Tuesday, June 04, 2013


So... it appears babyboomers have taken to offing themselves.

"Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.

It was not the life he had envisioned as a young man in the 1960s and ’70s, when “people were more in tune with each other, people were more prone to help each other,” said Turkaly, 63, who owned a camera shop and later worked at Sears. “There was not this big segregation between the poor and the rich. . . . I thought it was going to continue the same, I didn’t think it was going to change.”

Yeah.  That's a shame.  Really it is.  So...  are we reading between the lines here?  Frank, the navel gazing boomer, tried to kill himself because his disability check wasn't bigger.  A man literally living on the charity he forced on others... tried to kill himself... because he didn't steal enough from his children and grandchildren when he could.

So the boomers are killing themselves at an alarming rate eh?

Alarming to whom?

I cannot help but chuckle when I read the babyboomers lament the way society no longer venerates its elderly... but is instead focused on youth.

Tell me boomers... do the words, "Don't trust anyone over 30." and "I hope I die before I get old." mean anything to you?

Tell me professor... do they sound a little familiar?

You made your beds.

Go die in them.


Raggededge said...

When we were growing up, we were poor as church mice. It never even occurred to my parents that we could get "free" lunch at school, WIC, blah blah blah. Now that my parents are 65, they are constantly being harassed to sign up for Medicare. My Dad just laughs at them. Wish there were more like him.

Res Ipsa said...

It's hard to care about the generation that enslaved its greatgrand childern in debt so they could feel good about things.

Nate said...

Not to mention a generation that murdered half of the following one.

Res Ipsa said...


Oh well if the off themselves it saves us having to go Logans Run on them to avoid the mess they made of SSI and Medicare.

WaterBoy said...

From the article:

"It doesn’t help to live in a society that continues to worship the young. “We don’t venerate our elders as some cultures do,” Jobes said."

See? It's all the fault of the X-Y-M'ers, for not having enough respect.

Keep doing what you're doing, 'cuz it's working....


Russ said...

Thanks Nate. That made me smile.