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The Huffington Post Thinks That The Baby Boomers Are The Worst Generation Of Americans | The Recreational Writer | RecreationalWriter.com

The Huffington Post Thinks That The Baby Boomers Are The Worst Generation Of Americans | The Recreational Writer | RecreationalWriter.com

***THIS ARTICLE INCLUDES MY PERSONAL OPINIONS. I do attempt – with this and all posts – to back up my thoughts and opinions based on historical records and facts. However, it is still my opinion. I choose to write out my thoughts on this blog, and sharing a link on Facebook rather than the contents itself, so that if you do not agree, you can easily skip.***


In an editorial posted on July twenty-eighth of this year by Zach Carter at The Huffington Post website, a beyond far left-leaning editorial organization, Mr. Carter exclaims that “The Baby Boomers are the worst American generation since Reconstruction” In the same article, and, what the article is wholly about, is that “Socialism Is Good Now.”

Mr. Carter argues, “Socialism is not a static, concrete ideology. It is a word whose meaning has long been rendered flexible by decades of political bombardment.” And further, without an appearance of evidence Mr. Carter continues, “It was even hard to pin down Karl Marx on a practical definition.” quickly moving on to other individuals’ definition of socialism.

Mr. Carter then goes on to say, farther in the editorial, that “For millennials, “capitalism” means “unaccountable rich people ripping off the world,” while “socialism” simply means “not that.””

And finally, “Every working-class American in this country should have access to dignified health care, should actually be able to see a doctor without going broke.”

Where do I even begin? I guess the first step would be to stop face-palming.

Let me start with the, wholly inaccurate statement that “The Baby Boomers are the worst American generation … ” First, for clarity, Merriam-Webster defines “Baby Boomers” as, “a person born during a period of time in which there is a marked rise in a population’s birthrate : a person born during a baby boom; especially : a person born in the U.S. following the end of World War II (usually considered to be in the years from 1946 to 1964)” (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20boomer)

In Mr. Carter’s view, anyone born between 1946 and 1964, by Merriam-Webster’s definition, is part of the “worst generation.”

The “worst” generation. What did they accomplish? If you believe Mr. Clark, well, nothing. However, they created the internet. They created the very first computers. What Mr. Clark, and all millennials now take for granted in everyday life, was created by the very ones that he calls “the worst generation.” Hell, had they not accomplished what they did, Mr. Clark would have no platform to write non-factual and non-researched editorials.

The Baby Boomers created the foundation of the lives that we lead today. Meanwhile, the “millennials” are known for? Oh, yeah… Banning straws.

Mr. Carter declares (again without any hint of evidence) that “The Boomers were raised in a political culture dominated by madmen, their minds warped at an early age.” Madmen? Harry Truman was a madman? Dwight Eisenhower was a madman? John F. Kennedy was a madman? Jimmy Carter? Ronald Reagan (well, I guess Mr. Clark would see him as a “madman” because he was a Republican.) They were all madmen?

Let us see. Mr. Clark fawns over self-described socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her “policies” saying they are much like “New Deal liberalism.” New deal liberalism? Mr. Clark, do you mean the new deal that Harry Truman (by your words a madman) protected and expanded on? “Truman protected the New Deal and—with a rise in the minimum wage in 1949 and the enlargement of Social Security in 1950—built upon its achievements.” (https://millercenter.org/president/truman/impact-and-legacy)

John F. Kennedy. This “madman” (again, by Mr. Clark’s words), “inspired a generation to accept responsibility for its government, and its world, by taking political and social action. As president, he fought to ensure equal rights and opportunities for all Americans. He encouraged Americans to lift up those less fortunate than themselves, both at home and abroad. He challenged the nation to reach for the impossible and land a man on the moon before the end of the decade. He set new directions for international diplomacy, seeking better relations with Latin America and newly independent nations. He reduced the threat of nuclear war by opening the lines of communication with Moscow and offering to help “make the world safe for diversity.””

Dwight Eisenhower was a madman? “On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Eisenhower commanded the Allied forces in the Normandy invasion.” and further, ” … accept an appointment as first Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. While in Paris with NATO …” (https://www.biography.com/people/dwight-d-eisenhower-9285482) Yes, the same NATO. This madman also, “In 1953 he orchestrated an armistice that brought peace to South Korea’s border. Also that year, Eisenhower made his famous “Atoms for Peace” speech at the United Nations General Assembly. The United States and Russia had both recently developed atomic bombs, and the speech promoted applying atomic energy to peaceful uses, rather than using it for weaponry and warfare. In 1955, Eisenhower met with Russian, British and French leaders at Geneva to further quell the threat of atomic war.” (https://www.biography.com/people/dwight-d-eisenhower-9285482) This “madman”‘s “Accomplishments during his two terms include creating the U.S. Information Agency, and establishing Alaska and Hawaii as states. Eisenhower also supported the creation of the Interstate Highway System during his time in office. His other distinctions include signing the 1957 Civil Rights Act and setting up a permanent Civil Rights Commission. Eisenhower was additionally responsible for signing the bill to form the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).” (https://www.biography.com/people/dwight-d-eisenhower-9285482)

John F. Kennedy. This “madman” (again, by Mr. Clark’s words), “inspired a generation to accept responsibility for its government, and its world, by taking political and social action. As president, he fought to ensure equal rights and opportunities for all Americans. He encouraged Americans to lift up those less fortunate than themselves, both at home and abroad. He challenged the nation to reach for the impossible and land a man on the moon before the end of the decade. He set new directions for international diplomacy, seeking better relations with Latin America and newly independent nations. He reduced the threat of nuclear war by opening the lines of communication with Moscow and offering to help “make the world safe for diversity.””

Next “madman”, Jimmy Carter. “His insistence on American leadership in the protection of human rights around the world helped to subvert the power of communist and other dictatorial regimes, and eventually led to the human rights initiatives of the 1980s and 1990s.” (https://millercenter.org/president/carter/impact-and-legacy)

And Ronald Reagan? Well, he just got the Berlin Wall dismantled. A very “madman” thing to have done.

So Mr. Clark, these men were all madmen. I think not.

Next, again (as becoming increasingly normal in his editorial) without any evidence, Mr. Clark declares as fact that “Socialism is not a static, concrete ideology. It is a word whose meaning has long been rendered flexible by decades of political bombardment.” and that “It was even hard to pin down Karl Marx on a practical definition.” Actually, Karl Marx describes what socialism is. In fact, “Marx expressed the aim of socialism with great clarity at the end of the third volume of Capital: “In fact, the realm of freedom does not commence until the point is passed where labor under the compulsion of necessity and of external utility is required. In the very nature of things it lies beyond the sphere of material production in the strict meaning of the term. Just as the savage must wrestle with nature, in order to satisfy his wants, in order to maintain his life and reproduce it, so civilized man has to do it, and he must do it in all forms of society and under all possible modes of production. With his development the realm of natural necessity expands, because his wants increase; but at the same time the forces of production increase, by which these wants are satisfied. The freedom in this field cannot consist of anything else but of the fact that socialized man, the associated producers, regulate their interchange with nature rationally, bring it under their common control, instead of being ruled by it as by some blind power; they accomplish their task with the least expenditure of energy and under conditions most adequate to their human nature and most worthy of it. But it always remains a realm of necessity. Beyond it begins that development of human power, which is its own end, the true realm of freedom, which, however, can flourish only upon that realm of necessity as its basis.”” (https://www.marxists.org/archive/fromm/works/1961/man/ch06.htm) “Marx put it: “The existence of what I truly love is felt by me as a necessity, as a need, without which my essence cannot be fulfilled, satisfied, complete.”” (https://www.marxists.org/archive/fromm/works/1961/man/ch06.htm) I personally disagree with socialism. However, the irony here is deafening. Marx did not see socialism as government control, but freedom. Democrats running on the “socialist” platform, see government control and NOT freedom. It is obvious that Marx did explain and describe what socialism is. Perhaps, it is that such things are not taught to millennials?

Give me a moment to control my laughter at the next “argument” – that “Polling in recent years has consistently shown a majority of millennials are enthusiastic about “socialism,” often preferring it to “capitalism.” For millennials, “capitalism” means “unaccountable rich people ripping off the world,” while “socialism” simply means “not that.” First off, liberal polls, polling about socialism over capitalism, cannot be deemed as unbiased. However, let us, for argument’s sake, say that it was a true representation. Thoughts and beliefs of any political system is learned. With history being removed from the United Stated Education System, (https://www.nytimes.com/1985/11/17/magazine/decline-and-fall-of-teaching-history.html) where can millennials learn the ins and outs of socialism, communism, capitalism, or any other political system? Or the detriments they cause? The media? The Huffington Post is an example of the information that comes from mainstream media. So what’s left? Hollywood? Nope – they are as uneducated as the media, or, they are pushing the media’s agenda.

Even the ultra-left leaning Washington Post described the work of socialism, “As hyperinflation spirals toward 1 million percent, Venezuelans are confronting a deepening crisis that is pulverizing their incomes and spreading hunger. Increasingly, the line between survival and starvation is determined not by having a job or an education, but something else.

Access to U.S. dollars.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-socialist-venezuela-the-us-dollar-becomes-king/2018/08/01/7af16482-9442-11e8-818b-e9b7348cd87d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ad715f52d4e1)

You read that right, where socialism has failed, again, “As hyperinflation spirals toward 1 million percent”, what bails it’s citizens out? The U.S. Dollar. Backed by what? Oh yeah, capitalism.

And to the last point, that Mr. Clark salivates and fawns over self-described socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that “Every working-class American in this country should have access to dignified health care, should actually be able to see a doctor without going broke.” (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/socialism-boomers_us_5b59d206e4b0de86f49449ea) Seriously Mr. Clark? I am believing wholeheartedly that you do not research evidence, instead deciding just to spout off things that Rachel Maddow or Chris Hayes spouts. I was actually able to afford health insurance before the “Affordable Care Act” – that which is only “affordable” to the millionaire elite that signed it into law. Even Time acknowledges this, “While many middle- and low-income Americans get some or all of their insurance premiums subsidized by the government, people who are insured through their employers must rely on their companies to pay some of the bill. And the amounts for premiums paid by both employers and employees have risen substantially over the years.” (http://time.com/money/4503325/obama-health-care-costs-obamacare/) So, basically, that says, if you choose not to work or try to better your life, the government will pay your insurance. If you do work, screw you.

The Huffington Post is on the wrong side of History. It is peddling unsustainable political agendas. I am not sure that I have ever lended it credence, but I am certainly not able to now. However, what is truly disturbing about their peddling, and passing so much conjecture off as fact, is that the truth, the facts, the history of it, is being omitted. So, “millennials” are getting spoon fed what CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Huffington Post, Hollywood, Universities et. al. decide what they want the uneducated to know.

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” Winston Churchill —Perth, Scotland, 28 May 1948, in Churchill, Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 & 1948 (London: Cassell, 1950), 347.

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” Winston Churchill —House of Commons, 22 October 1945.

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Open Letter To Senator Bill Nelson (D – Florida) | The Recreational Writer | RecreationalWriter.com

Open Letter to Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida)

 

Dear Senator Nelson,

I will not be voting for you in this midterm election. It is not because I am a conservative voice. It is not because I am a registered Republican (unlike Politicians, I have, and will continue to evaluate on substance, not partisan politics and party lines.)

I will not vote for you this midterm election because of my belief that you are not representative of Florida. Your voting record speaks for itself (as seen as in a partial record of your votes in the last few years below.)

As represented in the table below is your partisan politics. Voting yea on bills introduced by fellow “Democrats”, and nay (mostly) on those introduced by Republicans.

I will note vote for you because, as your record suggests, you believe in never-ending spending, and never-ending taxation. (voted yea to S 540 – Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act (increasing the debt limit), yea to S 1569 – Default Prevention Act of 2013 (suspending the debt limit entirely), voted yea to S 2432 – Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (increased taxes), and nay to S 1931 – Reduces Payroll Tax Rate (payroll tax cuts), and nay to S Amdt 2573 – Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012 (extension of middle-class tax cuts), and nay to HR 1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (cutting taxes for middle-class Americans (and Floridians) me being one, and refusing to repeal a tax for not buying a government mandated product.)
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