definition of "yuppiedom." When Ronald Reagan became President of the United States in 1980, the so-called "baby boomers" â€” people born during the post-war period of 1946 through, say, 1954 or so â€” were coming of age vis a vis
financial power. Many of them bought into the new "me generation" philosophy of abject selfishness which the new federal administration promoted. At that time, a term was coined for those me-generation baby boomers who held so-called "professional" jobs in cities: y
rofessionals, or "yup
pies." An entire code of conduct, dress, food, music, pastimes, et cetera
, grew up around the yuppies. All things yuppie are thus often referred to as "yuppiedom."
The entire matter of political correctness, or behavior based upon dogma, has as its origins the self-righteousness of yuppiedom. The media of communication and academe are the two major establishments which promote political correctness, infused as they are with yuppies from the baby-boomer "me" generation. My dislike of yuppiedom has its origin in the Viet Nam War: The vast majority of yuppies were raised in middle-class households and thus escaped military service during that war, the burden of sacrifice falling on the working class. Even to this day, the yuppies refuse to visit that awful inequity; and they're still more than willing to send others
to fight wars which inevitably provide financial reward to those who stay home: the middle-class yuppies, once again.