Originally posted by jbondo
I crave knowledge and hope I never stop learning. Seems the people with the most wisdom (Senior Citizens) are usually the ones we listen to least. I
am just amazed at how America takes their old and hide them away in a place where we can keep them out of sight and out of mind. What a shame.
Well, some people remember the way the "senior citizens" slavishly accepted any form of government that came by. Other people remember the way
these "senior citizens" easily gave up on their Jewish neighbours in wwII in Europe.
Still others remember the eugenicist ideals that a lot of these "senior citizens" adhered to.
Also a lot of the "senior citizens" have a distinctly racist worldview.
And lots of the "senior citizens" were so unthinking to fully accept the christian or other nonsensical religious dogma AND to aggressively force
this idea upon their children.
Dont get me wrong, I am NOT against senior citizens per se and I wouldnt ever put my mother in a old-people's home, but I believe it is obvious that
the way the world has become is a direct result of the unwillingness of our predecessors to think for themselves or act against gross injustice.
These were the people who fully accepted the forceful milk-lobby here in holland who gave us the untrue adagio "three glasses of milk a day"
because they overproduced.
These were the people who forced work-ethics upon their children. Who did not oppose segregation, who allowed a Ku Klux Klan.
And dammit, these were the people who started the wars for oil. Who liked wearing uniforms. Who allowed their kids to be raped by their priests,
because they wanted to believe in a fantastic book of lies. Who aggressively forced their children into believing nonsense and to stop rational
thinking, having to accept blatant lies from guys in dresses who adore a male god...
These were the people who, rather than accept their children's ideas, pushed them into obeying the power structures that have been proven to be
against, rather than for the people.
No, there is not much wisdom in the elderly, these days. More likely they will condemn what they themselves have set in motion years ago.
When a culture is based upon money-production and entertainment, thru the sheepish acceptance of the ones before, the time has come for change. On a
This time we will have to try come up with a more dynamic set of ideals. No more fascist ideals, no more forced labour, no more politics of exclusion
and exploitation. No more oil and fossil fuels to generate a tiny bit of energy that can be wasted by useless industries that have been set-up to
suppress people, to keep them docile.
No, the docility (if that is the word) of our predecessors was NOT positive for anything but their slavers.
I am aware that this has become a rant, but I just had to react.
Wisdom is not in years, wisdom is in intelligent use of information, combined with humaneness (or is that humanity?).
Forcing dogma on kids is oppression, brainwashing.
What I see here and everywhere is that a lot of people prefer to just echo the knowledgable tone of our elders and forget to imply knowledge or to
learn more than old knowledge.
Fercryingoutloud, a culture sucks if it doesnt grow. And that our western culture isnt growing is undeniable. Or do we think that an empty society of
brainless entertainmentjunkies is 'the zhit'?
I dont know, man!