Saturday, December 11, 2010

WHY DO I LISTEN TO THE KIDS?



Because they give me hope.

15 year-old Rodney Owen McCarthy explains what he learned in the London street protests against increased school tuition:

They can't stop us demonstrating, they can't stop us fighting back, and how ever much they try to imprison us in the streets of London, those are our streets. We will always be there to demonstrate, we will always be there to fight... We are no longer that generation that doesn't care, we are no longer that generation to sit back and take whatever they give us. We are now the generation at the heart of the fight back.

I'm not replaying 1960's power-to-the-people tapes. I'm hoping that today's youth will be able lead and teach us about a better future than the one being pissed down on us by our leaders.

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