As a member of the Millenial generation, I find Matthew Costlow's point of view to be shortsighted and dim witted.
Lastly, my generation has a nasty habit of encountering a problem and insisting that we do something about it. If you press us for specifics, you only hear crickets. So when we are confronted with the problem of, say, nuclear crises, a Millennial response goes something like this: “If humanity is ever to be free from the threat of nuclear catastrophe, people need to stand up and demand further action on nuclear reductions from their representatives.” What specific actions would free humanity from the threat of nuclear catastrophe? Why were these actions not taken earlier? How would unilateral nuclear reductions enhance our security? Crickets
* What specific actions would free humanity from the threat of nuclear catastrophe?
1) nuclear disarmament is a start.
2) advancing our nuclear technology to use thorium would eat up nuclear waste and not produce plutonium.
* Why were these actions not taken earlier?
1) nuclear disarmament has been going on for a LONG time!
2) it will take time and money to fully develop and the public has been conditioned to be terrified of nuclear anything.
* How would unilateral nuclear reductions enhance our security?
It would ensure that these dangerous weapons are not used on humans.
So... can we do those or are you going to just bitch about other Millenials on the internet?