This guy, being only 20 at the moment will not surprise me at all, if when he’s in his forties, be a major spokesperson against the ideals he currently expresses.
I’ve seen this kind of thing evolve, in my meagre 36 years, in people a lot older and learned than me and I always find them a great source of introspection on the issues they found concerning as the young idiots they used to be and their ability to contrast their previous naivety with other’s poorly founded understanding of contemporary issues.
These destructive factions within our society, provide us the function of the useful idiot and with these young idealistic sorts, as they continue to offer a value to our future, in the same way I’ve referenced the in the general example I’ve given above.
It’s a subjective example but I think we’ve all seen this sort of thing in our observations on the goings on in the lives we lead.
And I’m in no way excluding myself here. The only reason I’ve made this post is I can see my own ignorance, if even on a lesser basis than the young chap on display in the story linked below but all the same. Stupid is as stupid does but I honestly think he’ll change his views over time as we all do and this’ll be of a great value to our community.
We all have regrets along our timelines, the stupid choices we’ve made and the results that come from those decisions. Some more than others but you make your choices and build on that the best you can.
In other associated news, it’s good to see the Australian Greens Party chewing own their own faces. The sooner this part of our polity is laid bare and dealt with via the democratic process the better.
More elections and sooner please.