I have always predicted that future generations will despise us for bankrupting their future, and it's already started. Imagine, the bulk of the trash we produce daily and the resources wasted in making that trash is all for convenience.....not necessity.
We know that we can replace petroleum based plastics with industrial hemp, yucca and other organics. So why aren't there large hemp plantations? The real question is what and who are the roadblocks to green technology and energy? That question is more rhetorical than inquisitive. See the petroleum oligarchy for that answer.
I have posted articles and responses pointing out that over population is the root cause of both economic and environmental degradation. Yet, not only does no one want to talk about that, but society celebrates people like Octo-Mom.
No religion has any solution, they are focused on death, sexual regulation and the afterlife. The sexual regulation and campaigns against family planning are the root causes of overpopulation, famine, disease and war. Is it any wonder that the Catholics and Evangelicals are obsessed with closing Planned Parenthood.
I am a financial idiot, so I'll leave the economic issues to those who know what they're talking about.
I side with the Millennials. I remember the venom my generation received from the Depression Generation for opposing Vietnam the war, rock & roll and how we dressed. I have always made sure I didn't repeat that stupidity.
I am most disappointed with those of my generation who forgot the principles of simple humanism and morphed into white supremacist Trumpiots. I separate myself from the self righteous, bible thumping, flag waving self proclaimed super patriots.
It is not treason to speak out against what you see as wrong with your country, it's your duty. Those who want to repress freedom of speech and the media aren't the super patriots they claim to be, they're the traitors they accuse the rest of us being.
This is an example of the images of older generations that have alienated younger generations for time immemorial: