Open Letter to Politicians, Voters, and Main Stream Media Outlets:
What makes you think we will listen to you in the future if you won't listen to us now?
I hope you understand the gravity of what I am about to explain to you. This letter is just one part of a demographic but I'm saying it because I believe we deserve a voice. I also understand that this isn't pointed towards everyone but if any of this offends you or makes you angry then this letter is probably for you. Just remember: Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.
Quit saying that the older crowd is trying to protect, serve, and inform the youth of today. We are tired of hearing your lies and we won't take it anymore! We like equality. We like truth. We like trust. These are the most important qualities this generation is coming to adore. You can say you have these qualities but you have none of them!
Equality and tolerance is probably one of the most important things in our life because we want to be equal to each other. We have learned that it is the older and "more experienced" crowd that teaches bigotry. You are born with equality and tolerance! We thank you for teaching us to read, write, and simple things to obtain more knowledge but beyond that... Quit it! What we now like is to be taught where to find information so that we may come to our own conclusions. Be tolerant to others and be tolerant to us and you might remember a time in your life when you felt the same. I am purposely leaving this very vague because we believe in ALL equality. Equality and tolerance of race, ideas, age, speaking time in debates...
Truth is the key to our hearts. It isn't jobs, gay marriage, religion, or any other moot talking point that people like to jam down our throats. "The path to Hell is paved with good intentions." Your intentions on trying to teach us what is good in moral is showing ignorance in the messages of our Creators, Founders, and ancestors. Things change over time and you must learn to accept these changes as we get older and society gets more tolerant. If you can't do this, then get out of the way. We grew up with the Internet talking to people from around the world for several decades now. We play online games, communicate, and learn from each other instantly being thousands of miles away. We do not want to kill, mandate, or fight with other countries unless its in a digital video game. We are more curious to their cultures than you think and we ask questions about what is going on in other countries from them and not your disgusting pundits.
Trust cannot happen without truth and you have lost our trust because you will not give us the truth. Fox, CNN, MSNBC, or any other MSM channel are all used to describe a position and not give us the news. We do not care about your opinions. If you want to see where you are headed, just ask Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly about their ratings compared to a year ago. The second place you can look where you are headed is the Revolution News Network. If you haven't heard about it yet then you can look it up and take some notes. They have had one broadcast and had over 200,000 viewers.
This takes me to my last point: we will get what we want. Whether its this election or the next, we will not change our message and will not change our beliefs. You all have been jaded in this society and in one or two generations we will have taken over and changed it ourselves. If you're doing it for us then why don't you ask what we want? Give us some insight, but do not try to get us to conform to your outdated and immoral ideas. We have woken up and we will not sleep until this world has changed so that our future generations will not have to put up with bigotry, war, and "necessary pre-emptive" murder of fellow humans. Yes, there are evil people in this world but maybe they aren't necessarily evil but misunderstood and just need someone to listen to them just like I am telling you that we WILL be listened to either on collective terms or be forced that they are on our terms.
Jesse Penick is a 31 year old Supply Chain Major student at the University of Houston-Downtown and a member of the Youth for Paul Organization.