Sunday, October 24, 2004

Last gasp of the Boomer Left

Why are the leftist baby boomers so frothing-at-the-mouth desperate to win this election? Bill Quick hits the nail squarely on the head:
This election is the last shot. They know, in their hearts, that John Kerry is not John Kennedy, no matter how much the Senator tries to assure the comparison. But they are older, and much more tired, and are willing to settle for half a loaf. Just to beat the damnable Bush, the damnable Republicans, to get a little of their own back, to hold their heads up and taste the sweet drafts of hope one last time.

Maybe Kerry can reverse the fall. (They know he can't, but still...)

Bill is exactly right here. The plain fact is that the baby boomer generation was largely converted to socialism in its infancy and as a result has produced no good ideas since. For all its preening about intellectualism, it is surprising that more liberals don't recognize the devastation this idealogy has wrought upon the group politically.

For today's left to become once again competitive with the right politically, it must abandon its communist heritage. This won't happen until the left has been driven into the electoral and political wilderness for a substantial period of time. Hopefully the wandering in the wilderness will begin next Tuesday.