My realization...

 

I’ve come to a realization in the past week, the realization that todays millennials and youths are failing this country. The latest generation has almost no knowledge or interest in our government, our forefathers, or the great writings known as the Declaration of Independence or the United States Constitution. They can tell you what issue Superman first appeared, which icon to click to grab the treasure in the latest video game, and which variety of pot gives you the biggest buzz.

 

 

 

Ask a millennial to name a president who came before Reagan. Ask a millennial what happened on December 25-26, 1776. If they have an answer, it’s more likely that they will be wrong about the importance of that date. (If you said Washington crossing the Delaware, you were right by the way) Ask about the period of 1861 through 1865…a cricket chirps louder. (If you said The Civil War, you were right. If you got both right, I’m a little impressed) Ask what was Franklin D Roosevelts shining success. (If you said The New Deal, I am truly impressed. If you got all three right…God damn…you’re a genius, at least compared to todays generation)

 

 

 

See, the youth of today is no longer being taught the same history that folk over forty were. Us “Baby boomers” and Viet Nam babies learned about the World Wars, the Holocaust, The dawn of the nuclear age, and our forefathers. It seems that the latest history lessons point out the worst of our past. The campus riot quellings of the late sixties, slavery, the liberal views of foreign wars, the failings of the justice system…all seem to be the focus of what our kids are taught these days. Everything that’s wrong with the country, according to the liberal history teachers.

 

 

 

The latest generation gets a healthy dose of “Bush bad, Obama good” and “the problem isn’t Radical Islam, it’s our lack of understanding and our intolerance”. Truth tellers in the news are shamed and the lovers of leftist liberal points of view are praised. “The View” with its attacks on conservatives and republicans is “Groundbreaking” while others like Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, and other conservative commentators are impaled on a racist, supremacist, white privilege stake. Intolerance for the truth and acceptance of liberal lies is the name of the game, and history matters not.

 

 

 

Democrats are seen as saviors, yet the Klu Klux Klan was founded by democrats. A democrat started the slide into a welfare state in FDRs “New Deal”. The New Deal worked to get the United States out of the Depression (even though World War Two had more to do with it than the actual New Deal) by creating jobs (Hoover dam, the highway infrastructure, and other building projects…economic incentives, Social Security, Welfare) and providing for the needy. It has since become a way of life for some people who without Welfare wouldn’t survive as they don’t want to work (this occurs in the latest generation more than most) and the government pays them not to.

 

 

 

It’s the small lies that have the greatest effect. The liberal points of view shared by a good deal of the teachers and professors out there that turn our students minds into liberal thinking sheep. Our kids need “safe zones” where they can get away from harsh language or words they don’t like. They need counseling after seeing one small confederate flag sticker. The spray painting of Donald Trumps name on a campus sidewalk is traumatizing and requires a psyche session. Black Lives Matter threatens police lives and social rebellion every day, yet lawmakers let them go unchecked as it may offend the race as a whole. People like Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Allan West and other influential blacks who worked hard and made something of themselves are called “Uncle Toms” and traitors to the race.

 

 

 

Seriously folks…our nation has a problem, and it’s as simple as this; if the undercurrent of disinformation and the rewriting of history is allowed to continue, our country will be destroyed from within. No one younger than thirty-five will remember what our real history is, nor will they care to. Our mistakes will be forgotten and then repeated. Our victories of the past will be forgotten. Already, Pearl Harbor is forgotten and Hiroshima is criminalized. The statues and commemorations of the Souths Civil War heroes are being torn down and demonized.

 

 

 

Make no mistake…we are steamrolling towards another civil war. Liberals versus conservative, poor versus rich, blacks versus whites, young versus old…who knows what dimensions it will take, but it is coming. Look at your nightly news, and you won’t be able to deny it. Milwaukee is just the start. American Indians are sitting back and laughing, watching us new worlders tear ourselves apart. We are self-destructing very much like the romans did. Only we won’t be around for the almost thousand years that they were. From beginning to end, start to finish, the roman empire saw its birth, it’s golden days, and its death.

 

 

 

In short, the roman empires decline was caused by compromise. First their morals with the Caesars and their thirst for the non-conventional (Nero burned Christians as garden torches and Caligula loved orgies and animals), then their faith, ending when Constantine accepted Christianity as the national faith. We will share the same fate. Our morals have been compromised for some time (Japanese containment camps during World War Two, drug production in Laos during the Vietnam war, placing drug lords as drug czars in the eighties, the erosion of our faiths and acceptance of Islam specifically the allowance of Sharia law to override our own in the current decade) and we will soon see the result of our blind eye. The fruit of our ignorance will feed a war that will once again tear this country in two.

 

 

 

I don’t blame video games or comic books. I don’t blame an ideology. I DO blame a culture that has become ill-informed, permissive, submissive, and inactive in its own welfare. I blame teachers of an ideology of political correctness, of misinformation designed to weaken and alter our future. It’s an age old event…the destruction of one ideology in favor of another leading to civil war, conformity, and demagogues. It’s the abandoning of one belief for another (which could be good, but not in these cases). I only hope that I am Chicken Little and the sky is not falling, but let’s face it…the atmosphere around here is getting a little thick.           

 

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Comments (28)

  1. Munkyman

    You don’t naturally develop those interests or habits, you learn them by imitation & education, repetition. They for the most part didn’t get it & it’s not surprising, why educate someone on how to keep something you want to take from them?

    August 20, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      Very good question

      August 20, 2016
  2. mister-sandman

    Look on the bright side: In 100 years we’ll be dead and none of this will matter.

    August 20, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      Very true, and I have no children to worry about it.

      August 21, 2016
      1. mister-sandman

        Neither do I. So we’re good.

        August 21, 2016
  3. noahbody

    The education system is failing them but do I see a civil war arising from it? No. There’s too much apathy in the middle class for it to happen

    August 20, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      I hear ya about the apathy, but memberships in militias are climbing. Some of those militias aren’t so straight in the head. People are getting angrier, protests are coming up about everything…it’s all just pointing to something ugly.

      August 21, 2016
      1. Munkyman

        & that’s the most distressing thing about it, we were very lucky to the point anyone with the slightest religion would call the beginning of this nation blessed by whatever they might believe in.
        It’s far more likely that a revolution or civil war ends like the French Revolution, the Haitians or any of the bloody civil wars going on now that will never render peace & prosperity or any form of equality for its citizens. Our Founders I think knew how lucky we were, they did everything they could to make it so we could have our revolutions with little blood at the ballot box & not in the streets.

        August 21, 2016
        1. timholzbaur

          Could not agree more.

          August 21, 2016
          1. Munkyman

            IF everyone who could vote & did not… voted this election for either Gary Johnson or Jill Brown they’d win by a huge margin but, not quite a landslide.

            August 22, 2016
            1. timholzbaur

              Will says that will never, could never, should never happen….

              August 25, 2016
            2. Munkyman

              Will says a lot & is a Republican loyalist.

              August 25, 2016
      2. noahbody

        I sure hope not

        August 21, 2016
  4. belladora

    The last best hope for millennials was Bernie Sanders. These young ones believe, all men (women) are created equal, therefore it doesn’t matter what gender you are, your sexual preferences or your lifestyle. Listening to them is the most frustrating experience I have ever had. Someone (parents, teachers) sold them a bill of goods they owe no one anything, they hate the thought of working for their money, they are materialistic but will deny it to the death. Remember in the 1950s through the 1960s, society felt my generation was the worst ever. Somehow we managed to make it without ruining the country. Politicians do the best job of ruining our country. IMHO

    August 25, 2016
    1. Munkyman

      Without ruining the country? What do you call a $20 trillion debt with a $ 1.5 trillion deficit, $ billions in trade imbalance, tied up in unfunded wars with (wo)men stuck in the field for more than 5 full tours because the Congress won’t enact the draft. The best part is Gen X gets completely screwed because you folks (obviously not you in specific, just your ME generation) were so selfish that you made us a tiny generation that was out voted by yours & will be out voted by the millennials.

      August 25, 2016
      1. timholzbaur

        Munky, I agree, but the ruination of this country has picked up pace under Obamas “politically correct” motivation. The debt is almost to the tipping point (according to the White Houses own budget people) the trade balance has been off since Jimmy Carter, and the draft is a tool that should be applied, equally. There is a movement to NOT draft women, though womens rights fought for the inclusion of women in the military. Can’t have your cake and sell it to the guy next door at the same time. You sir, a man of logic and smarts, are one of my most conscientious and sociable friends here, and I hope you take no offense.

        August 25, 2016
        1. Munkyman

          It’s your vote use it in the way that you find most conscionable, I will do the same & many won’t put that much effort into it. If you choosing to vote for whomever you wanted offended me, I’d be a very poor citizen. It’s a secret ballot for a reason, your vote is simply none of my business.

          August 25, 2016
          1. timholzbaur

            Sir, I agree. Thank you for you decency.

            August 25, 2016
            1. Munkyman

              & so if someone actually felt that Hillary was honestly the best candidate for the job, not “it’s about time”, honest to God deep in their heart think she’s the best… then I’d be disappointed in them if they didn’t vote for her. I’d still hope they were of a distinct minority in the polling stations.

              August 25, 2016
    2. timholzbaur

      “I’m a politician. That means when I’m not kissing babies, I’m stealing their lollipops”. True, politicians have ruined it, but this generation seriously has created issues not prevalent in others. Vietnam protests were bad, but for the right reasons. To this day we can still argue our entering into that war, but the many things the millennials and later teens want are things of fancy…free education, “safety zones” against harsh language and counseling for hearing or seeing things that counter their beliefs. It is not only frustrating, but embarrassing. The poor girl who went to school in a country who stood against such a thing, and being shot in the face for it…THAT is a protest for a cause. The African countries protesting the cost of AIDS drugs in their countries as compared to the cost of them in Switzerland…that’s a cause. Our kids have gotten soft and almost irrelevant in their choices of causes.

      August 25, 2016
      1. belladora

        They want the benefits but are not willing to take the journey. All they do is complain about America. I tell them, you do not like it, work within the system to change it. Too lazy and pampered. IMHO

        August 25, 2016
  5. magnocrat

    I’m 75 and since I was able to speak I’ve heard that famous anti- youth slogan
    ‘the youth of today’. Its a sign of disenchantment with progress and mainly visits the older citizen. Worse its a judgement on youth which loves to remake the world while its young and vigorous.
    Its a belief that all wisdom and commonsense belongs to the older generation.
    Every dog has his day be ready to step aside and trust in youth ask yourself can they make less of a mess.

    August 25, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      Please see my response to Bella….I know generalization most times is a bad thing, but poor judgement seems to have gone from a spark and is now a small flame. When do we put out this fire?

      August 25, 2016
  6. magnocrat

    When a household breaks uo due to bankruptcy then those demanding more will have to take less. Already the UK government is planning health service cuts. We only have a right to what the nation can pay for and gover ments decide priorities. We are lucky to live in the rich world in the jungle we would have no rights.
    In rich countries the young have been spoilt like the rest of us so they will protest the loudest.
    The finest lesson in the world is to hand over the steering wheel and shut your eyes.

    August 26, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      A dangerous lesson my friend….

      August 27, 2016
  7. magnocrat

    Yes it happened in Greece and those with all the answers were proved to be as inadequate as those they replaced. It could happen again to the super-confident Mr Trump. Sometimes its better to lose than to win for nothing is expected of losers and everything of winners.

    August 28, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      I lament this years election cycle. I despise both options…

      September 01, 2016
  8. magnocrat

    Tim you need not worry the world won’t change much it will just lumber on taking no notice of eminant dangers.
    We have done pretty well up to now most of us don’t live in caves and the rich have hospitals, motor cars, holidays ,too much to eat , time to surf the internet and not least time for church.
    Some are even paid to pick up drowning migrants. Others have fancy lunches while they discuss the Brexit.
    Meanwhile lawyers look forward to earning a fortune in the Apple taxation case.
    Learned scientists pore over particle traces to find dark matter while bacteria stengthen their resistence to all known antibiotics.

    September 01, 2016