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Generation X: Now is the Time!

Why we stopped loving and started just keeping away from each other

Dear Everyone older than 35 and younger than 55:

You lived through the Cold War, we lived with Nuclear Annihilation hanging over us every single day of the week. We watched movies about our neighbours being blown to atoms. We were forced to tolerate Motown via the Whitest movies ever composed.

We survived AIDS. Something that seemed to be so frighteningly omnipresent (thanks to the Murdoch papers) that we thought twice about using public toilets, phones and shared eating spaces. Hugs seemed like taking a risk. All that backwards fear was for something.

This is it; the thing Generation X was made for, bleak, cigarette ash-stained, lost and solitary. Put on some Cure and revel in it, the future we were promised has arrived! #GenXfuture

For those of us in the Dust

“I’m sick of how people have totally distorted what this is,” Colter had said a day before the vote. “For guys on the team, it’s no longer about having a voice. They’re not going to vote yes because they don’t want to tarnish their relationship with the school. I’ve heard concerns from the guys like we won’t get jobs, alumni won’t donate, coach Fitz might leave. None of that has to do with having a voice. It’s become about a fear. It’s saddening because that’s not what it’s about. There’s been so many variables added to the puzzle that shouldn’t be.”

Deadspin: Kain Colter’s Union Battle Cost Him More Than He Ever Expected

I’ve lived through 10 recessions (or at least it feels like that) periods where speculators and money people go into panics and just tank the economy and the rest of the world, the people that buy things and make things and shift the dust around are left holding the bag.  Over and over again.  In the 80s when our Parents and Grandparents were getting on in age and had spent 30 years getting comfortable and being able to afford things like College and 2 Cars and so on the party came to an end for “Those of us in the Dust” as it were.

The Speculators were firmly in control again, the lessons from the 30s (the easy money, the universal speculation) had faded, the people who lived through that era were old, our Parents and Grandparents had been born in the Post World War 2 era boom that was never, ever going to end.  Right?

Who needed Unions and Labor organizations?  They were just keeping people from making as much money as possible; as much as they were worth.  If you were worth more, why rely on a Union full of lazy, corrupt people to take care of what you could easily do o your own; right?

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That’s you Projecting…

Angry and practically anonymous

Think of it from the Mill Street owners’ perspective. You can continue working your butt off to hopefully make a living, or you can take a big fat cheque and run. If you were in that situation, what would you do?

I love that a small business owner created a great product and reap the rewards of selling his brand. That’s the whole purpose of starting a small business: so you can one day sell it and retire.

HugoTriptoph 1 hour ago

The student loan thing is interesting.

I’m 43 and have been working at a high paying job for 19 years. I have large amounts of money saved up. ($300,000 ish)

So, I guess I could quit my job so I have zero income, get some student loans, and then putter around keeping my income below $25,000 until I retire with a great CPP plan that they’re going to create.

This is what Canadians voted for. Free ride off the backs of others.

Oh, and I’ll legally smoke weed the whole time, I guess. He promised, right?

EvanOttawa 38 minutes ago

The problem is: too many students go to university to party and delay working for 4 years, without any thought about building the prerequisites for a career. Then when they can’t get a job they blame “the system” instead of their lack of foresight. And now we want to reward those who waste their university education?

BA Campbell

Canada wasn’t in a hole to begin with, anymore than the middle class was being left behind, but a strong, vibrant country with a stable economy. Too bad Trudeau chose to lie, fear monger and speak half-truths to get elected, and now is showing his arrogance in suggesting that this country only now has a chance to be great, just because he and the liberals have been chosen to run the government of this country. Expect to see more of this arrogance and credit taking in the near future.

Clifford Noseworthy ·

I wonder if she well still fell this way when her daughters have been gang raped by “refugees” and nothing well be done by the cops and the legal system for fear of been label a racist.

 

That is just you Projecting

Read the comments section on any website and you’ll eventually come to someone telling us about the future and what other people’s motives are.  This is fine, we all do it:  we look at someone else and say “I bet they like to smell their own farts” or something to that effect.  Perhaps not about their farts.  Let’s put anything about the anus behind us and say that we speculate about the intents and habits of others, sometimes to be complementary “I bet you leave thank-you cards for the Refuse collectors!” to the insulting “I wouldn’t trust you to sit straight on the toilet”

Sometimes, though we look at someone else and say “given free reign, that asshole would run roughshod over the future of every man, woman and child in [ your country here] ”

Concentration Camps.  They have built concentration camps.  

Look at you.  Look at you.  

Put more simply, you can tell a lot about someone’s politics from the parties they throw. For a lot of the men on this floating shindig, indeed, for a certain strain of libertarian-shading-to-far-right thinker, freedom simply means freedom from consequences.

Being a woman in blockchain,” she says, “is like riding a bicycle. Except the bicycle is on fire. And everything is on fire. And you are going to hell.