High School Student Issues New Warning … to His Generation: Tyranny Has Come, Will You Take Action?
Alec Scheer, Contributor
Sunday, February 10, 2013
To my generation,
Upon writing a letter to President Obama regarding his gruesome and unconstitutional drone policy, I feel it is paramount that I write a letter to you warning you about what is to come; warning you – that if you do not take action now – you will not be able to enjoy the life pleasures you have been acquainted to.
Full letter and links posted below…
I know, from personal experience, that most of you would rather be out partying, hanging out with friends, watching television, playing video games, or hanging out with your girlfriends/boyfriends than paying attention to politics. It is not hard to see that social appearances top that of actual intelligence and critical thinking. I understand that society has plagued you with a considerable amount of pro-government propaganda and demoralizing content. It is blaringly obvious that you rather have your friends think you are “cool” than stand out from among the crowd and stick up for your rights, as well as your morals. Lastly, I understand that not all of you have fallen ill to the ignorance that has an insurmountable stranglehold over our society. However, sad as this may be, we are in the minority. That being said, I don’t mean to paint the matter with a broad brush, but a majority of our generation are not critical thinkers and are not the least bit interested in fighting against the ever-increasing authoritarian state. Therefore, this letter speaks to the majority as a warning, and it speaks to the minority as a motivator to furnish new warnings to our generation and as an inspiration to make us want to take further action.