Why There Will Be No Revolution
Montreal, Late 2002

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I think we're all a little disappointed that our generation never had its own revolution. How exciting it would have been!

Well sorry to disappoint, but I don't think we'll have one either. Our pastel-soft generation is entirely satisfied to sit back in our leather bound sofas and eat Dominoes pizza and Doritoes, nose around in fully stocked fridges, play Xbox, and use one of three remotes to manipulate the sound system, DVD player, or TV with 110 channels. We are the decadent generation.

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Fri Sep 30 05:49:41 2005 from Gianfranco Unali < [email protected] >

Hi Lope, While I am a regular admirer of your work, I disagree with your comments on this piece. We might be decadent but it is not our generation that is decadent rather our society. I seem to recall that at least some heavily misguided people in our generation are trying to have a revolution of sorts. I am not just referring to islamist terrorism. Northern Ireland has had its fair share of attempted revolutions, too. Is it exciting? hmm...not sure! It's scary, though.

Fri Sep 30 17:58:24 2005 from Lope < lope_away at yahoo dot com >

When I drew this I was thinking about the hippies and the counter-culture movement of the 60s, not a violent revolution but one based more on ideas and ways of living. Young people were so politically active back then, universities had massive demonstrations, people experimented - it just doesn't seem like we have that.

Woodstock, 1969

Odd to feel nostalgic for something I never experienced and only know through old photos and songs. That being said, I've got to agree with you - a lot of revolutions just aren't worth it. I don't want to die.

Tue Feb 21 13:18:22 2006 from Nick Blake < nblake over at gmail dot com >

This is one of my favorites. I've felt exactly this way for years. I used to sit at my friend's house while he and our buds would sit around smoking copious amounts of pot and playing Golden Eye for hours on end and just think about what a waste it all was. They would complain pointlessly about The Man and how bullshit life was, etc, etc, meanwhile doing the best they could to do nothing with their lives. Stupid.