There’s hope for baby boomers


In Brian Greenspun’s July 15 column, “Boomers to blame for the mess we’re in,” he correctly points out that his generation “has spent a lifetime of trying to do the right thing that all too often has turned out to be the wrong thing,” and says it’s time for young people to take charge, that baby boomers should “find something else to do on Nov. 6.”

As a fellow baby boomer, I agree. We have been on watch during such scandals as Enron and mortgage fraud, and the worst scandal of all — the election of President Donald Trump, a pathological liar, racist, misogynist, xenophobic climate change denier.

What other generation elected someone who colluded with Russia, denied it, then recently met privately with Russia’s president and sided with him over U.S. intelligence agencies that have determined that Russia interference in our elections?

At the same time, I’m optimistic that baby boomers will experience a Peter Finch moment, as in the movie “Network,” and shout out “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.”

Remember the words from Dylan Thomas’ famous poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

It’s never too late, and I for one will not go gentle into the night with the likes of Trump. I implore my fellow baby boomers to do the same.

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