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Posted by Occam Bandage in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Jul 19th 2009, 02:04 AM
Hi! It's really neat that you like your own generation. You guys have done some totally awesome stuff! You inherited a world that the previous generation totally fucked up, you all banded together in that social movement thing, and Lord knows you've always done your best to do right by the world. And it hasn't been easy! The previous generation doesn't understand the problems they've left you with (and is way too damn self-absorbed to notice), and the next generation either doesn't or won't understand what you've had to go through (and is or will be way too damn self-absorbed to notice). Seems like you're the only folks who care about you. But that's all right, because you can speak your mind and tell truth to power like nobody else can.

You've also got a few generational problems. I can understand getting touchy about that, because nobody likes to be criticized along a major line of self-identification. Plus, there's a bit of ageist prejudice thrown in there too--who would just accept that others are prejudging them as having those faults on the basis of their birth-year? I wouldn't like that!

Also, when people mention those problems, it might uncomfortably remind you of arguments you've had with people of differing generations in your family. It might also threaten that sense of self-identification, and that's kind of a low blow. There's no need for that! (Well, there's been the need for that when you've needed to tell off other generations, but that's justified).

Anyway, I apologize for ever attacking your generation, want to let you know that I think you're really cool people who shouldn't be judged by a few lazy, bigoted dickheads among you, and that history's definitely going to think you made a positive mark on society.

Now please stop making threads about how awesome you are, or about how every other generation blows. Thanks!
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