In the midst of an apology to GenX (and later), a Boomer wrote the above. And while apologies are certainly due for a lot of stupid decisions by his generation, let's be a little realistic.
"Iranian fanatics and a North Korean madman" aren't on the brink of possessing the capability to end life on planet Earth. Either nation would be lucky to end life in two or three major US cities if their weapons work and our defenses fail to intercept them. Worst case, either or both have an EMP device in order already -- that would be a national catastrophy, but a long way from a planetary one. Nuclear weapons have been used before, and not only did the planet recover, the human species mostly... didn't notice. Even the cities were they were used have now recovered.
More to the point, though, he writes:
Now, that is something worth apologizing for. But I would be much more impressed by an actual attempt to fix it.
This entry was published Fri Mar 15 07:47:20 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2019-03-10 22:56:44.0.