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Forum Post: the freedom gap

Posted 9 months ago on March 9, 2017, 9:16 p.m. EST by elf3 (3758)
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Im a gen xer and lately every time I speak to a millennial I get very frustrated...because I'm from a generation that remembers civil rights. When I mention such basic rights before corporate take over of our government...they roll their eyes at me and begin to talk to me like I'm a crazy person on the subway. I understand that corporations spent 17 billion per year advertising to them from birth...I understand they grew up under the corporate oligarchy and after the freedom news doctrine and after W nixed habeas corpus...but they have swallowed the kool aid completely. I really don't know what to do about this...it seems they don't mind having freedoms reduced...or privacy invaded... they are a generation not just apathetic and ignorant about their rights...they are very unempathetic to others and view people who care about civil freedoms and privacy like some joke and lunatics and will quickly shut them down. I've found this especially true when calling customer service centers where they work. They don't just recite a script ...they believe in their lords of business and will gladly go out of the way to rally on behalf of whatever crap injustice the company tries to slip by you . And all I'm left thinking is what fucking parallel universe did I veer into...and how do I get the fuck out? There has been a severe amount of brainwashing in this country, and I feel the effects every day ...but especially with this particular generation. A company I worked for kept fucking up my pay I conferred with coworkers and they agreed we had been shorted about two hundred dollars per check...the issue was ongoing (and being done on purpose which I didn't mention though it was obvious). Of all my coworkers mostly millennials... only I went to management and got it fixed. When I suggested they do the same they acted like I was petty and insane. We were hardly making and money to begin with. I just couldn't fathom this attitude...they made fun of me when I explained how they checks were shorted...and when i encouraged them to check as it kept happening. ....um just why? They went as far as working for free not to make any waves. It was truly eye opening and scary to see.

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[-] 1 points by elf3 (3758) 9 months ago

Because millennials don't do what previous generations did....stop towing the corporate line... call customer service...fight...complain...write congress ...take a stand....we are losing more and more rights. We have to work a thousand times harder...and we are losing. It is like it doesn't even occur to them that authority doesn't have the final word...that they have rights and freedom to challenge....that that was the common culture of previous days and they specifically are dropping the baton. If they don't pick it up soon ....the torch of freedom goes out.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

''As Universities Are Gutted .. Grad Student Employee Unions Can Provide a Vital Defense'':

spero meliora ...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33306) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

& so

Doesn't it make everyone feel so much better about our democracy - that - so many states are trying to enact anti protest laws.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5049) 9 months ago

It makes Pootin the Great very happy.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33306) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

No - that actually would be Drumpf licking his ass that is making him happy.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5049) 9 months ago

Pootin the Great wanted to undermine what the U.S. stood for and Russia's interference suceeded(I don't think that it was Russia that swayed the votes decisively). Now what? Much uncertainty. Pootin the Great must have realized that a piece of "bubble" gum is now stuck on his face so he is both angry and sad... but he had begged for it by bullying the neighbors.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3758) 9 months ago

They can get away with it because todays young people are still being take care of by their parents...they don't care about anything because they don't have to. By the time they are on their own we are all gonna be working and living in Vonnegut's Monkey House. ...and their parents will be turned into soyent green...and they will sadly eat them because they were told to.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33306) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

I don't know about that.

I mean - we are seeing protests growing in number, size and for all sorts of issues - these protests have people of all ages. We haven't seen anything like this since the 60's - and that was mainly the young protesting Vietnam and also the civil rights movement protests.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5049) 9 months ago

Didn't you see Micah White's having said that protests no longer worked?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33306) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

I believe that what he said was - "Just" Protest doesn't work

[-] 1 points by grapes (5049) 9 months ago

Oh, yes, I remember now, pro-test And con-test to fill all political orifices. Rex-mobile has frucking technology for ingress and egress. Fruck con-gress for pro-gress. Om...

[-] 1 points by grapes (5049) 9 months ago

Millennials might have missed having this Kookaburra nursery rhyme from downunder sung to them. I see gumdrops being eaten up and a crowd-size count of Trumpanzees being taken. Perhaps they didn't get libertine babysitters to e-duc-ate them so they've become timid(or lost olfactory receptors and urinary proteins) and had fewer sexual partners. Australia is the downunder con-tinence with many Bush-fires in the Outback so the torch of Liberty must be bann-ed for the Common Good per anum for each ani-mal. Lady Liberty demonstrated leadenship in that direction just the other night.

At any time now, kookaburra can call night night right back to stay for years. "Laugh, kookaburra, laugh. Kookaburra, gay your life must be."