A Different Generation

Our grandparents faced completely different struggles

Our grandparents generation existed in a world in which an honest days work resulted in a living wage with which a single-income family could support a household, but the hollowing out of the middle class through the cratering of the manufacturing industry and the fake/paper-wealth merchants of Wall St chasing ever-diminishing quarterly returns have resulted in an income inequality that rivals the Middle Ages.

So fuck off outta here with the whole “our grandparents generation” when that same generation had an economic landscape that hasn’t existed since the 1960s, and pretending that it’s a moral failing on the part of the people trying to adapt to an environment they didn’t create and no one seems interested in rectifying. If you think that a stock portfolio whose “value” (that’s based entirely on what someone else will try to give you for it) should be fungible, you’re part of the problem.

And your solutions are likely to be equally laughable, especially when you dress them up in holier-than-thou platitudes with a baseline that assumes other people are bad for figuring out how to survive.

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Dad, husband, game commando, veteran, Army brat, writer, teacher

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