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June 21, 2017

Is This Something? Audio of Old Documentary on Mentally Ill Children Repurposed as Narration of Video of Social Justice Warriors

Let me spare you the trouble of answering: Yes, this is something.

As this isn't much of a post, let me link an article I've had open for a while: Monster Babies should be neither seen nor heard and certainly not obeyed.

Let's Stop Treating the Young As If They're Political Sages

by Clare Foges

We should be challenging the naive, unaffordable views of many under-25s, not kowtowing to them

"Respect your youngers," tweeted the pop star Lily Allen after the shock election result driven by a high youth turnout. But have we come to respect the youngers and their opinions too much?

Recent years have involved increasing youth worship in politics. Come election time, TV producers fall over themselves to put together panels of young people to offer up vacuities about “choosing hope over fear” and other quotes they may have spotted on Instagram. Grey-beard presenters nod deferentially at every complaint offered up by youthful contributors, however inane or ill-informed (the passion of youth requires no substantiation). Millennial mouthpieces on social media rouse the tribe with talk of reclaiming their future and how dreadfully they have been let down by older generations.

Well, that's all they'll let me see without paying, but you get the gist.

This video (also embedded below) should be ample proof that we're respecting the young far too much.


Thanks to Max Power for finding that full version of the video.

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