"What does this portend for the future? I don't know - but I am concerned. We have a growing number of nut balls now coming out of college thinking that socialism is cool and we should modify our Constitution to make it our norm."
I know I probably should not be doing this, but I am finding myself reading the pundit's polls as of late. Even though I know most of them are not worth the paper (or electronic media) they are written on, I am fascinated by some of the minute details. Why and how certain blocks of voters vote the way they do. What the trends are - and so forth.
I have already address the POC (people of color) issue. Why time after time, they vote as a monolithic block for Democrats. That has puzzled many of us. And why? Democrats don't do spit for POC. Na-da. Lots of promises - little delivery. President Trump managed to peel some POC away this past election by asking one simple question - what do you have to lose? Then what happened? The POC community has the lowest unemployment rate - ever.
The one demographic which has me the most confused is age. We are becoming a nation divided by age. It seems that 40 and below (especially 30 and below), have no interest in their parents values. They don't give a rip about capitalism. Many who live in the big cities have no interest in climbing the corporate ladder. In buying a house. Even buying a car.
These young folks of ours are also into white guilt. Into fixing climate change. Into social justice. Into new gender identification(s). Gay marriage, legalizing drugs, abortion on demand, vertical living, mass transit - these are all the new norms for the youngins. And guess what else has become the new norm for them? Voting Blue Team. Regardless of income, race, where they were raised, education, occupation - more and more youth are siding with the Democrats. The social mores of yesteryear, of mom and dad, of grandpa and grandma, are no longer valid with them.
I know what the old saying is. If you are young and vote conservative, you have no heart. If you are older and vote progressive, you have no brain. Not too long ago, the "older" was about 30, when you were out of school, working, and paying taxes. Now - not so much. This is a entirely different generation which is as alien to us, as we are to them.
What does this portend for the future? I don't know - but I am concerned. We have a growing number of nut balls now coming out of college thinking that socialism is cool and we should modify our Constitution to make it our norm. Huh? This is what happens when they teach revisionist history in our high schools and colleges. The truth takes a back seat to PC madness.
I will say this maybe every day for the next 50 days. To turn this state red, we need 1.3M voters to come out and vote for the Red Team. The Blue Team keeps getting new recruits from the next generation, so we need to counter that threat. Spread the word, and keep spreading it. 1.3M to win this state.