THE GREATEST GENERATION – By Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

In January I shared a picture on Face book that showed cartoon of a soldier in world war two under the caption of the greatest Generation. In the caption the soldier said I sacrificed for freedom. Opposite of that was a cartoon of a modern day occupy Wall Street looking type   holding an Obama Forward sign. In the caption it said the lamest generation. 

Davin commented on the following below.

That cartoon clearly portrayed the “Greatest Generation” as fighting for our country as soldiers. It clearly tried to display the current generation as a bunch of slackers living in their parent’s basement. I guess that is easy to do when you are drawing a cartoon or you have not met the fine young men and women who went to war for this country and have given so much.

 Davin’s comment above is correct somewhat, however he is incorrect that it is not supporting the modern day service men and women that put their lives on the line for our country every day. And also our veterans that come home and need and deserve our support. If the photo showed a modern day soldier with the caption “The lamest generation” then that is off the mark and not true.

The caption was meant to show the generation of the United States then compared to now.

Below is my rebuttal to Davin’s comment.    

The generation that was raised in the eighties an Nineties were raised that everyone is a winner and everything has to be fair and they have a sense of entitlement.

The greatest generation were Immigrants that came here and loved this country and wanted to assimilate in the culture and not expect everyone to be tolerant of them. The native language was only to spoken at home but English was to be spoken always outside of it.

 They did not come here and try to get on government programs or illegally they came here to be citizens and they fought and died because they realized that this country was the greatest in the world and you could be anything you wanted if you worked hard to get it.

These people were hard working and had the tenacity to leave their old world and come here.

 It was this stock of people that it took to rally together as a country and defeat an evil enemy.

These people of this generation instilled this love of country and hard work into their children of the 50’s .In the 60’s and 70’s, it started to get diluted granted and rightfully so as Vietnam was a big factor in this.

In the eighties and nineties the children were raised not to take after school jobs that parents thought that were beneath them, they were given medals for coming in last and they no longer said the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the day in school. They in essence have little patriotisim, no work ethic and a sense of entitlement. And will be the first generation that will fail. The greatest generation was raised in the depression and had nothing and weren’t coddled and still believed in this country, and when we were attacked rallied together, nobody was afraid to call Nazi ideology evil we as are afraid to call radical Islam.

Earlier in the day Davin brought up incorrectly that I discounted our service men and women that have served us now. They are a special breed of brave and patriotic people that deserve our respect and help when they return to civilian life.

 What I am talking about are the occupy Wall Street and I can’t Breath groups that don’t have a clue how to be accountable for one’s self. There are allot of kids in their twenties and thirties that complain about not finding a job, well ask Grandma or Grandpa or even their great grandparents they will tell you that there were no jobs in the depression but they found a way.

For the people of this generation that are insulted by my comments and say they are hard working, I say bravo and I say Rally your generation to show that the stigma put upon you is not true and you will rise to be the greatest generation ever.

This country is far from perfect but it is the best deal in the world, and if this new generation doesn’t learn the work ethic, the sense of relying on yourself instead of the government, and a patriotism and love of country we are doomed.

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