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What our children think of us.

By LSWCHP 19 July 2013 26

I walked into the lounge room this evening and as usual, found my two teenage sons chortling over something on the internet. When I asked them what was causing the giggles, the eldest showed me some of the sharpest and harshest Australian political satire I’ve seen in many years.

When I asked where it came from, my eldest said that one of his 15 year old friends at school had been writing it.

So, if you want to know what young people think of politics today, check out https://www.facebook.com/TheRealToneAbet

It’s not all great, but if you’re anything like me it will make you laugh, cringe and shudder all at once.  Particularly the panel where Kevin urges Julia to pull the knife from his back “nise n slo pls…”.

Awesome stuff from a Canberra Year 10 boy.

[ED – NSFW]

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Masquara 4:24 pm 22 Jul 13

I think I can see John McTernan’s social media unit’e paw prints all over this. 33,000 likes? Unlikely – unless Facebook was paid to promote this. Little “sister site” with an equivalent Julia Gillard …. little sop to balance on the part of the ALP.

astrojax 12:20 pm 22 Jul 13

poetix said :

Niec.

um i think you meant to spell it ‘nic…’

o, wiat.

BimboGeek 11:19 am 22 Jul 13

Think of memes like the youth trends in Neuromancer. Case is in his 20s and already too old to follow all the trends although he appreciates and relates to them as a different version of what he was doing as a teenager.

When I was a teenager 10-15 years ago we were still creating this culture. Our parodies were well spelled but irreverent and flippant. Lol hadn’t been created but 1337 was like a battle of wits.

Rage comics, Dolan Duck and Tone Abut developed from there and aren’t my style because nostalgia. In my day we would write a song or play. I think it’s because the culture is more inclusive now, subculture isn’t very important to today’s teenagers so they create shorter jokes that everyone can understand. (At least, they seem more fluid about subculture.)

It’s not for their parents in the same way that the parents of 70s-80s kids freaked out about swear words in music: it’s good but we don’t understand it. I don’t even understand the other subcultures from my age group.

spinact 10:47 am 22 Jul 13

Postalgeek said :

Blogs and Facebook pages are like farts, everyone likes their own, and if you encounter one you find really offensive, move on to fresher air.

Best response ever…………or should that be bst rspnse eva……….I don’t know, I’m too old for this shit

Postalgeek 10:10 am 22 Jul 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

“Ur dumb a$$. Fcku evrE1 els. He he.” Yup, this is an example of apparently what we as a society have come to expect as funny. People supporting an attitude that accepts these kind of views just drag it lower and lower as humanity slides into a free for all of denigration.
You said “basic level of respect we should give everybody”. The language used in this artist’s depictions do not come close to even a basic level of respect. Is a basic level simply letting everybody live, albeit with a constant personal attack from everyone else in the world? Where is the line that divides respect from insult?
Thanks to this article on RA, this “inconspicuous” web page has now littered the virtual walls of the internet in the same way as graffiti does in a bus shelter. Anyone’s comments supporting it or links directing us to it make it more of a destruction of public property, which the internet can surely can be classed as. Do you own the net, does a private company hold it’s patent? Either way, it is as public as an advertisement on television, an article in a newspaper or a street sign. Public domain is how it’s commonly referred, especially on Facebook.
Thanks for showing your maturity by turning this debate from one pertaining to the topic, to one of personal attack. You have proven my point on how little respect this world has.

The internet isn’t public property. It’s not property. No one owns it, anymore than the air is public property. You can’t ‘deface’ it. Blogs and Facebook pages are like farts, everyone likes their own, and if you encounter one you find really offensive, move on to fresher air.

wildturkeycanoe 8:20 am 22 Jul 13

lostinbias said :

How is it “an internet version of spray painting on walls of buildings and bus stops”? Doing such a thing defaces public and private property. This does not. If you don’t want to look at it you don’t have to. It’s the internet, Not everyone will enjoy everything but there’s something for everyone. I’m even going to second Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd on this one, l2interwebs.

Also “foul-mouthed”? Please. It’s long been acceptable to use such language in comedy, of which this is a form. Disrespectful? Maybe, but people have to learn that while there is a basic level of respect we should give everybody, getting to a certain stage of society (ie. elected to office, promoted in a company, old, etc.) doesn’t inherently earn them respect with absolutely everyone, they still need to show they’re worthy of it and act in a way that will maintain it. To me their attempts at satire, while sometimes hit and miss, sure, are the beginnings of critical thinking, which I’d much rather young people doing than blindly giving their utmost respect to those who haven’t necessarily done enough to earn it.

You may not like the presentation, but it seems to be getting attention amongst the next generation of adults. You’re entirely welcome to ignore it if you wish. All forms of expression change over time. This is the style of the time, like the onion on your belt.

“Ur dumb a$$. Fcku evrE1 els. He he.” Yup, this is an example of apparently what we as a society have come to expect as funny. People supporting an attitude that accepts these kind of views just drag it lower and lower as humanity slides into a free for all of denigration.
You said “basic level of respect we should give everybody”. The language used in this artist’s depictions do not come close to even a basic level of respect. Is a basic level simply letting everybody live, albeit with a constant personal attack from everyone else in the world? Where is the line that divides respect from insult?
Thanks to this article on RA, this “inconspicuous” web page has now littered the virtual walls of the internet in the same way as graffiti does in a bus shelter. Anyone’s comments supporting it or links directing us to it make it more of a destruction of public property, which the internet can surely can be classed as. Do you own the net, does a private company hold it’s patent? Either way, it is as public as an advertisement on television, an article in a newspaper or a street sign. Public domain is how it’s commonly referred, especially on Facebook.
Thanks for showing your maturity by turning this debate from one pertaining to the topic, to one of personal attack. You have proven my point on how little respect this world has.

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