There is a series of posts up by Our Beloved and Dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH) Vox Day the Most Malevolent and Terrible about boomers and how much evil they have aroused. True. The question is what to do next. So the SDL linked to this comment.
A @voxday post linked to a suggestion that Boomers as a generation need to seek God's forgiveness for the sins of the group. As a "Generation Jones" Boomer, I see the wisdom of that. There was an earlier post that listed seven things that should have been done all along. I've done my best to do all seven -- and I've mostly succeeded -- but that shouldn't bring pride, since those seven things are just a bare minimum.
Here's the mission that must be accepted by Boomers of all stripes -- be the guardian of your family. Protect the younger generations by becoming the rearguard. There's a shitstorm coming, a fact that doesn't require genius to recognize. Your job is to cover a retreat if needed, and soak up the bullets (real or metaphorical) to allow the younger generations to regroup and attack the wickedness of this world.
But this requires something difficult for those who have not been there for the sixty to eighty years they have been on the planet. You have to destroy your self esteem, see it as rubbish, own your own evil, and repent.
At times the damage we have done is very obvious -- in the dark reaches of the night when we recall our sins and errors and feel again shame and guilt. This is inevitable. Paul considered himself the greatest of sinners and that motivated him to preach harder, to continue to bear witness to the gospel despite affliction. So should it be for us. Then we can act.
If you don't have much time left, then make it count. Plant the trees - maybe they'll be for your great-grandchildren rather than your grandchildren - but you'll still leave a positive legacy in the end. It's not about "your stuff", it's about doing what is Good, Beautiful, and True.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
And if you can't bring yourself to do anything positive, at the very least, sit down, shut up, and get out of the way of those who are attempting to salvage what can be salvaged and reclaim what was lost.
But for repentence, there needs to be confrontation. The Boomer generation hated limits, considered that the family and protecting children meant less than having a cute girlfriend or boyfriend, legalized the death of the inconvenient, bought in multicultralism and preached apostasy.
God is not mocked. This generation will give account. And their wealth will be destroyed, for most of it is, in reality, debt.
It is far better to invest in people.
2 Make room in your hearts for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one. 3 I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together. 4 I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.
5 For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turn—fighting without and fear within. 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more. 8 For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it—though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while. 9 As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. 11 For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter. 12 So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the one who did the wrong, nor for the sake of the one who suffered the wrong, but in order that your earnestness for us might be revealed to you in the sight of God. 13 Therefore we are comforted.
And besides our own comfort, we rejoiced still more at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all. 14 For whatever boasts I made to him about you, I was not put to shame. But just as everything we said to you was true, so also our boasting before Titus has proved true. 15 And his affection for you is even greater, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling. 16 I rejoice, because I have complete confidence in you.
We need Godly Sorrow that brings repentance, not the shame the world projects onto us. The latter can lead people into errors, because they are not aware of their own evil, and thinking they are good, believe that if they do good that will suffice to deal with the evil they have done.
It will not. Because to see yourself as virtuous, you have to lie. Most people are lying: in fact, many are directly ordered to lie.
You cannot repent until you stop lying, and then you find that those you thought were your allies are not there. Adam, discussing the current COVID social engineering, made a true comment.
In all my many years of being a contrarian I would most hope that on this point I would be proved wrong. But in my heart I know that I am right.
It’s a lonely old life with those who seek the true and good. Who knows how this will turn out.
It will turn out about as well as any of the other projects of our corrupt managerial system: that is not very well. The lies will be exposed, because the currency of our elite is virtue signalling, self esteem and fear.
Not self examination, godly sorrow, repentance. For that leads to Christ, and a sober realization: we cannot afford to live like them.