Michael Cavallo logically you are correct. this holds true up to a certain development point. however, barring some extraordinarily powerful self-segregation, at some point her world and “my world” that I am judging her on, collided. not once, but many many times beyond her childhood. people from upper middle class to upper class for example are generally sheltered from “my world” during their childhoods for example. their lives are very structured and despite access to money, quite limited. but would they have not seen the same movies I did at SOME point, even if they were filtered as “safe”? perhaps not as a young child. would they not be aware of the things happening in the news? her and I are precisely the same age. she celebrated her 14th birthday on the same day I celebrated my 14th birthday when the space shuttle Challenger exploded. did they keep the explosion and what that meant from her? whether or not her family or her liked Ronald Reagan, it would have been difficult to be unaware of peace talks between Russia and the United States as a teenager. mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall was a big line and even though I didn’t care for the guy it was a hell of a line. was she shielded from that experience? was she forbidden from the news? did parents not talk around her about world happenings? of course there are some extreme groups that like that. on the left you find “throwaway the TV” families just as you do on the right. She could have been cloistered up through 1990, age of 18 at strict schools where all parents were on the same page and none talked about world events and such. But was she so sheltered in the 90s then? how cloistered is college? law school? what about when she was doing her first research? did the oj simpson trial not happen for her? maybe she missed out on 9/11?

logically you are correct.

this holds true up to a certain development point.

however, barring some extraordinarily powerful self-segregation, at some point her world and “my world” that I am judging her on, collided.

not once, but many many times beyond her childhood.

people from upper middle class to upper class for example are generally sheltered from “my world” during their childhoods for example.

their lives are very structured and despite access to money, quite limited.

but would they have not seen the same movies I did at SOME point, even if they were filtered as “safe”?

perhaps not as a young child.

would they not be aware of the things happening in the news?

her and I are precisely the same age.

she celebrated her 14th birthday on the same day I celebrated my 14th birthday when the space shuttle Challenger exploded.

did they keep the explosion and what that meant from her?

whether or not her family or her liked Ronald Reagan, it would have been difficult to be unaware of peace talks between Russia and the United States as a teenager.

mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall was a big line and even though I didn’t care for the guy it was a hell of a line. was she shielded from that experience?

was she forbidden from the news? did parents not talk around her about world happenings?

of course there are some extreme groups that like that.

on the left you find “throwaway the TV” families just as you do on the right.

She could have been cloistered up through 1990, age of 18 at strict schools where all parents were on the same page and none talked about world events and such.

But was she so sheltered in the 90s then? how cloistered is college? law school?

what about when she was doing her first research? did the oj simpson trial not happen for her?

maybe she missed out on 9/11?

Michael Cavallo by way of contrast:

I don’t judge anybody under the age of 28 if they make fun of 911 and don’t care about it.

ancient history to them

how could they never forget something they weren’t aware of?

but age 8+ at 9/11? i’d expect them to know.

maybe they didn’t know at eight or 10 or 18 due to being extremely cloistered.

i didn’t understand Pow/mia flags as a kid.

Vietnam was was before my time. ancient history to me.

but the pow/mia were in my era. i was just unaware.

but as an adult i learned.

and it hit me in retrospect how significant all those flags were as people were still missing then.

at some point as an adult barring something extraordinary like a quiverfill duggers cult or amish, some notion of world events happening in ones own lifetime has to hit you.

maybe not though.

if she’s a supreme court justice that was that sheltered from the planet to the age of 49 and i can’t draw generational comparisons AT ALL then things are beyond dreadful.

that’s something i can’t accept just yet.

summarizing :

she doesn’t get a free pass.

i was very pissed when i saw famous people born on my birthday – and i don’t know any of them –

and then she pops up.

oh i’ll judge her.

invade my birthday she’d better show something positive for it. its personal.

 

 

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