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Sunday, June 9, 2019


When I was 18 years old, I could buy alcohol legally. Of course, this legal option had all the legal consequences for any error I made while  consuming alcohol. At that time, I was considered an adult, and was expected to assume the responsibilities of adulthood.

At that time, which was at the end of the Vietnam War, everyone had a friend, or a family member, that was part of the conflict. While the amount of troops was far from that of previous wars, enough served to make an impression on society. Just about every city had someone either wounded, or killed, while fighting in Vietnam. It was sobering to those not involved; especially when the war became reviled by the media, and the clamor to leave Vietnam was constantly in the news. A feeling of betrayal was born. It wasn't without merit.

We were the first generation not drastically affected by the blight of the Great Depression, and the rationing required for a world war. We knew the effects, since our parents demanded frugal habits, and they would elaborate on the suffering. It led to their strong effort to prevent us from enduring the same events.

Over the next few decades, my generation became older, supposedly wiser, and promoted the goal the children of our generation wouldn't face the same problems our parents faced. It had noble roots, but the consequences are evident today.

Somewhere over the last few decades, the demand for responsibility faded away. With the demand for an easier life, the children raised over these decades did indeed have an easier life, but with this came a belief things should be easy. An entitlement attitude formed, and this became rooted in the basic mindset of too many generations. The sense of entitlement so pervades basic thinking, too many now think we should share this with anyone that wishes to come to the United States; whatever the method. After all, there's free stuff everywhere, and it's the government's responsibility to insure everyone has everything they want....isn't it?

Meanwhile, the media only promotes Progressive ideology. Regardless of the national debt, invasion on the southern border, corruption in the capitol, uneven trade balance, a failing infrastructure, oppressive regulations, and how more citizens are concerned, it's more important to destroy the current administration, kill unborn babies, and protect what can only be called foreign invaders. It's what the current journalists were taught at the universities paid for by their parents, or taxpayers that now are demanded be placed on the hook for the unpaid student loans.

So, we now have a huge mess that can only be cleaned up by the most drastic of actions. Unfortunately, those in charge are as useful as tits on a boar. Too many gained their position by the demand for diversity, and the competent are expected to pay for this incompetence with confiscatory taxes.

Another blogger has written many times this will never be fixed by voting. They're more than right. This will never be fixed by voting, since the too many voters are so ignorant, they have no clue who is the Vice President of the United States. They think we have a Democracy, while never realizing Democracy is a fancy word "mob rule".

I guess we could demand our schools educate children, but since all education is now completely controlled by the federal bureaucracy, it's foolish to think there can be any solution found by this method. Those that teach are so consumed by their erroneous beliefs, they don't have a clue of how they contribute to the problems.

Over the last week, I noticed even those in the forties have been corrupted by the failures of our society. Those I expect to most balanced, thoughtful, and with a strong work effort, are just more whining, spoiled children trying operate in an adult world as children. Their lives have been too easy, and they've grown to depend on others to carry their load. It's saddening to observe, but eventually they will be the "elders" in my trade, and they're woefully unprepared. They'll depend on foreign workers, keep on expecting more than they're worth, and eventually find automation removes their bad attitudes from productive results. I'd write "they deserve it", but they're only the result of decades of ignorance. May God have mercy on them. They'll need it.


  1. Good article and absolutely spot on. I think I may be glad I won't live long enough to see what happens when the next generation is in charge.

  2. Yup, I used to worry about things like that too, but found it was too scary. Now I just worry about fashion.

  3. I fear you are right.
    There is a lack of a respect for the ties that bind us.
    Common morals.
    It is all about the moment.
    In commerce, it's all about the quarter, next year be damned.

  4. my wife, my self, and my 5 adult kids do not have or use any credit only. You need it you save by working your ass off.