According to today’s regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the fifties, sixties, seventies, or even early eighties, probably should not have survived.
Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.
We had no child proof locks on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets.
When we rode our bicycles, we had no helmets.
We drank water from the garden hose, not from a plastic bottle.
We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda with lots of sugar in it.
However⏤we were rarely over-weight because we were always outside playing. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back before the street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all day.
Smart phones? We didn’t have cell phones at all. No play stations, no Xboxes, limitless channels on cable, laptops or tablets.
Facebook was an actual face and an actual book. If we wanted friends, we went outside and found them. We played dodgeball, and sometimes the ball would hurt. We fell out of trees, broke bones and teeth, and there were no law suits from these accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents? We had fights, and punched each other, got black and blue and learned to get over it.
We made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and although we were told it would happen, we didn’t put out any eyes. We rode bikes or walked to a friends house, knocked on the door, or rang the bell and walked right in and talked to them. Little league had try-outs and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t, had to learn to deal with disappointment. Some students weren’t as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.
Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own, consequences were expected. The idea of parents bailing us out if we got in trouble in school or broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the school or the law, imagine that? Now, this generation has produced some of the best risk takers, problem solvers, and inventors ever. We had freedom, failure, success, responsibility and we learned how to deal with it.
If you related to anything that was just said, you’re one of them. Congratulations, you made it. The underlying message came to me from a video I watched that made me stop and think, ‘what the hell happened to this country that I love so much?’
I’ll tell you what happened. Liberals, Socialists and their PC culture. For the past five plus decades, they’ve been chipping away at our American way of life. Inch by inch, step by step, they are masterfully dismantling our American culture.
Children no longer play outside as a rule any longer. They’re allowed to sit in the house and play their vile video games, or socialize online, as a way of finding friends. Our nation’s obesity rate is approaching 40 percent, according to the American Medical Association. No state has had a statistically significant drop in its obesity rate in the past five years. Equally horrific⏤our children’s obesity rate is 18.5 percent from ages 2 to 19 years of age. Comparatively, childhood obesity was 5 percent in 1980. The damage to our society in terms of medical expense is exorbitant.
Disappointment is supposed to be part of growing up. Kids today don’t know how to handle disappointment. The PC culture has taught them that they each get a trophy, win or lose, because they’re not supposed to be disappointed. That’s just not fair. It doesn’t teach them that life’s not fair. This has set them up for not knowing how to handle disappointment as adults, which has led to the entitlement factor we see so prevalent today.
Children today, are coddled well into their twenties, and these are the leaders of the future for America. Unlike previous generations, they’ve grown up with safe spaces, trigger warnings, and been bubble-wrapped for most of their lives.
So, what will become of us?
As the baby-boomers and generations after them get older, and are eventually gone, will this generation be able to withstand the onslaught of the whacko Libs and Socialists?
As it is now, a vast majority of them are siding with this new culture. After all, why should they have to repay their college loans, when they can vote for someone who will give them free college tuition?
What will happen when this coddled generation can’t handle the pressures of real life?
The Democratic Party is the ultimate grinch. Only, instead of stealing our presents under the tree, they’ve stolen the past that made this country great. The mold of yesterday’s generations has been broken. A new mold has been cast, and there’s little about it that’s good, in terms of continuing to keep America as the strongest and most innovative country in the world.