It’s my 20th birthday. My birthday coincides with Independence day, the day that we all believe the Declaration of Independence was signed. Since Josh D and I have founded this publication, I have seen many things that have disappointed me. I have witnessed the most upsetting political defeat of my time. I have seen the left disavow their past beliefs because their feelings were hurt — I have seen the paramount of free speech turn into an institution that actively destroys it. I truly believe that America has lost it’s way because of these events.
Millennials Thinking Socialism is OK
My generation has embraced a failed political ideology, socialism. The fact that the party of Abraham Lincoln constantly parades around calling it a “great idea that went bad” makes me sick. Ben Shapiro had said it best, socialism is a terrible idea that went right. Karl Marx was just as much of a leech on society as the old man who is the American figurehead of his sick ideology today. Personal freedom/individual liberty is dead in the millennial generation. Those beliefs are so far gone that the left uses doublethink and groupthink to twist people of the millennial generation into believing that the founding documents of this great nation are a threat to society. The left has convinced an entire generation that free stuff exists and people who are successful do not deserve it. That isn’t right.
Conservatives and Republicans Aren’t Helping The Cause
As of the writing of this article, July 3rd, 2017 the Republicans have a majority over every institution in Washington, DC and 33/50 states. They still cannot get their agenda passed — that is, they have no courage. The current Republican congress has no courage to stand up to their Democratic counterparts and end this culture war, as Paul Joseph Watson calls it. The culture war is real and the right wing is losing it terribly.
Watson had released a video months after President Trump assumed office and he had one message — Conservatism is the new counter culture. He is right but he doesn’t realize that conservatism and libertarianism are so marginalized that it will take years for those ideologies to be considered truly counter. In every day life we see arguments to back up my claim. We see ridiculous smoker harassment commercials, giant leftist media corporations getting away with spreading false narratives, people getting suspended from school and getting kicked out of college for speaking their minds and most importantly — people are getting targeted for assassinations for having the “wrong beliefs”.
Reader, this is not a new phenomenon. Peter Thiel testified infront of Congress in 1996 about the culture of colleges and what the true meaning of “diversity” is. We have been facing the crisis of leftist indoctrination for nearly 20 years. Millennials were born into this and if the previous generations will not fix this major issue, then I guess we have to. This problem will not go away overnight and it needs to be solved. Leftist indoctrination and right wing inaction are some of the biggest issues of this millennial generation.
Political Polarization and Why it Matters
Reader, the theme of this letter should not be seen as an anti-leftist manifesto because it isn’t. I, as a STEM student, do believe in the laws of physics. Newton’s third law specifically states that for every action there is an equal opposite reaction. To put it in a non scientific manner, if the right becomes too extreme then the left will also become extreme. Two equal extremes in this situation do not cancel out like they would in a physics experiment.
There needs to be a rational political discourse with no obstructionism from either side of the aisle. There needs to be compromise, there needs to be solutions and everyone needs to be included. This country was built on compromise and it will die because of obstructionism. Abraham Lincoln said it best during his Republican National Committee Speech in 1858, “A house divided against itself cannot stand”.
How we Can Win Again
I truly believe that the culture war can be won and the millennial generation can be made “Great Again” as our President would say. The conservatives and libertarians need to start acting and start providing viable solutions. We need to start working together with the moderate left to preserve our rights endowed by our creator. Whether that creator be Allah, God, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Buddah, or the big bang it’s imperative that as Thomas Paine wrote, “those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it”. It’s up to us, the next generation of leaders, to fix this goddamed mess.