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  •  Ah, ageism (0+ / 0-)

    Teenagers today have access to the Internet. Even in my day, we had access to libraries, radio and TV, and current publications. The teenage years are the time when humans are most likely to discover that their parents and teachers are self-serving idiots.

    As a teenager back in the Old Stone Age before computers, I can confirm that every teenager I knew in my high school knew about a lot of the BS we were fed. Certainly, not everybody knew about everything. Only a small fraction at any time really do anything with that knowledge except under very favorable conditions.

    Public anti-BS behavior was much more common in the '60s than at any time before or since. However, it is coming back, and Daily Kos is part of it.

    I spend most of my time trying to make it come back, or rather, extending that opportunity to millions of children around the world who never had such an opportunity before. If we could get up the political will to extend education and Internet access to the entire school age population, a billion or so, I have some ideas about the form a new Generation Gap might take.

    It is, after all, the job of every cohort of children to take over the world and wrench the levers of power from the cold, dead, hands of their elders. Too many of those elders consider it to be their job to stave them off until they are nearly as old and twice as hidebound as themselves.

    America—We built that!

    by Mokurai on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 08:29:28 AM PST

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