Young activist people with passion and understanding is a powerful force. It seems we haven't seen this force for a long time. I remember the hippies who rebelled against the monied status quo, civil injustices, and the war of their time. What happened to their children, was it the Me Generation and Gen X? What happened?
The young folks born between 1980 and 2000 are the Millenials or Generation We. They know that us Baby Boomers blew it big time and are acting to restore the promise of America.
My friend Alex posted this inspiring video and how she feels as a teacher to be a part of their lives. It's a good thing for those young people too, believe me.
And, these young folks, I've seen them and marveled at them too. They make me feel better when I see so many of their peers who are lost.
This Generation We understood right away the "change" Obama meant. Not the change McCain glommed onto that's for sure. It's not only about Washington D.C.
The transformational change these young people are seeking and fighting for goes far, far deeper than that. I've talked to them and seen them in action during this campaign and thank God for them because what Barack wants to do and what they are determined to do will take energy and stamina and guts. The status quo will not go gently. These kids are fighting for their lives and we need to have their backs.