COLORADO SPRINGS: If you’re fifty years old or older, you are still proud of America. President Donald Trump is your bugler, sounding good news across the land, making America great again. And royally ticking off the younger generations. Because to a younger generation, your a useless eater. Consuming their resources.
According to Walter Williams’ syndicated editorial titled, Colleges: A Force for Evil, the American educational system has been highly successful in creating a younger class of America haters. These young people are on the rise as the older set enters retirement, old age, and death. Putting it more brutally, according to current trends and social mores, those who are over fifty, those who still attend church, have a gun and vote for traditional constitutional values are in the way. They are useless eaters.
Nikita Krushchev’s promise “We will bury you,” comes true
Some may recall Nikita Krushchev back in the 1950’s promising America “We will bury you.” And, as he explained, the demise Russia planned for us would evidence itself not by falling bombs, but subtly through our own internal rot and corruption.
Two generations later, his threats are true to many.
Todays culture has created helicopter parents, politically correct speech, vile rap lyrics, violent video games and movies, the legalization of zombie-inducing marijuana, and a true distaste for anything smacking of history or tradition.
Never trust anyone
under over fifty
The young set of today, with their devices, armed with their arsenal of globalist, eco-friendly beliefs and jargon are the future. Whether we like it or not. If they are useful idiots, content to trash the past, so be it. Technology magnifies and justifies the culture. If the culture’s headed to ruin, the computers will speed the nation along the way:
“A body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a body at rest tends to stay at rest.”
Certain sharks must keep moving, or they will die. So, too, it appears, are cultural trends. One must change with the times, or risk becoming obsolete. Cherishing “the old ways” clearly is not in the cards in today’s culture. You become a useless eater.
For much of this cultural rot, Williams blames the schools:
“Many of the nation’s colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today’s college students are tomorrow’s teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators., and policymakers.”
Williams provides multiple examples to prove his point. But, he doesn’t just blame today’s educational system. According to him, this negative values indoctrination has been going on for some time: “One might be tempted to argue that the growing contempt for liberty and the lack of Civility stem from the election of Donald Trump. That’s entirely wrong. The lack of civility and indoctrination of our young people have been going on for decades.”
Hence, poll after poll point to the bifurcation of the nation. Not, as many claim, based on political party, or one’s place on the wealth-poverty continuum. The split may more handily be explained by age. Age fifty is America’s new red line. Certainly, there are younger conservatives and older liberals. But on the whole, as a culture, the age of fifty pretty well sums things up.
“A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.”
“Fifty-one percent of students think that it’s acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree.”
“About 20 percent of students hold that it’s acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking.”
“UCLA history professor Mary Corey told her class: ‘Capitalism is just a lie,’ adding that ‘capitalists are bastard people.’” Never mind that capitalism promotes individual rights, which are the very foundation of our country.
“An English professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey, told his students, ‘Conservatism champions racism, exploitation and imperialist war.’”
“An ethnic studies professor at California University, Northridge and Pasadena City teaches that ‘the role of students and teachers in ethnic studies is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.’”
As Williams has shown us, the developmental rot begins early. The well-being of the group is the new morality. Individual rights and powers, given by God, in the individual are not taught. Instead, they are vilified. Marxism, Communism and Socialism (all on the same plane with each other,) as ideal forms of government.
The socialists have appropriated the laudable acts of churches in helping the poor and have morphed their good deeds instead into huge powerful governments usurping individual wealth by robbing Peter to pay Paul. Whether a man robs you with a gun, or an elite and all-powerful government robs you with strangling regulations and taxes, the effects are the same – the decimation of individual initiative and free will. (See “Animal Farm.”)
Don’t Be Ridiculous
An adult, talking in the car to another adult, with a pair of six- year old ears listening, recently used the word, ‘ridiculous.’ From the backseat, the young inductee opined, “‘Ridiculous’ is a bad word.”
One is reminded of Alice in Wonderland when the Mad Hatter explained “When I say ‘yes,’ I mean ‘no,’ and when I say, ‘no, I mean ‘yes.’” Or of George Orwell’s world of “New-Speak.”
We must no longer convey meaning. That’s not acceptable. Instead, we must show our cultural chops by mouthing only “acceptable language.”
Controlled speech inevitably leads to controlled thinking.
If the educational/governmental complex can control its charges thusly, and that dog apparently already has barked, those in charge — the teachers, professors and political leaders — may proceed with impunity, secure in the knowledge their actions will not be challenged.
But America has a brief moment in time, a stay-of-execution, if you will, in the disruptive persona of the voluble person of President Donald J. Trump. To the young set’s chagrin, a man over fifty currently leads the nation. He takes every occasion to remind us of the greatness of America, even as the younger set is convinced the opposite is true.
Say what you will of these youth. Get angry. Lecture them. Insist they’re wrong.
But if you’re over fifty, a useless eater, forget it. You may as well be, as the saying goes, ‘whistling past the moon.’
Their education already has prepared them for a brave new world. A world of robots, digital devices, atheism, and obedience to the mighty socialistic-communistic state. They know not what they do. Because that’s how they have been taught. It’s not their fault. It’s simply the inexorability of time and fashionable teaching on the march to the future.
Never mind what such a future will hold
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