John wrote:> Something on Gen-X dishonesty, destructiveness and
> self-destructiveness would be more effective.
Hintergrund wrote:> If some Xers are dishonest, they probably learned from the elder
> generations. Like those "Artists" who virtue-signal how unjust the
> world is, without ever thinking of creating true generational
> justice (they're experts, they know how the machine works, but
> they know even better how their bread is buttered). Or those
> "Prophets" who act as if they were always right, even and
> especially when they're wrong. Like the spoiled narcissists they
> are. (All those Boomer demonstrations, signature lists, sit-ins
> and other *-ins... just like spoiled kids who want someone else to
> clean up the mess, even if it's their mess.)
> If the Xers destructive, they're just returning what they were
> given from the older ones. Kick a nice dog every day? Don't be
> surprised if he bites back one day.
> Self-destructive? Yes, that's a real problem. In that regard,
> they're like those poor kids who blame themselves for the broken
> marriage of their parents. Even if they have no reason to do
> so. It's stated like that even in "The 4th Turning" - they blame
> themselves for the world going down the drain just in the moment
> they came into it.
I don't disagree with most of what you've written, but sit-ins had
absolutely nothing to do with it.
Feminists and the liberal media portrayed all men as evil,
misogynists, women-hating, abusive, testosterone-driven, batterers,
rapists, harassers, sexually exploitive, tyrannical, while women are
natural, nurturing, consensus-building, healing, intuitive, and so
In the 1970s-90s, feminists and liberal media strongly encouraged
mothers to dump the fathers and collect child support. They were
encouraged to collect as much child support as possible by making
false accusations about battering, making false accusations of child
abuse, doing everything possible to prevent the father from seeing his
children, so that the mother could collect more child support.
The result was that many children, like yourself, had no fathers
except for a string of men in their mothers' beds. From a statistical
point of view, by far most physical child abuse (beatings, etc.) are
perpetrated by the mother, even when you account for more time spent
with the children. Most sexual child abuse is perpetrated by mothers'
boyfriends, although social workers always made sure to blame the real
father, even if he never saw the kids. Drinking and drugs are common
among single mothers and their boyfriends, which often leaves the
children at the mercy of a pair of abusers. The safest place for a
child of divorce is with his biological father and his second
So you say you learned dishonesty from the older generation? I agree.
Your mother would go into court and lie, accusing your father of
battering and abuse, and she would always win. Feminists encouraged
mothers to lie to everyone, especially in court, and that's where you
learned to be dishonest.
Children from your generation learned very well from the way that your
mothers lied to screw over your fathers. That's why children from
your generation got masters degrees in financial engineering in the
90s, and then used it in the 2000s to knowingly create fraudulent
synthetic mortgage-backed securities. They thought they were
defrauding their evil fathers, but instead they created the financial
crisis that left millions of people bankrupt and homeless.
Everything I've written here is well-documented and well-sourced in my
book, "Fraternizing with the Enemy," based on enormous amount of
research. Most of what you read or hear in the media, from either the
left or the right, about gender issues is total, absolute, incoherent
garbage. (The same is true of economic issues, incidentally.) Since
my book is totally fact-based, with everything carefully sourced,
reading it might help you understand what you're going through, and
might put in perspective whatever life experience you've had that
you're reacting to.
My book is available for free as a PDF file from my download page:http://generationaldynamics.com/download