THE BABY-BOOMER GENERATION COMES UNDER CRITIQUE
I would say that anyone who sees an entire generation as “sociopaths” is himself a sociopath; as in author Bruce Gibney’s “A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America”. Myself on the leading edge of the boomer generation and one who regularly describes the FBI as psychopathic based on my years of being targeted by this so-called state-security agency, I do not regard myself as sociopathic. Nonetheless, with my philosophical mentality and instinct for honesty, I naturally have an affinity with Gibney’s charge noted in his article that the boomers are responsible for the surveillance state, warrantless wiretapping, assassinations (as reflected in death threats I’ve gotten), and the other baleful social ills and seemingly insoluble social problems.
Rather than be a sociopath for being a member of the baby boomer generation (on its forward fringe), I have experienced much of the depravations the author attributes to the baby boomers. (The contrary perspective is that the baby boomers took the lead in issues of racial equality, access to higher education, minority rights, democratic popular culture, and such.) Although I haven’t put it this way (until now), my book “A Clicking in the Air — A Connecticut Whistleblower’s Story” exudes and exposes baby-boomer sense of entitlement, conspiratorial/collusive networking, highhanded dismissal of law when this interferes with their interests, disinformation, and use of so-called law-enforcement and state-security agencies to enforce the boomers’ interests and positions.
Another phenomenon I realized in the systematic, continual, and vicious targeting of me is that behind it and often apparent in it were judges, so-called law-enforcement people, lawyers, and accomplices were nearly exclusively persons of a certain age demographic (as in older), certain income level, certain social status, and certain complexion (I’ll leave it to you to guess which one). Matching the criteria was almost predicative with respect to the individuals most responsible for, in fact relishing, and taking the lead in the viciousness directed toward me; which viciousness I have labeled a “protection racket” for lawyers at the Pullman and Comley law firm (a favorite of Connecticut’s governor Dannell Malloy) at first and as the viciousness grew, efforts to cover up the illegal, hostile activities which came to threaten not only me, but many individuals in places I frequented such as libraries and shops.
So far, I have seen that so-called law enforcement and state-security agencies do not have the slightest interest in paying heed to the truth of matters concerning me and the situation which has developed of which I am now only a part, nor individuals who themselves have come to be exploited and threatened by such agencies acknowledge that they are being threatened and take measures to regain their self-respect and freedom.
Although I obviously do not accept author Gibney’s condemnation of an entire generation as “sociopaths”, I recognize that he puts his finger on some matters having grave, damaging effects on democratic society.
And there’s one more thing that comes to mind as I read Gibney’s article introducing subject matter of his book, and which I have raised in passing in earlier postings: The interweaving of the neoliberal culture of Fairfield County where I live with the activities and apparently values of law-enforcement and state-security agencies. I’m just starting to get a handle on this with recent incidents targeting me at the Fairfield Public Library resulting in a lawsuit by me in which librarians (who you’d think represented supposed neoliberal values as much as anybody, wouldn’t you?) are named as defendants. Summonses have been served in a latest lawsuit; which lawsuit will shortly be put up at the Connecticut judicial website. For an earlier lawsuit regarding the Pequot Library in Southport, CT, the complaint is already posted at the judicial website where it can be viewed even though the case is for now in Federal court. So although I do not accept Gibney’s sweeping condemnation, I have to accept some of his critiques — which I believe are true and severe and have to be recognized, faced, and dealt with.