". . . John and Peggy Assenzio were typical. When he came home, they simply resumed their life together. They loved each other. They wanted to have a family. They were faithful Catholics. They were true to the way they had been raised."
This was the Greatest Generation. Then came the Baby Boomers. This generation, born between between 1946 and 1964, was composed of, according to Wikipedia, two cohorts. The first (born from 1946 to 1954) championed the causes of anti-war protests, social experimentation, sexual freedom, civil rights movement, environmental movement, women's movement, protests and riots, experimentation with various intoxicating recreational substances - these were identified by a survey of the Baby Boomers themselves (Wikipedia). The second cohort, also according to a survey of the Baby Boomers themselves, brought upon Nixon's resignation, the Cold War, the oil embargo, gasoline shortages, and whose key characteristics consisted of less optimistic, distrust of government, general cynicism (Wikipedia). About the Baby Boomers, Census Bureau deputy director Arthur Clausewitz said at a press conference,
". . . the curtain will at long last fall on what is regarded by many as the most odious generation America has ever produced . . . The selfishness that has been a hallmark of the Boomers will continue right up to the very end, as they force millions of younger Americans to devote an inordinate amount of time and resources to their care, bankrupting the Social Security system in the process."
Those in the past and present who claim to be 'advocates' and 'champions' of tolerance, free speech, and diversity are in fact against all three. They stand against others' freedoms when those others' opinions are not in complete mind-brick-lock-step with theirs. They only demand these freedoms when they are outnumbered against a Greatest Generation, as they did in the 1960's, but when their numbers rise to form a gang, they completely suppress in others the very same freedoms they demanded for themselves.
Take for example California's ruling that homeschooling is illegal. California did this because they do not have the monopoly on everybody's child in the public school system to indoctrinate them with their liberal ideas. Public school children are being taught things that have nothing to do with reading and arithmetic. Children are learning about Mitch and Hank living as gay partners when they should be learning the times tables. Liberals call this brainwashing 'open mindedness'. However, when parents pull their kids out of school and homeschool them, those same liberals teaching 'open mindedness' come down like a hammer on homeschool families and abuse their Baby Boomer power to declare homeschooling illegal. Sheer hypocrisy.
Take also for example, the absurd claim by the 9th Circuit Court that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because it contains the words "under God". This phrase in no way establishes a religion whatsoever.* Also take the attempt to mint our coins without the expression 'In God We Trust'. Again an unfounded accusation by the 'tolerant' left that this somehow establishes a religion. What religion can possibly be established with this phrase?
Liberals just love to cite science as its ultimate Truth. They forget one thing: Science is God's creation, not theirs. They'll use climate change to intrude into American lives depriving farmers of their much needed water to favor a useless fish, carbon taxes, bringing down the wood production industry, outrageous fishing and hunting regulations, etc. What the Greatest Generation took for granted and held as common knowledge is being stripped away and replaced with excessive regulation under the guise of liberality and 'responsibility'. These Marxist copouts are not the ideals the Greatest Generation fought to preserve. The sky will not fall if Johnny hikes to his favorite fishing spot to fish a pond that has a rare turtle. The ecosystem will not collapse if the local sawmill remains open. The earth will not grind to a halt upon its axes if we don't pay extra fines to recycle.
Speaking of science; how hypocritical is it to make into policy the aborting of children in the womb of its mother straight through the last trimester of development. Liberals claim that the child is not a human. Even with our technological advancement of ultrasound video imagery, liberals still refuse to acknowledge a unique living human being in the womb. They claim science as their ultimate Truth yet throw out science when it's right in their face, black and white, in video imagery. They are either on drugs or their prejudice is blinding them from the truth. Sheer hypocrisy.
Also take for example cyber-bullying in forums and on pro-life or Christian websites. Liberals gang-attack using uncivil personal slanders, physical threats, and outright barbaric behavior towards their fellow Americans who happen to hold an opinion other than theirs. I cannot recall a single conservative person who ever mass-attacked or even solo-attacked a personal blog with the malice that some 'open minded' liberals have resorted to. So much for diversity.
Liberals consider themselves the 'enlightened ones' yet their verbal attacks lack civility, consist of distortions, red-herrings, atheistic drive, and worse yet, presented under the banner of 'freedom to choose'. Unadulterated double talk. Their intent is not the flower child mantra of 'live and let live' but rather, 'misery loves company'. They will not stop until everybody is a perfect clone of their sad miserable selves. This is their idea of freedom, diversity, and tolerance. This is their sheer hypocrisy and it is rather sad.
Another example is the media. Hollywood consistently attempts to drive those with religious beliefs out of society by portraying them as seething-with-hate-fanatics. Hollywood's seething hatred of religion and God is clear. Movies like the DaVinci Code, Priest, The Last Temptation of Christ, etc. are outright attacks on God and His Church. In the liberal attempt to rid the world of their imagined 'yoke' of religion and imagined 'constraints' of the Ten Commandments, they strive to replace the notion of God and virtue with real yokes and real constraints. Their model is a communist regime that repeats Karl Marx's communist view that "religion is the opiate of the people." Hollywood must brainwash their audience with new movies to replace oldies of the Greatest Generation's cinematic creations such as The Bells of St. Mary's, Going My Way, Come to the Stable, etc. To do this, Hollywood creates movies that glamorize decadent behavior as mainstream and acceptable in movies like Sex and the City, Religulous, Brokeback Mountain, Dogma, and others that depict decadence as acceptable and religion as foolishness. A far cry from our Greatest Generation.
The liberal utopia of a culture without God can only come true if a dictatorship is in place. The bumper stickers we often see saying "Free Tibet" attempts to reclaim religious liberty. However, those same slogans can be applied to America with the American left's persecution of Christians that is becoming another Tibet. This again is their sheer hypocrisy.
Liberals repeatedly cite the 1940's culture as their enemy model. The family, consisting of father and mother with children living together in a harmonic Christian home is the liberals' idea of hell. Liberals work to tear down all that is good and holy in order to claim victory - not over the 1940's culture, but victory over God Himself Who was the inspiration for all that was good in the past. The Greatest Generation, although not perfect, was simply a product of being true to their beliefs, as Tom Brokaw wrote above. A model for our culture to once again embrace with Christianity and God at its core. This is not the future envisioned by liberal Baby Boomers.
Brown University history professor A. Thomas Raymond said. "The era-defining flower children of the '60s, hedonistic disco-goers of the '70s, BMW-driving yuppies of the '80s and graying private-investor homeowner parents of the '90s all have one thing in common: They're all Boomers." "It takes a staggering amount of effort to keep oneself the focus of an entire society for one decade, much less four, but the Boomers somehow pulled it off," Raymond continued. "Thankfully, though, their reign will soon come to an end . . ." (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29261)
However, the damage has been done. The children of the Baby Boomers have been trained well. In fact, the modern liberals today have far less tolerance of diversity, free speech, and freedom than their Baby Boomer parents. They are ratcheting up their rhetoric and pounding their bongo war drums for the coming persecution of Christianity. This persecution is already underway by the older cohort who, through some crack (because they certainly lack any political tact, a spirit of service, skill, or patriotism), have dug into local and national political positions like a parasitic tick. They refuse to leave at any cost and, like a tick, regurgitate their disease into their host - the country.
Everything is in place to insert the real yoke of suppression, impose the religion of secular humansim, and enforce it in a way that can only be done with an iron fist. Nobody would willingly embrace such insanity. The only way it will be implemented widespread across our country is for the masses to lose their peace of soul. This occurs when they kill their conscience and convince themselves that God doesn't exist and that religion is a burdensome fantasy.
However, to rid themselves of God and religion would require replacing them with their notion of order. This will be their dictatorship of secularism. American secular humanists wish to impose upon America Karl Marx's opinion that "the abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness." This is not the freedoms the Greatest Generation fought the Second World War for. This is not the America envisioned by our founding fathers. This is not the America Tom Brokaw described in his book. Secular humanists are too often willing to forget that the Constitution promises "Freedom OF religion" - a constitutionally guaranteed right provided in the religion clauses of the First Amendment, not "Freedom FROM religion."*
The liberal utopia of America is a nightmarish place that this country has never trodden. Ariel Durant who was nominated as "Woman of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times, said:
“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” - Ariel Durant (1898-1981)America's next generation can quite possibly be called the Last Generation.
*(On a side note, Thomas Jefferson's note of 'separation of church and state' cited by so many secularists to quell religious freedom is referencing the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. It states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion". The clause was a reaction to the Church of England, established as the official church of England and some of the colonies, during the colonial era and protects the United States from officially choosing a religion as its establishment such as the Church of England's Anglican Communion, Sharia Law, etc.).
Brokaw, Tom. 1998. The Greatest Generation. Random House 1st Edition, November 30, 1998, p. 238.