Listening to the commentary and slogans at the protest is causing me to question the level of intellect of our youth and the education system that purported to educate them. They chant inanities like; down with capitalism and banks, Fox lies, etc. and in many cases mumble incoherently and are stymied for any answer whatsoever as to why they are there.
In the 60’s we chanted “stop the war”, “the Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy of more than just Oswald” and “down with Nixon” after Watergate. However, my friends and I were very conversant in these issues, both pro and con and could argue our points as a result of our own reading and research, along with some of the wild eyed ideas of youth.
Have my fellow boomers done too many drugs back then and birthed a nation of idiots? Every time I turn on FOX, yes FOX, and listen to the dribble of the drones at Wall street, I am constantly reminded of the H.G. Wells Book (also a movie about three times) The Island of Doctor Moreau, as the mutated animals chanted in unison “ARE WE NOT MEN”? Needless to say, that was not a very intellectual bunch either. 🙂