We are all about to have a rude awakening. Some of us are old enough to remember the past. The younger generation has been so spoiled by the goodness of living in the USA, that they have no idea what is coming.
They are about to see why our parents/grandparents drove cars until the wheels fell off. And why it was typical to have one car per family. And why young newlyweds weren’t automatically entitled to a fully furnished house. Or lavish wedding (Do y’all remember when a wedding reception typically occurred in the fellowship hall of the church? And the only food was wedding cake, mints, mixed nuts and punch?) A honeymoon might include a night at a hotel, or if they were really lucky they might get a weekend in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
There weren’t restaurants on every corner, because people only RARELY ate out. They cooked every meal at home. Or packed a lunch for the road. And they never wasted leftovers. Picky eaters? You either ate what your Mama cooked or you did without. AND NO ONE CARED. We are about to rediscover potato patties, soup, hash, biscuit pudding, rice pudding and bread with gravy. NO FOOD WAS WASTED.
People had few outfits. You had church clothes and play clothes. And you took care of those clothes. Holes were mended and it didn’t matter if you liked the clothes or not. You wore what you had.
And people didn’t snack or eat all day long either. People were rarely overweight. Because they didn’t have an unlimited supply of food at their fingertips.
People weren’t being constantly entertained. Kids played outside and made up games with their imaginations. No fancy vacations. There was no money for all these extras that we consider “Rights”.
Maybe people will finally wake up and realize that it is a PRIVILEGE to be an American. And feel gratitude and quit being such entitled whiney babies.
People shed blood and died to give us this life.
AND WE ARE STARTING TO PROVE THAT WE DON’T DESERVE IT.
Read it till until you UNDERSTAND IT! – Pray in accordance with 2nd Chronicles 7:13-14
Whenever Mike Rowe speaks out about the lack of work ethics in the current generation, he gets accused of pushing “right-wing propaganda,” that tells us a lot about the left wing!
Jennifer H: Unfortunately, he’s so right! We have gotten way too comfortable with being ‘lead’ to where government wants us to be, and not striving ourselves to where we want to go.
Laura F: Unfortunately, that’s true! My daughter in HR sees this! It’s a shame! Lack of a work ethic and moral decay of society! Too many ‘handouts’ from government hasn’t helped! Handouts were supposed to be a ‘hand up’ not a generational ‘I take’ and ‘not give back’ policy!
The government handouts were sold to the American people as helping but the crafters of the legislation may have been less than honest even then when considering the manner in which they vilified and misrepresented the motives of the opposition.
Jeanne C: I disagree, Sure there are a lot of lazy “entitled” young people, but the majority of the young people 18 to 30 that I know bust their butts every day to try to make ends meet in this sad time [of Bidenflation] when rent and living expenses, especially health insurance ,are so high that they cannot afford to live independently very comfortably. When I graduated college In the 70s I could afford a small apartment, feed myself ,and I had at least nominal insurance. I could afford my car and my car insurance. I was working at a health club at the time… In this day and age rent alone takes a huge portion of their paycheck. Car and car insurance outrageous. Health insurance, heck they can’t even afford it.
Cindy R: Jeanne C, THANK YOU! The idea of being able to completely provide for yourself working at a health club is crazy to my generation. I had to live with 3 to 4 roommates at a time to get by after college. All these older folks say that we are lazy and entitled, but the same efforts that allowed you to live well in your time just don’t pay off the same way anymore. It’s sad.
JoAnn: Cindy, That’s because in our time we didn’t have cell phones or the internet or eat fast food. So yes the money we made then went a long way. Today no matter how much we make it’s never enough.
Mary E: JoAnn, I’m 64 and bring my lunch to work every day. All the under 30s in the office order Grub Hub or Door Dash every day. The other day one had a small pizza and Pepsi delivered for$25. The same pizza is $14 if you pick up about a mile away. Packing lunch is a couple of dollars. But that’s just too hard. So much money spent foolishly and wasted.
It is so frustrating that police are told to stand down when Antifa/BLM or other radical left violent protests create havoc & even set up their own No Go Zones BUT when peaceful truckers protest on behalf of freedom, the government becomes tyrannical!
If you kneel to protest Police Brutality, then use the police to brutalize peaceful protesters, you might be a career politician…..
This is the Clown World the Democratic Socialists, and the legacy media, have us living in. SAD & TRAGIC!!
Meanwhile in Canada
I am holding out hope that our freedom convoy (U.S.A.) will not end like Canada’s. I can only hope our police feel like the rest of us and are as sick and tired of defunding and mandates that they will not arrest peaceful people !!!
Jordan Peterson has become a voice of reason in an age of otherwise insanity. His books have been bestsellers. His podcasts, interviews, and live debates have kept listeners glued to seats, absorbing every word. Peterson himself often tearfully recounts instances in which people have approached him just to say how he’s changed their lives. But now, a group of people he has dedicated years of his life to will no longer have the kind of access to his calm, collected, measured wisdom, for he’s decided to resign from his position at the University of Toronto.null
In a column for the National Post, Peterson outlines exactly why he has chosen to leave the academy: the diversity, inclusion, and equity (DIE) disease that has infected the entire institution. He writes that because of the DIE insanity that grips the academy, his “heterosexual white male graduate students […] face a negligible chance of being offered university research positions.” And, if his students manage to conquer that hill, because of his philosophical positions, they might still be rejected, as his presence in their education and development as scholars has somehow tainted them. “These facts rendered my job morally untenable.”null
The DIE, he explains has destroyed several areas of the academy. The DIE push to meet racial, ethnic, and gender quotas ensures less than qualified candidates are accepted. “This means we’re out to produce a generation of researchers utterly unqualified for the job,” and the “death of objective testing” all but makes this much certain.
For faculty, he describes them as “craven,” lying and paying homage to the DIE overlords in statements for the purpose of receiving research funding, “further corrupting what is already a stunningly corrupt enterprise.” What’s more, Peterson writes, these spineless academics teach their students to do the same.
And if the behavior of the individual professors was not bad enough, Peterson explains that “the accrediting boards for graduate clinical psychology training programs in Canada are now planning to refuse to accredit university clinical programs unless they have ‘social justice’ orientation.”
The universities will be required to prime students to become leftist activists or be denied accreditation.
“Similar moves are afoot in other professional disciplines, such as medicine and law. And if you don’t think that psychologists, lawyers and other professionals are anything but terrified of their now woke governing professional colleges, much to everyone’s extreme detriment, you simply don’t understand how far this has all gone.”
All of this is to say that the academy is an institution rotten to its core, gripped by the venomous tentacles of the DIE monster.
“We are now at the point where race, ethnicity, “gender,” or sexual preference is first, accepted as the fundamental characteristic defining each person (just as the radical leftists were hoping) and second, is now treated as the most important qualification for study, research and employment. Need I point out that this is insane.”
Before closing his column, Peterson lashes out in righteous anger at those making this takeover possible.
“[T]his is on you Professor. Cowever cravenly in pretence and silence. Teaching your students to dissimulate and lie. To get along. […] CEOs: signalling a virtue you don’t possess and shouldn’t want to please a minority who literally live their lives by displeasure. […] Musicians, artists, writers: stop bending your sacred and meritorious art to the demands of the propagandists…”
I think it’s safe to say that the University of Toronto has lost an invaluable member of the faculty, and the professoriate at large has lost one of the last warriors willing to fight for what they are too cowardly to fight for themselves.
Perhaps if more professors had Peterson’s stones, the universities wouldn’t have anyone left to push their nonsense, and, just maybe, they might start changing, but this is far too much to ask, I suppose.
For now, the universities continue to prove to be garbage heaps of terrible ideas, substandard scholarship, and a limiting worldview detrimental to all those who choose to walk through the doors, and Jordan B. Peterson will no longer be participating in it.
“He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind. And the wind is rising.”
I look forward to seeing what Peterson will be doing with all his free time. I love his books, and if you haven’t read them, you should.
Americans would do well to become very aware of the language employed by progressives in order to erode fundamental American freedoms and our traditional way of life. Freedom of Religion gets changed to Freedom of Worship, which sounds innocent and harmless but it is not.
The left’s hate machine is very deceptive and dangerous but God’s word imparts strength to overcome their machinations. Be awake and be wise.
Recently I read an article that purported to rank the most highly educated states ain the U.S. not suprpisingly it was a heavily sponsored “fluff piece” with very little factual data and statistics. It seemed to be designed to give positive strokes to the woke ones and assure them that they are the smart ones for following the leftist agenda without questioning or truly thinking things out. It was funny in a way because it was just another example of the left’s hate machine at work. At the same time it was a bit puzzling to see the glaring errors and data skewing in the article and realize that the woke ones are happily accepting its premise. Those who are awake are the truly educaated. What counts as education? Simply graduating from college does not count. People coming out of college tend to reflect the biases and limitations of their professors rather than having a legitimate understanding of the course material which they studied and eregurgitated to obtain good grades without ever learning to truly think for themselves and be able to reason things out. And the colleges and universities are rewarded for turning out mindless sheep who think they have been educated. The woke ones aren’t learning from history, in part because they aren’t being taught real history and have been conditioned to think that history contains no fixed facts. For that very reason, they are unable to see where the ideology they are believing in will take them and us if we are not able to awaken them to genuine reality.