The Anatomy of Ignorant Snowflakes!
While I was getting a coffee, I overheard seven young people (22-26 years old, five males, two females) who had been protesting in downtown Portland the last two nights.
I told them I was doing research and asked nicely if they would answer some questions.
They were cool with it, so I sat down and went for it.
— Three voted. Of the four who didn’t, none was registered to vote.
— None of them researched independently either candidate.
— All were for Hillary but preferred Bernie.
— Why the Democratic Candidate?
- “More things are taken care of.”
- “Time to have a woman President.”
- “Democrats aren’t sexist or racist.”
— Six of them live at home.
— All are under their parents insurance.
— Two have “real” jobs.
— Three aren’t working, nor are they trying hard to find a job either.
— Parents pay for everything in their life or subsidize it.
— Six get money from mom or dad every month.
— Two have been on unemployment for 6+ months.
— One is at Portland State U, doesn’t work, and parents pay for everything.
— All 7 said Trump is a racist/sexist. I asked to cite proof … “That tape, man!”
— When I asked, as a man myself, “Have you ever said anything like that when you’ve been hanging out with your buddies? All five males said “Yes.”
— Would you say it if you knew you were on tape? All five answered “No.”
— What’s the difference? I asked. “You’ve all said bad stuff like that. Does that mean you hate women and are a sexual predator?” Nothing. No answer.
— None could tell me how our government works … they didn’t know how laws are passed, how the House of Representatives or the Senate work.
— None could explain how a bill is passed.
Ø Only one could tell me the difference between legal and illegal immigration. One of them said, “Legal immigration is when you immigrate legally.” Seriously.
— None could explain the purpose of the Electoral College or how it works.
In 10 minutes they felt they had explained everything.
Nice kids … but so ignorant. I know some awesome, phenomenal young adults, but I’m afraid the majority are like these seven. Too many participation trophies, too much coddling by parents and teachers.
In 1944 18 year-olds stormed the beach at Normandy into almost certain death.
In 2016 18-year-olds feel unsafe because words hurt their feelings.
This country is in deep trouble.