Tuesday, August 5, 2008

You Say You Want a Revolution

It is in the human spirit to revolt. The youth have always looked for any way to take down the establishment. There is simply angst in human nature, and throwing rocks and flipping over cars is a way to release that anger.

The pre-Vietnam War-protesting hippies really showed that humans are hard to satisfy.

"Hey, join the family business, you will be able to buy a house, raise a family, and do whatever you want," the parents said.

"I'm tired of your oppression!" the kids yelled back, "I'm going to drop some acid and make mud angels to show you how I feel about your stupid 'job'."

It makes you wonder where the protesters are today. There is no lack of reasons to get involved.

Are the youth of today too drugged up on energy drinks and Halo to take a stand? It is a lot easier to take your aggression out on a gooey alien as opposed to the government. It doesn't require being gassed, arrested, or standing up.

I'm not asking for the streets to be filled with demonstrations. I enjoy being able to drive to work without "accidentally" running over people in my way. I just wonder where all that angst went.


Anonymous said...

All the angst is there because of needs not met only it's pre-packaged.

Mene Tekel said...

I think public schooling bored everyone to death. No one thinks anymore, so we aren't as angry.