It’s like Baby Boomer zombies.
Generation WE: The Movement Begins… from Generation We on Vimeo.
Gee, I wonder if there are any conservatives in Generation We. Doesn’t look like it, from what they’re saying. But hey, that’s all right. I’ve always kind of thought that I was a 35-year-old trapped in a 24-year-old’s body.
Their declaration is pretty amusing. Oh my God, there are… are… diseases!!! They must be STOPPED!! People get cancer and stuff. And… people are, like, overweight and get diabetes. We have to do something!!!!!!1!!!1!!!1!!!11!!! Maybe eating right and exercizing could help — you know, that whole personal responsibility thing — but it’s much better to get a movement going.
What I really found amusing was how in the video, Generation We is touted as the most intelligent generation EVAH. Yet, in their declaration, they say:
Our skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and engineering are far behind our peers in the nations with which we must compete.
They whine about good education being only available via private schools (for the RICH!!!), but hmm… no mention of the school voucher program that would allow students from impoverished areas in struggling schools to go to more expensive schools with better quality education. Nah, it’s better just to drone on about ideals than to actually do something.
Oh, and don’t get them started about the environment.
Then, of course, there’s the evil military, which apparently is just waiting to greedily gobble up our children to send them to never-ending wars where there will never, EVER be peace.
I think this, however, was my favorite quote:
We will defend our nation and its freedom with more vigor than any previous generation.
Seriously… really?! With more vigor than any previous generation? What about the generation of the Founding Fathers? What about Lincoln’s generation? What about the “Greatest Generation” of WWII? Apparently, Generation We will put them all to shame.
It’s really pathetic, this Generation We thing, and I’m embarassed to be lumped in with them. It’s the whole attitude of the Baby Boomers all over again. We’re so wonderful, we are magnificent, and we are the greatest thing to ever grace this country and the world. We see all social ills and we will fight against them all, and the world will live in harmony, and nature will sing, and it is all because we are so great and awesome and magnanimous. And they’ll tell you, without blinking an eye, that they’re humble, too. So humble.
Right. They’re the most self-congratulatory people on the planet, and the Boomers passed that trait on to their children, apparently. A group of people who have never accomplished anything really believe that they are the most intelligent, principled people ever to grace the United States? Seriously? Someone needs to give these kids a reality check — hopefully before they all turn into Baby Boomer zombies who continue the savaging of everything this country stands for.
Hat Tip: Melissa Clouthier