Millennials Yawn While Nation Slips

by Ryan on August 13, 2010

in Blogs,Culture,Economy,Election 2008,Election 2010,Election 2012,Politics,Pop Culture

Here’s an article by Nicole Russell writing for the American Spectator that smacks Millennial’s* political apathy around a bit.  An under-30 crowd being more interested in trendy fluff than substantive issues that affect them is hardly news, but I love picking on Millennials, especially since they were all sorts of “hopey changey” in the 2008 Election.

Plus, I think that as a generation the Millennials have unrealistic expectations about how the real world works and that the cozy social safety nets of their parents generation will mathematically not be able to be there for them.  Truth be told, institutionalized grade inflation gives them a false sense of accomplishment and entitlement, which is OK because now sociologists say that adolescence doesn’t end until at least 28!  That’s nuts.  The sooner they wake up and grow up, the better off we’ll all be.

*aka “Generation Y” or “Echo Boomers” c. 1982 to 1999ish

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