What Happened to the Youth of America?

From the perspective of a Senior Citizen I look around and all I can ask myself is WTF!?

What happened to the world I knew, the humanity of the people I grew up with, the motivation of those around me?

This author seems to have an inkling; me….I’m one step away from declaring open season on a WHOLE shit pile of “people”.

Received from an Oregon Resident

While I was getting a coffee, I overheard 7 young people (22-26 years old, 5 males, 2 female) who have been protesting in downtown Portland the last two nights.

 I told them I was doing research and asked nicely if they would answer some questions.  They were cool with it, so I sat down and went for it.

 Ø  Three voted.  Of the four who didn’t, none was registered to vote.

 Ø  None of them researched independently either candidate.

 Ø  All were for Hillary but preferred Bernie.

 Ø  Why the Democratic Candidate?

·       “More things are taken care of.”

·       “Time to have a woman President.”

·       “Democrats aren’t sexist or racist.”

 Ø  Six of them live at home.

 Ø  All are under their parents insurance.

 Ø  Two have “real” jobs.

 Ø  Three aren’t working, nor are they trying hard to find a job either.

 Ø All  Parents pay for everything in their life or subsidize it.

 Ø  Six get money from mom or dad every month.

 Ø  Two have been on unemployment for 6+ months.

 Ø  One is at Portland State U, doesn’t work, and parents pay for everything.

 Ø  All 7 said Trump is a racist/sexist.  I asked to cite proof … “That tape, man!”

 Ø  When I asked, as a man myself, “Have you ever said anything like that when you’ve been hanging out with your buddies?   All five males said  “Yes.”

 Ø  Would you say it if you knew you were on tape?  All five answered  “No.”

 Ø  What’s the difference?  I asked.  “You’ve all said bad stuff like that.  Does that mean you hate women and are a sexual predator?”  Nothing.  No answer.

 Ø  None could tell me how our government works … they didn’t know how laws are passed, how the House of Representatives or the Senate work.

 Ø  None could explain how a bill is passed.

 Ø  Only one could tell me the difference between legal and illegal immigration. One of them said, “Legal immigration is when you immigrate legally.”  Seriously.

 Ø  None could explain the purpose of the Electoral College or how it works.

 In 10 minutes they felt they had explained everything.  Nice kids … but so ignorant.   I know some awesome, phenomenal young adults; but I’m afraid the majority are like these seven.  Too many participation trophies, too much coddling by parents and teachers.

In 1944 18 year-olds stormed the beach at Normandy into almost certain death.In 2016 18-year-olds feel unsafe because words hurt their feelings.

This country is in deep shit!

Holiday Trees, Ben Stein

A comment from Ben Stein……..

Holiday Trees”
I hope & pray that every one of you who I send this excellent article to will read it & hopefully pass it on to your friends.

Thank you and all the best.

Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year, which prompted Ben Stein, to say, on CBS Sunday Morning,

My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a nativity scene, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

In light of recent events… terrorist attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell.
Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it…. no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what a bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

Will Trump Be Blackmailed?

Carrier and President Elect Trump recently announced that the company would remain in the US. With that simple agreement Trump saved more jobs before he was even sworn in than Obama did in almost eight years.

Yet, as announced this AM, those jobs are not 100% secure.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/30/hundreds-could-still-lose-jobs-at-carriers-indianapolis-plant-despite-trump-deal.html

True, no job ever is, but that is not the concern I have. Has the President set his administration up for a continual stream of “Companies” seeking favorable treatment while using the threat of moving offshore to secure said favor?