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Desc:Ten more years to go before the worst generation begins to die off en masse
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Tags:white people, trump, Baby boomers, 2016, worst generation
Submitted:Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Date:12/23/16
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Boxhead
Need context.

If they had actually cut in line, you would have internal seething from me the likes of which even God has never seen.
Born in the RSR
From the YT description:



"This Hispanic lady was purchasing items and the transaction was almost complete, then her friend brings up some shirts to be added to her purchase instead of getting in line. And this lady went off..."

StanleyPain
Yeah, cuz if they HAD cut in line, then it totally would make a fucking racist flip-out of epic proportions totally reasonable.

Boxhead
Well, at least now I know what a Breitbart comment thread come to life looks like.

Nominal
I would have thought the recent election finally dispelled any notion that things will get better once boomers die off.
Potrod
I bet the boomers were saying the same thing about whatever generation they hated in the '60s.

Monkey Napoleon
Yeah. There are a staggering number of videos out there featuring young people harassing some retail worker over feeling entitled to dictate the terms of their transaction.

What makes them possibly worse than some saucy old lady getting uppity is that with younger people they filmed and posted *themselves* being rude jackasses, lacking any kind of self awareness or shame.

Accidie
It looks like the lack of futures provided for the younger generation has let then hold more extreme views well into their voting careers, not to mention the technology offering fake news and social bubbles leaving you unchallenged. I think moderates and "the system" are the first casualties. We'll all see where it goes from there.

Maggot Brain
The two generations are very different. Boomers are over privileged from the time America was the only functioning economy immediately after WW2 and most millennials are permafried from High School/College.

Mark Twain once proposed that it's murder, right now the line, through the generation. I'd say it's shit right down line.

Cena_mark
Fortunately for us the poor decisions of the boomers has reduced their life expectancy.

Xenocide
Trump's primary demographic - old white xenophobic working class boomers - also has one of the lowest life expectancies in the country, and they just elected a guy who's going to take away their health care.

But I fully expect them to make like North Carolina Republicans and ruin democracy for everyone on the way out.

magnesium
Yeah, most of the 'alt-right' are under 35. At this rate, I'm not super hopeful.

RockBolt
http://imgur.com/GNvd6

15th
"Get to the back of the line and be somebody."
Maggot Brain
My favorite Molly Hatchet lyric.

Enjoy
OJ Simpson may have violently murdered two people but Mark Fuhrman said something racist so he should be the guilty one.
kingarthur
Intergenerational conflicts are often bullshit media angles that amount to nothing. There's more similarities across generations than within them.

That said, this lady is an asshole.
kingarthur
All my grandparents come from other countries and in both my parents' homes, languages other than English were routinely spoken. I honestly do not get the white Protestant reaction to immigrants in this country.

bawbag
Fear of 'the other' defines WASPy types more than practically any other characteristic but the English-only movement has been bubbling away for decades, since Roosevelt even.

"We cannot tolerate any attempt to oppose or supplant the language and culture that has come down to us through the builders of the Republic with the language and culture of any European country. The greatness of this country depends on the swift assimilation of the aliens she welcomes to her shores. Any force which attempts to retard that assimilative process is a force hostile to the highest interests of our country." - Teddy hisself.

Then in '95 there was the the Language of Government Act, which although it was eventually shot down definitely brought more of the english-only rhetoric back to the fore.

Nominal
God I hate what the term has become, but "privilege" is a definite problem with boomers that negatively affects everyone who came after them.

They wonder what everyone is complaining about, assuming that the same opportunities they were given (a generation that enjoyed the most prosperous period in history for workers, students, and public infrastructure) apply to all future generations, even though they've supported the strip mining of everything that made those opportunities possible.

Bort
I don't see it quite the generational issue most people do. More like, white people are so bent on making sure black people can't "steal" from them in the form of government programs, they're willing to deny their own children the opportunities that were given to them.

As Obama put it not long ago:

"I’m careful not to attribute any particular resistance or slight or opposition to race. But what I do believe is that if somebody didn’t have a problem with their daddy being employed by the federal government, and didn’t have a problem with the Tennessee Valley Authority electrifying certain communities, and didn’t have a problem with the interstate highway system being built, and didn’t have a problem with the GI Bill, and didn’t have a problem with the [Federal Housing Administration] subsidizing the suburbanization of America, and that all helped you build wealth and create a middle class — and then suddenly as soon as African Americans or Latinos are interested in availing themselves of those same mechanisms as ladders into the middle class, you now have a violent opposition to them — then I think you at least have to ask yourself the question of how consistent you are, and what’s different, and what’s changed."

Bort
Side note, let's not forget how much racial inequality was baked into the New Deal:

http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/02/04/9-ways-franklin-d-roose velts-new-deal-purposely-excluded-blacks-people/

It's tempting to demonize FDR for allowing the New Deal to help further entrench racial inequality, but that also seems to have been the price for gaining vital support from Southern Democrats. The New Deal was arguably necessary, and most white folks can point back to it as an economic blessing, but it was very much a devil's bargain.

For as much as TARP is demonized by the Left, the worst that can be said of it (while remaining factually accurate) is that we wish its scope were larger, while the New Deal actively harmed blacks to help whites.

Nominal
but you see we have to give the south MORE votes because otherwise California and New York would declare martial law and enslave the saintly red states!

That guy
"racist person is racist" without anything else of interest to it is a local event

not newsworthy
not poeworthy
That guy
same reason I downvote petty, uninteresting evil/stupidity when it's brown people

Binro the Heretic
Even though it would wreck my view of the universe, I almost wish Jesus would have manifested in a brilliant golden light, shouted "SHUT...THE FUCK...UP!" at the old woman then dematerialized.
M-DEEM
If you can let a few youtube videos sway your opinion that much about a single demographic you may want to avoid searching knockout game.
RedRust
So, what is the proper reaction to someone cutting in line? Stand there in silence with a tight lip, allowing the blood pressure to soar? Or should it be a verbal reprimand, possibly non PC to instill a conditioned response to the line-cutter that line cutting is wrong?
Bort
No, a racist tirade is not the proper response. Do I even need to explain why?

M-DEEM
Depends. What color are you and what color are they?

RedRust
Perhaps a racist tirade isn't the proper response, but she had level 9000 anger at that moment...

Bort
That's fine; she got mad and revealed what was lurking inside her.

She was a piece of shit long before this video.

bawbag
A loud tutting, followed closely by a HUFFFFFF then the minding of your own business. Might only apply in the UK.

Binro the Heretic
Well, this wasn't a case of line-cutting, so the old biddy should have kept her hateful trap shut.

However, if you're asking what to do if someone tries to cut in line in front of you, you politely let them know where the line ends. Sometimes, honest mistakes happen and most people will beg your pardon and go back to the end.

Sometimes, an asshole will deliberately cut in front of you. If there are more people behind you, they will definitely be on your side and tell the asshole to get back there. It's usually enough to get the asshole to wait their turn. Sometimes, you can involve the cashier or whoever and they will make the offender go back to the end of the line. Again, this is most effective if there are people in line behind you who can back you up.

Sometimes, though, you'll get some asshole who outright sneers at you and your attempt to get them to act like a decent human being. People like that have come to believe that only the fiercest little piggy gets to suck at the teat of plenty and anyone who isn't a selfish asshole doesn't deserve respect. These are the same people who voted for Trump and, unfortunately, their stolen victory has emboldened them so you're going to see a lot more of their bullshit antics.

In those times, you have to weigh whether it's worth it to expend energy trying to remove them from the line or just waiting a few extra minutes. Either choice is bad. Both confirm their belief that life rewards aggressors. In the end, it's probably best to just let it slide. They're like the selfish fuck who grabs all the good stuff from the office party buffet table or the shithead who cuts you off in traffic. They'll never be punished by the universe, but you can take small comfort knowing there are probably a lot of people who hate them and wish ill will upon them.

Sometimes, you can trick them. Start coughing into your hand, making sure enough air passes between your fingers to ruffle their hair. When they inevitably give you a shitty look, apologize sincerely and explain you've been coughing up green and brown chunks for days then cough right on them, pretending you couldn't get your hand to your mouth in time to cover it. Don't count on that one working often, though.

bawbag
In Scotland line-skipping is pretty much always called out. 'Haw, back eh the line fucksakes' 'that lassie wiz first' and disapproving glares from everybody.

RedRust
"Sometimes, an asshole will deliberately cut in front of you. If there are more people behind you, they will definitely be on your side and tell the asshole to get back there. It's usually enough to get the asshole to wait their turn. Sometimes, you can involve the cashier or whoever and they will make the offender go back to the end of the line. Again, this is most effective if there are people in line behind you who can back you up."

This method appears to be the best.

M-DEEM
Jesus christ binro how many times has this happened to you and where do you live, assholeistan?

Binro the Heretic
Close. I live in Florida, land of the entitled old fart.

I once had an old guy T-bone my shopping cart to knock it aside so he could get his groceries rung up ahead of me. The cashier looked at me questioningly and I just gave her a "go ahead" wave. If he had been forced to stand behind me, he would have bitched and moaned the whole time and I wasn't in a mood to hear it. Best to let assholes get as far away from you as possible as quickly as possible.

After he'd finished his transaction and was leaving, he turned to me and said, "It's okay, I'm not mad at you."

chumbucket
I bow to your superior level of tolerance.

The Mothership
What bawbag said. I love Scottish que culture. I have seen knives drawn in Scottish queues.

dairyqueenlatifah
Generation Z is going to start dying off in ten years? Holy shit why?
Quad9Damage
I've always wondered what a poster from TheBlaze looked like.
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