All of us at this blog have shared thoughts and facts similar to those in Bill Whittle’s latest video. It’s hard, though, to imagine anyone putting them together as well, as cogently, and with such elegant brevity, as Whittle himself:
Maybe it’s Americans’ innate capitalist instinct — the need to commercialize everything — that is our true bulwark against a Russian or French style revolution. Sadly, though, it’s that same acquisitive quality, the one that sees most American young people grow up as Veruca Salt, that encourages the temporary ravages and inconveniences of publicly staged adolescent temper tantrums. The only bulwark against those tantrums is a culture that actually requires young people to grow up.