So Tam has a post up about Obama calling for the young vote to come out again for the coming November elections. Over at The Smallest Minority Kevin had a post a few days ago about how terrible public schools are, about how many youngsters don't have any idea who even won WWII.

I am a 22 year old college student. I went to public school. I am going to a public university. However, I REFUSE TO BE LABELED BY ANYONE, CONSERVATIVE OR LIBERAL. You want to talk about the young vote and it's mindless support of Democrats? You want to talk about public schools and how the children are being brainwashed? Screw you. I am not a mindless puppet, a product of the modern machine.

I voted in the 2008 elections. I voted in the 2009 elections. I voted in the 2007 eletions. In 2008, I did not vote for Obama. To my eternal shame I voted for John "RHINO" McCain. So screw you, Obama, for labeling me as part of your herd, and screw you, Republicans, for letting us all down in 2008 with your selection. I know who won WWII. Studying history, especially the air war in WWII, is a hobby of mine. So screw you, all who assume me to brainwashed. I hope to make you eat your assumptions.

I hope you are now paying attention. I am a God-fearing, gun-toting, book-reading, small government American, no matter my age, and no matter your flimsy profiling.


Kevin said...

As I noted in my piece, the educational suck is not evenly distributed. Some still do escape. Some always will.

But look around you when you're on campus. How "normal" (that is, close to statistical average) are you among the other students? How many in any class you are taking could answer the question of who our major opponents were in WWII?

bluesun said...

I know exactly what you mean. I have noticed that... yet even my school is not typical. We are an engineering school, and most of the professors are apolitical (the ones who aren't don't get tenure) and most of the students are realistic, even if apathetic towards politics and social issues.

So I don't want to defend them, but I also don't want to be grouped in with them.

And just to be clear, when I say "you" in the post body, I am referring to everyone, not you or Tam specifically.