Another Sunday. Another Sunday with brilliant sunshine, sitting on the deck drinking a beer or two and thinking about too many things. Having lived through the 60's and 70's, I cannot fathom what the hell is going on. It is unfortunate that the beer has its limits; the discomfort of viewing the social fabric of today, as presented by the media, is more than just a pimple on the collective ass of the populace. It is an infected salacious cyst that needs attention.
President Abraham Lincoln said, " America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we FALTER AND LOSE OUR FREEDOMS, (emphasis, mine) it will be because we destroyed ourselves. There are forces active that want to take away these freedoms, all done under the guise of political correctness. Because, according to the doctrine and dogma of the politically correct, it is a major sin to hurt another's feelings. And our youth are the most vulnerable.
It starts in school with revisionist History and a bent sociology. By the time they get to graduate High School and go on to college, they know little of civics, economics, and even less of history. Ask some to balance a check book. Push some to tell you about the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. And what about personal responsibility for words and deeds? Be prepared for blank stares. Are all their parents stoned hippies, left over from the 60's? I doubt it. Over years of pampered political correctness, is it any wonder that many 19. 20, and 21 years olds in college demand "safe space" to protect their feelings and emotions from harm? Heaven forbid that these delicate flowers be exposed to cold and harsh truth. Then, on the other side of the youth spectrum, we have 19, 20, and 21 year olds serving in our military who must write their Last Will and Testament before being sent into harm's way.
One day the pampered, safe space youth will be in the adult world trying to make a living. What a rude awakening they will experience; nothing like a shark cutting off your balls before your 25th birthday. And, they want free education; imagine that. The youth at the other end, those serving in the military, are eligible for "free" education; they "paid" for it up front, with their military service. And these folks are way less likely to lose their balls to a shark. One more thing.
Abraham Lincoln also said that " The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next." In my opinion, the goings on in the classroom today has to change. Now. As a grandfather of five I echo the thoughts of many others. Personally, I do not want to be surrounded by morons who do not have the faintest idea who George Washington was. Now I need another beer.
Copyright @2016 Terry Unger