Day Zero – The Worthless Generation

Daily blog: It’s November 24th, and I wonder what the brave men and women who died for our freedom think of us now. Do they look upon us as The Worthless Generation?

A generation that let politicians lock them down.

A generation that let politicians give them a curfew.

A generation that let politicians tell them who they can have over for the holidays.

A generation that let politicians close mom and pop businesses while leaving Big Box stores open.

A generation that let politicians decide who works and who doesn’t.

A generation that looked the other way when they saw fraud committed during an election.

A generation that let politicians decide what their children were taught.

A generation that allowed disgusting porn to be a click away from their children.

A generation that let politicians spy on them.

A generation that begged for hand-outs instead of taking care of themselves.

A generation that believed whatever the media told them.

A generation that was lazy.

A generation of cowards.

A worthless generation.

Is this how we will be defined?

In the 1950s, kids lost their innocence.

They were liberated from their parents by well-paying jobs, cars, and lyrics in music that gave rise to a new term —the generation gap.

In the 1960s, kids lost their authority.

It was a decade of protest—church, state, and parents were all called into question and found wanting. Their authority was rejected, yet nothing ever replaced it.

In the 1970s, kids lost their love. It was the decade of me-ism dominated by hyphenated words beginning with self.

Self-image, Self-esteem, Self-assertion… It made for a lonely world. Kids learned everything there was to know about sex and forgot everything there was to know about love, and no one had the nerve to tell them there was a difference.

In the 1980s, kids lost their hope.

Stripped of innocence, authority, and love and plagued by the horror of a nuclear nightmare, large and growing numbers of this generation stopped believing in the future.

In the 1990s, kids lost their power to reason. Less and less were they taught the very basics of language, truth, and logic, and they grew up with the irrationality of a postmodern world.

In the new millennium, kids woke up and found out that somewhere in the midst of all this change, they had lost their imagination. Violence and perversion entertained them till none could talk of killing innocents since none was innocent anymore.”

― Ravi Zacharias, Recapture the Wonder

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