Writer Janine White begins the article by talking about how she is on a roof deck in South Philadelphia for a New Years Eve party like it was the most impossible circumstance ever.
paints South Philadelphia as a wasteland that nobody wanted to live in before the hipsters arrived and made South Philly "cool".
of course forgets South Philadelphia's long tradition of community gatherings, block parties (see: Mummers Day Parade), and reputation as a family oriented section of the city.
immediately highlights my problem with her
suggested youth movement: the people clamoring for it are self-centered assholes.
then solidifies the connection to Philadelphia by stating younger professionals are moving from the suburbs into the city.
attack on boomers by listing all of the ills they released on society (corrupted do-nothing governments and divorces that turned Gen X into latchkey kids).
proudly claims Gen X doesn't want to change the world, they just want to make it a nice place to live.
again highlights the fundamental problem with this generation: they don't have the passion for a fight, even when it is the right thing to do.