You know we hear a lot about the world war 2 generation, the generation of my Father & Mother as the “greatest generation”. Although this is a designation that they would not accept (they would likely point to their parents) there is one thing about said designation that begs a question, a question so obvious that many in our universities where student pay tens of thousands of dollars annually for the education my parents could only dream of, never seem to ask. But Stacy McCain asks it
Did your father exploit your mother as a “breeder”? Was your grandfather the agent of your grandmother’s oppression? Was your great-grandmother’s humanity denied because your great-grandfather kept her in an inferior position as a “sex object”? This is what feminist theory teaches, that human history has been nothing but a gigantic patriarchal conspiracy through which men (all men) have oppressed women (all women), and the overthrow of this collective oppression requires a revolution:
Think about it. We live in an age were our elites consider themselves the epitome of all the proper ways person should think and believe on all subjects on like Gay Marriage our grandparents must all be sexists but bigots too and not just our particular grandfathers
I’m 45 years old and I’ve always been a news junkie. I must have been the only kid in town to watch the impeachment hearings of Nixon in awe. I don’t recall any of our liberal stalwarts during the 70’s or the 80’s and VERY few in the 90’s (and then only in the late 90’s) argue for gay marriage.
Apparently by Mr. Cohen standards all of the people who lived in those days were cowards and bigots. Jimmy Carter must have been a coward and a bigot, Reagan, Clinton, Johnson. FDR and yes even JFK and RFK must have been the worst kind of bigots. JFK junior must have been one, Sam Rayburn, Barbara Jordan, Earl Warren and Martin Luther King bigots all.
How is it that our grandparents could save the world and be such narrow-minded, church going bigots who couldn’t even tell the difference between sex and gender?
Aren’t we lucky to be living in a time full of people so much wiser than any who ever lived.
At least in their own minds anyways.