There is a clear delineation between the Democrat of today, Barack Obama, and the Democrats of yesterday such as John F. Kennedy. Today, Kennedy would probably be seen as more of a Republican, and in many circles he would even be fairly to the right. The 1960s were an idyllic time in more ways than one, so much so that a great meme comparing these two presidents has just gone viral:
The meme shows just how far we have slipped as a country under DEMOCRATIC leadership. The comparison begins with two famous quotes that both of these men have become known for and illustrates how attitudes have changed for the worse.
John F. Kennedy’s leadership produced a generation that developed a number of benefits to our country. They were truly an asset to us in many ways, including the creation of the Peace Corps in 1961 by Executive Order 10924 in March 1, 1961 and authorized by Congress in September of 1961. This was back when executive orders were actually used for the good of the country and not to impose an unpopular ideology on us instead.
This organization has the goal “to promote world peace and friendship through a Peace Corps, which shall make available to interested countries and areas men and women of the United States qualified for service abroad and willing to serve, under conditions of hardship if necessary, to help the peoples of such countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained manpower.”
During JFK’s inaugural address, he proclaimed that we would “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty.” Kennedy was a true patriot, and he had a vested interest in defending his country from communism. It was because of his brief presidency that America was set on the right footing for the ultimate defeat of communism during the term of President Reagan a couple decades later.
However, this is a stark contrast to the Obama years, which have been notable for just how misinformed many individuals have become. America will not get destroyed from an outside enemy; we are too powerful for that. Instead, it will be the steady “drip-drip” of socialistic tendencies from within that cause the downfall of our country.
This is illustrated in a man who is not well-known for a productive comment such as one of his Democratic predecessors, but rather for telling people they “didn’t build that” and “someone else made that happen.” This comment definitely illustrates the chasm between the two men, because now the government is content with socialism, an ideology that is content with the fruit of someone else’s labors.
The generation of President Obama is probably one of the most ill-informed ones we have ever witnessed in this country. They believe in many utopian ideals, and they fail to realize human nature will hinder many of them. For one thing, they think socialism is the answer to all of our problems and decry the evils of capitalism.
However, there is one small problem with that. If they would study their history and know it as well as they know about the latest hit from Bruno Mars they would quickly realize socialism is an ideology that has been tried many times and has never worked.
One of the biggest flaws from this group would have to be the absence of pragmatism and realism. For example, in the liberal arts segment, many do not realize that trade schools often can literally make people millionaires and their degree has a tough job market. As me and many others in this generation have learned, the job market is everything.
A degree is truly valueless if it doesn’t lead to a job. Productivity is the key, and this meme is yet another illustration of just how much America has lost its way.
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