Proposal for Millennials

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My proposal for turning over our country to the incoming generation. The troubles they will face and the triumphs available to them.

Submitted: May 24, 2018

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With the electing of, arguably the most unconventional president in American history, our country is presented with a unique set of challenges. Dissent is widespread crossing all social boundaries, discrimination is at an all time high, our economy is on the edge of collapse and we have a president who speaks of the cuff and gives all an uneasy feeling. The division in our country is the greatest it has been since the Civil War. California is looking to succeed, proponents sighting loss of confidence in the American process with the electing of the much maligned candidate. House speaker Paul Ryan’s integrity was sacrificed to vote along party lines, even when he encouraged other’s to “vote their conscience”. Some resisted their candidate’s nomination and subsequent election, risking sanctions imposed by said candidate that nobody, even he, expected to be victorious.
We have an immigration problem. Syria is in shambles after the Islamic State terrorist organization moved in and were subsequently bombed by Russia, and America, to a lesser degree. The citizens were collateral damage and suffered more than the objective of the bombs. They chose to flee to the west into Europe. European countries couldn’t turn down the opportunity to demonstrate their moral stature by admitting large numbers of migrants. Germany, England, France and Spain were hospitable and empathetic toward the traumatized. Hungary put up a wall monitored by soldiers and the Nordic countries welcomed migrants initially but later regretted it This was due to their hostile nature of brutalizing citizens with rape, burglary and their desire to institute Sharia Law, a vulgar rule that seemed to outlaw pleasure. Conflicts abound as Muslims perpetrated terror attacks in their host nation not showing gratitude but a curious disdain for the ways and religion of the country welcoming them. Subway, bus bombing in England and mass shootings in France. As well as, a heartless running down of civilians in Nice with a rented truck, a shooting and a plowing down of citizens at a Christmas bazaar in Germany.
Outgoing president Barack Obama, in his last few weeks in office, signed a litany of executive orders that circumvented the blocking of Congress. The new president got to work immediately on the day of his inauguration, also using executive orders to swiftly accomplish goals promised to his constituents during his campaign. He knew the orders would face great opposition from Congress and the public in general. The first being an amendment to Obamas affordable care act and the forth, a controversial curtailing of a rampant illegal immigration from the south then a fifth barring migrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, to stem the supposed flow of terrorism. However, some thought it rather odd that the country of origin of the 19 highjackers “responsible” for September 11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack in America’s history by number of lives lost, Saudi Arabia, was not included. Many felt it was his, conflicting with the office, business dealings that he was protecting.
The paradigm shifting election, which saw America’s first female Democratic Party nominee, coincided with numerous protests around the world against the ruling elite. In America there were protests against the electing of a wealthy television personality who produced a self-aggrandizing reality television show, to the highest office in the land. However, they were not at all the size of those in South Korea, London and Spain which seemed as though every citizen was out to fight against the oligarchy of one world government. In America, the amount of protestors paled in comparison to those over-seas. Los Angeles, New York and the violent streets of Chicago were semi-crowded with denying citizens. But the march on the capitol a day after the swearing in, was a woman’s march and was far larger than the crowd witnessing the president’s inaugural address, even though his mouthpieces claimed that the press only showed the Capitol mall when the crowd was leaving or before they all had fully arrived.
The divisiveness of the presidential campaign and the subsequent polarizing of the proletariat after the election, was unparalleled. With the Dakota Access Pipeline, it seemed as if the protests would not stop. College campuses were the sight of dangerous clashes between one side, then another, then the police and both sides. The mainstream media lost all credibility angling for the female candidate at every turn and not covering the positive aspects of the prevailing nominee. While reporting on rumor and conjecture rather than vetted facts. Many accused the networks of fear mongering, reporting solely on police killings and overall discourse. Alternate news online became the primary source for many.
In the wake of the millionaire’s presidential success, among the many, Iran announced that it would drop the Petrodollar, thus causing the American economy to plummet. Iraq and Libya attempted to do the same, America intervened and the lives of their leaders Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, respectively, were lost. America sponsored a coup in Libya and an conducted a military action in Iraq to dethrone Hussein on a false report of them possessing “weapons of mass destruction”.
Generation X was in their late 30’s and mid to late 40’s at this point in time. Most having adult children, they were working toward having a retirement and/or paying off their child’s college tuition. The new generation, the Millennials, as they are colloquially called (or Generation Y), were approaching adulthood or in the early stages of adulthood with little one’s of their own. The Baby Boomers, who gave birth to Generation X, started a counter-culture movement but didn’t follow through, misused all the funds of the government and left their children holding the bag. Operation Desert Storm greeted much of Generation X upon graduating high school. The United States remained in the Middle East, destabilizing the region and bring the ruin of many a nation. Disdain had grown for the US as an occupier and terrorism spread throughout the world.
We have come to a crossroads in the future of our country. Will we go the way of many an empire before us, in a predictable collapse behind a crumbling currency and social unrest? Will we welcome our usurper with rampant corruption and societal distrust of the entities in which our welfare resides? Will the very tenets on which our founding fathers constructed this proud nation be threatened?
Millennials, the answer could lie with you. If you choose to accept the challenge. The end may be near OR a new beginning might be on the horizon, it all depends on how you play the cards that you, the proletariat, have been dealt. Government will remain an oppressive entity. If you look at the etymology of the word, to govern means “to steer” or others say “to control”, it’s in governments nature to be domineering and repressive. The founding fathers of America knew this and there are many quotes, particularly from Thomas Jefferson warning citizens of this. However, our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln said that “Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary duty to overthrow it.” In the US, individuality is emphasized but to break free from the oppression of a government run amuck, the country will need to act as one. Very simply, there are more of you than them. In a traditional conflict, that would be enough, but this is the United States and it is not traditional, in the least. What you are up against is a group of elite bankers who have more money than the vast majority of Americans put together. Some of their names are Rockefeller, Carnegie, Rothschild, Abramoff and J.P. Morgan.
The idealism of youth is great for mobilizing a force, but demonstrations and protests will not be enough. The network media has, at this point, rendered itself nearly moot. But, still remains an excellent means of reaching people. Many have stated that a revolution must control the media, though I believe that they simply meant that a revolution will certainly need to be able to reach the minds of folks. The majority of, that is. Coming at them not with irrationality or soothsaying but pragmatically, referencing material that is commonly known, pop-culture perhaps. One will want to draw them in and certainly not push them away with  dramatic stances or desperate dogma.
The biggest question for Millennials is, will you be able to put aside personal success and wealth, for a time, to come together will your compatriots? Your sacrifice would be for the sake of the ccountry and possibly mankind as a whole. Securing lives for your children that are not “governed” by egocentric magnates intentent on enslaving the population of our planet. Generation Z, your offspring, are already predicted to be the beneficiaries of the struggle of Generation X, overcoming the Baby Boomers missteps, and the triumph of Generation Y(Millennials) bringing it all to a head. But the prediction will not come to fruition without work. Work that you, the Millennials, might find and interest in, or not. However, Thomas Jefferson once remarked, “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”.


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