“Fear and loathing in 2012”
Subjective journalism/opinionated/ about a certain group of people, my generation
I start this out by saying I have nothing against marijuana use I mean hell I’m wearing a pantera shirt with pot leaves all over it but this is a stab at my generation. This is my gatherings from the past few years of my life and I finally feel I have the skill to put it into words.
I’ve lived in many a different area. From Germany, to North Dakota, to Colorado, to Georgia, to Cali, and finally back to Colorado. I’m entering my senior year of high school and I already don’t have hope for the future, I would rather have Nixon back when there was a reason to protest, to rebel. But now… We have it very good in the United States and we’ve taken advantage of that. We’ve gotten lazy, stupid, and I say it again really fucking dumb. Intelligence is looked down upon a lot; you get a bigger scholar ship for playing baseball than you do for acing the SAT. People would rather watch a movie than read the book. Our country is reverting back to the hippie generation; marijuana is in, promiscuity is the new thing and the law well what the hell is that? There’s no respect for anyone in a police uniform, sure some can be total dicks but they lay their life on the line every single day to keep us safe from the shit strewn underbelly of society that everyone seems to forget. What’s that you want anarchy? Good luck you skinny pussy. I’ve met so many “tough guys” who just need a good ass beating; that can’t even happen now because everything is so padded. These kids who were never beat by their parents walk through life like there’s no one bigger than them they fight one kid who’s the same size and win and automatically think they’re real tough shit. I’ve gotten my ass beat; I had older siblings who humiliated me. Maybe that’s why I’m not a dick; I know what it’s like to be weak and no one around to help. But I digress We’re de-evolving into weak pussies thanks to moms who won’t let their kids fall, when I was a kid and I fell my parents didn’t pick me back up until they were done laughing. But you can’t do that kids need to have an opinion, they need to have rights; In ancient roman society you were considered a slave until you became 18 until then you could be beat by anyone, scorned by anyone and humiliated by anyone. It removed weakness, it demanded perfection; unlike today where anyone is allowed to survive way to completely fuck mother nature humanity, and we wonder why we have a population problem. “Dur people need to stop having babies” no you fucking idiot you need to let some die and some live, it’s the way of the world, but humans are so afraid of the truth. Especially teenagers, they want to party hardy until they die, sorry don’t work that way.
Back on teens and reality, we never let our children fall. It’s alright to tell them when they’re kids to give them hope for the future but there is a time to tell them they are not special, there are 6 billion plus humans on this planet, what makes you so special? No one’s going to hand you a job because you’re unique. Is it good to have goals? Yes but set them where you can reach them. You’re not going to become the next AC/DC because your band played at the talent show, you will not be the next Scarlett Johansen because you were the lead in some play, and you won’t become the next Paris Hilton because you can suck a lot of dick and you are popular. I’m 17 and I have a better understanding of the real world than some people who are older than me, hippies, hipsters, and the entire population of Boulder to name a few. I once thought I was destined for greatness to be a hero but that’s not going to happen. No one’s a hero no matter how you spin it. But where are our heroes now? They’re not on Wall Street, nor the television, not even in the white house. I believe our real heroes are in uniform over looked and abused by whom you may ask, by us! We forget the sacrifice our soldiers make. Troops die every day and it doesn’t even make the news. One useless celebrity dies and everyone shits their pants about it. That really boils my piss but back to the main topic of the hippie generation making a comeback that’s what causing all this shit. We would rather sit around smoking dope, drinking, and boo whooing about our problems that actually trying to fix anything. “Terrorist attacked us that pisses me off but meh I’m not gonna do anything about it. Pass the pipe bro”. We are our own worst enemies and we’re too fucking ignorant to do anything about it except get all pissy at someone who’s trying to help but isn’t doing it fast enough.
We’re doomed and I know it, I’ve seen people think it’s cool to not succeed, parents not give a shit, and teens too stupid to look at themselves and make a change.
We live suckling off our parents until the time comes.
Reality hits like a 45 caliber slug right to the chest.
No time to react, not even to watch your life pass before your eyes.
Just enough time to put on a stupid face.
By Alec Thorstad