The anti-lockdown crowd is all 40+-years-old. That is, the generation that isn’t suffering that badly from the lockdowns. It’s easier to find an 88-year-old who is passionately against the lockdowns than an 18yo or 28yo.
The anti-CRT crowd is all oldsters. Sometimes, a crazy mom drags out some poor 8yo and forces the kid to recite something for the crowd but other than that it’s all middle-aged people. Where are the actual 18-year-olds who are being told that being black makes them pathetic losers who’ll never amount to anything?
Where are the young people who are – I’m not even saying protesting but at least having some reaction to being so obviously and cynically duped about college loan forgiveness? Where are the young people speaking out against being priced out of real estate by Blackrock and Co? The only folks who have a problem with it already have houses that are mostly paid off.
I’ll tell you where they are. Watch the cartoon I posted last night. That’s where they are. They are glued to their devices, awaiting the orders from some rich bastard to join some neoliberal BLM or climate shock troop.
So please don’t tell me that the destruction of human subjectivity by surveillance capitalism is not a big deal. It’s a very, very big deal. We are soon not going to have any people capable of questioning anything that the owners of social media companies want them to believe.