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[–] fieldblazer 2 points 36 points (+38|-2) ago 

It started with the destruction of the family unit.

When women entered the workforce, the opportunities for infidelity between men and women drastically increased which ultimately, along with other contributing factors, led to a rise in divorce rates, which led to an overbearing need to coddle the kids. Also during this time, in the poor and impoverished communities afflicted with the drug epidemic, you have single mother families who can't afford to provide the imagined ideal American life for their kids. All this happened around the same time homosexuality started going mainstream and was facing the highest point of push-back from the general community which ultimately led to the language police. The "powers that be" literally put a plan in place to demoralize the population by using our own children against us. Keep the family unit separated by means of work, school, or drugs. Indoctrinate the kids through common core type learning systems to skew the view of any race, religion, or movement to benefit the goal of the elite, and use television "programming" to steer their lifestyle and make them think their elders are ignorant dictators that hold them back and shouldn't be respected.

The whole thing became really apparent to me in the 90's, when the participation trophy mindset began. I can remember winning the 40 yard dash in 5th grade on field day and how pumped I was until everyone got the same ribbon I got. "Not everyone can win and we don't want anyone to feel left out. How would you feel if you didn't get a ribbon at the end of the day?" I was told. Probably a lot better than I felt having won and not receiving any notoriety for it. So we end up with a a whole generation of kids who begin to think "I don't have to be the best, I don't even have to be good, I just have to say I tried and that makes me just as good as anyone else here and if I'm made to feel any less I'll complain to someone important until they do something." because we can't chance hurting someones feelings.

After participation trophies came anti-bullying, then it was hate speech, non-gender specific bathrooms, and now in some places you can't even assume someones gender by looking at them. We are currently looking at the snowball after it's rolled 10,000 yards down the hill. All these people protesting that can't explain why other than "they feel like they are discriminated against because X" where X is never anything logical. They are now old enough to be involved in the game of American politics where, just like the games they participated in when they were kids, they don't know the rules and they don't care the consequences as long as they get their 5 minute social media progressive participation trophy. And if they don't get, they'll act just like they did when they were 5 years old on the Walmart toy aisle after they were just told "no".

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I don't even have to be good, I just have to say I tried and that makes me just as good as anyone else here

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They are now old enough to be involved in the game of American politics where, just like the games they participated in when they were kids, they don't know the rules and they don't care the consequences as long as they get their 5 minute social media progressive participation trophy.

= Great connection.

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[–] OneOfTheBoys 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

That was pretty comprehensive,

It started with the destruction of the family unit.

When women entered the workforce...

Only thing you forgot about was daycare.

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[–] fieldblazer 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Ya, you're right. That played a big part in the catering to children because parents felt bad about having to leave their kids with strangers all day. I'm lucky enough that my MIL is a stay at home and was able to keep all three of my kids during the day until they were old enough to enter the school system.

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[–] european 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Should there though be some sort of balance on the one hand self acceptance and tolerance and on the other conformity to the social norms? Undoubtedly there have been a few generations of philosophers/psychologists/sociologists/ stirring the pot constantly and coming up with new and novel ways to understand humans and society.

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[–] fieldblazer 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

As a kid that grew up being bullied, yes, I think there should be some form of tolerance and acceptance. The problem is our classrooms in public schools are overpopulated. Teachers don't have time to teach kids on an individual basis much less time to hash out what really happened between Johnny and Steve in between classes or what La Donte's living situation at home might be. These are teachers, not counselors. Most aren't equipped to deal with such situations in a professional way and dismiss or try to squash the incident the easiest and quickest way possible. The reason classes are overpopulated is because the schools can't get the funding needed to hire more teachers, build more classrooms, add more subjects of study (unless your high school wins state championships in X sport). So, rather than find ways to fund the public school system, they invent ways to skirt the overpopulation problem: Common Core or "packet learning" and mandatory state exams. Where the majority of kids are lacking, they increase that part of the packet learning. The teacher is hardly teaching anymore. It's mostly reciting.

These kids are with the teachers more than they are with their family a lot of the time and they are put in a situation where there is no personal relationship with someone in their life who is supposed to be providing the foundation of your existence on this planet. The teachers are preparing you for the rest of your life, you spend all week with them most of the year, and yet they have no choice but to treat all the kids like they are one entity, which ultimately hurts/limits the majority of students mentally and academically and helps promote this self-hatred mentality among those who struggle because you aren't looked at as an individual. These are the kids who usually quit trying and act up in class or drop out all together. The teachers tend to be kinder and more understanding to the students who "get it" because it makes their stressed out job easier and they tend to get easily frustrated with the kids that struggle. This one scenario alone creates an atmosphere of conflict. The "smart" kids are getting all the positive social cues and the kids that struggle start to look for other ways to get attention or entertain themselves in their mandated environment which usually leads to disruptive class behavior or bullying to the catered to class.

I know I got on a rant and slightly off topic, but in the end it's relevant to your question and just a small part of the problem that has led us to where we are with our social justice/injustice perceptions and the urge to rebel against any form of classic social conformity.

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[–] projection ago 

Pretty good summation, interesting.

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[–] DeltaBravoTango 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

As part of the participation trophy generation, I can tell you that it didn't mean shit. It felt more mocking than anything.

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[–] 8007799? 1 point 11 points (+12|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Yes, to intelligent millennials it was obvious bullshit. To the majority of libtard sheeples who can't think for themselves...? Participation trophies were never meant for those with brains.

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[–] malloryquinn 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Here, let me give you an upvote/participation trophy

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[–] 8010530? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Bad analogy dude, upvotes are meant as a "i agree with this person"

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername ago 

My oldest daughter (about to turn 25) gets really pissed off when she talks about how kids would get rewarded for participating instead of winning. It really had a negative effect on kids like her who busted their ass to win and understood losing has consequences. She didn't perceive it as much as mocking as she saw it as insulting to non-snowflakes.

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[–] DeltaBravoTango ago 

It's mocking to the ones who get the participation trophies, not the ones that win.

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[–] gazillions 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

Positive reinforcement only was the biggest mistake ever.

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[–] Foralltoosee 1 point 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

D...do you upvoat a comment like this if you agree with it?

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[–] gazillions 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Haha. Great point. I don't think approval centered forums could have survived before the trophy generation.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I don't know. "Bend over" is often accompanied by more pain.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They just never learn how to feel good within themselves about a job that is truly well done. They were ripped off.

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[–] AverageAmerica ago 

I wanted to upvoat, but from your comment it seemed like you wanted downvoats.

Hope I didn't misunderstand.

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[–] gazillions ago 

Trophy confusion is a terrible disease, dont let it happen to you. Buy a hat to support the trophy confused today.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Makes sense. See how enthusiastically "non-diverse" and politically-excluded people jumped on the group labels of "Shitlord" or "Deplorable", and got a shitlord, deplorable POTUS elected.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Here's some shit worth watching:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=george+carlin+participation+trophies

This guy had it sussed before everyone else. He predicted it would foster narcissistic and sociopathic personalities. Those who were further into that spectrum would thrive and feel empowered by it, while regular kids wouldn't get the competitive challenges and performance feedback they crave.

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[–] Firevine 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

No Child Left Behind too. Passed in 2001. Kids in elementary school then are now the SJW Bernout 20-somethings.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Kids in elementary school then are now the SJW Bernout 20-somethings.

and they've maintained a constant level of maturity the whole time.

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[–] malloryquinn 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Thanks W!

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername ago  (edited ago)

It kills you, makes you stronger or occasionally it permanently maims and disfigures you leaving a wrecked shell of a human being unable to engage in normal social interactions without spontaneous, uncontrollable defecation in your pants.

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah let's just forget the "Greatest Generation" and all the opportunities they exploited because the rest of the industrialized world lay devastated after WWII. Hell let's forget the "Baby Boomers" who were spoiled fucking rotten, rejected it, had to start burning bras, being really bad whores, getting way too high, fighting with each other, selling out, and trying to raise children who didn't have near the opportunities their parents gave them.

The "Greatest Generation" & "Baby Boomers" didn't grow up in broken homes, maybe a few but they weren't the majority, even "Gen X" had it substantially better than the "Millennials", but they were often raised by dysfunctional cunts. "I am tard-woman hear me roar!!!", all wanting to be Murphy Brown Mother-Fuckers...... Using their children as; weapons, meal-tickets, all sorts of social leverage.

I don't agree with the "participation trophies", the imaginary genders, the normalization of homosexuality and all sorts of degeneracy, but it didn't even start with them. All this shit was put in play by failed parents, who were burning bras in the 60's-70's, doing coke all through the 80's, being apocalyptic retards in the 90's, often exploiting their "snowflake" children into adulthood.

And where the fuck are the jobs? Where is the living wage? Where is near the actual 85% or better majority white population in the U.S. that the Baby Boomers had? Now they tell us we're what 70 or so %, when a big portion of those are niggers, spics, & other non-whites straight lying to the census.....

But hey, quality of life goes down, opportunities diminish, and we get and ever growing Police & Surveillance State, with more laws on the common man than are rational, while destroying the White Culture that created this nation..... And everything is just going to continue going along just "fine". Bullshit, it's most likely going to get where things are so fucking bad society just collapses.

And believe it or not, and as much as I hate them and their parents, it won't be the fault of the "snowflake", "participation trophy" receiving functionary retards who were brainwashed to act like such by older generations.

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[–] theHubrisOfMan [S] ago 

Well put. Every generation is raised on cracked foundations. It feels a little manufactured as a means of keeping populations within means of control.

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