Lady of the House
- Sep 24, 2018
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I feel like ppl might think I've said two contradictory things in this thread, so lemme clarify:That's one reason I'm really skeptical when people tell me things will magically improve once the boomers and Xers are gone.
I work with the county Democratic Party, and communicate with neighbors on the NextDoor social site. That's where we discuss local problems and encourage each other to go vote.The revolution will not be televised, but local and small organizers, local media and so me, and state level defensive legal actions will be our actual resistance. The DNC cannot lead and must follow.
Hillary won the Millennial vote in almost every state. Alt righters really aren't a very big voting block. Trump's core base of support is senile. Reagan was more popular with boomers than Trump is with Millennials.Aren't most of the leaders of the alt right Millennials too? Richard Spencer et al?
Photo Gallery | Highlights from the 2019 Philadelphia Climate StrikeI'm thankful for your optimism Brenda. I'd like to point out a couple of things though. When the phrase The revolution will not be televised was coined there was no internet. The only way people could spread the word was through the phone or mail, maybe underground newspapers. Also, for perspective, around 100,000 people attend the Portland Blues festival each weekend a year. It's quite a few people but nothing to make headlines across the country. There are 8 football stadiums in the US that hold over 100,000 people. There isn't a darn thing happening that I know of here around Philly for example, not even a gathering of 100 people.
It’s always been a compromise document. The original colonies were very different from one another, and the early states. The Federal government did not have a level of power we would now take for normal until after the Civil War.The first American president who died during his term was William Henry Harrison in 1841. This event lead to a dispute, because the American constitution had no regulation for such an event.
In 1967 the constitution was finally amended with a regulation that covers such a case. It took only 126 years to do so.
This is one of the problems with the American constitution - slow changes, if ever.
I’m in this “Generation Jones” so I’m glad to hear it’s been recognized, though I don’t agree with the choice of label.Someone born in 1964 would also not be a boomer -they'd either be an X'er or a member of Generation Jones; depending on which of several definitions you believe. So even less monolithic.
I agree that simply swapping out the dems and republicans for two different parties won't help, that's a given. What I mean is that we need more choices, and power needs to be held by more than two parties. We have a duopoly, and I believe that's a major factor keeping any meaningful change from occurring.
The Dems in the House who won’t support impeachment have not really given us any concretes about why. I’ve lost patience and hope they get primaried. If they want support, they need to explain themselves better.What am I supposed to do about the GOP if the Dems are basically going to sit on their hands?
That's why I shared this -we need to understand that the Dems are not doing what they need to, why, and from there pressure them to do the right thing or replace them with folks who will.
Or accept that fact what we do won't matter at all, and say "fuck it".
I don’t see a large difference between this defined “Generation Jones” and Gen X. I think the effect of the PC is overstated, and the changes in the economy in the latter part of the 70’s are more important.This is probably a different conversation -but I think it's more interesting to look at the recent acknowlegement of "generation jones"..the cohort right before our generation (people born in the early 60's, basically).
Though for the sake of perspective I have to point out that a lot of the talk of "generations" is mostly branding -I think demographic attitudes are probably universal (IE old white GOP X'ers aren't signifigantly different from old white GOP boomers etc)
I agree completely -110%.This all matters less than it used to. The blind spot, in the older right leaning Boomers, is that they don’t understand the losses in the rights of employees and in wealth accumulation that have impeded later generations, and so they don’t correctly see capitalism as predatory.