For starters, I am also 26 and a part of the huge youth brigade of this country. Probably, thats why this question haunts me so much - that our youth are really aware and intelligent or are gullible, ignorant fucks?
Considering the facts -
So many "youngsters" turned up to support Anna Hazare. But most of them didnt know a shit about Jan Lokpal Bill. Thats why no-one is protesting / saying anything now when it is clear that the Govt. is trying to dodge Anna and Co. ? Anna himself has said this. Thats why he and others are boycotting the future meetings of JLP Bill Drafting Committee till Govt. doesnt leave its rhetoric that they wont include PM, MPs and judiciary in Lokpal.
On PM, I can let go.. but MPs? The most corrupt of them all? They should be included come what may !
So many of us youngsters- especially girls - go crazy over Rahul Gandhi. I have heard / seen so many Girls (dumb, i may add) shouting that RG is their youth icon because hes "cho cuute!". Gimme a fuckin break!
Where the hell is RG now when his Govt is attacking democracy? Why does he support a pseudo-secular anti-nationalist like Digvijaya Singh? Why is he silent over Kashmiri Pandits? Why doesnt he ever speak at length on major issues like corruption?
So, why is he our "next PM / youth icon?"
Channel V, Bindass etc dish out brain-dead, idiotic & abusive shows - all in the name of "the youth likes it."
Movies portray youth as "cool, brainless" fucks who only know about facebook, CCD & Dominos. Karan Johar - are you listening? Are they right or the youth is far from it? Do they resemble Karan Johar-ish retards or Rang De Basanti-ish revolutionaries?
Will the real youth please stand up .. Stand up for their beloved country?
Will they? Or will they shrug and move on to discuss "important" things like who will win this years' Roadies?
May be thats the major difference between the youth of Egypt, Libya etc and the youth of India. The revolutions in those countries were led by youth who knew what they were doing and what they wanted to achieve - a better nation. But here? Well.... revolutions like those of Anna - its "cool / fashionable" to take part in those and forget. Ultimately.. nothing changes, right?
I Hope ................................................