The "not my president" snowflakes are a product of parental abdication and Leftist mentoring.
November 19, 2016
A Dr. Spockwork Orange
When I was a teen, I mostly hung out with guys several years older than myself. I remember two of them talking about a movie they had just seen that they thought was really cool. In the movie, people around their age had taken over the world. Adults were subjugated. They thought this was the way the world should be, since adults didn’t know anything anyway. Adults were a drag, uncool, unenlightened – a bummer.
I never knew the name of the movie. But when I saw the “Not MY President” protests/riots on TV, I decided I would try to find the movie on IMDB. It wasn’t hard to find.
Wild in the Streets (1968) A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers. Max Frost is 24 years old and President of the United States. He has created the world in his own image. To him, 30 is over the hill. Fifty-two percent of the nation is under 25, and they've got the power. That's how he became President.
My parents were married at the end of WWII. I grew up in a small town and in a time of virtually zero crime, zero drugs, zero homelessness, zero school funding problems, and the USA was rated #1 in education in the world. My best friend was Black. Our country was unified, we were building things, and our economy was rip-roaring.
But something happened in the 1960's. Perhaps it was because of materialism. Perhaps because of a shallow, materialistic church, with no real answers. Perhaps because of a useless war that was killing our young men en masse to protect the business interests of a powerful few.
Whatever the reason, many of the children of my generation became disillusioned with the values they’d been raised with, and felt that society offered no deep purpose for living. Suddenly they felt more qualified to run the world than their parents, or at least, didn’t want to be a part of their parent’s world any longer. They turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. (My little Midwest town went from no drugs, to number one per capita in the nation for drug use.)
So, filled with a cocktail of anti-establishmentism and drugs, and the offer of free-love, they headed to Californ-i-A with flowers in their hair. There, they’d hoped to join the utopian dream commune. But unknowingly, they planted the seeds of mental illness, homelessness, and the decadence that California is known for, and that would plague our country even until this day – and all at the American taxpayer’s expense.
Today’s children that we see wild in the streets are a product of parental abdication and Leftist mentoring that increases with every generation. These kids are incapable of letting go of the irrational idea that people who disagree with them "hate" them. Fact is: if these kids ever gave up their hatred of people they think "hate" them, they would be totally empty. They would have nothing. No cause. No meaning in life. No goal or motivation. This is why they hold on to their irrational fears and hatred so tightly.
They shout “Love Trumps Hate” but they can’t be representatives of love, because perfect love casts out fear, and these kids have fear about everything. And their fear will be their demise, because what one fears will eventually take one captive. Fear isn’t rational. But these kids don’t run on reason. They run on feelings. And fear is so powerful, that there isn’t a weapon made that can stop it from consuming them. They can’t find a safe space from it, because the danger is from within them.
They are becoming what they hate and what they fear. They label others with phobic epitaphs, yet they are the ones with deep seated clinical phobias, who think they need "protection." Spoiled, complacent children, who blame the rich for poverty, and could never conceive in a million years that much of the world's poverty is due to their own lack of productivity and their own socialistic ideology.
All of this is by the Leftist's design. Sure, Max Frost (alias, Obama) thinks these snowflakes are idiots. But they are voting idiots, and they consistently vote Democrat. And that’s the only way Democrats CAN win elections – with the victims they create and then enlist.
My parents were the best parents in the world. And we always had the understanding that when I turned 18, I was on my own (as in, out of the house, off their dime). If I wanted to go to college, I would have to pay for it.
Much of the behavior we are witnessing today is because these kids have had everything handed to them. They don’t realize how fortunate they are just to have food and clothing, because they don't work for it, and they've never had to stand in line all day just to get it. They have never lived under communism. The Soviet Union had fallen before many of them were even born. And their professors present communism as if it is the answer to all the world’s ills. This is why these kids romanticize it.
At some point, parents stopped being parents. They decided they would rather be their children’s buddies than their parents and guides. When high school students stage a Trump march-out, you know the parents are absent and/or have abdicated.
It was not that long ago that the voting age was changed from 21 to 18 based on the argument, If you are old enough to die for your country, you are old enough to vote. But these snowflakes would never consider dying for their country at any age, though most of them would like to see their country die. Maybe we should reconsider the voting age?
I don't like giving up on people. But the truly sad thing about this situation is that there may be no solution for the problem we have created – that the lost souls we have created are unhelpable because they do not want help, or even think they need help. They (along with an entire portion of our population known as liberals) are severely mentally ill.
We joke about these kids being snowflakes. But they are barbarians at the gate. And unless this current generation is cut off, and a new, balanced, rational, disciplined, thankful generation – one that seeks wholeness and embraces it – takes its place, this country's future is dim.
Draining the swamp in Washington D.C. is where we have to start. But if we ever want to get rid of this self-destructive insanity, we'd better drain the swamp at our institutions of "higher learning" before this spawn of zombies has yet another replication cycle. And the only way to do this is to turn off these institutions' sources of students and $ until sanity is restored at these institutions, or until new institutions take their place.