A defining hallmark of baby boomers on the left is hubris and an absolute refusal to learn or acknowledge the lessons of history. They know best.
Moral relativism is the cornerstone of most baby boomers. Their theories rest on subjective, personal values instead of concrete scientific definitions.
And they acknowledge no other authority or moral code larger than one's choice.
They have adopted the Rousseauian strategy of emphasis on passion instead of
reason.* And despite the utter failure of the social policies they have
instituted, they persist in believing that they can define their own reality.
My generation never learned this lesson. As Steele writes, "The sixties generation of youth is very likely the first generation in American history to
have won its adolescent rebellion against its elders."
The reason for this: As baby boomers came of age, America had just taken the giant step of acknowledging and apologizing for its history of slavery and
racism. At that moment in time, America had lost its moral authority, hence the
progressive assaults on campuses resulted in defeating the traditional
hierarchy. Heady stuff.
With this victory, my fellow boomers adopted the notion that they were invincible. "Their rite of passage to maturity was cut short and they were
falsely inflated instead of humbled. Uninitiated, they devalue history rather
than find direction in it, and feel entitled to break sharply and recklessly
with the past."
The boomer's adolescent rebellion was validated. They then proceeded to infect every segment of American society with their own, unproven
The media that had historically acted as a watchdog became an enabler for the boomers. The media encouraged and validated the politically correct, utopian
theories that were a result of hubris rather than sound policy. And convinced
millions of unsuspecting Americans along the way.
Our universities not only succumbed, they incorporated and taught as fact the baby boomers' notion of America as an oppressor and capitalism as evil.
Courses in Western Civilization were replaced with women's studies, black
studies and queer theory. Indoctrination replaced debate and group identity
quietly started trumping individual accomplishment as the road to
Fast forward to today. President Obama and our Democrat Congress are the end result of a generation steeped in successful rebellion. They are the
quintessential perpetual adolescents that define the baby boomer generation.
Never having had to pay the price for our freedoms, they are oblivious to its
worth. To Obama and most of his fellow boomers on the left, the Constitution is
a roadblock to their more perfect vision. Instead, they take their cue from Saul
Alinsky's Rules For Radicals.
My generation is now in a position to radically alter America. There is a very good chance that boomers will prevail in their efforts to defeat
capitalism, God and traditional values and instill their own version of 'social
justice.' Despite socialism having failed abjectly in every country it has been
tried, baby boomers like Obama have the arrogance to believe that with them in
charge, it will finally work.
Under the leadership of my fellow baby boomers, there is a very good chance that the America that we all know and love could end up on the ash heap of
history. James Madison gave clear warning in 1788. "There are more instances
of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent
encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden
America is in the process of being conquered from within. By an arrogant and elitist generation more concerned with their own status and power
than with the good of the country. This is my generation. And I'm ashamed to be
one of them.