Why Is Generation Y So Easy to Bamboozle?

FREELet’s face it. We Baby Boomers made a total hash of democracy, hoisting it aboard a runaway train of unfunded entitlement spending with the throttles on full. Then, rather than address the problem, we got the engineer and conductor brawling over how much the first class passengers should tip the porter. But despite the mess we made, we sure have held on to one important skill. Man, are we good at suckering the young into impoverishing themselves to pay for our folly.

Sure, we infantilized them right up into adulthood, making sure everyone got a ribbon, no one got bullied, and scheduling every moment of their young lives to deprive them of the time to question the wisdom we bestowed upon them. We showered them with electronics, taught them how to practice safe sex the moment they turned 12, signed them up for SAT prep courses, edited their college essays, and hovered over them — all to make sure they adjusted to life without us when they got to college.

In the process we turned them into docile entitlement piggy banks. In fact, we trained them so well that every time politicians ask for their support so they can be whacked with yet another lifetime financial burden designed to benefit their elders, their response is, “Thank you sir, may I have another!”

We load them up with college debt and then throw them into a job market that places little value on their liberal educations. “Thank you sir, may I have another!”

Though young and healthy, we demand that they pay the health insurance bills of the old and infirm. “Thank you sir, may I have another!”

We raid their paychecks to pay for decades of retirement for aging boomers who didn’t save enough to take care of themselves. “Thank you sir, may I have another!”

We clamor to raise the minimum wage to make sure that unskilled youth can’t compete with entrenched and experienced older workers. “Thank you sir, may I have another!”

We tell them to blame their woes on the 1 percent, and that they should vent out their frustrations by chanting slogans favoring policies that can only deliver them into a lifetime of servitude. “Thank you sir, may I have another!”

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  • http://www.spacecoastconservative.com/ SpaceCoastConservative.com

    Amazing that the article was published by the HUFFPO! I’m shocked they’d put the truth out there for their liberal child-like readers to peruse. Of course, the truth never does sink through the liberal skull and actually get to the brain, so what was I thinking?

  • sean murry

    They are what i call the young idiots they do not listen to us elders.

    • granny_forUSA

      They listen to the liberal professors & teachers. Some of those are also muslim & latinos. Corruption & destruction of our USA starting at the academic level.

    • beelp

      Yes, they do. They not only listen but apsorb all the crap their older college professors feed them.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Every generation fears that the following generation will be weaker, stupider, and less capable than themselves. This time they may be correct.

    • falling321

      As our technology has increased our youth population has certainly come to rely on their computers more than their brains. As an employer, I can tell you that I am sick and tired of having to teach 18 year olds how to do the most simple of jobs, make change for a dollar and force the fact that they MUST be polite to customers into their self absorbed heads!

      • RageFury

        That and all the idiot signs/warning labels we have, these days, means more stupid people get to breed every year. That has to have a negative impact on the Gene pool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.rhinehart2 Stephen Rhinehart

    Hey guys buy me a piper PA-12 Super Cruiser and gas to fly it and I promise to vote for you on a secret ballot

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.humbert.14 Jeff Humbert

    I don’t believe the millions of young people serving our great nation are “easily” bamboozeled !! They will help pull the veil from their brothers and sisters eyes, and I believe get our nation back on course…

    • http://hoverspot.com/blog.php?userId=989817 Mike Won

      Yer the epitome of the reasons the course is continuing the downward spiral! Ya jest don’t believe!

  • marineh2ominer

    The fifty years of the progressives in upper indoctrination institutes were a great help , don’t forget their contribution .

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Well, whadaya expect, this crew has the ’60’s generation for parents! AND the liberal public school wizardry that resulted in a population so dumb they couldn’t make change at McDonalds, ergo the ‘smart’ cash register. And these gullible, lazy, ‘pop culture’ media suckered low information voters gave us king zero….TWICE.

  • polmutant

    this why america is damned and doomed. too many generations of sissies. no men no women. and the sheoples cry out night and day, take our wool, eat our children, only leave us grass to eat. I am a man a proud american man, can someone give me a food stamp to eat? shelter me? i say again i am a proud american man,

  • Hawkeye3939

    I keep hearing the Progressives tell me how absolutely BRILLIANT the younger generation is. I can tell you this, I’m going to be 74 this year and the dumbest slackers in my schools were a helluva lot smarter than these bozos today.

    • granny_forUSA

      Hawkeye you are mistaken…..the liberals are spreading those stupid remarks. In the good schools they are teaching much more than I learned in the 50’s/60’s. If the students don’t have the intelligent brain to go with it then thats their problem. Most of them just do sit-ins & marches (no credits there). By the way BOZO is the one sitting in the oval office that is illegal & muslim. In college he learned NOTHING!!!!!

      • JDH

        In the 1950’s and the 1960’s it didn’t matter too much what was taught- the good teacher’s MADE YOU THINK. You weren’t spoon fed facts and figures and propaganda. you were encourage to think for your self and always ask why. Those teachers were few and far between then and even rarer now.

        • Black Rain

          Those teachers sure didn’t teach 1+1=3, or Easter is bad, or no one talks about Christmas, or firearms are bad. Never heard a student being kicked out of a classroom because they didn’t agree with the teacher. We brought firearms to school, hunting early in the morning or hunting after school or even on the school shooting team.
          Everyone worries to much about PC. Fukk PC, if you think it is wrong then it probably is, if you think it is right stand your ground and prove to that teacher why you believe your right.
          STUDENTS, you paid for that class and if that teacher wants to kick you out demand a refund, file a complaint with the school board and see if that is what the school board wants taught.

          • Black Rain

            That teacher is teaching what the school boards wants taught.

  • Patriot-Research

    The are the Communist/Democrats useful idiots! Have you ever attempted to talk to the youth today? Their dumber than a box of rocks! Not all are that dumb but I would bet 70% are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/garrey.mcvicker Garrey McVicker

    the question is easy to answer, they are a me, me me and to hell with you.we have become a nation of whamps, just about ripe for a nut like obama to make himself a king, nd be under the thum of the U.N. tell your kids if things dont change very soon you will live like a rat in the sewer. and mexico will look like a pardice. wake up and smile this country is on fire. we need every body to put it out.

  • Well Done

    In line to buy a ticket, a mom and daughter behind me. Two ticket booths, the one on the right had two signs, side by side, saying “cash only”. The daughter kept telling her mom that both booths were cash only, mom assured her the one on the left had debit. This was repeated several times, until I pointed out the booth on the left always has debit. The daughter ignored me, too, and repeated “signs say cash only on the left and right”. I rather sternly said “no they don’t!”. Mom smiled. Kid was not only ignorant but without the basic manners to accept what elders, who know more, say. Mom didn’t teach her that attitude as far as I could tell. It may be the schools… but something is doing it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrian.vance1 Adrian Vance

    With a generation where the dream was to give your kid a new car just because he graduated from high school is a start. Corrupt the state and federal governments buying votes and power and they can push the people into abject ignorance.

    See The Two Minute Conservative at: http://tinyurl.com/7jgh7wv and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

  • ONTIME

    Dumbed down by hippies and cannot get past all the glitzy toys……

  • Ajean72

    We??? What’s with this “we” stuff? What about us 40 somethings that got here after the picture started?

  • PFG

    My generation “X” did nothing. The “Baby Boomers” sure as hell did nothing, & if they went to Berkeley or the like they helped it along. The “Greatest Generation” built the coffin for them. The problem is the inability to identify or even recognize the threat for what it is. The Comunist Demonrat Party & the Rhino Repugnantkings. Not to mention the jew media. Communism is slavery plain & simple & that’s what they want us to be immoral slaves to a Communist elite. You can’t expect generation “Y” to just jump up & figure it all out on their own without the tools & knowledge they need to do the job. But as an enormous number of kids come out of college with huge student loan debts & no job opportunities I think you’ll see an awakening.

    Norman Mattoon Thomas, a six time candidate for the U.S. Presidency under the
    “Communist Workers Party of America” said that he no longer had to seek high office because the Democrat Party had adopted their platform, & that the American people would never knowingly or willingly accept Communism they would do so under the guise of “Freedom & Democracy”. He said that in 1943.

    “Redistribute the wealth” a favorite of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the rest of the Nancy boys, coined by Vladimir Lenin. “From each their own abilities, to each their own needs blah, blah, blah” Hillary Clinton & Karl Marx a.k.a. Moses Mordachai Levi. Marx was a jew, Lenin was a jew, Stalin was a jew, Communism is a jewish institution. “I’m tired of hearing about that G’Damned piece of paper” George W. Bush on three separate occasion in reference to the United States Constitution which they are all by
    oath of office sworn to uphold and protect against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Bush has jewish lineage & obongo’s mothers real name was Newman yes another jew.

    We’ve been taken over by a Communist occupational government that has instituted the Civil Rights, Feminist, Homosexual & Abortion movements. All of these have demoralized & weakened our once great nation.

  • marineh2ominer

    Because , thru no fault of their own they attended government indoctrination centers instead of educational institutions . Even the so called ” private universities and colleges take government funds now and must disseminate their propaganda . ( Not necessarily unwillingly ) .

  • http://hoverspot.com/blog.php?userId=989817 Mike Won

    ‘…taught them how to practice safe sex the moment they turned 12…’ Age 12? How about pre-school? Where’s the part about prohibiting prayer? Planet Earth is just an asylum for the Criminally Stupid!

  • http://twitter.com/Jstarusa James Star

    Guess I was naive enough to believe that the money I was putting into social security and medicare would be enough in my old age to get me by. I am not a boomer and did not bring my children up to coddle them in to adulthood. So I agree with some of this article but not all. I blame government for taking our money and throwing it away. So now its retirement time and we seniors are being blamed for being selfish wanting our due. Well, complain to your government not to the people like me who paid their dues.

  • $14832922

    You know … I REALLY HATE IT when idiots keep calling this nation a “democracy” …. not one of our Founding Father even remotely thought that “democracy” was a good idea. THAT’S WHY WE WERE FOUNDED AS A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.

  • IHateLibs

    Liberals are SO STUPID , they Think theyre Smart. Go Figure

  • Jim Gilchrist

    Hawkeye3939,

    I think you mean Regressives, not Progressives. Irresponsible liberals delusionally refer to themselves as “Progressive,” when, in fact, they are really “Regressive.”

    We should refer to them as they really are: counter-productive, meddling, depressing regressives teetering on the fringe of reason and rationality.

    Jim Gilchrist, Founder and President, The Minutemen Project

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