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The Retro Millennials

While we as Americans have certainly heard a number of unflattering statements that have been made about the Millennials, such as they killed tuna, it is vitally important to remember that the Millennials, as the ‘Marketers’ and the ‘Sellers’ like to call them, are indeed individuals, and that they are also products of their leadership, and that they do indeed have a right to abstain from tuna, and from anything else that’s being specifically marketed to their particular generation since they were not created by their mothers and fathers for the sole purpose of being marketed to, and have absolutely no obligation to buy tuna or GM Products or a $1000.00 cellphones.

The Millennials have a right to make their very own decisions in life just like the members of the Generation X community, who decided as kids that they wanted to add ketchup to their eggs, which is something that the Baby Boomers and their parents had apparently never thought of, which explains the news coverage during the 1980s.  

The Millennials like the GenXers and the Baby Boomers are a diverse group of individuals, which brings me to the group that I have identified as ‘The Retro Millennials’ based on their thoughts and their actions and the desires that were expresses during the 155 interviews that I conducted between 2016 and 2017 and 2018.

The Retro Millennials as a group haven’t received any attention in the American Press, which is why I’m taking the time to cover this unique group of Americans before their generation’s time in the spotlight has ended, and before this generation is also completely forgotten about by the American Press.

The Retro Millennials that I interviewed for this particular news article informed me that they are seeking the knowledge, and the wisdom of the elders, which by the way extends far beyond the Right vs Left politics that we are witnessing today, and far beyond voting for a group of candidates, who are only in office to do the bidding of the lobbyists, and the billionaire business owners.

The Retro Millennials that I interviewed prior to 12/25/2016 also informed me that they had taken their money out of the stock market, and that they had become savers rather than borrowers since their grandparents had been avid savers and had lived a happy life without buying a collection of meaningless high tech gadgets like many in their generation and the generation before them.

The Retro Millennials also informed me that they are seeking a deeper meaning in life, and that the political parties and the tech industry and the movies and the television shows and the radio personalities cannot fulfill this particular need for them.

This particular view was specifically expressed by 65 African Americans, and also by 57 white Americans, who like the African Americans had also informed me that they had been regularly attending church, and that they had also been reading the Holy Bible even though their counterparts were involved in other non-religious activities.

The African American Retro Millennials had also expressed a profound hunger for the Old Testament and the New Testament stories and lessons, and had also mentioned a particular Christian based website that’s called ‘The Narrow Path.’

The Retro Millennial group that I interviewed in 2016 and 2017 and 2018 had also included a group of Asians and Hispanics, who like the black Millennials, and the white Millennials, had also expressed an interest in wind-up alarm clocks, and in wind-up wrist watches since these ordinary items do not require batteries, and therefore do not have the very same environmental impact on the environment as batteries are known to have, and are therefore the ultimate form of renewable energy, which is something that The Retro Millennials had learned from a group of Baby Boomers and their Generation X children while they were attending church.

The Retro Millennials are not only interested in preserving the environment by using less impactful ‘Retro Technologies’ like wind-up devices, for they are also making their own lunches and dinners at home instead of buying fast food items.

The preparation of food items and an interest in ‘Retro Technologies’ like vinyl records and portable CD players is only one of the dimensions that can be readily found while speaking to The Retro Millennials since The Retro Millennials are also skilled at changing the oil in the  car, and at replacing the turn signal bulbs in any vehicle. The Retro Millennials can also change a tire, and they can also read a map, and can explain what a bumper jack is used for, and how it functions.

The Retro Millennials are also skilled in plumbing and in hunting and in construction and in engine rebuilding, and can tell you how thrilling it is to catch a fish, and how to thread a needle, and who President John Hanson was, and how to can foods, and how to make homemade ice cream, and homemade candy, and how to bake a cake or a pie, and how to prepare a turkey since they have not become ‘Information Slaves’ or non-readers, who rely on the television and the radio to bring them the news, and to tell them what to believe in, and what to buy, and who and what they should regard as important.

The Retro Millennials are the polar opposite of the ‘Information Slaves’ that are in their same age range since they understand the importance of being free to choose their own way in life, and even if it means a life without tuna.         

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –

Let me start off by saying that I also interviewed a certain degree of Baby Boomers between August 2016 and June 2017, and that they also expressed a profound interest in the emerging new technology, however, Generation X and the Millennials and Generation Y displayed the most interest in “The Evolution of Goods and Services.”

The Evolution of Goods and Services consists of gradually moving away from low skilled laborers, and adopting a future that’s filled with Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics.

I also interviewed a group of foreign nationals that were visiting the United States during the same time period, and they were from Africa, and Asia, and Canada, and Europe, and Latin America, and the Middle East, and once I was able to determine that they were from the very same age groups as the Baby Boomers and Generation X and the Millennials and Generation Y, I began the interviews by selecting an equal number of males and females from each of the various date ranges that have been assigned to Generation X and the Millennials and Generation Y and the Baby Boomers.

And after being asked a number of probing questions about The Evolution of Goods and Services, and about the overall impact that they expected artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to have on their individual lives; the males and females, who had previously given it some thought, stated that they would love to live in a world where the AI computers and the robots provide such goods and services as nursing and massages and haircuts and cake baking and clothes manufacturing and designing and dentistry and car repair and trash collection and landscaping and fruit picking and laundry services and bartending and legal services and tax services and policing and color commentary and news broadcasting and music playing like you find on the popular radio shows.  

The males and females also stated that they want a car that is completely designed and manufactured for us humans by an AI robot that is completely autonomous since they are curious to see what the robot will make for us since it will reveal the robot’s true thoughts about us humans just like a child unconsciously reveals his or her true thoughts about his or her mother and father by the kinds of handmade gifts that they decide to give on birthday and especially on Father’s Day.

The results from the Generation X and Millennial and Generation Y and Baby Boomer interviews are listed below right along with one of my futuristic concepts since I belong to one of the aforementioned American groups.   

The Gen Xers that were born between 1965 and 1984, and who were previously considered to be lazy and underachievers even though they had the lowest birth rate of all of the other traceable groups that had come before them and right after the last of them were born, presented themselves as super sharp tech aware individuals that were looking forward to entering restaurants that are partially and entirely run by artificially intelligent robots that are like the ones that were mentioned in my 2035 news article.

The Millennials and Generation Y also echoed the very same sentiment while saying that they seek things that will allow them to spend more time on their phones, and when I asked them what they thought about my idea for a “Single Categorized Universal Phone App” and corresponding computer app that will allow them to pay their bills, and to start their car, and to control all of their appliances, while providing full access to all of their social media accounts, they wanted to hear more, so I explained that the Single-Categorized-Universal-Phone-App and corresponding computer app would be like a magic wand since it would allow the end user to order food at any upscale restaurant of their choosing while also making it possible for them to place orders at large chains like McDonald’s and Burger King and Taco Bell and Del Taco once the technology catches up to my idea since the Single Categorized Universal Phone App and corresponding computer app will also allow the end user and/or subscriber to control miniature and full-sized robots and drones that will perform various tasks for the consumer that will be fully invested in The Evolution of Goods and Services.

I developed the concept for one app that does it all or for a Single Categorized Universal Phone App and corresponding computer app for laptops and desktops and tablets quite some time ago when I first started to observe The Evolution of Good and Services and wanted you to hear it here first since the United States of America is still the King of Idea.     

The aforementioned group which consisted of 12 year olds to twenty-something-year-olds said that President Trump is the only American President that can appreciate an idea like my Single Categorized Universal Phone App and corresponding computer app since he speaks the language of the Millennials and Generation Y and Generation X and the Baby Boomers since he wants the best for all Americans which can be seen in his tweets that inform the very people that freely elected him.

Generation Y also said that they would like a Wi-Fi writing pen that can help them with their homework by speaking the answers to certain math questions and by helping them to spell certain difficult words. They also want the writing pens to have artificial intelligence, and to display certain anime characters on the built-in screen.

The Millennials expressed a desire to experience flying cars and flying busses and flying taxicabs while owning an AI robot that can accompany them everywhere and that they can talk to and that’s hooked up to the internet, so they can have it send messages and photos to Twitter and Facebook. The Millennials also want the AI robot to have movie making technology, so they can produce their own movies and music videos.

The Gen Xers want the AI Airplanes and the AI Satellites and the AI Buses that I described in my 2035 news article since the buses will be completely autonomous while the AI airplanes and the AI satellites will be working with each other and without any interference from the humans.

The abovementioned statements were shared with the Baby Boomers, and upon hearing them they seemed to be instantly transported back to their childhoods, and especially when I told them that I had, had a futuristic dream at the tender age of 5 years old, and that it had involved a planet earth that was filled with millions and millions of talking robots, and that the robots had continued to repair and to rebuild each other and our infrastructure, and that they had continued to do so long after the humans had mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

I also told the Baby Boomers that the fully autonomous robots in my dream had become an enduring testament to the greatness of mankind since they possessed our knowledge and our workmanship, which was witnessed by the civilizations that had visited the planet earth, and that had found it to be completely inhabited by the robots that we had created a million years before we had suddenly disappeared off of the face of the earth just like the dinosaurs and the Mayans before us.

The fully autonomous robots had turned out to be our greatest creation since they had remained behind to tell the story of the men and women that had created them out of the earth.  

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –

No Longer Weathered

Has the obvious call for new and interesting ways for Inanimate Technological Devices or I.T.D.  to perform certain strength building and character building tasks that men and women used to perform on a constant and daily basis prior to being replaced by machines and computers; robbed us of our ruggedness and of our effectiveness as a military power?

Well, some would argue that technology has made us weak since our young men no longer hold many of the traditional roles that men have held for hundreds of years. These same individuals would highlight the fact that young men, who used to enjoy spending their Saturdays learning something of a  mechanical nature from their fathers and grandfathers, are no longer participating in such activities as automotive repair and plumbing and roofing and drywall replacement and tile replacement and cabinet making and shelf construction and transistor radio building and mechanical clock repair and agitator replacement and fence construction that requires one to dig a hole and to fill it in with cement in order to support the post that the wire fence will be attached to.

Men and women that lived in happier times and in pleasant eras that did not witness the kind of mindboggling crime rate that was witnessed during the 1980s and 90s, and that’s also being witnessed in the 21st Century, have unanimously argued that the aforementioned items build character, and they have also stated that the purposeful elimination of certain high school sports programs as well as the absence of the father in the home and the promotion of the mother as being both a mother and a father has had a profound effect on the overall development of our young men and women since they have yet to understand what a real father does or doesn’t do in the presence of his children or when he is alone.

In their words the children that are unfortunate enough to live in a broken home have only seen life through the eyes of their mother, who can’t teach them who or what a man is or what a father does or doesn’t do in the presence of his children or when he is alone.

In addition to the various baby boomers and non-baby boomers that I had the pleasure of interviewing, I also had the opportunity to interview a white female that’s fifty two years of age and she was reduced to tears as she painfully described her son and grandson as not possessing the kind of manly qualities that were previously held by her recently deceased seventy three year old father, who along with both of her grandfathers and older brothers and uncles had built a vacation house in the state of Georgia that they had been vacationing at for the past twenty plus years.

The woman that I interviewed is an office manager and she is extremely proud of her father and of her grandfathers and of her uncles and of her older brothers and she actually called her son and grandson weak and she also stated that the educational system and society itself had robbed her son and her grandson of the joy of being men since they have been effectively removed from certain male activities that are no longer offered in the schools due to certain programs being intentionally eliminated due to reduced funding and claims of fairness.

Francine M. also stated that her son and grandson had been robbed of the joy of being men due to the marketing of certain electronic devices that she would call feminine in nature and due to the ubiquitous unflattering television shows that show men in a negative light and due to the Hollywood movies that depict men in roles that are normally reserved for women and that also show the female as the hunter and the gatherer when this is not the story of the human species. Francine actually called the movies as well as certain television programs and radio programs a purposeful reversal of the roles since she can’t tell whether it’s a man or a woman that’s speaking over the radio since they all seem to sound the same, which leads her to believe that certain people in authority wanted males to get used to listening to a female voice that’s giving them directions since a distinct male voice causes men and boys to want to participate in male activities.

During our interview Francine who has an A.S. in political science also expressed concern over the potential vulnerability of the United States of America, and when I asked her what she meant by her statement, she stated that the presence of so many males that cannot be considered “Weathered” had made the United States less effective as a military power since the ruggedness of a nation is also determined by the mustard of its ordinary citizens that could be called upon to defend the nation at a moment’s notice should the nation be attacked by a hostile state.

Is Francine correct in her assessment or has she completely misjudged the entire state of the nation’s ruggedness? Or has she correctly identified a drastic change in a society that now seems foreign to her since the vast majority of the males that she encounters are nothing like the men that she knew while growing up?

If Francine isn’t correct, then what about the other men and women that I interviewed and that expressed concern over what they’re seeing? Are they also wrong or have they stumbled onto something that isn’t being discussed out in the open?

Most of the men and women that I interviewed were college educated and they held various degrees and came from different social economic backgrounds and from different ethnic groups, however, what united them is their belief that there’s been a fundamental change in our society since the men of today do not resemble the men of yesterday.

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –

This article was also published by Examiner.com