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  •  Ahhh... They voted for change. (2+ / 0-)
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    CenPhx, chuckvw

    What they got was a typical politician.  Some generations take longer than other to come of age politically.

    It's interesting to see you speak for and disrespect a whole generation at the same time though.

    •  Ah, "voted for change." A nice, short slogan. (2+ / 0-)
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      Justanothernyer, Kickemout

      Very Twitter friendly.  The reality didn't quite fit on Twitter, did it?  It has to be explained and analyzed, like most things that bear any resemblance to reality, and there's just no time for that.

      It's interesting to see you speak for and disrespect a whole generation at the same time though.

      Disrespect?  What the fuck am I supposed to respect them/us for?  Remind me of the towering cultural and political achievements in which this generation didn't merely play some role, but actually spearheaded against any kind of opposition?  You're illustrating stereotypes even as you bitch about being subjected to them, acting like Millennials are owed something.  

      We/You aren't owed anything.  We had everything handed to us.  Now we live in a world that won't hand it to us anymore.  What are we going to do about it?  Obviously something pointless and entirely self-gratifying for five minutes, then something else pointless and self-gratifying for the next five minutes, then we have to update our social media to talk about our experiences in doing those pointless things, and then maybe at the end of the day, if we have time, we might make some clever tweet expressing our disappointment in the world to magically do our bidding just because we want it to.  J.K. Rowling lied to us, yo!  That bitch!

      •  Meh. (0+ / 0-)
        Very Twitter friendly.  The reality didn't quite fit on Twitter, did it?  It has to be explained and analyzed, like most things that bear any resemblance to reality, and there's just no time for that.
        Because what I say should be related to twitter and attributed to millenials.

        It's what Obama campaigned on.  Attribute their disappointment in the lack of change to him and the Democratic Party's unwillingness to fight for anyone but the rich.  

        Have a good night and enjoy your generational superiority.

        •  He campaigned on it because it was an effective (0+ / 0-)

          way to campaign, and also boiled down the reality of what he wanted to do as much as real political plans can be boiled down that far.  The madness of demanding a few-word slogan to express complex ideas and then claiming you were lied to when reality isn't as simple is just awesome.

          And what generational superiority are you talking about?  I'm neck-deep in the same phenomena I'm criticizing.  My music may be Xer, and my attention span may be something out of the 19th century, but I am utterly distractable.  I just have the good fortunate of being picky about my distractions.

      •  We can play this game too. (0+ / 0-)

        What the fuck are we millennials supposed to respect older generations for?  The fact that the Boomers, for example, brought about much of the destruction that has gone on in this country by voting for Reagan twice?

        I get that to older people we all suck (granted, I'm probably what would barely be considered a millennial, but I still count).  That we're all a bunch of airheads who can't take the time to actually inform ourselves about anything, and therefore are ruining society.

        Or maybe, just maybe, this is projection.  Maybe part of the problem is that older generations helped cause many of these problems because of who they voted for.  But it's easier to blame us than to admit that they're part of the problem.

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