Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Oprah, why do you hate America?

It's hard to trust the accuracy of TMZ.com further than I can throw a stick, but if the quote in this bit is true, it's very revealing.

"Of her decision to open a school in South Africa instead of the U.S., Winfrey dissed American kids by telling Newsweek, 'If you ask the kids what they want or need, they will say an iPod or some sneakers. In South Africa, they don't ask for money or toys. They ask for uniforms so they can go to school.'"

So, y'know, wouldn't it be a nice challenge to help....well, try to change that attitude among American kids? I don't miss my high school days -- and I went to a good one.

Baby boomers: hating on every successive generation like their lives depend on it.


Run Up The Score! said...

It's true, Boomers because the same type of "get off my lawn!" generation they rebelled against.

I'm sad that Billmon is missing in action.

Signal to Noise said...

Billmon disappears at the best times for his posts.

I expect this sort of shit from white boomers, but the nasty trend of black elites and buppies going after the "hip-hop generation" is almost too ironic for me to stand. At some point I'm going to nail down the black boomer and Buppie hating. Oprah is only the top of that iceberg. Maybe when Cosby has his next outburst or Stanley Crouch writes another stupid column.