By: Susan Stamper Brown
Watching the recent anti-Trump post-victory riots on television and the temper tantrums on social media, it’s become obvious that, without Divine intervention, the ever-fearful Millennial generation will become known as America’s Lost Generation.
As someone who has been forced to face a few of her biggest fears against her will, I can say with some authority that while everything you fear will probably never come to pass, those things which do can make you better. Safe spaces are the last thing these crybabies need.
During his first inaugural address in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to fear before a justifiably fear-ridden nation during the Great Depression telling them, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Depression-era Americans were dealing with real fears like massive unemployment, homelessness and starvation. Families lucky enough to have jobs lost 40 percent of their income. Many people lost all their savings when banks collapsed leaving millions homeless and hungry, resulting in a 50 percent rise in parents turning their kid’s over to custodial institutions to prevent starvation.
Additionally, upwards of 250,000 kids too young to leave home hitchhiked or rode the train rails in search of work or a better place to survive, unlike today’s coddled snowflakes blessed with full bellies and equipped with the latest iPhones who are currently in meltdown mode due to groundless fears over a duly elected president.
A fear of offending peers also caused them to remain silent when Twitter accounts erupted with calls for the assassination of President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence. The idea that blacks can be racist too is lost on them, even after viewing the YouTube video of a mob of black thugs pummeling an elderly white man to the ground, savagely delivering repeated blows to his head while voices in the background taunted, “You voted Donald Trump…Beat his a**… Don’t vote Trump.”
Our snowflakes also acknowledge fear over Trump’s take on immigration, although their coolest president ever, President Obama, “deported more people than any other president’s administration in history,” ABC News reports.
Evidently, some are so frightened by Trump’s victory they believe people must die like the young Latina woman on cable news who said, “There will be casualties on both sides…because people have to die…Trump, enough with your racism. Stop splitting families. Don’t split my family.” Apparently, because he’s black, Obama can’t be labeled “racist” for deporting more than 2.5 million people between 2009 and 2015.
Trump’s words about borders and legal immigration send our delicate snowflakes into their respective safe spaces when they aren’t throwing temper-tantrums. They have no clue their safe spaces aren’t safe if ISIS sympathizers come calling as they’ve vowed to do. They fear a man who promises to make their safe spaces safer when he curtails the terrorism that’s skyrocketed domestically and worldwide under Obama.
Apart from a relative few, logic and rational thought is all but lost on what is at this point, America’s Lost Generation. Especially compared to America’s Greatest Generation, whose young people faced real fears, survived the Great Depression, then lined up in droves to fight in World War II. Or like the Generation Xers who were predominately the major heroes after the September 11 terrorist attacks as leaders of Flight 93’s revolt, first responders in New York City and patriots who joined the military to fight.
In sharp contrast and just as FDR alluded in his fateful first speech, too many Millennials have allowed “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror” to prevent “needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”