Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone
Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.
In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.
Fun fact: I used to have this professor who was well past standard retirement age who was convinced-absolutely convinced I tell you- that none of use read the newspaper. And he made it pretty clear he meant “none of you have a subscription to the new york times” so we never really argued with him because who the fuck has a subscription to the new york times?
Anyway, one day there was a major news story that directly related to the class the day before a class session. Pretty much everyone came into that session having read at least one article on the subject, and many of us had read multiple articles from different sources as well as watched for updates as they came out.
We started up discussion pretty much as soon as most of the class arrived because we all knew that that would be the topic of the day. We quickly laid out the basic facts of the event in case anyone had been offline the day before. Before we even started getting into specifics he admitted that we were mentioning facts he hadn’t heard of, and added “Well, of course, I didn’t read anything about it until this morning.”
There was more than a little confusion before we - somewhat collectively - realized that he meant that he didn’t know shit about what was going on until his paper arrived the morning of class because the event had happened in the morning the day before, too late to make it into the paper. For nearly 24 hours he was completely out of loop while we were not only informed about what was going on, but many of us had already participated in discussion about the implications of the news.