The article tells us much about how my generation, the boomers, has become pathetically sluggish in the last 50 years (I include myself). We were the young men and women who fought bravely for what we thought was a just war called Vietnam. At first. Then we marched against that war, shots rang out at Kent State, and students died because of opposition against that war. Young draftees moved to another country. There were debates in homes, schools, offices, the street, some just shrill voices. But many times, in the street batons and fists collided with flesh. Remember my fellow Boomers? Many Nam Vets still today live on the psychological precipice of PTSD because of that war.
And now we find ourselves facing another abyss, only this time it's a more disastrous war. Are we too sedated by our Haagan Das ice cream, Starbucks, Netflix, and Facebook to do anything but banter back and forth in an online forum about this or that? We may as well be sharing recipes and tips for getting better gas mileage out of the RV or where we'll go on our next European trip...if CV-19 ever subsides.
Do you have your talking points ready when the right moment presents itself with your family? What about friends, business associates, fellow employees? You need only offer a few incisive, common-sense questions to them, and they'll start thinking. Or are we too glassy-eyed staring at this tiny screen, living in a virtual world hoping somehow someone else will get into action? Or this will all go away, and we'll go back to our "normal" lives?
What do you think? Do you think this will all go away, then return to our bowl of cherry chocolate ice cream and Netflix? Nope, they-and I mean the government- has us in a stranglehold called fear and the carrot is fake money. Are we awake yet?
I hope we're awake! Let's expose the bastards for what they are and throw them out of office!