“Look, Iâ€™m really sorry about the mess my generation and your parentsâ€™ generation is leaving to you: the cruel economy, the bloody quagmire of US foreign and military policy, our threatened habitat. And I just want you to understand that we tried to do better â€“ maybe not enough of us, maybe not hard enough â€“ but we tried. And now you have to try, only with one big difference. For us it was matter of idealism, for you itâ€™s a matter of survival.
“So, my final instruction to the class of 07: Go out there and raise hell!”
The Apocalypse is Yours Now, speech given at the Haverford College commencement on Sunday May 20, Barbara Ehrenreich’s blog, May 21, 2007
Sure, kids, go out an raise some hell, hey, according to Barb you’re doomed anyway because her generation sucked up anything worth having. Better to die on your feet than live on your knees or something.
Why do I read this woman’s blog? Why? There must be a reason.