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As I get older, I continue to become more amazed at the direction this country is moving. I continue to marvel at the general sense of “meh” and ambiguity the masses today approach the things in life that truly matter. I’m amazed at who passes for a hero nowadays. Years of political correctness have created masses that just don’t seem to believe that there’s such a thing as right and wrong. “Participation trophies” have led generations to believe that everyone is equal and that everyone’s lives matter…just for simply existing.
While debatable today, there is such a thing as right and wrong. The idea that anyone today can do, say, anything they want, when they want, how they want, in the name of their “First Amendment rights”, is bullshit. There’s a time and a place for everything. Forcing others to listen to you bitch and moan about your political and socio-economic beliefs is downright rude. And selfish. And arrogant. It’s wrong. Can you hear me Al Pacino and Meryl Streep?
I’ve stated this numerous times in other posts but I will continue to drive home the point. Just because a person exists…breathes…that doesn’t mean their lives matter. The reality is some people are better than others. The reality is some people are more important than others. This has nothing to do with skin color, culture, or ethnicity. It has everything to do with who you are as a person. If you’re not a productive member of society then guess what…your life doesn’t matter…even if your Mama thinks you’re the greatest person on Earth.
It seems in the interest of “equality”, we are slowly meandering towards a reality in which nation/state borders no longer exist. Everyone has a right to everything, no matter their citizenship. In fact this reality is sparking a wave of Neo-Socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promising a “utopia” of free education, free healthcare, “quality employment”, and “fair housing”. Yet like so many Socialists before her, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez leaves out one little pesky specific necessary for achieving this “utopia” How are we going to pay for this “utopia”…and whom is going to pay for all this “equality”?.
For me, the answer is clear. Those that are advocating the loudest for all this “equality” are more than likely the ones that will be least likely, for whatever reason, to pay into this “utopia”. The burden will be on those in future generations, which have found a way to become self-sufficient, to pay for those that aren’t self-sufficient. In some socialist countries, tax rates are as high as 60%. Are future American generations willing to pay that kind of money to maintain the “utopia” envisioned by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders? I guess time will tell.
I’ve always believed America’s decline would not come at the hands of war or invasion. I’ve always believed we would rot from within. Sadly, that belief can be seen in the way this country is currently headed. When the masses replace experts like scientists and scholars with pseudo-experts like athletes and actresses/actors, it’s a sign that the masses are becoming misguided. When our “heroes” are hypocrites like Colin Kaepernick and miscreants like Michael Brown Jr, it’s easy to see just how ignorant and classless the masses are becoming. This is the direction this country is moving.
Every generation has its challenges and future American generations will be no different. Global climate change, diminishing resources, and overpopulation due to archaic cultural/religious beliefs will only exasperate the socio-economic challenges already in place. Can the “meh” mentality overcome these challenges? Will today’s “heroes” end up saving the day? It seems only time will tell.
Reality sucks…damn right snowflake :o)
I’ll let the article speak for itself…class acts…unlike some…
True Heroes Don’t Kneel….
Damn right snowflake :o)
I’m just going to keep this simple and succinct…
Navy Veteran and United States Senator John McCain died yesterday. Unlike today’s “heroes” like LeBron James and the NFL Divas that disparage this country’s Leaders and disrespect this Nation, John McCain was a true hero. He honorably served his country as a Naval Aviator. He endured years of unimaginable, horrific mental and physical torture as a Prisoner of War serving his country. Afterwards, he continued to serve his country as a Steward of the People, selflessly dedicating his life to this Nation’s ideals.
I don’t pretend that John McCain was a perfect man. Like all of us, he had his faults. Senator McCain could at times be stubborn, temperamental, and incorrigible. Yet one thing is for certain…unlike the NFL Divas of today, John McCain never knelt in the face of adversity. He faced adversity with equal vim and vigor. Unlike Edward Snowden and Chelsea (Bradley) Manning, John McCain never sold his country out. Even as a Prisoner of War. This…this…is what makes Navy Veteran and United States Senator John McCain a true hero.
Damn right, snowflake…it’s called RESPECT
So in today’s day and age we are led to believe that Police Officers are shit-bags. We are led to believe by the uninformed masses, that Police Officers are the enemy.
This military Veteran disagrees.
The Women and Men, that choose to put their lives on the line for us, on a day to day basis, are truly heroes. They get paid shit…to do some pretty amazing things. We are truly fortunate for them.
Don’t think so…that’s fine….
This is what true heroes do….
Damn right, snowflake :o)
*** I actually wrote this four years ago, but i really couldn’t come up with anything better. As Americans, we really owe so much to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. Patriotism isn’t anything to be ashamed of…peace to those families that have lost a loved one in the name of this country***
As we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend, it is only fair that we take a moment to commemorate its purpose. Memorial Day “commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.” This rather plain, stark explanation of Memorial Day doesn’t do justice to its significance. The reality is we, as a nation, enjoy the quality of life that we enjoy due to the ultimate sacrifices of those that died while defending our country’s values.
Memorial Day is the day that we put aside our political ideals and differences. It is the day that we stop fighting amongst ourselves. It is the day that we pay tribute to those that answered their nation’s calling….obeyed their orders…and died for doing so. It is the day we thank…and embrace…those that lost their loved ones. The wives….the husbands. The daughter and son that never met their mother or father. The parents that raised their son and daughter to do the right thing…only to die doing the right thing. Memorial Day is the day that we stop…to remember that we are Americans.
As a Veteran, I stand tall, and salute those who fell…and to those who lost their loved one. Thank you for your sacrifice!
Damn right snowflake :o)