“It’s a recipe for a lost generation at best”

It’s all a recipe for a lost generation at best, and a nation hurtling toward decline and eventual unraveling at worst.”

This is an awesome comic. It nails it perfectly. That particular line is most important of all. The best scenario we can hope for is an entire generation sacrificed for greed, power, ignorance, indifference, and ineptitude.

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4 thoughts on ““It’s a recipe for a lost generation at best”

    • I’m a big fan of context. Everything is more complex than first appears. Understanding issues is an endless process of learning. There is always another layer of context to be found and considered.

      I doubt there is much disagreement between you and I on this topic. The comic simplifies to make a point, and it is important to keep that in mind, especially as many people will take the simplification at face value. Few people will explore an issue further in order to better understand the context.

      It’s not just what is, but how and why it became that way and continues to be that way.

      For me, context or not, the basic take away was what I quoted:

      “It’s all a recipe for a lost generation at best, and a nation hurtling toward decline and eventual unraveling at worst.”

      That captures the essence of a truth we are facing. It doesn’t offer the larger context involving nuance and complexities. But it does make the point that we need to feel some urgency and get serious. I hope the contextualization will come as people become better informed and the quality of public debate is raised. That is my hope, naive as it may seem to some.

      • Sometimes I wonder if the nation as we know Needs to unwind so the people in that nation can start to find themselves. People rarely change until they have to.

        • People, individually and collectively, will change when conditions make changing more desirable than not changing. I don’t things like this can be forced.

          The one lesson I learned from reading about the US founders is that talked incessantly before finally acting. They acted when they felt they had no other choice than to act, but I think they would have been happier to have continued talking until the end of time.

          That seems to be human nature, most of the time, especially on the large-scale.

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