It has been pointed out to me that I seem to hold an incorrect opinion.
I don’t agree with that, mainly because I am wrong so seldom that its not even on the radar.
So, while my critic is definitely wrong, I am forced to examine the statement. (Mainly to figure out how best to disparage the critic. I know, we’ve met.)
Here is the opinion they “claim” is wrong:
The youth of today are dumb. (My own golden bloodlines exempted, of course. I swear, its like being part of the Master Bloodlines or something.)
I feel pretty confident about this too.
Here’s why that’s bullshit:
I am in my second favorite breakfast spot and sitting in my third favorite booth.(Of COURSE there is a rating system.)
And sitting at the next table?
A pack of subversive hippies.
Future drains on society.
Nothing kills your appetite quicker than listening to a marauding pack of pseudo intellectuals pontificating about subjects they know NOTHING about.
Here are some observations that are not assumptions, but based on statements made by the useless pieces of shit at the next table and looking at other evidence in attendance:
- All 4 unwwashed hippies in their carefully ratty clothes come from well monied people. (One reference about trust fund and allowance, 2 Mercedes key-chains and one visa platinum card in evidence.)
- All four bitching about “Monsanto”, yet two of them had to be corrected that Monsanto is a corporation and not a product. (Actual quote “The government should make it illegal to put that in food. Put what in food? Monsanto.”)
- The belief that healthcare is now free. (I actually got involved here and asked. All 4 are covered by their parents insurance.)
The complete ignorance and spoiled entitlement is staggering in its entirety.
I used to know a subversive, a real one, old school, he reads this blog and I have complete respect for him.
Back in the day, we had a LOT of conflicting views.
But he understood them. Well.
He could debate them. In fact, he insisted on doing so publicly. (His Reagan outbursts were epic.)
It is a pretty solid fact that if you cannot calmly debate your point in public, or online, without devolving into name calling, then you do not understand your subject enough to hold the opinion in the first place.
Here is why I did not simply dismiss this older subversive and his opinions back in the day.
Because he didn’t sit on his ass.
He was more than willing to verbally go toe to toe with you about his beliefs.
He wrote and performed protest songs.
And he worked his ass off.
He was never a drain on anyone’s wallet.
A work ethic is always to be respected.
And guess what, he now holds, 20+ years later, a position of immense responsibility and contributes more than most ever will to the greater good.
Which, I think, is why the next table bothers me so much.
If you are going to be an alternative free thinker, don’t expect me to pay for it, or by extension your father and for GOD’S SAKE, know what the hell you are talking about.
Not that ignorance doesn’t have its place.
Its the only way some politicians can get elected.
And if you think I am talking about a specific political party, you are showing your own ignorance.
No, this is a general rant about the lazy and the ignorant, citizens or elected officials, take your pick.
There are times where I feel like the Lorax from that epic Dr. Suess tale.
I sit in my tower and dispense the wisdom thru the shuttered window of this blog.
So listen to me as I say, making the blanket assumption that the youth are smart and given time will find their way.
Thats ignorant, in and of itself.
Youth is ignorant, no matter what age you are.
If you want to be an intellectual, do the legwork and don’t expect me to pay for this, intellectually or monetarily.
And THAT is why I am correct.
The youth of today are dumb and a significant percentage will always be ignorant.
You are now free to go about your lives.