As more and more evidence of the barbaric atrocities committed by Planned Parenthood come out, while leftist journalism fixates on the death of Cecil the lion, I must say that as bad as Planned Parenthood’s behavior is I can’t really blame them. Don’t get me wrong, I am appalled at the videos and the fact the PP is willing to encourage abortions in order to produce more product for sale, I just don’t blame them.
Who do I blame for these horrific actions disguised under the cover of women’s health? The Baby Boomers. Why should I indict an entire generations of Americans for the actions of a single misguided enterprise? That answer is simple; our society is reaping what the Boomers sowed.
The generation born between 1945 and 1964 (some call those born between ’60 and ’64 the “Nowhere Generation” as they neither fit with the Boomers nor the Gen Xers) are the most self-entitled generation to ever inhabit our great nation. I understand many of this generation served our nation with distinction and led responsible lives but most of them, as children, were over- indulged and pandered to which made them feel as if the country existed to cater to their every whim. As they reached college age the majority of them embraced the hedonistic mantra “if it feels good, do it” and/or “sex, drugs and rock-and-roll” and attacked anyone that pointed out this as bad behavior. This led to a disrespect for all authority (yes, authority should be questioned) leading to their view that one should never trust one over 30.
One day, something happened. They began turn 30; suddenly they decided the youth couldn’t be trusted. Only their politicians and political views were right they felt, they even went as far as rewriting the history of the Democrat party to fit their narrative as the party’s support of slavery and opposition to civil-rights legislation did not fit the new, leftist agenda . They claimed to be for liberation, free-love (sex without consequences) and peace. Liberation didn’t mean those living in Communist Bloc nations as Boomers said that socialism was the new light, even as they became addicted to material possessions. Free love meant leaving women to deal with children born out of wedlock. And the peace movement disappeared when Nixon rescinded the draft in 1973 even though the war went on for two more years. As the boomers aged they did not save for retirement with some in their 40’s and 50’s still begging money from their parents to finance their lifestyles.
The Boomers had children and taught them the ideology of their generation, a belief system based on failed and unprovable theories, and told them that morality is personal thing. Armed with little actual parenting in a latch-key society, these kids have grown up on a diet of bad television, cheap drugs and internet porn. What is right is what one believes in one’s heart, not what some book tells you they were told. Community norms were ridiculed as outdated and racist. Schools, now almost exclusively manned by Boomer-age teachers, became indoctrination centers where reason and opposing viewpoints were taught as wrong. Conformity, which supposedly was bad when they disagreed with it, became the norm. Believe the liberal orthodoxy or else. This led to a generation with absolutely no moral compass.
These children are now adults and have been so far removed from belief in anything, nation, community, or religion, that they have no idea what is truly right or wrong. They think sharing a Facebook post actually solves world problems and have no idea how dangerous the world really is. These are people that, even though they claim superiority in scientific matters, do not believe that fetuses are human beings. They believe vaccines are bad, people are born gay and one can switch genders (all with no scientific proof) yet somehow the concept that an unborn child is, in fact, a child is beyond their comprehension. They feel open-minded and enlightened even though they are anything but. Jon Stewart is the news and Fox News lies, they are smarter than the rest of.
These children, now adults, created by the Boomers believe life (other than their own) means so little. They have no concept of suffering that does not affect them. The Boomers set out to build America in their image, and they have succeeded.