What's Wrong With Society These Days ll
How Can We Tell Them?
How Can We Tell Them Differently?
Young people, mainly comprising the age group of 18 to 34 years of age, haven't had such a bleak outlook on their future since the great depression, the world wars or the Spanish Inquisition (watch out for those comfy chair tortures!). What are they going to do with their lives? Join the military? A monastery? A monastic military? A masonic military? Getting the picture yet? With a great decrease in the need for young people to throw their bodies in the way of flying bullets and roadside explosives, a great many young people are about to find themselves unemployed. Their basic skill sets will include killing Taliban insurgents, burying their friends and lots and lots of walking in a vast desert heat.
Someone has to tell not only returning soldiers that they are coming back to likely unemployment and possible careers flipping burgers at the Dew Drop Inn (formerly Burt's Burnt Burgers), but the children who are going through high school, college and university, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on diplomas. Most of these diplomas will do not much more than fill the inside of a nice picture frame. Sure, some will get jobs, mostly in penitentiaries, fast food and semi-legal security firms like Blackwater, but the students have a completely different dilemma; they need to figure out not only which fields will be hiring when they graduate, where they can make good money (health care) and be happy (not health care). The problem again arises that there will be a few thousand people applying for each good job that opens up.
Motivational speakers go to colleges, universities and high schools all the time, espousing that all it takes is the drive to succeed in order to make it in life, Wrong! They need nepotism. They need contacts, spotless records and that Hollywood caliber smile.
How can we tell them differently? How can we tell students that their futures are not going to be filled with debt counseling, run-down apartments and collection agencies calling them at 7 in the morning?
How can we tell them differently? How can we tell returning soldiers, in the same breath, that we appreciate the sacrifices that they have made, and that the job line starts over at the Donut Shoppe?
How can we tell them differently? How can we look in our own children's eyes and honestly tell them that the world is their oyster, that they can do whatever they put their mind to? How can we live with ourselves knowing that unemployment is pegged to be as high as 20% by 2020 in North America?
How can we tell them that we've done more irrevocable damage to the planet in the last 75 years than mankind and nature combined have done since the planet first formed an atmosphere?
How can we tell them that we've replaced the need for people to work by making robots to do the work for us?
How can we sleep at night knowing that we slept at night while the powers that be slept at night while scientists and engineers designed automated factories that do the job of thousands of workers for the cost of ten? How do we tell them that these robots don't even make money?
If you know, let me know, please? Because I really have no idea, and dread the thought of what will happen when so many graduate students from school, or when so many soldiers who luckily come back alive from wars are faced with menial, minimum wage jobs, if they're lucky.
Where Do We Get The Money?
Just Because we Can't Afford It?
When soldiers come back from the war, after all of them have returned, how do we tell them that they only have a couple of years of medical benefits before they are on their own? How do we tell them that we can't help to take care of them because we had to bail banks out with Billions (almost Trillions) of dollars? That we spend about a Billion dollars a week on our military's infrastructure; the ships, vehicles and tanks, the new and aged planes, drones, and research and development for better ways to kill more people with fewer bombs?
Just because we can't afford it just doesn't seem right here. Maybe we swallowed that line when the government told us that if we didn't bail out the car companies with a couple of Billion bucks. Maybe we let it pass that banks got almost a Trillion dollars, yet their executives take home a hundred million a year in bonuses alone. But we should never let it pass that a soldier is left to his own when he gets sick?
What's wrong with society these days?