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How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).


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run the fuck away
People whine and cry and bemoan what's happened to our children- and most of the time, I tell them to shut up and get over it. Deal. But for the first time, I feel concern for the children of the United States.

...when told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too far” in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories.
When asked whether people should be allowed to express unpopular views, 97 percent of teachers and 99 percent of school principals said yes. Only 83 percent of students did.

Goddamn people, think of the children!
  • You know, I loathe 60 Minutes, but they did a very telling article about the echo-boomers. You see, our parents are part of the baby-boomers, those individualistic, free thinking hippy folk that grew into old age and spawned with furvor. Our older siblings (of which you are certainly a part of and I border upon) were the Gen-Xer's. They were all about doing whatever the fuck they wanted to, how they wanted to. They were MTV, they were millionaire skateborders, punk rock idols with manic panic.

    Enter the echo-boomers, demanding a voice, demanding to be different from what they considered failed experiments in growing gracefully. How better to rebel against your parents than to demand convention? How better to distinguish yourself from your freaky goth brother than to fit in and wear Mrs. Timberlake tee's? It's not the teachers that are forcing convention, they think it's okay to express unpopular views. It's the other childern.

    The echoboomers want to fit in, be liked, be filled with after school activities and constant feedback. They are the ondemand generation, the fashion followers, the herd mentality they believe will save them from the scary world that awaits them, a scary world with AIDS, terrorism, and a failed global economy.

    Hey, the Depression Generation had the same mentalities and they literally saved the world from Hitler. So it's not all grim, there is a glimmer of hope.

    Echo-boomers tend to be more tolerant of differences too. Homophobia is uncommon in most echo-boomers. Racism nearly existent. They want all people to be a part of the group, and strive to gain strength from those differences (think Borg in GAP clothing).

    But in the end, they have a herd mentality and it's not okay to go against the group. Those who leave the herd are looked upon as degenerates, in need of special attention and care. I see it too in my sister's school experience. For you and me, High School was harsh. We were different and it was not tolerated. For people my sister's age, there's a distinct need to encooperate everyone, even people you don't like. But if they disagree with the group, express an unpopular opinion, bam, they are worst than even the meanest bullies anyone in our group had to face.

    So... I dunno. Barry think it's nothing but sheep. I have hopes. Because despite my exterior, I really do believe in the power of human goodness.
  • May I be nasty? How long do you think the kids'll stick with this if the government gets free with shipping them off to be killed?

    On the one hand, I'm horrified, because this seems consistent with the whole Gen Y thing (the whole Gen-Y thing: When will Daddy come and save us?), and on the other, I really can't conscience allowing myself to be freaked out by a - is it USA Today? - story, that has glaring scare-mongering basic math errors, in its headline, so gross that even I can catch them.
  • well now i feel sick, see this is what happens when you DAMN BREEDERS are allowed to go at it like rutting animals you get corprate wage slave yuppie larva autotomoton drones. what we need is another Vietnam to thin out their ranks----Hows that for an unpopular view thats protected by the GOD DAMNED CONSTUTION. :-P
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