Thursday, June 2, 2016
Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out
I had an elderly woman make the comment today about how horrible it would be to have the Russians and Chinese invade. I told her, the Chinese think in terms of 100 years out. Why would they invade us now when all they have to do is wait five to ten years and we will do it all ourselves?
And then I had this brought to my attention from Matt Bracken's facebook page:
The stark difference between millennial men and their dads
"When [our Millennial protagonist] car broke down one day at the grocery store, [he] couldn’t afford to fix it or retrieve it from the impound lot. He wouldn’t ask anyone for money. So, he dropped out of school, lost his job and landed on a friend’s couch."
The kid could not find a solution so he reconciled his defeat and completely gave up. The solution was to abandon school and continue his latent adulthood.
But the Victim Train has not come to a full stop. Stay tuned.
"Less than a third of men in the 18-to-29 group reported feeling “completely masculine,” compared to 65 percent of those approaching retirement age. Thirteen percent of those under 30 said they identified halfway between masculine and feminine, and 12 percent said they’re slightly feminine."
Maybe I was asleep that day of Social Engineering class, but I would love for someone to explain me how you can feel half-cow boy and half-cow girl. Do you sit down for a number 1?
Some young men, unable to meet the tough-guy stereotype, become ashamed of themselves and start to resent others. Others simply don’t want to embody that stereotype but feel pressure to perform it."
As for today's NCO's and Officers that grew up with this coddling? What do you think they are doing because it was all they know?
The military is where the "Warrior Ethos" was pounded into your head from day one. If you were lucky and stuck around for a bit, at every turn your head would be filled with grand oaths and platitudes that taught you the basic tenets of Stoicism, mainly dealing with that bad stuff happens and you just have to man up to it. It was supposed to be a way of life to be virtuous and disciplined for your country, your community, and yourself. For the vast majority of the population that never served, I could only imagine how this mass coddling and emasculation infected everyone it touched.