Billy The Kid, the famous/infamous Old West outlaw first gained wider national attention in 1880, when he was 20/21 years old. He was shot (in the dark) and killed by Sheriff Pat Garret a year later in 1881, a couple months shy of his 22 birthday.
Notice something in that brief biography?
Billy THE KID entered the wider national conscience when he was 20 years old.
There has never been a time in history when those under 25 years of age were not considered to be kids -non adults.
And for good reason.
Critical areas of your brain, that involve decision making, do not fully develop until the mid-twenties.
So yes, you can have an opinion at 22, it just won’t be a well informed or personal one.
And even beyond 25, it takes years of experience to be better able to navigate life’s bland intricacies.
But even at that, very, very few have it in them to make critical choices. Which is why leaders are few and great leaders are rare. One shepherd, many sheep. And sheep are dumb.
99.9% of people follow well worn paths in every area of their life, through out their life.
A voting age of 21 was bad enough, but lowering it to 18 was ridiculous. At that point there is no logical argument against lowering it to 2.
And yes, I know, 18 years olds get sent off to fight and die in wars, etc.
Yeah, they do. Because they’re easy to manipulate and use. They’re energetic, naive and have jelly for brains.
As has been pointed out before by others, there is a reason you really don’t see too many 40 year old suicide bombers or genuinely passionate religious/ideological zealots with grey hair.
This is a tough pill for many to swallow, especially those raised in America where platitudes of “individuality” and “choice” have been used by vipers to hypnotize and lure easy prey.
These cheap platitudes about “freedom” and “independence” have also fed into the atomization of people, leaving them unable to defend themselves from invasion and destruction.
You’re not free and you’re not independent. And democracy is the biggest damn con in history.
And robbed of the basic knowledge about basic survival that used to be passed from father to son and via tribal traditions, you are completely defenseless in this wilderness of a world.
In other words, Mr. Roughed Individual, without strong, wise and mighty political and religious leaders from your own people, who rule with a rod or iron, you and your family are in big f*@king trouble.
You can repeat bulls@*t about democracy and “no king but Jesus” all you want, but you only pile more dirt upon your own grave as you do it -much to the glee of the stronger and wiser men who have deceived and ensnared you.
What is happening to the people of the West now is not the result of reckless or foolish leadership -no, it is ritualistic humiliation of a conquered and defeated people -a ritualistic humiliation which precedes mass slaughter -similar to what happened to the Romanov family in the "House of Special Purpose".
“As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”