Remember when we were teenagers and thought we knew everything and we wished all the older people would just sit down and be quiet because they bored us? You know how we look back now and realize what arrogant and ignorant little shits we were and how glad we are that nobody gave us too much actual power before we had the wisdom and experience to know how to handle it?
I’m very happy to see the passion and commitment coming from the young people in our country. It is truly inspiring and gives me great hope for the future.
But I recently read an interview in New York Magazine with Parkland shooting survivor and teenage activist David Hogg. In it he’s quoted as saying ‘Older democrats just won’t move the fuck off the plate and let us take control.’
This kid is eighteen years old. He seriously believes that those of us who have decades of insight and knowledge of how life and politics work should step aside and let the teenagers take control.