There’s an article/video at National Review Online (Peter Robinson is back with Uncommon Knowledge…where had he gone?) with an interview with Ben’s Ass. (Okay…I tend to blur that pronunciation). He’s doing what most good conservatives do these days. He’s hawking a book to the aggrieved teaming red-state masses. It may be a good book. I don’t know. But the basic premise, in a word, is about the current generations of Snowflakes.
I got involved in a couple of provocative replies in the comments section. So let me just ask you, was I wrong — was I a little too hard on the Beaver — to give this reply to a person who bragged:
Denying women, gay people, and others equal rights is the very definition of lacking common courtesy. And by that metric, my generation absolutely destroys yours at the fundamentals of civility and decency.
He also noted that the only reason education costs were high is because we’re not more socialist like Austrialia (more or less, in so many words…you can read the exact exchange yourself). I wrote:
Boys now compete as girls in sports and win the races. And the Snowflakes, who have never fought anything stronger than the fraud of global warming, exclaim “We are the self-congratulatory Golden Children who are better than anything that has ever come before.” Why are education costs higher? They haven't a clue but are quite sure that if only "the rich" were taxed more, all problems would be solved.
So basically your answer is socialism. Granted, with Trump as president, conservatives don't have a lot to crow about because Trump is also a Big Government advocate. But it might surprise you to learn that it's been government involvement that has driven up the cost of education...and health care....and housing. Let government into the automobile business and do you think the cost will go up or down? How about computers?
And by definition, government “fixing” something means taking money from one set of people to give to another.
Previous generations defeated Hitler, Tojo, and invented most of the foundational technologies we have today. What did the Snowflake generation give us? You normalized sodomy. Bravo. But that seems nothing to crow about. And with your weakened moral aspect combined with entitlement-mindedness, there is likely no way out of this destructive loop other than financial collapse…which undoubtedly will be blamed not on government but “the rich” holding onto too much of their money.
You, Joe, represent the moral and intellectual collapse of Western Civilization. And not necessarily because of the mainstreaming of sodomy but because you’re now of the Utopian mindset thinking that someone else should pay for your life or fix things that only you, and you alone, should fix. Under the Snowflake mindset, government becomes this magical entity that can fix anything. And if you know history, particularly American history, you know why our society has prospered and what the Founders set out to avoid: the tyranny of government, brought to us today by the Snowflake entitlement generation.