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“In America the young are always ready to give those who are older the full benefits of their inexperience.” — Oscar Wilde
Are we ever seeing examples of this over the last few weeks. In Seattle, the young (and privileged) set up an autonomous zone that immediately devolves from their intended socialist paradise to something out of Lord of the Flies. They tear down statues of Grand and abolitionist Union leaders because of slavery or something. They threaten to topple a statue of Lincoln – paid for and erected by former slaves because white racism, or something. They demand everyone think just like they do because truth, or something.
In reality, they are just illustrating their ignorance and inexperience, something we are getting the full benefit of.Published in