“We never had that growing up” Facebook Poster
“Um, yes….yes we did“….Me
I can’t believe I’m this old, and in a few years, I’ll be even older and may be the very one mulling over the Good Ole Days and how my youth was raindrops and roses. When we look at some of the choices our youth have made, we forget that those same youth (In spirit) existed in our younger days as well. I know me, conceived of the 70’s and raised in the 80’s can never EVER say, “We never had” because we did….Hell, we glorified it….but whatever it is, that has the older generation upset, it started with them, and not me, so “We Never Had“, yes you did….and I can prove it….
It wasn’t my generation that swore that Rock and Roll was going to cause Satan worship, and lead to the impregnation of anyone who listened to it, nor was it my generation that insisted that Rap music was going to lead to joblessness, and violence….I didn’t….It wasn’t my generation that raised the generation that would spit in the face of the Vietnam soldiers returning home, AND it certainly wasn’t my generation that made Jane Fonda feel comfortable enough to give aid and comfort to the North Vietcong during the war. It wasn’t my generation that glorified mobsters to celebrity status, and gave Capone the worship he needed to continue his reign of terror in Chicago, and if you think Danville is bad, try living in some of the neighborhoods in NY during the immigration(s) of the earlier century. Daniel Day-Lewis did a movie about it….watch it. My generation didn’t create, nor push the drugs that are killing my generation, and the generations behind us now. Drugs like heroin, cocaine are tearing up our families…killing our babies…..but we….we cannot take the cred for that poison….
We Never Had…..yes well, we didn’t start the fire either, but I concede that it’s only going to get worse from here. Fights that used to take place with fisticuffs and switchblades, are now being fought with guns and cowardice. Our gangs and weapons are worse, our scores never get settled…..but…….I could talk about the movies of the 60’s and 70’s; which glorified gang life, I could talk about the free sex, and the “Do what you want” mantra that led to the belief we can’t correct, nor even comment on behavior, after all…what is “bad”? It started when families broke apart, mothers were abandoned to raise children alone, when we devalued our men…..It took generations to create what we in Danville are experiencing today…..and it will take generations more, to correct it. Now, I gotta go. I’m taking the kiddo’s to Baltimore…gosh darn it, we’re going to be a family today….Stay tuned for tomorrow’s, “It’s The Parents Fault” where I will discuss how the village ruined the child, by never allowing the child to be accountable. We Never Had.…yes you did have, because you started it…..now we have to live with the monsters you created. Be Blessed.
Remember you set the Tone, you ARE Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Tuesday.