Saturday, August 1, 2009

Get Off My Lawn!

If you saw the movie "Gran Torino", you know what the title means.
The main character, Walt Kowalski, was a member of the Greatest Generation. American patriots and heroes that fought during World War II and Korea were the greatest any society has produced

Tom Brokaw wrote in his 1998 book The Greatest Generation, "This is the greatest generation any society has produced." The men and women fought not for the fame and recognition, but because it was the right thing to do. When they came back they rebuilt America into a Superpower.

I agree 100% with Brokaw on this topic.

The Greatest Generation beget the Baby Boomers, of which I am a member. Baby boomers are a cheaper cut.

If my generation is a cheaper cut, then Obama's generation - generation X is the hamburger generation.

"Generation Next", The Millennials, or "Generation Y", might be described as the rotting offal generation.

Next in line, Generation Z (those born 1990 and after), are the “used food generation”.

Used fooders were able to cast their very first Presidential votes in 2008. Very few of them did, however those that did vote voted mostly for Obama.

The Millennials and Generation Z are lazy, poorly educated, arrogant, with little if any grasp at all of what real life is all about.

No wonder Walt Kowalski was a cranky old man. The country that he fought and bled for is going to hell in a hand basket. Lets try to save a little of what the Greatest Generation left to us.

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