Being a talk show host which narrow casts to Boomers, (“Boomers Rock”), and older Gen xrs I have been reluctant, (actually in listening to neo-conservative talk radio staying away from) the topic of the OWS (Occupy Wall Street) movement.
That position is about to change, like right this second.
I have had several people comment on this movement to me, I have watched in horror the Oakland news casts, reminding me of the Los Angeles Rodney King riots which I witnessed up close and personal, and thought oh no this is really a shame.
However, when I see a young woman the next day on the NBC news bemoaning the actions of a few and cleaning up the mess herself, criticizing those trouble makers and anarchists who think burning and assaulting police is ok, I start to rethink the whole plight.
When I have people I really respect tell me to check the OWS movement out a little more closely, well, I did and guess what this boomer has something I want to share.
I think the OWS movement is Right ON!
When I see on the Internet a headline like this one I want to set some records straight, check this out-
Forum Post: Forget About the 1960’s Boomer Losers!! They’re the “System” That’s Screwing Everyone – The Boomers Are Hypocrites, Traitors, Race Traitors, Prescription Dope Heads Now Instead Of Illegal Dope Heads
Now let this boomer set you straight-
The majority of the boomers are really good people are part of the OWS 99%, and let me tell you having your retirement stolen, your pocket picked and your future disenfranchised gives boomers the right to be included in this movement. I talk constantly on the need to forget about entitlement programs, to keep physically fit, to work that second and third career because what I am all about is the QOL, (quality of life). That boomers cannot depend on the government to follow through on their obligations, that the system is a mess and we have to take care of ourselves, and our families ourselves.
Handouts and entitlement programs are a trap and unsustainable!
Frankly being pimped by the system is no fun, having worked for multiple decades, just raising a family and putting our children through school, to find out that all that cash you have invested in your 401k or 403b just went up in smoke, that property values are in the tank and underwater, does not bode well for the vast majority of boomers. To be labeled as the problem is completely ridiculous, however I want to say that our work ethic and ability to lead out of this quagmire is really the opportunity of a lifetime, millennials and Gen Y you need us, and we need them as well, it’s called “the collective good”, but we need to step up and recognize that through this adversity is a golden opportunity.
The key is stepping up and helping out, the key is to build the team, build the crusade that is “Boomers Rock” into the movement that will enable and empower us to lead and dispel the mindset that the whole mess is the fault of boomers, nonsense!
Getting kissed while having your pocket picked is not much fun. Putting trust in a system that sells you down the river sucks. The formula is something like this-
Bad policy+ Corruption + greed + theft= Getting bent over!
And now on top of it all are ideas that we boomers are the problem, well again I say through adversity grows opportunity!
Time to step up and build the movement, we got pimped, so fricking what, crying about it does’nt do squat.
Let’s be leaders and join the movement, or start our own, if we have to, it’s called the “Boomers Rock” movement, time to step up baby!
Tom Matt host’s “Boomers Rock” on the all fitness network FTNS (http://ftns.co//) heard nightly 6-7pm est where he talks motivation, fitness, QOL, entrepreneurship, nutrition and any other topic related to the boomer generation. His slogan of “Get UP, Get Out, Keep Rocking, Life Starts at 50” keeps people listneing and learning, because it is all about the conduit of good information!
He welcomes any and all responses to firstname.lastname@example.org