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.