Once Upon a Time….

karendowdall

Many in the younger generation really need to read this because many have been corrupted by what surrounds them: racism, greed, lust, hate, and no inner core, no belief in goodness, sharing or true love; only anger.

charles french words reading and writing

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My parents were in the generation that faced the twin horrors of The Great Depression and World War Two. They experienced economic hardships past anything that we are suffering today. They fought a war against two tyrannies in Japan and Germany. They fought in a war, that at the most conservative, estimate killed 56 million people. The Greatest Generation did not worry about being inconvenienced; they did not let fear stop them. They did what they had to do, and they sacrificed in ways that are almost incomprehensible to people today.

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I shake my head when I see people protesting the lockdowns that are aimed at saving lives. They speak of inconvenience. Could these people have fought World War Two or lived through the hardships of the Great Depression? I think not. I know people are frustrated, but people gathering in crowds in protests, with no masks, are…

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5 thoughts on “What Would The Greatest Generation Do?

  1. This is a good article, Karen.

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  2. Robbie, I think so too. Professor French often writes the most important posts about life as we know now and the braver generations before us. πŸ™‚

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  3. I so agree with your message. I understand that this is a hardship for people but in the real scheme of life, what is that bad? I feel for the people who are falling ill to COVID but being forced to stay home? Do you know how many times when I was working full time I would have begged someone to tell me I had to stay home. Protests for what? Because we can’t go get our pedicures or sit at the local bar? Paint your own toes and if it is that bad, buy some beer and have people over. I mean, when you look at what people have had to endure, this is nothing.

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    1. Stine, bravo! I agree with you completely. Many Americans are so spoiled in their very regimented short-sighted view points. Heavens knows…how awful to be inconvenienced. Good Grief…hard to believe. Thank for your intelligent message. Love it!

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  4. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you so much!

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