When I tell children that they are far too dependent on their gizmos, they do not deny it, but they really don’t care. This is their real life: texting about trivial things, listening to numbing music on their private headphones. The machines block everything out; you create your own little trivial world.
There comes a point when ideology has to be put aside and what’s good for the country must be embraced. France is a selfish nation that is going down the drain economically because the folks there want stuff and economics be damned.
Americans whose parents were raised during the Great Depression or World War II understand how drastically things have changed on the home front. My father did not care a whit whether I liked him, and it would have been unthinkable for him to pick up my stuff. There were rules in the house, and they were enforced.
Unless the voters wise up and get back to self-reliance and responsible government, this nation will continue down the Nanny State road. That path is unsustainable. But even worse, it is un-American.
While the majority of tea party citizens do not use defamation, some of those who claim to represent them do. It’s the same thing on the left. Some progressive commentators are so hateful that they damage their own cause. Hate is hate no matter what ideology you embrace.
When I first heard folks discussing “The Walking Dead,” I thought they were talking about Congress. But no, it was zombies. The undead. Flesh-eating creatures. Bodies that do harm.
On Saturday nights at my house, I often trot out classic movies and force the urchins to watch them. There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth, but I think it’s important to teach kids about American culture, and films certainly are a big part of it.
The gap between rich and poor under Obama is getting bigger because fewer well-paying jobs are available. Corporations are being taxed to the hilt and are loath to add more workers. Thus, salaries fall because there are more than enough applicants to fill any job vacancy.
Freedom has always had a downside. With technology allowing for instant communication, hate groups, perverts and killers now have many more opportunities to cause harm than ever before. Again, there’s little anyone can do about it.
America remains a great country, a place where most people have a decent chance at a successful life if they’re honest and work hard. But we have lost our way when it comes to family matters.