[FoRK] The War Against Youth (Was: We are in the Age of Personal Responsibility | Penelope Trunk Blog)

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Fri Aug 17 08:54:08 PDT 2012


--- On Wed, 8/15/12, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> Received: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 5:57 PM
> On 8/15/12 1:03 PM, Ken Ganshirt @
> Yahoo wrote:
> >
> > --- On Wed, 8/15/12, J. Andrew Rogers <andrew at jarbox.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >> On Aug 15, 2012, at 10:43 AM, "Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo
> <ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca>
> >> wrote:
> >>> Thanks Jeff.  I actually found this link
> in the
> >> article to be even more interesting. 
> Obviously she
> >> found it very interesting, too, since she linked it
> not once
> >> but twice, intentionally.
> >>> http://www.esquire.com/features/young-people-in-the-recession-0412
> >>
> >> While I do not disagree with the basic thrust of
> this
> >> article, it is fully of misleading and dubious
> assertions.
> >> For example:
> >>
> >>   [snip]
> >>
> >> And so on. Every big problem is an opportunity to
> demagogue
> >> for personal political preferences that have
> nothing to do
> >> with the problem. (see also: climate change)
> >>
> > Agreed.  Even if one doesn't agree that it's
> demagoguery, it's all too often hyperbole.
> >
> > Another example of this tendency is nearly everyone's
> habit of speaking in superlatives about even the most
> mundane.  [snip].
> >
> >         
>    ...ken...
> >
> Being understated is British.  We have to have some way
> for the rest of the world to distinguish us.
> 
> sdw
>

I'm Canadian, eh.  It was a local news program that had my brother and I commenting. There was little to distinguish the language in the local news program from the two American "interview" programs that preceded it. 

We found that disturbing.

              ...ken...
> 



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