HUMOR DISCLAIMER: This article is intended as satire and uses the tools of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule in the context of contemporary politics, current trends, recent school events, and other topical issues.
by Drew Scott ’20
If you’re not living under a rock in this modern age, you‘ve likely heard the phrase, “Ok Boomer.” This one line causes the ire of adults everywhere who get it thrown at them in response to them saying something that is really dumb and outdated.
“Ok Boomer” has done wonders for counterculture and teenage rebellion. Gone are the days where you and your parents would get into angst-fueled screaming matches about politics or how you’re on your computer too much.
Now all you have to do is say, “Ok Boomer” and it ends right there, with no further arguing needed. Honestly, when you break out the phrase they act like you desecrated their mom’s grave or something!
However, I must also address the “plight” of the older generation who feels affected by this hip and happening new way to insult them. Yes, there are obviously a bunch of dumb entitled kids out there making us look like a bunch of brats. They can do all that without even batting an eye, but the second one of us teens cracks a joke at old people’s expense, they get all mad about it. Yeah, our generation’s gone soft.
Despite the fact that we teens are probably right in general, we’re also wrong about at least one thing. The people we often label as, “Boomers” are in fact the generation directly after the Baby Boom, so we missed the train on that one. But, that really isn’t the point, but it sure is neat to know that! The point being that our parents keep making the same mistakes as their parents did, but still say, “this time for sure, just ignore all the other times we messed up!”
And I can say with absolute confidence that absolutely all of our parent’s generation are totally like this, and there’s no possible way anyone our age could ever want regressive and discriminatory policies like them. Right…?
Despite the controversy around this new phrase, I’d say that it’s pretty ok. Counterculture has always existed after all, and “Ok Boomer” is the new way to say, “stick it to the man!”