Boomer on the Loose: A Sad Day

An angry Boomer reflects on the serious stuff 20-somethings have to deal with now: military deaths, a lousy economy, and difficulty getting ahead thru education.

Today there was a sad procession for a 26-year-old young man, Sgt. McPherson, who was killed in Afghanistan.  His casket was driven past the places where he grew up: Los Alamitos High, his middle and elementary schools.  And his last stop:  Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Cypress.

This young man was special to us because my daughter went to school with his wife and sister-in-law.  My daughter knows his two little children. 

With the YEARS of political rhetoric we've endured in the 2012 Presidential campaign, these deaths are rarely mentioned.  In the three debates recently between Obama and Romney, I didn't hear any mention of this ongoing, wasteful war that is taking and ruining the lives of so many.  Millions of dollars and thousands of lives wasted, and it's not even questioned.  WHY NOT?

I think we all know that much of our money is being wasted on bribes and mismanagement in these countries.  Why not just PAY THEM OFF and go home? Why must more young people risk their lives in the military, usually because they can't get a job at home?  

I feel sorry for the kids of the Boomers, the "Echo-Boomers."  So many were scared into running up huge debts to go to college, and now they can't find a decent job because the economy's shot.  For those still trying to finish college, with or without debt, they take forever to graduate because the colleges have cut so many class offerings.

When we Boomers were in our 20's, we felt we were smart enough and powerful enough to change the world, and make great lives for ourselves.  Have we run out of good futures for our kids?

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tiny October 28, 2012 at 05:48 PM
I can't realy figure it. Do you think people want to solve the national problems? There are solutions, but I don't think people feel united or together enough to want solutions.
tiny November 01, 2012 at 03:22 PM
conspiracystuff101: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArIOlxnJ0XA
tiny November 03, 2012 at 07:58 PM
someconspiracyhistory: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmsd_Ky2p_w
tiny November 04, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Sorry, failure to launch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y304Ztyue2U&feature=related


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