October 31, 2018
Captain Sully – the heroic boomer who landed an airbus on the Hudson River in 2009 – is unhappy about the direction you kids are taking this country and he wants you to quit it right now!
That’s why he left a long Boomer-post over on WaPo and he expects you to read it. Don’t let the Cap’n down, kids.
As a result, we are in a struggle for who and what we are as a people. We have lost what in the military we call unit cohesion. The fabric of our nation is under attack, while shame — a timeless beacon of right and wrong — seems dead.
This is not the America I know and love. We’re better than this. Our ideals, shared facts and common humanity are what bind us together as a nation and a people. Not one of these values is a political issue, but the lack of them is.
This current absence of civic virtues is not normal, and we must not allow it to become normal. We must rededicate ourselves to the ideals, values and norms that unite us and upon which our democracy depends. We must be engaged and informed voters, and we must get our information from credible, reputable sources.
For the first 85 percent of my adult life, I was a registered Republican. But I have always voted as an American. And this critical Election Day, I will do so by voting for leaders committed to rebuilding our common values and not pandering to our basest impulses.
When I volunteered for military service during wartime, I took an oath that is similar to the one our elected officials take: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” I vowed to uphold this oath at the cost of my life, if necessary. We must expect no less from our elected officials. And we must hold accountable those who fail to defend our nation and all our people.
Now the media is reporting on this as if Sully is mad at Trump.
But in the actual note that he wrote, he doesn’t mention Trump.
He just makes vague allusions to “coming together” and “uniting around shared values” and all that other useless Boomer tripe which doesn’t actually have any clear meaning at all.
So while I could interpret this letter as being an attack on Trump, it is so vague that it could just as easily be attacking the Dems.
Daily Caller should spin it and say: “Hero Captain Comes Out Swinging Against Dems and Nation-Wrecking Brown People!” and the headline would be in the same realm of accuracy as the one that Washington Times ran with above.
Basically, he wants to go back to a time when America was nice and civil and apolitical.
Nothing too surprising here, this is the dream of every single Boomer in existence: to go back to those legendary halcyon days when the country was still coherent and stable and the money flowed like manna from on high. It’s basically the same thing the Boomers were saying when they were dancing naked on drugs at Woodstock – “just be cool, maaaaaan.”
But what were the demographics in civil, polite and virtuous America?
That question’s for you, Cap’n.
Don’t any of you help him with the answer! I like to let Boomers puzzle it over a bit on their own before I help them out. The poor dears have rarely ever had to exert themselves or use their critical thinking faculties, so I try and encourage them to take little baby steps to learn how to think.
C’mon gramps. Just another little step. Here, this little thing is called “the internet.” You can find information here if you try!
Now, without gentle prodding and vicious verbal online abuse, most Boomers are simply incapable of figuring out why the country of their youth is no longer in the same good shape it was in.
I hope Sully is not your average Boomer. I hope that he can do a little bit of clicking around and figure out on his own why America is so polarized now.
He’s apparently a Mensa-level big-brain nibba.
He should be able to figure this one out. I believe in him. It would be a sort of a, dare I say it? A…miracle?