God Damned Young People are Poisoning Their Minds with Too Much Information
The problem with young people today is that they have access to too much information.
Back when I was a lad, the only source of information a young person had was his father or the local newspaper and both were staunchly conservative, prone to bias, and largely focussed on sport.
But these young people today? They have a thousand news channels on the television and likely just as many on the damned interwebs. From Al Jazeera to TASS to the BBC, young people are free to avail themselves of any dangerous journalist with a crackpot worldview and soap box to sling it from.
Anyone with a lick of sense knows that information is like milk. It needs to be filtered, homogenized and carefully packaged before it’s safe for consumption by young people. Ingest it raw and you’re opening yourself up to nothing but brain fever, dysentery or worse.
And it’s not just news. Young people can “google” anything from the designated hitter rule to human rights to ladies girdles and a get a vast spectrum of sordid perspectives on the issue. They’re getting their “facts” from idiot bloggers, compulsive tweeters and any other Joe Assclown with a computer, the half-baked nub of an idea and enough money to purchase a domain name.
It’s one of the reasons that young people are all stupid as Hell. They’re overloading their tiny noggins with an unhealthy mix of conflicting opinions, warped ideologies, asinine lolcats and uncensored citizen news. It’s amazing their damned heads aren’t exploding left and right.
But the worst part is that allowing young people unfettered access to information tricks them into thinking that they actually know things – that’s damned dangerous. It leads to them forming opinions and once they have those it’s a short drive to contradicting elders, questioning authority, recreational drug use, dirty dancing and rampant flag burning.
Mark my words. If we don’t choke off the endless flow of unchecked information soon our county will lose its focus, its purpose and its all encompassing belief in the rightness of its actions. And that, I’m afraid, leads to nothing introspection, questioning, weakness and decline.
They have access to too much information. That’s the problem with young people today.