Proudly Against the Ancient … Modern-day Contempt for the “Old”

“… the child shall behave himself proudly
against the ancient,
and the base against the honourable.”

“You’re just a bitter old man”

is the disgusting mantra that I have noticed
is served as an Insult by hordes of young brats
in comments on my few forays onto the Internet.

The elderly –

FAR from being a source of wisdom
and life experience
for immature and ignorant Youth –

are now insulted by the impertinent,
vicious minded creatures that saturate
not only the Internet, but the world at large.

The average 40-year old neither possesses
the mental capacity, morality, or maturity
of a 14-year old of fifty years ago;
nor the humility to be ashamed because of it.

When society began to be dramatically re-engineered
in around 1990, one of the novelties
embedded into the collective conscience
was that children should begin to address adults
by their first name.

This contempt for respect towards elders
was immediately reinforced by parents

and today, the resulting arrogance
is all-too plain to be seen.

Immature and impudent youngsters
now regards their opinion
as being every bit as “valid”
as the life experience and developed skill
of men and women who have lived respectably
upon this earth for 20, 30, or 40 years
before such ignorant upstarts
were ever conceived.

This re-engineering of the human race
has been so phenomenally successful
that to be peaceful and sober-minded,
is to now be dismissed as being ‘weak’,
or ‘narrow-minded’.

And to be old … is too be dismissed
as stupid, ‘bitter’, or worthless.

In a age of such monstrous arrogance,
there is nothing that a moral,
conscientious, articulate man or woman

can possibly do to promote courtesy,
consideration, or conscience

in the dead creatures
that roam the earth today.

Modern Humanity ?

There is more ‘class’ in a barnyard pig:
and those poor animals are sadistically tortured,
brutalised and horrifically killed
so that crude humanity can eat bacon for breakfast.

“Do What thou wilt
shall be the whole of the law.”

… may be the way of modern humanity,
but it will never be my way in this world.

When the term ‘arrogant and impertinent youth’
can just as readily
apply to modern adults in their 40’s,

one can only expect the Me First savagery
and contempt for the peaceful, the infirm, and the aged,
to become worse and worse.

The problem is that, at the moment,
it is difficult to imagine
just how much lower

the human race can descend.

P Livingstone

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