Saturday, December 23, 2017

If This Was All The Fault Of My Generation Then I Wouldn't Be Here

Trying to tell not only my generation, but every generation since, for the last thirty years, that Capitalism is obsolete and there is a better option; doing so even as this guy's generation continues to ignore the truth about what Capitalism has done. And even worse now, seems to not care at all what the forces of greed have doing to our sense of proportion, connectedness, and overall responsibility to the rest of the world.

I think, if we are honest, that there is more than enough blame to go around for all of the generations, for all of them have had their part to play in giving up on doing the hard work it takes to live up to the ideals this country was founded on. And more's the pity because now it seems too many of us are just too disaffected, burned out, or already corrupted to care that a Fascist power might take over our democracy, even as the planet dies out from under us.

The question now is what are all of us going to do now. There is, after all, a very great deal to take responsibility for. And it will take all of us to shoulder it. All of us to the greatest degree we can manage; the different generations; the wildly different frames of reference on what is moral, right, and a priority in having civilization not only just survive, but to prosper regardless of points of view. If we can't find a way to cooperate, and compromise, with each other, despite those differences, then we we will all go down in flames, rage, and bloody fingers at every throat.


The boomers, according to writer Bruce Gibney, have committed “generational plunder,” pillaging the nation’s economy, repeatedly cutting their own taxes, financing two wars with deficits, ignoring climate change, presiding over the death of America’s manufacturing core, and leaving future generations to clean up the mess they created.