Ok beware all you liberal or social democrats, this is just the rantings of a Conservative/Libertarian. So if you disagree with me with a burning passion then do me a favor and don’t read my posts under politics. But if you want to share you disagreement with me in a respectful way take the time to read through and leave your comments.
For some time now I have realized something about a good deal of my generation and recently the way the country is headed. First let me say that I am one who believes very strongly in personal freedoms, small government, and capitalism. That’s right I just admitted to being a capitalist pig, so shoot me.
Any who, back to what I started to say about what my generation and what my country is starting to reject little by little. I have some friends that either live in communes or think that a communist or socialist government is the best way to go. Now being the strapping young libertarian that I am I disagree with them all the time. More and more people that I know at school and at home are starting to think that the individualism is a sinful and selfish way to go about life. I don’t see the big problem with wanting to strive to be the best you can be at what you do, to work hard and be rewarded depending on how hard of a worker you are. Why should someone that doesn’t work very hard get the same reward or pay as someone who works twice as hard as the other guy? Doesn’t seem fair to me, may seem equal, but not fair. This country was founded upon people seeking individual freedoms and rights and the American dream is working hard to earn the life that you want. It’s not work hard but don’t expect consolation for it because you are just gonna earn as much as the next guy no matter what. It is interesting to me that in Russia even today people frown upon individual achievements. This attitude goes back to ancient times but has never been a part of American culture till those damn hippies.
All this makes me sick to think about because it would just encourage people to do par work and not to strive to be the best of the best. You can say what you want about it but you know you would be pissed if less than average Joe was making as much as you even though you do your work a lot better than a lot faster. I just pray to God this never spreads like a cancer and becomes the way this country is run because that day will be the day the music dies and you can say bye bye to miss American pie…stupid I know but I thought it was clever.