When you say "continue to gain more ability to fuck up the world" is an dumb way to say; technology marches on.
You do not get to say I said something in a dumb way while using incorrect punctuation, son.
Are you a fucking moron? I didn't say smash the machines. I commented on a fact.
Do you think we should artificially limit the advancement of technology as to slow down this ability to fuck up the world?
Did I say that?
Or maybe just maybe, every generation faces different challenges and their ability to overcome those challenges is what defines that generation.
Or maybe just maybe you're trying to discredit my comment by attacking straw men, because you're a stupid douchebag.
Obviously, the "greatest generation" would have been much better off and more respected by bitching about how their parents created WW2 with the Treaty of Versailles and the Great Depression.
And then we dicked around and didn't bother to enter the war even after we knew the holocaust was occurring because we were still profiting from the murder of Jews and the bombing of Hitler's neighbors, to say nothing of actively selling war supplies to the axis. At the end of the war, America was not only sitting on a big pile of Nazi money, but it also had the advantage that everyone else had been bombed a whole bunch, but it hadn't. Suddenly America was in the best position in the industrial world, and it took advantage of it, exporting goods to everyone. Of course, the so-called "greatest generation" also paved the way for the trade agreements that resulted in moving all the production (and thus jobs) to China, exporting the pollution so that America could have gewgaws at the expense of the future.
We all know that "make america great again" means "make america great for spoiled white people again".
Maybe I have it wrong and I should blame all my problems on boomers.
They didn't cause all the problems. They mostly did nothing to fix them, and profited from the sweat of the greatest generation and the took credit for it.
Each generation has a legitimate gripe with the prior generation, which as a rule tries to retard progress for their own comfort. The baby boomers deserve more blame than most, though, as a group. Most of the time the people are no more responsible for what happens in their government than a tree is responsible for what happens deep in the forest. With only the most peripheral influence there, there is little ability to initiate change, at least on the part of the individual.
I don't count our leaders as part of any generation. Wealthy people live in a whole different world.