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The Lost Generations

02 January 2020 @ 16:19

On 26 December, Richard Fernandez [aka: Wretchard T. Cat] published this lament:

I have difficulty these days telling the actual news apart from parody. Events are so ironic, reactions so extreme, ignorance so unselfconsciously palpable that it hardly seems possible they happened or were uttered in earnest.

It must mean something but what?

One hypothesis is that many have become, not unhinged, but unmoored. They have drifted so far from the old foundations it has sunk below the horizon. What we are hearing are messages from voyagers in an uncharted sea. And any moment now I fear we’ll hear a scream.

We killed God, banished him to the ash heap. Now Hubris rules…and Nemesis lurks in the Shadows of The West waiting for the right moment to pounce.

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold….

Correct: because at the Center was Belief in The Almighty.  We are directionless without God.  We are Individuals who have decided to cast ourselves Adrift.

The young are the most unmoored.  Is anyone surprised?  They have been subjected since Birth to Leftist Propaganda.  While we often rightly blame our institutions, such as educational and cultural ones, parents and their families deserve their share of the blame, as well.

We of the older generations were given a sense of Right and Wrong, a Western Morality that can never be fully expunged from our Souls.  So why have we allowed this to happen to our children — our sons and daughters, our nieces and nephews?

Part of the reason is because we were Ignorant of the Left In America’s efforts to poison our Souls with The Leftist Virus.  I hope I’ve — at least partially — remedied this with my book: On The Causes And Effects Of THE PRESENT CRISIS In America [copies can be obtained for $8.00 here], which explains the Motives of The Left and their strategy and tactics for attacking our way of thinking.

But another part of the reason is we were too busy working and enjoying the Luxuries an American Life has to offer.  We took our eyes off the ball and are now being whacked repeatedly with Reality’s hardballs.  American Life and Culture have much to offer, but as payment we must keep an ever-watchful eye on the Health of our Culture.  The Founders, with Divine Providence’s aid, were given a Very Precious Gift.  Like a child smashing a gifted toy, we have pretty much destroyed that Gift.

It’s never too late to Rebuild, to Restore, the Gift, but the time we have left to do this growing shorter and shorter by the day.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

—W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming

  1. 02 January 2020 @ 18:52 18:52

    I would stick my neck out and say that parents/relatives are 75 percent of our current problems.

    When we were growing up, our parents were very involved in our extra curricular activities. Mom was a member of the PTA and went to all the meetings. Dad was a Scout Master and also coached our little league teams. We went to church.

    Our next generation of parents, which includes me,became less involved, like you said, too caught up in trying to make things better for their kids than they/we had it growing up, forgetting that material things, keeping up with the Joneses, wasn’t the best thing to do for our children. We didn’t get as involved in the things that were important, like what they were teaching our kids. We didn’t take them to church like we should have. We didn’t pay attention to the other kids they hung out with. The list goes on.


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