Charlie sounds like a very sensible person. The kind I'd like to have for a neighbor.
Ours was a noble generation that fought for Medicare, for equal rights for women and blacks, clean air and water and decent wages for all. Now too many of us fight for tax breaks for the wealthiest few and more power and money for corporations. How noble is that?
Charlie is angry at those who have swallowed the kool-aid and believe that allowing gays to marry will harm their marriage. He's angry at those who swallow the lies being fed to them by unscrupulous news mongers. He's angry at a generation that has their cake [medicare and social security] but want vouchers and private investment accounts for everyone else.