My Generation

Monday, October 25, 2010

William Upski Wimsatt, hip hop and graffiti writer, founder of the League of Young Voters and the author of Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement,  talks about the state of (no longer so) young radical Americans.


William Upski Wimsatt

Comments [19]

geTaylor from Bklyn., NY

Why do all community organizer's sound like inarticulate sophomores (of the "high school" kind)
without their teleprompters?

Volume 1: Bomb the Suburbs
Volume 2: Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs
Volume 3:
Bombing in the Suburbs - A Retrospective

Oct. 25 2010 02:46 PM
art525 from park slope

In response to Waaahhh!-

Would that I could.

Oct. 25 2010 11:57 AM
Glork from Montclair, NJ

Fifteen minutes for Barbara Ehrenreich and then more than fifteen for the Park slope puffball ( puffed full of self important hot air and no credentials) to simper through questions that he couldn't be bothered to prepare for ? And to tell me "parenthood is hard?" If my teenagers answered teachers in the same manner as "mister whimsy", I would give them a failing grade myself! I literally had the checkbook out and put it back away-sorry.

Oct. 25 2010 11:52 AM
Jon from Brooklyn

Brian, way to go with these segments--NOT!! This phony from Chicago was stumping for Obama since at least 2004 based on his earlier writings...and my point is that he has reached the pinnacle of his career and is clinging on for dear life at the age of 38!! A Congressional realignment is our only hope to send this stoner back to Chi-town to "help" Rahm Emmanuel. Bye-bye to the uber-pretentious William "WASP-y" Wimsatt!

Oct. 25 2010 11:51 AM
Wilma from The Bronx

Was I imagining things when I heard Brian say this guy is 37 ? Between all the "you know"s & the "right?"s and every other sentence ending with an upturn , he sounds like he's 15. If he writes the way he speaks, his books must be genuinely painful to read.

Oct. 25 2010 11:49 AM
John from office

You Know You Know You Know You Know

He needs to be humbled by life, not elevated by Brian.

Oct. 25 2010 11:47 AM

[[art525 from park slope And yes Unfortunately Park Slope has become a suburb, if only in spirit. It was much more enjoyable twenty years ago. Oct. 25 2010 11:42 AM]]

so build a time machine.

Oct. 25 2010 11:46 AM

This guy needs to stop giggling. Ultimately we're all in this together? Tell that to the Tea Parties and their Fox cheer leaders.

Oct. 25 2010 11:45 AM
Yawn part 2

[[We're all on the Titanic together, we have to turn it around together.]]

The Titanic wasn't sank, y'know.

Oct. 25 2010 11:44 AM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

yeah, he should, like, you know, have him on all the time, because, like, you know, that would be supercool!

Oct. 25 2010 11:44 AM
Leah from Brooklyn

Now he's telling me where to live?! From his perch in Park Slope?!

Oct. 25 2010 11:42 AM
art525 from park slope

How vapid. You know what's movement? Smarmy self amused hipsters. (And what's with those mini fedoras they're all wearing that look like they go with lederhausen? Is that a movement?)

And yes Unfortunately Park Slope has become a suburb, if only in spirit. It was much more enjoyable twenty years ago.

Oct. 25 2010 11:42 AM
Kiki from Nolita

Thank you! Finally a progressive has the courage to admit that the far right has stolen the enthusiasm factor this election. You can denigrate the Tea Party all you like, but that won't stop them from taking the House.

Oct. 25 2010 11:41 AM

[[We could go on for three hours of the things....]]

[[There's been a new energy of!...waitaminnit!]]

This guest is, like, whoa!, BRILLIANT! You should have him on, like, you know, every day.

Oct. 25 2010 11:41 AM
Leah from Brooklyn

So disappointing. Really, can't my generation get a spokesperson who doesn't say "ya know?" quite so often when he doesn't know what else to say?

Oct. 25 2010 11:39 AM
gino from Gramercy

This kid doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. Twitter has warped his brain.

Oct. 25 2010 11:37 AM
james from Brooklyn

Something tells me everything this guy says is a "movement" (if you know what I mean).

Oct. 25 2010 11:37 AM
The Truth from Becky

What sorta cackle was that??!

Oct. 25 2010 11:34 AM
Robert from NYC

Park Slope is a suburb!

Oct. 25 2010 11:33 AM

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