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Forum Post: This Is How My Generation Weathered Their Loss Of Freedom

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 1, 2012, 3:12 a.m. EST by GypsyKing (9780)
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There is something seductive in this anthem of defeat for the lost freedom of the 60's, but it is a meager consolation. Is this what you want for your own future - this pained expression of emptiness - heartfelt though it may be?

No! Make freedom for humanity work this time - make it work! No matter what the cost, make it work! There will never be another chance, never!

Exert your freedom everywhere and at all times. Thrust it in the face of power, everywhere and at all times. We are God's children, and we are free!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jySUpMqmzd4

And this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwdJUcMHRSs

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[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Well, I tried.

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[-] -1 points by learnthis (120) 2 years ago

You are as free as a bird..as long as you pay your taxes, take your physco meds and don't shoot anyone, don't abuse your animals, spouse or children, don't piss is a public park, don't occupy a house owned by Citibank, don't disrupt the courts, don't spit on police officers, don't throw things at other people... God would not want you doing this shit either and if you do someday you will wake up in a little cell and while you were not afraid of mom and dad, the police or the judge you will be scared shit of Bubba who sleeps on the bunk below yours. So continue being children, either gods or otherwise, live in never, never land and someday when you wake up you will think....What the hell have I done?

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I know suburban wannabees when I see them. Your game is called.

[-] 0 points by learnthis (120) 2 years ago

Honey I am not a Surburban wannabee I am the Suburban fucking QUEEN and there is nothing wrong with that. There is nothing wrong with being white and rich, being black and rich, being white and poor, being black and poor, being green or being blue. There is nothing wrong with working hard every day, respecting other people and advancing yourself mentally. There is nothing wrong with questioning everything and finding the truth. There is something wrong with believing what your are told on blind faith and believing facts that are dead wrong. Its good to question but choose carefully the answers you believe.

[-] -2 points by owsleader2038 (-10) 2 years ago

Thank for you very much, ... that's the problem with the 99% here in OWS land they're all Trustafarians in never-never land, cuz they're white and rich an educated and have computers they think that 'prisons' are for other people, they have no idea that today we have created a monster, a machine so power that it needs prison-fodder where-ever it can be found.

That said GK, is a BOT and this bambi-ism is just to play to suckers, ... and the stupid lame-ass links to you-tube are 100% thrassy.

But yes, the only freedom in america is the freedom to PAY, until you have nothing left to pay, and then you go to jail.

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Both of you are trolls. Neither of you are black, although you pretend to be. I already called you,"owsleader2038," out on this, and you didn't even deny it. No American black man uses the terminoloy you use. You are a fraud and a provocatur.

[-] -1 points by owsleader2038 (-10) 2 years ago

Unlike you I always stay on subject.

The title should be "HOW apologists like GK, groomed their flock for the incinerators".

Loss of Freedom, what a notion, but taxes will still be collected and people like GK will continue to be endowed with Fat Liberal Job's Programs.

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Wow, that is just what oppressed black guys worry about; fat liberal jobs programs.

Man, siince you are a scumbag, at least you should learn how to lie properly.

[-] 0 points by learnthis (120) 2 years ago

what is this with race..people stop it with the race thing. Everytime I hear black doctor, black journalist, hispanic doctor I want to barf. When people stop allowing a term regarding color or race or gender to be used then we will all move together in the right direction.

[-] -1 points by owsleader2038 (-10) 2 years ago

I can just picture you in my minds eye as one of those nasty mean women at the welfare office you have to grovel before to get food stamps.

No wonder you work so hard to keep the US Government from failing to make good on their AAA T-Bond ratings.

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Go away, as promised.

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[-] -1 points by learnthis (120) 2 years ago

All I see are a bunch of spoiled white kids who were told the day they were born how special they were. They have never had to WORK for anything in life. And you are right we pay until the day we die. What scares the crap out of me is that one day these spoiled white kids will be the ones NOT taking care of the old people like me. No one is special we are a tiny speck in a huge room.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

A word about the "greatest generation:"

When you all got back from WWII we should have tied a rag around all your heads to keep them from swelling. It is so revealing that you call young people spoiled, and then immediately make it clear that all you care about is whether they are taking care of you!

It was your generation that was the most spoiled, arrogant, and stupid generation this nation ever saw. You got back from a war that was won for you, by the Russians, and you thought you were so hot the sun shone out of your ass all night. You mistook your blind good fortune for something that accrued to you through merit, and in this you were completely mistaken. You brought us Nixon, Reagan and two Texas creosote bushes as leaders. You were all so stupid you couldn't think your way out of a paper bag and so selfish that nobody will miss you, not even your own children.

Sorry to wake you up, bitch, but them's the facts.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21087) 2 years ago

So well put, GypsyKing. My goodness.I get so mad, too, when older people put down these young kids whose futures are bleak to no fault of their own, but to the very fault of these older people.

[-] -1 points by learnthis (120) 2 years ago

Here is the difference between my generation and yours. Respectful, Considerate, Reliable, Hardworking, Creative, Innovative, Resourceful, Grateful. We put others before ourselves. We would never sit in the park and pound on drums in the middle of the night because we would have thought about the people we might be keeping up all night. We would not have camped on someones land without first getting their permission. We might have spit on a few police officers but we would not have assualted them because they too are made of flesh and bones and we would not have wanted to hurt them. We invented things like the internet, computers, Iphones, MRI machines. We fought for the rights of African Americans and Women. We got out of jammies, pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps and did not complain when things did not go our way...we just kept working harder. The Occupy Wall Street movement is the 1% not the 99%. Since my daughter and her friends are all graduating from college this year or have recently graduated I see them finding jobs and while it may not be their ideal job they take what they can for now. 1% sits in park crying about what they don't have and thinks the rest of the world should hand it to them.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Everyone I have known from "the greatest generation," that is the WWII generation, without exception, was characterized by about three essential qualities . . . a kind of pigheaded self-assurance that they were always right ( a conviction of thier own specialness) combined with a bone-deep ignorance and a complete lack of self-awareness. All of you have cared about northing but yourselves, and hold a kind of perverted pride in that fact, as though it was something to admire.

Your idiotic generation was a disaster and a disgrace to this country. You destroyed it, and didn't even care because you knew you wouldn't be around to pick up the pieces, and now you feel perfectly entitled to having young people clean up every kind of mess you leave behind. You were a spectacle, all decked out in your laurels like prize-hogs at a county fair. You were a spectacle, and you won't be missed.

[-] 1 points by learnthis (120) 2 years ago

This is perhaps the funniest post that I have yet to read. You cannot even get out of your jammies and you are going to clean up what? And do what? You are call GENME for a reason. It is not all about you...You don't know how to respect your elders, yourself, your peers or anyone at all. The world revolves around you. You believe you are entitled without lifting a finger. You don't do volunteer work (and occupy whatever does not count) and your idea of solving problems is just to take someone elses money and spend it. Mom and dad should cut off your allowance and make you come home. This country is not destroyed it is burping as it has done before.look at the recessions and depressions we have had in the last 100 years...can you blame all these on the WWII generation. 3/2001 – 11/2001 7/1990- 3/1991 7/1981-11/1982 1/1980-7/1980 12/1969-11/1970 4/1960-2/1961 8/1957-11/1958 7/1953-5/1954 11/1948-11/1949 2/1945- 11/1945 5/1937-6/1938 8/1929-3/1933 10/1926-11/1927 5/1923-6/1924 1/1920-7/1921 8/1918-3/1919 1/1913-12/1914 1/1910-1/1912 5/1907-6/1908 9/1902-8/1904 6/1899-12/1990 We are not the World War II generation I was born in 1960. We are not pig headed about being right but we sure are not going to sit and listen to someone who is off the track without correcting them.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Well, there are some old people worth taking care of, and then there are the tiresome, foolish, bitter, naysaying, petty-little-tyrants that no one will miss. Guess which kind you are?