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What Happened To US, America?

What Happened To US, America?

I looked over last weekend and saw the elderly gentlemen, who now in their upper 80’s and 90’s recounted how they as young men went into battle, not because they were forced, most rushed to volunteer, they did so because it was their duty, then look at what our youth is like today, I have to sit and wonder, where have we gone wrong that we have failed our youth so badly. What happened to us, America?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but being raised in the ’70s and ’80s, if we had behaved the way the youth do today, we most likely would have gotten our butts beat. If we continued to act ase our young adults do, people would have looked at us and shaken their heads that we were acting so pathetic.

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I see children today, they terrorize their parents, when the parents try to discipline their children, the children scream they are going to call the cops on them and report them for abuse. If I had done this to my parents, I recall trying this once, the reply I received was, “Go ahead, you want me to dial the phone for you? But if you call, it will be you, not I that will be leaving!”

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But there is more, if you look at the 2016 election, that you had youth fall apart, just the other day they had an article about a young adult stabbing herself because she could not take it any longer, Trump as President, that she just had to stab herself, I had to wonder, “Is she a special type of stupid?” In the end, you have to wonder, “What happened to us, America?”

It used to be we would send our youth to college, I went, there were wild times, and yes, we came out enthusiastic, wanted to change the world, knew we could, but we never dreamed of attacking others who thought differently then we did. We may have tried to convince them of what we saw back then as the error of their way, but would have never entertained the thought of attacking them, but not today, if you dare wear a MAGA hat or a shirt with a conservative slogan, the young adults actually think they have a right to try to rip it off your back or knock it off your head.

I don’t want people to get the impression I grew up an angelic child, anything but, I was a wild PK, wore shirts that most likely offended people, but no one tried to rip them off my back. I followed the Grateful Dead, have to admit, it may have been fun, don’t remember a thing, but made lots of money selling tie die t-shirts. We played our music too loud, listen to things like Nazareth, AC/DC and others, but we never dreamed of crying if we did not get our way. I must say, if someone had come up to us and tried to rip a shirt off our back, we would have been in a fight in a hurry, come to think about it, not a lot has changed in that department.

But today kids all look to be victims, or worse, they think they have a right to attack others for what they perceive as wrongful thought. They disrespect the elderly, rather then learn from what they had to offer. Where have we gone so wrong? What happened to us, America?

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Is this generation lost? I hope not, I know my views and opinions took a drastic turn as I aged. Life has a way of injecting reality into your bones; ideology will only take you so far. I think due to these kids marrying later, they are not getting the same wake-up call most of us arrived at a younger age.

I do know this, I am tired of people thinking I have to be the victim, I refuse to be. That men and women, in their early and mid-twenties, think they can attack us, and nothing will happen, this has to stop, if someone tries this, I may be old, but there is a Toby Keith song that speaks about this, says something like, “I may not be as good as I once was, but I will be as good once as I ever was!”

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I abhor violence, but I even hate it worse when it is directed at peaceful people. Wearing a hat or a shirt is not a sign of violence, but trying to rip off a shirt or knock a hat off is, I for one will not allow this to happen. We need to videotape this, see to it that charges are pressed if need be to defend ourselves.

It is time to take back America, when I hear of Making America great I don’t think of this:

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I think of this:

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And this:

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This also:

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To me, success is to bring fathers back into the family, not depending on the government to be the provider, teaching our children values, not do whatever feels good at the moment. Teaching there are rules, there is a punishment if they are broken, make sure they know respect.

Is this easy? Of course not, I have a 13-year-old, he was my late in life surprise, everything is a battle, but the battles never bother me, so long as the war is won. When we are fighting what I see as liberal indoctrination of our children, it is more imperative than ever that we take time out to make sure our children know what values are, and don’t be afraid to say what they are being taught is wrong.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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