Times have changed over the last sixty some years as I can personally attest to on my own experiences in life and the surrounding dynamics. We have become a nation of political correctness and engaged into social niceties that sometimes don’t make much sense when it comes to our own life. We give up things for people we don’t even know. On the other hand, I refuse to give up what I have, what I earned or what I fought for. It’s just not right to ask to do so either.
Political correctness has drifted us away from the shore of reasoning. It has caused us to be a part of society that has turned ugly and mean in spirit and in behaviors. The human race has degraded so much, we hardly recognize it any longer as the race that built the social cultures we once lived by but have mutated into splinter groups difficult to recognize.
For example, the way humans used to interact was simple and not much to figure out. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. A human courtship is possible. Over time, there was the engagement and then the marriage. It seemed simple enough to figure out and I always thought it was. Let me warn you, if you are easily offended, it’s best you not read this and just move on.
Today the pair bonding process has changed. It is no longer boy meets girl or girl meets boy but rather it has become a little more complicated than that. We haves girl meets girl and boy meets boy and then the courtship is possible. How has this happened? Is the answer that easy to come up with today? Not really but we should go back over time and see what transpired since the 70’s or even the 60’s.
We have always had heterosexuals, homosexuals as well as gays and lesbians. It has been a part of our lives and history thus we know they exist but when you meet it face to face it is much more difficult to understand than reading it out of a book. However, today, things have changed whereas there are now laws on the books that gives each one of these groups equal rights as a couple. Whether we agree or disagree, the laws have changed and society’s cultural curve has as well.
Being a baby boomer and contributing to this madness by having a shared responsibility of our children of the baby boomers, there are reasons for such changes. Baby boomers, as a group, impacted society in an overwhelming way that is partly responsible for what is happening in our society today.
Based on our mistakes, our reckless behaviors and irresponsible corrupt, materialistic and sinister ways, we created generations that mutated our values into their own while at the same time, holding on to some of the traditional values mixing them into a melting pot of ideologies.
Today we have pot smoking, pill popping, war-mongering and many other characteristics out there leading our kids into damnation. On the other side, we have love making, climate control and naturalist, organic freaks who refuse to use the chemicals around us. The world seemed to have become more corrupt as time goes by and there appears to be no end to this madness. Eventually, the apocalyptic event will end it all but that’s another matter we can talk about later.
In the meantime, governments have become freedom-crushing instruments of privacy invasions in the name of fighting terrorism and corporations are dominating the systems we rely on. Whether the technology is good for us depends on how it is used.
Some say if you can’t beat them, join them. It seems simple enough. Never mind the claims there is another better world. Giving up your freedom seems reasonable to get the things you want in life until it no longer matters and you are compromised just like the rest. Love is life’ most precious gift but it seems to be fading away quickly. Hate appears to be the dominant force today.
There is more hate in this world than ever before. There are people today who boast that the best things in life are free and refuse to work one day in their lives to earn it. Life as we knew it has ended. The new world order is confusing, chaotic and never ending in a state of political correctness and religious warfare. We are our own worst enemy and we never realized it but there was a time when we had everything we ever wanted or needed to be happy.
Do I blame our “visions of free-love” as the root of all evil? Not even close. That’s not what started this disease. This concept was built on a lighter stage of consciousness, enlightenment and ultimate happiness in life, not the opposite. Granted, it might have been abused by many and created a chemical mutation in our brains as the LSD and other hallucinogenic substances were plentiful those days.
However, society has evolved into an illicit drug use meth, cocaine, heroin, abusive prescription pill pandemic and mental illness runs rampant without treatment endangering both the person and the society they live in. we have ruined any vision we may have ever had to see the world like we wanted it to be. It is with a high degree of certainty that the baby boomer generation contributed to this mess.
Discrimination has reverted to indiscriminate feelings. Equality has been applied to everything from living to non-living fossils. The world has reached a new level of extremism and it can’t seem to stop. We live and tolerate the plagues, diseases and act as if they are acceptable.
The Ebola, HIV AIDS and other diseases are killing people but nobody is worried about them, they worry just about themselves. Cancer has spread exponentially with no cure in sight but we are talking about living on Mars and visiting the stars in the universe above us.
If you ask are we now living in the armpit of the world, I say it depends where you are in your own life and your own morality and mortality of life. Hanging onto old values can be good but not adapting to the new can bring you heartaches and sorrow.
There is no simple life today, it’s all so complicated you sometimes just want it to go away. Confused and angry are emotions to deal with but if you learn to become less discerning, you can cope with anything. Can we afford to lower the quality of the human genetic pool any further? I guess that’s a question for those living in the tomorrow.