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The Anthem for the New Slacker Activist Generation

In what may be the most brilliant piece of song writing ever, or perhaps the most perceptively written piece of satire ever, Reason Magazine’s Remy has given us a new anthem for the modern generation. “I Need a Hashtag” is a brilliant commentary on the modern “do-nothing but be outraged at everything” generation.

Read these lyrics and see if you don’t agree…

Like a Chris Brown fan or girlfriend

free speech is under attack
and so like Hannah Storm folks are
trying to find the best way to push back

But I won’t care tomorrow
and I did not care yesterday
Is there anything I can do to pretend
that I care today?

I need a hashtag
I need a hashtag for today
to show that I care
when I really don’t care
and that’s just what I’m doing today
faking outrage

 

 

I Need a Hashtag Lyrics from Reason:
Like a Chris Brown fan or girlfriend
free speech is under attack
and so like Hannah Storm folks are
trying to find the best way to push back

But I won’t care tomorrow
and I did not care yesterday
Is there anything I can do to pretend
that I care today?

I need a hashtag
I need a hashtag on display
Yeah I’ll tweet to the world
“#BringBackOurGirls
and Boko Haram will be like “okay!”

I need a hashtagI need a hashtag
I need a hashtag for today
to show that I care
when I really don’t care
and that’s just what I’m doing today
faking outrage

Sure there are lots of people
who really care about the fight
but anyone who tweeted these
should probably be disqualified

Should we try to fight for change?
Embrace more freedom here at home?
Or should we use the most effective
tool mankind has ever known?

We need a hashtag
How about a hashtag and call it a night?
it’s both a mnemonic and a catastrophic
extremist-destroying device

We need a hashtag
A hashtag will bring them to their knees
Even though it’s been said that
the First Amendment wasn’t
written to protect pleasantries

We need a hashtag!

 

Thank you, Remy, for being a musical and satirical genius.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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