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)