Saturday, April 27, 2019

Entitlement, Prosperity and Social Justice: Snowflakes Want It All

“If fascism comes to America, it will be through our college and university system.” - Roger Simon, PJ Media

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Since I covered AOC’s  completely ignorant, entitled comment regarding prosperity last week I feel it’s only fair to use today’s post to point out that not all Millennials are ignorant, uneducated and oblivious to reality. Alyssa Ahlgren, in her article Thoughts From a hipster Coffee Shop…gives me hope.

My generation is becoming the largest voting bloc in the country. We have an opportunity to continue to propel us forward with the gifts capitalism and democracy has given us. The other option is that we can fall into the trap of entitlement and relapse into restrictive socialist destitution. The choice doesn’t seem too hard, does it?

Related imageWell, you sure wouldn’t think so…

But when everything you’ve been taught was to the contrary your brainwashing is complete. You’ve been conditioned to believe not your lyin’ eyes but rather the hogwash perpetrated by the progressive cabal. You have been assimilated. You will vote Democratic Socialist, straight ticket.

I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me.

We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.

…Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”

…When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth…My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity.

We were warned about this 50 years ago by none other than Nikita Khrushchev. Somehow I thought people would be more vigilant.

Anyway, just some musings from the road: perhaps there will always be 10 (or 36 per Hasidic legend, h/t Janice the Elder) righteous men (which includes women like Alyssa) on this earth to hold God’s anger in abeyance.  I certainly hope so, because I know that the snowflakes currently demanding ‘social justice’ will not fare well in the event God decides to unleash some real justice.

Stay strong out there, the righteous are counting on us.