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Forum Post: The X and Y generation a generation of violence

Posted 7 years ago on April 12, 2013, 8:05 p.m. EST by Stormcrow2 (-184)
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That's right - it is the X and Y generation that is the most violent genertation in this country. Who's doing all the killing - it sure as hell isn't the Boomer generation.

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[-] 3 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 7 years ago

You are a bitter, old man with no accurate view of history, society or politics. It must suck to be you.

"Why, back in my day we had our shit together".

Don't you know that that sentiment is so cliche and says more about the well being of the poster than it says about the X or Y generation.

You act as though violence, wars and political activism are new things. You boomers were and are no angels either.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

I am not bitter and I am not an old man - I can wip your ass any time of the day. Now getting back on topic

Lets focus on what I posted instead of "back in my day" I am not talking about what happened 30 years ago I am talking about what's happing today - News alert -

We are in a crisis situation with regard to todays violent society - don't you agree?

I sure as hell don't remember kids being killed in schools by young adults in the past that would make the news like it does today - do you?

Doesn't that tell you that something is wrong with todays "youth" and "violence"?

Or do you want to reminisce of times gone by?

[-] 3 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 7 years ago

Well, to expand on what Notaneoliberal posted, the data does not support your claim.

I believe the increase of media saturation into our daily lives has just made it seem more violent. it's not happening more. You are just hearing about it more than before.

And even if there has been an uptick in violence, I believe it to be attributed to the lack of opportunity in America. So once shit gets back to normal or every one adapts to the new normal, if be, violence will subside like it has been for awhile now.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

I think increased media coverage is a result of more of the violence happening. Drugs and murder go hand in hand - youth violence when it comes to crimes of rape and homicides have also increased.

I know the news media likes to sensationalize to get their ratings up but if it wasn't going to get them better ratings they wouldn't report it.

I haven't looked at the stats of the 60's, 70's or 80's but I will be willing to bet if you compare all the violence stats - rape, homicide, drug violence, etc. there is a dramatic increase.

[-] 1 points by Nader (74) 7 years ago

"I haven't looked at the stats...."

You make rather bold claims for someone who admits they don't actually know what they are talking about.

Here are some actual stats:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10tbl01.xls

Every form of violent crime has decreased, and decreased dramatically, since 1991 - a year in which most generation X'ers were just coming into adolescence and today's youth were just being born.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8708) 7 years ago

Great divide and conquer post. Congrats. I must have taken you chumps months to come up with this.

[-] -2 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Nothing to do with "divide an conquer" but all to do about "facts" and "reality.

We have a problem in this country when it comes to youth violence and it's up to the X and Y generation to get this shit straightened out.

They sure as hell aren't going to listen to a "Boomer" because they dispise them.

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (8708) 7 years ago

No, we all despise you. You better look out, cause we ain't buying your shit anymore.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

That is a crock of shit. It isn't about not listening to Boomers. We have several on this forum. It's about not listening to you because you are a multiple ID fucknut troll.

Here is your waaaambulance!

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

How much do you get paid to post this drivel?

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Don't get paid anything - it's true - all the violence in this country is a result of the youth in this country.

All the school shootings - they weren't done by the Boomers

All the druggies and killings associated with ehm - they weren't done by the boomers.

All the suicides and murders across the country - they weren't done by the boomers

All the violence in this country - it wasn't done by the boomers

Please explain to me where I am wrong - you can't because it's true.

And don't go on a tantrum saying "well years ago this happened and that happened". We are looking at what's going on today - not yesteryears as you would like to use as an excuse.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You're full of shit. How much do you get paid to post this drivel?

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Can't face the facts can you - the X and Y generation are the cause of the violence in the counrtry and the rest society has to pay for it. It's pathetic.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You don't have any facts. That's the problem. It's more Tea-toler paid to post shit.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

I don't need facts, all I have to do is watch the evening news - do you ever watch the local tv news. Probably not for if you did you wouldn't be in denial.

I guess you aren't aware of what happened within the last week with regard to people getting stabbed and shot - educate yourself before you make stupid ass comments.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You need facts. Go back to your leader and tell it you failed. This is what they get for hiring a Craig's List troll.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

I have all the facts I need it's called the news media - are you an idiot - apparently you don't follow the news do you?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Your shit is scripted, puppet.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Nothing scripted about what I post - pure facts - can't deal with that can you - just like the vast majority of your generation - like to become defensive and verbally abusive - typical response

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You are a multiple ID cockroach.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Why don't you come up with something original instead of being the same ol same ol - can't deal with the facts so the tactic is to criticize to divert from the subject matter

How about you providing facts that dispute what I posted instead of acting like a juvenile - then maybe you would have credibility in what you post.

I see no credibility in what you post because you haven't provided any rebuttal to what I posted.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You are another multiple ID cockroach. You don't deserve a rebuttal.

[-] 2 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 7 years ago

Maybe because the boomers are elderly now. They can't chase their victims. And their shaky aim is off.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Maybe it's because the X and Y generation are violent and the Boomers have to protect themselves with firearms.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Or maybe you get paid to post this shit. Pull your head out of your ass, shill.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Pull you head out of your ass - this country is screwed up because of "lack of values" by the x and Y generation and the melinimum generation is not far behind..

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Lack of values? You are a troll. Shut up.

[-] -2 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

That's right lack of values - divorce rate at an all time high, little or no concern about family values, becoming violent when confronted with an issue they can't deal with, dealing in drugs, and don't give a shit about anyone but themselves when the going gets rough.

That's what I call "lack of values".

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You have multiple IDs. You are a paid to post troll. You have no values. You're another Koch whore. Shut up.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

How about staying on point with the subject matter instead of trying to get off topic.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

I am on point. You don't have a case. You're a paid to post shill with multiple IDs that wants to talk about values. You are morally bankrupt. Shuddup.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Here is some more info to educate you should you so desire to read it:

http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/youthviolence/stats_at-a_glance/index.html

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

GROW UP. You are a multiple ID koch whore. You are morally bankrupt. You are a shill.

[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 7 years ago

Can very well be. The question is why? Could it be Milton Friedman "me" economy thinking? Particularly relevant may be what ex-military psychologist ret-col David Grossman is saying in his book "On Killing" and his "killology" website. The younger generation is being indoctrinated with military style training originally used to get soldiers to shoot other people more easily through the use of violent movies and video games. We talk of gun control, but how about controlling the kind of stuff Grossman is talking about? And of course debunking Frieman's stupid economic theories.

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 7 years ago

well, its not like their boomer parents were worth two squirts of piss. there is a reason why the boomers are referred to as the "me generation".

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

The boomers had one thing in mind - to make it better for their children - as a result of that those children (X generation) felt entiteled and they passed that on to their childeren (Y generation).

Today we have an entiteled X and Y generation with no values other then "I want it all and I want it now".

Divorce rate - 50% no investment in family values bailing out when the going gets tough - expecting someone else to do for them what they should be doing for themselves.

No self esteem - no respect for themselves nor respect for others - that's one reason for high school shootings and drug violence. - no concern for others - violence is the name of the game - if they can't deal with it they either bail out or become violent -

Yet the X and Y generation speak of "peace and love" which is contraty to what they actually do - do as I say, not as I do.

Hyprotical and arrogant is how the X and Y generation present themselves. Everything revolves around them - they don't give a shit about anyone else but themselvs.

And that has been proven time and time again. Many of families have been bankrupted because of their drug use and people trying to set them straigh but it doesn't matter to them.

Why in the hell do you think we have a drug problem in this country? It sure as hell isn't because of the Boomers.

Why in the hell do you think we have people getting killed everyday in this country - it sure as hell isn't because of the Boomers.

[-] 3 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 7 years ago

Your supposittion doesn't quite fit well with the facts. Crime rates have varied over time in the United States. American crime rates generally rose after World War II, and peaked between the 1970s and early 1990s. Since the early 1990s, crime has declined in the United States,[5] and current crime rates are approximately the same as those of the 1960s.[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States

[-] -2 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Well then why is it all of a sudden "the most talked about subject" in the country if it is no more important than what has happened in the past?

What changed to make it so? What changed to make it so important that "we need more gun control"?

[-] 3 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago
  1. there's more guns than ever

  2. larger clips

  3. violent culture (movies, games)

  4. what changed is it keeps going into schools. 3000 deaths from gun violence since December.

  5. the parents are messed up to let their youth worship gun culture, and then give access to guns, in the home

    1. Less moms home to supervise the kids, less stable communities.

It does seem to be more young people doing the big shootups, as a generalization. youthful shortsightedness, lack of ability to think rationally

[-] -2 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

The problem is not firearms Its upbringing or being there to be responsible for the child a parent brings into this world..

When you have parents that don't give a damm about their children and want someone else to raise them what can you expect.

And that goes back to what I posted regarding the 50% divorce rate with the X and Y generation

[-] 3 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago

"The problem is not firearms Its upbringing or being there to be responsible for the child a parent brings into this world."

I've seen some of these from two parent homes, but the parents allowed them to collect knives, guns, get in trouble with law, and keep giving them more guns, trying to be their friend, not a parent

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

What you say is true - trying to be their best friend is no way to raise a child. Allowing them to own firearms without keeping aware of what they are doing is wrong.

We have too many people who have children that shouldn't be allowed to.

[-] 3 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago

sounds like you're advocating government intervention

[-] 1 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago

I guess he had to give Rush a call

[-] 2 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 7 years ago

Don't know that I have the definitive answer to that. I think MSM airs whatever is sensational in order to get viewers.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 7 years ago

you are completely in denial but hey like i said there is a reason why the boomers are known as the "me generation".

[-] 0 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 7 years ago

A distortion, generalization, all or nothing thinking. The use of "X" and "Y" is another distortion, a label,

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Yah, keep being in denial - apparently you don't follow the news when it comes to what's going on in this country when it comes to violence, drug use, family values - the list goes on and on.

[-] 0 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 7 years ago

I know about the violence, but I understand the people, and its not their fault. It's corporate medias doing.

If you do not know you are using distortions, you are not going to get your message across. You are dividing people, the elite that run corporate media laugh at this. Accordingly, you get the opposite results from what you are trying for.

And no, I DO NOT WATCH the news, and I don't need to know more about the violence, the drugs, the deterioration of values. I also do not alienate people with stereo typical generalizations and labels.

The news will not tell you directly about the effects of the DUMBING DOWN, it will show you the results without telling you why, so you do not understand, just as you don't, with the hopi reject people that might be your ally.

Chances are, you don't even know your first Constitutional right, or that if 100 years of Americans had not been deprived of it, you would not be posting about these problems.

[-] -1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 7 years ago

Wow this must be a record of replies/minute for a post.

Here's a point. Boomers are responsible for behaviors of the following generations. They set up the board that we have to play on.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Hit a nerve - but you know what - this needs to be brought to the forefront - the X and Y generation will be the next in line to take over this country.

They need to get their shit together for if they don't this country will no longer be great.

It is they who need to take action to make their generation a better generation instead of a generation of "government support".

There are a lot of hard working youth in this country who are trying to get ahead but are constantly being dragged down by those who aren't .

Things aren't for free - if you want something you need to work for it - have goals to become successful.

I love talking to young adults about their future and encourage them to have goals if they are to succede. It has always worked for me whatever endevour I undertook and it will work for them

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You are a fucking multiple ID cockroach.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Your replies are an example of what I am talking about - can't deal with what you disagree with so you become "agitated" and respond accordingly.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

No, your constant multiple IDs are complete and utter hypocrisy, You have no values. You are morally bankrupt. You're a cockroach.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

So you say I have "multiple ID's". If that's the case then tell me what other ID's have I had - provide names and I will respond accordingly.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

I don't owe you shit, cockroach.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Well then why are you making those comments? If you aren't going to back up what you say - then don't make such comments - it makes you look really dumb.

As I stated if you can provide me with names I will tell you if it was once my ID - I have nothing to hide - not like most people on this site.

[-] 0 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 7 years ago

That's the dumbest shot I ever heard.

First, of course the middle group is the most active in everything. Sports, murder, music, of course. The boomers are too old and babies are too young.

Second, when the boomers die off this will be a better place. And when the X and Y gens die off, this will be a better place.

Fuck you and your goals.

[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

Angry is the new hippie.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

No I am not a "new hippie" - but what I am is a person who's informed about what's going on around me - can you say the same thing?

I guess not because you are part of that generation and don't want to hear the truth - do you?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You're an uneducated hill jack with the brain cells of a gnat that is paid to post this type of drivel. Specifically devised to create division. Oddly enough----where are the clowns that spend all of their time talking about how divisive other users are?

Funny how that works, innit?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

That's what you bring me? Grow up, Shill.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Yah and who's doing the violence - like I said it sure as hell isn't the Boomers is it?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You are a troll. You have multiple IDs. A puppet of a puppet. Don't talk about values. You don't have any.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

Can't stay on topic can you - typical - when the going gets rough - you balil out - can't stay on subject - looking for excuses - just like your counterparts.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

I am on topic. You are a multiple ID cockroach. That's the topic.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 7 years ago

How about presenting some "rebuttal facts"?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

You don't have any facts to argue with...........because you are a multiple ID cockroach that is paid to post.

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

Yeah, I get picked on all the time, GF.

I guess it's a knack or something.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

What do you get picked on for, Builder?

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

Divisiveness, or something.

The running battle to get our local identity, with his own cheer squad, to quit manufacturing consent. VQ/delusionman and his merry band of twinkle-fingering consent engineers.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Don't you find it odd that the right wing fucknut is left alone? I mean how cool is that?

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

Don't know who is whom here anymore.

Just found out WSmith is another sock puppet of dem shill delusionman.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Gee, and you can't tell Stormcrow is a sock either?

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

Thrasy sock?

I don't follow his syntax much anymore.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Really???????? Is that it, Builder??? That is your query???

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

I tend to avoid the arguments others are engaged in.

Is that an issue with you?

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

What is an issue is the pretense that the obvious multiple ID right wing cockroach does not get nailed. WSmith is a puppet.