IN AMERICA, THE YOUNG ARE ALWAYS READY TO GIVE TO THOSE WHO ARE OLDER THAN THEMSELVES THE FULL BENEFITS OF THEIR INEXPERIENCE

by ED

Shot:

“We must hold the older generations accountable for the mess they have created. … and say to them you cannot continue risking our future like this.” Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg calls on young people to use their anger as activism.

—Tweet from CNN, America’s hall monitor*, as spotted by Twitchy in a post headlined, “Teen climate activist calls on young people to tap into their anger at older generations who ruined everything.”

Chaser:

“In the first place, I would like to observe that the older generation had certainly pretty well ruined this world before passing it on to us. They give us this Thing, knocked to pieces, leaky, red-hot, threatening to blow up; and then they are surprised that we don’t accept it with the same attitude of pretty, decorous enthusiasm with which they received it.”

—John F. Carter, “‘These Wild Young People’ by One of Them,” the Atlantic Monthly, 1920.

(Classical reference in headline. *Also classical reference.)

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