sure this is simplistic
but I'm proving a really important point.
you boomers wonder about us young people,
you ask things like:
- "Why is youth culture so dark and preoccupied with death and violence?"
- "Why do young people seem content to coast along?"
- "Why do you play video games instead of doing something real?"
- "Why do you young people party so much and waste your brain cells?"
- "Why are there so many nasty young people who commit crimes?"
- "What is it with you young people and drugs??"
Well, FUCKER, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!!!
I will now explain away the generation gap
and set out a simple program for saving the world.
WATCH ME DANCE, BITCHES!!!!!!!!!
"Why don't you want more out of life?"
The reason is simple. We young people are emotionally crippled. We are so wounded by, let's call it, "futuritis" because of the fucked-up world you boomers have created for us. I'll spare us all the litany right now. We don't see much of a future, we don't see HOW there can BE a future!!
Wanting something out of life requires an emotional investment. And we fail to see the point. Young people are the future and they are disillusioned and disenfranchised, or to use a much more emotionally accurate phrase, FEEL HELPLESS AND ALONE.
We hide from reality because it sucks and isn't going to improve. We dose ourselves because it feels good and annoys you-all, also, it's a way to gather and relate to one another: what with the demobbing of the arts and of free public space. We DO WANT MORE OUT OF LIFE. But we are forced to turn away from the future because there is such a mountain of boulders of ignorance, prejudice, disengagement, and sadness at how the shiny future we all were introduced to in the 80's is reduced to a grimy, subsistence labour in an uglifying world ruled by money, money, money. Our brains can't accept this load.
We commit horrible assaults on others and on society because all humans contain good and evil (go read about Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo), and we are in a SHITTY SHITTY SITUATION that makes us turn on our own kind.
And it's ALL YOUR FAULT, boomers!!!!
Every time you misunderstand all the symptoms I have listed, every time your ASSHOLE politicians which you control and we never will make ASSHOLE NEW LAWS CRIMINALIZING the way we are; as well as PERSISTENTLY ATTACKING THE THINGS MOST IMPORTANT TO US (try environment and THE ARTS!!) YOU, AND ONLY YOU, MAKE IT THAT MUCH WORSE.
There is one clear request I would make, we can handle wholesale rapprochement and the healing process later, and I want that, but I beg of you:
HELP US GET OUR GOVERNMENTS BACK
THEY WILL KILL US ALL, OR KILL OUR SOULS
WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE