The younger generation could turn our terrible tide.
So stated Joe Biden Saturday.
He delivered an address to America’s high school graduates, which was posted to social media.
“This past year has been an extraordinarily difficult year for our country and for the world,” the President said.
He expressed his pride:
“I’m proud of each and every one of you.”
Congratulations to the Class of 2021. You’re graduating at an inflection point in our nation’s history – and you have a genuine opportunity to change the trajectory of our country. Seize this moment. I can’t wait to see what you accomplish. pic.twitter.com/pl3Or74lxg
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 5, 2021
He acknowledged 2020’s “loss and anxiety and disruption.”
Biden spoke of adolescents “losing loved ones and friends, losing time with each other.”
He praised youngsters for being “incredibly resilient.”
They’re “ready for what comes next,” he hailed.
And this new group’s particularly of note:
“Every class enters the history of the nation up to the point that has been written by others. But few classes — once in every few generations — enters at a point in our history where it actually has a chance to change the trajectory of the country.”
Joe recalled the 60’s:
“We were in the midst of a great movement for civil rights, women’s rights, and environmental rights.”
It was a time of redirection:
“We faced an inflection point, and we did our best to seize that moment because things were changing so rapidly.”
So it also goes for eighteen-year-olds today:
“And now, you face another inflection point. As we put this pandemic behind us, rebuild our economy, root out systemic racism, and tackle climate change, we’re addressing the great crises of our time with a greater sense of purpose than never before.”
It was quite the commission; respectfully, it brings questions to mind.
Over several months, President Biden’s spoken against systemic racism.
To my knowledge, he’s not named one mechanism of the evil at large.
If he were only to expose the levers, they might immediately and necessarily be changed.
He’s announced a cancer,
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