Daughter Olaf reckons that young folk have been hit hardest by the bonkers lockdown and so, like Brexit, which like everyone else in Islington she considered a monstrous display of alt-right Xenophobic ignorance by stupid poor people, this is a crime against the young by bloody old people. Of course, and not for the first time, she is wrong.
More young folk have lost their jobs than older folk. But those are typically starter jobs – the youngsters will bounce back and have time to do so. Try losing your job in your fifties and finding another one. For many of those folk there will be no bounce back. Try losing a business you have struggled to build up over many years when you are in your forties. Even considering bouncing back is soul destroying.
Of course, the way that cowardly and bone idle lecturers at the Marxist Madrassas posing as universities and the grotesquely overpaid administrators running these places into the ground have betrayed their students. Many are still bedwetting and refusing to engage in face to face teaching even in the open air, claiming that they are at risk until we have zero covid. So in that way young folks at University have been treated appallingly. But on the upside they were far less likely than we crumblies to have been hospitalised, to have suffered long covid or to have died. It is swings and roundabouts in the great lockdown madness.
So I do not agree with my daughters generational interpretation of the crisis but, as a taxpayer funding the bloated salaries of workshy university lecturers and administrators ( yes I am aware of my wife’s profession) and the father of a student at the woke virtue signalling lost cause that is Oxford University, I agree that students should be allowed back at the start of the summer term. That will allow their Guardian reading lecturers to fill impressionable young minds with left wing rubbish and the young folk to no platform any speaker who has admitted to having ever read the Daily Mail and to tear down any statue created before 1984 and which has not been officially validated by a Guardian thought piece.
As such when Olaf tells me to sign THIS PETITION I am a Good german and have done so and urge you to do so as well.