Ok, a little secret for you. There is profit in division, especially for the media and politicians, they need division and fear to generate ad revenue and donations. So, they have people working for them that find ways to keep people divided. Liberal vs conservative is losing its impact because nobody knows what the hell a liberal or a conservative is anymore. So, the new conflict term du jour is between the generations. boomer vs millennial apparently the major point of contention. Side note, ha;pf of the people I see sharing this stuff don’t even know what generation they are in, which is amusing, butthurt by proxy I imagine.
Not that it is easy to keep track, when I was little my Dad and I were both considered baby boomers, years later I’m 20 days too young to be a boomer and Dad is 5 months too old, sorry Pop, you don’t get a generation I guess.
Baby Boomers: Baby boomers were born between 1944 and 1964. They’re current between 55-75 years old (76 million in U.S.)
Gen X: Gen X was born between 1965 – 1979 and are currently between 40-54 years old (82 million people in U.S.)
Gen Y: Gen Y, or Millennials, were born between 1980 and 1994. They are currently between 25-39 years old.
Gen Y.1 = 25-29 years old (31 million people in U.S.)
Gen Y.2 = 29-39 (42 million people in U.S.)
Gen Z: Gen Z is the newest generation to be named and were born between 1995 and 2015. They are currently between 4-24 years old (nearly 74 million in U.S.)
So, now, I’m Gen X. Guess what. Don’t mean squat and it never has.
So, TLDR: Every time you click on an article bashing gen this or that, every time you share articles bitching about some generation or another, you’re generating ad revenue for people exploiting the urge that many have to be outraged about something that distracts from the things that the media and the politicians don’t want you to be outraged about.
To put it bluntly, they are capitalizing on a refinement of the phenomena called the Useful Idiot: useful idiot is a derogatory term for a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending the cause’s goals, and who is cynically used by the cause’s leaders.
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