A letter from a Boomer to Millennials
My mother’s heart goes out to the Millennials, my children’s generation, who feel disenfranchised by a Donald Trump presidency even though democracy functioned and half of the electorate chose Trump on November 8th. Yet on November 9th major U.S. cities saw thousands of Millennials take to the streets in protest shouting “Not my President!”
If only we conservatives of the Boomer generation had done that eight years ago when we woke up to an Obama Presidency. Many of us were just as horrified by BHO’s election, not because of skin color but character. We knew he would bring in Chicago-style politics/crime in the name of community, spouting anti-American sentiments to our utter horror.
Yet for eight long years on a daily basis, Obama assailed our deeply held beliefs and disenfranchised us until we believed he was a Manchurian candidate, a Gollum for Sauron, bent on destroying the very foundations of our nation and culture.
The educational system you grew up in had already been infiltrated and breached by secularists and Marxists. Political correctness became the universal language, the Mainstream Media became the interpreter, shepherd and purveyors of the party line dancing off with our beloved children.
I heard one immigrant say in disbelief today amidst the protestors, “They are protesting Democracy!”
Above your shouting you may not hear the voice of reason, but I hope you hear us via social media before you tear apart the fabric of our God-given liberty and our Constitution.
Listen to those who have lived longer and have more perspective! We chose Trump not because we are, as our accusers say, racist, bigoted, xenophobe haters, though there are some in both camps, but to finally draw a line in the sand. We want to return to our Judeo-Christian roots, not as religious fanatics but because we believe those roots provide the best and free-est stability for mankind.
We have experienced a just and merciful God who has shown us The Way, but the family of man, has wandered and rebelled almost to the point of no return. We have not protested effectively when lawless leadership substituted unjust man-centered laws for God’s commands. We have seen the sickening fruit of lawlessness and oppression; a generation has grown up to be selfish, hard-hearted and cynical.
The cruel disposal of 60 million unwanted babies and the harvesting of their body parts for profit screams for our attention. This crime alone is enough to condemn us all. We should have protested louder or prayed sooner and longer rather than let this happen but not enough of us did. However on November 8th, after 43 years of mayhem, we said “it is enough”, prayed for forgiveness and voted with our consciences. We did it by the ballot box and we did it in prayer on our knees or while stuck in traffic, silently confessing our sin of omission and asking for one more chance, for our kids’ and grandchildren’s sake, so they can know how great and good God’s dream is for America and the world.
We asked for a reset knowing God is merciful and quick to forgive if we humbly ask. I am begging you, rebel protester, ask Him to reset your heart and find peace and trust for the future…November 8th is proof, God answers prayer.
Chris Noonan Funnell, freelance writer, columnist