There aren't a lot of transhistorical constants, but disappointment in youth is most likely one of them.Silent Majority wrote: ↑04 Nov 2017, 5:08amAs for youth rebellion, you got Occupy, BLM, anti-fascists, all on the street taking direct action.Kory wrote: ↑04 Nov 2017, 1:04amDon't forget how much people previously would stare at a newspaper or what have you. People have never talked to each other. It's a myth.the last time there was youth rebellion, now all the kids do is stare into their phones like zombies, they don't even talk to each other anymore
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I don't think it's a myth. I've taken direct action many times in my younger days. Too old now, no just wiser. Protest is great if for the correct cause and it's peaceful. Sadly I went on a few back in the day which were not peaceful and ended up in fights against the Nation Front which was just like football hooliganism. The problem with taking direct action is the government employ fuckers who will deliberately start trouble at your march and are only there for a good ruck. The riots here in London and surrounding cities a few years ago were shameful. I get you want your voice heard because no one is listening and that you are marginalised etc but when you have no money for food or clothing a new pair of Nike trainers will not make you any better off. Smashing shop windows of small businesses and that furniture store that was burned down was a very sad act. A families livelihood of over a 100 years destroyed in one nghts madness.Kory wrote: ↑04 Nov 2017, 1:04amDon't forget how much people previously would stare at a newspaper or what have you. People have never talked to each other. It's a myth.the last time there was youth rebellion, now all the kids do is stare into their phones like zombies, they don't even talk to each other anymore
The mobile phone played a huge part in those riots with a knock on effect from city to city by young people seeing on media accounts what was happening elsewhere then mobilising because it seemed a cool thing to do.
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