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Western Civilization

being vigorously defended by an alliance of ethno-nationalist and alt-right groups.

It is a well known fact that only caucasian children naturally exhibit a spontaneous ability to discuss and critique the works of Shakespeare, Goethe, Beethoven, the Renaissance Masters etc. This has  typically manifested at around the age of 13*.

*in a troubling development, this capacity seems to be diminishing- unlike the parents who knew all that stuff. Current theories suggest that it is the due to the Great Betrayal by the Cosmopolitan Elite. One hypothesis is that vaccines were involved.

 

 

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Senior Contributor

Re: Western Civilization

Little early for the sauce isn't it?

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Although many of my Shakespeare quotin' HS contemporaries were too busy smoking pot* out back to hear it when everybody told us 10,000 times** that if you failed to get an education or marketable skills you were likely to be downwardly mobile (not sure that literally, that's a little hard to understand even for classical scholars).

*A couple of them did do well as dealers, though.

**Of course teachers would say that- they need to keep their jobs. Like climate scientists.

 

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Most of the hippies though, grew out of it.  Laid down the pipe, got a haircut, regretted not serving in Vietnam, married, bought a house had kids, voted for Reagan, invested their retirement in the stock market.  But this current crop of Berniebots ...I don`t know if they`ll ever get their heads on right, they`re getting to be 40 and still have "failure to launch".

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@BA Deere wrote:

Most of the hippies though, grew out of it.  Laid down the pipe, got a haircut, regretted not serving in Vietnam, married, bought a house had kids, voted for Reagan, invested their retirement in the stock market.  But this current crop of Berniebots ...I don`t know if they`ll ever get their heads on right, they`re getting to be 40 and still have "failure to launch".


Most of the kids on my bus are pretty conservative. They know that the "system " is trying to feed them a lot of Socialist ideas, but they reject it.  It is their way of "fighting the Man". Most have career goals of a skilled trade. One wants to be a farmer and drive my bus, one day. I told him, when he is ready, I will retire and give it to him. 

Don't worry about the communists, when mommy and daddy kick the bucket, they will wither away in short order. 

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Hey Craig, my kids and their friends have turned out well, the future is in good hands with them.  I guess my concern is unlike in the 60s  with the hippies, they were a minority, most people voted for Nixon and watched "Green Acres" on tv and John Wayne movies at the bijou theater. 

But nowadays I`m afraid that the bad apples aren`t as much of a minority as they were in the 60`s.   Generation Z is afraid of debt and they do the math and won`t buy a car or house if it doesn`t make economic sense.   My high school economics teacher told us "if you wait to get married when you can afford it, you`ll never get married. If you wait until you can afford kids to have them, you`ll never have them."  I know that isn`t responsible thinking however he had a point.   But goll dang it i`m ready to be a grandpa and my kids are waiting until they`re ready!   Well I`m ready!   Smiley Happy

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@BA Deere wrote:

Hey Craig, my kids and their friends have turned out well, the future is in good hands with them.  I guess my concern is unlike in the 60s  with the hippies, they were a minority, most people voted for Nixon and watched "Green Acres" on tv and John Wayne movies at the bijou theater. 

But nowadays I`m afraid that the bad apples aren`t as much of a minority as they were in the 60`s.   Generation Z is afraid of debt and they do the math and won`t buy a car or house if it doesn`t make economic sense.   My high school economics teacher told us "if you wait to get married when you can afford it, you`ll never get married. If you wait until you can afford kids to have them, you`ll never have them."  I know that isn`t responsible thinking however he had a point.   But goll dang it i`m ready to be a grandpa and my kids are waiting until they`re ready!   Well I`m ready!   Smiley Happy


My kids are the same way. My son is too busy making an empire to settle down. One day, he will. Also, remember that the communists don’t have the firepower that we do, if it comes down to it, we can "reset" the tally card. 

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Being a grandpa is great. My son and daughter in law just had a set of twins last week. You get to hold and cuddle them and when they fill their drawers you just hand them over and say fix this. Or when you set in your chair and they come through the door the first thing you hear is the 2 year old say in that little voice "hi". So cute and sweet. She just hugs like there is no tomorrow. Hope you get to have that experience soon.

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I`m jealous 3020  Smiley Happy  i don`t have to tell you, enjoy `em they grow up fast.