Don’t Blame Me — I Voted on ‘Hot or Not’

Most of us at Wesleyan place ourselves somewhere vaguely on the liberal end of the political spectrum. But there are those who find our motivation somewhat lacking in terms of like, actively complaining about things in a way that might actually change them. Here is an open letter from today’s youth in the New York Times to liberals of yore, which you might want to paraphrase to your parents and ideologically pure elders who probably came of age in headier times that encouraged a little more political activity than watching the Daily Show and maybe taking Intro Sociology:

Dear Old Liberals,
Hi, it’s me, your collective child. It’s an election year and once again you’re going to make me feel bad for not “doing enough.” You’re going to tell me about how you protested in the 1960’s and how the movement meant something to young people back then. And the thing is we do care, our generation, we really do. It’s just that we got a Wii for Christmas and we absolutely have to beat “Super Mario Galaxy” before we do anything else… [continue reading]

12 thoughts on “Don’t Blame Me — I Voted on ‘Hot or Not’

  1. Anonymous

    Yeah, we should get off our asses more, but maybe the older generation forgot that although we’re going to shape the nation, they’re the ones currently shaping it and have the real freedom to shape it. It’s like sending the farmers to battle before the Army

  2. Anonymous

    Yeah, we should get off our asses more, but maybe the older generation forgot that although we’re going to shape the nation, they’re the ones currently shaping it and have the real freedom to shape it. It’s like sending the farmers to battle before the Army

  3. Anonymous

    because some of us have entitled liberal parents who bitch about how we’re so apathetic and don’t do shit… when they were kind of as bad as we were, only with less distractions.

  4. Anonymous

    because some of us have entitled liberal parents who bitch about how we’re so apathetic and don’t do shit… when they were kind of as bad as we were, only with less distractions.

  5. Anonymous

    because some of us have entitled liberal parents who bitch about how we’re so apathetic and don’t do shit… when they were kind of as bad as we were, only with less distractions.

  6. Anonymous

    baby boomers didn’t accomplish shit. the only reason white college kids were active in the 60s was because they were looking out for their own interests – draft and all that. funny how now that the ‘old liberals’ have real economic and political power, very little progress is being made in this country. i get it, we’re spoiled. so are they.

  7. Anonymous

    baby boomers didn’t accomplish shit. the only reason white college kids were active in the 60s was because they were looking out for their own interests – draft and all that. funny how now that the ‘old liberals’ have real economic and political power, very little progress is being made in this country. i get it, we’re spoiled. so are they.

  8. Anonymous

    baby boomers didn’t accomplish shit. the only reason white college kids were active in the 60s was because they were looking out for their own interests – draft and all that. funny how now that the ‘old liberals’ have real economic and political power, very little progress is being made in this country.
    i get it, we’re spoiled. so are they.

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