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The Post-Bush Years

August 17, 2009

Written By: Frazer Hughes

I just wasn’t old enough when I saw a big brass Saddam get pulled over by a bulldozer on TV to do anything about it the. I wasn’t smart enough, I wasn’t in the position to be heard. But I knew, and you knew, too that something was wrong. Everything about the Bush years were wrong. I was in high school when it all happened.

I was 17 years old when the planes hit the tower, and the whole time, probably less than 24 hours after the tower collapsed, I was scared. I knew that the US government was going to try and take everything away. Half of my friends at the time were on extacy rubbing their nipples with boa feathers and having vics vapo rub blown into their eye balls, and I was still stuck in the 80’s with black flag and dead kennedys listening to what they were saying, and in the bush years, after 9-11, everything they were saying was truer then than in the 80’s.

There we were, a generation, we didn’t know what to do. I think we all wanted an new 60’s, didn’t we. We saw ourselves in the streets, we were throwing smoke grenades and rocks at the whitehouse, but it never happened. We didn’t know how. There was no alternative establishment, no anti-establishment mentality that would support us. Was it too much exstacy? Where were our resources. In the 60’s, it seemed like everyone did it themselves.

Now we are past the Bush years, we have something very fucking cool. We have Obama. And that IS fucking cool. But we don’t have anything else. We don’t care about healthcare, and we certainly don’t care about the financial crisis. Where is the money in my pocket? Where are the people who care? It’s you and me. We all care. We finally had our first say. We chose Obama. We chose a new direction. We choose not to go with McCain and Palin. Thank god for that! Our generation at least didn’t let McCain/Palin happen. That is our first victory. Lets not let it be our last. We aren’t in high school anymore. We saw what happens when two planes hit some towers in New York and we watched as Bush took away everything and started wars all over the place. Who did this? It was our parents. Our parents were the ones that voted for him, voted FOR the war, voted for the other war, they voted for Reagan, and we couldn’t do anything about it. And now we are on our own.

We don’t have any money. We don’t have the alternative infrastructure to get our voices heard. We have to create it. We have a start. We have CHICKS WITH GUNS, goddamnit. And now you have to go out and shove it down their throats. If you write poetry, if you make music, FUCK RANDOM HOUSE, FUCK CAPITOL RECORDS, FUCK DAVID GEFFEN!! Send in what you have, get it out. We have what no one ever had in the 60’s. We have the internet! And it is free. You have your voice, you have your talent, you have your time, and there is more to change than we can.

Stand up now, say “FUCK YOU!” I AM GOING TO DO IT MYSELF. IT’S OURS. TAKE IT AND SHOVE DOWN THEIR THROAT. WE HAVE THE TALENT, WE HAVE THE VOICE. IT’S OUR TIME. TAKE IT. CREATE OUR OWN LEDGENDS.