Millennial Climate Change Hysteria — Who Knew?

Millennials, that group of Americans reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century, have been recognized as an odd bunch. That much was easily known and explained because of the different life experience they have had compared to say, my generation of baby boomers born between 1946 and 1965. The millennials are the offspring of the baby boomers, why are they so different from their parents? Maybe it’s because parents of millennials are so very different from their own parents.

The parents of the baby boomers lived throught the Great Depression. They fought and won World War II.  They’ve been called the “greatest generation” for the hard times they suffered and the sacrifices they made. They could just as easily be called the couragous generation.

After the war ended in 1945 the American economy was expected to fall back into depression but just the opposite happened. The economy roared ahead, good jobs were plentiful, and America was blessed with an era of tranquility and prosperity.  As the greatest generation began to prosper their baby boomer children enjoyed a life of ease their parents had not known in their own youth.

Sandwiched between the greatest generation and the baby boomers were the war babies, born between 1939 and 1945.  Although their parents either had good jobs or were in the military so their fathers were absent, the hard times of the Great Depression had morphed into a prosperous economy but with consumer goods heavily rationed. It all meant that the greatest generation emerged from the war with a nest egg of savings and reasonable expectations of profitable employment.

The life experience of the war babies can be counted as the same as the baby boomers because by time they were not old to know what was going on the war and the rationing that accompanied it were over. Happy days were ahead for America.

The war babies and baby boomers grew up free of the hardships borne by their parents. They came of age in an era of true hope and change, quite unlike the phony one that was to be the future of the millennials. Rising hope for their own future prosperity didn’t exactly make the boomers happy and normal though. Tom Hayden and a group of fellow travelers formed Students for a Democratic Society in 1962 and issued a list of silly complaints that came to be known as the Port Huron Statement. The student radicals of the 1960s were not pleased with the good life their parents were able to give them.  Some of them, such as Obama’s friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, resorted to violence and murder to express their displeasure with America. Asked later, Bill Ayers told the New York Times (the day before 9/11) that his only regret was he hadn’t bombed enough.

Those criminal miscreants were a tiny minority group of crazies that seemed larger than they were because of the extreme acts they committed and infamous notoriety they garnered. The great bulk of the baby boomers just lived their lives of ease (campared to the experience of their parents) and enjoyed a hopeful outlook for their own futures.

Now comes the millennials with their own silly notions about the present and the future it will bring. The difference is that the vacuous beliefs of the millennials, while not universal among them, are widespread to a clear majority of them. Their fears are both unfounded and deeply held by their strongest conviction.

The dystopian meme that has spread amongst the miillennial generation was precisely expressed by a DNC staffer know only as “Zach” who blamed Donna Brazile for Hillary Clinton’s election loss (wrong woman, Zach). Responding to Brazile’s speech to staffers after the election in which she encouraged hope for better results next time, Zach said:

“Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this? You are part of the problem. You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”

Not all millennials believe this crap. But most of them do. What a shame.  My generation was filled with hope for our own futures when we were their age.  They are in despair for their lives, and it’s over nothing.

Every generation must suffer some form of breakdown in its mental processes. Otherwise, why would the 1846 book by Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, still be a best seller today?

Check this out: Global Warming: Policy Hoax versus Dodgy Science
I’d cross out “versus” and insert “and” because it’s both.

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