Matthew Hennessy at the New York Post argues that generation X needs to stand up to the irrational demands of the younger generation that threaten to keep people fearful and divided – there is no superhero waiting in the wings to restore universal principles of justice and equality, or even just sensible discussion:
We are living through an era of intelligence-insulting national debates. Does Mr. Potato Head erase the existence of trans teens? Do Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches perpetuate systemic racism? Is it OK to let the kids watch “Gone With the Wind”? What about “The Mandalorian”? Does saying there’s two sides to every story make me a racist?
You know the answers to these questions. We all do. It sure says a lot that we’d rather eat glass than have to answer them in public.