As the American economy continues to deteriorate beyond the point of no return, the Millennials are graduating from college to find themselves saddled with thousands of dollars in student loan debt, few job prospects, and burdened with worthless degrees.
The saddest thing about this American tragedy is that in the long run the Millennial student loan debt and unemployment will prove to be the least of their problems.
So now, the predictable War Between the Generations has erupted over the American Dream (or the death thereof), with the Baby Boomers pleading innocence, the Gen X’ers bitterly complaining about the refusal of the Boomers to retire, and the Millennials foaming at the mouth with rage over their hard earned Boomerang status.
Who is to blame? It doesn’t really matter now. From North America to Europe, we’re about to plunge off the Grand Canyon of world history.
“Normal times” will soon become a memory of another world. The long term structural problems (i.e., the cultural crisis, the aging crisis, the energy crisis, the racial crisis, the political crisis, and the financial crisis) which are the insurmountable root cause of our present economic malaise are conspiring to destroy the foundations of the post-WW2 world order.
As some of our greatest poets might say, this is “when shit gets real.” Black Run Amerika (1965-2011) is behind us now in the rearview mirror.
So what comes next? My grandmother was born in the Great Depression and has lived through the Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement and through Black Run Amerika from beginning to end.
Needless to say, the world has changed a great deal since Herbert Hoover was president. Here in the American South, things which were unthinkable when FDR was in the White House have become synonymous with normalcy.
What might I get the chance to see in my lifetime? I should be around until the 2060s or 2070s. As one of the last Gen X’ers, the Millennials will get the opportunity to see the 2080s and 2090s.
Millennials, you have no idea of what is about to happen to your cloistered world. It is going to be far worse than you ever thought.
Update: Walter Russell Mead thinks conservatism can work in a degenerate civilization under the hegemony of a liberal establishment: go to college, get married, stay married, steer clear of drugs.
Unfortunately, this great advice doesn’t work anymore. If you go to college in Black Run Amerika, you will probably graduate with a debt certificate without any job prospects. If you get married in Black Run Amerika, you will probably end up financially ruined in a bitter divorce over “feelings.” If you “steer clear of drugs” and “play by the rules,” you are still highly likely to get screwed over.
Don’t believe me? There are plenty of people who went to college, got married, and played by the rules. Where are those people now? Who do you think has the most to lose when Wall Street and Washington finish destroying America?
All I can say is that it is a foolish decision to “invest” in this clown society. It is run by fools who have no higher purpose than to enrich themselves at our collective expense. They have wrecked the country they inherited.
It will inevitably come crashing down within the next two decades. Quite honestly, I don’t even believe we will make it through this decade. This old horse is about to die on us.
If you really want to do something farsighted with your life Millennials, you ought to be positioning yourself for the future you are about to inherit.