Yes, Millenials are Entitled, and that’s a good thing!

We have all heard it before, a million times over, “Millennials are entitlted.”  
There have been several articles trying to make this case and several others that feature these said millennials attempting to make the case they are not in fact entitled, and failing miserably.
I am here to do the opposite, to confirm this social notion that yes, those of my generation, the people who came of age in the 90’s and early 2000s, we are entitled. And I have two things to say about that; 1. Its YOUR FAULT we’re entitled and 2. Our entitlement is a good thing.
The same was said of the Baby Boomers and the Gen X Reagan Babies, in my opinion the epitomes of an entitled generations, quick to jump behind free love or jaded angst when it meant limitless drugs and sex in the 60s then quick to rally behind Wall Street and stock portfolios when it meant the same thing in the 80s, they just traded the free love for free markets and grass with blow. The baby boomers are now fledgling to elect the other half of their yuppie first family, the Clintons, or they are sticking tea bags onto their cowboy hats while waxing nostalgic about the Bush years and mistaking Ted Nugent for a qualified political commentator. Is there anything more entitled than trying to make up for ancestral racism or sexism by ignoring policy and voting by the color of candidates genitalia or crying like a baby because a black guy and a woman are sort of kind of changing things, sort of?
Is there anything more bratty and entitled that jumping behind any social trend that will promise minimal effort or maximum euphoria, Free loving Sixties, the Swinging seventies, the rush of the Eighties, the gogo nineties, all just to chase effortless sex and drugs and fashionability, leaving their children in front of TVs, video games, and computers. We learned from the best you see.
And all their needless trend chasing and consumption led to them creating so many of the things they then complain is corrupting their own youth and children. They complain about the clothes, music, media of today yet they all work for and create the companies that commit these atrocities.
Lest we forget the environment, this matter of climate change, granted our parent’s generations were not the ones to start it but they didn’t exactly do a good job of getting their act together. We had an ozone scare in the nineties, and now our whole species is on the brink of destruction until we adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle, and you cannot blame a generation that was merely babes while you drove cars using too much gas, threw plastic into landfills, and ejaculated who knows what into the oceans as well.
I’m not going to even touch the misogynistic repression of gender truths and sexuality that the previous generations have bombarded us with either.
And the explosion that was the recession and the trillion dollar debt brought on by the illiterate “texan” your generation let sit in the oval office for two terms. We are a generation that was brought to age with the wake up call that was 9/11 and grew up under what has evidence to suggest was the worst presidency in US history. So when people say millennials are entitled, all I have to say is they are damn right.
Millennials are entitled to an Earth that is clean and a lifestyle that is both comfortable yet sustainable with the planet’s needs.  
Millennials are entitled to the access to education that our parents got, and both ourselves and our parents are entitled to be free of the shackles of debt that now come with higher learning.
Millennials are entitled to be in touch and free with their gender identity and sexuality after years of social recrimination by the ignorant in control.
Millennials are entitled to a leader who actually leads them.
Millennials are entitled to the peace, love, and true freedom that has been robbed of our elders.
Yes we are entitled, and we aren’t going to be pushed around anymore.


The End of Apathy: A Call to Consciousness

I grow weary and annoyed with the shallow arbitrary nature of this world’s public.  Where there should be empathy there is apathy.  Where there should be curiosity there is stupidity.  Where there should be patience there is not only impatience but intolerance.  Where there should be understanding there is ignorance.  Where there should be romance there is utilitarianism.  It continues as we let our very planet die for the sake of lining a few peoples wallets.  

I cannot sit by and abide our culture which promotes double standards, illusionary egos, and materialistic horse-shit.  

We let our selfs be victimized by these corporate giants.  They bully us into insecurity in order to further our obedience.  

Do we as people need government, business and leaders?  Unlike many of my other fellow radicals I believe the answer is yes.  Yet we need them in appropriate balance, as a means that serves people in society as a whole.  Not just for the sake of profit for the few.

There is nothing wrong with profits earned ethically or artistically.  There is something wrong with profits made from blatant exploitation.

There is something wrong with a society that gives privilege to one race and one sex and one class and one gender over all the others.  There is a problem with a society that treats peoples sexuality and genders as a commodity and something that must stick to a hypocritical binary of confusion and double standards.

I think the question in peoples minds is not “how long are we to let these monsters control our society?” many fall back on an answer that leaves room for the very apathy we must destroy because many people, being the effort minimizers and euphoria maximizers they are, do respond “they always have and will be in control”  

“Just accept things as they are and they will work out” is another all to common answer.

I am not suggesting violent over throw or revolution.  Revolution is the same rhetoric that enabled the atrocity of the soviet empire and the genocide of American Natives.  I am not suggesting complacency because it is complacency that enables these very things that must be destroyed. I am not suggesting anything except for a call to consciousness.  

I am leaving it to every man, woman, and person, to replace there apathy with understanding.  There anger with love, their despair with hope.  There traditionalist exclusive nature with open understanding.  

This is not empty rhetoric, it is a call for balance and a universal state of mind that dwells from abandoning all hate, all trifling pointless debates to one of a pursuit of truth.  Damned be any perspective that is self limiting.  

Damned be any thought that creates ignorance and apathy.

Damned be anyone who thinks the answers can be of one universal school of thought, but not a collection of the individual will.

No more empty rhetoric to compensate for phony beliefs and identities.  

Simply look to your hearts then look to your neighbors, and you will see the truth that has been blinded and hidden by the very people who wish to keep you complacent.

Victory is inevitable, and soon this pathetic culture of apathy will be replaced by an endless pursuit to bring our evils to justice.  

Remember these words, abandon ignorance, hopelessness, and apathy.

These things are easier said than done, but they must be done.

And they must be done now.