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Young people didn't show up at Brexit vote, now throwing a tantrum about having to live with results (Original Post) hill2016 Jun 2016 OP
That sounds oddly familiar liberal N proud Jun 2016 #1
Seen alot of that lately n/t Lance Bass esquire Jun 2016 #2
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice" Takket Jun 2016 #3
Old people voted for something they will Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #4
if young people don't vote they are due all the blame appropriate nt msongs Jun 2016 #8
And exactly how many "young" people are responsible Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #9
I agree they aren't responsible for creating the current world SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2016 #10
Old people lie to them, mislead them, Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #11
Well SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2016 #12
Its called sarcasm Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #15
They don't have to shut up SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2016 #17
They were told they would be voting in a "non-binding referendum" Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #19
Damn glad the kids of the 1930's GulfCoast66 Jun 2016 #13
Depends on where you live and what color you are Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #16
Don't disagree GulfCoast66 Jun 2016 #21
Don't Blame the young. Blame England and Wales AllTooEasy Jun 2016 #5
I've always thought ... lpbk2713 Jun 2016 #6
Those are some damning numbers... tallahasseedem Jun 2016 #7
Hope somehow this hard lesson is making the Hortensis Jun 2016 #14
Sounds familar MaggieD Jun 2016 #18
Ouch. DavidDvorkin Jun 2016 #20
R#3 & K for, excellent point & the same happens here is lots of elections n/t UTUSN Jun 2016 #22

Takket

(21,280 posts)
3. "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice"
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 05:48 PM
Jun 2016

~Rush

This is a lesson taught in one way or another in virtually every election.

 

Kelvin Mace

(17,469 posts)
4. Old people voted for something they will
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 05:49 PM
Jun 2016

not have to live with for very long. Blame young people for not voting.

 

Kelvin Mace

(17,469 posts)
9. And exactly how many "young" people are responsible
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:09 PM
Jun 2016

for creating the current world? Old people create problems with their greed and bigotry then blame young people for it all.

SickOfTheOnePct

(7,290 posts)
10. I agree they aren't responsible for creating the current world
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:25 PM
Jun 2016

But they're certainly responsible for not showing up to vote in order to make the future world better.

 

Kelvin Mace

(17,469 posts)
11. Old people lie to them, mislead them,
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:47 PM
Jun 2016

use them as tools, chattel and cannon fodder, and then get mad because they are too demoralized, too angry, or too exhausted to participate in a system rigged against them.

Damn those lazy, shiftless, kids and the app they rode in on. And we'd really appreciate it if they'd get off our lawn.

SickOfTheOnePct

(7,290 posts)
12. Well
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:51 PM
Jun 2016

They haven't been too demoralized, too angry, or too exhausted to complain about the results.

And you're the one calling them lazy and shiftless, not me.

 

Kelvin Mace

(17,469 posts)
15. Its called sarcasm
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:28 PM
Jun 2016

So, old people can grind down the young, and they need to just shut up. How DARE they complain.

SickOfTheOnePct

(7,290 posts)
17. They don't have to shut up
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:34 PM
Jun 2016

And they can certainly complain. But choosing not to participate and then complaining because one doesn't like the results is a pretty stupid way to spend one's time.

 

Kelvin Mace

(17,469 posts)
19. They were told they would be voting in a "non-binding referendum"
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:43 PM
Jun 2016

which then turned out to be "binding".

Which was it? Who lied? Who were people supposed to believe?

Every four years in this country we vote for people who may, or may not, vote for the candidate who got the most votes. I am old enough to remeber my candidate winning the presidency by a half million votes and yet it was the other guy who took office.

GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
13. Damn glad the kids of the 1930's
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:56 PM
Jun 2016

Did not have such an attitude. Growing up in a real depression and then having to fight a war of civilizations which cost millions of them their lives.

We all, millennials more than most, have been pampered more than humans at any time in history. My mother had no running water nor electric and they were not considered poor.

Most middle class millennials deal with nothing worse than hurt feelings and they do not handle those well.

GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
21. Don't disagree
Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:43 AM
Jun 2016

I am a middle class white guy in the south so am very careful not to make statements about the lives of people of color. But with no personal knowledge I still suspect most would agree their plight, while often dire due to institutionalized racism is still better than 50-80 years ago.

I am by no means discounting the challenges we face but reject all the talk about this being the worst time ever in the US for young folks. That denies all available evidence. White kids born in 1840 or 1920 would strongly disagree. And any African American born before the 60's.

AllTooEasy

(1,260 posts)
5. Don't Blame the young. Blame England and Wales
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:42 PM
Jun 2016

The young and old voted to Remain in N. Ireland, Scotland, and Gibraltar.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
14. Hope somehow this hard lesson is making the
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:05 PM
Jun 2016

rounds among our own young voters. We have our own dramatic, nation-changing events unfolding, even if a good part of the planet won't have a major hissy the day after. Or, come to think of it, maybe it would. President "witless cocksplat" Trump appointing to SCOTUS from the Koch-approved Heritage Foundation list?

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