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Originally posted by Bodhi911
Originally posted by HumanitiesLastHope
Well that may be true, but when your on national television speaking with a news anchor you should at least show some respect and take it serious.
The guy is talking to some miss America character on a network that routinely shows no respect whatsoever to people being interviewed. If this was a serious news network and they tried to do a decent job, they would deserve respect for it. But this is Fox News. With some superficial popularity queen. Its not exactly real journalists that are digging for truth here.
However I never mentioned I was voting or whom for so I'm not quite sure why you attacked me with that, but I hope I cleared things up and answered your questions. So would you be so kind to answer the ones I presented?
Im honestly sorry if you felt personally attacked because that wasnt my intention at all. Perhaps my frustration with your system made me sound a bit too aggressive. I just wanted to explain why I think this guy didnt take Fox News seriously, and why I feel that the most efficient vote for change is not to vote at all.
I dont know if this is how most young Americans view things (which is one of your questions), but I actually kind of hope they do because you wont get any change in this corrupted system by supporting it by voting.
edit on 23-9-2012 by Bodhi911 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ColCurious
reply to post by HumanitiesLastHope
Holy crap, that was some really bad quality television.
Both the kid and the interviewer should not be on television in my opinion.
Was that kid high on something? Really embarrassing behaviour.
I don't get to watch much U.S. television, so maybe this is considered "normal"?edit on 23-9-2012 by ColCurious because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by detachedindividual
reply to post by HumanitiesLastHope
Honestly? I think you can tell that this guy is deliberately trying to embarrass Faux news. Occupy the media.
I love it, I think it's pretty funny, and it does a pretty good job of exposing the biased BS Fox for what it is.
Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
Didn't do himself any favors in the job market on that one.
I'm 21 soon 22. Graduated HS in '08, so those in my class that went to four year schools just graduated this past spring. Common college culture isn't helping the problems in America. For many, it is an opportunity for a fun social time and little else.
I don't have a job right now, but am working on some projects that I believe to be potentially very profitable. I don't have a degree and am not currently enrolled, have done two semesters of college and am in good standing to go back if I need to. Generally, I am pretty different than the average person my age.
Pretty sure the proportion of young people unequipped to make a responsible decision at the ballot is no more today than it was 10,20, or 30 years ago. There is something to be said for idealism and a care free optimism, seeing humor where it's scarce. I'll defend the peers of my age group until the end, and I believe the youth is about the best thing America has going for them right now. Still looking for purpose, but skilled in friendly communication and more unity oriented. When the wake up call comes that problems abound and there are serious matters, many in the young demographic will be eager to help others and contribute in the idealist fashion.
Originally posted by martianmallow
I graduated from technical school a year ago and can't get a job in my field of study so I work retail. Terrible pay rate, nobody working there can live on their own. I live with my parents currently and I'm disgusted with how my peers regard politics. Really, most people my age are apathetic. Why did they have this guy on there to represent the youth of America anyway? Why didn't they pick someone that actually cares about this country?
Is this how they want the nation to see us young people? It's really sad.
As for myself, I'll be voting for Johnson. Why? Because he gets it. If you don't know anything about our Libertarian candidate, look him up! I didn't know much about him until he did an interview on reddit. I liked him because he answered questions that matter in a brief and to the point manner, and I found myself in agreement with him on a wide span of issues. Conversely Obama's reddit interview consisted of paragraph-long answers that edged around the real meat of the issue and I could just hear his voice droning on in my head.
I don't hate Romney, but he's really not the best choice for anyone if you want to change what's wrong with this country. He's made a political career for himself and the Presidency is just sealing his retirement as a very rich man in 4 years. I can't take that seriously. But if a third party has any chance of winning, or at least posing a threat, my peers really need to wake up and start caring before we have to live with our parents until our 30s.edit on 9/23/2012 by martianmallow because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hefficide
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to "generation lulz" where creating sound and video bytes, for the sake of Youtube glory is the most relevant and noble thing that one can do. Kids, these days, are in it for the laughs. I've got four family members in the 17-21 age group and this is how they perceive the world - through lulz.
If you try to have a serious conversation with them they pretty much will tell you "Why should I care? It's all gone down the toilet anyway..."
Gen X became "generation doom" somewhere along the line - and now or kids are reacting to it.
The good news is that these kids can be serious. I just hope they are on voting day because we truly do live in a world where a meme could give rise to "President Carrot Top" or something along those lines.
All for the lulz.
( BTW when the term "gen lulz" catches on, remember who coined it! )
Originally posted by Resonant
As someone who fits into this demographic, after watching this I said to myself, "is this a joke?" To be honest, most of the people my age that I know, even on a cursory level, have a better grasp of what is happening politically than a lot of older Americans. Again, I am speaking from my own experience, but I do not think my experience is unique. Left with little prospects after college is forcing young Americans to really take a look at what is going on, both with the economy as well as what is happening politically.
If they were trying to scout out a "young person" that was going to vote for Romney this fall, then in a way, I'm not surprised that this is the caliber of the individual.
It's interesting. This prompted me to log on to Facebook for the first time in a while and see who out of my 802 "friends" liked as presidential candidates. 45 for Obama, 11 for Romney (of those 11, 5 have jobs in the financial sector, and 3 are in the military), and 3 for Gary Johnson, and just for fun, Ron Paul with 21. Take it for what you will, but I really do not know many politically involved twenty-somethings that are willing to vote for Romney.
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by HumanitiesLastHope
Yeah I see what you are saying, and that makes perfect sense. You almost took the words right out of my mouth . However I'm just a little confused, when you say the youth is about fourth on the list what do you mean? Isn't the youth the most important since they take over and are the future of this country.
You're absolutely right, I may be confusing important with urgent. There was a reason I put it fourth, though. The other three, at least in my mind, are the possibility of nuclear war centered in the Mid-East, a global economic collapse bringing us into a world-wide depression, and the removal of most citizens' rights in case of the election of a President, and his Supreme Court picks, wanting to destroy the Constitution.
May I thank you, over and over, for reading my post and noticing that problem? You've got a great style. Stick around and keep checking things against reason. We need you around here.
And here you've raised another good point which I overlooked. Why can't we work on all of them at once? You're right, we should be able to. I just don't see it happening. My fear is we're just drifting, waiting to see what catastrophe strikes first.
I guess in a list like that the youth does come in fourth, except for in any of those situations the outcome of the youth is most important for the future.