Whatever lies we tell ourselves about how we love our children by almost any objective social outcome measure it is screamingly obvious that while, at least in some cases, we may love our particular child children as a generality are not loved much at all. Compared to other advanced technological societies the state of children in the U.S. is an untold scandal. Is it surprising then, that the young are losing confidence in their country? Here is some real data. What becomes of a country whose young have abandoned their nation’s motivating dream?