How GD Stupid and Ungrateful Are We?
We are taking one of the greatest countries in history and destroying it by letting extremist dummies ruin it
The glory days are over. We can almost start pretending they never happened. The generation that stormed the beaches in Normandy and hit the islands in the Pacific is now in the history books, except for the last few hanging on for dear life in nursing homes.
The sad thing about these surviving elderly Americans who delivered our country through some of its most trying times is that they can no longer provide us with the lessons needed to appreciate how dangerous and wrong Donald Trump is for America. The Americans today supporting Trump were the ones who slept during high school social studies.
They are the dumbasses who never paid much attention to Aunt Lottie (born in 1900), Uncle Charlie (born in 1918 and a navigator in a B-17 in World War II), or “Gram” (born in 1912) when they told stories about the America they grew up in. They never asked those asked these walking history books questions about the past. There was no intellectual curiosity and zero interest in understanding the nuances and intricacies of how things went from what they were in 1900 to what they are today — the three people I mention here had vacated my physical life by 2005. However, their voices, lessons, smiles, and laughs still echo in my mind every day I inhabit this planet.
In many cases, though, their children and grandchildren, the baby boomers, messed it up for the rest of us. Born into an era of unprecedented economic expansion, the times (without going into the minutiae of that era) were, in many cases, sound.
It is so good that today, baby boomers still control excessive wealth even though fewer and fewer of them are adding value to the economy. The wealth sits in their coffers, making them even wealthier.
Why do I bring up the frozen wealth in their hands, though? Well, it was this very same cohort of Americans who, after deciding to blow up the whole traditional American way of life, which mostly was good, a mere 15 years later elected into office, the man whose obsession with wealthy Americans led us directly to Trump.