I’ve had this thought that somewhere in their souls, someplace they don’t want to look because they would frighten themselves, Boomers really do want to world to end after they pass. Even the conservative ones.
I don’t feel good about speculating on this. I don’t know if it’s true. But the observation is superficially consistent with their attitudes and behavior.
Generational rebellion defined them. Their parents being dead, Boomers are now giving the middle finger to their grandkids. Cult of youth + narcissism + old age = “let it burn.”
[UPDATE: Read the comments. Some truly thought-provoking points were made.]