🏒 Lucian Marin Adult America has failed the world, they elected Trump as president. Maybe young America can save itself. Protest by not going to school seems like a peaceful and smart idea. Hopefully parents will be smart too by not forcing school at any cost on their kids.
🤔 John Maybe, but for that to happen we need to to give kids tools and opportunities to expand their outlook and get them away from hate, reactionism, and hypercompetitive individualism.
😀 Tom Don't group sensible people with the idiots. Idiots have failed the world. They created an environment where Trump won. They created an environment where mentally-disturbed kids decide to kill as many other kids as they can. They stage protests and destroy people's property and physically attack people with different opinions. Hopefully parents will raise their kids to be respectful of others, as lack of respect for others seems to be the common denominator of all those problems. Idiots want to punish the non-idiots for the problems idiots create.
☕ David Antoine I'm just saying that the way the USA is acting internationally is not something new and follows the same bits especially since the end of WW2, no matter the President. It was not my intention to group sensible people with idiots. I have seen how bad protests have gone there, especially on campuses. They will need a lot of good people because it seems to me that this is not going to end soon. And I've seen idiots destroying property on both sides, maybe more on one side than the other. I agree parental education is essential but I'm not optimistic...
🏒 Lucian Marin What I wanted to say is that ratio between good/evil people will change with the younger generations of people. I want to believe that older folks have won their last election ever.
🤔 John I think that using the term "idiot" begs the question. I don't have a more precise term yet, but imho there is a type of intellectual laziness that persists across all IQ's, education levels, geographies, and occupations which manifests in different ways. Part of respect for others is also seriously attempting to empathize with them, and at least developing some understanding of why they think they way they do and what systemic forces allow them to think that these behaviors are ok. Only then can we find ways to move the equilibrium to a better place.
☕ David Antoine I would say corporate America as failed the world. No matter who sits in the White House, the financial industry, the military complex and other special interests groups are all lobbying hard to protect and develop their assets, being nationally or abroad with endless wars. Already, Lebanon and the Leviathan gas field seem to be next targets. I don't know how bad the US education system is compared to other countries but for what I know, it doesn't bode well for the next generation of adult Americans. Even the education system is a privatization target.