The Burning Platform
September 12, 2016
Guest Post by The Zman
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Maybe that happens, maybe it is too far gone and alt-right is a just an echo from the past that is too far gone to matter. Regardless, generation Meathead will be remembered as the cohort that gnawed away at the social fabric of the nation, like rats, until it began to fall to pieces. Maybe this election is the start of the great cleaning up of the mess made by guys like Reiner and he cohort. Maybe it is something else, but their time is coming to an end. Generation Meathead will soon be gone. Good riddance
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I remember a line from a movie directed by Rob Reiner
“… You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. …”
I remember “with longing” for that easier time.
… when only those with military experience could aspire to be a Commander in Chief or a Senator.
… when the Blue Dog Democrats were the budget hawks and the Republicans were too.
… when there was a Senate selected by the State Legislators and there was no such thing as an “unfunded mandate”.
… when there was shame at being on the public dole and folk looked after each other.
… when criminals were severely punish and honest citizens could be safe in their daily lives.
… when the money was honest.
… when the politicians and bureaucrats were too. (Alright, there was the concept of “good graft”.)
I feel sorry that the “Greatest Generation” may have abdicated their responsibility to transfer their ethic to the next one.
Hopefully, it’s not too late.
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