While the rich pay for their kids to get into college and use other paid people to pass exams for them, the real and proper generation are out on the streets protesting about climate change and gun reform.
And people might say the Universities admissions scandal is a U.S problem, well it’s not. Trust me, there are plenty of wealthy people from other countries who have bribed University officials to get their children in. Hell, in Australia we even have judges applying the same rules of law differently to wealthy children compared to poor children.
In relation to climate change demonstrations, it’s happening world-wide. Brexit and all of the crap that comes with it, about millions being lost to the economy means nothing to the next generation. The Wall that Trump wants to build means nothing to them. The state and federal government elections in Australia coming up means nothing to them at the moment, because if the world is not fit for living in, what is the point.
The days of tax cuts to sway voters are over. There is a new voter base in town, and they don’t wear the same clothes as their parents did. It’s about the environment, it’s about feeling safe and it’s about having a home to call your own.
They are showing what proper democracy looks like. Something that their parents have forgotten as they got too comfortable with life, concerned about keeping their job, making that mortgage and credit card repayment and ensuring that all the utility bills are paid.
Did you know that 90% of people live within their comfort zone in such a small crowded circle?
Well the next generation wants to change that. They want to change the status quo. If these old and out of touch politicians believe they have a chance at victory at the next election, well think again. Those 10% who live outside their comfort zone will grow even greater and we will have another defining moment like the 60’s revolution.
And the Governments better watch out when that happens.
These climate change protests started because of one person. A 15 year old Swedish girl called Greta Thunberg, started a solo protest in Sweden in August 2018. This movement by one person striking from school for one day, will have almost 2000 cities striking today.
And it’s needed. The weather is too severe. Summer is not summer anymore, its death by humidity. The rains are not just rains anymore, its flash flooding or severe flooding. Hail is not hail anymore, as they come down in clumps the size of tennis balls and cause severe damage. Everything is changing, except the politicians viewpoint on climate change or the viewpoint of the rich when it comes to getting their dumb kids into Universities.
And right now I feel the need to listen to “Little Fighter” from White Lion.
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Great song and even I can hear there is something in Vito’s playing, though I cannot explain what it is precisely. Same story with Ronni Le Tekrø and George Lynch. Maybe they are too technical for a non-guitarist guy.
Anyway, it took me years to buy French wine, thanks to Rainbow Warrior episode. Ah, so young and naive, Little Fighter indeed, but even today I prefer (red) wines from Italy, Australia or Chile.
Australian wine is the way to go, if there is one thing is Aussies are good at, it’s alcohol. Making it and drinking it and selling it.
Subsitute the wine for Canadian Beer in your sentence Peter and you will sound like a Canuck!
I am a fan of Canadian Club. Does that count?
Anything with the Canadian tag is accepted! haha