I have faith, that my generation, as they are just barely getting their feet in the proverbial door. Will change the ways of the baby boomers. These stuffed suit, smug bastards are leaving & retiring from their positions. It is us, who will fill those shoes. It will get bad, but it will not be too late before we take hold. We are in the information era, we know what is wrong and what is right, and we are making our way to the platform as you read this blog. We have yet to arrive.
I'm often cynical, sometimes idealistic. At one of my more cynical moments the lovely Cheri reminded me why I should be optimistic and idealistic still. I personally feel that America has been moving in the wrong direction for a couple of decades. I see what the government is doing now and sometimes I feel like it will always be like this, that it'll continue to get worse. That won't happen, we're good people.
What is going on right now is hippie remorse. The same people that were once engaging in free love and trying to save the world are now ultra-conservative lunatics. Because of all the LSD perhaps? I saw an interesting article in the paper yesterday, drug use among teenagers is down for the third straight year while drug use among baby boomers is up yet again.
Our generation isn't like that, we're a lot more level headed than the all or nothing, world peace or war, bleeding heart liberal or ultra conservative schizophrenic baby boomers. All of this neo-con bullshit will fade away as we grow into our leadership responsibilities and as the hypocritical baby boomer generation dies off.
Our generation, the generation that is informed, the generation with common sense, the generation that doesn't see the world as black or white will clean up the mess the baby boomers have created. Our activism is a different kind of activism. We don't throw eggs at soldiers when they come home because we disagree with the war like they did. We thank our soldiers during our protests. We educated ourselves, we don't have to run to the streets in rage because many of us are working from within to make things better. They don't understand it, they never will. That generation sees things as black and white, they are blind to the color gray. We live in the gray, we aren't afraid of it, we seek to understand it.
Never has a generation been so educated and able to easily access information. We will use that information the right way, we will fix the excesses of our predecessors. We will heal America. We will heal the world. It isn't just Americans that come from this generation, the entire world is connected now, we see the same thing in the Land of Lincoln as they see in Lebanon. Our generation isn't about division, it is about unity no matter your nation, race, color, religion or creed.
"It will get bad, but it will not be too late before we take hold."
In twenty years, America, the woman I love, will get it's medicine and heal from this terrible flu from which it now suffers.
In some ways we have arrived. In others there is still a long way to go. We'll get there, no matter how rocky the path may seem.