The midterms are fast approaching, and in an attempt to get younger people to get out there and vote, a progressive group called Acronym has created an ad with older Americans taunting younger Americans about their (the young people’s) inability to get anything done.
The ad is infuriating enough that it just might actually work. Called “They’re doing fine, are you?“, it shows elderly white folks talking about how great everything is right now, and how wonderful Trump is for the country. The senior citizens also mock young people for not voting, saying of Election Day (November 6), “We’ll be there, but you won’t.”
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In one part, a woman says of climate change, “That’s a ‘you’ problem. I’ll be dead soon.”
And it looks like, regarding climate change, that generation is getting out just before the proverbial sh*t hits the fan. A new report from International Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) had seriously grave findings. The report, which is based on more than 6,000 scientific references from over 90 authors in 40 different countries, illustrates the catastrophic effects of global warming. If we don’t stop the surface temperature from rising like, immediately, it’s basically the end of the world. We as a planet will face things like a rise in sea levels, more extreme weather (get used to those hurricanes), and detrimental effects on crops, wildlife, the availability of water and human health. So thanks for pretty much destroying the world for us, Baby Boomers. (Oh, and the economy, too, while we’re at it.)
Of course, when President Donald Trump was asked about the report, the notorious climate change-denier simply said that the information “was given” to him, but it didn’t sound much like he’d looked at it. He asked, “Who drew it, you know, which group drew it,” (as if that would make a difference), and stated, “I can give you reports that are fabulous, and I can give you reports that aren’t so good,” Trump didn’t specify which reports were the ones saying that the current climate is “fabulous,” but chalk this one up on the side of “not so good.”
Anyhow, all this just goes to show how very important it is that young people of voting age get out there and make their voices heard. If things don’t change soon, it’ll be too late, and we will all probably be living The Road.