The youth need to lose

I think the most annoying thing about David Hogg’s movement is his slogan “The young people will win.”

I was a kid once, not terribly long ago.  When I look back, it amazes me just how little I knew about stuff when I was younger, and I wasn’t a dumb kid.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is real, and young people are as highly motivated as they are because of it.  The are very enthusiastic because they know nothing.

Remember, David Hogg was the high school kids who said “when your old-ass parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the fucking phone and let me handle it.’ Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government; our parents don’t know how to use a fucking democracy, so we have to.

So there is another youth movement building with a march scheduled for July 21st called Zero Hour.

The Zero Hour movement started with our founder, 16-year-old Jamie Margolin, a fierce climate justice advocate, who has been working tirelessly for the last few years to move her home state of Washington to adopt common sense climate change laws. Frustrated by the inaction of politicians and the fact that youth voices were almost always ignored in the conversation around climate change and the profound impact that it would have on young people, Jamie started gathering several of her friends in the summer of 2017 to start organizing something big, something hard to ignore!

Common sense climate change laws.  Is that like “common sense gun laws” which just means “mass gun bans?”  That kind of common sense?

Yes.

They published their guiding principles on Facebook.

Holy shit.

At this point even Karl Marx is saying “hold on there little lady…”

The “front lines” of the movement (from point No 2) is pretty much the intersectionalists list of “everybody but straight white people” so this whole thing is motivated by identity grievance politics.

Capitalism, colonialism, racism, and patriarchy have let to climate change and getting rid of those will fix it?  Because when I think of places where the air and water are clean I think of bankrupt socialist or communist nations where there are literally rivers of trash.

I guess when you are young, you know nothing about Chernobyl or Norilsk.

This is Intersectional Communism.  This isn’t just “lets turn the US into Venezuela.”

This is “lets fast track turning the US into Venezuela with the added issue of of racial civil war.”

But of course these kids are getting praised up and down for their activism.

I resented my dad when he told me to study up on something before voicing an opinion.  Now I realized how right he is.

A whole lot more parents need to sit their kids down with a history book before they let them march.

Righteous indignation and ignorance is a more destructive force than any nuclear weapon  ever developed, and these kids are about to drop a couple of megatons of it on the US.

12 Replies to “The youth need to lose”

  1. That manifesto reads like social justice buzzword bingo balls were used to put it together.

    Re reading a history book, yes, but it needs to be not one of the revisionist garbage lists we seem to be using in schools recently…

  2. When my son was a teen, I was wondering where I had failed as a parent, because my son was an anti gun, left leaning socialist.

    Then, at 19, he got his first real job as an EMT and saw how much they took in taxes. He also got to see the real world. The welfare queens, the druggies, the prostitution.

    Within a year, he had totally changed his opinion, proving that when we are young, we have a lot to learn.

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  3. So by the wording of their manifesto, either they’re saying that ‘animals’ should be leading the movement (four legs good, two legs bad), or that the ‘Global South, People of color, etc are ‘animals’.

  4. “When I was seventeen I was embarrassed by the the ignorance of my father. When I was twenty-one I was amazed how much the old man had learned in four short years”

    –Mark Twain

    1. Another one I’ve heard:

      “If you’re not liberal by the time you’re 20, you don’t have a heart. If you’re not conservative by the time you’re 40, you don’t have a brain.”

  5. They are going to be “humble and learn from each other.”

    Which is a trait that is not supported in any way by the rest of the manifesto.

  6. The thing about trying to base a political movement on American youth is that while it’s really easy to manipulate some of the naive little darlings into joining in, long term they… ooo, Squirrel!!!

  7. “Climate justice”. Wow, that’s quite a buzzword.

    Also: supposedly founded by Jamie Margolin of the state of Washington… but the facebook page where that manifesto lives says the address is Washington, DC. In other words, some astroturf clublet probably paid for by Soros or Bloomberg.

  8. Looking at the bottom of the list, this climate change shit is going to fail harder than Occupy Wall Street.
    No matter how you felt about OWS, it proved that organizing your frontline based on the Oppression Olympics will doom it to failure.

  9. How many of them are old enough to vote?
    Yeah, politicians will listen to a group that is composed of a bunch of non-voters.

    Exactly how are they going to change things? They have no political power, no economic clout, no experience, and no clue. Their misplaced ignorant zeal does not replace cash and votes.

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