Old Traditions. Sure they can be cherished and followed, but at what point do the rules of old impede one’s ability to grow? They say that the voice of the elders is one to be cherished and followed. Honestly, I’ve never heard a bigger piece of bullshit. Who’s to say that those that came before us had any real knowledge or insight to bestow? Honestly, look at the state of the world today. There are two warring factions the conservatives versus the liberals. The liberals deem themselves the progressives and akin to the hearts and thoughts of the free. The conservatives view themselves as the upholders of the status quo and the keepers of free hearts and effective thoughts. It may be accurate and some of what they say may hold in the long run, but in the end their positions and their stances are buoyed only to serve their own self interests. Knee deep in a war on terror where the battle lines have been drawn on two fronts, neither side is willing to join together. Instead while young soldiers die fighting for what some rich bureaucrat believes is the correct cause, the talking heads on Television continue to peddle the antics of the political elite. Bitching and moaning and drawing lines in the social landscape and dividing what is to be the United States of America. They say that the World War II generation was the greatest generation. They say that what they fought for and all that they accomplished is what catapulted the nation to the so called pinnacle of civilization. This may be true. However, what made them great is that the foe that they united against was evil in its purest form. A ring leader of mass genocide and a staunch advocate of superficial hate that evolved into deep hatred towards a particular group of people. The greatest generations’ goal was clear and the effects of what would have happened if they failed, dire. Their objective was not to divide their own people in times of crisis, but to unite them against an inhuman enemy. Now a new enemy has emerged, a faceless enemy that hides in the shadows waiting to wreak havoc on the innocent. They wait to commit atrocities that are unfathomable due to the lines and stances created by bureaucrats in power. Yet these older men with their traditions and cherished agendas do not choose to unite us. Instead they continue to place a wedge within the psyches of the public with their divisive dialogue and their “you’re either with us or against us” speeches. There is a freedom to speak, that is true, and it is the most powerful gift that can be bestowed upon any group of citizens. However, please note that there has never been a law put in place where we have to listen. The elders have lost their touch. With the spread of technology and the ability to create and sustain intelligent conversation instantaneously with anyone across the globe, the ability to amalgamate has never been easier. When the people unite and fight against plans of action that they feel are harmful to themselves and their future relations, it is their duty to hear us. They don’t hear us anymore, lost in their corruption and the unmitigated dissolution of their morals; we are placed in a position where a myriad of indecent people are leading the social agenda. In the end these people who were to look out for us and to protect us and keep us in a state of progression have failed us all. Whether liberal or conservative, their platforms are weak and their so called words of wisdom have fallen on deaf ears. The respect and cherishment of the elders is no longer a necessity and it is time to simply tell them to fuck off. The time has come to shed the old way of thinking and to bequeath our respect and admiration to those who do not serve their own self interest. As a wise man once said, “I was given this world I didn’t make it”. And by golly, look at what they have placed before us. A cereal bowl full of shit and a carton of expired milk in which to nourish ourselves. As a free thinking individual with the intellectual propensity to know right from wrong, I for one will no longer partake in the meals that they choose to serve us.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sniff, sniff...you smell that? Smells like my first post. It smells of monkey feces. So I guess I must first apologize for the stench. Moving on, I never understood this blogging shit. My initial reaction was: What's the point of reading something posted by a random individual who is completely inconsequential to anothers life. But, after serious contemplation, I realized that there in lies the mother fucking point. Why the fuck not? We weren't all born with the writing prowess of a J.D. Salinger or a Ralph Waldo Emerson, but to deny that our emotions and/or feelings are any less important because seniors in high school aren't being subjected to its prose on a quarterly basis...well that's just asinine. This is a new age. This is the age where the bullshitters and the underachievers unite. This is where we get together to celebrate our mediocrity. After all isn't that what life is all about? Connections? To find someone, rather anyone, who exists on the same mental plateau is not to be scoffed at. Finding someone you can shoot the shit with all day and into the night is something that is to be treasured. So my fellow bloggers, here we stand. If you've got some shit to say, say it. If you've got some shit to write, write it. And if you have a penchant for anything well, this is most definitely the spot. So until next time...Cheers.