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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:43 PM

 

Young people didn't show up at Brexit vote, now throwing a tantrum about having to live with results

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/27/young-brits-are-angry-about-older-people-deciding-their-future-but-most-didnt-vote/


18-24: 36%
25-34: 58%
35-44: 72%
45-54: 75%
55-64: 81%
65+: 83%

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Reply 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
liberal N proud Jun 2016 #1
Lance Bass esquire Jun 2016 #2
Takket Jun 2016 #3
Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #4
msongs Jun 2016 #8
Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #9
SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2016 #10
Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #11
SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2016 #12
Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #15
SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2016 #17
Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #19
GulfCoast66 Jun 2016 #13
Kelvin Mace Jun 2016 #16
GulfCoast66 Jun 2016 #21
AllTooEasy Jun 2016 #5
lpbk2713 Jun 2016 #6
tallahasseedem Jun 2016 #7
Hortensis Jun 2016 #14
MaggieD Jun 2016 #18
DavidDvorkin Jun 2016 #20
UTUSN Jun 2016 #22

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:46 PM

1. That sounds oddly familiar

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:46 PM

2. Seen alot of that lately n/t

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:48 PM

3. "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice"

~Rush

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

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:49 PM

4. Old people voted for something they will

 

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

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:00 PM

8. if young people don't vote they are due all the blame appropriate nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:09 PM

9. And exactly how many "young" people are responsible

 

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

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:25 PM

10. I agree they aren't responsible for creating the current world

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

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:47 PM

11. Old people lie to them, mislead them,

 

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.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:51 PM

12. Well

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.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:28 PM

15. Its called sarcasm

 

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

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:34 PM

17. They don't have to shut up

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.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:43 PM

19. They were told they would be voting in a "non-binding referendum"

 

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.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 08:56 PM

13. Damn glad the kids of the 1930's

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.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:31 PM

16. Depends on where you live and what color you are

 

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:43 AM

21. Don't disagree

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.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:42 PM

5. Don't Blame the young. Blame England and Wales


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

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:51 PM

6. I've always thought ...




if you don't vote you have no right to complain.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:51 PM

7. Those are some damning numbers...

It reminds me a lot of the 2004 election.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:05 PM

14. Hope somehow this hard lesson is making the

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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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 09:38 PM

18. Sounds familar

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:49 PM

20. Ouch.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 12:41 PM

22. R#3 & K for, excellent point & the same happens here is lots of elections n/t

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