It’s ironic. By vanquishing the Axis Powers the “Greatest Generation” proved that it was…well, America’s Greatest Generation. And yet it literally sowed the seeds of America’s destruction.
You’re probably glaring at that “literally”. Don’t. Literal abuse is wrong. And the WWII winners literally sowed the seeds of destruction.
Fact #1: Nuclear infernos ended World War II but raised fears of genetic mutations.
Fact #2: “Baby Boomers” were Earth’s first post-nuclear offspring.
Of course not. “Boomers” are evil mutants. As a radiation professional I am an expert at spotting bio-aberrations. So, trust me: Baby Boomers are monsters.
Though all are inhuman, not all “BBs” are evil. Probably millions aren’t. Well…thousands, anyway. And nothing is more impressive than a “Tea Party” Baby Boomer. Freedom and individuality are alien to their very nature, yet still they are forces for good. Superman is a great guy, but you don’t get more heroic than the big fella:
And Tea Party Boomers become even more impressive when you consider the B.B. superpower. Obviously Boomers have a power, even non-aberrations can possess one. For example, mine is the power of Dispassionate Thought. Instapundit can Monitor the Internet in Real-Time, and Jonah Goldberg possesses Canine Telepathy. (Just to be clear, his mental rapport is with dogs, not teeth.)
And the Baby Boomer superpower?
The BBs are an alien Hive Mind. Each looks like a person, but is merely one cell in an aggregate super-organism that can reach almost-human levels of cognition.
“But shouldn’t that hive mind be smarter than a Neanderthal,” you wonder? That’s human bias. The B.B. Collective traded intellect in exchange for unity of purpose and numerical superiority. Look where it is today. Does it seem unsuccessful to you? In fact, it would be the perfect survivor if it wasn’t killing its host.
But…the BBs are killing their host. They can’t help it. The command of “MORE!” is written in their genes. The BB collective would be effectively immortal if it could restrain itself. But instead of absorbing just enough people and resources for sustenance, it grows without restraint.
That why we’re screwed. But it’s also why freedom-loving Baby Boomers are so amazing. They’re nothing but sloughed-off bits of a cancerous collective, and yet they became people anyway. Better people than most humans, in fact.
Maybe they and their offspring will be the phoenix after civilization’s ashes settle…
…and if the Baby Boomers themselves do not survive.