My Generation Of Destruction

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
My Generation

Submitted: October 02, 2010

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My Generation of Destruction It looks like my generation is going to be the end of us. America’s future is most likely going to change quickly. With all the bad going on in our world today, I believe everything is going to change. Life as we know it, ground cars, telephones, and even the way we are doomed to look, it’s all going to change. One reason I believe this is because of the BP Oil spill thing. The huge scare reminded me a lot about the Oil Bug, a deadly chemical that turns anything with oil into a bomb basically. This idea comes from the book Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Actually a lot of what I will say in this essay reflects off of that. Changes in government will greatly affect the new system. America chose Obama as president. Why is this? Is it because he seemed most fit for the job? Or was it because people didn’t want to be thought of as racist for choosing a white man over a black man? I truthfully do not know. But this is a question that truly eats away at me. Truthfully I don’t think Obama is a good president. The number one reason for this is because of plans to build a Mosque. I’m not saying I have anything against Muslims or anything. The thing about this that bugs me is the placement. The placement is right near Ground Zero. Please, keep in mind the horrible tragedy. 9 11. The day Muslim terrorists flew a plane into the World Trade Center. A Mosque is usually built as a victory tower. The building of the Mosque is screaming victory for the Muslims. Right by the scene of 9 11, and that’s not the worst part. The opening date for this “victory Mosque” is September 11th 2011. Nice. Our government is against us it seems. It almost seems like Obama wants us to fall. Along with the government issues, there are also many other scary things going on. In the bible, when it talks about the end of the world it states: “Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.\" This quote is from Revelations. Basically it is saying that when the end is near people will be happy about the deaths of their enemies, who could be innocent people. Because of news casts and even online sites like Facebook, it is possible for everyone to hear the news of deaths. Some people do enjoy hearing about these deaths. All around the world beauty has been of insane importance. For example look at celebrities. What makes them popular? Is it their music, or their look? In music the most popular musicians are the ones that the majority of the population finds good looking. The next time you are online search “most popular celebrities 2010” the first result that pops up is “The 20 Hottest Celebrities - October 2010 (page 1 of 24)” Does this tell you anything about how they are rated? Also by being better looking you may get better jobs or get treated better. This is something called the halo effect. I read a lot about that in the book Bogus to Bubbly, also by Scott Westerfeld. If you think about it, it’s true. If you meet someone who is attractive to you, you will more than likely treat them better than an ugly person you meet. In the books, Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras it shows ways different people react to different styles. For example, the Pretties are the people who had the “Pretty Operation”. The operation makes it so you are a certain height. It takes away all unneeded fat. Makes your eyes bigger, and skin flawless, you would have fuller lips. And just be completely perfect. The Uglies looked up to them. They were fascinated by the beauty. In the book there is a part where Tally thinks about how she still gets this warm fuzzy feeling every time she looked into the a Pretty persons eyes. In Specials however, the Pretties were no longer attractive to Tally. They seemed weak and boring. She now looked down at them. In society people act just like this. If you feel like you are on top of the world you hold yourself higher. If you are gorgeous, people will say you are. You could take this and become more confident. Because of confidence a brighter aura will be spread. Beauty is very important to the world. I believe plastic surgery rates will increase in the years to come. This is because of insecurities. Another thing I believe will happen is the rise of homosexuals. Before I say anything I feel the need to explain that I have nothing against gays, lesbians, or bisexuals. But in the bible it states marriage should be women and man. The bible being ignored is something that comes in the end days. Suicide rates are on the rise. On S.A.V.E it states that about 30,000 people commit suicide each year. America, however, has the largest amount of suicides. Each year more and more. Our generation is failing to protect people from this horrible event. Autism rates are highly increasing. This year the rate of the possibility for Autism is 1 in every 110 people. In 2002 the rate was about 1 in every 10,000. And just last year it was 1 in 160. The rates for this are quickly increasing and a cure has not been found. No one knows for sure what is causing it, but in our generation it is becoming more and more likely. As you can see, our generation is failing. Although I believe a revolution will be coming up in America. With the president seemingly against us, Outer beauty of more importance than inner beauty, plastic surgery, teen suicide and autism rates are on the rise. What has become of America? Our generation will be the end of the world as we know it.


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