The Days of Aging Boomers like Donald Trump and Doug Ford Ravaging the World are Rapidly Fading
A Brief Commentary by Niagara at Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted December 28th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
As Bob Dylan once sang to a then youthful generation of Baby Boomers that since has gone so sour – “The times they are a changin’.”
As the song goes in a message to the Boomer’s parents – “Your old road is rapidly aging. Please get outta’ the new one if you can’t lend a hand.”
Today these ‘get-out-of-the-way’ lyrics are suited, not to their parents, but to the same generation of aging Boomers – to the likes of Doug Ford and Donald Trump, and to all of the mostly white members of the Boomer population who support them.
They are aimed squarely in the direction of that aging Boomer and to all who laugh with him as he stands there making joke about “global warming” while holding a snowball during a freak late-spring snowfall, even in the face of a climate emergency that threatens to wipe out life as we know it on this planet if we don’t act to turn it around now.
There is real cause for hope though.
Fortunately, Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, who was chosen Time Magazine’s 2019 ‘Person of the Year’, and countless millions of her young supporters around the world are stepping up to do what older generations are failing or refusing to do.
There is the hope for the future.
And here is a screen you can click on to view a few highlights from 2019 and Greta Thunberg’s ongoing campaign for her generation’s future –
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