Today on Facebook someone replied to a comment that I made, “Shut the fuck up, BOOMER” I found it to be amusing. I had remarked that the trolls trashing Scott Adams new book in the comments were proof of the correctness of his book. The person who wrote that didn’t understand the irony that he has just proven my comment to be true with his comment. You have to read the book to get that. Obviously he didn’t. Such is the internet.
I’m a boomer and I do care about the next generations (my children and grandchildren, etc.) and most boomers probably do also. We just have less faith in the propaganda that is being feed to us all since we have a longer history of finding out we’d been lied to. As Scott Adams wrote in the book, “Being absolutely right and being spectacularly wrong feel exactly the same.” We all, young and old, think we are right and anyone who doesn’t agree with us is wrong. A serious and destructive flaw in humans. None of us are as logical as we think we are.
We are all influenced by our experiences. The young have faith in consensus science (sic) where the old have experienced watching consensus science be wrong, time and time again, so we have less faith in it. We also remember all the times we were wrong when we were young, but tend to forget the times we are wrong while old. But when science was right we found solutions. The media’s business model is peddling fear and business is good. It makes them money and makes fools of us all.