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Subject: The Brave New Right Date: 12/16/2001 12:20 PM
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Excellent op-ed piece worth the read.......

<<<THE BRAVE NEW RIGHT
THE "SILENT MAJORITY" IS TALKING By: Elysian Hunter

After forty years of leftist neo-socialist propaganda being forced down the American people's collective throats, finally, in a long-overdue renaissance, we are starting to display an understanding of common sense. My generation, the so-called "Gen-X" has been twice disillusioned. We wanted the material successes of our parents' generation but without their turmoils. We were the children who grew up in the wake of "free love," and we discovered that it was neither free nor love. We have been left to discover for ourselves how empty and shallow and false the promises of the "Great Society" are. We are the ones who have to attempt to repair the past forty years' worth of damage- we must find solutions that will repair a broken culture and a failed educational system. We are also the ones who are challenged to find an alternative to the current entitlement state in which all one has to do to be "more equal" than the other "animals" is to claim to be a member of an oppressed group.

Why are "Gen-Xer's" taking a hard right turn? Our early indoctrinations often made no sense. Many of us were frustrated by school systems that often as not punished displays of excellence, discouraged intelligent discourse, and attempted to subjugate all students in a perverted effort to mold every mind to one standard of mediocrity. Stay behind with the rest of the class? This phrase is the summation of the "Great Society" and of the leftist movement. In the Marxist mindset there is no call to excellence, no reward for merit. Yet humans are driven by an innate desire to succeed in their endeavors. The satisfaction of accomplishment, once experienced, is often its own reward. The error in Marxist thought is that the concept of meritocracy does not exist, that equality lies in being the same as others instead of in equality of opportunity- the freedom to achieve, and reap the rewards of one's labor, according to one's talent, willingness to work and desire.>>>

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