The sense of poverty created by utterly ludicrous expectations. We promised these kids that they were all "good enough, smart enough and, gosh darn it!, that everyone would like them." We promised them that they were all number one, and that they would never need to make any actual effort to achieve that blue ribbon status. We taught them, through MTV and computer games, that a 3 minute attention span is sufficiently long to be awesomely cool and win the game. And, God help us, we taught them that a Womyn's Studies, or Africana Studies, or GLBT Studies, or Oppressed People's degree from some big name university would assure them the kind of job that would enable them to pay off $25,000 or $100,000 or even $250,000 in student loans. We, the older generation, created this wealth of stupidity.Well, not all of us. I'm not going to take credit for creating these cretins. My kids got or are getting degrees that are actually marketable and will lead to careers that will pay them real money as well as provide them the self-esteem for which these #Occupy losers are so desperately searching.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I said this two or three weeks ago during the early stages of the protests, and Bookworm expands on the idea: