I’ve been hearing this whole “the kids will save us” line since I was a child myself. In the 1980s.
What that line means is “I can’t be bothered to lift a finger, so I’ll make someone else take the responsibility”.
I'm 39 years old. If the people who had said that about my generation as children had decided to actually do something about either climate change or white supremacy, imagine where we’d be by now.
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@nein09 *patting a teen on the head* soon you'll be old enough to be a spineless corporate apologist too! truly children are the future and i am complicit in dooming them all 🙃
We hear the same line from kids, too:
"Our parents shouldn't get involved, it's *our* future, not theirs!"
@MutoShack that's interesting, I have literally never heard that in my life
@nein09 that's been the whole ball game all along: let the children deal with it
@nein09 Oh but we are doing something about climate change! We control the resources necessary to mobilize people and we're using those resources to tell kids they ought to get arrested en masse for the sake of a publicity stunt.
It's not okay and it's a symptom of our generation not being able to adapt our own tactics to our own material conditions. We have this obsession with mass mobilization and arrest tactics that simply aren't long term compatible with a 9-5 and a family at home.
@nein09 I'm 34 and I've been hearing the same thing about both those subjects - as well as other subjects, like ableism and anti-LGBT+ sentiments - my whole life.
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