I’m told by people who use Reddit for this sort of thing that this is, in fact, how it works. So, live within reality, not your fantasy world where altruism trumps self-aggrandizement. Work within the system and be successful. Almost nobody has ever denied the system and ended up successful. Even those that seemed to have done so have, in actuality, gamed the existing system to garner success, thereby changing that system.
Please, go ahead. Tell me how Biden’s handlers – because Senile, Doddering Joe sure ain’t doing anything – are making America better. I’ll wait, though I might need the lifespan of a tortoise to get an answer. Well, an answer that isn’t their sort taking credit for improvements set in motion by President Trump.
Funny, delightfully sarcastic, but also very sadly and not unexpectedly true. The Western aphorism, “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” and the Chinese proverb, “Wealth does not last beyond three generations” exist for a reason. That reason being that they’ve been proven to be true.
And those of old enough to be part of the “Ass Whooping” Generation are somewhat to blame for what our grandchildren in this “Time Out” Generation have degenerated into, as are our children from the “You’re Grounded” Generation. Our parents raised us to succeed. We raised our children in that success. And they raised there’s to feel entitled by it.
And no, before anyone comments, there is no profundity in this on my part. It’s prosaic to the point of triteness. And yet, it needs to be repeated since every generation seems shocked by how badly our grandchildren turn out.
Yesterday marked the 12th anniversary of Obamacare – also mendaciously and ironically known as the Affordable Care Act. But tell me, in the course of those 12 years of Obamacare, have you or anyone you know objectively benefited from it? I know that I haven’t and that nobody I know has. Then, I and most of them are Gen X Whites and not the intended beneficiaries of it.
But, 12 years is a long time, more than long enough to shake out any “birthing pains” in this sweeping piece of federal intrusion into the most personal segment of the private sector. I’d have expected to hear some crowing – or, at least happy, I-Told-You-So mention of – over its successes. But I haven’t heard or read or word.
So, tell me; has 12 years of Obamacare benefited you or anyone?