Inspired by Meg Cranston's Artist for President (http://www.uniteddivas.com/megcranston/megpresident.html)**
We assert that there is a youth culture that is different and separate from all other cultures and that our culture is governed by principles which the aged population finds peculiar or offensive.
We are tired of being labeled. We are tired of being segmented. We are tired of hearing old people talk about us. We are tired of being the respondents to your 20 city questionnaire. We are done with being ignored.
We are sick of 1980s spandex. We are sick of your Top 40 hits on a compact disc. We are sick of your rom-coms and big budget fantasy sci-fi sequels. We are sick of 60 billion ad messages being hurled from satellites in outer space. We are done with being disappointed.
We demand the right to change everything. We demand the right to create our own words. We demand the right to define what is cool in the morning. We demand the right to re-define what is cool in the evening. We are done with being told to follow.
We reserve the right to be elitist. We reserve the right to choose our heroes. We reserve the right to create jobs that never existed before. We reserve the right to outsource, open-source and crowdsource everything and all. We are done with your rigid ways.
We condemn the wars that you started. We condemn the poverty and hunger you created. We condemn your irresponsibility in ignoring our dying planet. We condemn the forces of greed that keeps an honest man from climbing the income brackets. We will fix the mess you left behind.
This is for school kids This is for college students This is for young professionals This is for the young artist who shares his creations on DeviantArt This is for the young blogger who dreams of being a travel journalist This is for the podcaster who is on her way to become a successful RJ This is for the YouTube user who dreams of her own television show and feature film This is for the photography enthusiast who spends his pocket money on a Flickr Pro Account This is for the opinionated Twitter-for-Blackberry addict destined to become a Twitter celebrity. (Even we don’t know what that means!) This is for the coding guru who gifts his geek friend a mobile gaming app based on Dungeons & Dragons for his birthday. Yes that is cool...for now.
This is youth culture
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