The Baby Boomers took it for granted that democracy and the good times would continue in America and we took our eyes off politics and economics.
But, those who blame Baby Boomers for the current mess that America and Europe are in are not being fair. I think we are still alive and around so we get the blame. However, in 1980 when Reagan was elected I was in my mid 30s. The 2 older generations were in their mid 30s to mid 50s and their mid 50s to mid 70s. The way I see it they were 2 out of 3 voters and in positions of leadership in 1980. So, it isn't fair to blame those who were only in their mid teen to mid 30s for letting it get started.
Besides that only some Baby Boomers sold out for the money the rich would give them. About half never sold out. Attacking every member of a generation for the errors of half of them is "Generationist", to coin a term. This is the same as attacking all the members of a race or a religion because some big chunk of them are seen as bad people. It is insulting to a Progressive Baby Boomer to be blamed for things that were out of our control.
OTOH, Pres. Bill Clinton did sell out America for the PAC money. I'll not go into detail but NAFTA, ending welfare as we know it, and the crime bill are just some of the ways he smashed the workers of America. Pres. Obama was not any better. Most Dem pols have not been any better.
There are studies I've seen that say that only the top 20% of earners have any say in what the US Gov. does. That the opinions of the bottom 80% are ignored by everyone in Washington, well almost everyone. That Washington doesn't give a sh*t about what is good for the bottom 80%, and for sure the bottom 50% of earners.
Progressives need to follow the recent example of the people of Puerto Rico and get out into the streets of America to convince the Dem Party that if they don't change now that they are going to suffer. I'm convinced that time has about run out. That the 2 min. warning has been given, that if we don't take control from Trump, the Repuds, and the sell out Dems in 2020 that civilization will come to an end by 2040. That the snowball is about to start rolling down the snow covered hill. That if it gets started there will be no stopping it later. It is now or never.!
I have been saying that 'the sh*t would hit the fan for civilization in 2030 plus or minus 20 years for 50 years now, since 1972. I have convinced almost nobody. The message is too scary and the required changes are to big or most people to believe. It has been easier to assume that I was wrong. Well, the 1st of the sh*t has hit the fan now.!! More and more will hit that fan as time goes on.
MMTers say that we can borrow the cash to fund a Green New Deal. To refuse to believe this while you do believe the ACC is going to be very, very bad in just a few years IS STUPID. Who gives a sh*t if we can't pay it back someday if that someday is after we *ALL* have died from ACC?
"Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end, we'd sing and dance forever and a day." . . . Well, they have ended and soon it will get even worse.