The Great Boomer Plague

Adam Piggott is less than impressed by the irony of Boomers appealing to the younger generations they previously aborted, scorned, and ignored:

I am stunned at the amount of gall required to write that society is treating the Boomers as medically expendable, this the generation that pushed and advocated for abortion on demand, also known as baby murdering. The Boomers have had it their own way for their entire lives. But this virus couldn’t have come at a worse time for them. They react in outraged horror at the very idea that medical help in this crisis will be reserved for people under 65, when they themselves are the over 65s who will be left out. How can this possibly be happening? It wasn’t supposed to be like this. They are the anointed ones, the Woodstock-worshiping free love sex kittens without a care in the world, baby, hot damn, and it’s all gonna be groovy, man, except the grooviness has to be paid sometime and we may as well make it at your expense.

As always, it’s always about the Boomers. They demand the continuation of the free ride at the expense of everyone else which they have been enjoying their entire lives. The gravy train cannot be allowed to end, no matter what the circumstances. Oh the horror that somewhere a Boomer might be inconvenienced to the benefit of someone from an earlier generation.

Now, I would recommend medical triage and treating the at-risk over-65s last on purely logical, medical, and utilitarian grounds. It’s obvious that they will consume more medical resources to less avail than any other group. But the fact that doing the right thing upsets and outrages so many Boomers is not only entirely typical, it is also more than a little amusing.

Just as we salute and offer our respects to the aged victims of the virus who understand that they have already lived their lives and decline treatment in favor of it going to their younger counterparts, we should mercilessly mock those elderly who refuse to accept that their day is done and insist on clinging to the idea that they are as important to society as those upon whom the future depends.

The even greater irony here is that it is the Boomers who are apparently some of the worst culprits when it comes to refusing to stay at home. Every generation expects the youth to be foolish, stupid, and convinced of their own immortality, but Generation X may be the first generation to have learned to expect it of their elders.

UPDATE: An observation from Boomerville:

A firsthand account from Boomerville. Here in Florida, ground-zero for Boomerville, the Boomers are out in swarms. I briefly had to go out yesterday, and they’re everywhere, walking around, for no reason at all. Looking in empty shop windows, strolling down the beach, etc. It’s almost outrageous to see them acting so carefree.