Sounds pretty much like the standard speech that most graduates hear. Pretty
similar to the ones I heard too, many years ago. However,
today's graduates have a much bigger challenge that my age group did.
While even then the Constitution and our freedoms were being eroded, today, the
process is in high gear.Even though they do muster forth with all
that they have, their liberty is severely curtailed and being able to take
advantage of the "American Dream" is already severely limited by the
onslaught of government intruding into unconstitutional areas. "53% of all
young college graduates are either unemployed or under employed."They most likely learned in their schooling that the Constitution is an
outdated document and not suited to today's sophisticated society. Indeed
Defense Secretary Panetta and others contend that Congress no longer needs to
declare war - that all we need is a United Nations Resolution and off to fight
another no-win, war they will go. Many will not return."Experience is the best teacher," but it is a very hard task master.
If today's graduates want the good life, then they will need to
secure freedom from government first.
As my father put it, the first thing a person has to figure out is how he or she
is going to survive. This may be a tall order in the years ahead as global
camptialism continues to come apart - produced by the dynamics of the system
itself, not for the reason cited by IdahoStranger.