I had an interesting discussion with a young dentist. His conclusion was that I hated “millennials.” I don’t hate anybody, except those wo wish to destroy America. But I know why young people are so naïve and why they are such “scardy cats.” If America were threatened with a conflict like WW-II I am sure that there would be few if any young people willing to fight to save this nation. I believe they would just sit back and accept it. I think their response to the corona virus proves that. The radical “health experts” tell them if they catch this virus they will die. People of earlier generations are skeptical about accepting authority. They would have said, “Prove it.” The current generation just folded and went into lockdown with not even a whimper. The truth is that less than a thousand young people (under the age of 25) have died from the virus. And that is out of a population in America of over 240 million people.
For the last two generations students from middle school through college have been indoctrinated with socialism. They did not live through the Cold War. They didn’t have drills in their schools by hiding under their desks in case Communist Russia dropped the atom bomb on them. There was genuine fear of Russia in this country. They don’t know of the Cuban Missile crisis when Russia tried to install ballistic missiles only 90 miles off our shores. They have never lived through any hardships. They have lived in an era when they received a trophy, not for being good or excelling at something, but just for “showing up.” Nothing in life is worthwhile unless there is an incentive to do your best. These young people have been taught that they deserve the “corner office with the windows” just because they do.
They have not been encouraged to study something in college that would serve them better when they enter the real world. They believe that a degree is Social Justice or Systemic Racism Studies will suffice to give them a god job. Sorry, kids. We need engineers and architects and doctors, and an MBA won’t hurt either.
I hate to pose a problem, which these young people do pose, without a suggestion to solve the dilemma. I don’t think anything will make these youngsters patriotic or appreciative of America’s freedoms – except the passage of time. And that is because they are going to be the next leaders and politicians of the foreseeable future. Will age make them glad to be Americans? Or, will they still spend their time texting and playing video games?
I am optimistic. I hope these youngsters will look to Cuba and Venezuela to see Communism at its best (or worst). I can hope that these two generations of lost children will come to their senses. But I doubt it. That is why the 2020 election is so crucial. It’s not Democrats versus Republicans – it’s Communism versus Democracy.