Did We Create The Thing We Despise?

Posted: September 20, 2015 in politics

I was born in 1966.  That makes me a generation X’er.  My son is a millennial.  We see political correctness everywhere today and we wonder why.  Then I look at my son.  Look what we’ve done.  We give trophies for showing up and participating. You don’t get a job because you show up for the interview.  We cover our playgrounds with spongy mulch and rubber shavings.  There is no safety net in life.  It hurts when you fall.  I have scars on my elbows and knees.

My son doesn’t because he’s never fallen down on the sidewalk or pavement.  Kids wear helmet when they ride tricycles!  We carefully control what we allow them to say.  We control what they watch.  We take great pains to make sure they don’t say or do anything offensive and as a result when something offends them, they react as though their world is coming to an end!  We have created an entire generation that doesn’t understand that all people are different and people are entitled and allowed to have those views whether we like them or not.

We have failed miserably as parents to tell them that and educate them to that reality.  They have grown up thinking and believing everyone is the same and I would argue that’s why this generation is so open to socialism.  They don’t know what it’s like to lose; to come in lat. to be at the end of the line.  They are the most coddled, sheltered, protected generation in history and now the chickens have come home to roost.

They look at us as if we are Cromagnon or Neanderthal cavemen and look to put the stamp of political correctness on everything and everyone. Freedom of religion? No!  Freedom of speech? No.  Freedom of choice? No!  That’s the attitude of utter sameness from the generation of millennials we and we alone have pampered, protected and covered in a protective armor from the very things that make life worth living.  A few skinned knees and elbows are a good thing!

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