Which generation is most cynical about democracy
Which generation is most cynical about democracy?
This generation of leftists is the most cynical about democratic politics since the early 20th century.
You hear this a lot — that our culture is toxic for democracy because it’s full of elitism. Or, in our latest edition of „toxic“, „toxic“ is the word we use for a democracy where every candidate who’s run gets to talk about everything but what he or she said. „Toxic“ has become more and more popular.
So where have we gone wrong? You won’t find „toxic“ written here, of course — but I have a theory, one that’s based on how my generation was raised. I mean, sure, they were in some ways born to be cynical about democracy. But they also learned to love it because it was an adult form of adult debate.
The last time I saw Bernie Sanders, I was 16. I lived in Chicago during my high school days in the 1980s, when I first became interested in politics, and the city had this whole thing called the Black Caucu코인카지노s Club, or BLCC. It started out as a weekly newspaper, but then morphed into a political newsletter (not „politics“). Then it became a magazine (the Black Power) and finally it became a newspaper with an editorial policy.
I remember the BLCC meeting once, at lunch with a bunch of younger folks — in between jokes about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — just getting everyone going, trying to figure out what we’re going to talk about that day. They really, really got our attention. The whole room was excited about socialism and the environment. That, to me, was the one thing that turned this group of kids from a bunch of middle-class, affluent kids into activists. They could talk about the politics for their whole lives.
But a generation before, it was all stuff about money, stuff about the need for free college and everything else. Then, suddenly, it was, well, maybe this is what democracy looks like, where everybody has a little money, and the wealthy get more than everybody else.
That’s why people get cynical about our culture. Our society isn’t free — it’s really rigged. The rich get money 실시간바카라사이트and the poor don’t. And these are people’s choices, and this society is just n솔레어 카지노ot representative of the United States.
The younger generation that’s grown up, especially since Obama took office, probably didn’t have the same opportunity to experience all the changes they saw and hear