The Fire Next Time

Just wait until the young folks figure out what this shutdown has cost them.  It’s been a largely good-faith effort followed now by a largely bad-faith effort, which will all look like bad faith in a little while.

I am optimistic that the next time the government tries this, it will be met with stiff resistance.  The young are already in debt for $5T *extra* for a virus that wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, and culpably so.  I figure the next time, they’ll do the math and figure that they have less to lose taking our collective chances with the virus than upending the economy and letting government swoop in to push our houses over and then stone us with our own bricks.

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4 thoughts on “The Fire Next Time”

  1. I think they might already know, judging by these memes going around.  I received it from a very late millenial, along with the wish that boomers would hurry up and die before they could spend any more money.

    The original:

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="239"] “money printer go brrrr”[/caption]

    And the one I received:

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  2. I hope you’re right,  but in my own personal universe I don’t see that. The young people are totally cowed.  They look at each other and roll their eyes when there’s an announcement that we’re close to having a vaccine.  They all but click their tongues when I say I WILL be having my solstice party no matter what!  Didn’t it used to be the youth who were the rebels?
    Oh. I reckon this IS a rebellion—Against what the Islamists call “fake freedom”.  I mean: the Red Guard were a youth corps, right? And Savonarola engineered his Bonfire of the Vanities by sending cadres of adolescents through the streets of Florence, Italian Trick-or-Treat!  menacing  the worldly citizens unless they surrendered their precious books, paintings, etc, to be burned.

    Still,  it reminds me of Yeats’ poem:
    “Where, where but here have Pride and Truth/That love to give themselves for wage/To shake their wicked sides at youth/Restraining reckless middle age?”

    …..Where?   Currently: The US of A!

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  3. We Boomers created beyond imagination Heaven on Earth, process and product, as Rome brought personal hygiene, order, and value to the Old World.  The Left gave it all away – structure and content – to memory holes, now and then.

    Our young are naught but taxpayers, slaves, and organ donors…as it has always been.  Apparatchiks pat each others’ backs, seeking soft spots to shove knives.  Arkancide versus Pelosicide, I vote for #3.

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  4. Uncle Al:
    We Boomers created beyond imagination Heaven on Earth, process and product, as Rome brought personal hygiene, order, and value to the Old World.  The Left gave it all away – structure and content – to memory holes, now and then.

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    Our young are naught but taxpayers, slaves, and organ donors…as it has always been.  Apparatchiks pat each others’ backs, seeking soft spots to shove knives.  Arkancide versus Pelosicide, I vote for #3.

    Like (I’m pretty sure…) !

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