The reason that the Gen-X culture is so toxic is not because people
commit crimes -- that always happens -- but because Gen-X regulators
refuse to investigate the crimes and send people to jail.
I'll point once again to the really dramatic difference between the
Boomer culture and the Gen-X culture. There were thousands of
criminal referrals in the 1980s savings and loan crisis, when Boomers
were the regulators, but there have been ZERO criminal referrals in
the current crisis, which is much bigger. This is a huge difference
in culture, and you can see it in the MF Global situation where
Corzine is going to plead ignorance, and his Gen-X subordinates are
not going to be investigated. It's grossly disgusting, and it's how
the Gen-X culture works, and makes sure that NOBODY goes to jail,
Boomers OR Gen-Xers.
John wrote:Here's something that I wrote to someone in 2007, in response
to an e-mail message very much in the same spirit
as your comment:
"I'm sorry that I hurt your feelings, but what you and other Gen-Xers
don't understand is that, as bad as Boomers are, Gen-Xers are
worse. You think you'll be cleaning up after our mistakes, but you'll
actually be making one huge blunder after another. Motivated by fury
and anger at Boomers for doing nothing, you'll rush in to "do
something", and the things you do will be disastrous -- lead to world
war, lead to financial disaster. Your generation's utter contempt for
everything that came before you, and your recklessly eager willingness
to destroy it, will backfire on you and lead you to desperation and
self-destruction. We're already seeing that with the disastrous
results of the "financial engineering" that was implemented by Xers
under the nose of Boomers. If you even survive the next 10 years,
you'll come out of it bitter and angry. And it won't be the Boomers
who'll be blamed or remembered for these disasters. You'll be blamed."
"There is no torture and no cunning trick,
There is no force that can compel my speech. ...
So let [Zeus] hurl his blazing thunderbolt,
And with the white wings of snow,
With lightning and with earthquake,
Confound the reeling world.
None of this will bend my will. ...
Seek to persuade the sea wave not to break.
You will persuade me no more easily."
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