By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

The liberal left takes advantage of the younger generations because the kids don’t have the life experience to easily realize the Democrats are pretty much full of crap.  Once a young person ages enough, they cease to be revolutionary, and become more conservative, largely because now that they have a family that depends upon them (one reason the left is working to destroy the family unit) and also because they have gotten old enough to likely know better.  There is an old saying from when I was a youngster.  “If you are under 30 and not a Democrat you have no heart, and if you are over 30 and not a Republican you have no brain.”  Hopefully, this latest attempt to overthrow our U.S. Constitution will fail, and things will fall back into their normal cycles.

There is a natural desire to rebel against previous generations when you are younger.  I was privy to a conversation between a couple of thirty-somethings last night, overhearing them talk about a car that was in a junk yard.  The young man said the older folks had pretty much considered a Prius to be a lost cause because once the battery goes it is a minimum five thousand to fix it.  The young man said he surprised the older men when he got the car running for less than two hundred dollars.  The other young man said, “See, being older don’t mean sh**.”

It is a natural mentality to buck the older generations, and it isn’t until you are a member of the older generation that you often realize how stupid you were when you were younger.  But, when you are young you don’t want to hear some older person tell you that, and sometimes you respond angrily.

The liberal left Democrats know all of this, and they are taking advantage of that natural anger and the natural rebellion that bubbles in the guts of younger folks.  They stoke the fire, and stir the boiling pot, not because it is a righteous rebellion or anger, but because it serves their purposes in their journey to gain power.  In the end, the angry youths are nothing more than pawns, mindless tools in a larger game that they not only have no ability to understand, but deny exists in the first place.

It is an age old cycle.  Every younger generation thinks they know everything until they get older and realize that in the grand scheme of things, nobody knows jack, especially when you are younger.  This time, however, I am fearful, because I think the liberal left may have enough of them to spark their revolution, and the older generation has become complacent enough that they are unable to fight off the potential bondage that would go along with a fundamental transformation of America.  I hope I am wrong.  We’ll see.

Ecclesiastes — One generation passeth away, and another generation commeth; but the earth abideth forever … The sun ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose … The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirtleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits … All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
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