NY Times: Dear Millennials: The Feeling Is Mutual

Bret Stephens:

“Earlier this month, a video of Joe Biden saying he had “no empathy” for “the younger generation” that “tells me how tough things are” resurfaced on social media. The video was over a year old, but it elicited predictable howls from members of the dissed demographic. “Nothing says ‘perfect candidate to lead the most powerful nation in the world’ like ‘I have no empathy,’” wrote someone with the Twitter handle @anarchopriapism.

My own reactionary reaction was different. O.K., I thought, I could definitely vote for Joe — provided he has the mettle to stand his ground. …

In this election cycle, no faction on the Democratic side more richly deserves rebuking than the one Biden singled out — which is not, of course, anywhere close to the entire millennial generation (roughly 80 million strong), or their younger siblings in Gen Z. But it is that part of these younger generations that specializes in histrionic self-pity and moral self-righteousness, usually communicated via social media with maximum snark. …”

I’m in the sensible center of the electorate and dissatisfied with Blompf, but there is no way that I will for Joe Biden in the 2020 election. If Biden wins the Democratic nomination, I will just make fun of the Boomer Bowl, sit out the election and write more about history, culture and other issues

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  1. I have a hard time believing that Millenials would bother to vote for this old Irish bastard if he ends up being the (D) nominee vs Drin Dromrf.

  2. The most important question for Millennials and Generation Z muricans is… will you fight and die in the Boomers’ wars to MIGA against Iran? China? Russia?

  3. Don’t understand the income chart. Is that what each cohort has done starting in 1990 and going to today? I.e. an 18 year old in 1990 vs a 35 vs a 70 stretched to today?

    Or is it yearly snapshots showing what Americans do at a given point? Because that wouldn’t be meaningful

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