A Community of Misfits...I l Like It.
Over the last day or so we've been arguing over which generation sucks more. But reading this particular comment from Pluto's Republic got me to thinking....
You will never pass for a Boomer, no matter how hard you try.
You're nothing like them. You would never fit in. So why try to identify as one?
We don't have any Boomers at c99. Not a single one. You can find plenty of them in DC.
Boomer is not an age. It's the distillation of an attitude of a culture that develops when people are raised together and experience the same events, and even intermarry, while their brains are still forming. They end up with a recognizable consensus of reinforced attitudes, forged by the times they live through.
There are always misfits in each generation. We have a lot of those here.
And I don't really fit into my generation of Millennials because I don't waste my time arguing over which marginalized group supposedly ruined Star Wars or Star Trek more. I didn't waste my time drinking myself stupid as a teenager in the late 90s and early 2000s and I never really got in anywhere as far as the tech industry goes despite my best efforts.
I was never really taken with the Libertarian Ron Paul and Austrian School craze that swept the interwebz in the run up to the 2008 election. I ended up voting for Ralph Nader that year and would do it again. And last year I refused to trade values for electability leading to my banishment from OrangeState.
So I guess right now the biggest challenge we face is overcoming bullshit divides egged on by the capitalist class. I know I've been guilty of engaging in the bullshit more than a few times and I do wish it would stop. Identities are bullshit. Let's all be misfits instead.