Its been ages since I have written anything over 144 characters. I feel like its not for lack of things to write about necessarily, but I guess more has to do with how my life is going in general. I have monologued briefly on race and politics on social networks such as Facebook, but Facebook has become more of a massive pit of ignorance as of late. As far I see it, I went to bed one day and woke up playing a role in the movie Idiocracy. I still can’t wrap my head around how mesmerized we are in our own lives and how in spite of having access to more information than anytime in the history of this world, hoards of us are almost allergic to commonsense and truth. It seems diabolical at times and comedic other times. I lay blame squarely at the feet of the maligned Baby Boomer generation. This is a generation of people that grew up in a time of affluence built, brick by brick, by the Greatest generation that survived World Wars, Depressions and Dustbowls. The Baby Boomers figured that they must have earned their keep and tried to ride the wave to early retirements, booming economies, never-ending welfare, huge pensions, 401-k’s and over-all guaranteed affluence at 7% growth per year. This is the generation that worshipped Fonzi and perfected the Ponzi. Now, it seems that they are not so quietly financially milking our future for their present with their endless debts, unrealistic promises, and overall denial of the mess they have made. They are reverse mortgaging their homes in droves and reverse mortgaging my generations future. They have absolutely, positively, 100% poisoned Politics arguably beyond repair. However, the way that the generation that preceded them fought courageously against Communism, I too feel that the Baby Boomers fought against racial inequality. That was their cause and they succeeded masterfully. And as a hispanic man with my white wife laying next to me as I type this, I would be wrong to not acknowledge this. Ultimately, I think that the biggest battle that my generation will face will not be War, Communism, or any other -ism that we create as a boogie man. I think the battle ahead of us is profoundly worse. Our battle will be the fight against mass ignorance cemented in the foundation of our lives by the, now shell shocked, Boomers. If the trend continues, we will become too stupid to realize we’re too stupid. As the narrator said in Idiocracy, “The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes that genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.” Comical, yet frighteningly all too real.