An examination of an old essay and apology
This will be an odd essay for me.
This isn't regarding a new topic or breaking headline. This is something I wrote that looking back perhaps I shouldn't have.
In my essay "Politics of Hate" written back in February here, I went on a rant regarding various things that I hated at the time.
I don't know why I decided to look at old essays I had written but I found myself scrolling through them and the posts. Perhaps I should have written this sooner but, well, I'm human.
The essay blew up with quite a lot of comments because of a sentence I threw in at the end. I had mentioned my problems with Boomers and their hold on power.
Many of the posters on this site are Boomers and so it ruffled some feathers. At first, I tried to brush it aside and stay to my point.
And I was wrong. At times I look at events that occurred throughout the 60's, 70's, 80's, and even 90's and wonder how things could happen. How could the populace let that happen? But then it subsides because it seems like regardless of the decade the American people continue to let things happen as an average whole.
There was the imperialism of the 1890's and 1900's, the banker war of WW1 in the 10's, the blindness of the roaring 20's leading to the depression of the 30's, followed by WW2 and the birth of the Cold War in the 40's and on and on.
I'm a millennial who is struggling to survive for reasons not necessary for this essay. I see a grim future, from political to economic to environmental. I'm in a tumultuous period in my life at the moment, so I'm feeling topsy-turvy in my perspectives. I'm not certain where I'm going with this so I'll wrap this up.
In the end it is easy to fall into traps of hate or misdirection. My language at the time towards Boomers might have come across as hate but that's not what I hoped for. My hate wasn't for them, it was for what has happened under their watch. But, as I mentioned above, things happen every decade under the watch of a group of citizens and we wonder why they allowed it to happen.
I wish to apologize. I could delete what I wrote but I did write it so that is reality. In the end, I didn't hope for ill will. I know the essay was several months ago now and probably forgotten, but well, I'm going forward with this anyway.
Anyway, thanks for listening (reading) whatever up to this point.