I for one am ashamed at the greed and selfishness being laid at our generation’s feet. No, not by a long shot do we all bear responsibility, but our generation (Baby Boomer AND Generation X… both grew up with a Tiger in their Tank with gasoline being in the $0.25-0.50/ gallon) and sported the muscle cars and pickups that drank gas like an alcoholic drinks wine.
Still, the real blame lies with the same bunch that has created society’s problems forever due to to their insatiable addiction to money and selfish power they hold over those who have no wealth but think someday they will. If you haven’t guessed yet that would be the rich (aka as “elites”, “rich filth”, etc.) Exxon (Humble Oil, lol) knew forty years ago their products were causing climate change. But rather than be responsible corporate citizens (the biggest oxymoron of all…responsible corporate citizens) their executives basically chose eventual death for life on Earth over personal self enrichment. They didn’t even think about the welfare of their own children or grandchildren. Wealth was more important to them personally than the lives of their own offspring. Sorry, I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around that much selfishness and greed. Lee Raymond, the CEO of Exxon when the Exxon Valdez ran aground and broke up pouring millions of gallons of crude oil over the Inuit Indian’s historical fishing grounds said he would rather bankrupt Exxon with court costs rather than see the native fishermen, who depended on those contaminated fishing grounds get “one red cent” in damage payments.
Yeah, I drove my ‘69 Chevelle SS 396 which got maybe five mpg. but after the OPEC Embargo of 1973 I traded that muscle car in for an little Opel GT then finally a Harley that got 50 mpg. There is no excuse for greed or selfishness to the extent that it harms other. Perhaps we Boomer May bear a tad more than our fair share but the Greatest Generation was the generation that really cashed in on the post WWII economic boom accompanied by FDR’s New Deal. The bottom line though is the elites, not any generation that bear responsibility for the dire straits we now find ourselves in. Just like a person addicted to heroin will do anything they can to avoid the sickness of withdrawal from heroin so will a rich man to anything they can to avoid losing the power and status money gives them over other people. A heroin addict feels comfortable though just having enough to get by. A rich man can never have enough power or money for his sickness to control and manipulate others though.