This was a great plane but I partially agree with your assessment.
It's true our school system sucks.
It's true we now have the "green inventors show" on television presented by a gay moderator and a panel of judges made up by dikes, hookers and transvestites. It's true young people are motivated (brainwashed) to come up with all kinds of eco inventions and the effect is devastating.
We now have a generation of people obsessed to do something about our use of toilet paper, plastic bags and use of shower water (no body dares to speak about taking a bath anymore because that's against the party line) It's true we have wimps who talk about sustainability but don't know how to spell the word let alone know that it's just word covering a pile of horse shit when it's used in context with the green idiocracy we're building.
I am getting sick, really sick and angry when I watch this pathetic show of madness.
Today I watched that crook Jean Claude Trichet who heads the ECB coughing up his EU propaganda for a fiscal union and a bigger bail out fund. If you shake hands with this guy you better count your fingers.
I tell you that the moment these bastards are no longer dependent on funding from the national EU members because they can tax the EU citizens directly, the true face of this regime will emerge and it won't be pretty.
I curse the day our lunatic government signed the Lisbon Treaty without even taking the trouble to negotiate a backdoor escape.
The Dutch had voted a clear No against the European Constitution because of all the fraud and financial and regulatory mess that was created by the EU and they did not trusted them with more powers but Balkenende and his gang of arse licking turds suckered them into the Lisbon Treaty by lying between his teeth.
We're going to pay a tremendous price for this deed through our noses and a lot of people are going to risk their necks in an attempt to curb this one way or the other.
But not all is s dire and black as it sounds.
In Germany and France there is a tradition to conserve as much knowledge and skills as possible in the field of aviation and pass it through to new generations and it's very much alive.
I know for sure that a similar tradition is present in the UK as well.
All three countries have small airstrips and aero clubs all over the place. There are groups that build their own planes, gyrocopters, helicopters, jets, gliders, wig's, hovercrafts, ultra lights, rockets and even spacecraft. We have historical societies with workshops and flying museums where replica's are build and old planes restored.
In France you even have club (Museum) that is preparing a Concord to be certified for engine runs and who knows they manage to get it in the air again. http://heritageconcorde.com/?page_id=2
The plain is pampered by a certified maintenance crew and these people drag in younger technicians to pass their skills.
Similar groups are involved in flying museums keeping war birds in the air but also planes like the DC-3 Dakota, the Jünckers JU 52, DC-4, DC-6, the Lockheed Electra, the Catalina, the Grumman Goose, the list is endless.
We have aerobatic flying, we have speed races, we have cross country flying events and all kinds of competitions. This is where the little flame is kept burning and when the tide changes I am sure we will have the people who will build the next generation of aircraft.
The only problem today is to interest young people to join these clubs and club activity.
But that was to be expected when it became clear that the baby boomers and the generations after them rather enjoyed their freedoms above the responsibility of having children.
The computer, internet, games and social sites did the rest but I now see some light at the end of the tunnel as we see an influx of pensioners who bring along their grand children.
Everything that has to do with flying you must know has something to do with what we call a virus. It has to infect you and once you've got the virus you're hooked for life.
Those involved with aeronautics, no matter which discipline, always have been a rather odd breed of individualists that come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life.
And most of them are climate skeptics too. These are all people who had to fight to get into a cockpit, who learned to deal with officials and changing rules and regulations every day. They are fighting with environmental organizations to keep their airstrip open or their hangar protected from developers. These are people who know you don't get anything for free and when you want something you have the get it.
We have people of similar character in all kinds of other sectors from driving to sailing, from horseback riding to hunting. We have groups working with trains, restoring steam engines, tractors, trucks, buses, you mention it.
So hopefully I have been able to cheer you up a little and have been able to convince you that our basis at the core is still sound and if the entire EU collapses we will have sufficient human resources and knowledge to build whatever we set our mind to, take it to the air and make a fresh start.