A couple weeks ago, I examined a cow herd with a
high incidence of small, weak calves and premature
pine needles can do this, but these cows were
confined to a sagebrush flat with the only pine
trees being backdrop scenery two miles to the west.
I walked the pregnant heifer pen and saw
several piles of loose manure suggesting a mild,
mal-digestion issue, but when I stepped into the
small pasture holding the freshly-calved heifer
pairs, the seriousness of the situation smacked me
aside the face.
Facing the nutritional drain of lactation,
the new mommas were terribly thin and their babies
were dull and hollow.
An immediate ration change was needed for any
chance to salvage both this calf crop as well as the
next due to the impending conception failure in
these young mommas.
This is the perfect analogy to today’s
A recent YoungGov survey reveals 43 percent of
millennials under 30 years of age favor socialism,
while less than 33 percent favor capitalism.
this with seniors where only 23 percent favor
socialism, with 63 percent favoring capitalism.
This proves most over the age of 65
understand what can be achieved when the human
spirit is set free, but it also suggests the baby
boomers who raised today’s millennials were better
economists than parents.
They ruined an entire calf crop and here is
Since the 1970s, the admired virtues of American
ingenuity, hard work, ambition and self-reliance
have been slowly replaced by participatory ribbons,
political correctness and safe spaces.
are the invaluable, honest mentors who told you,
“your sixth grade teacher may have said you are
special, but to me you are worthless until the
results of your endeavors prove otherwise.”
With 93.4 million Americans no longer in the
work force, we have one-third of the populace riding
in the wagon being pulled by the other two-thirds.
This cannot be sustained and it gets worse.
If the millennials represent a lost calf
crop, imagine the generation they will raise.