For those of you unfamiliar with the literary reference, we're either Wolves or Sheep. I've struggled with this.
The fact is, I don't want to believe it. But reality is an ugly mistress. Everywhere I look, I see a bunch of marginally incompetent morons. They can't fry an egg, or change a car tire. The average Millennial can work their smart phone like Brahms on a piano, but would be flummoxed by a saw or an axe.
I've railed against this before, but it has gotten truly scary. Maybe this is you. If so, a I am truly sorry. My generation has failed you. Instead of Shop or Home Economics, you now learn gender and racial studies in school. We didn't protest loud enough when the neo-fascist liberals took over. Instead of producing critical-thinking, self-reliant citizens, the schools now focus on producing sheep. Eloi. Conform, or be cast-out of the flock.
And we know who the Morlocks are. We vote for them every four years. They eat us, yet we protest like sheep bleating. We somehow think that we can elect kinder, gentler wolves. But, since we've indoctrinated a generation into a false narrative of vapid, empty "change", the wolves will never go hungry. Baaaaaa.
At this point, what can I do? How can you explain to a docile, weak populace that dependency is BAD? There are commercials on TV showing people with car troubles. Flat tire, out of gas, dead battery. The commercials suggest that YOU have power because you can summon someone to help you.
The opposite is true.
THEY have the power. You are counting on someone to come help you. What if they don't? What will YOU do? You are at their mercy.
That is a simple analogy, but that symptom warns of the underlying disease. The Rot.
I know I haven't changed any minds with my rant. But I do ask that you be honest with yourself. Question what you think, and what you think you know, Admit what you don't know. Resolve to learn what matters, and teach. Shed your wool. While there is still time.