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Doom, Despair, and Agony on Me! September 20, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.

I just can’t even:

Jamie Margolin, a high school senior who sued her home state of Washington for its role in causing climate change, said: “I don’t think a lot of people in Congress understand the conversations that are happening every day in American high schools.”

In response to a question about how American children are having their lives impacted by climate change, Margolin spoke about deep despair and nihilism felt by younger generations:

“Kids are joking, like, what is even, like, the point [if] the world is ending,” Margolin said. “What are we studying for? What are we doing?”

These tykes seem to believe that they’re the only cohort that has faced prognostications of doom, giving them special whining privileges.

I refer them to the Cold War, where the threat of global nuclear war and the postulated nuclear winter meant that life on Earth would be largely eliminated almost overnight.

Yet despite living under the shadow of the ICBM/SLBM threat, we managed to hunker down and study, never succumbing to despair. Wasn’t even that hard.

Can’t imagine how pathetic the current generation of students would be under similar circumstances.


1. geoff - September 20, 2019

Classical reference in title:

2. lauraw - September 20, 2019

Like I could ever forget the horror that was Hee Haw. It was the only thing on TV, no matter how much we scanned the UHF and rotated the antenna on the roof, searching, searching…for something, anything else.

3. geoff - September 20, 2019


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