I rouse myself from my blog hiatus, this lazy Friday evening, largely because a newly-discovered blog has a stunningly blunt and provocative entry that I wanted to circulate more enduringly than a call-out at Facebook.
The thesis is this:
A generation that not only can’t keep its pants on but believes it would be a gross injustice to encourage anyone to do so will not be the generation to stop global warming, end American imperialism and build strong local economies. A generation of prodigious sexual wastefulness is a generation unable to stop any other sort of wastefulness. The division in perspective between one’s body, one’s “will-to-pleasure”, and the evils of the outside world is almost incomprehensible. Restraint is for corporations and armies; anarchy is for American Youth.
Why can’t the pantless change the world?
The human heart built the inhumane system. Adam unwittingly set the garden ablaze. Until this is recognized we play only games. Power is shuffled from one side to another and we call it progress. Niceties and slogans are exchanged while the Ruin of the World goes about its business.
What we have is a complete un-seriousness of thought. There are so many taboos which simply are not even noticed, let alone poked at. We have a mountain of truisms on which we’ve built a city of buzz-words. We are “green” and “multicultural”, or perhaps we are “free-market” and “family values”. That we might be just plain [expletive deleted] wrong has never really occurred to us, at least not in any large numbers. Alas, alas, etc.
I immediately subscribed to the blog, of course. We curmudgeons gotta stick together.
HT: The Ochlophobist