Apparently there are 2 waves of Boomers; 1st wave, and the 2nd.
My elder sibling is part of the 1st, and I part of the 2nd. True to form my brother did in fact the whole best education, best job with retirement, investment portfolio, and the consumer thing.
I on the other hand, being at the end of the Boomers, got their scraps, with no chance at any form or type of security whatsoever. I can't be a Unicorn in this historical situation, there are many just like myself. I do remember kicking the "mainstream system" all the way, as I still do. Seen some things I thought I would never see in my lifetime.
I do believe that we End Boomers did pave part of the way for a return to the Land, for inventiveness and ingenuity, for finding ways to get by without the system, for circumventing it. After all, are many of the Founding Permaculturists not Boomers?! Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton, even Paul Wheaton himself?! As with anything, using a WIDE BRUSH to generalize eliminates many, many allies to a cause, and we need as many allies as possible, to tip the scale, yes?
I dare say, that today's techno gadgets may be seen as the cause of pollution, and Corporations global interference/economic chaos in decades to come.
I agree, all this finger pointing, and blame game is counter productive. Maybe this is the decisive era where the true definition of Ethical living and Community will come to light, regardless of which generation we hale from.