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2021-11-11 6:34:27 AM  
Yes
I have 3 kids, and remember being one,
 
2021-11-11 7:05:04 AM  
Fark it give'em a shot.

Although the adults have farked things up so badly, it would be just like us to leave to them to try to clean it up.
 
2021-11-11 7:35:33 AM  
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2021-11-11 8:18:39 AM  
Sorry but kids are farking stupid.
 
2021-11-11 8:19:17 AM  
Yes they absolutely could do worse. How the fark does the same bunch rightfully criticizing anti-intellectualism turn around and suggest the most inexperienced, ignorant, and impulsive set of the population be put in charge?

Grow up.
 
2021-11-11 8:19:24 AM  
We already found during the last administration that running things with the mind of a child doesn't work.

Have young people be part of the solution, not all of the solution.  This is true of pretty much every demographic.
 
2021-11-11 8:20:03 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sorry but kids are farking stupid.


Counter point Louie Gohmert.
 
2021-11-11 8:20:09 AM  
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2021-11-11 8:20:55 AM  
Yes. Children are ignorant little monsters.
 
2021-11-11 8:22:19 AM  
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2021-11-11 8:22:21 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: HotWingConspiracy: Sorry but kids are farking stupid.

Counter point Louie Gohmert.


Kids being stupid does not preclude adults being stupid. When adults are stupid, we often call them children.
 
2021-11-11 8:23:00 AM  

Boojum2k: Yes they absolutely could do worse. How the fark does the same bunch rightfully criticizing anti-intellectualism turn around and suggest the most inexperienced, ignorant, and impulsive set of the population be put in charge?

Grow up.


Because the alternative is worse. Much, much worse.
 
2021-11-11 8:23:38 AM  
Who was the brain damaged monkey who thought this deserved the hero tag
 
2021-11-11 8:23:52 AM  
Teens have one thing in common with adults - some are great and some are shiat.
 
2021-11-11 8:24:21 AM  
At least the kids would think about the future for half a second, as opposed to the geriatrics in charge now who don't care because they'll be long dead

The reality is we need Asimov's 0th law super AI to save us from ourselves
 
2021-11-11 8:24:48 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Sorelian's Ghost: HotWingConspiracy: Sorry but kids are farking stupid.

Counter point Louie Gohmert.

Kids being stupid does not preclude adults being stupid. When adults are stupid, we often call them children.


Where other adults vote to make them their political leaders.
 
2021-11-11 8:26:07 AM  
Well first of all a 12 year old would know they're not a teenager.

Second, I quit high school because teenagers are horrible people.
 
2021-11-11 8:26:28 AM  
How long would it take for teenagers to figure out that at the top nobody sees any real consequences, and that they'll get paid ungodly amounts of money if they help the company "maintain profitability" in the form of untaxed bonuses even if they ruin the planet and kill people?

...if they haven't already, that is?
 
2021-11-11 8:27:30 AM  

baka-san: Yes
I have 3 kids, and remember being one,


This. Absolutely this.
 
2021-11-11 8:28:06 AM  
Fine, except for the one in the Taliban-mandated clothing.
 
2021-11-11 8:28:20 AM  
'Jack Solly was keen to find out more about how orthodontics work'
 
2021-11-11 8:30:07 AM  
Oh yeah the Ender's Game Party currently their only policy position is lowering the eligibility age to all offices to 9.
 
2021-11-11 8:31:09 AM  
shiat being bad doesn't meant shiat can't get worse. Have you ever met a teenager? They don't know anything and can't do anything but think they're the masters of the universe.
 
2021-11-11 8:31:42 AM  
I'd prefer people in their late twenties, early thirties. I think you'd hit a sweet spot of still having some idealistic energy tempered by a bit of realism.

I'm an adult leader in a troop that takes the whole scout led thing very seriously. I have a lot of experience of seeing what happens when you put teens in charge, and it would be a disaster.
 
2021-11-11 8:32:01 AM  
I say let em run it. Thing I hated about growing up was not really having a say in how things go in life till i was going to be old and wrinkly like the people screwing things up in the first place. At least while I'm younger I'd have more energy to act and have fresher ideas to. Since I'm getting older and wrinkly now and never had a chance before and never will getting older I figure it's better to give the young kids a shot and boot out all the silver spooned people both young and old.

I'm also in full favor of outlawing money in politics. So yeah what I want will never see the light of day and frankly if the world burns itself to the ground at this point I don't really care since it's run by rich people. It's not like they're taking good care of it in the first place when you get right down to it since they're the movers and shakers.
 
2021-11-11 8:32:35 AM  
First trick of virtue signalers:  Use Children

Realistically, children don't have advanced scientific and economic knowledge. All they can do is say what they want. Majority of the time, they have no idea **HOW** to get what they want or if it's even possible to attain. Adults leading the different industries of the world don't need a bunch of kids telling them what they want. These adults already know it. If they had the power to actually "fix the climate", they most likely would have done so long ago because guess what, climate affects everyone no matter how much money you have. If the earth somehow heats up too much to the point that people die of heatstroke or other things caused by it, their money can only do so much to slow down their impending doom.

What you need are more scientists. Fund more scientists to develop things that would "heal the earth". There's not gonna be any instant solutions here. Any technological advancement will be very slow. If the earth can still be fixed, then it will take years. Youngsters these days want things NOW NOW NOW, but that's impossible. Even if the entire world focused on science to develop anything that would even remotely slow down whatever's going on with the earth, it wouldn't really change a thing. If there are any improvements, they'd be very gradual.

So no, stop using these mascot children because you're not fooling anyone. We don't need children to tell us what needs to happen in this world because everyone already knows. Unless these children are prodigies, geniuses who could achieve massive leaps in technology in very short amounts of time, then they shouldn't be used at all.
 
2021-11-11 8:33:41 AM  
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2021-11-11 8:33:57 AM  
No. 18-65 should the age for both voting and running for office. After 65 you place your hands in the energies of those younger than you. Anyone older than 65 has zero business making laws for people who actually have to live under those laws.

US senate and House two term limits, SC justices run for office and have one 4 year term as well.
 
2021-11-11 8:34:34 AM  
Remember that episode where teens go to the WH in West Wing to convince the president to support lowering the voting age? The idea that a lot of adult voters were immature idiots, and no more deserving of the right to vote than teens, has only gained strength since then.
 
2021-11-11 8:35:37 AM  
So child labor is a potential answer to the world's woes?
 
2021-11-11 8:35:40 AM  
Yeah great.  I was too dense to capture any signals put out by others until probably my mid 20s, completely missing out on girls that were into me because they did not say "I'm into you"

Also all I thought about from 13 until my early 20s was girls.  I know not all teens work that way, but it would still paralyze my ability to make long term plans as a leader if others.
 
2021-11-11 8:36:00 AM  

Klivian: The reality is we need Asimov's 0th law super AI to save us from ourselves


Any AI smart and powerful enough to save us from ourselves is going to be smart and powerful enough to wipe us out instead. For the greater good.
 
2021-11-11 8:36:15 AM  
The same people eating Tide Pods a few years back?Pass.
 
2021-11-11 8:36:16 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: No. 18-65 should the age for both voting and running for office. After 65 you place your hands in the energies of those younger than you. Anyone older than 65 has zero business making laws for people who actually have to live under those laws.

US senate and House two term limits, SC justices run for office and have one 4 year term as well.


Agree on all but the Supreme Court.
 
2021-11-11 8:37:18 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sorry but kids are farking stupid.


And Ted Cruz, Margaret Ataylor GreenE, Greg Abbot, Jim Jordan, etc. are not?
 
2021-11-11 8:37:46 AM  

LoneVVolf: Klivian: The reality is we need Asimov's 0th law super AI to save us from ourselves

Any AI smart and powerful enough to save us from ourselves is going to be smart and powerful enough to wipe us out instead. For the greater good.


Not necessarily
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2021-11-11 8:38:13 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sorry but kids are farking stupid.


Yes, and adults are self centered, short sighted, and greedy
 
2021-11-11 8:38:56 AM  

Boojum2k: Bathtub Cynic: No. 18-65 should the age for both voting and running for office. After 65 you place your hands in the energies of those younger than you. Anyone older than 65 has zero business making laws for people who actually have to live under those laws.

US senate and House two term limits, SC justices run for office and have one 4 year term as well.

Agree on all but the Supreme Court.


might as well make them politicians instead of politicians by proxy.
 
2021-11-11 8:39:16 AM  

Boojum2k: Bathtub Cynic: No. 18-65 should the age for both voting and running for office. After 65 you place your hands in the energies of those younger than you. Anyone older than 65 has zero business making laws for people who actually have to live under those laws.

US senate and House two term limits, SC justices run for office and have one 4 year term as well.

Agree on all but the Supreme Court.


How would you handle the SC? Obviously life time appointments made willy nilly and fraught with favoritism and tribalism isn't working out.
 
2021-11-11 8:39:18 AM  

Cache: Teens have one thing in common with adults - some are great and some are shiat.


That's more than one
 
2021-11-11 8:39:42 AM  

MycroftHolmes: HotWingConspiracy: Sorry but kids are farking stupid.

Yes, and adults are self centered, short sighted, and greedy


Also describes every teenager.

/also nearly every human regardless of age
 
2021-11-11 8:40:17 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: Boojum2k: Bathtub Cynic: No. 18-65 should the age for both voting and running for office. After 65 you place your hands in the energies of those younger than you. Anyone older than 65 has zero business making laws for people who actually have to live under those laws.

US senate and House two term limits, SC justices run for office and have one 4 year term as well.

Agree on all but the Supreme Court.

How would you handle the SC? Obviously life time appointments made willy nilly and fraught with favoritism and tribalism isn't working out.


No, but lifetime appointments made with the advice and consent of the Senate has done fairly well, overall, even with the occasional misstep.
 
2021-11-11 8:40:54 AM  
yes.  the people who write this trash obviously don't have kids.

i have 3 and while they can be amazing they are also the three dumbest smart kids i've ever met.
 
2021-11-11 8:41:09 AM  
Teenagers are some of the most selfish people there are. They think they know everything. They believe the entire world revolves around them. They're prone to self destruction when they feel they've been persecuted, disrespected, or lied to. In other words, they behave just like today's GOP. Hard pass.
 
2021-11-11 8:41:31 AM  

Boojum2k: Bathtub Cynic: Boojum2k: Bathtub Cynic: No. 18-65 should the age for both voting and running for office. After 65 you place your hands in the energies of those younger than you. Anyone older than 65 has zero business making laws for people who actually have to live under those laws.

US senate and House two term limits, SC justices run for office and have one 4 year term as well.

Agree on all but the Supreme Court.

How would you handle the SC? Obviously life time appointments made willy nilly and fraught with favoritism and tribalism isn't working out.

No, but lifetime appointments made with the advice and consent of the Senate has done fairly well, overall, even with the occasional misstep.


Examples?
 
2021-11-11 8:41:39 AM  

Boojum2k: Yes they absolutely could do worse. How the fark does the same bunch rightfully criticizing anti-intellectualism turn around and suggest the most inexperienced, ignorant, and impulsive set of the population be put in charge?

Grow up.


Yes, how could we do that?
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2021-11-11 8:41:54 AM  
The US was run by toddlers for four years. Teens would have been an improvement
 
2021-11-11 8:43:50 AM  
Should we let children run the country?

No.

Should we continue to let the brain-addled, geriatric senility club run the country?
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Also no.
 
2021-11-11 8:48:24 AM  
Betteridge's law of headlines, we meet again.
 
2021-11-11 8:49:12 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: Boojum2k: Bathtub Cynic: Boojum2k: Bathtub Cynic: No. 18-65 should the age for both voting and running for office. After 65 you place your hands in the energies of those younger than you. Anyone older than 65 has zero business making laws for people who actually have to live under those laws.

US senate and House two term limits, SC justices run for office and have one 4 year term as well.

Agree on all but the Supreme Court.

How would you handle the SC? Obviously life time appointments made willy nilly and fraught with favoritism and tribalism isn't working out.

No, but lifetime appointments made with the advice and consent of the Senate has done fairly well, overall, even with the occasional misstep.

Examples?


Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Roe v. Wade
Obergefell v. Hodges
District of Columbia v. Heller

Among so many others. Of course we get missteps like Kelo in there too but most states stepped up to prevent such abuse of eminent domain.
 
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