"Generation Zero" Review: A Wake-Up Call For American Freedom

The movie "Generation Zero" is a wake-up call for Americans who value their freedom. What we do now, at this moment in history, is as consequential and immediately relevant to our lives as was the American Revolution, the U.S. Civil War, and the Great Depression and years leading up to World War II.

"Generation Zero" illustrates the root of our problems as a nation today and the threat our country faces if the broad-based U.S. citizenry doesn't act decisively now. The movie educates mainstream America about how the country got to the point we're at today and that as it approaches bankruptcy, it is ripe for "change." That "change" is a threat to the foundational principles this country was founded on and to our individual liberties and freedom. The biggest threat comes not from the outside but rather, comes from the tyranny of big government.

While both Republicans and Democrats share blame for what got us here, it is the agenda of the radical left (or progressives) that is the most threatening to our country. The film names Chicago community organizer Saul Alinsky, author of the book Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, as the thought leader and genius behind the strategies and tactics for organizing the political activism that has lead to the infiltration and successes of the radical left agenda into U.S. culture. As a result, our country is now in great danger and faces a critical point:

With three radical progressives (Pelosi, Reid, Obama) in charge of the U.S. House, Senate and White House, and with legislation for a massive government take-over of healthcare and energy central to their agenda, the radical progressives are making their move to take over the country and subordinate it to world governance, with "Big Government" in charge!

The movie discusses generational cycles, or "turnings," and provides historical examples. Each turning is approximately 20 years long (a generation) and four turnings make up one complete secular period. The four turnings repeat in a cyclical pattern:

  • Stability - focused on family, building infrastructure, devoid of emotion
  • Awakening - children come of age, moral agenda changes, emotions break out
  • Unraveling - values are questioned, restraints are broken down
  • Crisis - a leader precipitates the crisis (examples include Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II)

Frequent commentaries and insights are provided throughout the film by Victor Davis Hanson, Newt Gingrich, Charles Krauthamer, Dick Morris, Shelby Steele, Tobin Smith, Lou Dobbs, and Lawrence Kudlow.

This film should be a "must see" for everyone who cares about this country and should be central to our national debate about the future of this country. It should furthermore be mandatory for all students in our public educational system to see.

Conservatives should request that their school systems offer a viewing of the film or include it as a homework assignment. (After you ask, share their reactions with TexasGOPVote!)


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