People have short attention spans. To even get a brief hearing, one must first break free from the crashing waves of chatter. A loud, clear voice might grab the attention of someone willing to throw a life preserver. If a life preserver comes, it must be latched onto quickly and firmly. If not, the would-be messenger will most likely be churned to the bottom of the sea, never to be seen again, unless its lifeless form floats to the surface one day.
The media chooses whether or not to throw out a life preserver in the form of news coverage or a favorable headline. That may or may not get some attention from the masses for the message that is hanging on for dear life, immersed in a surging sea of sludge. For the message and messenger to be plucked from the sea, people have to choose to save it. That is where responsibility comes in. I wonder, do Americans today have the interest to save and preserve the ideas that will keep them free?
Mark R. Levin’s book “Plunder and Deceit” (Threshold Editions, 2015) throws a life preserver to a dire message from the depths. The message is for America’s rising generation, which he defines as young adults from eighteen to thirty-five years of age. Mark Levin poses these important questions, which I believe can be retrieved even by those with limited attention span margins…
“What do you choose for yourself and future generations? Do you choose liberty or tyranny? And what do you intend to do about it?”
Mark Levin also has a short message for those of us older than the rising generation and it too is in the form of a short question…
“Can we simultaneously love our children but betray their generation and generations yet born?”
I can only hope the message I seek attention for has not already been churned to the bottom of the sea, buried along with ideas that did not grasp firmly and quickly enough to the life preserver thrown. Hopefully it was able to hang on long enough to reach those with superior attention spans, if not those with Twitter-age attention spans. To those I have reached, PLEASE let’s all try to reach some in the rising generation and warn them of what might be lost if they do not lengthen their attention spans and choose to hold on tight to their liberty.