High school literature makes kids emo.
Remember how we always had to figure out the symbolism in the books we read?
"Dead trees mean this, green grass means this, such and such means this."
Some of those kids took that stuff to heart and ran with it.
That's why the emo-rage is running rampant among teenagers these days.
Why couldn't they be happy like the kids from the 60's and 70's minus the dope and stuff?
(This has been a public service announcement on What's Wrong With America?!
Part One can be found here.)