Seldom do we feel the full historical weight of events as we’re living through them, but from time to time things happen that are so plainly momentous that the world reels. We remember those events in the form of “Where were you?” questions. For the older generation, the question was “Where were you when JFK was assassinated?” For my generation, it’s “Where were you when the Challenger exploded?” or “Where were you on 9/11?”
For the next generation, it’ll be “Where were you when a rich edgelord bought a second-tier social-media platform?”
Sheesh. When Barack Obama blathered that “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal,” at least he was referring to something as consequential as a presidential nomination.