posted on May, 24 2007 @ 10:48 PM
I have been thinking about this question for quite some time. Me and a buddy of mine used to play golf at a local club where I live. We played with
a lot of old guys who were in WW2. My Grandfather was in WW2, he actually has a pistol that he took off a German officer. My question to my Grandpa
if he was still alive, as well as the OLD dudes we used to play Golf with is what do THEY think of the current situation in Iraq???
WW2 was SUPPOSED to be the last War. Since then, there has been many smaller World Wars.
What I have been thinking is, hasn't our society and the World in general had enough education about past wars, expanded our intellect since WW2,
have advanced in knowledge about our past, increased our brain power as far as information we have access too, understand as a populous the reasons
why there were Wars in the first place, and generally as a whole LEARNED FROM THE MISTAKES THAT OUR BABY BOOMERS MADE??????
I know the Government is behind most of these problems we have been facing since WW2 and I blame it on my Mothers generation for not standing up for
there rights and setting the stage for what we face today. Most of the SOCIAL problems, most of the Drug problems, most of the Government
intervention in our lives, and most of the War mongering come from the Baby Boomer generation. They have represented the voting majority for last
30-40 years and have shaped this Nation for what it is today.
I believe it is my duty as a 32yr old to educate my own Mother about the situations we face today, whether they include the drug laws, the War On
Terrorism, the Social programs that drain our Middle Class, the dumbing down of my Generation and those after me, the current Teachers that are
complete idiots (which is why I Home School my Children, based on the fact they wanted to teach my kids about AIDS IN THE 1ST GRADE), the Brain
washing they received as youngsters with all the Government propaganda that was prevalent in the 60's and 70's, ect.
We need to take our Country back OURSELVES if we are to have a chance to have everyone get along and learn from there mistakes. This Country IS just
as important as every other nation in the world. I dont care if you say AMERICA is the Greatest country on earth as I can show you BILLIONS of other
people who think the same as us about their country. I just am not able to grasp the fact that My Grandfather fought a REAL War that was a more
BRUTAL WAR than we can ever imagine and my parents as well as my generation are not able to learn from it and try and make things better.
Usually, when two people disagree now a days we can talk and find a common ground to figure the problem out. When we learn from our leaders that the
only way to fix a problem is to "FIGHT THE EVIL IN THIS WORLD" it does no one any good. Other people have opinions too and we need to start
LISTENING to those other opinions, whether there form another country or not. We need to learn from our mistakes, which the first step is to admit
you mad a mistake in the first place, and TALK NOW with nations that are supposedly out to kill us.
We as a country need to put pressure on the BABY BOOMERS who are in power to learn to understand other cultures and to understand the AMERICAN culture
ISNT the be all end all of cultures in the WORLD.