I’ve written on this before on the other blog, and have found few who will agree with my point of view. But it’s worth taking less than half an hour to watch this video which deals with what I call the (rather one-sided) generation warfare which seems to have started here on this side of the Atlantic but is now apparently going strong in the UK, mainly centered on the Brexit issue. It seems that the young (or middle-aged) are blaming the older generations for the Brexit approval, calling their elders ‘xenophobes’, among other things.
Wait: in this country, young(er) people — mainly from age 50 on down, that is, Gen X’ers and millennials, are blaming elders for the opposite reasons, because ”They” let in all the immigrants and were too liberal. In other words older people are being attacked from both left and right. Make sense?
It’s funny, I mean funny in an odd way, that the young right in America agrees with leftists like Oprah Winfrey who famously said that Old White People needed to die:
“…there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”
In one quick, thoughtless breath, Oprah added another tenet to Libthink: Not only are all racists white, but they also need to “just die,” every last one of them.
Once all those old, white racists “who were born and bred and marinated in it” have died, then America will be forever purged of racism.”
The video clip of her comments is here for those who need to see and hear her say it. Compare that with the clip from British TV, and the attitudes of the anti-Brexit, Pro-EU left, the younger generations. The same kind of rhetoric is heard there.
By the way, if you watch the British video you will hear the terms ‘Remoaners’ or ‘Remainiacs’ for those who opposed Brexit. Just to let you know, if you’re unfamiliar with those terms.
I really don’t care what rationalizations people come up with, left or right, about why they have such contempt for their elders; the latter could just as easily find plenty of fault in the younger generations — who, statistically speaking are most far left, and bear more than their share of blame for the situation in the UK and in all Western countries.
I’d like to see an end to this ‘generational blame game’; it betrays an adolescent mindset which seeks to put the blame on someone, anyone else. And it appears that much of it is based not on politics but on economics: ”it isn’t fair that they grew up in a more prosperous country and had an easy time!”
And more than that, I think this whole generational blame thing is a meme that was seeded by those who want to divide us further, Lord knows we are already divided enough. This is true on both sides of the Atlantic, apparently.