Think for a moment what people used to do without the assistance of government: Not too long ago, the Federal Government had nothing to do with education. And not too long before that, almost all education was handled by individuals, private schools, and churches. And if you wonder how on earth anybody ever learned anything, a nice exercise is to read some letters home from Civil War soldiers who had sixth-grade or less educations. They were more literate than many grad students today.
Medicine. Again, until quite recently, the government had zilch to do with it. People just went to doctors and paid them. Worked fine. Insurance of all kinds was private, too.
By today's standards, the most autocratic monarchs of the middle ages were fanatical libertarians, leaving their people alone to run their own lives and make their own decisions in almost every connection.
Now, recently, the official age of maturity has been raised to 26, which is the age when you can no longer, by government decree, stay on your parents' health insurance policy.
When we're all completely helpless, only then will our rulers be satisfied. I wonder where they think they'r going to get the money, when everybody is incapable of doing anything productive.
And now our helpless college students are starving to death. This from The Right Stuff:
Liberty Without Agency: Food Insecurity In CollegeBulbasaur
In an ongoing crusade to distract us from our total lack of self or cultural identity, the West now comes to face the latest crisis-that-isn’t: food insecurity.
As an American I grew up watching commercials where fat white women begged for donations to feed some African warlord starving African children. Images of emaciated children convey “insecurity” a lot better than a picture of a well-groomed, feminine white boy with Beatles haircut and cat lady glasses.
Inventing “food insecurity” and presenting me instances of people whining about their right to food porn while earning a BA in Advanced Adolescence does nothing to make me feel less apathetic to a westerner unable to prioritize.
In fact, I feel downright hostile at the underlying suggestion that I must provide something so basic to someone who is supposedly accomplished enough to earn a degree in higher education. Why are you there if you can’t feed yourself? What value can you offer the economy when you apparently fail to accomplish the most basic survival strategies? What can we expect these people to add to society when they spend the first two to three decades of their life begging for entitlements and avoiding hardship? Can we seriously expect a piece of paper to deprogram a lifetime of parasitism and narcissism?
Joe Bradley and the whiny children WaPo present us a Liberal society facing Diminishing Returns. A world of ever-lowering standards to accommodate impossible and unchallenged ideals, we are fast becoming incapable of dealing with reality. Joe and numerous others can no longer separate rights from responsibilities, cause from effect. This is how simple hardship that accompanies poor choices and life in general can become an issue of social justice. This is also how a society destroys itself.