Something I took for granted was the sworn rivalry between teachers and students.
As a student I remember my teachers and I were sworn enemies. It was never stated, but it was obvious through actions and behaviors, and as quickly as the first week of kindergarten, that teachers were not there to help the students, but to take advantage of them. I do not mean in a "physical" or "sexually abusive" way, but in a financial and psychological way. It was very apparent to me at the age of 5 that the teachers were not there to help us, they were there for ulterior motives, and me and my peers would be the victims in this racket.
Obviously I could not articulate this at that time. I didn't have the vocabulary, the thought, let alone the context. But now in hindsight and knowing the racket education is, I can identify precisely what was going on. Young adults, too lazy to find real work, used "educating the children" as an excuse to avoid math, rigor or any career endeavor that required effort. And so, for 13 years, me and millions of other youth had to suffer at the hands of overpaid, overglorified, inferior-human, baby sitters, and though we couldn't articulate the argument above, we intuitively KNEW IT becuase of the day in, day out hell these morons forced upon us. It was WAR. And it was between the innocent students and the people posing as teachers (why else would "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" be so popular?).
Fast forward to today and times have definitely changed. And changed for the worse.
Instead of a Calvin and Hobbes-esque rivalry students have with teachers, they have something much worse.
A BFF relationship.
At least in the "olden days" we knew the teachers were the incompetent boobs sent there to baby sit us. It was clear they were incapable of teaching, let alone stimulating the minds of youth. They disliked math, and we go to suffer for it. So it was clear they were the enemy.
But not today.
Teachers are the best friends of the students. Why, they're all BFF!
Are the teachers the enemy?
Are the teachers arrogant 20 somethings showing cracks as they face the realities of not being intelligent or versed enough in any one subject to capture the minds and curiosity of the students so said students naturally behave?
However, are the teachers spineless 20 somethings that keep the educational standards their typically low level, but now with the added benefits of "happy warm friendship, diversity, global warming, eh.. you all get B's and are winners fuzzies?"
It is here a very sinister development has occurred.
Instead of students having a natural and visceral hatred for their faux-teachers, teachers have developed the ability to befriend and cajole students. Beforehand, teachers would just shove whatever political agenda they had on the students, all while spectacularly displaying they had no ability to teach or pass on knowledge, making school a hell. This was not a recipe for compliance. The rebellion was akin to Steve McQueen in the Great Escape (and I don't joke about that, me and my peers in grade school came up with some insanely crafty ways to rebel and deal with the mundane hell of school).
But today, I believe teachers know they know nothing and are not interesting. And therefore they approach their students in a more ass-kissing way.
The result in an interesting one.
In befriending, and not teaching, students, teachers have simply managed to make students "one of the leftists, educational establishment team."
Did they learn calculus?
No, but they did learn about global warming.
Did they learn basic financial budgeting skills?
No, but they did learn how much George Bush sucks.
In other words, the students and teachers are no longer rivals, they're political allies. And in being allies, there is no distrust. And with no distrust there can be no rebellious youth. They're pawns. They're compliant. They're obedient.
The irony, of course, is that this is the complete opposite of how they view themselves and how they've been taught to perceive themselves. Most 20 somethings think they're "independent," "highly intelligent" and "very open minded." When in reality they are nothing but the most conforming generation EVER in US history.
They swallowed whole the the leftist BS shoved down their throats by their indoctrinators.
They swallowed whole the socialist ideology shoved down their throats by their educators.
The parrot and repeat what they were told to by their elders, displaying PERFECTLY they are the opposite of what they claim.
I mean, just look at a hipster. Somebody trying so hard not to conform they only end up epitomizing conformity.
The said truth is that none of you youth are "rebels." You are the most pathetic, sad, group of conforming saps the world has ever seen. And if you don't believe it, compare yourselves to the second-most pathetic group of conformists - hippie baby boomers.
You know how the baby boomers said, "don't trust anybody over 30?"
You guys can't even follow THAT simple rule! You eat up whatever older people tell you as long as it jives with what your childish brain wants to believe. Meanwhile they're robbing your future blind with entitlement programs. Not to mention does anybody see the irony of when administrators and professors of college campuses keep getting 8-12% raises each year, but their students are so brainwashed and conforming, the students blame it on republican legislatures for not spending enough on education?
So to all you idiotic youth, 90% of which join the college democrats, 90% of you who simple repeat what your professors or teachers said, 90% of which think and do the exact same thing as the other 90%,
you're not rebellious.
you're not indepdenent minded
you're not cool.
You're a bunch of pathetic, ignorant, conforming suckers too stupid and too lazy to be genuine rebels.
You want to see rebels?
Look at the college republicans or college libertarians.
But, oh wait, you can't. Your teachers said they were racists, sexist, whatever. And you mustn't disobey you teachers, now, mustn't you? Why, that would not be conforming!