Not too long ago I wrote a paper about the all encompassing subject of our typical American who was born after 1960 or about that time. I and many others who live on the planet and who have worked along side these up and coming American citizens, have noticed a terrible trend. A lack of what was once common fundamental knowledge of many subjects. They lack knowledge of our American history. They lack knowledge on how our American government functions as well as the Key people who run our state and federal government. Do you have a 16 to 25 year old in your home. Ask them what the front end of a ship’s hull is called. Ask them who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Which is the Largest American state. What is the Capital of Alaska. And add a few more, how many ounces in a gallon, the typical weight of a loaf of bread. I am a Southerner, I was born in Richmond, Virginia, and I am thankful for this. When I attended elementary school, we had a history book on Virginia, It had maps and dates and facts about Jamestown, American Indians, the Revolutionary war, The Civil War or as I refer to it, The War to Stop Southern Secession and Independence. We had World geography, and other subjects of course. We as we grew up into teen age years were informed about the need to get prepared for life. We needed to get all the skills we could to either enter a college with a plan of action to get the training for a specific field of work, or we needed to get a job, including one that had no specific skills above a standard education, with no assurances beyond that. Of course most students had a mother or father or both generally, we had friends in most cases, we learned how to read and read well, we could do math, and we knew about trades and trade schools, helper jobs that led to training in such areas as Carpentry, Brick masons, Electricians, plumbing, and so on. In addition, most boys learned things about automobiles, mechanical repairs from their dad, lawn mowers, plus of course we all were bicycle mechanics. We patched and or replaced tires, inner tubes, wheels, chains, pedals and we lubricated our bikes. We used no bike repair shops. We built wooden frame carts, with roller bearing wheels we obtained from someplace, and rolled down the hills on roads that we should not have, then pulled it back up the hill and did it again. We had common sense, we could actually do something, we used our dads saw’s, hammers, nails, screws, paint and paint brushes, and yes got in hot water for some of this, but we learned things, we had ambition. We also had someone encouraging us forward, I just see very little of this anymore, they are put into childcare, the school care, and off they go.
As the writer of a new book out about American As adults (Senator Ben Sasse), or the lack of such, he states and I so agree, kids and young adults are fragile, most are overweight, and take tons more medicines than any past generation.
I don’t know why this is, mabe it is the fault of the medical profession, or the parents that cuddle our children. We today no longer have a military draft, I SO WISH WE STILL DID HAVE THIS, OUR MALES SO NEED THE DISCIPLINE, OR THE DISCIPLINE THE MILITARY USED TO REQUIRE BEFORE FEMINIZING OUR MILITARY AND HOMOSEXUALIZING AND DIVERSIFYING IT IN A MANNER THAT HAS AND IS WEAKENING IT AND HARMING THE PRIMARY PURPOSE IT EXISTS FOR, TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
I am not opposed to having a percentage of females in our Armed Forces, but only in specific non noncombat positions. I am opposed to Transexuals being allowed to be in our military, PERIOD.
But back to our weak young people, the ones who have had the Most money ever spent on them at all school levels yet the do not perform at any remarkable level. What I mean by this is that with the money spent on education they should rank in the top 5 in the leading civilized worlds countries , but in fact In history, they are failures, in Geography, they are failures, In math failures, they are not in the top 5, or the top 10, or the top 15, it is shameful.
Part of the problem is Teachers Unions, School boards, led by liberals. They protect useless incompetent teachers and administrators. Part of the problem is the PARENTS, WHO ARE INCOMPETENT, BLIND, DEAF AND DUMB, OR ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND ON DRUGS, SERIOUS WATCHERS OF THE KARDASHIAN WHORES, AND ALLOW THE KIDS TO GO ALONG HOWEVER THEY WISH.
We do not teach SELF RELIANCE, no on seems to be guiding our college students, far too many are in Liberal schools being trained not to be self reliant American Adults, but the next protesters we see on tv burning down the establishment, as they demand free education, medicine, welfare, jobs with no requirements for dress codes, skills, embedded jewelry, tattoos, and body odor not restricted, with high salary, few hours, and no demands by management. Brick masons, Plumbers, Carpenters, Steel Workers and Welders, ARE YOU KIDDING, NOT THESE LOSERS.
SO WHAT IS TO BE DONE.
I first felt the pain of the History less Morons in our midst, but oh no, it is much worse than just history, they know little about anything.
So if you are 60 or there about’s, have children or grandchildren, you test them a bit and please comment as to your findings, see what they know about gasoline safety, social security, self reliance, Capitalism, Liberalism, nature, and so on. I would love all of you to tell me I am totally wrong, so be honest, I await your findings.