Mine Enemy Grows Older

"Any man who's not a socialist at twenty, has no heart. Any man who's still a socialist at forty, has no head." -- Winston Churchill (attributed)

"And any man who's one at sixty has *neither*!" -- Skorpion

Posted by Skorpion at October 13, 2011 12:58 PM

I'm memorizing that, Vanderleun. Where are the Philly flash mobs of yester May? We could use a nice brutal flash mob on these folk..oh wait, never mind. Same crowd.

Posted by Jewel at October 13, 2011 1:01 PM

Support democrats, get them out of office and back home now!

Posted by FL-DoubleU at October 13, 2011 1:08 PM

"Support democrats, get them out of office and back home TO OCEANIA now!"

They'll be better there.

Posted by sherlock at October 13, 2011 2:22 PM

Youth is wasted on the old.

Posted by RedCarolina at October 14, 2011 6:38 AM

Not again! I had to live through all all these kinds of useless demonstrations before in the 1960s and simply assumed the protesters were just young and naive. A half century passes. The protesters grew up, aged, and are no longer naive, but have become senile.

Posted by Gloria at October 14, 2011 11:10 AM

I thought these idiots were idiots when I was a teenager in 1970. My opinion of them has not changed in the intervening years.

@Bill Jones, as Gerard noted in the article, these assclowns demand that the US become some socialist Borg Collective (we've seen how well that worked in places like the former Warsaw Pact, Cambodia, Cuba, and North Korea). The Tea Party is essentially 180 degrees out from that, with its emphasis on the individual. Really, the only point of congruence is the belief that Big Business (to include banks, in many cases), is screwing the ordinary folks. But the proposed remedies are diametrically opposed.

Posted by waltj at October 14, 2013 6:26 AM

Most pampered and useless generation ever.

Posted by Richard at October 14, 2013 7:54 AM

Yeah, they're the establishment but think they're fighting the man. Few things are more pathetic.

Posted by Christopher Taylor at October 14, 2013 9:04 AM

There's an old commie who stands on the corner by our county admin building once a week.

He waves a sign that says, "PEACE." I once asked him, "If I attacked you, would you fight back?"

His answer, "Of course."

Then why the Peace sign? Because he wants to show how morally superior he is.

Posted by Jimmy J. at October 14, 2013 9:11 AM

"Any man who's not a socialist at twenty, has no heart. Any man who's still a socialist at forty, has no head."

That may have been true a hundred years ago, but not today after a century of socialist disasters.

Posted by pst314 at October 14, 2013 10:17 AM

More on Gray Laison: http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=348576

Posted by chuck at October 14, 2013 11:29 AM

I'm living in housing for old folks in what is to date the leftiest town in which I've ever lived. These life forms are everywhere, like grubs in humus. The day I moved in, two separate couples in their '70s asked me "What's your sign?"

Without irony.

I used to think that The Invasion of the Body Snatchers was an allegory about yuppies. Now I think it's about Baby Boomers and their older siblings who saw a way to avoid growing up. All of 'em, as I've pointed out before, seem primarily dedicated to getting high school to finally work out right.


Posted by Rob De Witt at October 14, 2013 1:45 PM

I reckon by now they know the words to Kumbaya. What we need is Joan Baez. Oops, is she still alive?

Posted by chasmatic at October 14, 2013 2:32 PM

My anger and hostility against these smug shits is overwhelming at times.

Posted by Grace at October 14, 2013 5:50 PM

Gerard, you bastard! Why do you have to insult the dung beetles? Dung beetles are probably the best way to deal with these old shits.

Posted by edaddy at October 15, 2013 9:00 AM

I've always felt that I was under the ominous shadow of the boomer generation. Born at the tail-end, I missed out on the party but I'm here for the cleanup.

Posted by StephenB at October 15, 2013 11:03 AM

"but noting her address so that I could reserve her a seat in the tumbrils"

You've give her a seat?

Posted by pst314 at November 28, 2014 9:37 AM

Point taken.

Posted by Van der Leun at November 28, 2014 10:24 AM

Whiny, delusional old Boomer pukes. Understand their frozen-in-the-Sixties frames of reference, and you'll get why they're so insane.
To them:
* Every domestic issue is *The Civil Rights Movement*
* Every foreign issue is *Vietnam*
* Every Black leader is MLK
* Every Black male accused of a crime is Tom Robinson
* Every street crazy is Randall P. McMurphy
* And every President is either LBJ (if he's a Democrat) or Nixon (if he's a Republican)

Posted by Skorpion at November 28, 2014 3:55 PM

I am pleased that my work with "tumbrils" did not go unappreciated.

Posted by Van der Leun at November 28, 2014 9:12 PM

Time to get the Joan Baez songs out, dab on some patchouli oil and really make a difference.

Posted by chasmatic at November 28, 2014 11:40 PM

The 'progressive' mindset seems to be some combination of altruism, idealism, self-righteousness, the arrogance of ignorance, and the drive to be recognized as doing and being something worthwhile.
To reject this attitude is to reject oneself, with what one has self-identified. This would be a suicidal act. Easier to hide the great lie of their life by rejecting consideration of opposing evidence.
Thus the need to defend their dead end facing away from the light and going deeper into the tunnel of shadows and shame.

Posted by Howard Nelson at November 29, 2014 3:40 PM

Yes, Howard, denial is not that river in Egypt.
There is nothing quite so sad as an aging hippie.
Libertarians take them in out of pity.

The Democrats convention of 1968 held in Chicago was the pinnacle and singular achievement of the Hippie, Yippie, Abby Hoffman rebel movement.
The Chicago Seven, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner— all had their fifteen minutes of fame.
They later swung over to more conservative positions once they figured out where the money was coming from. Hayden was a CA state senator.

Posted by chasmatic at December 2, 2014 12:07 AM