This young one knows that his paycheck next week is getting ravaged to pay for Big Government in its many forms - Big Military, subsidies to Big Business, welfare for foreign dictators and hostile governments, Ponzi schemes such as Socialist Insecurity and Mediscare, etc.
Of course, according you, this young one - like his peers - is naught but a "stupid wet behind the ears twenty-something" - your words, not mine.
Oh, and by the way, not only is this young twenty-something sick of watching his peers get shipped off to foreign countries to die for corrupt politicians - he is sick of going to work each day to pay for the weapons used to kill them (instead of saving the money for a house, getting more education, getting married, and starting a family)!
So, I'll blame America first right here. I'll blame all the arrogant, treasonous, un-American idiots on both sides of the political aisle (many of whom are far older than me) who for decades ran amok around the world, playing one side against each other, thinking that they could play God without having to deal with the consequences of their choices - and who now believe that others (including their fellow citizens) should pay for their folly at home AND abroad.
It's long past time for the bullsh-t to stop, it's time for the United States to regain her stature on the world scene as a Republic (rather than as an Empire) and as the world's last bastion of freedom and liberty (rather than as a police state consumed by useless regulations and zombie bureaucrats) - hopefully before she falls apart and descends into the dustbin of history - and the only generation that has the power to put an end to the bullsh-t is the one that you are openly denigrating right here.
I agree with a lot of what you wrote. At this point, especially considering the way they are being waged, I do not think the current wars in which we are embroiled are in our national interest. I think they are currently being used to stretch our resources beyond the point of the breaking strain. The politicians have spent us into a hole we cannot dig ourselves out of given the current state of things.
They've lined their own pockets well, and seem to think they'll somehow be safe in the coming maelstrom they've set the stage for, or will simply die before it hits. I think they are wrong.
You and I, my friend are doomed to live in interesting times. The writing is on the wall. I've seen it coming since the early 80s. I pray that we'll be able to take the real fight to those who put us here.
If you haven't done so, I strongly recommend you read Mark Steyn's latest "After America". It is guaranteed to piss you off, but it's worth it, and as always, Mr. Steyn is a genious wordsmith. It's an excellent follow-on to "America Alone", which I think I should have re-read before delving in to his newest book.
America has been an Empire since 1803.
Having been an Empire, you don’t want to see what it would be like no longer being an Empire.
It is what Rome looked like in 476.