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Millennial Madness: What Happens If Young Voters Bolt Both Parties?

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posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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No more Republican, or Democract party? Great what else can we do away with?

Let's start with, the Drug War, profit prisons, money in politics, government overreach, militarization of police, war in Iraq, fix the borders, reincentivize companies to bring manufacturing back to the US, FREE EDUCATION.

THOSE FOR STARTERS.

The biggest change is going to come when everyone finishes realizing they've been duped into student loans and that apprenticeships were always better then college and that the college paradigm was a clever advertising ploy for institutions to make money.

Source



March 24, 2014 When I was the age my kids are now, television networks offered three, barely distinguishable choices. Including Internet video, my kids' options are almost infinite. I walked to a library. My kids download books. I owned a few dozen cassette tapes. Their iPods stream thousands of songs.


Yes over the past 50 years our culture and technology have changed rapidly. In fact every few years everything is completely different, clothing trends, new music and so on. Meanwhile our governments remain in the 1920's as well as many of the policies NOT evolving with the new information we have.



Since Obama's election, the number of self-identified independents among the Millennial Generation has increased by 11 points, nearly twice the pace of all other generations. "They aren't satisfied with either side," she says.


More good news from my good for nothing politically inactive generation.




More than other generations, they believe government can play a positive role in people's lives. That could be good news for Democrats, but think of the events that have shaken Millennials' faith in government: Iraq, Katrina, the financial crisis, and the Affordable Care Act rollout. More than half of young voters think something run by the government is usually inefficient, up 9 points since 2009. The percentage of Millennials who "trust the government to do what's right" all or most of the time fell from 44 percent in 2004 to 29 percent in 2013.


Oh and apparently we have a positive outlook. That's good, I think the government can play a positive roll too, BY STAYING OUT OF OUR BUSINESS.




They're skeptical of big institutions, including corporations and churches. In a warning to Democrats, Diggles writes, "Millennial voters are unlikely to align with a political party that expects blind faith in large institutions – either governmental or nongovernmental."


Even more good news for the future! Massive multinational corporations are bad for the local economy globally and exert powerful influence through political lobby in Washington. Let's get rid of them, buy local.




They are socially tolerant, which raises severe problems for the GOP.


I agree with this. It's the old paradigms of thought.

Judgement before understanding, collectivism rather then individualism.


Let the young people bashing begin.

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posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:21 AM
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What Happens If Young Voters Bolt Both Parties?


We take our country back. Proud Millennial Libertarian here!



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

We're going to have nothing else to do considering the declining economy and lack of interests to participate in it because a lot of us choose to pursue art and love and want to live life over work and have success.

Which I might add is misconstrued as laziness. But forgive me if I want to live a life and not be a cog in the wheel of a machine that's deigned to keep our corporate overlords on top.
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posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

Then we would have found redemption plus the Baby Boomers would finally rest in peace knowing that there's hope in the future.

But really I have a hard time believing the Millennials would do something like this since not too many of them care about politics and would rather be playing X Box, watch the Kardashians and other useless stuff. (I am speaking as a Millennial)



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

I'm in agreement. I hate working to make other people rich. But there is something that millennials will be able to do, jump start the marijuana industry when it finally becomes legal across the board.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

Millennial?

Is that even a thing? I do not mean to say that I do not know what is meant by the term, I just think that the term is somewhat unnecessary. Radical political thought (with which there is nothing wrong) is not new to the generation born after the year 2000.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

That's true.

Generational gaps as a political tool is very divisive.

What about for scientific analysis?



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

I'm a millennial and I wouldn't trust one of my fellow under 35's to watch my shoes let alone vote right.

The only thing that will change are the sales pitches. One thing millennial are good for is reacting quickly with emotion and that's very easy to exploit.

No major paradigm shift is going to happen in a generation anyway. Generations don't really exist. Its a mish mash of all ages. Just cause some 30 year old is around to take over for the 70 year old doesnt mean that all those other 40 50 and 60 year olds will sit by and let some young buck change everything up.

If time tells us anything the young radicals are the moderates of the future. Give someone enough time and responsability and being radical goes right out the window.


Basically.... What are millennialis going to do that the flower children didn't do when they took power? Or the raging 80's punks?

Sure things will change and some things won't but I doubt we are going to see a major shift any time soon.

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posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Krazysh0t

We're going to have nothing else to do considering the declining economy and lack of interests to participate in it because a lot of us choose to pursue art and love and want to live life over work and have success.

Which I might add is misconstrued as laziness. But forgive me if I want to live a life and not be a cog in the wheel of a machine that's deigned to keep our corporate overlords on top.



Well which is it?

Do you want that manufacturing job or not?


reincentivize companies to bring manufacturing back to the US



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: mindseye1609

The legalization is pot and the current political conversation around the drug war is massive change.

However no generation is responsible this is universally accepted across the board. In fact it's the perfect subject to bring everyone together.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

It's a double edged sword slayer.

Right now our social structure doesn't support the rapidly changing economy so we both need and don't need manufacturing jobs.

We need them because we need to be able to eat.

We don't need them because of globalization and technological advances such as robotics.
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posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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Unfortunately most millennials don't know which hand to scratch their butt with. The idea that they could rule an election is kinda scary.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71




Unfortunately most millennials don't know which hand to scratch their butt with


Which would you suggest? I'm an ambi-scratcher.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71




Unfortunately most millennials don't know which hand to scratch their butt with


Which would you suggest? I'm an ambi-scratcher.



It say "most"
As in most people on this website don't have their head completely up their ass.
As for your generation, they tend to be clueless.
Lack of experience is the biggest factor but being told that they were special their whole life doesn't help either.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Krazysh0t

We're going to have nothing else to do considering the declining economy and lack of interests to participate in it because a lot of us choose to pursue art and love and want to live life over work and have success.

Which I might add is misconstrued as laziness. But forgive me if I want to live a life and not be a cog in the wheel of a machine that's deigned to keep our corporate overlords on top.


That post gave me goosebumps, as an avid board rider and completely non-political fellow millenial. That is my life. Even though I still work a 9-5 for my family's sake......I for one have zero faith in either party, and no interest in being a part of the machine.
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posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 11:02 AM
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I love this thread. I would love it even more if you'd knock that chip off your shoulder about the "good for nothing politically inactive generation" and "young people bashing". You are not a victim. People who "bash" ANY generation are just ignorant. There are INDIVIDUALS in any generation who deserve bashing, but not the generation as a whole.

Young people ARE becoming more politically active and that's a GREAT thing, especially to a progressive person, such as myself. I cannot WAIT until the Drug War is over, profit prisons are a thing of the past, money is OUT of politics, government governs instead of imposing and intruding, police protect and serve, we get out of the Middle East, immigration is not a problem, "Made in America" MEANS something, education is free, marriage is for everyone, women have control of their bodies and privacy is reinstated.

Gen X are also getting in on the activities.

An opinion piece: Gen X and Y Start to Rule Politics



There are two new generations of Americans who have entered into their adulthood, now in their late 20s, 30s and 40s, who are starting to become more influential in the electorate.

The Millennial generation (Generation Y) followed Generation X. This cohort was born between the late 1970s and early 1990s. They have reinvented the way we communicate and have been at the forefront of some of the most dynamic sectors of the economy.


It's what the "baby boomers" and "the greatest generation" did before them. To everything, there is a season...

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posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: TrueBrit

That's true.

Generational gaps as a political tool is very divisive.

Agreed in full.



What about for scientific analysis?


Please phrase your question a little more clearly. I do not understand what you mean, due to a lack of context.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

I'm just interested in learning which hand is proper to use when scratching my glorious rear end. Left or right? I get what you're saying. I just imagined someone thinking there was a proper way after reading your post. Never mind.

I'm of the opinion most people have issues, regardless of age.

I don't think the younger generations jumping ship from the two big parties is going to be all that impactful in the short term. They don't make up enough of the voters. Long term, maybe. Until there are some big reforms in government and campaign financing we're stuck with what we've got.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

We'll obviously if you don't by the left right political ideologies then your a fool.

And here we have a major part of the problem.



posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: Domo1
I don't think the younger generations jumping ship from the two big parties is going to be all that impactful in the short term. They don't make up enough of the voters.


But if they have support from progressives from other generations (for example myself and all my friends would GLADLY vote third party if there were a decent candidate) it could be very successful! More young people need to get actively involved in running for political office. It's like turning a ship around, but it's the ONLY thing that's going to save this country, IMO. The way we're going is down the toilet.



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