\”Our free stuff today is being paid for today by taking money from our children and borrowing from China,\” she said. \”When that money comes due and — this isn\’t racist, so try it, try it anyway, this isn\’t racist — but it\’s going to be like slavery when that note is due. Right? We are going to be beholden to a foreign master.\”
Our free stuff today? I suppose she is referring to Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare and all those other “free” programs. But then, as she goes on to say, they are not free. Which makes me wonder why she says they are free to begin with.
She should have said all those imperfect programs designed to help people are being paid by our children and by borrowing from China.
Paid for by our children? really? So little Timmy over there in the corner eating paste is paying for all the “free stuff” we are getting today? Fine, I get it. Poor little Timmy, saddled with all those burdens.
But it isn’t really little Timmy and his generation that is going to pay for all that “free stuff”. It’s a 30-year old Timmy with a job that pays a living wage who is going to (and I would think gladly) pay for these programs
But ultimately it will be leaders like Sarah Palin that is going to enable Timmy and those of his generation to pay for all that “free stuff”. I think it should be noted, right or wrong, that this “free stuff” is designed to help people with needs that the greatest economy of the world should be able to pay for. It will be up to our leaders today to make security and the taking care of its citizens job one for their followers.
Hopefully our leaders today are forming some kind of strategy today that ensures future generations jobs that can pay for the needs of future generations. I am not sure that includes leaders such as Sarah Palin, who are mostly just spreading fear, dishonor and lack of interest for the future.
If that “free stuff” is not something these future generations are going to need or want, then our leaders need to have that conversation with honor, interest and lack of fear. At least they need to have that conversation if they are going to give future generations any chance at all.
And that is really all Timmy and future generations need is a chance. They don’t need war nor a revolution to tear the economies of the world apart. What they really need are for leaders like Sarah Palin to go away.
Future generations need leaders now who will give the world time for the fear, honor and interest of past generations to die off.
The world needs to give the newer generations time to deal with their own fears of a future not worth living, their own forms of honor and interests, which, scary as they are to today’s generation, will be fear, honor and interest unlike those of past generations.
Leaders who think globally say that the world is more connected now than it has ever been in the past. This also goes for those connects happening generationally.
Because of this more connecting world and the tools used in the connection, generations are now stacked one on top of the other, letting no freedom for future generation to make their own mistakes, but, because of leaders like Sarah Palin, only see a future full of fear, loss of honor, and, perhaps more importantly, loss of interest.
The “Global Brain” is becoming one Generational Brain that is letting ignorance, such as that displayed by Sarah Palin, create fear where there should be none, misdirect interest away from their generations, and reduce honor to talking points that don’t mean anything to generations trying to find their own way forward.
“Leaders”, such as Sarah Palin is truly making “freedom just another word for nothing left to lose.”
For the good of future generations we need to “lose” these kinds of leaders.