My Theory of Generational Decline
A successful and prosperous society brings with it the seeds of it's own destruction as ease, wealth and convenience spoils and weakens the work ethic of it's citizens. Offspring of prosperous parents won't have to struggle (and grow) as much as their parents. Subsequent generations become more and more complacent and more entitled as everyone enjoys the wealth built by previous generations.
But learning the lessons of life is critical to gaining wisdom. Hardship is the great teacher in life. And life is much harder than any mother ever told their children. And think about how important "tough love" is for raising children so that they understand the important and practical lessons of life: the need for a hard work and self-sufficiency, learning about money and budgeting, learning about the danger of debt and the responsibility to self, family and nation. Without learning the hard lessons, subsequent generations become 'soft', ignorant, foolish and unwise from too much ease and where everything is provided to them without much/any hardship.
It's no accident that the "greatest generation" in America is the generation who grew up in the severe hardship of the Great Depression of the 1930s and during the time where the US led the world in defeat of Nazi Germany and fascist Japan. After WWII, these same people built the greatest economy the world has ever seen. Ronald Reagan was the last of that greatest generation who rose to the highest office of the land.
The post WWII prosperity provided the money to support incomes and provide safety nets to the less fortunate and the elderly. It also funded environmental remediation of our air and water. (Poorly performing economies are ecological disasters. Look no further than the USSR.) But temporary safety nets become permanent (and irreversible) safety nets. The war on poverty is a good example. It was started by LBJ to be a temporary leg-up for poor people -- mainly black folks. Instead, it's become a permanent income support for millions. Politically, it can't be undone and has resulted in $21 Trillion of government spending in 50 years. Worse, these programs have actually "ruined" much of African American community.
Liberals, like the rest of us, are also the product of a undisciplined and permissive society and they want that the "less fortunate" to avoid the hard lessons of life. They are all about handouts and government activism. Liberals are children of permissive (and wealthy) parents who never had enough tough love. They never learn how to make and handle money for themselves, so they end up growing up irresponsible in money matters. (Isn't that painfully obvious?) Then, they join the Democratic party -- a political party who stands for
Democrats are happy to take advantage of hard times, because it allows them to extend more handouts to get more votes. They'd love to create a dependent society so that they can remain in power. This continues until they run out of other people's money -- usually manifesting itself in inflation and/or crisis.
This is how society decays. Our society is declining rapidly now and only severe hardship will reverse it. And a foolish population will vote for more of the same (if they vote at all). We're seeing that in spades now.
Obama Is The Ultimate Example Of Liberalism Run Amok
Obama himself is the ultimate example of Liberal blindness; full of political correctness nonsense, ignorance and foolishness. He is very unwise since he's the ultimate example of having everything handed to him by affirmative action programs due to his special status of being a "somewhat intelligent black man". He's surfed though life on a wave of affirmative action programs and Liberal grants. He's the ultimate example of never having learned the hard lessons of life -- having lived the perfect Liberal dream of unending handouts and giveaways without merit, cost or even much effort. He's grown up a 'slacker.' He's hardly ever had to hold a job or make a payroll. He's never had to produce anything even to this day.
And he's never really learned from where all the benefits came. He has no appreciation for how the wealth and productivity of our country's workforce and business community has enabled various safety nets and his own affirmative action benefits. Like any good socialist, he is a class warrior that berates prosperous people even though those persons do everything right to become and stay prosperous. I'm sure that he actually believes his own rhetoric! This is why it's easy for him to bash business and extort from the prosperous. He's the ultimate product of an easy society: he doesn't know how anything works, he knows nothing of business, money or how real wealth is created through production, and he knows nothing about "tough love." He's the absolutely the last person in the world we should have in the Presidency.
Liberals have created a monster in Obama. And because of the effective propaganda efforts of Liberal media, this monster has made it into the White House. He's the best of example of how generational decline endangers our nation. Obama is the very embodiment of the "seeds of our own destruction."