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Old 09-12-2019, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AOC and the blind generation

I just read this on Facebook and I thought it was interesting. I have no idea if it’s a real letter or some bullshit made up for the inter-webs. I liked it though.


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AOC AND THE BLIND GENERATION

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.

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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Old 09-12-2019, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first world problems...I guess we need to go back to the third world before they realize what we have
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Alyssa is a good writer and thrust herself into the spotlight with an article "thoughts from a hipster coffee shop," I believe. Young conservative writer.
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check out the brain on that chick. dayum.

anything to slow the march to socialism, I applaud.
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I hope that is a Nom De Plume other wise that young lady is going to be hunted down and stoned by the PC witch hunters
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Alyssa is a good writer and thrust herself into the spotlight with an article "thoughts from a hipster coffee shop," I believe. Young conservative writer.
Basically the same article-

https://alphanewsmn.com/thoughts-fro...r-coffee-shop/
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...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
Motherfuckers got more computing power in their pocket then we sent to the moon, and right out of this solar system too. Never mind all the shit out there we can now see and comprehend.
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Motherfuckers got more computing power in their pocket then we sent to the moon, and right out of this solar system too. Never mind all the shit out there we can now see and comprehend.
Reminds of when my college math professor asked to see my new TI calculator in the 80s after a bit he looked at me and said when he was going through grad school he and his wife had taken out a loan to get him a calculator that he had to carry on his belt and needed to be plugged in for any lengthy use and only had basic functions, and the one I had paid $20. had a battery life measured in months, did sign, cosign, logs...
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Don't be so quick to judge AOC and the current younger generation. After all, those poor kids are faced with the horrific task of fighting Global Warming, which is far tougher that what those old slackers had to tackle in WW2.
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Don't be so quick to judge AOC and the current younger generation. After all, those poor kids are faced with the horrific task of fighting Global Warming, which is far tougher that what those old slackers had to tackle in WW2.
To them WW II isn't even a distant memory.
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Don't be so quick to judge AOC and the current younger generation. After all, those poor kids are faced with the horrific task of fighting Global Warming, which is far tougher that what those old slackers had to tackle in WW2 and that minor economic downturn of the 30's.
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