Vox Day’s Crappy Boomer Generational Test
Vox Day is an intelligent individual, and, like a Vegan, he’ll let you know he’s a smart guy within 10 seconds of opening his mouth, and he holds in contempt the Boomer generation.
Day’s contempt of the Boomer generation does have some legitimacy, though I think it’s presuppositional base is built on sand, as is the lumping in of any and all who allegedly fall within the parameter of years which Boomers emanate from as a mass of individuals.
Day posted A generational test, the other day, for Boomers, which, I surmise, is supposed to clear up Boomers’ alleged confusion as to why they are, at least in Vox Day’s oh so intelligent mind, held in such low esteem. Though Day did have to post a Dear Boomer letter to further clarify his position, I guess. Let’s look at the questions which allege to clear up as to why, exactly, Boomers are such wreckers of Western civilization and confused about their being held in contempt by Day.
- On average, how many days per year did you see your grandparents as a child?
- How many days per year do you see your grandchildren?
- What did you inherit from your father and grandfather?
- In real terms, do you expect to leave more to each and every child and grandchild than you received, or less.
I am uncertain how the above questions, and their specific individual answers, are able to definitively explain to Boomers their failings, but that may be just because I was born in 1960, and thus fall into Day’s Boomer generational contempt box, though Day may concede that I could very well be an outlier.
But in regards to Day’s crappy Boomer generational test questions, I find that questions 1. and 2. are meaningless, as the frequency of grandchild/grandparent interaction is not a meaningful measuring stick. Perhaps the questions would be more relevant if they were geared towards asking individuals, parents, how much time they spend with their children, and if they are a traditional mom and dad type family raising their children in a home where faith in God and following the teachings of Jesus Christ is not only respected, but encouraged.
As to Day’s questions 3. and 4., I find these questions merely worldly, in the Christian sense that it is not worldly possessions that individuals are encouraged to accumulate and pass down, but rather spiritual. I think the most valuable possession that was passed on to myself, via my Dad, via his grandfather, and via his grandfather, et al, is the Christian faith. An eternal treasure, rather than dust and ashes.