[The long term solution is to educate our young. You have to do that on their terms. Social media...
We are not going to revolt, only the young will.
So revolt is the only means to an end?
Tell that to the tea party. Amazingly, they organized, they educated, and for a bunch of middle aged people, brought about one of the largest political swings in history.
Yes, the "young" have been manipulated over the years and are great at showing up for some issue they don't fully understand. It makes for a fun filled day out on campus for the young, right before they get ready later that night to do beer bongs and puke in their mommy and daddy paid for tuition dorm rooms. Ok, that was for effect...even though somewhat true.
Reality is, they generally are far less enthusiastic about things once they start paying taxes and actually start working. But anyhow...I digress.
Why think that only the young can make a change? Go to an organic store, a organic Coop, the master gardeners convention, or anything else to show the demographics of those living the lifestyle of outside wall of corporate box stores. See who donate to foundations, who vote, and who are on the boards and committees all across the country. It's not 20 something year olds.
Now will the middle aged stand chanting for an issue they don't understand like the young crowd? Probably not. But they will support, fund, and be a vehicle for change for so many items both big and small. To relagate hope that nothing will happen in today's world without social media or the young, being the only hope for that change....is a defeatist mindset and benefits nobody.
I would think a better approach would be to educate the young, and not so young. Health, jobs, security, and every other issue is usually items that all either benefit, or suffer from.
I think it is so sad to hear anyone say "we can't do this" or "We can never make a change" or any other defeatist comment about trying to better the situation. It may take years, it may take more than one try, and it may never fully get to 100%, but little changes are better than asking for the world in one shot.
"Building a Sustainable Future, One Flower at a Time" may be a more appropriate slogan this year for National Honey Bee Day than most realize...