The following clip perfectly exemplifies the missed mark between adults and teenagers. The unbelievable lack of understanding and knowledge. The fear that forms a most dangerous wedge between parents and their kids, the media and it's youth.
Mind you, the clip comes from small town North Dakota but I don't see that as any excuse for this unbelievable idiocy-- for the tone and complete mismark. For labeling and using false information based on myspace "quizzes" and online chain-farce, and teenagers who are completely fucking with the newscasters.
Just watching this clip makes me want to regress and hate my parents by default for being adults. And then I remember that I'm an adult so I kind of want to hate myself. I must be emo.
We need to open our eyes, people. We ask ourselves why we are so afraid? So afraid for our country and our kids and the "shit" that's out there.
Raise the terror report to Orange. Kids are wearing tight clothes and crying. A point system? A fashion trend turned deadly?
You want an example of a country that grows fear faster than corn? Maybe we should be afraid of ourselves and what we are capable of, disconnected from our children's lives and relying on news briefs and Oprah to tell us what the hell is going on.
Listen to your kids. Trust your teenagers. Don't be afraid to flip the finger to news briefs whose only mission (evidently besides proving their complete lack of today's teens) is to make you afraid of your child. And their tight pants. And hair. And safety pin necklace.
Thankfully, videos like this soon become youtube cult hits. Thankfully the "dangerous emo kids" can respond with eye-rolls and "reporters are soooo lame." My only hope is that they will grow up and REMEMBER what it felt like to be a teenager. Because somehow? The majority of today's adults seem to have forgotten
Hopefully parents can "get with the times" if only to call bullshit when they see it. Because it churns my stomach to think that parents are judging their kids based on the lies the media feeds them on the 10 o'clock news.