Turnabout

Sit down and have a cold drink. The projector comes on and the movie is starting. You can see from the grain and color of the film that it is older, but not that much older — maybe when your parents were young.

This is a movie about teenagers. They’re taking borrowing cars from their parents and driving down to the wharf, going to smoke cigarettes and fool around. One of them lights up a joint. Purloined beers get passed around. One girl starts dancing. They’re away from home, actually having fun! It’s a magic moment.

But a bright light comes out of nowhere. They shield their eyes, children again. Men in blue uniforms swarm the wharf and take them downtown to the police station. Parents are called. An old fogey judge shakes a judgmental finger at these kids, and he says:

“Smoking dope! Staying out late! Drinking and carousing! No good will come of you. You need to learn a lesson and learn it good. We won’t tolerate your misbehavior here. You’re threatening the values and morals that hold our society together.”

What a fascist. He’s telling you what you can’t do. He’s trying to control you with his dried-up old accusations and out-of-date morality. Makes your blood boil? Fast-forward by thirty or forty years.

Those kids got their parents to pay bail. They went home and took their lumps. Then the next year they went off to college. There it was a non-stop party: drugs, free love, booze and giving the finger to those old fogeys!

They graduated, went out into the world. They found careers, and made money. Many of them work for the government now and rub shoulders with the same men in blue. Most of them do not want their children to experiment with drugs, free love and alcoholism.

And still their tiresome morality rules us. They have become the fogeys, shaking their finger at anyone who does not do exactly what the fogeys want him to. If anyone steps out of line, that person is threatening the values that hold our society together.

  • In a 1993 Ron Paul Survival Report newsletter, alarm was raised about “The Disappearing White Majority.” The newsletter referenced the growing birth rate of people of color and expressed a pro-segregation stance with this comment: “It is human nature that like attracts likes. But whites are not allowed to express this same human impulse. Except in a de facto sense, there can be no white schools, white clubs, or white neighborhoods. The political system demands white integration, while allowing black segregation.”
  • In May 2011, Paul told MSNBC that he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended Jim Crow. He questioned the act because it took authority away from property owners. Evidently, Paul values the rights of racist property owners over those of African Americans whose housing, employment, schooling and leisure activities were all dictated by Jim Crow.

“Top Five Racist Ron Paul Quotes,” By Nadra Kareem Nittle, Loop 21

For those who grew up in 1968, the Civil Rights struggle was part of their identity. They were going to show the old fogeys, because they had a new weapon. They could call them racists, Hitlers even! That’s how the kids were going to beat back the fascists and smoke dope, have sex and have fun.

But now, new generations have risen. Starting with Generation X, we’ve grown up in the liberal paradise. We know that smoking dope means irresponsibility, free love means divorce and hateful parents, and “fun” means being a hippie while your society falls apart.

We don’t agree that we should all imitate the Baby Boomers and be exactly like them. We’ve also grown up in a more complex world, even a racially-integrated one. To us, being racist or not is just another choice. In fact, many minority groups dislike other minority groups. It’s just how it is.

We don’t want their tired fascist old morality. They are dinosaurs, fossils even, who want to force us to re-live their youth. But we want our own, and our own lives too. Their crusade dies with them. We have our own concerns and we may not agree.

They’re going after Ron Paul this week for some newsletters that someone wrote for him, and may or may not have been racist, but no one really knows. Ron Paul shows no signs of being racist. However, he’s going to be the figurehead for this issue, since it has brought itself to him.

The Baby Boomers are hoping the accusation That’s Racist! will work on us as it worked on their parents. They’re trying to use it to shut Pat Buchanan out of MSNBC, to ignore scientific evidence, and stop us from talking about whether multiculturalism is a good idea or not.

But we’re tired of the old fogeys. We want them to go away. Times they are a-changin’, and we need something different for our generation. So we’re going to borrow cars, drive to the wharf, and maybe vote Ron Paul or not, but we’re not going to listen to these old fogeys and their dried-up accusations.

13 Comments

  1. Mihai says:

    Nicely written article …
    I don’t know much about this Ron Paul fellow. But I am curious: what are his chances of entering the main elections ?

    1. Ryan says:

      not real great, but possible, and as a member of the “alt-right” you should support him (for his foreign policy, among other things).
      also great article, the tone is very much the same as the tone i myself use in discussing the alt-right to proles/noobs/etc. we are the vanguard, not the confused leftists at OWS, we just need some catchy band to play a pop song about the ubermensch or something.

      1. Decimator says:

        In conversation with most people, they say his shortcoming is his foreign policy. I don’t see it that way. I tend to believe he stumbles around foreign policy attempting to avoid sounding barbaric to a bunch of slack jaw, spongy soft, crying liberal pukes. You know, the ones that run and hide behind guys like us when hell climbs out of the ground. Then, when the smoke clears they want to banish you because it looks like somebody dropped a tanker of spaghetti sauce with bone chips and hair in it.

        1. crow says:

          Shush!
          You’ll give us gentle pacifists a bad name!

          1. Decimator says:

            I am now, much more pacifist. My approach now, would be to plainly state what my expectations are and inquire as to whether they understand. If I am met with obstinate defiance without application of reason, I define the outcome of their behavior. I would simply tell them what I’m going to do, and do exactly that. War is much more palatable when you a wearing a suit and tie while sitting in a cozy office signing orders and denying requests. To graphically describe what your military is going to do to his people and country, would allow them to truly contemplate any decision they make. A good example would be immigration on the us southern boarder. Simply place signage as well as broadcast the rule while presenting force. State plainly that you will die, then start killing the invaders. When you are at the limit of what is tolerable, you are left with no option. It is what happens in nature and we are acting unnaturally.

        2. Ryan says:

          exactly, but how is not fighting wars for foreign buisness and “globalist” (of all religious demonimations) interests a soft point,? do you really support more wars in the middle east, with our economy? i mean we can literally just go straight into “yugoslavia” mode if we do a thing like that.

          1. Ryan says:

            i agree though that modern liberalism uses its warriors and then casts them away, thats because they need to maintain that illusion of victimhood, that “moral superiority”.

            1. Ryan says:

              whoa i miss read your statement entirely before, and you are exactly correct, he (but more precisely rand) is that monster the left fears, a intelligent white male with a doctrine based in reason. and he must hide this away for all the pussies that get to write for the NYT, because being these things is “raciss” (rightist heresy against the church of mammon and marx)

              1. Decimator says:

                Ron Paul, or conservatives like him, will have to employ tactics that are used by leftists. They will have to say what everybody wants to hear and do otherwise. The problem is that this is ultimately self defeating for the cause. Since the scales are currently tilted toward leftist, hand out mentality, It is far too big of a pill to swallow for the masses. The masses would simply revert to the path of least resistance. But, I feel like the application of deception in the realm of foreign policy, could be acceptable. The masses of the US still have a small since of patriotism and can be steered in the nationalist mentality. After all, they are accustom to following under false pretenses. Only this time the masses are being coaxed into a conservative mentality. I believe once the results are apparent, people will see the benefit.

                With our military technology, we could maintain a world presence with out the boots on the ground. These places around the world who call us to over throw x for y, will have to put a bit more skin/boots in the game. We should employ our military assistance in the manner of mercenaries. This of course should be based on the best possible out come for our country. In the mid east for example, they have oil. If a group or country wants us to intervene, they have to strike an agreement. Say 80% of oil production per year of involvement plus the cost of labor with performance bonuses for unit success. The oil can be distributed/sold to refiners and proceeds applied to pay down deficit. When deficit is zero we begin reducing taxes. Of course we will have to recapture manufacturing in our country and ease reliance on other nations. I do agree with global commerce but not so one sided.

                I’ll really have to pontificate further to discover more details in my ideas. That was a sort of random off the top of my head view, so it should be taken lightly.

  2. no mittens olease says:

    This must be a joke. Nobody’s quicker to pull the race card than the under-25 set. Other than claiming “homophobia,” it’s their favorite tactic. Boomers? Not so much. We weren’t brainwashed in school — we still learned that George Washington was greater than MLKJ.

  3. Ted Swanson says:

    Reasonable is the new exciting!
    Responsible is the new cool!
    Normal is the new exotic!
    Loyal is the new rebellious!
    Harmony is the new drama!

    hahaha!!!

    You heard it here first, and I’ve always been a trend-setter!

    1. crow says:

      No! You’re just plain square!

  4. Uland K says:

    I think there’s a real schism in the post-boomer generation. The College graduates among them tend to want to live out the hippy-boomer dream, ironically, because it offers the most safety, the most opportunity to feel good.They’ve become the squares.But these squares are very soft. Those interested in seeking to reestablish a more coherent order ( even the Left leaning Paulites want this, I’m convinced), have the rebel spirit, but it’s toward reigning-in, or contracting the insanity to more manageable size.Thats a good combination, I think,and it will be hardened still by a slow economic collapse.
    Once safety/comfort cannot be relied upon, the Soft Squares of the Left will fall to pieces. Even the “activists” will fall away as funding dries up.Universities will not be able to offer “Social Justice” degrees when no one will pay 100k for them.

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