"Does it ever occur to some of our more militant millennials that the pitiless standards they apply to others will someday be applied pitilessly to them?" My column on Joe Biden's troubles with the ungreatest generation
I love column on Biden and the Millennials. I would just add that 1) it's not the Millennials, it's (some) Gen Z that enacts the quote below, and 2) It's not Gen Z's fault: Older gens overprotected them & taught them 3 great untruths.
"I’m 60, and I say to the millennials: Put down the Facebook, Twitter, avocado toast, 'influencer' blogs, and VOTE. Save the snark for your elders, we have much experience," writes a reader on Bret Stephens's "Dear Millennials: the Feeling is Mutual."
It’s a tough competition I know, but is *this* the dumbest sentence Brett Stephens has ever written? “The sensible center of America... wants to see Donald Trump lose next year, but not if it means empowering the junior totalitarians of the left”
This piece rightly criticizes, but generalizes, millennials for their “coddled minds and censorious manner and inability to understand the way the world works.” But it fails in not condemning TRUMP, and his Boomer supporters for SAME.
“The signature move in each of these instances is to allege an invisible harm in order to inflict an actual one. In place of an eye for an eye, we have professional destruction for emotional upset” writes ⁦
hate to tweet about and give clicks to this story but I'm genuinely baffled that it's pegged to (and links out to!) a tweet by someone with less than 100 followers. Who is editing Bret?
Stephens says it’s not all people under 35 or so. But then how big is this group he wishes Biden would rebuke? Should the 2020 election be about Things That Happen At Harvard?
Honestly, is there anything more tedious and less original than an old person yelling about what's happened to the youth these days?
. is a national treasure. The republic of letters is lucky to have him.
⁩ makes a good point here.
This has ⁦⁩-on-his-way-to-the-Rainman-suite written all over it.
Dear Millennials: The Feeling Is Mutual
Problem for the purportedly most virulently anti-Trump voters is they are also virulently anti-Trump-alternatives. Chasing the tail of the curve can only lose elections. Critical mass (of votes) is in the center. "Dear Millennials: The Feeling Is Mutual"
Yes, this is in reaction to Bret Stephen's oped tirade against Millennials. He's around 6 years outside the Millennial bounds (depending how you define it). He's only a bit older than me. And yet the image projected is an old, fist-shaking curmudgeon.
Really great piece in the NYT today. Those who wish to cause the greatest harm to the greatest number : Unite!
I don’t know what is, but this column leads to me to want to investigate. via
incisive: “...the coddled minds & censorious manner & inability to understand the way the world works. Does it ever occur to some of our more militant millennials that the pitiless standards they apply to others will someday be applied pitilessly to them?”
“All of these struggle sessions play to the sound of chortling twenty-somethings, who have figured out that, in today’s culture, the quickest way to acquire and exercise power is to take offense” writes ⁦
The sensible center of America — that is, the people who choose presidents in this country — wants to see Donald Trump lose next year, but not if it means empowering the junior totalitarians of the left.
It’s remarkable that Bret Stephens is aware enough to recognize that what’s at issue here is power, and yet oblivious or unconcerned with the oppression and marginalization that motivate those power-plays.