Why do we listen to old people? They do not understand modern society

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    Why do we listen to old people? The old fossils probably lived in the woods in cabins & could not possibly understand science or our complex modern urban society.:cuckoo:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5OnW0-HInI&feature=player_embedded"]Kitty Werthmann Interview 1[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyiEzufunOA&feature=player_embedded"]Kitty Werthmann Interview 2[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiSF7-BDBH8&feature=player_embedded"]Kitty Werthmann Interview 3[/ame]
     
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    My friend, you are not only ahead of the time, but ahead of the realizations of many on the board.

    In fact, your post may be too subtle.

    They don't realize that the strategy is to indocrinate the young, tell them how much smarter they are than their parents.

    Here is the Progressive suggestion 100 years ago:
    This can be seen in Woodrow Wilson’s speech as president of Princeton: “Our problem is not merely to help students to adjust to themselves to world life…[but] to make them as unlike their fathers as we can.” (Michael McGerr, “A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920,” p. 111

    Glad you posted this.

    And here is the Obama campaign doing what you hint at:

    One of the arms of the DNC is “Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering communities across the country to bring about our agenda of change.” Organizing for America | BarackObama.com | About Organizing for America
    A blatant and direct attempt to propagandize children of high school age, too young for marriage, to buy cigarettes or alcohol, is the internship program of ‘Organizing for America.’
    “Chuck, has a student in the eleventh grade in an Ohio High School. Her government class passed out this propaganda recruiting paper so students could sign up as interns for Obama's Organizing for America (OFA is the former mybarackobama.com site.)
    Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army. Organizing for America is (and I quote) recruiting in our high schools to "build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda" ............of national socialism.”
    Check out the recommended reading list page 4:
    • Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky
    • The New Organizers, Zack Exley
    • Stir It Up: Lessons from Community Organizing and Advocacy, Rinku Sen
    • Obama Field Organizers Plot a Miracle, Zack Exley, Huffington Post
    • Dreams of My Father Chicago Chapters, Barack Hussein Obama
    [there is a copy of the application on this website]
    ATLAS EXCLUSIVE: Obama Organizing in High School - Atlas Shrugs
     
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    I haven't watched the vids but for the record.... "Old people" are the dudes who sacrificed for you. So, in my opinion, they are not only welcome to express their views, they should be encouraged to do so. A lot of young people are assholes who have no idea what the word "sacrifice" means. In my opinion.
     
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    Lets remember something else too.

    America was one of the countries that came in to save them.

    At the time that country was run by a Democrat named FDR who championed social programs to help his own people out of their depression.


    This woman came to this same country of her own choice.
     
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    In 1931, in some of the darkest days of the Great Depression and the middle of the Hoover administration, unemployment rate stood at 17.4 %. Seven years later, after five years of FDR, and literally hundred s of wildly ambitious new government programs, more than doubling of federal spending, the national unemployment rate stood at – 17.4 %. At no point during the 1930’s did unemployment go below 14 %. Even in 1941, in the midst of the military buildup, 9.9 % of American workers were unemployed.

    March 4, 1933, in his first Inaugural Address, FDR said “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work.” This meant that the New Deal was a wretched, ill-conceived failure.


    In 1935, the Brookings Institution (left-leaning) delivered a 900-page report on the New Deal and the National Recovery Administration, concluding that “ on the whole it retarded recovery.”

    To read a thorough analysis of these points, I suggest Michael Medved's "10 Big Lies."
     
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    Many old folks do not understand technology but some of us do. I have been involved in the bleeding edge of tech for most of my career.

    I actually understand the inner workings of a microprocessor chip, DSP chip, etc.
    I was on the net before most anyone knew it existed. Even before web browsers existed.
    I was working with computers before Bill Gates came out with DOS. And before Microprocessors existed.

    Some of us old farts still can rock.
     
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    Who was it who told students to 'go home and kill your parents'?

    I'm trying to think of his name.......




    Charles Manson?

    Nah.......


    Oh yea.....

    It was Professor William Ayers.

    Nice guy.
     
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    if you run into one, say hi for me.
     
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    When old people lose their right to speak, I expect you younguns to stop taxing them..
     
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    Why did this woman come to America after her ordeal?

    It was the epitome of everything you people hate at the time.
     

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