The Most Destructive Decade
Posted by bmac on October 30, 2007
We’ve only been prosperous as a country for about 50-60 years. When you think about it, the luxuries we enjoy and take for granted every day, were a pipe dream for most of our parents. When my dad was a kid for example, they didn’t have a refrigerator, they had an icebox. When I was a kid, our telephone was part of the old party line system, that is, we shared a line with one or two other families, and you’d pick up the phone, and half the time someone was talking, and you’d have to say “excuse me,” and wait till they got off. That was the 60’s.
The boomers, which I missed by about 7 years, were the first generation in this country to be part of prosperous households, or the middle class, which didn’t really exist before the 50’s. I bet most people under 35, don’t even know that. They just assume Americans have always been prosperous, or at least for the last 100 years, and that there’s always been a middle class. It’s this lack of knowledge, that creates the idea that Americans are “privileged,” that the left loves to exploit as a major part of their propaganda machine.
The result of that first generation to be prosperous? They turned on everything that afforded them the same luxuries their parents never had, and made the 60’s a mess of a decade that is still wreaking havoc on us in 2007.
The 60’s are the core of the left’s playbook. They’ve glamorized the 60’s to such a degree, that protesting, questioning authority, and all that mess, are just automatic knee-jerk reactions to young adults, and older leftists, no matter how innocuous the subject of their disdain. The things leftists are enraged about today are laughable, and embarrassing, but the mind set is so deep, it just doesn’t matter, they gotta be pissed off about something, anything.
The activists in the 60’s had some legit beefs. Civil rights needed to happen. Whether or not you agreed with Vietnam, the draft was in effect, and chances were, you were going. I get being pissed about it.
In 2007, we have civil rights up the ying yang, we’re in a “war” that no one is being drafted to fight, the casualties and carnage of said conflict, are not much worse than that of say, Detroit, in the last four years, and as far as freedom of speech goes, well you’re reading my words right now, as you can read the words of anyone with access to the Internet.
There’s not much to be really all that upset about, let alone the absolute unbridled seething rage that comes from the left, that many feel is going to lead to violence in the coming year. Americans don’t learn their history, even recent history, and now we get over-educated dummies, dupes of the left and the university system, willing to kill Americans over nothing, brainwashed by the liberal media and college faculty to believe our country is everything that’s wrong with the world.
In conclusion of this long winded post, I’d say we have it so good in America, we’re so comfortable in 2007, we literally have to make up crises that do not exist. Anyone under 60 years old has never really dealt with hardship, and the 60’s and the boomers have spawned several generations of ignorant, spoiled, and delusional people that, for lack of a better word, are insane.