I’m A Millennial And I’m Sorry

Well… not really. I’ve been saying it for years, but this video, which itself is a few years old, sums up my every thought on the way my generation is perceived and treated by older generations.

It’s funny, actually. I got into a textual shouting match with my Freshman roommate’s father on Facebook. And yes, this went about as well as you imagine.

Basically, he was (and likely still is) on the side of those weird, hateful vagabonds “boycotting” Target over their inclusive bathroom policy. My argument was fairly simple (and one I wish I had screencapped before he deleted the post): let people be. It’s not like anyone is so creepy as to take advantage of kids or whatever in public bathrooms. No. That’s more likely to happen in private homes and with people you know than with strangers in public. 

Oh, but he just wasn’t having it. I’m a “stupid kid” who doesn’t know anything about the world while he had a house, a lifelong job and a family by age 20 in 1976.

I won’t reiterate the argument put forth in this great video. It’s all there. We got the short end of the stick, but you know what? We’re still doing better than the aging, dying, thankless folks that came before us.

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Much love,

-M

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I’m A Millennial And I’m Sorry

Have You Spoken With Your Children…

About the harmful effects and potential terror that can be wrought by organized religion?

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In all seriousness, I pick on religion a fair bit. But pay mind, I don’t call out people who are religious; but rather institutions that seek to maintain the status quo using their god or gods as a reason.

Remember: for more than a thousand years, people simply could not question the church. They were a social, political and military power in dozens of nations. Now, I can question that terrible things various churches do from the privacy of my own room.

Until next time,

-M

Have You Spoken With Your Children…

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It seems like a long time ago, but it really wasn’t. You remember the, cough cough, incident at UC Davis, right? Well as it turns out, the university attempted to scrub that particular stain from the internet to the tune of almost 200,000 dollars.

Now, now. This is the age of information, guys. You can’t just ‘erase’ something from the internet. Now, filling the internet, various databased and indexes with cool UC Davis stuff is all well and good; but never forget what happened there and never forget why it matters.

These campuses belong to students. This nation belongs to the young people growing here right now and who are going to inherit everything it has to offer in the natural course of time. Remember those times when leaders and institutions forgot that and remember that they can’t hide from us anymore.

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Until next time.

-M

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