It’s interesting. In general, the callers on the show match up with Lexington Green’s assessment of #OccupyChicago
The kids I spoke to â€” and I use the term because that is what people in their early twenties seem like to me â€” were nice, and reasonably intelligent. Two were recent college graduates who were not able to get jobs. They seemed to be sincere and sensible young people.
One girl had a printout of the â€œproposed grievances.â€ (I got the list off their site and put it below the fold, since it is apparently a work in progress and subject to change.) It is an interesting mix. I agree with some of it, as noted in square brackets. I was surprised that it was not more Left boilerplate. It seems to reflect an accurate understanding of the seriousness of crony capitalism as the heart of the problem we face.
These conversations I found enjoyable, though I was as usual saddened by the combination of earnestness and ignorance of this rising generation.
My hatred of the Boomers, who have brainwashed and wasted these kids is boundless. There is nothing wrong with them. They have just never been taught anything but bullshit. They have been betrayed by their parents and their teachers. It is very depressing. The country has been shamefully dumbed down.
The 10/19/11 episode is available for free streaming for about a week. Listen to it!