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    Views From a Coffe Shop

    I read this in the comments section of one of the Yahoo! "Articles" about a cop in Oklahoma that received his cup of coffee with the word PIG on the label. It was an interesting read and thought it must be a spoof because it's attributed to a 26 year old college grad and as we all know ALL millennials are snowflake wannabe socialists. I did a little background snooping and the attributed author did write it as is confirmed in an interview of her on Fox News.

    The Fox interview is at the bottom of this Snopes page: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/al...n-coffee-shop/


    "This article was written by a 26 yr old college student by the name of Alyssa Ahlgren, who's in grad school for her MBA. What a GREAT perspecitve...

    My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us!
    I'm sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of presidential candidates calling for policies to "fix" the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around.

    I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook's, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we've become completely blind to it.

    Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose.These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don't give them a second thought.

    We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty One Times!!!

    Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful. ??

    Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, "An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity."

    Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in.

    When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I've ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided.

    My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let's just say I didn't have the popular opinion, but I digress.

    Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country.

    People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they've never seen prosperity, and as a result, we elect some politicians who are dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism.

    Why? The answer is this,?? my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn't live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or we didn't see the rise and fall of socialism and communism.

    We don't know what it's like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don't have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it's spreading like a plague."
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    That sounds like a very realistic individual with a great perspective, a wonderful attitude and has the potential for a very bright future ahead of her.


    I bet she is very lonely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl-just-Karl View Post
    That sounds like a very realistic individual with a great perspective, a wonderful attitude and has the potential for a very bright future ahead of her.


    I bet she is very lonely.
    In her age group yes. Very lonely indeed.
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    My wife has kept us subscribed to Time magazine for the purpose of having a "mainstream" source of information. I never bother to read it, but today she told me that they have finally went full socialist. I asked her what she meant, and she said that they have actually declared that capitalism has failed completely and it is time to do away with the concept of profits. The blindness is staggering.
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    Can you really blame them, the young generation?
    They have been spoiled from the start of life.

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    I read this awhile ago. I thought it was well written. I wish the majority of the younger generations would read and ponder this.

    We have so much anger right now throughout the world, really. Especially here in America, I just don't get it. I get up in a conditioned home, drive a good enough car to a job, work, earn a paycheck. Then I come home, eat well and do "life".

    Is my life perfect? I only wish. I, like others have my crosses to bare but I keep up with the journey.

    No one outside of me really affects my life that much. President Trump hasn't caused me to significantly alter my life and neither did Obama when he sat in office for 8 years.
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    I think s/he is on to something there (with the lack of contrast angle).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob63 View Post
    My wife has kept us subscribed to Time magazine for the purpose of having a "mainstream" source of information. I never bother to read it, but today she told me that they have finally went full socialist. I asked her what she meant, and she said that they have actually declared that capitalism has failed completely and it is time to do away with the concept of profits. The blindness is staggering.
    Aren't they going out of business??? I thought they were now solely online like Newsweek....

    <waits for cacophony of "that's still a thing?" and "What's Newsweek?">
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    I ended up sending this to both of my children who are in "that" she bracket.

    Hopefully it will help one or both with their perspective on life.
    Never ascribe to malice or conspiracy, that which can be adequately explained by ignorance or stupidity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cygnus View Post
    Aren't they going out of business??? I thought they were now solely online like Newsweek....

    <waits for cacophony of "that's still a thing?" and "What's Newsweek?">
    That's my 1st thought. They failed not capitalism. One has to work at it to succeed.

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