I am not writing satire about all youth of today, just about way too many of them.
This past two decades has particularly shown the new way to raise a generation of children. The idea was to make them all #1 but the result has been developing many #2s. (Think about that expression.) This past election is clear display of the result of the new way of raising children and we can thank the parents and teachers of these POs, (Posterior Orifices) that are emerging as the next generation to take the helm of guiding our country.
Across the nation we witness so many young adults that are unable to emotionally deal with their candidate not winning the election. One of their fall-outs is that they are suddenly unable to handle their scholastic chores. Their emotional frustration is such a terrible burden that their only relief is to riot and destroy both public and private property. They find further relief at physically abusing anyone that exercised their right to peacefully disagree at the polls.
Many parents now greet their mid-twenties age child as he/she emerges at 2:00 p.m. from their bedroom and wants breakfast served. They feel entitled to be catered to as they were when four-years old. Too many never finished High School and want an executive career that pays for their stupidity and laziness. Some have graduated a trade school but find the labor and hours not to their liking. There are even those that have graduated a four-year college but can’t find a job that can use their education in neo-Renaissance Fine Art. But they all know how to don a condom and draw on a toke.
Let’s begin in the home. Little Jimmy was favored with a $20 a week allowance because he told you that’s what his peers get. He doesn’t have to take out the garbage or mow the lawn for that allowance because those tasks are beneath the dignity of this little ‘prince’. In addition, it makes him breath hard because of the weight gain from all the snack foods he has devoured. When he is punished, he is sent to his room where he is told to keep the volume down on his 39” HD+ Stereo TV but if bored, he can play a new game on his “hand-held”.
Little Janie also gets the $20 weekly allowance but is not required to even load the dishwasher or fold her own laundry because she has a homework schedule that requires privacy in her room. There she gets on her cell phone and has the study “assistance” of her many girlfriends all of whom toil at bringing their grades up to a “D”. Besides, she might break one of those special decorated nails or create a little sweat that would result in her make-up running. She only excels at anatomy, a subject where she can recite the slang name of every body part she has sexted.
Toward the end of this Administration, some teachers have promoted that grading is obsolete because a low grade may adversely affect the emotions of the non-achiever. The thought is that high achievers should share their hard work and achievements with the lazy. Some schools have banned awarding a Valedictorian because by rewarding that one person, the balance of the class might have their feelings hurt. On the sports field, everyone should get the same trophy for just attending the sport. (Next will there be thousands of Heisman Trophies awarded every year to anyone that turns out for college football?)
When and if these youth advance to a trade school or college, attendance is not a prime requirement to reaching the goal. Just being there at graduation is all that is necessary. Because of the burden of school, it is necessary to experience a “Spring Break” somewhere around the Sun Belt, Caribbean or other exotic vacation spot that their parents can ill afford for themselves. But of course we parents must support these lavish needs; after-all, per the present thinking, we brought them in to the world and it is we, not they, that must stand responsible.
After these years of toil to reach independence, they must then take a few years to rest and express themselves socially between the hours of dusk and dawn. They need time to re-adjust from years of being taught how to be irresponsible. Of course they claim the want to be self-sustaining but employers are not breaking down the door to even interview them.
What happened to expose this hole in youth ability and ambition? Look in the mirror and at many educators. The problem has been heating for a generation and has now come to a boil. We are reaping what we have sewn. Too many neglected being a parent first in favor of being a friend. Now there was an election that decided a winner that was not of their choosing. They suddenly find that unlike in school, everybody can’t be a winner and they are unable to cope with it.
If you think I’m wrong, ask them who they blame for their failures. They will point to you, the parent, and they are likely correct.
As an afterthought; If you are the parent of a youth as described or one of the youth I have described and are offended, it is because you have been exposed and are unable to cope with it. You are a loser; not one of the true winners.
Les Weaver: Born into abject poverty in 1934, he spent his teen years on farms as a foster child and was classified as a farm laborer when he joined the Navy in 1952. After that service, he had a short stint at a University but moved on to 35 years associated with the engineering and technical sciences in Aero-Space, retiring from two Aerospace giants in senior positions and a small business. Until retirement, his writing experience was limited to technical occupational reports. His wife is a German immigrant, now a proud American and together they enjoy gardening. Les takes breaks from gardening to express himself to the politicians by phone, email and now thru ClashDaily/DougGiles.