“You are going to need to need a lot of lessons. And you are going to get a lot of lessons.” — Citizen Kane
Let’s see what you think about this thirty years from now when you realize that your generation had the chance to to turn back the clock on climate change right at the crucial moment it needed it most. Yes, 2016. You had three branches of government handed over to the GOP — and not the GOP many of us grew up with. No, these guys have been planning this take-over for decades, flooding think tanks with money, left over from the John Birch Society (look it up). They are free market conservatives who believe in NO GOVERNMENT. That means no free college, honey. It also means fuck the climate. And that means fuck your future. You had a chance to elect a democrat who could block the supreme court from becoming conservative — that will last the next thirty years of you life. So guess what? Forget overturning Citizens United (look it up). Guess what? Roe V. Wade is about to be overturned so guess what? Forget having any say over what happens to YOUR body. You had the chance to compromise a tiny bit and elect someone who didn’t make you feel cool and now and wow — but you didn’t. You stayed home or you wrote in Harambe’s name and you wimped out of taking charge of your own future and you sit there and whine and cry like it’s everyone else’s fault your life fucking sucks. Well get used to it. When you live long enough you’ll see the generation who comes behind you BLAMING YOU for not standing up now in 2016 and turning things around when you had the chance. Yes YOU will blamed by people who also decide it’s better to sit around and cry about it than do something about it. Go ahead and blame the democrats. Some day, maybe ten years from now, maybe thirty, maybe you’ve had to actually work for a living or raise a baby on welfare (if there is any left by then) or had to do any struggling whatsoever you will see what a HUGE WASTE OF TIME this is. Tick tock, tick tock. The coral reefs are more important than you feeling cool about your life. Get it?