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!