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Boomers are pissed off that on 15 March 2019, scores of smug children will take a day off school to protest the Australian Government’s perceived inaction on climate change.
First, we have the children who were raised into a society where it’s perfectly acceptable to call someone a piece of shit because you disagree with them. Accordingly, they are armed with angry signs.
Next up, the parents; as is the style of the time, parents behind the scenes are pushing their kids towards activism to live vicariously through their voice. Essentially the aim of the game is to demean their opponents by proving that “even kids know this stuff”.
Finally, we have the boomers who believe that if kids want to be taken seriously, they need to attend school, shut up, stop using iPads, and show the same disdain for change that they do.
Kids are outraged that boomers are telling them to stay in their lane. Boomers are outraged that they are being lectured by punk kids who should worship the ground they don’t really give a shit about. On the fringe of this outrage, you have climate sceptics and people who are uncomfortable with parents using their kids to make political statements.
Is this outrage right for you?
While this outrage gives a punter plenty of opportunities to sling some inter-generational hatred, the fuel that keeps this outrage burning really boils down to a “get off my lawn” sentiment from the older generation – satisfying to express but will ultimately fade fast.
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