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July 20, 2021
What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
By Gary S. Goldman

I often wonder the difference between patriotism and an unconditional love for your country, but how did we go from living and appreciating the world’s foremost economic and military powerhouse to the derisive rioting, violent protests and the obliviousness to what America has once stood for? Has our educational system failed? How are young Americans being raised to hate the very country they live and can thrive in? Does it prove a failed educational system?

Unfortunately, a large portion of our young generation does not believe the United States of America is a nation worth loving or feeling pride towards. How did we go from standing up to the Pledge of Allegiance, teaching our children respect for the flag, to allowing Americans to turn their backs on the very flag that represents every one of our states, the hardiness and valor of our nation, the purity and innocence of its people, the vigilance, perseverance, and justice for its citizens?

Meanwhile, the recent change of power in Cuba has resulted in the much-oppressed Cuban citizens to take to the streets across their nation to fight for simple human rights of basic goods, services, and medical care; rights that Americans are somehow taking for granted! How would Americans feel if they had to stand in line for blocks long lines to purchase anything they may need at the store? How would Americans feel if their line of communication were somehow disrupted by their own nation in trying to keep them from speaking? And that's not the half of it, the marchers in Havana, after all, were shouting "freedom!" Have Americans forgotten to be grateful for their freedom?

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 08:43:12 AM »
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 08:58:47 AM »
Make them live in Cuba for a year.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 09:27:40 AM »
Take away their Iphones and Play Stations.
Any political party that can't cough up anything better than a treacherous brain-damaged old vulture like Joe Biden deserves to die a slow death.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 09:28:32 AM »
Education instead of propaganda.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 09:33:43 AM »
Bring back dodgeball in the schools.  It is a primer for what's ahead in life. 
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 10:00:51 AM »
I live in a country now where the woke enviro-whackos prosecute us, our beliefs, our heritage, and our way of life.

Whats not to appreciate? /s
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 10:37:46 AM »
Bring back dodgeball in the schools.  It is a primer for what's ahead in life.
I had never thought about it in those terms, but this is absolutely true.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2021, 10:48:31 AM »
Decertify all teacher's unions.
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2021, 10:54:29 AM »
Mandatory Chinese (Mandarin) language instruction in all grades.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2021, 11:06:24 AM »
I had never thought about it in those terms, but this is absolutely true.



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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2021, 12:14:05 PM »
Establish mandatory student exchange programs in Islamabad, Baghdad, Chicago, and similar places.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2021, 01:18:11 PM »
A great many young people are supreme ignoramuses thanks, ironically,  in large part to the amount of electronic gizmos they have to play with.
In the old days to amuse yourself many times you had to work at it. That includes the simple task of reading a book. I used to read the WB encyclopedia to amuse myself when the winter weather was so cold it was dangerous to go outside.
I wonder how many kids do that anymore or actually read a book?
Today's kids know things, they just don't know many real important things related to understanding the great country they live in.
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2021, 03:30:35 PM »
A great many young people are supreme ignoramuses thanks, ironically,  in large part to the amount of electronic gizmos they have to play with.
In the old days to amuse yourself many times you had to work at it. That includes the simple task of reading a book. I used to read the WB encyclopedia to amuse myself when the winter weather was so cold it was dangerous to go outside.
I wonder how kids do that anymore or actually read a book?
Today's kids know things, they just don't know many real important things related to understanding the great country they live in.




That is an excellent post. I was raised in the 50's/60's. A completely different world. I think most people went thru a rebellious stage that included hating/criticizing the country (parents, etc.). I also believe that was a part of wanting to be part "of the crowd" and wasn't part of a taught ideology. So we grew out of it and realized we were goofy. I don't know that today's kids will. It scares and saddens me.

Of course I also live in a rural area...so maybe the kids are taught differently. Maybe all is not lost.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2021, 06:04:34 PM »
A complete purge of all in education at all levels of those that push socialism/communism. 

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2021, 06:26:29 PM »
I believe it begins in the home, unfortunately, many parents today are themselves products of the liberal education system. 

The liberal agenda has been entrenched in our society, especially our schools and until that changes, we won't see the patriotism that we grew up with.

I wish I had something positive to add to this scenario, but there are few people working towards this change.
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2021, 06:42:40 PM »
Mr. Goldman asks:
"What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?"

Considering the level of indoctrination they've been exposed to since they were toddlers, it's going to take "a lifetime lived under communism" in order for them to finally wake up and to comprehend that they were deceived by the left.

Then... and only then... will they have learned.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2021, 08:16:15 PM »
You  would have to get them to pay attention.

Good luck with that.
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2021, 08:28:19 PM »
I guess I'm lucky. People here of all ages are patriotic, Dems and Reps.
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2021, 10:20:22 PM »
Unfortunately, it make take millions of dead Americans across the country, killed by enemies emboldened to attack our homeland.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2021, 12:21:38 AM »
Losing it is what it may take.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2021, 12:26:41 AM »
Have them spend a year living in Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Uzbekistan, North Korea, etc.
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2021, 02:50:13 PM »
Make them live in Cuba for a year.
No send them to a really really successful communist country, one that is ripe with natural resources put to good use for the benefit of the proletariat, Make them survive in Venezuela for a year........if they can.

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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2021, 06:28:33 PM »
I'm thinking that it will take nothing less that the total dismantling and then rebuilding of our
- primary education systems
- university systems
- media establishment
- popular entertainment

And after at least two generations, things may begin to "get back, get back, get back to where they once belonged..."
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Re: What will it take to get young people to appreciate America?
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2021, 09:18:46 PM »
Step one: Take away their cell phones,and beat the phones with a big hammer until there is nothing left but a pile of plastic dust.

Step two: Slap the piss out of them to make them stop crying about their cell phones,and make them understand that it is PEOPLE that are important,and cell phones nothing more than a distraction for the simple-minded.

After that,pretty much everything else should fall in line.
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