Tuesday, February 22, 2005


More On Those Stupid Kids

Bill Maher takes on the same issue that I did in The Kids Aren't Alright:

But the younger generation is supposed to rage against the machine, not for
it; they're supposed to question authority, not question those who question

And what's so frightening is that we're seeing the beginnings of the first
post-9/11 generation — the kids who first became aware of the news under an
"Americans need to watch what they say" administration, the kids who've been
told that dissent is un-American and therefore justifiably punished by a fine,
imprisonment — or the loss of your show on ABC.

Yea, I still think that the youngsters' apparent disregard for our rights is about the most discouraging thing I've read in my adult life.

Frankly, I say give the kids some time to grow up, go to college. A certain 19 year old I know who just started college left high school with a psuedo conformist attitude. Pseudo, as in listens to music with anti-conformist messages while falling in lock step with nationalist propaganda.
Certain person takes a few social sciences classes in college and wakes up to the fact that there are some serious injustices in the world and the U.S. is not quite the city on the hill it is made out to be.
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