“Our history has been stolen from us, and it was done intentionally, and purposefully. We are not taught our history.” Jeffrey Robinson, WhoWeAre
We are on the brink of a massive shift. As a society, we have the choice to take ten steps forward or twenty steps back. Gen Z can take the wheel and stop preserving centuries of hate and fear. We can’t rewrite history, but we don’t have to repeat it.
LET’S CREATE A RESOURCE – If information is more accessible and less boring, maybe we’re more likely to find understanding. I’m hoping that creating a by-teens-for-teens resource will help us educate each other, so that we might form a more unified, less soul-destroying society. Big dreams, right?
LET’S TAKE INITIATIVE – In the past, society has made it clear that it doesn’t value the opinions of youth. But that’s going to change. We won’t walk in circles around watered-down legislation while our country sinks into a sad puddle of fascism. We march out of school and we’re taking our place at the ballot box.
Some progressive politicians are starting to see the power of our generation. They see that we are ready to step up to the plate and grand slam the close-minded old white men back to the 1950s. It is time to move past the crazy notion that America needs to go back to some former glory. That door is closed, folks, it’s time to go forward.
More than ever, we need innovation; new ideas to tackle issues like climate change. Let’s equip ourselves with the resources to make change, because no one else is going to do it. Let’s show the world that we think critically and assess the consequences of our actions.
In a Greek myth, the unfortunate Titan, Atlas, was duped into holding up the sky by Hercules. Obviously, he was not armed with the necessary tools to avoid this predicament, and spent the rest of eternity trying to save Chicken Little (the weird chicken who got hit in the head with a piece of sky). Point is, time after time, knowledge poses as the antagonist. Whether it be within a Greek myth or a depressing political election, we need to have a broader understanding of important issues—most importantly that the sky is super heavy.
So, with the power invested in me by a Macbook, I’m starting Bold Utterances. Together, we can create a theoretically entertaining and hopefully not-condescending resource. By introducing and describing a variety of topics from our points of view, we can start engaging more youth in politics and social action and educate each other (and the adults). As Dumbledore says, “words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” Let’s inflict some injury! Just kidding. Peace to the world.