The Anger of the Millennials By Tom North

     With every article, most of the writers here struggle with existential despair, in the face of impending doom and destruction of all that is worthwhile. Searching for signs of resistance is a weary task. Nevertheless, the young generation, the millennials, are beginning to show the early signs of resistance, and they certainly hate the Baby Boomers for eating up all the good things in their narcissistic quest for self-realisation:

“Enthusiasm for the Democratic Party is waning among millennials as its candidates head into the crucial midterm congressional elections, according to the Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll. The online survey of more than 16,000 registered voters ages 18 to 34 shows their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years, to 46 percent overall. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy. Although nearly two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates.

That presents a potential problem for Democrats who have come to count on millennials as a core constituency - and will need all the loyalty they can get to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to capture control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November. Young voters represent an opportunity and a risk for both parties, said Donald Green, a political science professor at Columbia University in New York City. “They’re not as wedded to one party,” Green said. “They’re easier to convince than, say, your 50- or 60-year-olds who don’t really change their minds very often.”

     We do not know how these American results translate into the Australian political context, but if they do, it opens a window of opportunity to begin fighting back against the new class ruling elite, who are now mainlt Baby boomers.



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