Skip to comments.Gen Y and Gen X get it right on the environment; old folks donít
Posted on 11/13/2011 9:25:10 PM PST by Minn
Generation Y is more likely than older generations to support clean energy and environmental protection and to believe climate change is happening and is caused by human activity, according to new Pew polling and analysis. Generation X is close behind. Boomers aren't so bad either. It's the old folks, the so-called Silent Generation aged 66-83, that are the big problem.
There's long been talk about how gay rights will continue to advance as homophobic old codgers die off. Looks like the push for a cleaner, greener society will get a boost from that same cohort replacement effect.
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Can’t wait to be governed by these Gen-Y’ers. South America is looking better all the time...
And then there’s this off to the right:
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One look at Lisa and I can understand why lol
I am young and I am not a f*n moron like the polled people.
When the morons start paying for heat and hot water they will have a different tune.
Wait until they figure out they've been played for fools.
You forgot the Barf Alert.
They even made a movie about this - It’s called “Idiocracy”
IMHO, it's going to have to reach that point before they start paying attention.
This article shows the effectiveness of brainwashing in the school system. Naturally they believe it. It has been pounded into their heads throughout their entire lives via the education system.
A friend of mine told me that his classmate became a Federal Judge. He still believed that the atom couldn’t be split, even after the nuclear bomb era. Why? He was taught that in school. He believed it until the day he died.
Like the way they've advanced on the campus of Penn State, right?
Instead of sitting around waiting for people to die, gutless hispters, why don't you put down your iPhones, get off your asses and come get all of us wrong thinking folks. Otherwise, shut you dependent traps and get a f***ing job.
Its a perfect system. Brainwash them all through school and continue the lies via the MSM to keep them stupid (controlled) the rest of their lives.
Yeah, they really “get it” alright.
When you boil it all down to the infectious pile of puss that makes up these myths everyone who is honest will realize that all these fractured fairy tales do is make everything cost more that even the wealthiest nation on earth can long afford!!!
All the Pew poll is doing is pushing further compliance to even further delude the poor Gen X an Y with the motivation of group think and fear!!!
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To which they can retort this: if you hadn't destroyed the economy, outsourced everything and imported millions of illegal aliens there would be a f***ing job to get!
I bet you don't like them apples, do you?
It’s not apples, it’s idiotic rubbish. Talk to your friends at the labor unions about labor costs and outsourcing. Talk to your big government friends in Washington about importing illegals, handing out no-money-down McMansion loans to people with no means of paying them back then printing trillions of fiat dollars to make up for the bank losses.
You think these kids care about illegals or finding work? Get real. Read their words. They care about Gaia, sodomy and free money.
The government schools have had a lot of success in brainwashing students for the last 45 years or so and inculcating these ideas and beliefs:
The X and Y were indoctrinated, the oldsters were educated.
“To which they can retort this: if you hadn’t destroyed the economy, outsourced everything and imported millions of illegal aliens there would be a f***ing job to get!”
And WHO did this? The voters??
NO, it was BOTH the political parties that did that.
But I guess you brainwashed divided and conquered public schooled indoctrinated morons who can’t think for themselves, swallow every fool the sheople baloney the MSM feeds you, eh?
I bet you don’t like them apples, either, do you?
As a late Boomer, I dispute that.
Even the “greatest” gen was indoctrinated.
Even fifteen years ago, you could have found flame wars about homeschooling here on FR, and lots of Freepers claiming that “oh, MY public school is different” piles of bull.
Too many have been indoctrainted for too long, without a care to the foundations of the true freedom found in an eductation that was free from government “pull”.
Please add Barf Alert. Need new keyboard.
Couple of high school kids going through our neighborhood doing a survey on recycling for a school project. After introductions I informed them my generation used cloth diapers not disposable ones, used Tupperware for storage, not plastic bags or plastic wrap and passed our solid wood furniture down from generation to generation. They politely said thank you and left.
They are already saying these things. And obamacare will take care of the rest.
“Couple of high school kids going through our neighborhood doing a survey on recycling for a school project. After introductions I informed them my generation used cloth diapers not disposable ones, used Tupperware for storage, not plastic bags or plastic wrap and passed our solid wood furniture down from generation to generation. They politely said thank you and left.”
Even more, the oldsters were able to look up and say if it was going to rain, newer generations are lost without a news feed telling them if it’s sunny outside.
Well, they can "believe" whatever they want. If their beliefs were based on verifiable facts (not doctored, cherry-picked data and outright lies) then they would "know" rather than simply "believe."
Yep. I'm a member of the Silent Generation and I was taught real science, not "consensus science." There has never been a bigger political hoax in the history of mankind than that of human-caused climate change.
Sorry to stray off the subject of this thread, but public schools aren't rotten because they're inherently evil, they're rotten because they are products of a rotten society.
Um, maybe the “silent generation” has lived long enough to notice that the climate has ALWAYS changed. It’s called weather. Plus the “oldsters” have also lived long enough to see fads and hoaxes come and go.
Marxists tell them that people over 30 don’t know anything.
The gen x and gen y ers have been totally brainwashed....Carter didn’t get DOE in time to totally dumb down the people over 65 years of age. They weren’t able to get them in their formative years and brainwash them.
They can still use logic and reason and understand (real) science.
You have a group of people who say ‘up is down’ ‘there is no morality in sex acts—just like the pagans believed’ and they actually believe it, because of the cognitive dissonance in the public schools which destroys logic.
I wish I saved my email but about a year ago, a family member sent me a funny one about older Americans being the first “conservationists”. For example, they walked to school, they dried their clothes on a line, used cloth diapers on their kids, and fixed or recycled everything. Old clothes were made into throw rugs if they couldn’t be mended. Leaves were raked by hand (nothing gas powered) and many lawns mown by push mowers. The list went on and on.... so, older Americans were WAY more friendly to the environment than these youngsters.
Look on the bright side.
At least now when they get lost in an orchard, they can call 911 from their I-Phones.
Cloth diapers are the ultimate in recycling. They make great dish towels and great cleaning rags. Of course, we didn’t have paper towels.
Not everyone used Tupperware. You had to go those parties. I remember sets of glass refrigerator dishes with lids. They are still available in antique stores and come in clear and green.
The majority of our family furniture is now genuinely antique.
But, re-cycling is not about saving resources. It is about spending time washing out trash, spending time sorting and justifying grants for the township. Control/power.
I call B.S. When I was a kid in the 60’s, factories could spew all manner of toxic crap into the water and air. The Naugatuck river used to flow orange and yellow regularly. You would often see yellow and green smoke spewing from the various rubber, chemical and metal based factories. Car and truck emissions were nearly unregulated. Garbage on the side of the road was a common sight. And all this was in a little ‘burg in Connecticut.
The boomer generation did the real heavy lifting of cleaning up America. Gen X and Y are the “Me Too” generations trying to lay claim to the success in the face of rapidly diminishing returns on effort and investment. Universally, they are championing causes with dubious or negligible results, but with immense price tags attached.
Pollution controls are asymptotic, kiddees. Drop the Chicken Little act and enjoy the world you have inherited.
One has to wonder how many are played for fools and how many are just plain stupid.
There has never been a bigger political hoax in the history of mankind than that of human-caused climate change.
Perhaps we could add “in our day”.
After a bit of historical contemplation, I am going to disagree not to be disagreeable but to postulate that such activity is a necessary evil (no pun intended). Deception is how “stuff happens”. Keeping oneself and family from being deceived is one of the challenges of life. “The truth shall make you free” is not just an idle biblical truth, but a necessity especially today when so much truth is available, but correspondingly so is the other “stuff”.
May your chains wear lightly upon your wrists, youngsters.
They are rotten because the foundation IS socialism, and socialism does rot.
The schools were rotting and helping to rot this society long before the rottenness was too great to keep hidden anymore.
But all things rot because all humans, any organization, will have corruption and rot. All of them.
I guess it depended on which state you called home back then.