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Together Generation Y is bigger and stronger
What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world.
They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as They ran the world. I think They thought you were too dumb to notice.
Indeed, I thought They had won.
But I watched you occupy the capital of Wisconsin. I see you today as you occupy Wall Street. And I see a spark, a glimmer of the glorious new age that is yours. A changing of the guard, a guard that has stood for entirely too long and needs your young legs to take his place.
I watch you turn away from what is easy and stand up for what is right. I see you understand we as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. I see you wise beyond your years. And I am proud. Give ‘em hell, kids. You are beautiful.
Together we are strong.
“[W]e have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy,” said Rep. Peter King (R-NY) of the Occupy Wall Street protestors. “I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy,” he said. “We can’t allow that to happen.”
Herman Cain, GOP presidential hopeful, tells the protestors, “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!”
While I am 42, working my ass off to raise a family, my heart is with you, Generation Y, and my wish is nothing but unmitigated success, because you are the future, and the future has begun.
I have long maintained that yours will be the generation that will make the world just and beautiful. You’re stretching your vocal chords, seem to have found your balls and are taking the bull of Wall Street by the horns. My suspicion is that this is just the beginning. I, for one, hope it is, and that we are witnessing a thawing that will blossom into a global spring.
You, Gen Y, are not homophobic, racist and mean. You may be young, but you are more compassionate and evolved than the Cains and Kings of this world. You are educated and unemployed and justifiably angry that others before you have, and are still trying, to piss away your future.
This Gen X-er thanks you.
The video was created by Krell at roundtree7.com.