The Not-So-Great Generation and the Vision That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Very well stated. I lived in the Soviet Sociaist Republic of Massachussettes during the seventies and came to realize that among the college educated masses, they had created an alternative reality. One that existed in their minds. Having been indoctrinated by their socialist professsors, America was evil and needed to be taken down a peg. Vietnam was their rallying point piggybacked upon the civil rights movement of the sixties. The evil must be removed and America as we knew it must be changed. Religion must be destroyed for only the State can provide a better life here and now. As with all idealistic ideologies, the goals can never be achieved, only the present destroyed in hopes of a better tomorrow.

Posted by Groman at June 8, 2015 3:02 AM

And the Premier Citoyen du Monde de L'Avenir? Name's and fame's Obama. Just wait.

Posted by Ed McCabe at June 8, 2015 7:44 AM

There are a multitude of GOP senators like Norm Coleman. They are the problem, not the solution. Coleman was a supporting ally of another GOP senator Richard Lugar who was Ted Kennedy's favorite republican. When Lugar lost the primary to a Tea Party candidate, both Coleman, Lugar and their fellow compatriots did their best to destroy that challenger. There is only one party...the Elitist Party and we aren't in it. The elite would love to dance in the glow of a thousand points of light but fail to realize those are merely tracers and there's a lot of FMJ between those points. But it is neither the first or likely last time the elite have misjudged the light of their dreams. The American Revolution and the Civil War were both preceded by depressions and hell won out. Are they really ready for the body count or have a place to hide. The Philippines was a nice quiet backwater in the 30's.

Posted by indyjonesouthere at June 8, 2015 9:53 AM

FDR was not a "classical liberal". His right-hand man---Harry Hopkins--was a communist. FDR was a socialist.

Posted by ahem at June 8, 2015 10:41 AM

After bemoaning patriots' failures of the past what is to be done now?
The tread marks of the traitors are deep and crushing throughout our society. I hear that the new Core curriculum in American History is more quicksand for the innocent and ignorant K-16.

1984 is no longer a satire. The Eagle is being transformed into Cow, easily milked for the benefit of the elite cowards, as the naive are bilked and cowed by the same gang of ghouls.

How do we teach our children truthfully and well?

Posted by Howard Nelson at June 8, 2015 3:39 PM

More to the point:

Which are the American History textbooks, truthfully appropriate for K-16 students?
What standards have been applied by what authorities in preparing that list, by title and author(s)?

By truthfully appropriate I mean our history warts and glories all -- age appropriate for the class level.

I know I don't know my backside from third base in this crucial area. Thus, the continuing backsliding into moaning and groaning.
Where are the truth, trash, exaggerations, exceptions, imbalances, deletions, concealments, ... in Zinn's 'A People's History of the United States?'

Posted by Howard Nelson at June 8, 2015 4:09 PM

The Lessons of History
The Late Professor J Rufus Fears
The David Ross Boyd Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma

1. We do not learn from history, and the consequences of failure are tragic.
2. Science, technology, the global economy, and the internet do not make us immune to the lessons of history.
3. Freedom is not a universal value
4. Power, the power to dominate others, is a universal value.
5. The Middle East is the graveyard of Empires.
6. America shares the destinies of the great democracies, republics, and superpowers of the past.
7. Religion and spirituality, along with a lust for power, are the most profound motivators in human history.
8. Great nations rise and fall because of human decisions, not anonymous social or economic forces.
9. There is a distinction between a politician and a statesman.
10. America has charted a unique role in history, if we are willing to learn from the past.

Jetzt ist alles klar.

Posted by Peoples Republic of Maryland at June 8, 2015 4:35 PM

Our side will not fight back, ever. Even our extremists just want to correct the record and wait for the plate tectonics of public opinion to magically invert. The Tooth Fairy will save us before that ever happens. Our members hide in schools and unions and work and out in public. Only once they are convinced they are in a 100% safe venue will they even whisper what they believe.

When we get really really mad, we schedule some rally in Washington D.C., when the enemy is on vacation a million miles away, and listen to some speeches. A bigger bunch of female sex organs you will never know.

Posted by Scott M at June 9, 2015 1:03 AM

The American voter, living or dead, citizen or alien, no longer wishes to be prosperous and free.

Posted by ErisGuy at June 9, 2015 5:20 AM

And this site is rife with morons who chant the love it or leave crap.
Hell , there are morons here who have celebrated having their daughter sign up for the greatest rape-factory on the planet.

Posted by Bill Jones at June 10, 2015 8:28 PM

Aw, Bill, lighten up. This site is not any rifer with morons than it is with commenters that only criticize.

If ye can't bring good news than don't bring any. That's my motto.

Posted by chasmatic at June 14, 2015 12:17 AM