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War  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right

Finally got around to reading this, and yes to pretty much everything in the article. As soon as the news broke that was the first question I asked everyone, "Why now?"

    What will his Lost Boys do now they have outlived their usefulness? Somebody might offer them a teat to run back to, but it won’t be me. I’m done. That whining noise you can hear is a string symphony of the world’s tiniest violins. I think they’re playing Wagner.

Favorite part is the end. While the story is pretty tragic, I struggle to connect/care about their situation. Immaturity is no excuse for the serious harm they've done.

dublinben  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I also have a difficult time feeling bad for these privileged fools who are acting as useful idiots for the rise of fascism. It's unfortunate that in all their alienation they haven't developed more class consciousness. Perhaps all their youthful angst and energy could be directed towards productive ends.

OftenBen  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I suspect that many have tried and were rebuffed. In undergrad I was rebuffed more than once because 'cis-white men can't be of any value as allies except as audience members and patrons'

Which I took to mean 'fuck you, shut up and pay me.'

That's an actual quote by the way. I only heard that specific phrasing once, but when I tried to have more serious discussion with people supposedly interested in 'equality' that rhetoric was what I got back.