“This Boomer Isn’t Going to Apologize”, proclaimed a Wall Street Journal article written by economist Stephen Moore a few weeks ago. Responding to a series of apologies offered by baby boomers for the mess they had made of the world, Moore contends that maybe his generation wasn’t really so bad. After all they did give the world Apple, won the Cold War, boosted life expectancy and cut pollution.
“I can say first-hand that if boomer parents have anything for which to be sorry it’s for rearing a generation of pampered kids who’ve been chauffeured around to soccer leagues since they were 6,” he says defiantly. Moore continues by expanding on the selfish attitudes of the current young generations, while pointing out the advances of his own.
Well, I agree that this young generation is selfish. We had very good teachers. Somehow Stephen Moore seems to think that bad parenting is an insignificant little fault, something to be easily dismissed with a wave of a hand.
MercatorNet publishes work by talented authors such as Denyse O’Leary, Margaret Somerville and Barbara Kay. (I’ve featured all of those writers before!) They are focused on social and family policy. I linked to one of their recent posts about the plight of young men in today’s feminized society.
I have added her blog to my blogroll in the “Christian Living” category.