September 26, 2011
"We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt. Most, I found, were of working-class or otherwise modest backgrounds, kids who did exactly what they were told they should: studied, got into college, and are now not just being punished for it, but humiliated – faced with a life of being treated as deadbeats, moral reprobates."

David Graeber at the Guardian, in the best piece I’ve read yet on Occupy Wall Street (via judyxberman)

This article is fucking great.

(via hardlyart)

this is me. this is also practically everyone i know. it’s scary.

(via yukidama)

I liked this part:

Perhaps, it’s not surprising. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the real priority of those running the world for the last few decades has not been creating a viable form of capitalism, but rather, convincing us all that the current form of capitalism is the only conceivable economic system, so its flaws are irrelevant. As a result, we’re all sitting around dumbfounded as the whole apparatus falls apart.

It’s like, hey guys, did you know, raising the whole generation before us on the Cold War mentality had some bad results and stuff. Oops!

(via soniassi)

The things done in the name of greed over the past 40 years are truly reprehensible. Seemingly an entire generation of businessmen and politicians - people that I was told to emulate - have spent decades lining their pockets at the world’s expense. I don’t know why I spent time learning about things like the concept of peak oil in college if all the people who can actually do something about these problems are just going to ignore logic/reason/things that aren’t money and power. Moreover, with my generation being the lost generation (my grandparents were the “greatest generation” and now I’m “the lost generation”? this sucks), I’m not sure how we’re supposed to take power and change things for the better when we’re all mostly unemployed (55% of 16-29 year olds in the U.S.!) and have no reputations. 

I’m going to bed. 

(via soniassi-deactivated20120108)

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