Monday, July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020

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Letter: Personal responsibility is lacking


I read Greg Jayne’s “Boomers making country go bust” (The Columbian, Nov. 17) editorial while I was also reading Mary Eberstadt’s book, “Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics.”

Eberstadt actually admits that many who today claim victim status are in fact victims; not so much of the “-isms” they point to as oppressors, but because they were deprived as children of stable two parent family-based socialization experiences.

Jayne quotes approvingly from Bruce Gibney’s book, “A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America,” which describes a “spoiled generation assuming things would be easy and no sacrifices would have to be made in order to preserve prosperity for future generations.”

Financial responsibility is only one aspect of personal responsibility. What about the sacrifices that must be made to procreate, educate children and remain faithful to one’s spouse until death? It was members of the so-called Great Generation (Supreme Court Justices and their complicit allies in the White House and Congress) who legalized the Playboy dream of sex unencumbered by children and wives when abortion was legalized anytime before birth for reasons of social convenience in 1973, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.

Anyone for personal responsibility?

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