Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Perhaps More Aware Than You Thought?

Well, yes, the 28% with no opinion needs to change, but apparently those of us in the 18-24 bracket are pretty bright after all, giving George Bush only a 20 percent approval rating, according to a Bloomberg poll.

While this administration doesn't speak for anyone really, it is particularly frustrating when you're young and chances are you and your peers have very little power. All our lives adults have "known better." But now we're fledgling adults and we see our country being turned to hell by a bunch of people who should know better. Every aspect of the world we knew growing up has been deconstructed.

And it pisses us off, because we have the most vested interest in the future. All through school, we studied and we experienced progress. Brown v. Board, Roe v. Wade, the Clinton Economy. And soon, it was supposed to be our turn to keep that progress going. And now that we are becoming aware, savvy and are finally gaining the power to change things, all we're going to have left is a big mess to clean up. We may be lacking in experience and the wisdom that entails, but we do know what's right and where we should be going.

How much do I know
To talk out of turn?
You might say that I'm young.
You might say I'm unlearned.
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you,
Even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do.
-Bob Dylan

I probably live in a bubble, but I think that bubble alone has enough incredibly talented people to save the world.


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