Oh, dear, dear Baby Boomer, thank you so much for the backhanded apology for the current state of affairs in the country and the world that your generation has so generously handed to us. I agree that things did not go the way that your generation had intended but there is no one to blame but you.
The shortcoming of your generation to weed out systemic injustice and bigotry is direct result of complacency and an allowance for it to continue. This is the same type of blame and burden that you put on my generation later in your letter. Your delightful appeal for the Millennial Generation to “do the right thing” in this election is quite comical and downright naïve.
I know many in your generation still possess a large trust toward government as you maintain the belief that the President we are about to choose has the power to effect any positive change throughout the country. This is the same government that has yet to provide the lasting changes to the problems you outline including racism, class warfare, social injustice, and endless war. You claim that you thought your generation was going to change the world, but even if you did, the government that you chose was not interested in listening to the people’s voices.
The same can be said about today. Our voting for the President, regardless of who wins, will ultimately not affect real change around the nation. Racism, social injustice, and making the rich out to be bad people will all continue to exist. The President; one part of three very distinct branches of government will not bring about the needed change. Let’s not forget that there is always an exorbitant amount of money made in wars via the military industrial complex. An institution that has continued to grow since President Eisenhower ushered the first warning about it. Our vote will not get the government to submit to the will of the people as intended.