An exception to the know-nothing, ungrateful iY Generation

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The demographics of Fellowship of the Minds’ readership tend to skew toward the older, so it’s refreshing when a member of the iY Generation — those born after 1990 — not only reads and comments, but is well-informed and patriotic.
A few days ago, reacting to a post on the idiocy of some Generation iYers, reader Justin (who also uses the handle threepercent1775) reminded us that not all members of his generation are disrespectful, unpatriotic and politically ignorant. So I asked him some questions about himself and if he’d be interested in writing a guest post for FOTM. This is what Justin sent me.
Please join me in welcoming Justin! 
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Greetings All,
I would like to introduce myself into the midst of the Patriotic crowd here. I thank all of you, and the good Dr. Eowyn, for the opportunity to express my values and beliefs, free of judgment. Many of you have seen my comments recently, and I hope that you found some sort of hope and inspiration in them, or at least a laugh from time to time. To better understand my point of view on the direction our country is heading, please read the short biographical essay below. I look forward to sharing posts with everyone in the future. Please feel free to comment and disagree with anything I say, as criticism is always welcome.
I grew up in a suburb of Indianapolis, in a great school community. My parents were middle class — neither rich nor poor. Most of my friendships started as early as first grade, and were maintained until graduation in 2010. Looking back, I can see the changes that were made to the school system even while I was attending.
My peers share the same ideological values as me, and we were resolute in our beliefs. We hate tyrants, love liberty and freedom, and all wish we were alive during the Reagan years.
I left for boot camp 4 days after graduating. Since returning home, I have worked with a pipe union for $11.00 an hour, quit to join a corporation making $15.00 an hour, and been promoted to run my own plant in a rural community. (God willing, I still do not know how I managed to be so lucky.)
Dr. Eowyn asked what had made me so different than the others in the iY generation. I cannot give a definite answer. I am not the smartest, nor am I the most responsible. I can tell you though, I am the most stubborn. Refusing to give up hope that we still have liberties and freedom is worth being labeled as bull-headed. A short while ago, the Pentagon asked all service members, vets, and family to remove patriotic flags, stickers, and license plates. The next day I put up the Gadsden. I fly Death To Tyrants on my car next to Molon Labe. Why should I feel threatened in my own country, when we have fought so hard for it?
I don’t defend the younger generation’s actions. Even I had a brief attraction to Barack Hussein Obama in my senior year in high school. It is hard to recognize something you have never seen and, sadly, the iY generation have never seen a free America.
I drink too much, pray too little, follow the law, put large motors in small trucks that are too loud, block traffic to prevent bottle necks on a merge. I eat red meat, pass the veggies, and haven’t had a Facebook page since 2010. I cuss like a sailor (when permissible), cry at funerals, and hold the door for women. I may sound conceited when I say things like “I wish people drove like me,” but I’m simply stating the truth.
There are more patriotic young people like me. We may not be the majority, but we don’t need to be a majority to make a difference, as history has shown again and again, most notably during the American Revolutionary War of Independence.
Always remember the power of Three Percent, and how a few standing up can change the course of history.
Semper fi,

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0 responses to “An exception to the know-nothing, ungrateful iY Generation

  1. Semper Fi, Yee Haw, Bravo Zulo and all that other great stuff. Very nice to read.
    R/Di in San Diego

  2. God bless Justin. You arrived at your position by using what you know. knowing everything but applying nothing gets you nothing. buy low, sell high and use it in between you will always get a profit as if there is failure in 1point of the process there is success in 2points. there is never a loss as long as the failure is used for self edification and remembered for future use. always set aside a donation for the work of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, it is He that turns liabilities into assets and vice versa. It is good to know there is at least 1 IY that is an American. may all weapons formed against you backfire and destroy your adversary, and may God allow you to witness your adversaries downfall.

  3. I loved your biography, Justin. I am almost 84 years old and sometimes I have been in despair over our country. I grew up during World War II. My father was at Omaha Beach at D-Day, my oldest brother fought in the Pacific and my youngest brother is still missing in action. He was only 18 years old. He liked to fish, ride his bicycle and loved his collie dog. Nov 4th election day, marked the 72nd anniversary of his death. As people rushed around casting their ballots, they never even realized that on that day a young boy died for them so that they would be free to elect the candidate of their choice. Sometimes I have felt that their sacrifices were in vain, but when I read about young people like you, I feel reassured that our country is still in good hands. God bless you in all your endeavors. You are the future! Best of luck, Emily

  4. Welcome, Justin. Based on your writing, you appear to be more intelligent than a good ninety percent of Americans.

  5. Welcome Justin, I too, grew up in an Indianapolis suburb and went to school with the same kids for 12 years. Just a few decades before you.
    I will tell you, you are most likely the man you are because of where you grew up. The people are good people, hands on with their children and many support them in every aspect of their lives.
    Many are true church goers and walk the talk. Many join church camps, scouts, and community activities. Many are volunteer firemen. They have pride in their community and would give their right arm to help fellow man.
    Back when I lived there, it was farming country, most students worked the farms with their parents and grandparents, all quality time and a great lesson in responsibility.
    We had a great sense of serving our country and took great pride in it. It is breaking hearts to see what is happening to their military, and the lack of respect for a great institution. I think you are the product of a wonderful upbringing. You were given the tools.
    Thank you for serving and may we learn many lessons from you.

  6. Welcome aboard Justin. Glad to know there is hope in the iY.

  7. Welcome,Justin,and to take a phrase from someone who I believe doesn’t have a legitimate right to use it,”If I had a Son,he’d be a lot like you.” I too like trucks,but I’m more of a “2 Ton Trucker.”

  8. All of you are too kind. I am glad to have met a group of people that have opened their eyes to the dangers that be.

  9. Outstanding! 🙂

  10. Welcome Justin. Turn your friends on to us.

  11. Welcome aboard young man , , with your youthful exuberance and our experience , just maybe we can get the ship back on course….

  12. Welcome, Justin. I’m looking forward to “hearing” more comments from you. I wish you the best!

  13. The very best of wishes for you, I look forward to your posts. I am simply an occasional commenter, but I have a simple demand: say nothing unfavorable about sports teams from eastern Massachusetts, even without cuss words learned from boot camp. Do that, and I will show sympathy for teams from Indiana, even those that play basketball.
    You come from a great state in a country that needs people like you to remember its greatness and reject the continual lies pouring forth from the spirit of Lucifer. Your vocabulary in dealing with him is without criticism, he is the general of the armies we are facing.
    God bless you and your work!

  14. Hi Justin, I am from Guatemala I have four kids, we talk a lot and share lots of information. Our faith is also very strong. I’m teaching them to swim against the flow and hoping they continue to be salt on this earth.They sometimes have trouble getting along with kids their their age, specially with the girls who seem to be either feminists or too empty headed. I hope when they grow up they meet people like you with whom to share values and beliefs and bring the light into the next generations. And that this small percentage will continue to grow through people who can make a difference. My best wishes for you.

  15. Justin, You made my day. I am 80 years old tomorrow and I have to say I am glad there are those like you out there and it is refreshing to hear your comments not that I agree with all of them but your honesty is the refreshing part.
    For awhile I was under the impression that I was no longer proud to be an American because of the government that I did not vote for; but just recently I changed my mind and said to myself, why should I let those scum bags steal my Country. Since I am a believer in the Creator of the Universe and HIS Son, I can truthfully say we will soon have it back in the form of a new earth and a new Jerusalem. I am sad to say that it will be your generation along with a few of us old folks that will have to stand and fight the good fight.

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