That statement has never been truer than it is today. I was born at the tail end of the baby boomer years and remember well the clean thrill in my childhood of seeing thousands of people ten or twelve years older than me marching to protest against war and its brother evils of patriachal capitalism.
We didn’t call it that in those days, but now we can see it for what it is. Patriarchal capitalism. It’s three or four thousand years old, and I believe we’re now seeing its end stage.
Thank goodness. Not that it will die without a fight. It’s vicious, aggressive, snide, and self-deceiving. It will go down destroying as many of its opponents as it possibly can.
But go down it will, eventually, and I truly believe the youth of today will be the generation that conquers it. I watch the anti-gun kids talking on TV in the USA, and read accounts by kids in many countries who are striking from school to save our planet, and I believe them.
I believe not only that they are right, but also that they won’t sell out to consumerism the way the baby boomer protester generation did. I believe these kids of today will save our world. I won’t be around to see it, but my grandchildren will, and I’m grateful for that. I’m grateful to the kids of today.