So the Government shut down. It’s what you wanted isn’t it? You, the Voter, voted for this mess. Or did you? There are an estimated 150 million registered voters and around 67 million Baby Boomers born between the years 1946-1964. Now, when put into terms like that, Baby Boomers represent a large number of voters. Even more so, the thoughts and ideas that are so prominent to the Baby Boomer era are reflected in our government today. So let’s take a look at the year 1964, the end of an era and map out what has happened.
In 1964, President Johnson declared “War on Poverty”, stated that he seen no chance of negotiating peace for Southeast Asia as proposed by President de Gaulle. 16,000 U.S. Military Personnel were already in Vietnam. President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into Law. The Vatican condemned use of the contraceptive pill for females and Bob Dylan wrote, The Times They Are a-Changin’.
The times were defiantly a-changin’. Dylan warned, “Come gather ’round people, wherever you roam. And admit that the waters around you have grown, and accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin’, then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin’.” Baby Boomers grew up in a time of widespread government subsidies in post-war housing and education, and increasing affluence. Though, they went on to be a generation of some of the wealthiest, their ideas still have a major impact on today. They were the first generation to grow up with TV, but failed to realize that the media only lets you see what they want you to see. By doing so the media starts to control your way of thinking and actions. They were a generation that displayed common characteristics of experimental, individualism, free spirited and social cause oriented. They liked the postwar subsidy bailouts that allowed the government to take control over their finances and supplement what they lacked at the time.
In the late 60’s and early 70’s, not only were the Boomers experimenting with drugs and sex they were becoming voters. Since 1976 to date the Government has shut down 18 times, 8 of which were under the terms of President Ronald Reagan, though it’s rare to hear much bad about the Reagan administration.
So how does all this affect today? We are still at “War on Poverty”. Only now, the government is succeeding in eliminating the middle class, the working class. How is that a move towards winning? The UN is at different battle grounds with the War in Syria, and Korea seems to not be getting much media coverage. Is it because it doesn’t exist or because the government is attempting to control your thoughts on the situation that has been a problem since the Baby Boomers? American Christian companies are outraged at having to provide insurance coverage for what they feel to be abortion drugs. And many Baby Boomers are raising their grandchildren. Random thought, no, they failed in raising their own children and are now stuck raising their grandchildren. The cycle is continuing through to yet another generation. We are no longer a product of Revolution but rather, a product of Evolution. Evolution of drug experimenting, government subsidies, and social cause oriented liberals. The nation needs to take back their freedom, being conservative worked for over 100 years, it’s being proven that this liberal mindset is failing the last 50 years.
“Come senators, congressmen; please heed the call… There’s a battle outside and it’s ragin’. For the times they are a-changin’.” Dylan truly did say it best. But now is the time for another change. Almost 50 years have lapsed since Bob Dylan predicted the changes we see today, the evolution of the Baby Boomers. This great Nation is in need of an intervention on this Entitlement Syndrome it is stuck in! It’s time to gather around people where ever you roam, and insist on a change.