What is at stake in this 2020 election for the boomer generation?

by | Oct 30, 2020

What would your Greatest Generation fathers and mothers say if they were still here?

Who do you trust to lead America when the going gets even tougher in 2021 and beyond?

Do your 50 something children know? Have you talked to them? I know, they don’t listen to us.

My boomer friends and loved ones, especially those of us born right after WWII In 1946 to 1966, just like me.
Born into chaos and sickness from too much war. We survived and thrived.

We are proud sons and daughters of “The Greatest Generation.” Your fathers came home. Too many heroes did not make it. We are lucky and grateful to be alive to vote in 2020.

Think of a profoundly dysfunctional childhood with never ending fear and trepidation during the post WWII period when our fathers suffered from “battle fatigue” we didn’t understand as kids.

Think of those of us who were just kids, drafted or enlisted during the Vietnam era..

Imagine this scary and uncertain time. Remember what it was like for too many generations, still counting.

Then think of the tens of thousands of life long physical and mental health problems to navigate without help.

After that think about all the shit shows, including domestic turmoil during 60s and 70s.

Now, think again at the very beginning of the 21st Century after our generation invented the Internet.

Yes, look at that S20 Ultra 5g Android glued to you as a permanent appendage.

Guess it was a good thing we boomers invented all this cool shit you can’t part with. Me too! I’m on the value added page with the rest of you, young and old.

Now fast forward to 9/11. What do all of us alive remember about that terrible horrific event, the 2nd Pearl Harbor, we call that fateful day..

My dad, rest his soul, was a Pearl Harbor survivor and Pacific War vet who served 5 years in hard combat, injured for life.

Remember your father’s WWII sacrifice to make a better life for all of us not just some of us.

After all that humility, humanity, love, empathy and compassion…during seven decades of our long lives, who do you trust? That’s how I make all my decisions as a 70 something.

Vote as if America’s soul was at stake!

Vote for your kids if for nothing else. Think about legacy you want for your decendents. Will they look back with pride and honor or with sadness and disappointment?

Now get out and Vote! Save the soul of America!!! Vote like your lives depended on it. Our fathers did that for all of us, not just some of us…

Steve Sparks, 1946er and proud of it…

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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