reply to post by Jeanius
I would say the youth of America under the age of 18 are totally screwed right now. To expand on that thought:
Children are now being given iPhones and computers before they can reach the cookie jar, if you get my drift. Is it apathy, or forced apathy? Kids
from the age group of 18-30 are going to have it rough, but that is the demographic that can also make some change if we get our crap together before
it's too late. The people older than 30-35 either are currently un effected by the current state of things, like my stepfather for example who still
runs a successful business, or my blood father who works in the medical field; or they have come upon equally dire straits as the youth and are urging
for dramatic changes. Dramatic change will be the only thing that saves America.
Now to your initial question of will American youth protest the future being given to us by the power that be, or will we stand up and fight. My
answer is two fold:
1) The youth of America feels trapped within a world of MTV bull snot, materialistic items, and status among their peers. For these reasons it's my
belief that most will not take any action to bring change. And most also lack the general knowledge to make any constructive, beneficial changes.
2) The youth that are educated enough about the situation and want to make a difference via protest and/or revolution of some kind are scared, as well
as leaderless. I can't help any one get over fear other than to say there is nothing to fear from our government. The government as an entity can
not hurt us if we stand united for a single cause with one voice. If we decided to march on washington with 1 million people and tell them we're
done with it, they would have to listen. This is where Leadership must come into the equation, and which is where I feel I can be of most help.
We need a strong base of organizational leaders. Smart, young people who feel the same way about the situation, and can set some very simple, but
radical changes to enact within our country. Building off of the Constitution in its original form, before modern politicians started wiping their
asses with it. This group needs to be the driving force of motivation behind a revolt, and has to be able to maintain morale in the face of almost
Once there is a group of strong minds that can form an alliance with each other, then we can start planning a real American Protest. These things
must happen, or we will all be indentured servants, and our children will have no hopes of understanding the feeling of living FREE.