Letters: Epidemic

Letters: Epidemic

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In a recent article in "Newsweek" magazine about the millennial generation, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, "An entire generation which is now becoming one of the larges electorates in America came of age and never saw American prosperity."

Never saw American prosperity? Talk about being factually illiterate.

Almost every day, I sit in a local restaurant and see millennials talking freely, ordering food that they get in seconds and using state-of-the-art computer technology. They live in the most prosperous nation in the world, and they have become completely blind to it.

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around them, do millennials not view this as prosperity and, consequently, elect some politicians who are totally committed to abolishing capitalism?

Why? The answer is this: Millennials have only experienced prosperity. They have no contrast. They didn't live in the Great Depression or through two world wars. They didn't see the rise and fall of socialism and communism.

Millennials don't have a lack of prosperity problem. They have an entitlement/"free stuff" problem, and it's spreading like an epidemic.

Jack Malone

Longview

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