May 2, 2014
What's coming down the pipe is scary - a mentally infected or diseased generation.When I say "infected" or "diseased" I mean I look at the kids today, especially of college age, and realize they have a genuine mental condition.
We can all laugh and mock them citing examples of entitlement, weakness, and idiocy, highlighting stories where they demand free education or have their parents attend a job interview with them or Pajama Boy's latest antics, but these are merely the symptoms of a much larger and threatening sickness. One where nearly an entire generation is incapable of understanding other people's rights, freedom, and property.Captain Capitalism: The Sickness that is Coming
Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 2, 2014 4:25 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
The only reason they are a problem is because they vote. The only reason they vote is because the liberal elite make sure they do. The only reason the liberal elite can make sure they vote is because America (everybody) is addicted to free money conjured out of nothing.
Only when the printing presses fall silent will America begin to heal.
Posted by: edaddy at May 2, 2014 5:12 PM
I disagree with the first sentence and agree with the last sentence.
The engine of moral crime will stop when it runs out of fuel.
Posted by: ghostsniper at May 2, 2014 5:40 PM
Everybody that is on the dole will have a rude awakening when the money runs out. Their appetites will not go away and they will turn on each other and on anyone who has anything. What would be nice is if the frenzied mobs turn on the government and its officials that have sustained them for so long. Kinda like, bite the hand that no longer feeds them. We won't be so lucky. A mob comprised of rioters and looters takes on a life of its own. Look at the riots of yesteryear, Watts, Detroit, Chicago, Philly. There will be no control short of lethal force.
Posted by: chasmatic at May 2, 2014 8:45 PM
American culture is formed by television.
Posted by: bgarrett at May 2, 2014 8:46 PM
Before we run out of things to sell, we'll need to run out of reasons to sell it. Before we run out of things to buy, we'll need to run out of reasons it buy it. Before we run out of reason to be paid, we'll need to run out of things to be paid for. Before we see any need to stop putting value into what we do, we'll need to stop seeing any value in what we do. As long as things are done well, we'll always see a reason to do them.
Be the first to do something others find useful, don't waste your efforcts, and you will prosper.
Posted by: Alan Kellogg at May 2, 2014 9:37 PM
Circular logic is a waste of time.
What the article says to me is that behavioral traits be accrued and passed on. The result is a whole generation of people that do not have traditional morals and values: the work ethic, honesty, some form of the morals inculcated in the Ten Commandments; enough aggression to defend one's self and beliefs; I'm drifting a bit but trying to depict survival instincts, motivation, the urge to get up off the couch and make one's way in the world.
As long as the lights are on and there is enough food and shelter these deficiencies can be overlooked. There will always be somebody to "spare some change, mister" but when the infrastructure goes down and it is every man for himself then the drones and leeches will perish.
That's jake with me. If you don't work you don't eat is a fair deal.
Posted by: chasmatic at May 3, 2014 5:35 AM
There once was a time when only the property owners (read productive class) voted in America. From the very beginning, the liberal elite have been working very hard to give everyone else the ability to vote. Immigration reform is the most recent overt example. If they can't get the votes they want legally, then they get them illegally through ACORN registration, or by suppressing votes through the IRS, etc.
I agree with Mr. Kellogg in that eventually the productive class will come out on top. That's always the case when the SHTF. However, I think we need more than that ... we need to demand that in whatever new system emerges that the productive classes have more say in matters than the consumers or dependent classes.
Posted by: edaddy at May 3, 2014 6:22 AM
Chas, the values you're mentioning are not going to be found on the shelves at Wal-Mart. If they don't have them by the age of 15, it's going to be tough to get them to adopt them. I don't think two years in the old time draftee military could do that.
Some may survive, most won't for long. Oh, stealing and hustling goes just so far 'til downrange round gets ya behind the ear. Then the crows will locate them for the body pickers.
Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at May 3, 2014 6:24 AM
@edaddy, that "matters" in your last sentence is the killer.
THAT is the start of the decline.
What "matters" to you may be irrelevant to me.
In the past, and now, some retard ASSumed that if 6 out of 10 approved of something the other 4 don't matter.
This breeds contempt, jealousy, and envy.
Further, when a person is appointed above all others a struggle will ensue.
Frankly, I am tired and disgusted with not mattering, and people being envious of what I have even though I stay in the woods and mind my own business.
Democracy, in any of it's forms, ferments the worst in human depravity and should be erased from the human lexicon, by force if necessary.
Posted by: ghostsniper at May 3, 2014 6:36 AM
The essential principles are summarized in the 2nd paragraph of our Declaration of Independence.
As citizen adults we have the obligation to ensure our founding principles are taught comprehensively, and learned by our children. This teaching and learning involves
analysis of related historical events and synthesis to underlying principles. Argument/debate should be encouraged based on evidence (facts & context).For example, given our principles and heritage, was our atom-bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki justifiable in lieu of the estimated 10-fold + greater death and injury rate had we invaded Japan in WW 2?
How many parents have studied the textbooks and presentations made by their child's schoolteachers? How many parents are aware of the examples they set for their children?
"... teach your children well ..." If not, your neglect becomes their Hell.
Democracy means governance by the demos, the citizenry. It is assumed that the citizenry, despite their ranges of different interests, adhere to certain commonly accepted principles of rights, wrongs, laws, and behavior.
Our principles are spelled out in our Declaration and its foundation in Judaeo-Christian and Enlightenment teachings.
If God is not to your liking, try Confucius," Respond to the kind with kindness, and to the aggressor with justice."
Posted by: Howard Nelson at May 3, 2014 8:17 AM
re: "Democracy means governance by the demos, the citizenry." ghostsniper
Graduated from college 51 years ago. Although I had a degree in a science I was permitted to take philosophy courses instead of gut courses such as economics, socology, cultural anthropology, comparative religion, etc. Try doing that today in college.
Had a semester of Aristotle/Metaphysics and will never forget the professor saying that Aristotle defined Democracy as being in effect governence by fools. My observation of American politics has demonstrated over the past half century how correct Aristotle was about democracy. O tempora O mores!
Posted by: Dan Kurt at May 3, 2014 7:29 PM
Please excuse my error ghostsniper in placing your name instead of Howar Nelson's name in my post above.
Posted by: Dan Kurt at May 3, 2014 7:32 PM
Oh, we are talking about democracy, uh? See what was said back in 1787:
The Rise and Fall of Democracy
"About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier: 'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.'
'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'
'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage'
Posted by: chasmatic at May 3, 2014 11:07 PM
The US is at 7 and 8 right now.
What happens between dependence, and bondage?
Posted by: ghostsniper at May 4, 2014 6:52 AM
"What happens between dependence, and bondage?"
7.5 A half breed faggot of dubious provenance on the throne and toadying grifters running the place.
Posted by: Denny at May 4, 2014 3:01 PM
Denny: you're welcome but I must admit that the quote belongs to Ol' Remus at the Woodpile Report. Sometimes I forget to give the credit but I'm no thief. I just got CRS, shrug.
"It's like being in Caligula's Rome. A half breed faggot of dubious provenance on the throne and toadying grifters running the place. You gotta forgive me, I'm not well ... sometimes I think I've seen too much. I wish Putin had grown up in Boise." — Remus
Posted by: chasmatic at May 4, 2014 6:15 PM
Well put, Chasmatic at 11:07 PM 5-3-14.
But note that following step 5 the sequence is subject to revolutionary revision to step 3, not in a circular retrograde path but in an opening spiral
fed by learnings from the unacceptable past and a pissed-offedness with the sagging/gagging present; exactly what happened in the early 1770's thru the 1790's when we shit-canned detrimental, weak forms of representative government.
Our system is in decline at the moment, but so was it before 12/7/1941 and before Reagan was elected present and president -- against a riptide of morons masquerading as politically astute, moral mavens.
There's more to Americans than slavishness to historical trends as predictors of the future.
We will soon enough expel the crap we've been force fed -- into the then to be fecal-freckled faces of the self-fornicating fakers and takers.
Up your courage, confidence, and competence!
Posted by: Howard Nelson at May 5, 2014 8:32 PM