There is a reason there was a greatest generation, because they where the last of the real American's where hard work meant something. Today to find a person with any sense of honor about them is very rare, for instance how many of the younger generation would have the courage to say what they say online to someone else in person? Would you guys go up to an older man in person who was telling you about his youth and his struggles and tell him haha your old, grandpa! The truth is we have the technology we have today due to someone's hard work, due to many sacrifices, and I am afraid those type of people are dying out. How many of the guys on this forum cut grass to get by as kids? I don't mean to survive but if you wanted something your parents told you "go mow some lawns until you can afford it" I did, and I am a better person for it. I am by no means old 26, but I felt the need to contribute to society and learn about what created the society we have and have had. So I read books, I study history, I talk like a white man, I am involved in politics, I am a mechanic who works with his hands and his mind, I mowed lawns to afford my power ranger and ninja turtle toys as a kid. I served this failing country with 2 tours in Iraq. I don't mean to be a braggart but what I mean to convey is the reason behind our future falling apart. Most people my age and below have no work ethic, no grasp on the realities of life, what it takes to build and maintain a successful economy and home life. In short, we are doomed if we don't either take a long hard look back on our past, or a natural disaster forces upon us a survival of the fittest situation in which the intelligent, honor filled, and laborious men will be all that is left.