for them:

    • Disagree: Robert Dolan
    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  115. @Anonymous

    Found the jew!

    • Agree: Lurker
    • Replies: @JM
  116. @Anonymous

    Fuck you, bitch.

    Boomer bashing is designed to divert attention away from the motherfuckers who actually wrecked the USA as well as the all of the western world.

    Boomers never voted for ANY of the things that have caused the disruption and degeneracy and mayhem in Christendom.

    We didn’t vote for open borders.
    We didn’t vote to defund the police.
    We didn’t vote for abortion.
    We didn’t vote for porn.
    We didn’t vote for gay marriage.
    We didn’t vote for trannies.
    We didn’t vote for any aspect of globohomo.
    We surely didn’t vote for all of the stupidass jew wars in the ME.

    White people have had NO VOICE WHATSOEVER FOR THE LAST SEVENTY YEARS.

    Come knock on my door and tell me it’s my fault and see what happens to you, you stupid fuck.

    • Agree: JM, Towey
    • Thanks: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Towey
  117. There is a simple step a government can take to lower home prices. Limit single family home ownership to individuals who are citizens or resident aliens, and no more than four homes per person. No more corporations owning hundreds of homes or foreigners buying several as investments. This could be phased in to prevent market turmoil. It would apply only to new purchases, while properties currently owned by these distant landlords must be sold within 20 years after they were purchased.

    This would be supported by 90% of citizens. American homes for American workers is a simple idea only opposed by the greedy, but they control the media and the state legislature so this simple solution will be ignored. If proposed by grass root organizations, it will be dismissed as a racist, xenophobic idea to ensure millions of spineless “progressives” and “liberals” denounce it.

  118. @possumman

    My other 2 are not far behind him—none of them are living hand to mouth in rented rooms. you just have to put the work in and make sure they do things in the proper order!

    See megabar’s comment #19: “This is a bad argument, but quite common. Find the exceptional thing about a situation, and then use that to deny all averages.”

    Congratulations to your kids for playing their cards well. But that doesn’t see off Derb’s (and Bannon’s) argument that derives from a wider view.

  119. Ghali says:

    Shameful. Since when dirty Neo-fascist have became authorities? Steve Bannon, currently in the news for criminal activities punishable by hanging in many civilised nations.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Anon
  120. anonymous[182] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    USA Millenians perpetual property/less debt servitude slaves.

  121. @Hangnail Hans

    Ivy League calling.
    I love you long time.

  122. @Anonymous

    You are a complete fruitcake.

    I am a very young, cusp Boomer. Which means I’ve known this crowd all my life and your wild generalizations are just pure horseshit. There is zero basis for your claims. (But, I’ll grant one valid generalization: too many Boomers overindulged and catered too much to their kids. Not smart.)

    It is only those with extreme self-loathing, envy and victim mentalities who obsess over generational age groups. Clearly, the MSM owns your brain. Good luck, you need it.

    • Agree: Corrupt
    • Thanks: anarchyst
    • Replies: @anarchyst
  123. Beagle says:

    So they will own nothing. But I bet they aren’t actually happy.

    I think it’s amazing how GenX never is involved in these kinds of conversations, and virtually never mentioned in articles of any kind GenX is the Fight Club of generations.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  124. Anonymous[939] • Disclaimer says:
    @brostoevsky

    We can have a revolution and redistribute the real estate of boomers too. Not paying their decade long end of life vacations would suffice in crashing the market by forcing them to sell.

  125. Dumbo says:
    @The Real World

    Derbyshire’s kids are 27 and 29. They can’t afford houses where they live and don’t want to move to where they could. Boo hoo. Life is about choices and you don’t get everything you want.

    LOL. Typical boomer-speak. They really can’t seem to accept or even understand that they had things much easier than the younger generations, for lots of reasons. Now, I’m not a boomer hater, but, they are really clueless sometimes.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  126. @possumman

    One can’t even buy a 1 bedroom condo for \$500K where I live.

    • Replies: @possumman
  127. Thomasina says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    1. U.S. offshores jobs to China.

    2. Chinese businessmen make a ton of money working with their American partners.

    3. Chinese businessmen recycle U.S. dollars back into U.S. by buying up any and all investment properties they can get their hands on.

    4. American children are forced to compete with this money.

    5. Dual-passport foreigners should never have been allowed to do this.

    6. No way Americans would ever have been allowed to buy up China or India. Never.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Athena
  128. Both Derbyshire and Bannon are wrong. Russian serfs had it way better than millenials. They lived in a Chrisitian country, they were treated decently.

    We live in a “Judeo-Christian” country, which means the Christians suffer.

  129. Greed accumulates wealth in the oldest and nothing remains for the youngest.

  130. @eudion2

    I’ve known lots of decent Jews

    I have come to know countless Jews, but not a single decent one.
    Decency ./. Jew is an unsolvable discrepancy. Words versus deeds;
    Judaism is mafia per se and must be outlawed, Rabbis put to forced labour and synagogues dismantled down to the last particle of foundry.

  131. @Anonymous

    I think Mr. Unz needs to add a “F*ck off” button.

    • LOL: dearieme
    • Replies: @Kurt Knispel
    , @AndrewR
  132. JM says:
    @scout

    Agree and can personally relate to what you say. But fees are so high today because the huge and open Asiatic demand permit it.

    • Replies: @scout
  133. JR Foley says:
    @Anon

    Where do you get your facts—-National Enquirer?

  134. @Erik Sieven

    The US is so indebted to China, the only way out is either give up its land as collateral or all out war.

    No, the Chinese will not lose the US land they purchased. It will be the US left holding the bag.

  135. @Anon

    The Chinese don’t belong in the US…period.

    • Replies: @denk
  136. Daniel H says:
    @dearieme

    If you were Irish in 19th century UK (or any simple wayward, Brit lad/lass) the one way ticket to Vandyman’s (Van Dieman) land turned out to be a blessing. Your progeny today bless you for your roguish impulses.

  137. Daniel H says:
    @Brad Anbro

    Thank you for the reply. The point that I was trying to make is that even if real estate prices are more “affordable” in the Midwest, there are so few GOOD jobs to be had anymore with which to pay for the real estate.

    You can grind out a living as an over the road trucker. I know quite a few that live in the most forsaken corners of this country that work as truckers. They were able to purchase a nice little hacienda in the sticks with trucker’s wages. The thing about over the road trucking, you are never more than a few hours from the interstate system and from there the dispatchers can hook you into the system. It’s one way that proles can address their parlous circumstances.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Brad Anbro
  138. Karl1906 says:

    Complete bullshit and gaslighting in one article. You believe this segregation into “generations” in the first place, you’re an idiot.

    Rather ask what was going on in regards to politics over the years – on BOTH sides of the spectrum. That also indicates who is to blame (or not). It’s certainly not the children and young people who walked into the knives of liars, thiefs and murderers, but the politicians who made it happen and who let it happen. And they still do.

    So don’t blame the “results” of their crimes, blame those who committed them.

  139. Derb could have sent his kids to grow up, study and work in PR China and now they could be buying all these properties in the US that local millennials can’t afford. But for the hatred of ChiComms.

  140. @jeff stryker

    Your generation of women are all androgynous unpleasant cock-carousel riding foul-mouthed feminazis nobody wants to employ.

    You’re right about most of that but are you sure they’re riding the cock carousel? They look as if they fell off it as soon as they jumped on the first ride. The way most of them look who’d want to screw them? No wonder there are so many incels, or rather vocels, tuned into porn considering the state of the females you see around in the West.

  141. @jeff stryker

    1. They cannot understand the nuances of emotion in interpersonal interactions because of growing communicating digitally by text & social media so they are totally useless employees.

    Intersting subject – for a social psychology research project not least (I’d like to know more about this stuff).

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  142. AceDeuce says:
    @Anonymous

    Pithy (or is it “pissy”?) thoughts, little man.

    You are “Anon” no longer. I will confer upon you your new posting name.

    Arise, “Mike Ropenis”

  143. Avery says:
    @Ghali

    { Steve Bannon, currently in the news for criminal activities punishable by hanging in many civilised nations.}

    You are clearly clueless about America to write a stupid comment like that.
    ‘Criminal’ activities?

    Steve Bannon was convicted by a kangaroo radical left Democrat court for the non-crime of refusing a subpoena from a Democrat congress. The non-crime of so-called “Contempt of Congress”. Bannon correctly and legally invoked Executive Branch Privilege. The same privilege that Democrat AG Eric Holder used to refuse a subpoena from a Republican congress: nothing happened to Eric Holder.

    “Punishable by hanging in many civilized countries” ?
    What “civilized” country are you from?
    Saudi Arabia?
    People don’t hang in civilized counties for civil “crimes”.

    btw: people who write trash like the one you wrote are the real dirty neo-Fascists.

  144. AceDeuce says:
    @Anonymous

    The only solution will be, at minimum, to cancel the boomers’ social security and medicare.

    Pretty tall order. You going to arrange all that on your next 10 minute break at Arby’s?

    If that ever happened. (spoiler alert: it won’t) you and your kind are in for a very rude awakening.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  145. @JackOH

    1950’s prosperity was floated by Agricultural Commodity prices at close to Parity, due to 7 USC 602 and the policy between 1942-52 setting prices at Parity…This ensured the raw materials economy, who produced the initial wealth had that wealth turned into Earned income at the base of the economy.
    General Motors lobbied Congress to drop Parity, because GM and the Banks wanted to sell cars on credit and Earned Income Economy based on Paying the Farmer first was an impediment to that.

    The collapse has been slow and steady. a 33 cent dollar, that Agriculture gets does not do it, and subsidies just put a band aide on the collapse….The family farm died and thus did democratized capitalism.

    The industrial world thought the spigot would last forever, but falling rates of profit and the grift of doing business, we’ll then labor gets the shrift

  146. @Erik Sieven

    But US corporations–and individuals–also own a lot in China. If US went big time after Chinese investments and wealth in US (as they’ve just done with the Russians), there would probably be some serious blowback–if China shuts down GM, that’s it for GM. It no longer exists as a company. If China bans Apple products, that’s 25% of Apple’s market. Etc.

  147. @Anon

    Not a chance. China’s GDP is below the USA’s by trillions of dollars.

    Your numbers are a couple of years old. In 2021, it was 21 Trillion to 17 Trillion bucks. Sure, they aren’t exactly even, but that brings the US number from 1 1/2 times that of China to 1 1/4 times in, what, one year, two years? I would bet they are par now in ’22, but you need to understand what I wrote in my point (2).

    The GDP is comprised of lots of services that don’t represent any kind of productivity at all – many are NEGATIVE even. What’s the proportion of ambulance-chasing lawyers, diversity coordinators, and such to engineers, technicians, etc, in America compared to in China (and yes, Japan too)? That goes for the per capita numbers just as well.

    China can’t buy out the USA because it’s spending most of its money to run a state economy that isn’t producing nearly as much GDP as the USA.

    Are you just making this stuff up as you go along? China’s government HAS blown some of this money on ghost cities. However, they have those dollars to spend and plenty make their way back to the US to purchase assets here. (Much of it is from corrupt gov’t officials that make officially \$600/month there in China, but somehow buy houses in the nice areas of Vancouver, BC and Seattle, Washington.)

    A far more efficient and faster way to make money than hiring 500 bozos to pile concrete and steel sky high using all sorts of ungodly equipment.

    Ha! “To make money” as a high-priced lawyer holding up business is not the same a “to create wealth”. I’m not sure how you could NOT get that. How can you not get the difference between real (buildings, roads and machinery) and unreal (words on paper)?

    Won’t buy jack shit.

    Good farmland in the US may cost \$10,000/acre or in that ball park. Can you do arithmetic? That’s 50 Million acres.

    • Replies: @Daniel H
    , @Anon
  148. TTSSYF says:
    @scout

    I’m of the same generation. I worked every summer beginning at age 17 and continued working summers and week-long breaks during college while getting a degree in a hard science. After a few years of working for less than I wanted to earn, I went back to grad school via a combination of scholarship and student loans, paying back roughly \$13,000 in loans, with interest, over ten years. After a lot of hard work over the years, plus taking on-line courses to continue being relevant to my company and maintaining marketable skills in case I needed to look elsewhere, I have accumulated enough wealth to not be a burden on any of the younger generations. I’ve also voted against all the political nonsense we see today for my entire life, including voting for balanced budgets (as Allen Simpson attempted to do). Woe be it to any Millennial who dares say to me, “Okay, Boomer.”

    • Replies: @scout
  149. @Anon

    Manufacturing is the shittiest, most inefficient way to make money ever devised, and if you promote that for America, you are either a China/Russia disinfo agent encouraging America to sabotage itself, or someone who has been brainwashed by Russia/China to the point of becoming a tool.

    So you are one of those guys that Klaus Schwab and his crowd have convinced will own nothing and be happy. You are just fine with your having a “career” of waiting tables and selling craft beer and gourmet hamburgers, and spending your evenings blowing whatever meager amount you could have saved on craft beer and gourmet hamburgers.

    I don’t actually see what anything I wrote here has to do with Russia. I can see that I walk a fine line in my comments between getting called a China basher and getting called a Chinese agent, depending on which part of the truth of explain, so I’d better be careful.

    Neither Donald Trump nor Barry Goldwater would ever do anything to reverse the downward trajectory of the world.

    Probably not, but I don’t care. I cared about the downward trajectory of America.

    Could you care to explain then, why there were so many much higher-paying jobs in the time the Boomers were young other than that the Globalists of this country have shipped off American manufacturing might over the last 4 decades? Go ahead. What’s your explanation?

    • Thanks: Mark G.
    • Replies: @Anon
  150. @Random Anonymous

    Mr. Unz can not, because he is too mesmerized by “the virus”.

  151. @Dieter Kief

    But most of them are employees and work like that, from home, via computers. Even in the office most of the work and communication is via computers. Computers and tablets are increasingly used even in the service industries.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  152. What a load of crap.

    If you want to be a “social media influencer,” or work in Imperial D.C., or be a fashion designer, or work in so-called “high tech,” (one of the biggest scams going), then sure, you can’t afford a house.

    Nobody wants to work in HVAC, or be an electrician, or a pipe-fitter, or do any real work, or live in fly-over territory. You know who is doing that kind of work now?? Hispanics. And they are buying houses in the region where I live by the hundreds. Then they buy vacant lots and build more houses. They are the ones out in the heat of summer working like dogs. They are the ones starting businesses. Their children will rule this country.

    White Millennials are lazy, entitled, snot-nosed fucks with soft hands. It gives me no pleasure to say this, but Whites deserve to be displaced. They are done.

    • Troll: AndrewR
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @3g4me
  153. Athena says:
    @Thomasina

    I agree 100%.

    Those who sold the US jobs to China, and were aware of 1 through 7 but decided to keep it shut and profit, are responsible.

    In brief, the rest, i.e. ALL generations, will suffer.

    When the Fed and UK friends created the recession of 1991 to invade Iraq, gen. X was smashed. Then Y, Z, and Millenials were gradually indoctrinated and kept in the dark, while the Anglo-US bankers indebted them with endless wars to invade the 7 countries, stretching from Israel to China.

    The only ones who really profited are the military complex and the Anglo-american bankers.

    • Agree: Thomasina
  154. @Commentator Mike

    Yep – digital competence = social competence now in many cases.
    I still think that the lack of social skills of the fullly digitalized Generation Z jeff stryker brigns up in his comment No. 77 is interesting tough.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
  155. AndrewR says:
    @dearieme

    Mistaking “death recorded” for a real execution is entirely reasonable, although she was seriously negligent in not consulting actual experts on British legal history.

    But this negligence pales in comparison to her claim in her first book that 150,000 American women died annually from anorexia. Had that been the case, literally everyone would have had young female acquaintances if not loved ones die from a condition that is essentially impossible to hide short of staying completely out of the view of other people for months or years. The real number of suicides by starvation was hundreds of times smaller than 150k.

    As for Derb’s post, I can’t believe Bannon actually said this

    “Five thousand years of the Judeo-Christian West was built around the family—built around “save your money, you‘re a good householder.“

    It’s like something from a cutting parody of TPUSA or Prager U.

  156. AndrewR says:
    @Jimmy le Blanc

    If you mean people from outside of “flyover territory” [I can’t believe you actually used that term] don’t want to move in “flyover territory, then you’re not entirely wrong, although there has been a huge exodus of Californians into “flyover territory” where the cost of living is much cheaper.

    But in general, people don’t move too far from their roots. People from smaller towns in Michigan might move to Detroit or Grand Rapids or Chicago but they don’t often move to the east coast, let alone the west coast. In my own family, two relatives have relocated to metro Denver. (One had gotten married to a native Coloradan but the other married a Californian.) So, it was a “flyover to flyover” transition for them.

    And if you’re expecting people from coastal areas to move to Kansas or something to work as electrictians…. I mean I don’t even know what to say. You’re a cringe boomer.

  157. AndrewR says:
    @Random Anonymous

    His tone was aggressive but it’s undeniable that boomers have collectively been the worst generation in history, growing up in luxury then leeching off their kids and grandkids’ present and futures to live the luxurious lifestyles that boomers have grew accustomed to. Some boomers are ok but the faxt that every day there are thousands more dead boomers than the day before is a silver lining of our current era.

  158. Anonymous[373] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Will America be looted by China?

    A rather facile absolution. It behooves the country to protect its natural resources. Lest we forget, Americans has been doing that to many countries across the globe. And still does. What goes around…

  159. Ron West says:
    @Franz

    I think a better idea is to copy the same rules that the foreign country has for US buyers of their real estate. No exceptions. If I cant buy acres of farmland in China or a big property next to a military base, then they can’t buy it in the US, and same for all countries.

  160. OT (but not really)

    https://europe.infowars.com/swiss-reggae-band-canceled-because-white-members-have-dreadlocks/

    The band name of these vermi-
    nous wiggas is very appropriate!
    https://www.dict.cc/?s=lauwarm

    To me, it’s “cultural appropriation” when a Negro
    is not named Mbosi Umpula or Nteki Odongo but
    Stephen James or Albert McFoster, and he wears
    the white man’s clothes and speaks his language.

    Overseas, genuine Liedgut is still being cultivated.
    https://www.deutscheslied.com/en/about.htm
    https://www.dict.cc/?s=Liedgut

    Hubertus sings https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUPr7Nm-uBwiLbuyQVfE7xA/videos

  161. Anon[275] • Disclaimer says:
    @Robert Dolan

    They did vote for politicians who allowed open borders.
    They did vote for politicians who allowed defunding the police.
    They did vote for politicians who allowed abortion.
    They did vote for politicians who allowed porn.
    They did vote for politicians who allowed gay marriage.
    They did vote for politicians who allowed trannies.
    They did vote for politicians who allowed any aspect of globohomo.
    They surely did vote for politicians who allowed all of the stupidass jew wars in the ME.
    again, and again, and again…

    White people as a group, can turn the US upside down anytime they want!

  162. Anon[275] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghali

    Dershowitz Says Bannon Verdict Will Be Reversed: “The Judge Took His Defenses Away”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/dershowitz-says-bannon-verdict-will-reversed-judge-took-defenses-away-video/

  163. TKK says:
    @SafeNow

    There are *some* affordable houses in small cities but you are forgetting the most important part: jobs to pay the mortgage.

    What are they going to do: work at Dollar General to pay their mortgage?

    The catastrophic effects of NAFTA and the off shore movement of 99% manufacturing jobs to third tier countries so a handful of cronies can have bigger super yachts IS the American Crime of the Century.

    No one cares.

    • Agree: JackOH
  164. @Achmed E. Newman

    But what the hell are you gonna create now? Every fucking thing is digital….online. All work is online. Once Mark Zuckerfuck gets his VR Meta-Verse thing going people will live in simulations. It is going to happen..

    • LOL: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  165. Megoy says:

    The Kalergi Plan looks to be alive and well. I recall a Jewish rabbi stating in a recording that “charging interest was the equivalent of tearing the flesh from another human being” while stating that Jews should NEVER charge interest to Jews but should charge interest to the goyim! All this as the Jews give us a DEBT based system where Jews get rich lending you money in our “finance”/debt based economy.

    White gentiles have been brainwashed to think that “staking a claim” to their countries is evil racism while the rest of the world comes in to steal it from us! Standing up for ourselves and our right to exist and defend ourselves is “Nazism” says the Jew! Well it’s time to go full Nazi, then!

  166. Fuck it. I’m so sick of the world I’ll just buy a boat and live on it. And then if shit hits the fan sail to some island like Fiji or St Elba.

    Hey white ingeniuses. Get us to Mars. Let’s have a new start. Open unlimited space. New planet. New challenges. No Jews or other undesirable others.

    A new beginning.

    “An opportunity of a lifetime”
    Total Recall 1990

  167. possumman says:
    @interesting

    Move–I live in Md DC area–home prices are not low here-yet \$500k will still buy a decent house in an area with decent schools–anyone who pays that for a 1BR condo is an idiot. My kids are scattered around –none of them are in low priced areas–yet they have all managed. No school loans -state schools–real majors that have real world applications –no tats- no piercing-no drugs etc– they are employable–and they all know how to hammer a nail-use a power saw-change a tire-plug a flat and change the oil if they have to

  168. @Carlton Meyer

    YES, that is a long overdue idea, thank you Carlton. Allow only real living breathing human beings who are US Citizens to own residential rental properties.

    NO corporation / bank / trust or non-citizens owning residential rental property.

    Nor should anyone but a native-born US citizen be allowed to own agricultural land, natural resources, coastal property, or properties near national borders. Again no corporations/banks and no foreigners.

    Now how do we prevent the landlords, citizen or not, from raping tenants through rent or bankers from ripping off home-“owners” through mortgage interest? Create a national public bank that refinances the mortgage loans on every US Citizen’s primary residence at ZERO percent interest. The banks get their principal back, but they are stopped from grinding down the borrowers and making an exorbitant profit off interest.

    No 0% refinancing for the homes of non-citizens, nor for the second homes of anyone.

  169. @jeff stryker

    Always great to see “Mad Man” commenting here. I miss the old days of ROK. Roosh has flipped out now. I was on his RooshV Forum for a while but couldn’t take the new, overbearing, Orthodox Christian he became. I also kept getting spanked for the slightest violation of his draconian rules, so I just said “adios” before he had the chance to kick me off.

    • Replies: @jeff stryker
  170. Art Deco says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    That won’t lower home prices.

  171. Yellow fever derby thinks hes a yank he he ,

  172. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    “Five thousand years of the Judeo-Christian West”

    For all the ass kissing, Bannon was humiliated by the same Judeos …

  173. @JackOH

    Malpractice insurers, babe. They much prefer to settle out of court. Up front, probably saves them money on legal fees but precludes any honest doctor to doctor or similar discussion of the case among equals. In effect, everybody is a doctor. Add to that the “ivory tower” self-proclaimed “expert” whose singular opinion tops anybody else’s. This has been going on for 0ver 35 years. So malpractice insurance premiums go through the roof and you pay for it. This was one of many steps in complete deprofessionalization* of doctors. So today all you got are affirmative action nits to handle your medical issues. Today 85% of your medical dollar goes to insurance companies, administrators, and other ancillary add-ons, not previously needed – none of which will ever feel it necessary to look at someone’s asshole. Think about that for a spell.

    * (LOL…Ironically nowadays everybody refers to themself as a “professional.”)

    • LOL: JackOH
  174. @Herbert R. Tarlek, Jr.

    Agreed! It caused immense suffering for Russia, but I think they came out on top finally. The truth is all countries need some social programs related to education and decent public infrastructure, healthcare, etc inasmuch as they support a healthy workforce that can grow but the leftists in America want something else. Cultural Marxism is a disgusting malformed ideology for ninnies. You should look into the ideas of Michael Hudson. I think he hammers the nail on the head. Industrial capitalism is preferable to financial capitalism as we have in the US. I would say Russia has state-sponsored capitalism, which isn’t ideal, but they don’t have all of this woke crap eating society alive. Best regards from Moscow.

  175. TKK says:
    @scout

    Do you ever feel like a chump when corporations and high rollers discharge billions in bankruptcy and roll on to the next orgy, flush with cash and happy, after you paid back your debt?

    I know virtue signaling is fun and addictive for the Western world now, and conservatives do it by the tired “pull yourself up by the boot strap” troupes….but how has the finance world rewarded your slavish devotion to their rigged game? (Dave Ramsey should be publicly flogged for 10 years straight with a leather strap. Notice his self righteous verbal vomit about never eating out because you borrowed money for a new car never applies to corporations or corporate killers like Mitt Romney???)

    Miss one payment, incur catastrophic medical bills, and your credit is tanked. You are only offered \$500 secured credit lines with 29.9% interest. As wages stay in laughable margins, most people need credit for a car repair, vet bill, HVAC emergencies. Now, people need it to fill up their tanks.

    Another sadistic twist: If you want to dispute something on your credit report (the report that governs our lives that the Big Boys don’t have to worry about) all the call reps are in India. They speak no English. They cannot help you with any serious problems. They have no idea what you are talking about other than their scripts.

    The only way to win this game is not to play.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @anarchyst
    , @Corrupt
    , @scout
  176. In 70 years I recall that clerks were renters for life, and people who actually made things “owned” their home. Over 50 years ago we had an elective course called “computer math” where we learned Fortran, did our own programs and ran them. Science/math kids and home ec girls were in there. I saw no particular difference in abilities among the various types. Programmers are clerks. Don’t be dazzled by the flashing lights.

    Aside from the possibility of exceptionally good “networking” skills, you’ll likely be a renter for life and like it. The old term for it was “salesmen.”

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Graham
  177. @brostoevsky

    Very interested to hear your story of how you came to live in Russia. Considering it myself. Thanks.

  178. Anon[128] • Disclaimer says:

    Derbs, You want to be an apologist for capitalism and a raging opponent of socialism? This is the end result, a society that shamelessly worships and caters to the rich of any race creed or color. Your Catholicism is responsible for this mess. So choke on your next communion wafer.

  179. Agent76 says:

    “Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.” Henry Kissenger

    January 11, 2021 Bill Gates: America’s Top Farmland Owner

    According to reporting by Wendy Culverwell in the Tri-City Herald, a 14,500-acre swath of choice Eastern Washington farmland in the Horse Heaven Hills of Benton County had just traded hands for almost \$171 million. That’s a ginormous deal, one that pencils out to almost \$12,000 per acre for a whole lot of acres.

    https://landreport.com/2021/01/bill-gates-americas-top-farmland-owner/

    Jul 30, 2021 Corporatism To Fascism: Do YOU Have a Plan To Deal With It?

    The combination of government (power) and corporations (money) is a toxic marriage. It is not the proper role of government to intervene in the economy, and to tilt the tables in any direction through force.

  180. Anon[128] • Disclaimer says:
    @TKK

    The only way to win this game is not to play.

    Yep. But unfortunately white Americans have zero survivalist skills. They could try to play back to the land like the Indians but would probably perish after a week or two. Perhaps if one million white Americans did a Jonestown it would capture someone’s attention.

    • Agree: TKK
    • Replies: @Anon
  181. Lurker says:
    @dearieme

    I suspect very few people were hanged for such things in practice.

    My suspicion is the array of brutal punishments were there to generate a supply of colonists for America and later Australia via transportation.

    “We could hang you but we will be lenient – off to the colonies with you.”

  182. @Automatic Slim

    AUTOMATIC

    They went out during BLM & burn down cities on behalf of blacks who would not cross the street to piss on them if they were on fire.

    Look at the Kyle Rittenhouse killings.

    “SHOOT ME NIGGA”

    What more do you say about a generation like that?

    • Agree: Automatic Slim
  183. Auschowitz … Dershowitz, one
    and the same Witz for all of us!
    https://www.dict.cc/?s=Witz

  184. sally says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I‘ve been making occasional pleas for “Real-Estate Nationalism“ for at least five years. They go along with my promotion of “Academic Nationalism.“
    Understanding this dynamic is the first lesson in the use of monopoly power to transfer private ownership in essentials(homes,).. So what is the monopoly power? Its the deed that gives private ownership of the underlying assets (houses) to a new party(person).
    I invented a machine that makes 5 liters of water from air of 100,000,000 ft^3 of air, but there were no takers for the water it produced. So I patented the technology, and copyrighted the instructions.
    Patents are monopoly powers.
    A Chinese company bought my patent (Gave me \$800,000 more money than ever before seen by my eyes) but they were not interested in my machine? They raised on the Chinese Stock market a trillion dollars to start a new company with promise to use my patent to engineer and build a machine that could make 100 gals of water from 100,000 ft^3 of air. In short order, the machine was in production, and everywhere in china their is need for clear water.. so millions of machines were sold, and soon there was a scarcity of air but plenty of clean water, the Chinese company made trillions paid its shareholders great dividends.
    The Chinese company starting buying up major water rights throughout the world. Soon no one had water that was not purchased from the Chinese company that had purchased my patent. The Chinese company had a monopoly on water worldwide. It had purchased (obtained a monopoly power over) the land that hosted running waters and huge lakes and the Gullies that filled up when the rains came.

    Before the my machine was patented, a gallon of water cost about \$.01 today a gallon of water is about \$1.20
    and when the owners of the air to water patent get through the price of water will be \$15 per gallon and the people of those countries that need water but don’t sign water right agreements with China, will not be able to purchase any water..

    The point is what has caused housing prices to up is deeds, patents, copyrights, and other intangible assets that were produced by rule of law. You own country put you in this position. Your own country maintains a government office nearly everywhere, in which one can file a patent, copyright or deed.

    So how does the nation state in which you live make deeds, patents and copyrights from hot thin air?
    Answer is simple.. God made the heaven and earth but he did not patent it or copyright the software that made it so the Oligarch took what god made and created the nation state. The nation state makes laws, the Oligarch used the laws to make deeds, copyrights and patents. The Oligarch then purchased the deeds, copyrights and patents as the nation state gave them out from their owners, inventors, writers or artist. So now the people who did the work and enjoyed the land and make things for each other are slaves of monopoly power.

    A single stroke to strike down those man made laws could return the world back to those who live on it. and take it away from those fictional persons (corporations and partnerships) that own all of the monopolies that the nation state generated which is practically everything. The nation state rule of law has made slaves of us all.

  185. ricpic says:

    Isn’t some of the problem that many people refuse to buy homes in un-hip places? My income is pathetic, under 50K. But I was able to buy a home, admittedly a small home, in upstate New York. Because most of upstate is a “depressed area.” There are huge areas of the country that are likewise “depressed.” And therefore un-hip, un-cool, not with it. Which apparently makes them “impossible to live in” for many, especially many of the young. Tough tittie.

    • Agree: InnerCynic
    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  186. No foreigner should own an inch of US land. Lease, rent . . . but not a square inch owned by a non-citizen.

    ——————

    I9 am not sure that millennials are innocent bystanders in this.

  187. TTSSYF says:
    @WhoaWaitaMinute

    Also, government workers used to make less than non-government workers. Everyone accepted this because government workers had greater job security.

  188. @Dumbo

    No, that would be you who is clueless. Hence, the prophetic handle that you chose.

    People of that generation were cognizant enough to know that buying a house in your 20s wasn’t a very smart move. Most waited until they could put at least 20% down, were most often in their 30s and had already chosen their spouse. Plus, they bought homes they could actually afford rather than stretching to the enth degree.

    Oh and, they didn’t spend \$1000 on i-phones or buy expensive cars because they could (just barely) manage the month payment. (Stupid way to buy a car, anyhow. On a non-deductible interest loan basis.)

    Carry on. Good luck. Lol….

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Dumbo
    , @TheMoon
  189. @Andreas

    In any case, the Chinese purchases today worry me magnitudes less than Bill Gates buying vast swathes of farm land.

    I’m not sure that there is any difference between these two things. Both the nerd and the yellow herd hate white Americans and want to see them exterminated. If hoarding arable land and letting it go fallow in order to starve such people out will accomplish that, then they’re both happy.

  190. Well Derb, it’s come to this, we are on the eve of Destruction.
    Thanks for all your wise words, it was great while it lasted,
    Cheers my friend.
    CQ

  191. TTSSYF says:
    @The Real World

    That’s not the entire story, however. We were a different country back then, with different demographics. Our path to national suicide, as the late Lawrence Auster put it, began with the change in immigration laws in 1965. We are no longer a nation. We’re just a land mass that anyone can claim as theirs. If we hadn’t allowed this, we might not be seeing the extreme inter-generational warfare and political polarization that we have now, nor the rampant crime, degradation of major cities, and loss of standards in schools and institutions.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  192. @Anonymous

    Lest we forget, Americans has been doing that to many countries across the globe.

    That wasn’t me, buddy. I know only a small part about the looting of Russia (mentioned in that intro. post) that was done by “Americans” in the 1990’s, but again, that wasn’t me.

    Don’t get on my ass about it. I’m just calling out what I see.

  193. This is somewhat off the mark. I see many young people who don’t want just a house, they want one with all the bells and whistles – stainless appliances, wood floors, etc. My husband’s parents (married in 1949) lived with her parents for the first 7 years of their marriage to save up for a house. The veterans of WWII came back and bought cracker-box houses with only 1 bathroom and raised large families. They also mowed their own lawns and did most of their own home repairs.

    People today have more luxuries than past generations could only dream of – cell phones, computers, multiple TVs and gadgets. I would hardly call them serfs.

    As far as screwing up the housing market, the US government is most to blame. HUD is destroying neighborhoods and buying up properties right and left. There was a story here about the “under-housed” – those who had to live with family or sleep on a friend’s couch for a while. So, I guess now taxpayers have an obligation to pay for an apartment for every individual, because, you know, housing is a right. Everyone has problems, and that has been true for all people at all times. The difference is now, that people expect government to solve all their problems and give them everything they want.

  194. @RJ Macready

    Maybe, Mr. Macready, but not yet though. We are not yet driving on a virtual highways. The Chinese have been building REAL some amazing stuff, but most importantly A LOT of stuff (their own infrastructure and exports for all over the world – granted, much of the latter is China-made Crap)

    Until teleportation is in operation or we’re all living in vats of liquid* then the world needs REAL STUFF. That may just be something that too many of the young people don’t understand.

    .

    * Maybe like Zuckerfuck’s idea, but I’m thinking of The Matrix.

  195. anarchyst says:
    @The Real World

    To paraphrase a famous song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel, it’s not every “boomer” that is the problem. In fact, many of us boomers struggled through life, but finally “made it”. We started out with entry-level jobs, each successive job being better than the previous.

    I am a “boomer” who has worked all my life, starting at 12 years of age. Being one of a very large family, life for my parents and us was not easy, but we all persevered in our own ways and were successful in life.

    Nobody ever gave me anything. What I did was gained “with the sweat of my brow”.

    If there is any “blame” to be placed, it must be placed at those of previous generations, especially the “greatest generation”, that formulated and passed many of the destructive laws and customs that we live under to this day.

    From the enactment of the federal income tax and the creation of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve cartel, previous generations have a lot to answer for.

    The “greatest generation” was duped into fighting a war for European (jewish) interests, destroying much of European culture as a result, and solidifying international jewish power by propping up jewish bolshevism and NOT going after the REAL enemies of human culture, legitimizing the state of Israel, thereby consolidating jewish power, and assuring the jewish zionist hold on the world political process.

    Let’s not forget that the “greatest generation” pushed for the terribly misguided “civil-rights” acts, statutes and laws, spearheaded by leftist communist bolshevik jews, which effectively disenfranchised whites (but only whites) with the abolition of true “freedom of association” (but only for whites).
    In fact, federal troops were used against law-abiding whites in violation of “posse comitatus” laws which prohibit utilizing the military for domestic law enforcement purposes. Whites have been effectively neutered since these laws were passed. Forced integration of schools (cross-district bussing and other schemes) was enforced by leftist judges who insisted that blacks needed to sit next to whites in order to learn.

    The “elephant in the room” to which blame can be squarely put on the “greatest generation” was the “Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965. This act successfully cut off the immigration for white Europeans while opening up the floodgates for third-world brown and black immigration.

    Both major political parties were responsible for this travesty. Democrats saw increasing third-world immigration as a source for votes while the Republicans saw it as a source of cheap labor.

    The wages of native-born Americans have not increased in real terms since 1970, that point in time being seen as the “high-water mark” in relation to wage growth. There has not been any “wage growth” since then.

    All of the above can be attributed to those of the “greatest generation” not us “boomers”.
    Regards,

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Anonymous
    , @E_Perez
  196. anarchyst says:
    @TKK

    Free trade” is a “race to the bottom” which can only be detrimental to the true human condition. Expecting first-world wage rates to compete with third-world wage rates never works.
    I would hope that people would start to see that Henry Ford was absolutely correct when he blamed the banksters, vulture capitalists, and wall street types for the depression era economic conditions, not only in the USA, but the world. Father Charles Coughlin and Charles Lindbergh also publicly stated as such and were both vilified and “shut down” for doing so.
    People such as “Mitt” Romney whose only expertise is to disassemble viable companies and industries, selling off the assets individually to maximize their “profits” need to be exposed and “run out of town”.
    Adolf Hitler’s Germany was successful because labor in Germany was “monetized”–given intrinsic “value”, unlike what the mantra in business is, that “labor” costs are detrimental to “profit” and must be minimized as the “shareholder” is king.
    The internationalist banksters had to do something to “nip” the monetization and valuation of labor as it would have “upset the (existing) order. Hence, the (jewish) world opposed Germany with WW2 and still is a major reason for the demonization of Germany which continue to this day…

    • Thanks: TKK
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
  197. @eudion2

    “Whites are told to hate other races.”

    Really????

    • Replies: @Flubber
  198. Academic Nationalism, Real-Estate Nationalism; I would rejoice, publicly and noisily, if our Ruling Class were to display Nationalism of any kind

    Except actual nationalism: ethno-nationalism.

  199. reading says:

    The American Empire as a world empire The city on the top of the mountain The protector of capitalism.. the global dissemination of democratic and liberal doctrines How can we not be allowed to convert to its teachings And what about the pilgrimage of players who have achieved a leap in level in the capitalist game? Hong Kong. Taiwan is the place of freedom recognized by the United States Senate.. the rich in China listen to VOA every day. The United States is a city on the top of a mountain.. the paradise of the rich.. the climax of listening overlaps… Mr. author, now you say you don’t want them.. how can the scriptures of the democratic and free holy see be logically self consistent? Because the United States Senate is not only a parliament… But also a Vatican of democracy and freedom… If the barbarians are not qualified to convert to democracy and freedom… There is no access to heaven… Then how can the United States use freedom and democracy to rule the world? How can a proposal of a senator in the Senate decide the life and death of a country?? How to issue world currency and collect seigniorage? Mr. author.. so the problem comes.. sugar cane has no two sweet ends.. can you accept that the United States loses its status as the Pope of the earth.. will it return to the country under the Westphalia System? Or deny that Asians are human and scalp Asians?
    Seriously think about it. Do you want the United States to return to a normal country under the Westphalia System and no longer be a global Vatican?

    • Replies: @ricpic
  200. TTSSYF says:
    @anarchyst

    Your story is my story, and I could not agree more (but only because I can’t press the Agree button yet after taking a hiatus from posting for the past month).

  201. The Jews possessed the cunning trick to shift the world to their indirect, unworldly level, removed from nature, because in the direct comparison of forces they do not possess any chance of survival. “Verily, Jewishness is the No to the life of the nations” (Martin Buber). https://live.jewishexpert.com/maurice-samuel

    The indirect level is the artificial “virtual” world. Connected with a “politically correct” language and thought policy, which they infiltrated into all areas of our everyday life. Thus they have finally brought us to our knees and have been playing with us like the proverbial cat with the mouse ever since.

    It is no coincidence that in German folklore the Jews are compared to the “Brave Little Tailor”, who sets the stupid sleeping giants against each other and is devilishly amused by the results. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brave_Little_Tailor

    • Replies: @Yellow Mellow
  202. HT says:

    Millennials were conditioned and brainwashed right out of the womb. They will accept their lot because they know nothing else. They have no idea what a great and free country we had even into the 1980’s. All they know about those days, thanks to Jew control of information, is that Americans were racist and evil.

  203. @Daniel H

    And if you aren’t gainfully employed, you get a one way bus ride to Mexico. Go ask the cartel for a handout.

    JFC I’m beyond sick of this! They truly have made life miserable beyond belief.

  204. @scout

    Great comment, but you have to factor in the sad reality that America, since the Reagan days, is increasingly beholden to corporate dominance with the long trend of mergers and acquisitions making the bigs bigger without any regard to anti trust laws. That made the pop and mom little enterprises like drugstores, restaurants, hardware stores… that were alive back in the eighties and early nineties gradually disappear with the only option left for most millennials is to take a lousy paying job with companies belonging to the new robber barons class like Jeff Bezos and his ilk.

    The salaries of many professions got so squeezed by the M&A’s and the decline of unionization that the business class rules supreme over all other classes as well as the U.S. federal government. Just compare how much a pilot earned forty years ago with today.

    A well balanced society should have countervailing forces to keep any class in check especially one that has an insatiable desire for full control.

  205. There’s one solution for Europe, and it’s SO EASY.

    NUCLEAR POWER. Hello!



    Video Link

    • Replies: @ricpic
  206. Anonymous[100] • Disclaimer says:
    @anarchyst

    We can blame both. Simply pointing to the flaws of the greatest generation doesn’t invalidate the case against boomers. Old people today are the problem, and young people owe them nothing. This includes boomers, and this includes the brainwashed, senile generation that coddled and raised them, they basically chose them to be American’s spoiled “golden child” generation.

    Boomers are most straightforwardly responsible for the miserable and intolerable financial situation of millennials, which is the subject of the article. Immigration policy and diversity is a separate matter. Boomers may not have been responsible for the Hart-Cellar Act, but they did nothing about it when they could and embraced out of control immigration policy any chance they got.

    Not all boomers are individually malicious and irresponsible. You may have worked hard, and weren’t directly given things by your parents, but you started off with an economic climate that included unions, free/affordable college, and jobs that paid enough to readily buy a house and raise a family on a single income. It would be much more difficult today.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  207. ricpic says:
    @reading

    You need an editor. Badly. Or learn proper english phrasing. Both.

  208. ricpic says:
    @Priss Factor

    Absolutely LOVE Duran. An island of truth in a sea of lies.

  209. Anonymous[100] • Disclaimer says:

    Every American should consider reading Bruce Gibney’s book “A Generation of Sociopaths.” This is true regardless of whether you agree with his mostly center-left views.

    https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/03/08/bruce-gibney-sociopaths-baby-boomers

    • Thanks: TheMoon
    • Replies: @Anon
  210. 3g4me says:
    @possumman

    @21 possumman: How nice for you, mr. cloud aspirant. So lovely to hear that your progeny ticked all the correct boxes – went to the right schools, made the right career choices, married the right people, made all the right economic decisions. Because anyone else – particularly a dirt person – who tries any other path deserves his fate, to be forever locked out of economic success or even the ability to form and house a White family.

    After all, sniff sniff, your offspring ‘put in the work’ and did things ‘in the proper order.’ Other White Americans – well, they simply didn’t make the correct choices.

    I have a little list . . .

    • Replies: @possumman
  211. 3g4me says:
    @Christopher Chantrill

    @24 Christopher Chantrill: Why who would have guessed? So simple – just ensure that White Americans or English live cheek by jowl, piled up like Oriental pod people, and there’d be no housing crisis. Just raze the forests and fields, throw up some stick-built boxes, increase per square mile population density to something approaching Indonesia, and voila.

    Thanks ever so much for your brilliant insight.

  212. Anon[275] • Disclaimer says:
    @anarchyst

    Socialism is a “race to the bottom” which can only be detrimental to the true human condition. Expecting first-world wage rates to compete with third-world wage rates never works.?

  213. TheMoon says:
    @Christopher Chantrill

    Maybe some people don’t want favelas from horizon to horizon

  214. @Yellow Mellow

    Truth is not a single fact, but an accumulated impression of many information. As a child learns to run, because falling down hurts, so it knows one day, “Running is right!”.

    Just as Muslim assassins have been sold to us for years as psychologically confused individual cases, the Jews also sell their entire network to us as “non-existent”.

    To the accusation: “Prove to us that we are the corrupters of the world, you shameful anti-Semite!”, most of us would not know anything substantial to answer off the cuff.

    • Replies: @Yellow Mellow
  215. 3g4me says:
    @jeff stryker

    @100 Jeff Stryker: Why bless your heart, you spiteful, ignorant fool.

  216. Anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s basically a huge intergenerational wealth gap, with boomers owning around ten times the wealth of millennials at the same age. They had access to affordable college and jobs that would all readily support an entire family without a higher education. Sadly, intergenerational theft is an obvious feature of the GAE’s economic and political system. We live in a gerontocracy that allows old people to hoard wealth and power, which they in turn use to sabotage the young and in turn increase their own wealth and power.

    Most policies, such as the pandemic lockdowns and even “privilege theory,” in practice serve to protect or launder the boomers’ enormous privilege and wealth.

    https://www.unz.com/article/white-millennials-americas-sacrificial-lamb/
    https://www.unz.com/article/the-real-wealth-gap/

    • Replies: @Corrupt
  217. Anonymous[147] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    Those real estate prices are NOT affordable when all of the industry which USED to be there has been sold off and shipped to China by (((Wall Street))).

    • Replies: @The Real World
  218. Anonymous[147] • Disclaimer says:
    @Daniel H

    The life of an OTR trucker trying to get loads through brokers is just another form of serfdom.

  219. @Yellow Mellow

    Presumably people would say, “I don’t have a good
    feeling about the Jews, but I can’t explain it exactly.”

    At this point, the Jew begins to rub his hands. He
    knows his shamefulness. He will argue, “But there
    are so many good Jews, and so many bad goyim!”

    • Replies: @Yellow Mellow
  220. @Yellow Mellow

    “Anti-Semitism is a sensory illusion! Negroes
    are Whites! Women are men! Sick is healthy!”

  221. Hoyeru says:

    eh, even a stopped clock is right twice every 24 hours. Doesn’t make Bannon any less of the monster he is just because he says a few truths that are pretty obvious. FAUX news keeps on saying the same thing about ordinary people suffering, so what? They still mix their usual lies in there.

  222. “A rather facile absolution. It behooves the country to protect its natural resources. Lest we forget, Americans has been doing that to many countries across the globe. And still does. What goes around…”

    excuse me, the Russians did not need lessons from US citizens in scarfing up Russian assets and money

    https://www.visualcapitalist.com/who-are-the-russian-oligarchs/

    https://theconversation.com/meet-russias-oligarchs-a-group-of-men-who-wont-be-toppling-putin-anytime-soon-178474

    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/an-incomplete-list-of-oligarchs-who

    Pres Putin himself has shelved resources — reference the Panama papers.
    https://www.occrp.org/en/panamapapers/persons/putin/

  223. Hoyeru says:

    It’s super tough for “Capitalism” to “work” when it can’t do its usual pillaging. Let’s see Bannon admit THAT!

  224. Daniel H says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    China’s GDP is already greater than ours. If current growth rates are maintained, by 2030 China’s GDP will be twice the size of ours. By 2040…forget about it. Game, set, match.

    So much of America’s GDP is in the bullshit economy: banking, lawyering, real estate, cheap services. China has nothing like America’s Wall Street business (and that’s a damn good thing for China). Wall Street is purely parasitical, and it’s doomed to fail anyway.

    Wall Street, the top end of this bullshit economy (along with corporate banking), exists – in addition to channeling the wealth of the nation into the hands of a cabal of plutocrats – to divert the attention of and buyoff the interests of the emerging minor American nobility (Ivy graduates and such) so that they don’t wander off into revolutionary activity and overthrow the state. This playbook is essentially similar to what the Tsars attempted through the mid 19th to early 20th century Russia. Unfortunately for the Tsar, there just weren’t enough civil service sinecures to fob off onto the ever emerging noble youth, and there won’t be enough Wall Street/Lawyering jobs to mop up the emerging discontent across the land.

    Here’s a case to consider: I was wondering what that Ur boomer Dan Quayle has been up to recently. Turns out that he is a senior director or something at a private equity firm named Cerberus. Cerberus was founded by some oily Wall Street apparatchik 30 years ago, they now have \$55 billion under management. To manage this \$\$\$ Cerberus boasts that they employ 785 professionals worldwide. Lots of executive directors, directors, managing directors, VPs, Assistant VPs, Principals, and a few secretaries that do any real work. Now contrast Cerberus to Berkshire Hathaway. Cerberus manages \$55 billion and deploys 785 overpaid “professionals” to run the business, whereas Berkshire Hathaway manages \$680 billion out of a home office of 10 workers. Cerberus needs nearly 100 times the staff to manage 10% of the money. Real geniuses. But the truth is Cerberus management and the management of 1,000 other hedge funds/private equity firms/investment banks know damn well that they don’t need these useless, ridiculously paid professionals that don’t provide a lick’s worth of value, but the hive-mind of Wall Street does understand that they must continually absorb 10s of thousands of these princelings and sub princelings on a yearly basis or the entire scam will be indicted and overthrown, but just as the night of the pillow will come for the boomers, the day of reckoning for this Wall Street scam will come. It’s all over then. And China will watch this, thoroughly amused.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Thanks: Charles Pewitt
  225. peterike says:
    @Hacienda

    70 T is approximate value of US real estate market.

    The value of the entire market is not the same thing as the amount of transactions annually, or the percentage of the market that is actually for sale, whatever its “value.”

    • Replies: @Hacienda
  226. Dumbo says:
    @The Real World

    Ok boomer. You really don’t get why most people hate boomers, do you?

    Also, spending money on iPhones is stupid (I don’t have one) but it’s not even remotely comparable to a house.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  227. Thatcher And The Thatcherites And Blair And The Blairites Attacked Future Generations In England By Using Mass Immigration And Privatization And Debt As Weapons

    Thatcherites And Blairites Must Be Harshly Dealt With — No Gin And Tonics For 3 Years, At Least!

    Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher are almost as rancid as Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, but they are only slightly less rancid because the American Empire has taken over most of the duties previously carried out by the British Empire, which croaked 70 years or so ago.

    Thatcher and Reagan and Clinton and Blair used monetary extremism and mass immigration to attack and destroy their own nations.

    Thatcher that rat whore bought and paid for the support of certain generational cohorts in England by giving the British bastards their government apartments and government houses in a one shot deal that highly benefited the bastards getting the newly privatized housing but it grievously harmed the future generations who saw the cost of housing go through the roof.

    Thatcher was pushing mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration, just like that corrupt dirtbag Ronald Reagan, and Thatcher knew damn well that she was attacking future English generations by putting in motion all manner of policies that would harm the ability of future generations in England to enjoy AFFORDABLE FAMILY FORMATION.

    Any bastard who praises Reagan or Thatcher or Blair or Clinton can go straight to bloody Hell!

    Globalization and financialization and transnationalism and using monetary policy to attack future generations are what Reagan and Thatcher and Clinton and Blair were all about.

  228. 3g4me says:
    @Anon

    @113 Anon[330] You’re the bigoted anti-White fool. Chinese have their own country. They are not and never will be heritage Americans. When AINO crashes and breaks apart on the rocks I will cheer – only then will White people have an opportunity to chart their own future in their own land.

  229. 3g4me says:
    @Jimmy le Blanc

    @155 Jimmy le Blanc: May all your descendants be brown, you stupid, short-sighted, anti-White piece of crap.

  230. Hacienda says:
    @peterike

    Right. But it shows that 6B in Chinese transactions is insignificant portion of change in total capitalization. You see that, right? It’s basic arithmetic.

    Just another indicator that China is the big boy of the world. In the way the USA used to be. The USA used to occupy everyone’s mental “real estate” as the bad boy of the world when at its peak. China is playing that role now. It’s all the fault of China. Everything.

  231. A connection must be made between that filthy HAG MUTANT GLOBALIZER TART Margaret Thatcher and the high cost of housing in England and Affordable Family Formation and monetary policy and mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration and genetic mutants attacking the young through inter-generational violence of a disgusting sort.

    That damn globalizer tart Margaret Thatcher set in motion a vicious and disgusting attack on the ability of future English people to be able to enjoy AFFORDABLE FAMILY FORMATION and you Limey geezers cheered it on because some Limeys of a certain generation were able to buy his or her council house on the cheap and monetary policy and immigration policy ballooned the frigging Hell out of the value, thereby doing direct and deliberate harm to the younger people who now have to face massive increases in housing costs due to that globalizer tart Thatcher and, in part, you damn greedy Limey geezer bastards!

    Curses for this dead globalizer tart Margaret Thatcher and her frigging Tory Party and their efforts to crush the young by massively inflating the cost of housing for young English people.

  232. Why did the Nazis “move” (movement -> motivation) so many people? Because they knew about a decisive principle and brought this to the perfect application (symbolized in the permanently moving and striving forward swastika): Man in truth does not move at all out of abundance and pure desire for reward like a spoiled child for sweeties, but only out of fear to avoid punishment and personal disadvantage. Only when the police is at the door and we are threatened to lose everything, only then we finally move our lazy fat ass.

    The Jews have completely undermined, overturned, negated this former (masculine) principle of self-discipline, which formed and produced all our elites, and declared the entire world to be a (female) petting zoo, a Kindergarten. Who screams loudest, does not need in truth the merciless whip, but all of our “endless compassion”. It feels just so cozy to become fat, lazy and degenerate, a disgrace to himself, his family and his entire nation. They have replaced the principle of responsibility (not only in sexuality) with the irresponsible “pleasure principle”.

    • Replies: @Yellow Mellow
  233. Corrupt says:
    @TKK

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a sadder collection of whining losers like you, anon & anarchyst.

  234. @Anonymous

    100% WRONG!

    I live in a vibrant, historic, Midwestern city with a metro population of about 2 million people. Housing prices are still affordable compared to coastal states, there are plenty of jobs of all kinds and every cultural and sporting amenity anyone could want.

    Some of you desperately need to come out from under your rocks once-in-awhile. You’re going stale.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  235. Corrupt says:
    @Anonymous

    “They had access to affordable college and jobs that would all readily support an entire family without a higher education.”

    Back then college WAS more affordable because the government wasn’t providing loans to every moron that remotely thought they were college material. IRT jobs that would support an entire family back then, I see two major causes… First a good portion of the developed world had their industries destroyed during WWII. The US (and its workers) were the beneficiaries of this… it couldn’t last forever (and contrary to what one poster indicates, I realize AND appreciate this opportunity). The second factor is ridiculous immigration and globalization. Ironic that all these anti-capitalists are for open borders and socialization, when all it does is bring everyone DOWN to a common level, rather than giving people the opportunity to rise to their full potential.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  236. Anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corrupt

    Yes, the government loan program may have enabled it, but it’s not the only reason. For one thing, state governments run by boomers deliberately decided to defund universities, during the era of Reagan “private everything” mania. This was after boomers no longer benefited from affordable college. I never claimed that immigration and globalization didn’t play a role, that’s another cause boomers really took up.

    • Replies: @Corrupt
  237. Anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    Maybe, but simply pointing out that it’s technically possible to “make it” doesn’t really invalidate the whole case that boomers had it easy and millennials are now screwed. Each generation since the boomers have had it worse and owned less, there’s no sign of it getting better.

    Also, like the boomers, millennials shouldn’t have to move across the country merely to have a living wage and also be able to afford a house.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  238. Anon[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Could you care to explain then, why there were so many much higher-paying jobs in the time the Boomers were young other than that the Globalists of this country have shipped off American manufacturing might over the last 4 decades? Go ahead. What’s your explanation?

    The problem is not a lack of jobs. It’s a lack of fair pay. I’ll say that again: There are plenty of jerbs in America, it has nothing to do with whether they are manufacturing or not. The problem is that greedy boomers have resisted wage increases for decades, or made meaninglessly small increases. That’s it. Guys like George Soros and Klaus Schwab have been pushing for wage increases for years. It’s greedy boomer small business owners who have stood in the way. Not globalists are the heroes. Not the enemies.

    If you’re pushing for manufacturing in America, you are a Chinese/Russian propaganda agent trying to destroy America and make it a third world country again. Manufacturing is an absolute shit, inefficient, wasteful, and polluting way to employ people. It would be costliest waste of time and energy in this nation’s history. A much more intelligent idea is to increase the minimum wage to \$25 where it should be, and kill social security. That’s the solution.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  239. Anon[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Wtf? If there’s any group in America with survivalist skills it’s white Americans.

  240. @Yellow Mellow

    “I wake up every morning in a pile of garbage that I caused
    myself, my life is a single disaster, but fascism never again!”

  241. Anon[127] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    http://www.brucegibney.com/#about-link
    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/574f67f77c65e4675a5e2a08/1464825572484-N5HE942MBCWH1LYS85TK/brucecannongibney.png?format=750w

    Bruce Gibney is a writer and venture capitalist, and (once upon a time), a litigator. His first, A Generation of Sociopaths (2017), examined American stagnation under Baby Boomer politics, while his forthcoming book, The Nonsense Factory (May 2019) explores the incoherence of America’s increasingly-creaky legal system. Bruce is also the author of What Happened To The Future, an influential essay about the origins of America’s technological stagnation. He has worked at a hedge fund and as a partner at one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture firms, Founders Fund. His personal and fund investments include early stakes in PayPal, Lyft, SpaceX, AirBnB, DeepMind (which created the first software to beat a human master at Go), and others.

    Gibney seems a lot like our host: a hedge fund millionaire (billionaire?) with a big chip on his shoulder and a gigantic sense of entitlement.

    I think he’s totally wrong about the Boomers. The problem is the so called Silent Generation (those born after wwi too young to serve in wwii, usually Depression Era babies). These are the parents of the Boomers. They are rich live forever and are bankrupting the SS and Medicare systems with their longevity and access to expensive medical interventions that were never envisioned when these systems were set up. Compared to the Pelosi crowd, the Boomers’ wealth is modest.

    I say Gibney is simply sending up smoke screens to divert attention from his own ill begotten gains.

  242. Anon[887] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Your numbers are a couple of years old. In 2021, it was 21 Trillion to 17 Trillion bucks. Sure, they aren’t exactly even, but that brings the US number from 1 1/2 times that of China to 1 1/4 times in, what, one year, two years? I would bet they are par now in ’22, but you need to understand what I wrote in my point (2).

    Yeah and your numbers are from the Covid-19 lockdown year which shuttered America’s economy while China kept its factories open and shipped record numbers of materials to the US. So what

    China’s GDP is well below America’s and always will be. They’ll. *NEVER* get ahead.

    Are you just making this stuff up as you go along? China’s government HAS blown some of this money on ghost cities.

    You forgot government healthcare for a lopsided, aging population of 1.4 billion people, increasing military spending, huge state bank failures, etc.

    Ha! “To make money” as a high-priced lawyer holding up business is not the same a “to create wealth”. I’m not sure how you could NOT get that. How can you not get the difference between real (buildings, roads and machinery) and unreal (words on paper)?

    Here are some differences:

    The unreal:

    1.) Does not cost anything to build

    2.) Does not cost anything to maintain, never needs repairing

    3.) Generates zero carbon emissions, zero ecological destruction, zero water pollution, zero air pollution

    4.) Cannot be taxed

    5.) Harms no one, except for the sucker who loses (who is often a bitch anyway)

    6.) Happens instantly, no time investment, will never run out of money and go bankrupt

    7.) Does not need to be shipper anywhere, weighs nothing, fits in your pocket

    Need I go on? Get real most roads, machinery and buildings are a fucking disaster. The American heartland is a testament to this. Everywhere you you see crumbling old buildings that aren inhabited anymore, and raggedy ass roads that lead to nowhere. These things never sbould have been built in the first place and represent the stupidest, most inefficient wastes of money and human talent ever devised. We are going to tear up all those old roads, churches, ranches and buildings and restore these areas to wild grassland that will be worth more than any factory or road in history. It will become America’s Serengeti and will generate a fraction of our GDP just like Serengeti does for Tanzania. We never should have had people living out there anyway (for damn sure not Christians).

    Good farmland in the US may cost \$10,000/acre or in that ball park. Can you do arithmetic? That’s 50 Million acres.

    50 million acres isn’t shit. That’s smaller than Texas. And you’re assuming the Chinese government would actually spend their entire trade deficit on American land (great way to pay America back in property taxes).

  243. Anon[127] • Disclaimer says:
    @anarchyst

    Very nicely stated.

    The rich will do anything to pit the peons like us at each other’s throats while the rich live it up at club med or the hamptons. Most of the people in this thread are too stupid to see through their deception and diversionary tactics.

    • Agree: Swaytonious
  244. scout says:
    @TTSSYF

    I’m a ‘gen X’-er myself. But even still, that ‘okay boomer’ crap says more about the people throwing it out than anything else – perpetually infantile.

    So, what is the grand contribution of the millennials to world history so far…? — ‘Woke‘…that pretty much says it all.

    They can cry and moan about the elder gens – but at least the elder gens had some basis in reality in the ways in which they faced the struggles of the real world.

    In other words – methinks they protest too much….😉

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  245. Z-man says:
    @RestiveUs

    Ain’t that the truth!

  246. anarchyst says:
    @Anonymous

    Your statement:

    Boomers may not have been responsible for the Hart-Cellar Act, but they did nothing about it when they could and embraced out of control immigration policy any chance they got.

    …I have to take issue with.
    Us “boomers” were too young to have any effect on the political process. The same goes for the false “civil-rights” movement as well.
    The only thing unions did was to destroy incentive, at least in my case, more than once. Despite my employers attempting to compensate me for going “above and beyond” and bringing industrial processes “in house” saving them unnecessary expenses, my “unions” (that I was forced to belong to) negated my raises because the rest of the “bargaining units” were not receiving the identical wage increase. Add to that, the union refused to allow the creation of a new “job classification” to allow me to receive a raise. To this day, I have no use for unions.
    College was expensive back then as well. I couldn’t afford college.
    As I previously stated, real wage increases stopped in 1970.
    For one, I was no “golden child”. In my circles, I know of no “boomers” who were…
    Best regards,

    • Replies: @epochehusserl
  247. scout says:
    @JM

    And that goes right to the international finance cartel – the backroom ‘masters’ that dictate the economic/monetary policies followed in lockstep by the bought and paid for ‘representatives’ in ‘government’.

    I know it’s somewhat fashionable to blame china – but china’s merely playing along. They’re out-capitalizing the capitalists…a communist country…go figure. It’s merely ‘two sides of the same coin’.

    That’s another topic – just wanted to make the note.

  248. You Millennials will OWN Nothing and be happy

  249. scout says:
    @TKK

    You make a few valid points – but I ‘d like to respond to your more personal question and comments:

    I certainly do NOT feel like a ‘chump’ for being a responsible individual who followed through on my commitments. As I said, there’s more to life than ‘economics’ – I mentioned in another post the concept of dignity. I realize that’s a term not recognized in today’s lexicon of self-ish greed, but it is something some people still value…few as they may be.

    What I do feel – when I see the disingenuous claptrap from both sides of the political isle – is…infuriated. And then I realize these professional ‘politicians’ only have as much ‘power’ as those those who ‘vote’ them in give them. And then I realize that it’s a systemic responsibility problem. The voters who continue to ‘elect’ the same ol’ same ol’ – because they themselves don’t want to take on the responsibility of their own lives – are just as much a part of the problem.

    I’ve never been ‘slavish’-ly devoted to their ‘rigged game’. My devotions lay far outside of that – it’s why I’ve tried so hard to make people aware of that very game.

    You seem to equate personal responsibility with being a ‘slave’. How does that work…?

    Here’s something to ponder regarding your very valid point: The only way to win this game is not to play.

    When going to university, I cut out student loans at a limit. Because of that, it took me a bit longer to earn what should have been a four-year degree. Instead of working the 15 credits I could have, I brought it down to sometimes 6, sometimes 9 – and I paid for them working at the university in a work/study program. I could have easily taken out more loans – but I refused to play that game. I knew how much would be wise – and how much I could responsibly afford. I also valued my studies, as well as my research.

    In terms of credit – I never use it in place of funds I actually have. I budget – because I don’t want the exorbitant debt. When I do use credit – due to necessity – I don’t take out more until I’ve paid off that which I called in. That’s called responsibility – and in the long run, it’s giving lenders less and me more.

    I struggle just like anyone else – but I don’t make it worse by ‘playing along’.

    In reality, there’s no way to not play – unless one lives in a cabin on some remote landspace removed from all other things. Everyone ‘plays’ in one way or another. I bet you do too. It’s really a question of ‘how much’ and to what degree. When I ‘play’, I don’t string it ‘along’.

    With all that said, your very valid points regarding the economic realities are indeed catastrophic for the average working man and woman. And this gets to the point of my original comment. The only way this will change is if people begin to work – not for the economy – but for their own futures and the futures of those to come. That means taking on that responsibility.

    But that concept is lost on most people – because they want someone/thing else to do it for them.

    There’s much to ‘say’ in this regard – but this is not the place. I just wanted to point out that this is not an ‘all or nothing’ ‘game’ – there are options. And those who do nothing – get nothing in return.

  250. @Dumbo

    Only deeply stupid people hate someone because of when they were born – something they have no control over. Dumbo is the perfect name for you and I’ll bet you’re a raging racist and sexist too.

    Given what little hope, intellect, resourcefulness and imagination you have, you might just want to throw in the towel entirely. But, please be useful on your way out. You could at least attempt to be heroic like Walt Kowalski.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  251. scout says:
    @Brad Anbro

    This addresses something kind of tragic: the do it ‘myself’.

    I’ve noted elsewhere something about the ‘atomic age’ – not only did the imposition of atomic power create the culture of fear, it also created the atomization of society at large. It became an ‘every man for himself’ world.

    Due to that, the essential core of social/political/cultural partnerships were effectively destroyed. And the manipulators couldn’t be more satisfied.

    But I’m one of those strange people who kept thinking: eventually, as things get worse and worse, something will click in the minds of the ‘people’. They’ll see the necessity to consolidate around their best interests and start to challenge the dominants of manipulation. Unfortunately, I’ve all but lost that sense of ‘hope’.

    Some people might say that there is an ‘uprising’ against ‘the power’ – those who say that are pretty ignorant. They’re ignorant of the fact that these ‘uprisings’ are merely more manipulations designed to increase ‘the power’ – not challenge it. The goofs running rampant in the streets are simply opening the door to their further enslavement.

    Nowhere is there a development of truly independent, effective, and creative opposition.

    But folks like you and I – who do the best we can with what we do with our lives – aren’t seen as ‘role models’ for something better. So, we simply live life with those rarest of all ‘things’ – self-respect and dignity.

    In the end, I’m pretty sure I’ll be content with that – methinks you will be too…😉

  252. Katrinka says:

    The younger people today didn’t want to own home or start a family. They wanted to have “experiences” that they could share with their friends on social media. If they have low net worth they only have to look in the mirror. It is their own fault. They had extremely warped priorities.

    • Replies: @Anon
  253. @TTSSYF

    The world changes – imagine that? New circumstances occur all the time, same as it ever was. Adults put on their big boy and girl pants and DEAL WITH IT. They don’t whine and carry-on like pathetic victims. Welcome to LIFE.

    Many boomers definitely over-indulged, psychologically groveled to, and spoiled their kids. The whiners on here and elsewhere are the results of that failed parenting. That will be their ugliest legacy.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  254. possumman says:
    @3g4me

    So you and yours made the wrong choices–ticked the wrong boxes and made a bunch of bad decisions and ended up living in a dump–tough putt I guess. Not just my offspring–my 4 siblings and their kids all did ok too–must be a pretty simple formula–I wonder how we figured it out?

  255. @Anonymous

    …that boomers had it easy

    More crap. You try having been raised by the Depression-era generation that raised boomers. That was no cake walk, whatsoever. Our parents had been nothing short of traumatized by that decade+. They were hardened people.

    They didn’t put up with whiners, like you. AT ALL, I mean at all. You would have been summarily put in your place so fast, you wouldn’t have had the gall to cry again about your self-inflicted victim mentality.

    (That’s why boomers went so idiotically overboard in psychologically indulging and catering to their kids. Thereby, producing crybabies, like many on here. Not good.)

    Each generation since the boomers have had it worse and owned less,

    There it is, right there. It’s about owning crap – that’s what you’re so worried about. Not being able to keep up with the Joneses. LOL, color me not shocked. Simply vapid…smh.

  256. @Charles Pewitt

    You cannot. The Baby-Boomers owe their past prosperity to the fact that they were the most obedient generation ever to the Jewish orders and dogmas, thanks to whom the Jewish property of the US is irreversible : they signed most solemnly and most persistently the declaration de Dependence of America to the US, which makes them among the generations what the Jews are among the nations. You cannot attack them for their underserved, Grace-given privileges without giving out yourself as an antisemite.

  257. incitatus says:

    “we bought a house—in London! The asking price was three times my annual salary as a young cube jockey”

    Didn’t a lot London RE sell for limited term leaseholds in the early 70s? Wasn’t the Duke of Westminster the largest landholder – owning most of London? One of the wealthiest men in the world? Son of Hugh ‘Bendor’ Grosvenor (2nd duke 1879-1953: Chanel fornicator, ‘Right Club’ fascist, Nazi sympathizer: ‘Hitler is our best friend’ to Diana Cooper, lunch at the Savoy 1 Sep 1939). 1970s successor Gerald (6th Duke 1951-2016) seemed happier, with good reason (rated 2nd wealthiest in the UK 1989). Landed oligarchs that shame Putin’s minions.

    “My own two kids are both late-millennials, born 1993 and 1995. Both of them, including baby Michael and his parents, live in rented rooms in other people‘s houses. They can‘t even dream of buying houses of their own; not today, not in the foreseeable future.”

    How terrible! Tears stream the face. Comfort them with good advice on tried-and-true UK tradition: don’t forget to doff your hat when the seigneur or duke passes, bow to the queen.

    Derbyshire laments fortune, which rarely favors the average or lazy. Especially those who’ve frittered lives in no position (or unwilling) to give offspring a helping-hand purchasing real estate. So he blames everybody else and (irony) sucks-up to firebrand nihilist Steve Bannon (pardoned by Trump for egregious ‘We Build the Wall’ fraud, now above the law after seeking to avoid Congressional testimony on Trump’s putsch).

    Sad.

  258. Anon[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jimmy1969

    You’re a dishonest, flaming tool. Two incomes? You mean twice the number that you or their parents needed? The whole two incomes thing is intentionally designed to depress the price of labor by flooding the workforce.

    How are those two incomes to have any children without anyone to care for them at home? In 10-20 years, after they pay off the loan and are possibly nearing menopause, and will have children riddled with birth defects and detrimental conditions compared to people who could have them at 20-30 years of age? So even with two incomes you’re screwed?

    Oh and those nurse and fireman jobs diluted by Affirmative action hires and illegals? Oh and the nursing one requires a college degree too, so it’s not actually a basic job at all.

    Deferred gratification? You flaming asshole, you’re in the second evolution of “pulled myself up by my bootstraps” bullshit. Most people don’t even buy one SUV let alone two, busing doesn’t exist in most places, and DEFINITELY not an hours’ drive “out in the suburbs” where you mistakenly think homes can be afforded–but actually can’t while being within less than two hours of your “basic jobs”. Then you have the gall to talk about partying, fancy meals and trips to Vegas THAT ONLY BOOMERS DO. GOTCHA, ASSHOLE.

    You’re middle class and paid for your own education at an Ivy League? Obvious lie is obvious unless you did it 40+ years ago, GOTCHA AGAIN. Entitled Americans my ass, you either haven’t the faintest what you’re talking about, or are intentionally rationalizing and lying.

    I’ve worked “decent basic jobs” for a number of years, ate as cheap as possible, never partied at all other than Christmas and weddings where my expenditure was never above 40 dollars, walked two miles in each direction to and from work every day to avoid the expenditure on car/fuel/paperwork. I have just over 10k saved per year to show for it. Now if I were to go to one of the two cheapest locations to live in the entire country, and purchase a decent family house within 30 minutes’ drive of “decent basic job”, it would take 10-20 years of my entire possible savings. Get married? Upward of a years savings to have what anyone would consider a decent wedding. Have kids? 10 years savings per kid without insurance for hospital deliveries. CHEAPEST POSSIBLE IVY LEAGUE TUITION? 25 YEARS SAVINGS OR 15-20 YEAR LOAN AFTER.

    This is why your fantasy of “lazy stupid entitled wanton Milennial Americans”‘s analogues in reality are living with their parents, experimenting with home births via midwife, not going to any “better” (read: entitled nepotistic social connections into parasitic government employ) college than community, not getting married early, homeschooling, and telling you OK BOOMER.

    Oh, and by the by, why don’t you affirm your pretend autoremunerated Ivy League schooling by pretending like you know how to use paragraphs?

    • Thanks: Swaytonious
  259. Everyone under about fifty doesn’t have a chance, because of ecological collapse. Why do people continue to kid themselves by talking of a ‘future’ that will be a Pyrocene Hell?

  260. @The Real World

    In the West each generation has it worse, but not in China. Sincere condolences, Exceptionals.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  261. @AceDeuce

    If only transitioning was so easy!

  262. TTSSYF says:
    @The Real World

    I don’t whine, and I certainly don’t need to be admonished to DEAL with LIFE. I simply made a few observations about the hard work I put in for 40+ years. I wanted financial security independent of SS so I would not be a burden on younger generations, and I’ve done what was necessary to come close to achieving my goals at this point in my life. I have no children (by choice), so I’m unlikely to be smothered to death with a pillow — at least, not by any offspring. I fully plan to cheat any caregiver of that fun by taking that special cocktail at a date of my choosing.

    Not all of us boomers had it so good. My parents were too cheap to buy clothes for me, so I wore hand-me-downs or sewed just about every garment I wore from age 12 through early 20s. I worked from the time I was 12 years old — babysitting, giving piano lessons, working retail during summers and breaks from college, filling in as a Kelly girl (if anyone here even knows what that was). Despite this, my father would regularly tell me that I was “spoiled.” Even so, as I wrote in an early comment, I’ve voted against the insanity of overspending and political correctness (what’s now referred to as “wokeness”) every chance I had. It probably was our destiny to be so foolish as to open up immigration to the entire world beginning in 1965, but I would have opposed it then if I had been old enough and I am in favor now of a complete halt in ALL immigration, legal or otherwise.

    This isn’t to say that the current generations don’t have legitimate grounds for complaining about the state of the country they’re inheriting. I just don’t like an entire generation of people being blamed for all the ills of the country. There is enough blame to go around to just about everyone born between 1920 and 1990.

  263. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:

    Generational theft seems to be rampant in the US, and in other places in the Anglosphere as well.
    https://vjmpublishing.nz/?p=25879

    “The intergenerational social contract, according to which the elderly sacrificed their wealth so that their offspring could be strong, has been annihilated by the Boomers. Instead of nurturing the following generations, the Boomers have plundered them. Boomers credit themselves for working hard and investing prudently, but the reality is that they have built their wealth on the impoverishment of those to follow.”

    In every field, you can see boomers acting like parasites while doing everything they can to make life worse for future generations. It’s partially brain damage from all the lead poisoning they were subjected to. The only solution is a metaphorical “day of the pillow” or at least for the non-senile generations to lock them all in a home and toss away the key.

    Basically, there’s a pattern where boomers get into power, they use it solely to enrich themselves, then lie and gaslight why this is actually a good thin, and anyone who notices is instead the privileged, entitled one. They’re widely known as the generation of sociopaths for a reason.

  264. Cris M. says:
    @Anon

    Is not reality though. The cons labeled their world terr scheme ‘new ‘world’ order’ to do several angles, to make a meme in people’s in face which by people ignoring, puts guilt on the mass. Also the label being dumb down con, using the word ‘new’ to distract from what is terrer, perv world disorder pwd, and death. – Otherwise the point, they are many and everywhere, where we live and in other territories. So doesn’t matter what people think they ‘buy’, you don’t actualy have what you can’t defend and at this time no one can defend anything because everyone is alone or tanking down with only ‘famlee’. Ignoring what’s in face or selfishly ‘prepping’, failing to recognize you have to make Effort, not sit until ‘you’ are blown by drones. Sharing truth, strength, focus where we live, basic life actions are lost on dolts who assume they have more power than they do, soon not have any, because sat asSuming instead of doing until too late.

    ‘money’ is a con. They can take all property. they scribbled ‘law’ to do it. Kelo case, not only eminent domain’, which itself was and is fraudulent overreach, kelo is beyond that, taking from private to hand to private. Sharing tribes and stopping the con gangs labeling themselves ‘state’ and ‘courts’ and ‘schools’ is ignored as dupes focus on ‘buying’ false reality or on ‘wa dc’ distraction.

    bullsht industrial complex (Anglin’s phrase).

  265. Anon[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    Incorrect, as the Boomers parents “put up with” Boomers’ frequent social revolutions, bra-burning blockades, highest crime rates in American history, rampant homosexuality to the point of making HIV a pandemic, etc. Not to mention divorce (most boomers got divorced at least twice by the 1990s).

    Boomers really put the BABY in baby boomer. ;–)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  266. Not Raul says:

    “But why should evil white people (or do I repeat myself) be able to afford homes? That sounds pretty entitled.”

  267. E_Perez says:
    @anarchyst

    The “greatest generation” was duped into fighting a war for European (jewish) interests, destroying much of European culture as a result, and solidifying international jewish power…

    Exactly.

    But don’t expect Derby to mention the tribe in any of his diatribes. He’s blind on that issue. He prefers to fight viciously against Kevin McDonald instead of getting to the elephants in the room.

    • Agree: USGrant
  268. @dearieme

    Wasn’t 7 years the normal period before a ticket of leave was granted to a well behaved convict? That meant freedom within Australia (or the particular colony in Australia?) only. Didn’t that mean returning to the UK was illegal and meant serving the rest of your sentence plus the extra time for returning before your sentence was up? That seems similar to escaping prison now.

    In any case, wages in Australia were very soon higher than wages in the UK so few would even want to make a costly return. Thus a ticket of leave meant the end of the sentence for almost everybody so, in practice, the sentence was only 7 years regardless of whether the UK sentence was transportation for life. Maximum deterrence without the expense of incarceration.

    If a ticket of leave man couldn’t bear to be separated, he could save up for his family’s travel costs or they could go to Australia as indentured servants tied to their master for a maximum of 7 years. Their master could very well be his employer or a neighbour. Wages became high because employees were scarce and land was cheap for employers and the self-employed. [email protected]

  269. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    When people argue over who “had it easier,” they’re never referring to who had sterner parents during early childhood. We’re referring to their general path from adulthood and onwards. Even if boomers had an unpleasant childhood, they had a fairly easy ride to prosperity once they came of age.

    Incidentally, as to boomer parents, some definitely were abusive and beat their kids in anger, others were more laidback, regardless of whether they practiced corporal punishment. I think the common denominator is that boomers are emotional and chaotic,in a way like toddlers themselves, never stoic and stern like a traditional disciplinarian, they cultivate an environment of instability.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  270. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    I think this is just another boomer tall tale, that their parents were such mean and stern disciplinarians. Though, if they were, it was the one time they were faced with accountability.

    Some realize that no one buys their lies about their adulthood, and their lunacy that millennials are much richer, entitled, and privileged, than they were, so they retreat to how their parents were during childhood. In such cases, no one can really question or refute them.

  271. @Anon

    That’s it. Guys like George Soros and Klaus Schwab have been pushing for wage increases for years. It’s greedy boomer small business owners who have stood in the way. Not globalists are the heroes. Not the enemies.

    If you’re pushing for manufacturing in America, you are a Chinese/Russian propaganda agent trying to destroy America and make it a third world country again.

    OK. I see, you’re just fucking with me.

    Nice job.

  272. Anon[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Katrinka

    Speaking as someone who has never been on Twitter, deleted his Facebook a decade ago, and doesn’t use any other large social media.

    Look in the mirror, then remind yourself that my generational cohort have “experiences” because they can’t afford anything else because of your cohort hoarding and squandering it. Yet, lo and behold, your cohort is on social media anyway, with no excuse at all, pure vanity.

    Consider my cohort’s thoughts, upon the realization that YOU observably cannot understand the level of mathematics necessary to balance a checkbook, when they reveal you, greedy, wanton, vain, cruel, ignorant, and faithless. I hope you don’t think we believe for a second that you merit your possessions. I hope you recognize karma when incompetent mathematicians such as yourself are sent to balance the “social security” ponzi checkbook and fund your retirement home.

    Little as I resemble my cohort, I can understand why the worse among them do much that they do. Because they were “raised” and “supplied” by yours. What’s your excuse?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  273. Daniel H says:

    We were two working-class kids….

    You certainly were and it showed. I’m disappointed in you Derb, I thought that you always had middle class manners as well as middle class aspirations. Cohabitation outside marriage is LOW prole in the extreme. The act imparts an indelible stain on the life history that can never be rubbed off. For my part, I would never marry a woman that cohabited with a man outside of marriage. This is a social failing far worse than divorce. Most divorced women had honorable intent entering the marriage. Cohabiting couples have no such intent. A cohabiting woman may as well wear tattoos on her neck to ward off naive and well-intentioned men that might approach her, show some decency, spare the man her social failing and disgrace. I hope you have learned your lesson and imparted what you have learned to your children, but it may be too late for that. Proles gotta do their part in helping themselves a little bit.

  274. This garbage is what passes for ‘conservatism’. It’s about being retarded and bigoted against the truth. In truth, homo behavior is a prime vector for disease. Not only is fecal penetration dangerous and disgusting but homos bugger every other homo in sight. HIV spread because homos buggered each other like crazy in bath houses. And homonkey pox spread because of homo behavior. But instead of owning up to this aspect of homo behavior, we get lectured on ‘stigma’. Simple fact. If homos stopped acting stereotypically homo, they would be far less diseased.

    But you know US ‘conservatism’. It cucks to Jews, and since Jews say homos are holy, you have to walk in eggshells when discussing homos and their behavior.

    • Replies: @WhoaWaitaMinute
  275. @mulga mumblebrain

    ROFL!!!

    Oh yeah, I want to live in filthy, polluted, backwards, low income, bribe-saturated, communist China. Holy cow, where do I sign up for that utopia? Hilarious….

    Life in China improves because it’s coming off a horrendously low base. Good luck…

  276. @Anonymous

    We’re referring to….

    You have no idea what you’re “referring to”. Just another knucklehead parroting Marxist media talking points and guzzling every bit of it. The fact that you say “we’re” proves my point that you are merely regurgitating and have applied no critical thought or factual sourcing of your own.

    Good job, they gotcha. It wasn’t even difficult.

  277. Druid55 says:
    @dearieme

    Being “pro-semitic” as it is today makes anything you say “drivel”

  278. @scout

    At least boomers knew, in their time, how many genders there were and who belonged to which. Not sure about now, many boomers may be towing the woke party line.

    • Replies: @scout
  279. Dumbo says:
    @The Real World

    I’ll explain it to you, even though from your last message you seem to be just a bot or a troll.

    People don’t like boomers because they keep harping on about how they had money and could buy a housea at 25 or 30 because they “made the right choices” (and not because things were much, much better and easier then) and they believe that the younger generations are screwed because they are “lazy and entitled”, when they have the stacks all against them.

    I don’t really like Millennials and Zoomers or whatever they are called, many are fully into stupid woke things, but one has to admit that they are screwed with school debt, not many job opportunities and an even worse options for relationships. Not to mention all the terrible changes that happened to society in general in the last decades (immigration, social chaos, etc). Young people are screwed and they know it, that is why their current stupidity or madness is at least comprehensible. Boomers harping on about how they “took the right decisions” or whatever bullshit, is not comprehensible, and doesn’t really help.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  280. “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron and Bannon is a plain moron.

  281. Druid55 says:
    @JackOH

    So those in your last paragraph were frivolous law suits. You either contradict yourself or you’re stupid

    • Replies: @JackOH
  282. I agree with the author and Steve Bannon that the Millennials don’t have a chance, but I have some very bad news for the author:

    As the dollar slowly loses its status as the international trade and reserve currency, more and more of it will pour back into the US; those foreigners who hold dollars will try to exchange it for something in America that can be taken away; but soon they will run out of anything not bolted to the ground (and even things bolted to the ground can be unbolted), and they will start buying real estate in exchange for the falling dollars. That means the price of real estate will shoot up even more, and it will be far beyond the reaches of the Millennials even more.

    And the jobs exported to China are not coming back for another generation at the minimum – to bring the jobs back, there must be a protective tariff around America against Chinese imports, because American products are bound to be costlier than the Chinese ones, because American workers demand higher pay, because the cost of living in America is more (because the economic rent in America is more than in China, but that is beside the point); and that is very unlikely to happen for the next ten years minimum, because for that to happen, America must ditch the WTO, but WTO is the tool to control other countries, how can America ditch it? But as the American dollar loses its purchasing power, Chinese imports will become costlier slowly, and at some point, it will make sense to non-Globalist corporations to start making things in America again; however, all this will take another generation. Till that happens, there will be fewer jobs in America, and that means not only Millennials, but their offspring are also screwed well and truly.

    And even if Americans manage to get back their jobs, and through some miracle, manage to send illegal immigrants back to wherever they came from,which I doubt, the third world mentality that has been imported and unleashed upon the American people will be very difficult to eradicate. That means government jobs becoming sinecures, government employees feeling entitled, government services delivering only for the privileged, and finally, pervading corruption at all levels.

    Americans built a country that was excellent in many aspects for its citizens; but a well-run country is like a well manicured garden – it is certainly not the result of a free market for the plants and weeds; an invisible gardener’s has to trim the hedges, pluck the weeds, water the plants and mow the lawn. Once such a well maintained garden is lost to the “free market” forces, huge efforts are needed to bring it back to the control of the gardener. And I see no capable American leadership, or American mentality, among the younger generations.

    In short, America will be great again, probably around 2070.

    • Disagree: TTSSYF
  283. @Dumbo

    I guess they look forward to transhumanism as something that will improve their lives and liberate them from the many depressing constraints of reality. Or at least they, and future generations, are being promised that by entrepreneurial billionaires like Musk, Zuckerberg, etc. Maybe they don’t want the kind of world and lives that the boomers had.

  284. @anarchyst

    The boomers most certainly had the opportunity to do something about civil rights. Reagan pushed back against racial quotas in the 1980s thru the Rehnquist court and the abominable civil rights act f 1991 enshrined the horrible notion of disparate impact into law. Nothing was done about that whatsoever.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  285. JackOH says:
    @Druid55

    Improperly named med mal defendants are dismissed at pre-trial. Ditto, med mal suits unsupported by expert testimony. That’s why contingency fee-paid med mal lawyers don’t file them. They’d be working on their own nickel for a case headed nowhere.

    The medical associations’ campaign had it, without outright lying, that frivolous med mal lawsuits were unduly jacking up med mal premiums for innocent physicians. That left the mistaken conclusion in the public mind that frivolous med mal lawsuits were resulting in settlements and jury awards. They weren’t.

    At least one back story to the medical associations’ “frivolous malpractice lawsuit” campaign was that med mal insurers were losing money due to bad investments, and were indeed sharply raising premiums for some specialists. The medical associations then took it upon themselves to transform a dispute over high vendor costs (med mal insurance) into a campaign that smeared up med mal and other personal injury lawyers, and undermined a wrongfully injured patient’s ability to get compensation. I think in Ohio they partially succeeded.

  286. rienzi says:
    @Anonymous

    As a young boy, it was my great good fortune to have met Mr. Woolson in 1955. I still find it amazing that I have shaken the hand of a Civil War veteran.

  287. anarchyst says:
    @epochehusserl

    I must respectfully disagree with your assertion that “we” could have “done something” about the misguided “civil-rights” legislation that was pushed on us.
    Much of the “civil-rights” crap was enacted by executive fiat or pushed by the courts without legislative oversight, not unlike what biden is doing today…
    Yes, congress could have pushed back, but it was politically hazardous to do so.
    Actually, so-called “civil-rights” programs are the “third rail” of politics and have been “untouchable” for a very long time.
    With the advent of blm and antifa, more and more people are seeing through the “civil-rights” smokescreen for the fraud that it truly is…
    Fortunately, the fear of being called a “racist” is losing its sting. I am PROUD to be known as such.
    Best regards,

  288. Bert says:
    @follyofwar

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_surviving_Confederate_veterans

    Name Claimed birth date Believed birth date Death date
    Pleasant Crump 23 December 1847 31 December 1951
    Felix M. Witkoski[10][11][12] 5 January 1850 October 1854 3 February 1952
    Thomas Edwin Ross 19 July 1850 27 March 1952
    Richard William Cumpston 23 May 1841 5 September 1952
    William Loudermilk 23 October 1848 April 1851[13] 18 September 1952
    William Jordan Bush 10 July 1845 July 1846 11 November 1952
    Arnold Murray 10 June 1846 1854/1855 26 November 1952
    William Townsend 12 April 1846 22 February 1953
    William Albert Kinney 10 February 1843 10 February 1861 23 June 1953
    Thomas Riddle 16 April 1846 1862[14] 2 April 1954
    William Lundy 18 January 1848 May 1860 1 September 1957
    John B. Salling 15 May 1846 15 May 1856[15] 16 March 1959
    Walter Williams 14 November 1842 14 November 1854 19 December 1959

    My grandfather was born in May 1858 (three months before Darwinism began). His 14-year-old brother ran away from home to be a teamster with the Pemberton’s army in Mississippi. I had a girlfriend when the last claimant Confederate veteran died. Hyper-multi-generation overlap happens technically, but not so much as social reality. Young people don’t know how to relate to septuagenarians, with the exception of my sugar babies.

  289. Corrupt says:
    @Anonymous

    “For one thing, state governments run by boomers deliberately decided to defund universities, during the era of Reagan “private everything” mania.”

    There seems to be plenty of state funding here in the peoples republic of kkkalifornia. What HAS changed is that most of the senior administrators make well over \$250K (not to mention the plethora of administrators these days). Perhaps any shortage of \$\$\$ could be solved by charging illegals out of state/foreign tuition rates.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  290. Thoughts says:

    You know what else people should have First Call On?

    Marrying members of their own race

  291. TheMoon says:
    @The Real World

    My current iPhone cost \$800 and is on its 7th year of service. With a \$50 new battery I expect to get at least 5 more years out of it. It is a well designed/built, practical and highly useful device, and it’s not part of the Google DeepState ecosystem.

    The iPhone is just another boomer bogeyman.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  292. Daniel H says:
    @The Real World

    Oh yeah, I want to live in filthy, polluted, backwards, low income, bribe-saturated, communist China.

    An entirely defensible sentiment, but this, too, is the direction that the USA is going: filthy, polluted, over-populated, low-income, bribe-saturated, deracinated, ruled by resentful minorities, HomoGlobo….Take your poison.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  293. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corrupt

    Okay, tell that to the boomers running things then.

    To be clear, the boomers defunded colleges, and at the same time boomer administrators continually, grotesquely jacked up the price of tuition.

    These are all really symptoms though. There are good reasons for affordable if not free, public university, which is why most developed countries have it. Only in the US do boomers gaslight and whine how horrible this would be, even after they took advantage of it.

    • Replies: @Corrupt
  294. Richard B says:
    @Anonymous

    Americans has been doing that to many countries across the globe. And still does.

    Americans. Nice euphemism for Jewish Supremacy Inc.

    What goes around…

    Knowing this is why JSI hides behind smears of antisemitism amd corresponding victim-blaming accusations of white supremacy. It’s also why they created Israel.

  295. @anarchyst

    I must respectfully disagree with your assertion that “we” could have “done something” about the misguided “civil-rights” legislation that was pushed on us.
    Much of the “civil-rights” crap was enacted by executive fiat or pushed by the courts without legislative oversight, not unlike what biden is doing today…
    Yes, congress could have pushed back, but it was politically hazardous to do so.
    Actually, so-called “civil-rights” programs are the “third rail” of politics and have been “untouchable” for a very long time

    Things could have been done if people cared more about their progeny, which they did not. They lived for the day and passed the costs onto future generations. It has been a nonstop party since the 1968s a period of peaceful capital consumption where they I won’t be around for it mentality prevailed. The leadership of the country has consistently gotten worse since then. The boomers retirement plan was medicare and endless deficits it didn’t mean anything to them.

  296. @Daniel H

    Oh, I completely agree with your statement.

    But, I am American, speak English, know the culture here, have a very comfortable life and for the rest of the, probably, 25 to 30 years that I have on this planet there is no way that China or any other other Third World country would be a better place to live. Not even close.

    The reality of America right now is — if you very much limit your exposure to all media, don’t tolerate azzholes in your life, get outside alot and stay dedicated to living healthy so you can avoid the HIC (healthcare industrial complex), it is still a very nice life here.

    • Replies: @Joe Wong
  297. @TheMoon

    Good grief, young one, way to miss the forest for the trees!

    The point being made was not about i-phones. Reading comprehension – it’s a very good thing. It will differentiate you from millions if you develop it. Trust me.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  298. Anonymous[486] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    As for remote work, there should be a law passed that forces all or most companies to allow remote work for all jobs that can be done remotely. This would both allow for people to more readily move to where affordable housing is, it would help ease congested traffic, and it would have tremendous environmental benefits.

    It’s a shame that Biden didn’t push for this, instead taking the side of wealthy real estate owners and businessmen, when he said it was time for folks to go back to the office.

  299. Anonymous[100] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    How is his reading comprehension an issue?

    Your point was simple false, that millennials could easily buy houses or drastically improve their financial situation if they didn’t buy iphones.

    And smartphones are a necessity these days (for better or worse), it’s not always frivolous and wasteful to buy a more expensive phone or laptop. Consumer electronics, unlimited data plans, and Netflix aren’t very expensive in the scheme of things.

    Yes, much cheaper electronic devices is one of the few benefits of the era compared to the 80s and 90s. And a false but common boomer talking point that millennials either have it much easier or are extremely wasteful.

    Cars are another issue, but I don’t see any evidence that millennials are especially egregious when it comes to car purchases.

    • Thanks: TheMoon
    • Replies: @The Real World
  300. Anonymous[100] • Disclaimer says:

    George Carlin on Baby Boomers

  301. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Boomers invented, and perfected, gaslighting, back before anyone knew it was a thing. I’ll admit they’re pretty good at spin, at cynically using lies and half-truths to make things look or sound good for themselves.

    They’re basically fragile, entitled crybullies. Like a bully, they enjoy setting up younger people to fail, then insulting and smearing them, and gaining a sense of superiority due to how much more money they own.

    Never trust anyone over 60.

    And never, ever trust a baby boomer. Even, especially, the ones who appear superficially nice at first. American baby boomers are absolutely the worst and most disgusting human beings imaginable.

    • LOL: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  302. MEH 0910 says:

    https://vdare.com/radio-derb/millennials-are-serfs-real-estate-nationalism-amy-wax-persecuted-jail-more-criminals-etc

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    , @MEH 0910
  303. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:

    White Millennials: America’s Sacrificial Lamb

    https://robertstark.substack.com/p/white-millennials-americas-sacrificial

    “…Millennials now control just 4.2% of the nation’s wealth, and are 4 times poorer than Boomers were when they were 34. Those now graduating from college face grim job prospects while older millennials are still recovering from the last economic crisis. Rhetoric and policy aimed at depleting White Privilege can only make a bad thing worse for this floundering generations of whites—but it may just supply a moral veneer for their suffering….”

    “..In California there is an unspoken dynamic in which well-off, White, liberal boomers signal their loyalty to the woke cause by putting a BLM sign in their yard and are thus able enjoy the rest of their golden years, self-assured of their moral righteousness, all while the policies and rhetoric they have supported have ensured that their descendant’s quality of life will decline for generations….”

  304. Joe Wong says:
    @The Real World

    If you have such nice bubble to live in, why should you care how other people live? Why do you have to demonize others who have no connection with you? Logically only people who have miserable lives can spew out tons of hatred and negative energy like you, is there something wrong and you are not telling? Please don’t let Brandon drag you down into his hatred and negativity rabbit hole.

    • Replies: @The Real World
    , @Anonymous
  305. @Daniel H

    Daniel, Thanks for the employment suggestion, but I am retired. I spent 40+ years, working in various factories as an industrial electrician. After moving to NE Tennessee from northern Illinois a few years ago, I thought about maybe finding work in a local factory. But I decided against it, as employers around here don’t pay too much.

    Speaking of over-the road trucking, I have to share a story with you. I had been working at this “conservative” (translation: vote straight Republican was their preaching to the employees) and just after I got in my 19th year, I was caught up in a plant-wide layoff. That was back in the day, when they had (Honeywell) mainframe computers. The assistant supervisor of the computer department was also laid off – he had been there for 21 years and knew more about that department than his IDIOT supervisor. He was not able to find comparable work that paid a decent wage, so he began driving over-the road trucks.

    I found this out because the union president at the factory where I got my next decent job knew where I had worked and asked me if I knew his brother – the assistant supervisor of the factory from which I had been laid off. I told him that his brother and I “went back a long ways.” He told me that he had nothing but contempt for the factory that laid off his brother, after being there for 21 years. I then told the union president that if that factory was on fire, I wouldn’t even walk across the street TO PISS ON IT!

    • Thanks: Daniel H
  306. @dearieme

    I am pro-semitic also… I support the Palestinians against apartheid Khazar invaders.

    • Agree: anarchyst, Druid55
  307. @Joe Wong

    Whoa, the reading comprehension deficits and inability to follow a linear dialogue have become an epic problem with too many Americans. I’m seeing it routinely now.

    It’s not difficult – so are you on ADD drugs, or what? Actually, I don’t care what the answer is as I have zero time for people who can’t read and comprehend properly. Adios…

  308. @Anonymous

    LOL, another one who can’t comprehend properly. You all are becoming a menace to American life.

    Like Moonie, you are lost in the trees and can’t see the forest. It’s okay, it’s like that for all of us when we’re young – we don’t have the life experience yet to comprehend the forest.

    But, a HUGE difference between my generation and yours is that we weren’t arrogant and perpetual whiners like yours. We knew we were young and inexperienced and didn’t snottily refute what older people described to us. We just listened and thought about it.

    But, you keep with the plan that you’ve got going and come back here in 5 years and let us know how it’s worked out. (P.S. I already know the answer.)

  309. @Brad Anbro

    Sutton showed that the bankers funded the Nazis as well.

    • Agree: Brad Anbro
  310. Anonymous[100] • Disclaimer says:
    @Joe Wong

    If she’s a boomer, its just who they are. Most have an addiction to basking in their unearned sense of superiority and righteousness. Many of them just exist to make everyone else miserable.

    • LOL: The Real World
  311. @The Real World

    Yes, an horrendously low base, but anyone who has visited China lately, entering through one of its ultra-modern airports, and seen its clean, modern, tree-lined cities, or sped about on a high-speed train with 5G communications everywhere, or visited one of the hundreds of new museums, galleries, art centres and stadiums, knows that YOU are a brainwashed, racist, ignoramus, who thinks that it is still 1960.

    • LOL: The Real World
  312. @Anonymous

    When boomers were young they said never trust anyone over 30.

  313. Anon[155] • Disclaimer says:

    Stop making excuses for your millennial kids. I’m an older millennial, no college degree, no inheritance, I own my own home, married with kids. I work in tech and I own my own company.

    There are plenty of millennials I see struggling and almost every time their parents (and their own attitudes about the world) are the problem. Helicopter parents, making excuses, shielding their kids from honest feedback about their choices and (lack of) gameplan for their life. The issue is lost knowledge much more than it is lost potential, finding opportunities is much easier in the modern world than it was for boomers. My company can apply for 50 corporate tech contracts in under an hour due to the internet and computers. The same process would have taken my dad a week.

    My parents made no excuses for me and forced me along the way to take basic responsibility for my own well being. They were willing to tell me uncomfortable truths that made me furious at first but I realized after I cooled off were right on the money. And because our culture is so dysfunctional, they were often the only people telling me these truths.

    There are a half million skilled labor positions in the US right now that are unfilled. There’s yet more openings in technology unfilled, and that’s not even counting the number of potential small businesses that could operate in these underserved markets, that’s only open positions at existing companies. All of these jobs are things you don’t need a college degree for, only a little extra elbow grease and some industry certification courses you can complete in a year or less.

    Houses in the city are expensive…so don’t live there. Cities are magnets for stupid in the modern world. Live in a small town with cheap housing that’s within reach of clients/jobs in the city.

    Yes, college debt sucks but it’s not insurmountable. Drive a used car and skip fast food and you’ll probably be fine. My wife has tens of thousands in college debt and we’re making it just fine.

    You (and nobody else) is responsible for your earning potential. So get off your ass and go get some. Stop playing video games every night. Stop buying and eating junk food, compare your grocery bill with someone you know who manages their money well and make notes. Ask your parents about it if your parents are doing well. Cancel your Netflix subscription. Grind it and burn some midnight oil until you have leverage in the marketplace, just like every one of the rest of us did.

    There’s no cavalry coming, there never has been. That’s a lie told by politicians and activists. If you don’t know anyone who’s made it on their own, you need new friends. Find people who have and tell them you’re willing to learn. We want other people to succeed, we usually can’t find people willing to admit they’re doing anything wrong and so they aren’t coachable. We love it when we can find someone who is that we can help.

    Get humble, get curious and get on it. You’ll be dead in another 40 or 50 years going by the averages and the clock is ticking.

    • Replies: @Corrupt
    , @The Real World
  314. Towey says:
    @Robert Dolan

    White People haven’t had a choice since 1688 when the rightful Catholic king James was forcibly deposed and replaced by the Protestant usurper, William, by the usurers to get their central bank.
    Every war and revolution since the establishment of the Bank of England has been to impose their nefarious debt based financial system on the rest of the world using WASPS as muscle.
    The History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland by William Cobbett, a Protestant, is an excellent history of this time.

  315. 8th_house says:
    @scout

    Im a Millennial that has worked my ass off, im a contract welder.

    You are beyond wrong. I watched in horror at older gens to stupid, to spoiled, and to selfish to even pass anything of meaning or value to my gen. Your gen created the beast system then plugged us into it. Like all truly spoiled and decedent ppl, you blame the helpless around you. The cry or a truly spoiled gen is,” I didnt get the kids i deserve.” Your gens favorite saying. Its pathetic and disgusting. Ultimately we all get what we deserve and the beast system nursing homes await you.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @scout
  316. @Hangnail Hans

    Khazaria was one of the countries they owned lock stock and barrel, where they converted into their fold the whole royalty and nobility, they were defeated nevertheless and had to go far elsewhere nevertheless. Another example is Al Andalus, which was a 100% Jewish success story where the North African Muslims were called as mere security guards. It ended up very badly for the Jews nevertheless. USSR is a more recent example of confiscation of a whole country by a corporation that was all Jewish. They were about to ask the permission to leave nevertheless. If in the US they succeed in making the Whites into an impoverished and excluded minority, or if they succeed in describing the White Race as not a race but as a recessive incapacitating genetic disease resulting from inbreeding like so many others, I have strong doubts that the following majority race, probably the Latinos, the East Asians or the Indians or a mix, will accept rendering a cult to negroes and to homos. The first to suffer huge losses and to be re-segregated will be the negroes.

  317. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.johnderbyshire.com/Opinions/RadioDerb/2022-07-22.html


    [MORE]

    Take The Money And Run (Woody Allen) – 1969

    http://randommovieclub.blogspot.com/2012/01/take-money-and-run.html

    and a plan that involves stealing the guards’ underwear even though they already have their uniforms. Why? “I’m known for my detailed work,” says one of the gang’s leaders.

  318. @Achmed E. Newman

    “We beat the external Communists, ”

    Agree with you on the other points. But you seem not to have grasped that the people who were so keen on beating the communists were the same money interests who fought the internal war against the American public. For most regions of the Soviet Union, post-Stalinist communism was a viable system that let people live in dignity and security. The system that was imposed with the help of Harvard “experts” when Western backed Yeltsin grabbed power was pure oligarchic greed for riches and rent income without even the slightest responsibility to the common man, or even ambition to create wealth by producing stuff. They let nationalism run wild to keep the media and the commoners occupied so they wouldn’t demand communism back. Defeating Soviet communism was not a victory for the people, only for capital.

  319. Corrupt says:
    @Anonymous

    “There are good reasons for affordable if not free, public university, which is why most developed countries have it.”

    Most countries that have affordable/free university don’t allow people requiring grade school level remedial classes to attend said universities. The entire “you have to go to college to succeed” lie pushed on the last several generations is a large part of the problem. Some people should not be in college, not matter how much they desire it.

  320. Corrupt says:
    @Anon

    “Stop making excuses for your millennial kids. I’m an older millennial, no college degree, no inheritance, I own my own home, married with kids. I work in tech and I own my own company.”

    I have a failed millennial son. The exact cause of his problems is difficult to determine, but there are multiple possibilities (AD/HD, bad schools, single parenting, disposition towards addiction, etc…), Although I am willing to accept some responsibility myself, I believe there is no single reason, but rather a confluence. In any event, I find that the youngest millennials and the post-millennials seem to have a much better grip on reality than some of the older ones, which gives me hope for the future.

  321. anarchyst says:
    @Corrupt

    Let’s not forget that with every subsequent generation, more and more immunizations have been required by both medical professionals and education establishments.
    There have been massive increases in autism,ADHD, and other developmental conditions with each subsequent generation that correspond with the increases in the number of immunizations that are pushed by the medical and education establishments.
    “Cause and effect”, indeed…
    Note that I do not call these developmental conditions “diseases”. I am not ready to let the medical establishment “off the hook” for their malpractice.

    • Agree: Corrupt
  322. Anon[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corrupt

    Nobody ever said boomer individuals were the problem. The problem is the boomer collective hindmind. The problems you mentioned (bad schools, divorce, ADHD, drug use) are created by boomer culture, which enables things like no fault divorce, drug use, bad government decisions, snorting coke while pregnant, etc. We all know the natural human tendency is to make bad decisions, and boomers aren’t unique in this regard. Problem is, boomer culture actually rewards bad decisions (when committed by boomers only, of course).

    • Replies: @Corrupt
  323. @Corrupt

    If these boomers had developed viable family businesses that their children could inherit, that would have been a reasonable thing to do, then they wouldn’t now be complaining how useless their loser millennial kids are. In my opinion this is the ideal lifestyle: to live with your family running a family business that you hand over to your children and for them to do the same into perpetuity. But does the system allow for that? Or is it all designed to ruin you, ruin your family business, break up your family and scatter your children?

    • Replies: @Corrupt
  324. Anonymous[228] • Disclaimer says:

    “Kids these days have it so easy!!”

    That’s exactly how it should work. You leave society better off than when you entered it. Before the boomers, it not only wasn’t necessarily considered a bad thing, but it was good that your children would have things easier than you.

    I think every millennial should read “A Generation of Sociopaths” and also learn about narcissism, since that explains much of boomer pathology, both on an individual and societal scale.

    https://ragingfemale.com/generational-narcissistic-abuse/

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/baby-boomers-sociopaths-post-war-generation-bruce-gibney-betrayed-america-us-venture-capitalist-a7645476.html

    Boomers may have started this generational war, but they sure won’t like the way it ends. Always call them the “Me!” or Me-First Generation, they were always called the me generation for a reason.

  325. Anonymous[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @8th_house

    There’s always been a sadomasochistic relationship between American boomers and millennials, with boomer taking the role of hate-filled sadists and millennials the battered victims.

    People need to understand boomers were absolutely the worst parents imaginable. It’s absolutely impossible for anyone not a boomer to comprehend how infuriatingly narcissistic and self-centered they are. For boomers, their kids only existed to gratify them.

    As they grew older, they then saw their kids as competitors, and acted as bullies to them. Many of these people actually enjoy seeing their kids fail, so that they can then blame the victim. That’s why you’ll hear so many boomers happily talking of how dysfunctional, lazy, and defective even their own kids are. It’s what they want to be true. It’s largely projection and a symptom of their own pathology rather than reality.

  326. scout says:
    @8th_house

    I’d like to congratulate you for your sense of responsibility and the fact that you’re doing something constructive with your life – and I’m not being sarcastic.

    You buck the tide – and I have much respect for those millennials who’ve taken on the challenge of the times.

    My gen gave the world the ‘internet’ – and it’s not our fault that it’s been corrupted to hell due to the inane people who took it over. My gen was the first to recognize the corruptions and the pathology of that ‘beast system’ you mention. Cohorts in my gen have been – and continue to be – the censored voices others ‘hate’ because we tell the truth.

    Methinks you have my gen confused with something else. But it’s not your fault – my gen isn’t really talked about much at all – because we pretty much were the ignored generation from the start…and we don’t whine, moan, and complain about that…we simply live our lives…like we always did.

    • Agree: Corrupt
  327. scout says:
    @Commentator Mike

    That would be kind of humorous, if it wasn’t so serious.

    Last I saw, regarding the ‘gender’ thing, is that there’s one ‘group’ that filed a request to ‘health agencies’ to recognize 72 ‘gender identities’. I didn’t waste the time looking into what those all may be – but seriously…WTF?!

    What’s really astonishingly bizarre is that this insanity is literally taken seriously…and propagated by those in ‘power’.

    All this reminds me of a quote popularized by Jiddu Krishnamurti:

    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society

  328. scout says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Why thank you – I’m something of a ‘newbie’ commenter here at UNZ, and I was unaware of the gold border. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen one yet. But I’m complimented, good sir.

    BTW, I checked out your blog. Your top post – at this time – is spot on. You’re a bit more ‘raw’ than I am in discussing the connection with the gay community and the spread of this disease. My main concern is the pedophilia connection. But it is a very serious issue all the way around. The way this is being addressed by the ‘cdc’ & ‘government’ – local as well as ‘federal’ – is unconscionable – but then, that’s apparently a word not present in the lexicon of depravity.

    Rather than discuss the real issue, it’s being used as another door to control and fear.

    On second thought, perhaps presenting it in it’s raw reality is the only way to reach a lot who wouldn’t even give it a glance.

    Saw this post at Gateway Pundit – and it seems to be oozing it’s way in to the ‘mainstream’. Perhaps it will be taken seriously before more children fall victims to these monstrous goons.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/cdc-reports-first-two-cases-monkeypox-children-adjacent-gay-community/

    Perhaps you could set up a subscription link – I’d like to keep up with your stuffs.

  329. @anarchyst

    I am not blaming you personally but the boomers most certainly had the opportunity to do something about it but refused to act. If the boomers put as much thought into getting rid of affirmative action as they did into preserving entitlements then we would not be in this mess.

    • Agree: Swaytonious
  330. While largely true, there are exceptions.

    My middle class daughter and son-in-law were both born in 1985. They manage their money well.

    They just bought their first home. They did it on their own with no help from any parents. No inheritance but a bit of a stock option windfall that gave them a good down payment.

  331. Mark G. says:
    @eudion2

    Derbyshire frets over Chinese, Mexicans, and blacks. But the Federal Reserve is Jewish Privilege, and it’s killing us with inflation, and the worst inflation is in health care, education, and housing.

    All of the above plus stocks. The big run up in the stock market is due to the inflationary policies of the Fed.

    This has made the rich richer. The wealthiest 10% of the population owns 90% of all stocks. The wealthiest 25% owns 75% of all housing value. They are the ones who benefit from inflation causing stock and house prices to go up. The net worth of the bottom 50% has gone from \$780 billion in 1990 to \$3.8 trillion in 2021. The net worth of the top 1% went from \$5 trillion in 1990 to \$45.6 trillion in 2021.

    Some people might argue that rich people becoming richer isn’t a problem as long as the average person is becoming richer too. If the disparity in wealth is increasing, though, and that increasing disparity is caused by government policy and not market forces rewarding the productive then it is a problem.

  332. Athena says:
    @jeff stryker

    I agree 100%

    See:

    Generation X Faces a Bleak, Impoverished Old Age
    https://www.unz.com/trall/generation-x-faces-a-bleak-impoverished-old-age

    “In 1991, demographers Neil Howe and William Strauss published their awkwardly titled tome “13th Gen,” about Generation X — the Americans born between 1961 and 1981. If Xers had paid attention, they would have committed suicide.”

    “As Gen Xers passed through each stage of life, Messrs. Howe and Strauss predicted, they would find themselves living through the worst possible time to be whatever age they happened to be.”

    • Replies: @jeff stryker
  333. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    Derb wrote:

    https://vdare.com/posts/cauldron-of-iniquity-penn-law-school-persecuting-truth-teller-amy-wax

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  334. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910


    https://www.gofundme.com/f/amy-wax-legal-defense-fund

    Race and Conservatism: Walker, Thomas, and Wax | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter | The Glenn Show

    Jul 22, 2022

    0:00 John: Republicans’ elevation of Herschel Walker is an insult
    9:43 If Walker is so inept, why does he have so much support?
    15:16 Where’s the outrage over racist attacks on Clarence Thomas?
    24:55 Thomas’s historical significance
    36:03 The Clarence Thomas (and Al Sharpton) we don’t see
    41:31 Are Amy Wax’s views beyond the pale?
    53:59 John: “Amy should know better”
    1:09:13 Amy Wax’s return to The Glenn Show

    Glenn Loury and John McWhorter (Columbia, New York Times, Woke Racism). Recorded July 15, 2022.

    https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/64537

    [MORE]

    OT:
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/07/13/an_open_letter_denouncing_the_attacks_on_justice_clarence_thomas_147879.html

  335. Corrupt says:
    @Commentator Mike

    “If these boomers had developed viable family businesses … they wouldn’t now be complaining how useless their loser millennial kids are.”

    Done. My child had the opportunity and was being given training. He decided getting stoned was more important, and is now reaping the benefits of his decisions.

  336. Corrupt says:
    @Anon

    “Nobody ever said boomer individuals were the problem. The problem is the boomer collective hindmind. The problems you mentioned (bad schools, divorce, ADHD, drug use) are created by boomer culture”

    All those things were already in motion well before boomers took control (although I do agree they exacerbated the situation).

  337. Lara says:

    Congratulations on your grandson. That’s exactly how it is in Southeastern PA. Young people, even ones with well paying jobs, cannot afford their own house.

  338. Polemos says:
    @Erik Sieven

    Unless each location has been converted into a booby trap or hardened and fortified base for asymmetrical warfare prior to confiscation, at which point nationalization of these places triggers a very (self-)destructive response. Play to win, and always choose to win at greater games than your opponents, right?

    Imagine living as a ruthless military strategist operating under amoral ethics and complete devotion to the corps what you could do with all these secluded locations scattered amongst all topological layers and economic zones of your enemy’s ground, or even their sky. It’s likely we don’t even know how much reality outstrips our imaginations when it comes to what criminals achieve.

    But even then we rarely imagine our enemies are beyond us or even not human, or not even physical but energetic. Hope seems to limit us in imaginative ways.

  339. Most millenials are simply waiting for their boomer “parents” to shit the bed. They;ll inherit the house/s, their finances, goodies, etc.. Easy street. It will help supplement their income from chronic US empire underemployment. Maybe they’ll write a self help book on how to work “hard” and do “good” for the community while sitting on a boat load of papa dinero.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  340. Flubber says:
    @Irish Savant

    More accurately whites are told to grovel to other races.

  341. Time to reset USA , start a communist revolution in USA ! All the land will be redistributed to the people of good old USA, time Zero begin

  342. @Athena

    Well, this prediction was BS.

    Gen X came into a pretty good job market in the 90’s vs the Millennials 10 years later in the Great Recession.

    Middle age is not great for Gen X but we are not living at home with our parents like Millennials who are nothing but big children in adult bodies who have never even been laid & are virgins.

    When I graduated in 1992 from HS, it was still possible for someone to afford to get a college degree.

    Life is way more AWFUL now for 25 y/o than it was in 1997.

    That is why whites are out protesting BLM.

    Back in 1992 you never saw white twenty-something Yuppies stealing with Cholos & blacks from Korean Supermarkets in the LA Riots.

    Life is complete crap for Millennials & Zoomers.

    They are virginal incels, live at home at 30, have never had a job.

    Look at the vast homelessness in the USA now among young people (Granted, many are addicts).

    In 1997 there was very little homelessness in the USA. Now homeless young people clog the streets.

    Bush flushed the world down the toilet & the late-Boomer Yuppie parents voted for him.

    So this “prediction” is typical BS & Howe & Strausse are both wrong.

    Things are much worse at every life stage for Gen Y & Z.

    • Replies: @Anon
  343. @ricpic

    I’ve told people for well over a decade that if they wanted to escape the high costs and have some modicum of a life then it would be best to look for those un-hip places from which to base themselves. There are plenty of them out there. You just need to accept that living amongst the “cool” kids has a high price tag.

    • Replies: @Anon
  344. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @InnerCynic

    Well, you need to stop saying that, because rural and middle American property values have been grossly over-inflated for at least 20 years, and this was MULTIPLIED by the pandemic which caused rural home values to soar to shamelessly overvalued new heights.

    Growing up in the 2000s, my shitty rural house was worth \$21,000. Today it’s worth \$70,000 and nothing has changed besides the carpet and the paint. It’s still the same junky 1950s southern house with a shit foundation and rinky dink construction (southerners never built anything right).

    The problem with boomers and gen X is that you tend to exist in delusion that was suspended in time 30 years ago. You are the least up-to-date, least informed, least aware group of human beings to ever walk the face of the Earth.

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  345. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @jeff stryker

    Life is way more AWFUL now for 25 y/o than it was in 1997.

    That is why whites are out protesting BLM.

    Back in 1992 you never saw white twenty-something Yuppies stealing with Cholos & blacks from Korean Supermarkets in the LA Riots

    This is an example of the behavioral feminism that heavily affected Gen X and late Boomers. Just pure making shit up.

    The crime rate was drastically higher in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s than it is today. Much of it was done white late boomers and Gen Xers. Gen Xers did an otherwordly amount of shoplifting, credit card fraud, bank robbery, etc. Back in the day. They did this in spite of the vastly higher living standards of that era.

    Millennials are for BLM because they actually have a moral compass, unlike the previous generations, who seem to embody every negative human attribute. Police brutality is real and it gets people’s lives destroyed. Gen X may not appreciate this because

    A.) They grew up in the dark ages ot law enforcement, when many wbite neighborhoods were virtually unpoliced

    B.) Most police officers who existed back then were more polite and less likely to be roid abusing psychopaths

    C.) Gen X continues to see the world in purely ideological terms, like their boomer predecessors, who invented the “ideology = blueprint for all decision making” lifestyle that has torn this country to shreds

    You will almost never see white people stealing from Korean supermarkets and I would wager that the ones who do are more likely to be Gen X/Boomers.

    See also the typical age of a suicide victim, drug addict or alcoholic. It’s mostly Gen X/Boomers.

    • Replies: @jeff stryker
  346. TTSSYF says:
    @Gary Sudder

    The youngest Boomers are about 65, so I don’t know why so many of you seem to think that Millennials are Boomer children. They are more typically Boomer grandchildren. It will be Boomer children inheriting their money, not the Millennials. Millennials will have to wait for whatever wealth remains from their Gens X, Y, or Z parents.

    • Replies: @Anon
  347. Graham says:
    @WhoaWaitaMinute

    “Programmers are clerks. Don’t be dazzled by the flashing lights.”

    Would that it were so. I’ve worked in software for over 40 years, and the number of programmers I’ve met who could really do their jobs competently is somewhere between 10 and 20. Programming ability is almost perfectly correlated to general intelligence, and I think you need an IQ two or three SDs above the mean to do it properly. You also need conscientiousness, and a certain amount of agreeableness, because you’ll probably be working in a team. But without IQ, forget it.

    • Replies: @WhoaWaitaMinute
  348. @Anon

    Absolutely great comment! You are so right about all of it.

    There are way too many enabling parents that cover-for and continue to provide money to their adult kids into their 20s and 30s. It’s a bit bizarre in that it seems it’s the parents who can’t cut the umbilical cord. Too much psychological attachment or needing their kids acceptance, or something.

    You have good, smart parents (worth its weight in gold) and I’ll bet they’re proud of you and what you’ve built.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  349. @Anon

    This is typical Millennial Gen Y or Zoomer Gen Z nonsense.

    Typical white crimes of the 70’s & 80’s was A) Organized crime by the not-so-white Italians or B) sophisticated crime such as jewelry store robberies, car theft rings, chop shops, cat burglars, art theft or C) sex crimes.

    In the 1990’s three things happened which were A) RICO & FBI got sick of the likes of Gotti so they used RICO to totally wipe out the mafia B) prison was full of rape & white criminals decided being pimped for candy bars was not worth being a criminal C) Polly Klaas led to the Three Strikes Law for sex offenders.

    A) White neighborhoods were policed years then as now

    B) This is absolute BS as police in the 80’s did not have to worry about dash cams or cellphones & this only changed with Rodney King & killings of civilians by police was common in the 70’s & 80’s as well as general bullying & violence as there was less accountability then.

    C) Gen X are too cynical to believe this.

    “Moral Compass?”

    The reason Millennial whites are out acting like rioting blacks with BLM is that they have no career, no house, no family, nothing to do. In 1992, your average white person living in Los Angeles during the riots was a yuppie with a white-collar job & a Porche & a condo who was not going to throw that away to get shot by some Korean storeowner while rioting with the blacks.

    • Replies: @Anon
  350. Anon[393] • Disclaimer says:
    @jeff stryker

    Typical white crimes of the 70’s & 80’s was A) Organized crime by the not-so-white Italians or B) sophisticated crime such as jewelry store robberies, car theft rings, chop shops, cat burglars, art theft or C) sex crimes.

    As always, your vision of reality is based upon your pasttime of late night television dramas and sitcoms. This was never anything but a tiny fragment of “white crime”. Most white crime was petty theft, drug dealing, opportunistic burglary, credit card fraud, domestic violence, assault, etc. Just like nowadays.

    The rest of your post is just as fantasmical and old-wifey and doesn’t even warrant a detailed response. Koreans didn’t shoot anyone in Los Angeles. Asians are statistically most likely to be murdered by a white person, and Asian females are the only race of female more likely to be murdered by another race of man (white) than their own. Police killings have risen since 1980, simply Google this verifiable fact. I could go on and on and on. You don’t know shit about the world you live in, so just shut the fuck up and do more research than talking.

    • Replies: @jeff stryker
  351. Anon[393] • Disclaimer says:
    @TTSSYF

    The youngest Boomers are about 65, so I don’t know why so many of you seem to think that Millennials are Boomer children. They are more typically Boomer grandchildren. It will be Boomer children inheriting their money, not the Millennials. Millennials will have to wait for whatever wealth remains from their Gens X, Y, or Z parents.

    This comment is really typical of boomer and/or Gen X stupidity.

    Gen Y are the millennials, born ca. 1981-1997.

    Gen Z is the generaton that came after millennials, born ca. 1997-2012.

    Gen X morons were born ca. 1965-1981.

    Only the oldest Gen X birthed any millennials. Most millennials were born to late boomers.

    Boomers and early Gen X are the parents of so many millennials because your generation pioneered staving off child birth until your 30s in order to maximize the amount of gay sex, cocaine, AIDS, credit card fraud, cheap education, and welfare benefits you could enjoy before your youth ran out.

  352. @Priss Factor

    Teenagers went wacky doodle over The Beatles, ugly no-talents shoved in your face on a Sunday nite Jewlavision show. So, let’s, for a moment quit being teenagers.

    Most of the homos I know aren’t liberals, wouldn’t go anywhere near a gay pride parade, and, who on their own, would never dream of going anywhere near anybody’s asshole. With that bunch, it’s what’s up front that counts and girls don’t have that. Very important, these days to shut off the indoctrinating electric Jew and just realize that fact.

    Feminazis have taken over completely – not just partly. Penis envy (thank you Freud, you Jew) is a pernicious thing and that’s what’s really at the root of feminism – but it’s never admitted – anywhere. Everything you see & hear these days is corollary to that.

    It’s just as impossible to convince homo men that Chanel no. 5 can get your dick turgid and drippy and big floppy tits are sexy things as it is to try to impress some hetero guy that that thing down there is in fact a fun toy with uses other than peeing and breeding; that on some, can actually taste good. And to re-iterate – women don’t have one.

    Not surprising that the asshole has become the focus re homos. A vergina isn’t anywhere near as shitty as an asshole – and you can get babies and social respect from regularly poking it. Until a blindfold and a clothespin on your nose becomes an acceptable lovemaking costume, homos ain’t gonna change. Neither deadly HIV nor the latest gig, monkeypox, is gonna change them.

    Dropping the soap is so penitentiary and so overrated. But heck, on that note, look how many bought into lockdown (a prison riot term) with no questions asked – just obey!

    • LOL: InnerCynic
  353. @BananaKilt

    When I think of a nuclear exchange I realize their targets are all democrat run shitholes where immigrants and minorities are focused.

    It will certainly reset things demographically and might free my people.

  354. @Anon

    Correctomundo Anon.

    The millennials et al are waiting for their boomer parents to shit the bed.

    That way it can help supplement their underemployment-unemployment via inheritance, trustfunding, drive the old car, get the outdated house, or acquire luxury houses, etc…

  355. @Graham

    I took a programing course over 50 years ago. It was an elective. Unforgiving old timey Fortran which lacked those modern “prompts.” We had home ec girls in there, and I saw no big difference between their abilities to write and run successful programs compared to those of the honor students in the very mathy science curriculum.

    logic, taken alone, is somewhat like salesmanship – some have it, some don’t no matter how smartee one is. It’s like being a good parent.

    50 years later everybody who sits in a cubicle calls themself a “programmer” of some sort, including my retarded neighbor. There are numerous degrees of logic input required in “programming” so I noticed. Kinda goes with my observation that everybody these days calls themself a “professional” even the guy that drives the truck that picks up my garbage can and dumps it into his truck while he sits behind the wheel and pushes buttons or levers (lets face it – I wouldn’t know which button to push).

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  356. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Real World

    As more millennials are realizing, many of these parents are likely narcissists who want their kids to stay dependent upon them. It’s basically an epidemic among the boomer generation. Basically, they’ll try to “trap” their own kids into staying dependent on them and living with them. They can in turn guilt trip them about this and blame the victim, essentially. In any case, this is another angle that isn’t discussed.

    Basically, it’s shocking, but boomers often want their kids to be poor and dysfunctional.

    https://ragingfemale.com/generational-narcissistic-abuse/

    The whole concept of needing to “cut the umbilical cord” for adults will hopefully die out with the boomers. It’s a weird neurosis that largely stems from boomer narcissism. Other cultures don’t have an issue with generations relating to each other while helping each other out. I think boomers, the worse parents and worst human beings imaginable, basically project whenever they discuss younger generations. They couldn’t imagine not trying to screw over and take advantage of their parents, so they wrongfully can’t imagine that not everyone was as shitty as they are.

  357. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    “From their …generation Z parents!”

    That’s one boomer with a little too much lead poisoning.

    Generational theft, by the generation of sociopaths, is simply a feature of modern day America. Millennials can’t accumulate wealth or easily buy a home because it was all stolen by the boomers. The country was ruined by the boomers, period.

    • Agree: Gary Sudder
  358. TTSSYF says:
    @Anon

    I know one thing for sure. I’m glad I never had children like all of you hateful people, and I plan to leave all of my wealth (which is considerable) to an animal protection agency. Suck on that, you hateful would-be Boomer murderers.

  359. @Anon

    I know you are a gay Millennial Gen Y or Zoomer but I am beginning to think you are some Asian incel as well.

    You probably are not even American & are some Asian living in a high-rise with your mother so why you would give a shite about the USA or comment on a country you never went is typical of your moronic generation of porn-addicted incel helicopter children.

    The most pitiful thing about Gen Y & Z like yourself is how the MEDIA FORMS YOUR FOOLISH PERCEPTIONS.

    At least Gen X is skeptical of everything.

    The LA Riots of 1992 were a WAR BETWEEN BLACK HOOD RATS & KOREAN SHOPKEEPERS after Latasha Harlins was shot by Soon Ja Do the Korean woman who was found not guilty.

    Rodney King was a secondary factor.

    Go back to “fapping” to you internet porn with the rest of your valueless Millennial & Gen Y incel generation & blaming Boomers for living at home when you are 28 y/o.

    Organized drug dealing in the USA was always a ghetto affair run by blacks & the importers were always Latinos & today they are Mexicans. Now the Mexican cartels are vertically integrating the drug distribution so the blacks are getting forced out.

    You were not even alive in the 80’s & 90’s & you are probably not a white American so I do not even know why you would bother to comment.

    You were too young to be aware of the “Three Strikes Law” & as I said you are not probably not writing from the USA anyhow.

    As a final aside the attempts by you homosexual helicopter child Gen YZ Millennials to sound masculine with comments like “old wife” is particularly pitiful.

    The reason that nobody will hire your generation is that you are [email protected]@ts.

    • Agree: Gary Sudder
  360. TTSSYF says:
    @Anon

    Thank God I never had children. No, I’ll spend my considerable savings on myself and buy precious metals with my SS…and any wealth remaining I will leave to an animal protection agency.

    I’m glad I lived when I did. I had the best this country had to offer, and I did my best to prevent it from becoming what it is. But you people are so hateful that I no longer care what you’re inheriting or how hard I tried to prevent it.

    And quit indulging that childish fantasy of killing your Boomer parents with a pillow. It ain’t happening…at least, not with this Boomer. I can only hope that your children treat you the same, you hateful things.

  361. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @TTSSYF

    So you’ll disinherit your heirs because of mean things people said about boomers on the Internet? You’re just proving all the criticisms of boomers correct. And you’re not fooling anyone, you were never going to leave anything to anyone younger than you anyways. It’s just not who you are.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @TTSSYF
  362. …A Few Final Words From A Gen X

    Tell me Gen YZ Millennial Zoomers how it feels that Millennial Zoomer women are all a bunch of internet porn star sluts who love the BBC & post themselves doing anal & BJ’s online? Your generation of women are all exhibitionist bisexual amateur porn stars who love degrading themselves on cheap cell phone cameras & then posting it on the internet.

    Tell me, how does that feel for Gen Y Z Millennial Zoomers that your generation of girls are such sluts.

    Millennials & Zoomers are stoned [email protected] with stupid tattoos & this is why people do not hire them. It is not Boomers.

    Gen YZ are wimpy helicopter children raised by single mothers who have live at home. They are all homos so nobody wants to hire them.

    Nobody will hire you because you are whiggers.

    You have nothing better to do than go out & join BLM hoodrats setting dumpsters on fire at gas stations.

    Your late Boomer Yuppie homo helicopter parents voted for an alcoholic bum named George Bush who trashed the world with stupid wars.

    Nobody will hire Millennials & Zoomers because you homosexual over-tattooed whiggers & the women are all cock-inhaling sluts.

    • Replies: @Anon
  363. Anon[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @jeff stryker

    Jeff Stryker drops us a FINAL comment before he checks himself in to rehab for the third time in two years!

    Millennial women are far less slutty than Gen X women were, and have way fewer sexual partners. The age of interracial with black males peaked in the 1990s and 2000s and mostly involved Gen X females, as did the the practice of celebrity women dating black men (Björk, Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian are from your generation). You’ve revealed your own psychological dilmma with this post.

  364. @TTSSYF

    Beware of accumulating too much gold. Remember what happened to Crassus.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  365. TTSSYF says:
    @Anonymous

    Actually, I plan to leave whatever assets I have to my younger relatives, provided they are respectful and don’t direct any hateful rhetoric toward my generation. If they can’t control themselves and I hear talk of the “day of the pillow”, etc., as too many haters here can’t keep from repeating, they will get nothing.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  366. Anonymous[193] • Disclaimer says:
    @TTSSYF

    Ok, boomer

    But in all seriousness, our kids won’t ever treat us the same, simply because we aren’t baby boomers, and we don’t have the sickening sociopathy and utter lack of introspection nearly all boomers have. We won’t have to worry about them joking about the “day of the pillow” or needing to disinherit them for making jokes about us either.

    • Agree: Swaytonious
  367. Anonymous[193] • Disclaimer says:
    @TTSSYF

    You’re obviously taking this too personally. But it’s typical of boomers to think that absolutely everything revolves around them.

    If you’re a (relatively) good boomer and wish to be part of the solution, no one’s stopping you. You can speak out against the massive generation theft the boomers perpetrated, and against the lies constantly spewed against millennials. No generations has been more betrayed, lied about, and gaslit.

    But generally, the few truly good boomers know how absolutely horrible the rest of their generation is, and are the first to call the rest of them out.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  368. @TTSSYF

    Thanks you boomer selfishness, those animals will probably end up as food.

    • Agree: Gary Sudder
    • Disagree: TTSSYF
  369. @TTSSYF

    What is there to like about the boomers? You destroyed western civilization. Your will be damned.. long after the last boomer has been smothered in their retirement home by the minimum wage immigrant they imported, history books will use you as a lesson for a thousand years as proof it only takes one self centered egotistical generation of sociopaths to betray and bring down the greatest country the world had ever seen.. and there is nothing you can do to stop us. Ok Boomer will resound through the centuries as a cautionary watchword.

    You may be better off than most boomers, but understand that those who aren’t are going to see social security cut off.. none of these third worlders you betrayed younger generations with when you imported them are going to have any interest in paying for old white people to be comfortable in their sunset years.. hell, you might even see the Healthcare cut off.. just long enough for the boomers to die off so billions can be saved and put to better use than helping the most ungrateful POS cohort of people ever to be born. No one will shed a tear for you anywhere in the world.. because you deserve it!

  370. @megabar

    Being a minority is a choice. They can always move to where there is more of them. The majority owes them nothing.

  371. @scout

    I’m a late xer in a decent place, own a home, work a skilled high paying job.. but even I see the future. We’re already shut out of the political system. Rage against the dying of the night and all, but the only way out of this situation boomers have placed us in will require the death of half the US population, bloodshed not seen since the bolshevik revoluton.. more bloodshed infact.

    We don’t gave the stones for that anymore. Any other course of action will fail. Our throats have already been cut.. its just now to wait for the uncompensated shock to overcome us.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  372. @Carlton Meyer

    Easy solution and consequences be damned. Levy a %500 property tax on all non primary domiciled homes. Level a %5000 property tax on all corporate owned homes.

  373. @Beagle

    We got skipped over. The boomers refused to give up power.. now they are ushering it to millennials who they warped into their mirror.. (not all, but the woke)

  374. @AceDeuce

    If that ever happened. (spoiler alert: it won’t) you and your kind are in for a very rude awakening

    .

    We don’t have to do anything.. all that diversity you imported has no interest in their dollars going to support old white people. Once they take over the country we won’t have to lift a finger to end the boomers.. its what you call Karma coming to kick your ass.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  375. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    One solution is for everyone to unite in solidarity against the boomers. Whenever feasible, boycott them, shun them, do everything possible to harm their interests. Oppose any new pandemic lockdowns or anti-pandemic measures, because they only prolong the lives of boomers. Then at the first opportunity, implement a boomer tax and vote away their assets, cancel their social security. Us millennials will have to tax them specifically to pay for what they stole from us.

    • Agree: Swaytonious
  376. TTSSYF says:
    @Anonymous

    Why do you think I accumulated as much wealth as I did? Because I don’t want to depend on SS. In fact, I would be glad to receive no more in SS than I put in..

    You guys really have no idea how much of a non-Boomer I am and how I have voted against Boomer nonsense my entire life. I can’t help the year I was born in, and I’m only one person so there’s only so much I can do. I don’t blame you for your anger at Boomers but you really need to look at yourselves with all the silly nonsense your generations are foisting on the country.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  377. Atle says:
    @anyone with a brain

    Actually, children do raise themselves, at least in a sense. Recent research increasingly says that the greatest influence to make us who we become is genetic; not parents, not schools, not socioeconomic status, none of that shit. If you want a smart kid, start with smart parents. If you want a decent, well-run society, start with an intelligent, well meaning citizenry.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  378. @Dumbo

    One thing that we can blame on the boomers without question or hesitation is the sexual revolution and that destroyed the white race.

  379. AceDeuce says:
    @Swaytonious

    all that diversity you imported

    Once they take over the country we won’t have to lift a finger to end the boomers.

    1. Son, I’ve been fighting against “importing diversity” for close to 50 years-legal and illegal immigration. I did what I could. And you blame me?

    Are you responsible for the invaders who have crossed the border this year? If not, why not?

    And why blame those of us who were against it then (and now)?

    You “won’t have to lift a finger”? Well, sounds like it’s right up your alley. You fat suburban incels haven’t lifted a finger so far-why start now?

    I can take care of myself. If/when the takeover you seem so jazzed about happens, you’ll be an early casualty, so you won’t see what happens next.

    Talk about Karma. You kids are destined to live a popcorn fart of a life, and you’re mostly so insufferable that I don’t care. If the brown sludge doesn’t put you in your place, I just might.

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  380. AceDeuce says:
    @Swaytonious

    Rage against the dying of the night

    Hey, Numbnuts, “light”, FFS, not “night”. Thomas wrote: “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

    You pretentious micropenis clown. That sums you up. You kids remind me of blacks–other losers who have a need to blame some other group for their own failures and shortcomings. Your little fap fantasies won’t ever come to fruition. Own it, Cornholio. Shake those noodle arms in impotent rage. LOL

    • Replies: @Swaytonious
  381. @Atle

    What do you do with the less genetically gifted, if they are unsalvagable? I can guess.

  382. @TTSSYF

    I’d guess you did it through theft or chicanery. As all fortunes are made. ‘Behind every fortune lies a crime’, and an arrogant criminal.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  383. @TTSSYF

    I thank God you had no children, too. A thoroughly deserved genetic dead-end.

    • Thanks: TTSSYF
  384. TTSSYF says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Now you’re just being silly. A “fortune” gained from “theft or chicanery” for having diverted money from income into a 401(k) over 30+ years, something the government expressly encourages people to do? Of course, it now worth about 25% less than what I put into it, thanks to the geniuses running this country who thought dumping \$6 trillion in freshly printed dollars to save us from a “pandemic” with a 98+ survival rate, on top of an already unpayable national debt of over \$20 trillion, was a good idea. I suppose hearing that makes you and the other Boomer haters happy…schadenfreude and all of those petty emotions.

  385. @Anon

    The scamdemic indeed forced an over valuation of properties. That’s not something one could have anticipated… a global organized clusterfuck of manipulation. My old west Texas house, built in the 60s, was sold for 123k back in 2008… bought by my late parents back in 1976 for 35k. I have no idea what it’s “worth” today but having driven by it recently it certainly hasn’t been taken care of. That alone is a stake through my heart. The house I presently live in was initially built in 2006 for the low 200s and now is “valued” at half a million! What’s changed? A flood of Californians into the area. An area I escaped to in order to avoid the very people who are crawling all over the place! What to do? Sell? Go where now? Because everything is sky high it would be suicide. All I can do now is pay things off as fast as possible and ride out the storm. If I did sell I’d probably move back overseas and never return.

  386. @WhoaWaitaMinute

    Professional? I thought the worn out expression was “technician”?

  387. @TTSSYF

    If it’s a USian “animal protection society” most of the money you intend to ‘donate’ will go to administration, lawyers, bored (intentional) members, and other things NOT directly related to animal care.

    Most multi millionaires and billionaires are from hand me down \$, bamboozling others, trustfundings, and fkg over others–that’s the USian way! Forget the Horatio Alger myths.

    Your ‘401k’ scam..another privatized game to enrich corporations.. It’s because most US empire’s corporations do not provide pensions to its’ subjects. No employment real rights. Very “exceptional” place.

    To do that retirement thing, you must put some of your own \$ in a schlockmarket and pray. Roll the dice.

    Good luck Amigo/Amiga on the sinking ship. Keep dreamin, keep believin’ . They need you.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Corrupt
  388. @TTSSYF

    It’s amazing how one can be demonized and on top of that be robbed for doing the frugal thing. It’s as though that old expression “let no good deed go unpunished” were the law of the land.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  389. TTSSYF says:
    @Gary Sudder

    You have no idea which organization I plan to donate money to, but thank you for the unsolicited advice, no doubt made in entirely good faith.

    Here’s reality: Pensions went away a very long time ago for my profession, and they aren’t coming back for just about anyone, so a 401(k) or IRA is the only option. If you think my 401(k) is a “scam” to “enrich corporations” — well, you’re really having to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find things to criticize. Should I not have taken advantage of what my company offered and instead spent every dime I earned, relying only on SS in my retirement years? I can only imagine what you Boomer haters would say if that were my situation now. Be glad I saved what I did and that I buy precious metals with my SS. At least, someone will benefit from it when the dollar tanks.

  390. @AceDeuce

    The difference is the will have to engage in violence.. you never will nor do you have the stones.. I served two years in Iraq out of a 10 year military career. I own a nice home and make a six figure salary. I overcame what you people did to my country, probably because my boomer parents died when I was young so their pathologies didn’t transfer.

    I watched, as a child in the 80s, my mother inherit a half million dollars.. let’s just say that by the time I was 13 they had absolutely nothing to show for it. They blew it on themselves. I’m not jealous about it.. except proper planning with it could have meant a much easier and less sad end for them.

    Anyway, I saw everything wrong with the boomers in my parents. Being a late baby for then, I wish I had realized their lifestyle would kill them while I was still young.

    So anyway, my generation and younger will have to pick up a rifle and fight for our lives.. and that is a step way beyond the pale for boomer slime and their cock worship of the state.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  391. @AceDeuce

    Oh damn.. imagine that. Someone quoting a poem they learned 30 years ago from memory getting a word wrong.

    You’re affinity for disgust references tell me you’re a jew.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  392. Corrupt says:
    @Gary Sudder

    “Most multi millionaires and billionaires are from hand me down \$”

    No, you are totally wrong (or lying). 80% of millionaires in the US are self made.

    • Replies: @Gary Sudder
    , @Anonymous
  393. TTSSYF says:
    @Swaytonious

    So let’s see…your Boomer parents were irresponsible and spent all of their inheritance on things that sent them to an early grave (and deprived you of any inheritance) and for which you don’t admire them, yet, at the same time, your contemporaries (possibly you as well — I lost track of the hateful responses) posting comments to this article can’t restrain themselves from heaping hate on Boomers like me who didn’t inherit anything but instead built wealth by saving a significant portion of our income for 30+ years.

    I guess the take-away in all of this is to not even try to have any kind of reasoned, rational discussion with any of the post-Boomer generation, even anonymously in these types of exchanges. You’re too busy hating to be bothered with it.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  394. AceDeuce says:
    @Swaytonious

    You’re affinity for disgust references tell me you’re a jew.

    So, you predictably have an excuse for misquoting a well-known poem. Even if you are too stupid to properly remember it, that line makes no sense as you wrote it. A dash of critical thinking would have set you straight, but I guess you poor dears don’t have any.

    P.S. You could have looked it up on the Internet that we Boomers invented for your ungrateful asses.

    So who do blame in the above excerpt from your post, in which you display even more basic ignorance? It’s “Your”, not “You’re”. What a knob.

    No, I’m not a jew. Strike 3!

    So your parents were nitwits (there’s a mystery solved… ) and you blame all Boomers. Wow. Pathetic.

    Here’s a hint, Sport. I never spent a minute of my life–especially my youth–worrying about, or bitching about, or comparing my life to that of my parents. I never heard them whining or bitching about them vs. how their own parents had it in life.

    You want to know how I had it in life?-and how my parents had it? And their parents?

    Hard. Fking hard. They were equal to it and so am I, so we survived and prevailed.

    That’s how it is for everybody throughout time. Put down the Cheetos and Nintendo and start taking responsibility for your own life, and no one else’s

    Run your own race, dingus. Live YOUR life. Act like a freaking grown ass man for once.

  395. TIDE POD Questions From A Gen X

    1) BOOMERS RETIRE, GEN X DO NOT

    So Boomers retire now at 75. So what? I am a middle Gen X in my late 40’s & we will work another 20, 30 years.

    Gen X are grittier/tougher than Gen YZ Tidepod idiots, were less naive, we have a harder work ethic, we have college degrees & no debts…

    We are not leaving the workplace. So what difference does it make that Boomers leave?

    2) TIDEPOD GEN YZ ARE USELESS ANYHOW

    Who would hire them? They are like big children.

    They have lived at home their entire lives.

    They are single children of single mothers & are gay effeminate wimps compared to the gritty tough Gen X skeptical cynics so why would employers use them?

    3) WHY DO “TIDEPODS” CARE SO MUCH FOR IDENTITY POLITICS OR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WHEN THE ECONOMY IS SO TERRIBLE?

    Why do they care about BS issues like BLM or identity politics or political correctness when they are 35 y/o & live at home as angry incels?

    4) THEY ALL “FAP” TO PORN AT WORK SO WHY DOES SOMEONE WANT A PORN ADDICT

    Gen YZ are incel masturbators & porn addicts who have never gotten sex & are obsessed with porn & taking stupid pictures of themselves.

    So why would anyone want to hire these retarded big children in adult bodies?

    5) WHY ARE GEN X FUNCTIONING?

    Why are Gen YZ angry at Boomers but Gen X are functioning? Why isn’t college debt affecting Gen X?

  396. @TTSSYF

    The stock market is a rigged casino, where the insiders pilfer pennies from the plebs. Occasionally it melts down, often after a ‘crack-up boom’ to wrest those last few dimes from the rubes, but generally the big parasites know it is coming, arrange a date, and get out first. I assume you are merely a small parasite, so I guess you’re going to be wiped out. It will do you a power of good. You are altogether too smugly arrogant for your own good.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  397. TTSSYF says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    As anyone who knows me personally or professionally would attest, I’m neither smug nor arrogant and, yes, I know the stock market is rigged against small investors such as myself. You liken me to a “pleb” and a “rube” who’s going to have my few dimes “wrested” from me, then do a 180, refer to me as a “parasite” (albeit a small one), and gloat at the prospect of my 30+ years of deferred income being wiped out (unlikely as much of it is in a money market account). I think you’re the smug and arrogant one, with no interest in communicating or having any kind of reasoned dialogue but instead just wanting to sling insults. Like so many commenting here, you seem to enjoy marinating in hate.

  398. @Corrupt

    Completely wrong. That’s USian propaganda.

    • Replies: @Corrupt
  399. Ronehjr says:
    @TTSSYF

    You could have just written “I am a selfish asshole” and the message would have been the same.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Anonymous
  400. TTSSYF says:
    @Ronehjr

    Regarding you and the other mindless Boomer-haters, I don’t doubt that for a minute.

  401. Bill9999 says:
    @scout

    Very noteworthy post….thankyou Edion2…We have a big problem… public officials do not allow proper transparency & don’t prosecute themselves for their malfeasance/crimes…totally crooked MSM not only protects this ie “The System” it most always ignores evil/corruption that creates billions for crooks.. …but it’s worse, MSM misinforms, distracts & divides too…”Bread & Circuses” …MSM could make Epstein look like a Saint in a few days…the likes of Rupert & “the mafia” you refer to can run an utterly false front page storey smearing a Pres or a PM as a workplace “sex predator” & put a shill in top job in just a few days…they do this stuff all the time & the gutless “meal ticket” Politicians are basically all covering for they “pay”…..why not? if they don’t a replacement for them will be found pretty fast…..the problem is too many fools believe MSM lies …& that they can’t DO anything to make things better. Sekll they can & they better act now. So here we are, the Rothschilds & The Rockerfellers & their ilk/Mafia are still murdering, deceiving & thieving their way to “World Domination” …but this time they are going for Dig. track & trace, & cashless controls (READ PERMISSION to travel & spend by Big Bro/ie THEM) of every single person (..& they are faceless unaccountable folks & “Public Private “partnerships” who will never be prosecuted for anything). It is the very definition of corruption. They are doing it apace. On other side ATM we still have good information coming through the internet & access to “the truth” & word of mouth is powerful…so talk to all…spread good debate & hold out to all that ANY LAW that circumvents our inalienable rights as noted in the “Universal Dec of Human Rights” is VOID.

  402. Bill9999 says:

    Very noteworthy post….thankyou Edion2…We have a big problem… public officials do not allow propper transparency & don’t prosecute themselves for their malfeasance/crimes…totally crooked MSM not only protects this ie “The System” it most always ignores evil/corruption that creates billions for crooks.. …but it’s worse, MSM misinforms, distracts & divides too…”Bread & Circuses” …MSM could make Epstein look like a Saint in a few days…the likes of Rupert & “the mafia” you refer to can run an utterly false front page storey smearing a Pres or a PM as a workplace “sex predator” & put a shill in top job in just a few days…they do this stuff all the time & the gutless “meal ticket” Politicians are basically all covering for they “pay”…..why not? if they don’t a replacement for them will be found pretty fast…..the problem is too many fools believe MSM lies …& that they can’t DO anything to make things better. Sekll they can & they better act now. So here we are, the Rothschilds & The Rockerfellers & their ilk/Mafia are still murdering, deceiving & thieving their way to “World Domination” …but this time they are going for Dig. track & trace, & cashless controls (READ PERMISSION to travel & spend by Big Bro/ie THEM) of every single person (..& they are faceless unaccountable folks & “Public Private “partnerships” who will never be prosecuted for anything). It is the very definition of corruption. They are doing it apace. On other side ATM we still have good information coming through the internet & access to “the truth” & word of mouth is powerful…so talk to all…spread good debate & hold out to all that ANY LAW that circumvents our inalienable rights as noted in the “Universal Dec of Human Rights” is VOID.

  403. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corrupt

    Can you cite your source? Even when they’re “self-made” people like Bezos and Bill Gates typically always come from a wealthy or upper middle class background, and had luck as well as every advantage that would help them succeed.

    • Replies: @Corrupt
  404. Anonymous[259] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ronehjr

    She shows one very real reason why boomers love the current status quo. Aside from their mere privilege and comfort their money brings, they love to be able to use their wealth as a power trip over others. Baby boomers typically love the financial power they have over (comparatively) poor young people. This is a very real reason why they don’t want student loan forgiveness, affordable housing, or anything that helps solve the generational wealth gap between boomers and young people.

    I would advise relatives of power-hungry boomers not to let them have their power trip. Just assume they’ll do anything to avoid leaving an inheritance, but will want their relatives to think otherwise just so they can use being cut out of their will as a threat.

    • Agree: Gary Sudder
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  405. TTSSYF says:
    @Anonymous

    Guess you didn’t read any of my earlier posts, or, if you did, then, as Ronehjr said, I might as well have saved time and just written, “I am a selfish asshole” as that’s all you BDS sufferers seem to hear. I would be tempted to conclude that reading comprehension is not a strong suit with the post-Boomer generations, except that that hasn’t been my experience on the job. Most of the people at my company are about 45 years old or younger. They seem to be doing very well, earning good incomes, buying homes, having children, and, I would assume, taking advantage of the 401(k) so they can build personal wealth. Maybe it’s because they had Boomer parents who paid for their college and/or maybe they were smart enough to get a college degree in something marketable so they could pay back their loans. I don’t doubt that some hide their contempt for my generation, but they would not be unique in that regard. Name me a time in history when young people didn’t have some sort of resentment toward older people, and vice versa.

  406. @Corrupt

    The US empire “sources” are typical for a WASP audience. Drivel. Pablum at best.

    The “news” stories are typical US empire corporate propaganda for the middle and upper middles classes to make them strive for something in their empty “lives.”

    The get rich, or die trying story to appease the working class dolts who all want that ship of gold coming in?

    What’s next Horatio Alger mythologies by the corporate state? Or working hard nonsense?

    It was a failed empire of grifters, hucksters, and hu\$tlers. Bamboozling is the name of the game. The best way to get the dough is by being linked in. Cronyism, neponomics. Having a wealthy family member set ya up. Social mobility–have the “right” last name Amiga/Amigo.

  407. Corrupt says:
    @Anonymous

    “Can you cite your source? ”

    I gave you a bunch of links. Feel free to do your own additional search.

    “people like Bezos and Bill Gates typically always”

    “typically always”?

    Seriously, there’s a reason you haven’t been successful.

    “come from a wealthy or upper middle class background, and had luck as well as every advantage that would help them succeed.”

    Yes, good schools, good study habits, good work ethics, determination and luck all play a part, although they don’t always encompass “every advantage”. Who said they didn’t?

  408. denk says:
    @YesYesCircle

    The Chinese don’t belong in the US…period

    Dont be too sure…

    There’ve been numerous reports of Chinese footprint in AriZONA, California, Mexico…

    British amateur historian Gavin Menzies turns the story of the Europeans’ discovery of America on its ear with a startling idea: Chinese sailors beat Christopher Columbus to the Americas by more than 70 years

    Petroglyphs found across North America have suggested that ancient Chinese explorers made contact with Native Americans. Yaoliang Song, a professor at the East China Normal University in Shanghai who has studied petroglyphs as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, recently announced that he supports the interpretation that the petroglyphs are of ancient Chinese origin.

    John A. Ruskamp Jr., Ed.D., has led the research on the petroglyphs over the past few years, enlisting the help of experts such as David N. Keightley, Ph.D., who is considered by many to be the leading analyst in America of early Chinese oracle-bone writings.

    Tip of an iceberg…

    JUl 22
    DNA sequencing of ancient fossil in Yunan China suggest Chinese origin of Native Americans.

    For the first time, researchers successfully sequenced the genome of ancient human fossils from the Late Pleistocene in southern China. The data, published July 14 in the journal Current Biology, suggests that the mysterious hominin belonged to an extinct maternal branch of modern humans that might have contributed to the origin of Native Americans.

    https://phys.org/news/2022-07-dna-ancient-population-southern-china.html

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/expert-chinese-petroglyphs-supports-theory-ancient-chinese-made-it-america-020882

    https://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/chinese-beat-columbus.htm

  409. @Commentator Mike

    Joggers,rappers,Dindus. They’ll screw ANYTHING.

  410. Anonymous[244] • Disclaimer says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Yes, but the boomers were the ones who gave us radical, man-hating feminism. As well as served as the vanguard that produced the toxic social, economic, and cultural climate that created this entire mess.

    Its the generation that destroyed the American family, along with the American dream. The whole boomer issue is a case of sociopathic treachery and intergenerational theft, not a side-by-step, superficial comparison of generations.

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