Friday, September 26, 2008

Do As Me Says, Not as Me Does

Michael Moore's documentary, Slacker Uprising, calls on college students (the "slackers") to mobilize, vote, and encourage others to do likewise. The main thrust of the message is against the wars that the Bush neoconservative administration led the country into.

Thomas Friedman wrote a year ago that
college students are "so much less radical and politically engaged than they need to be". "Generation Quiet", he calls us. "When I think of the huge budget deficit, Social Security deficit and ecological deficit that our generation is leaving this generation, if they are not spitting mad, well, then they’re just not paying attention."

Al Gore called on young people to protest the construction of dirty coal plants this week because "the world has lost ground to the global climate crisis".
"If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience."

Three baby boomer liberals with the same message to my generation: it is your responsibility to fix what we broke.

These are not messages of inspiration to create the world we envision; rather, pleas to undo the war, debt, and environmental destruction the "Me Generation" has done with their opportunity to bring to fruition their dreams of peace, prosperity, and flower power.

Moore wants to enlist anyone to vote regardless how educated they are about the issues; Friedman calls on us to get fuming mad and demonize those we disagree with; Gore pushes us to protest in an antiquated manner proven infective in 1999 and 2003.

Push us to action in your own way by leaving a comment about where Generation Y should start fixing GenMe's mistakes.

If you are going to vote put your money where your mouth is!

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