May 4, 2014
Anthem for Doomed YouthJust as the Red Guards were merely a bunch of physically youthful dupes simply doing the dirty work of old guys
(as were the Hitler Youth), not a genuinely autonomous movement of the young, events at Rutgers and the Correspondent’s dinner resembled nothing so much as grant-starveling students trying to suck up to the faculty or a meeting of the Soviet Union of Writers. They were both were as daring as an officially sanctioned performance of the Detachment of Red Women.Belmont Club ｻ
Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 4, 2014 2:24 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
What I gather from Fernandez's writing is that the youth of today have been dealt a shitty hand and they have no choice but to play it out. I call bullshit on that. Young people have always been clothed with the hand-me-downs of their elders. It is up to them to galvanize and get out of the ruts, break the chains, strike out on their own to make their world. This is not such a unique situation, merely the cycle of Life. The ones destined to win get out there and strive. The losers stay home whimpering on the couch.
To sum it up: spare a good hard punch in the face, spoil the child.
Posted by: chasmatic at May 4, 2014 4:38 PM