Let’s be honest here, you really do have to be straight up bat shit crazy to believe this.
The world is being run by irresponsible spoiled brats. And yet the world started to get better as soon as the boomers took over. That was in the late 1970s, when we were old enough for our deepest beliefs, our most cherished values and our unique vision of the future to have a profound and permanent effect on American life. To be precise, we took over on July 28, 1978, the day Animal House was released.
Apparently all the drugs PJ did back in his youth haven’t worn off yet. The world most assuredly did not start to get better when the boomers took over, in fact if anything it decidedly jumped in a hand-basket headed right straight for hell. Since the boomers took over, each following generation has been worse off than their parents generation. No one in their right mind can call that getting better. Since the boomers took over, the world has become a far more dangerous place, again no on in their right mind can call that getting better.
Yes, the boomers have been responsible for some wonderful things. Mostly things designed to entertain, to take ones mind off of reality and lock it securely in some fantasy world allowing the individual to engage in levels of personal deception never before imaginable.
Oh, but the Cold War is over idiots like PJ will claim, and that made the world a better place. The problem with that, is it wasn’t the boomers that ended the Cold War. More importantly, the monster that they created to replace the Cold War is even more dangerous than the Cold War was. What have the boomers given us? More Government, lot’s more government.
Nope, the answer isn’t smoking. Or fatty food. Or 16 oz. sodas.
And it’s not alcohol, driving too fast, or standing between politicians and a TV camera.
Why is murder “chic” for some people?
In the past 100 years or so, the biggest cause of premature death has been government.
Back in 2011, while criticizing the Baltimore Symphony for using the Soviet hammer and sickle in a promotion, I linked to a website showing how many millions of people were murdered by the dictators who ruled the Soviet Union.
You’ll find similar data in this video, as well as some equally shocking numbers for other examples of democide (death by government).
Needless to say, I can’t see the appeal of a theory that says we are slaves to each other. But the point of this poster is that real-world communism is always about murder and oppression.
Communism in Real Life
Second, this is a good opportunity to emphasize one of the messages from the end of the video.
A common trait of dictators is that they want the citizenry disarmed.
This poster is the fourth-most viewed post I’ve ever produced. But not because I said anything clever.
Instead, people like this poster and share it with their friends because it makes a very important point about the dangers of unlimited state power.
So what’s the moral of the story? I guess the message is that small government is tolerable. Medium-sized government is bad. And unlimited government is horrible.
Actually, George Washington said the same thing with much greater clarity: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
George Washington said it well, but CS Lewis said it even better, and in so doing, described the nexus of the American Socialist/Communist/Marxist experiment.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis
Yes, this is what the boomers have given us, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims. And no, the world most assuredly is not better off for it.