Despite the alleged economic recovery, American children are just not getting with the feel-good public relations program. In the five years since the financial meltdown solidified the permanent wealth of the plutocrats, the child poverty rate in the One Indispensable Nation has been steadily creeping up. Twenty-three percent of all American citizens below the age of 18 now live in poverty.
Posted on July 3, by Pamela Starr Dewey The other day I ran across a file on my computer that contained part of an old Internet forum discussion from I had taken part in. Good comment, but one thing I want to add.
I believe American nature, American attitude has changed over the last years. This was risky business, putting your and your families life on the line. Why did people do it? They wanted the freedom found in the book of Judges and they were willing to risk everything to get it.
They expected no hand outs and knew help would only come from neighbors or perhaps charity if things went real bad. If you visit Williamsberg, you will see how it was hard to keep hired hands. That is because people would come to the US, work for someone for a little while, then go off and start their own farm of acres or start their own business.
People came to America to grow and take chances. Our population density was tiny compared to Europe, resources more abundant, and people were not stifled as they had been for at least a millenia by the kings and queens of Europe and their fifal system.
That drive is not there any more. I just got done re-reading Boys at Risk and the author points out at the end of the book the reason he sees people investing in China and Brazil and even Russian is because their men still have drive and determination, something that is becoming entirely lacking the US men.
Here was my response: To expect them to…seems to me to be actually irrational! My grandparents and parents lived through the Great Depression and the rationing of WW2. They had absolutely drummed into their heads through circumstances … and government propaganda posters … that they needed to recycle every bit of everything, never throw anything out, always just fix something or do without.
And they internalized that to the nth degree. Madison Avenue worked overtime to convince Americans that they must have all the latest and most modern items, must not bother to fix anything but just buy a newer model.
And the reason we needed to do this was to keep the engines of national prosperity going. So that the corporations providing all the goodies could be fat and happy! Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed. They just were reacting to circumstances.
We are just being curmudgeons. And that would only be a natural response. Not an evil one. We may have a lot more of them coming up. We live in a decaying age.
Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly disrespectful and impatient of restraint. What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents.
They ignore the law. They riot in the streets, inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them? The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age.Kids (Reprise) lyrics: Kids!
I don't know what's wrong with these kids today! Kids! Who can understand anything they say?
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