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tony on Jan.22, 2009,
The beginning of the end to our culture. We have you to thank, my generation. Post WWII. Veterans whose sacrifice saved us from needing to speak a language other than English.
Our evolved Family with Vanity, Narcissism celebrated have negatively impacted our more traditional values...that society’s life blood. Unfortunate for us many with misguided thinking, now identifying with the “Jones” gave birth and became parents
Welcome to the world of Me, and mine….We as a generation, my generation did not mean to totally mess things up, it was simply these ”unintended consequences.” So much for vision, and prudent civic responsibility. We didn’t want to just exist anymore, our Parents didn’t want us to either….our parents were trained and marketed to to believe that their role was to make life better, and for the generation after that for them to have it better, so on and on. With this logic…one day no one will never have to do anything anymore, because less is failure.
What was it, …I mean, really, everything we are about for hundreds of years, generation after generation, really when, how and why have we LOST of Family tradition. I don’t mean just the “American Family” I mean the core, foundation of what constituted life, period!
This is family. You know..children, Daddy, Mommy, and children, with all one thing in mind…to live a just and fair life…so really what this starts with is the breakdown of family and all that came with it. Values.
Where did society, our government and our values all begin their downward cycle?
That my friends is what this is, a cycle…going down now and eventually our children’s children will have enough smarts to change the direction of the pendulum…maybe even stop it for a while at its zenith.
I am speaking in generalities here, but bear with me.
It started to go wrong after the ‘50’s when families needed two incomes to keep their heads above water never mind “keeping up with the Jones.” We needed bigger houses, two cars, and lots and lots of toys that American manufacturers provided and marketers became sophisticated.
The priorities our leaders demonstrated were often misplaced. Greed now taking root in our culture, moral relevance close behind, after all we have to “make it right” in our head.
The guiding light of human behavior often were religious based. Secular values by definition invalidates our traditional religious roots, fundamental of our culture. This secular movement I was aware of as a child. Attending Church, I often would skip, and noting, that I was doing wrong, but more and more were doing it, Always comfortable with doing what was wrong, I saw many didn’t, they would rather, …change things, so that wrong or right was no longer an issue, it simply didn’t apply. How convenient. I saw at this age of 7, 8 or 9. I saw it, first hand…and it all grew worse
For Every Action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Now where could I have gotten that?
Every coin has two sides (don’t forget the edge, making it three). Those with vision see the “unintended consequences” (or price), using “natural laws,” logic, deduction, and reasoning…a requirement when looking at the logical progression of thought.
Our price was the loss of family values, more specifically quality family time, not only between entire families, but also between Fathers and Sons, and Mothers and Daughters.
We chose to replace that time with gifts and trinkets to our children to keep them happy, TV’s and electronic games to keep them busy having fun because we didn’t have as much time as we wanted to be with them……not really, many of you didn’t. My Mother, bless her soul she gave me MY Identity. SELF Image sustained me, not Image, Image lacking the fuel now has their vanity to feed as well.
Think of the lyrics from the Harry Chapin song from several years ago, “The Cats in the Cradle”:“When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when, But we’ll get together then. You know we’ll have a good time then.”
Of course they never do, and in the end, when the father is old and his son is grown, he tells his father the same words and the father realizes, “he has grown up just like me.” ..aahhh..the down hill slope….
In the “wink of an eye,” our own children grew older, AND they found something missing in their lives that they could not understand. They didn’t know how to define it, and we hadn’t given them the gift of introspection to figure out what it was. …
But, others came along and provided them with answers, but wrong thinking answers that our kids bought into. (see below-Alinsky Rules)
Like, nothing is ever right or wrong; only degrees in between…or perception is reality and other such garbage.
With this kind of logic, we can justify everything we do…every evil deed can be justified and rendered as even being OK. (Arguments of Moral Relevancy speaks to this concern)
Everything can be justified by saying it is not our fault and we are all victims. But, if you think this kind of perception is reality, then you are living an illusion!
This kind of reality and morality is more than an illusion. It is garbage!! Think of a UFO coming to our planet for the first time. He knows nothing about us, so he sees things as if he were a child…no point of view, no perspective other than what is. What reality does he see? Not the same one as our children who are being “spun” a reality that isn’t real. (Remember Universal and Natural Law say there is only one reality).
Simply put, the one reality has been replace by indifference to “what is.” It’s been replaced with ifa, coulda, woulda, shoulda, thereby invalidating the rules of nature and he universe that we should be following. And we as the older generation have said nothing, which means we have given it our blessing.
Our children, today’s active young and middle age adults, grew up lacking respect for their parents. Yes, EVEN contempt for them… The toys we exchanged for love and attention, simply weren’t enough…..Dah!….. We left out the most important part of parenthood. As such, we earned their CONTEMPT!
(You made the bed, now sleep it it.)
And sadly that contempt flowed over into all aspects of their lives, including people in their own generation who feel the same way.
Good God…If you don’t at least respect your Mother, then you are in trouble. ”Show me how a man treats his mother and I will tell you how he treats all the women in his life.”
This contempt I speak of didn’t stop there…oh no, it went on to a complete contempt of authority, of values, of reality and most of society. Negative energy, is to Nature what Hate is to Religion.
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