Given the fact that my generation is better educated as a whole than others, I’d like to think that we’re capable of solving some of the problems left by the previous two or three generations, but when I look at things like Tumblr, I realize that’s never going to happen.
You’d think the generation that grew up being told we could do/be anything we wanted, only to graduate college right as the economy collapsed, would be eager to roll up its sleeves and fix the grossly unfair economic system that benefits the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.
Instead, we have Tumblr… where every PC-Thug and Social-Justice-Tryhard is so preoccupied calling themselves “oppressed victims of white malehood,” that they can’t fathom banding together with their enemy, “the patriarchy” to cut the wealthy down to size.
Even when that idea is pointed out to them, they’re so distracted by the “race and sex” of the wealthy that they can’t understand that it’s irrelevant to solving the problem.
The solution is not to make more rich minorities. The solution is to make fewer rich people and enrich everyone else, white, black, man, woman, whatever.
Human history is one long struggle between the haves and have-nots, i.e. rich and poor.
The reason the rich stay rich is because they put all their effort into playing the poor against each other, just like here on tumblr: i.e. “You’re white, you have privilege. You’re straight. You have privilege. You’re male, you have privilege. You’re thin. You have privilege,” or even something as mundane as, “You like this, ergo I don’t like you. You hate that, ergo I hate you.” When the poor argue amongst themselves, fighting over who has it worse, who’s right or wrong, the rich just laugh all the way to the bank. Free tip, proletariat… YOU’RE ALL WRONG.
Wake me when my generation actually grows up and stops arguing amongst themselves about social justice, and starts focusing on the REAL problem: economic justice.
Tax the wealthy.
Stop government handouts to businesses.
Stop having kids.
Nationalize the energy and healthcare industries.