Baby Boomers may well be the ‘luckiest generation in all of history,’ but now they are disgruntled about the possibility that they may have some misfortune.
This has been noted by a huge rise in letters of complaint being written, protesting that ‘it is unfair that such a perfect run should be put at risk.’
Baby Boomers are considered by many to have it better than any generation of both the past and future. Lucy Palmore, Professor of History at Geneva University explains that ‘there has been no other generation like it.’
‘They missed both World War One and Two. Received free education, high pensions, cheap housing, and have seen their assets grow at amazing rates. On top of this, given their age, they are unlikely to have to deal with the worst aspects of climate change or the concerns over resources in the world.’
‘So it is understandable that they would be a bit peeved that they could have this jeopardized.’
The unprecedented influx of letters to local MPs, talk radio and newspapers comments sections comes as international tensions mount and ‘more concerning’ predictions come over climate change.
One letter, written by Dennis Gwinn of Hertfordshire, explains clearly.
‘Everything was supposed to be set. The bad bits of Climate Change was supposed to be at least twenty years in the future, and we were told that we would only be getting into fights with people who couldn’t fight back. Now we are told that Climate Change is happening right now and that we are facing all these security issues.’
‘It is an outrage! I have paid tax all my life to ensure that big problems wouldn’t have to be dealt with by my generation. How can we afford to fix this problem, is what I want to know? Because I am not paying for it out of my pension! And there isn’t much left to take away from the future generations. It’s an absolute outrage!’
The upset from the Baby Boomers has only intensified the divide between generations. With a list of grievances from younger generations including housing, healthcare, higher education, climate change and wages; the younger generations have had enough.
‘They just thought they could cream it all and then just die and leave us with the mess,’ Chris Lowe, head of the Generation XYZ Group told RP. ‘This is why we have been campaigning so hard to make sure that we get more life saving drugs – to ensure the fuckers can’t go anywhere!’’
The debate continues.