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Could the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and the Millennials have handled a severe depression, dust bowls, 40% unemployment, starvation and want? Could they have won World War II against three implacable foes who meant to destroy or enslave us? We'll never know, I suppose.
1 posted on 05/19/2013 2:44:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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...the shadow health minister warned of a generation of angry, inarticulate young men who had no idea of their role in society. Raised on a diet of pornography and consumerism, they were "caught between the stiff-upper-lip approach of previous generations" and the "pornified ideals" of a youth culture that featured Viagra as a party drug and promoted sexism and homophobia.

From my observation the real problem todays boys and young men face as they transition to manhood, is that society has totally gone in the tank for women. It has become so fashionable to cheer on the ladies, that the poor little boys and young men are left to fend for themselves. And that today is tantamount to swimming against the roaring river.

Where are the male role models? Today's leading man in the media is all too often more efiminate than the women in the 50s and 60s of the last century.

A guy today is actually looked down on or discounted if he opens the door for a young woman. If he does he's denegrating her. The next babe comes along and if he doesn't open the door, he's a disgraceful lout.

Don't dare raise you voice boys, and if you can squeeze out tears, bonus points aplenty.

Can't tell you how many times I've heard it said society doesn't really need men these days. Then the women who have just said that lament the fact there are no real men around anymore.

Say you're sorry and your weak. Don't say it and you're conceited and not worthy then either.

I love the women who just spoil young boys rotten, giving them hollow compliments ever few seconds, just before they sit down in the living room with their friends and rip ever male they've come in contact with in their lives over the age of 18.

Where do these women think the men over 18 come from? Dropped from space in the middle of the night?

It's just such a double standard. Young boys, great. Men over 18, evil demon seed...

Guys are fed so much bull. Be vulnerable. Don't be afraid to show your emotions. Don't challenge women. Women have it hard enough as it is...

LOL, and this woman lays it all off on pornography? Really?

In the 70s and 80s the powers that be in the education system determined that the language used in school was boy-centric. The phrases and concepts appealed to boys, not girls. Of course this had to be corrected. And so they set about correcting it to the extent that the perceived problem was so fixed, that they reversed the problem. All of a sudden, it was girl-centric. And then, no problem at all.

Boys are bored stiff. Recesses where they used to blow off steam are now in many places history. The very place where boys learned their social skills to deal with other men, was all of a sudden short-circuited. No need for that girls... huh!

Well folks, the societal engineers have worked their magic. Women far outnumber men in universities. Who could have seen this coming?

Hey men, if your kid give you problems, just call the police on them... LMAO

Don't you dare raise a finger to get those kids back in line. You're so relegated by this society that not only your wife tells you what to do and you better do it, but your own kids can tell you what to do, and you better do it.

Good luck gals. It's a brave new world you folks ushered in. Enjoy...

2 posted on 05/19/2013 3:06:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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I think we DO know.

And we don't like the answer.

3 posted on 05/19/2013 3:26:23 AM PDT by knarf (uals-two logic)
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I’m pretty sure that the turning point was the Vietnam War: the guys who had guts joined - or accepted their draft - and served without complaint. The rest hid out and found excuses (”I’d fight for my country - just not this war”). The dodgers wore fricking flowers and bell bottoms and grew their hair out and never regained their manhood.

Now those weaklings are in power and their kids have followed their example. Is it any wonder that Democrats/incompetents/homosexuals are changing all that matters with little resistance?


6 posted on 05/19/2013 3:52:05 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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“Could they have won World War II against three implacable foes who meant to destroy or enslave us? We’ll never know, I suppose.”

There are implacable foes within the gates, now, who have the levers of power, as we speak.

They’re jealous of power, don’t want to share it, promote “democracy”, yet rule against the will of the people.

When the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and the Millenials finally realize what has been robbed from them, we might know philosophically, politicaly and practically what they can do.

Will freedom endure? Will the bullies of this world be controlled? Will the political psychotics among us recognize their illness?

Time will only tell.

(Don’t sell them short, yet.)

IMHO


10 posted on 05/19/2013 4:12:18 AM PDT by ripley
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Society doesn't want to acknowledge that there is a difference between masculine and feminine virtues.

There is a great effort to make women into men and men into women.

16 posted on 05/19/2013 4:45:46 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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Look at today’s troops. They do well despite their civilian leaders and our lost society.


20 posted on 05/19/2013 4:58:19 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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The UK chose to have a welfare state after the conclusion of WWII and this is the result.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 5:41:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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Somewhat rich; the Grauniad lecturing on masculinity.

The following article appeared in their Sunday advice column last week: "My boyfriend says my vagina is repulsive".

My advice would be to find a boyfriend who doesn't read the Grauniad.

28 posted on 05/19/2013 5:42:20 AM PDT by Vide
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Demos is an extreme left-wing think tank. So, anything they promote has got to be bad.


31 posted on 05/19/2013 5:48:49 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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Compared to the “Greatest Generation”, there is no comparison. Though I hold out hope for the latest one.
I am not sure about the Brits, but I suspect their masculinity started on a downward spiral about the same time as ours did. Around 1960-1965.
I blame Lyndon Johnson and The Beetles. He sparked the birth of the “Great American Chicken” and they sparked the rise of the “boy bands” that sound like girl bands.
32 posted on 05/19/2013 5:52:02 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and the Millennials have handled a severe depression, dust bowls, 40% unemployment, starvation and want?

Baby boomers killed a million communists in Vietnam...that war was lost by World War II and Korean War-generation leftists who were loyal to American Leftism and the Soviet Union. Gen X, Gen Y, and Millenials conquered Iraq in 3 weeks, captured Fallujah with only a couple hundred casualties (a city similar to Hue in Vietnam), drove out the Taliban in Afghanistan, came close to establishing a stable Government in Iraq.....and these will probably be undone by Leftist Baby Boomers still upset that Eastern Europe was liberated from their hero-nation The Soviet Union.

The point is, you give Americans an obstacle we still have enough Americans who can overcome it.

35 posted on 05/19/2013 6:17:55 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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We’ll find out soon, when we face challenges as significant as those we faced from the 30s through WW2.


37 posted on 05/19/2013 7:13:38 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Could the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and the Millennials have handled a severe depression, dust bowls, 40% unemployment, starvation and want? Could they have won World War II against three implacable foes who meant to destroy or enslave us? We'll never know, I suppose.

Some of us may not ever know, but this Crisis Era is already in full swing. Crisis Eras are defined as a major economic upheaval and a major war, usually in that order.

If history cycles as it has previously done, this Crisis Era will run from approximately 2005 to 2025, give or take a few years on each end.

Gen-x and the older Gen-y are already experiencing more than 40% unemployment.

Gen-x and Gen-y most likely will experience their "great war", likely already underway, likely against a commie/muslim alliance, likely against more and greater enemies than the Axis alliance, likely to heavily involve the mainland USA. If we do not win, there will likely come a New Dark Age.

Generations Age in 2008 (max) Age in 2008 (min) Age in 2012 (max) Age in 2012 (min) Age in 2016 (max) Age in 2016 (min) Years Born to Came of age (20) to Enter Middle Age (40) to Became Elder (60) to Die-off (80+) to
Hero (WW-II) 103 83 107 87 111 91 1905 1925 1925 1945 1945 1965 1965 1985 1985 2005
Silent (post Hero) 83 63 87 67 91 71 1925 1945 1945 1965 1965 1985 1985 2005 2005 2025
Boomer 63 43 67 47 71 51 1945 1965 1965 1985 1985 2005 2005 2025 2025 2045
Gen-x (Survivor) 43 23 47 27 51 31 1965 1985 1985 2005 2005 2025 2025 2045 2045 2065
Gen-y (Mellennial - next Hero) 23 3 27 7 31 11 1985 2005 2005 2025 2025 2045 2045 2065 2065 2085
Gen-z (next Silent) 3 -17 7 -13 11 -9 2005 2025 2025 2045 2045 2065 2065 2085 2085 2105

39 posted on 05/19/2013 7:38:25 AM PDT by meadsjn
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“Better men” is always a hard thing to say. For example, if you look at modern veterans, many of whom have fought in a dozen or more deployments, against an intractable and ruthless enemy, you will find men with impressive strength of character.

If this is not seen in the youth, it is because they have not been challenged to exhibit such strength. Instead their energies go in other directions, for better or worse.

In Britain today, you see a society debilitated by socialism and nanny government. But you also will see the result, the growth of movements such as UKIP and the EDL, that abhor socialism and the surrender of national pride to the faceless gray men of Brussels.

If anything, Britain’s greatest generation resulted in the weakness and depravity in their youth, exhausted by two such great wars, demanding generations just to recover.

But if they are finally recovering, then we can but hope they will cast off the foolishness and empty promises, and return to a path of prosperity and strength.


41 posted on 05/19/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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BTTT


59 posted on 05/19/2013 8:08:30 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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Well, it was the baby boomers that won the cold war. And that could be very hot in places.


60 posted on 05/21/2013 7:42:29 AM PDT by Vanders9
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