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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

An Apology to Older Americans.

In response to: An Apology to Younger Americans - Sam Smith

An Apology to older americans.

By Jason Brown

First of all, I would like to thank you Sam Smith, and on behalf of the younger population of America, we accept your apology.

I am also approaching my birthday, it will be my 25th. As I was reading your apology, the fact came to mind that the youth is also responsible for grievances which require an apology. To define "youth", I will for the sake of argument, define it similar to your definition. Any person between 15 and 40 years old on 9/11/2001. Many of these individuals are also deemed "Generation X".

As many of us were not even at a legal age during this time there is probably not much legally can be done if older americans began a tribunal tomorrow. Although, I would concede that it maybe well within your right to try us as adults for some offenses. As I do not currently earn enough, I cannot hire a lawyer to ask them such things. Therefore, I am assuming the above statements to be legally true, and this apology as legally binding yours is.

So, to stop beating around the bush, so to speak, I humbly offer these apologies on behalf of younger americans.

First and foremost, I apologize for not constantly questioning the authority that older americans have exerted over us.

I apologize for taking our damned time learning the lessons that many older americans made available to us during the 1960s.

A sense of regret is felt for producing "Gay Republicans".

For any time one of us abused the power older americans had given us to protect ourselves, such as threating to call child protective services on the simple insinuation of being "grounded", I'm sorry.

I am embarrassed at the amount of reading that takes place, and for not attempting to educate ourselves when the public school system broke down.

Please excuse the appalling lack of attention we give anything, the same goes for the lack of detail when we do something.

I am embarrassed at OUR abuse of the english language, this is to include replacing letters for $ymbo|s and r4nd0m numbers, continuing the cApiTaL letter problem, overuse of contractions, and shortening of words to single letters (eg Hi, how r u?).

A sense of even deeper embarrassment is felt for thrusting upon the world Teletubbies, Blue's Clues, Pokemon, and DragonBall Z.

For one main way we have decided to distribute news, the blog, I apologize that it had to be in a format so personally skewed that many people think that the facts are mostly made of "opinions".

Sorry for our abuse of the only phone line in the house, even when we know there maybe somebody important calling, this may seem minor to some, but in my house it got bad.

I apologize for not voting like I should.

I am sorry for continually buying into the "cool" you are selling us, and creating our own commercial "cool". Oh and for MTV, I am really sorry for MTV.

Accept my apologies for our portion of the military not laying down and refusing to goto a war we know is not for the reasons we are told. Also, for not remembering the words "enemies foreign and domestic".

I apologize for purchasing all the really shitty music, for all the self-absorbed rap, the 3 chord pop-rock songs, annoyingly repetitive electronic music, the boy bands, the girl bands, and for not making music of any kind that simply allows you to tap your toe.

Now that a majority of our part is out of the way, I will join you in humanity's constant quest to become a better version of ourselves. We will do our best to clean the mess up and find a solution for further generations that is not as destructive.

Mindless Self Indulgence - "Thank God"
From: Music Library



Blogger Reverend X said...

http://blastedreality.blogspot.com/ I felt compelled to say sorry also. Btw, you're a great writer. loved it!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

MTV isn't so bad. I loved Daria.


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