For this post we shall refer to that old axiom by the famous scholar, Jesus X. Christ: Before the socialist speech there came the socialist discussion, during which socialism was Made. This was the case today, when Barack Obama held a secret session with the children of Wakeview High School in Arlington, Virginia, to talk about how dumb they all are, before addressing the nation on the same topic. It was there that he gave the students the most important career advice available in this day and age: don’t write racist shit or whatever on your Facebook page.
The moment came near the end of his discussion with children, when young “Jessie” spoke:
THE PRESIDENT: Who’s got the mic? Well, he already had the mic, so we’ll give two last questions. These two right here. Go ahead.
STUDENT: Hi, Mr. President, my name is Jessie. When I grow up, I would like to have your job.
THE PRESIDENT: Okay.
(He’s thinking, “Jesus fuck…”)
STUDENT: Is there any advice you can give me, or career paths that I — things I need to know?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, let me give you some very practical tips. (Laughter.) First of all, I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook — (laughter) — because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life. And when you’re young, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff. And I’ve been hearing a lot about young people who — you know, they’re posting stuff on Facebook, and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody has done a search and — so that’s some practical political advice for you right there. (Laughter.) That’s number one.
So there you have it, kiddies! In the “YouTube age,” you must be very careful what you write on your Facebook thing.
Obama warns students about posting on Facebook [Lynn Sweet]