Aren't you happy that the people with egotistical, reactionary and, quite simply, annoying views here are mostly old? I mean, it gives me somewhat peace. Of course there're more rocky years ahead as they react to feeling threaten because they know is inevitable... But then, I hope, society (and life) will be better. Let's hope!
Is Hubpages (forums) a microcosm of the US demographics? According to research, the Silent Generation is the only one that is predominantly conservative. Baby Boomers are divided, but lean conservative. Gen X is somewhat divided, but leans liberal. Millennial are predominantly liberal.
The same rule applies to political party affiliation (but I'm not talking nor I care about that.)
It also applies to approval ratings of Donald Trump.
So, yeah, aren't you glad? LOL
Why should they or someone be happy someone else is old, exactly? Older people have wisdom that only comes from experience
Thank you, PhoenixV. Old people are GREAT...…...sad some people FAIL to REALIZE this.
Teenagers are old, in the eyes of younger children. 25-30-40 is ancient to teenagers. Seeing that is the case, ageism is the thought process of the inexperienced.
I'm glad the those who are young still have time to get old!
And you know the saying: If you're young and conservative, you have no heart. If you're old and liberal..........
I'm glad I hopped on the topical forums today. You are so right. No, this is not a revelation to me. I have been seeing this and hoping for a better future. A majority of the younger generation are "liberals" if you want to put a label on it: Live your life as long as you do no harm to anything or anyone around you, equal opportunity for all, everyone is respected irrespective of their social "status", and a lot more.
This reply is going to be bashed, so I'm probably going to ignore any replies by the "older" people on here. Don't let them take away your hope for a better future. Just hope (and fight) that there is a future we can build on once these people have lost the power to destroy the world.
So, Yeah...I am Glad, and Sad, and Mad that the chattering class, the radical Left, makes all the noise, gets all the attention, and is perpetuated by the clueless MSM...I'm Glad as this screaming for attention merely accentuates their hypocrisy, I'm Sad because the progression of generations which you have given correlates precisely with the advent of Liberalism in academia, and I'm Mad that anyone would seriously consider political correctness as a necessary abuse of free speech...What ever happened to the child's ditty that went "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me"..?
Words don't hurt me, but when those same words motivate others to physically hurt me, it corresponds to words hurting me in principle of the associative law. With the advent of the internet and the world being interconnected the way it is, it is important to mind the use of your words, even if you are a no-one because anything out there has the potential to reach millions.
You have probably never heard of the 10% rule...There is, and always will be, the 10% that never gets the word, or more correctly, never understand the word, or understand the word and refuse to accept it, or simply ignore the word...In this case I am referring to "the word" as general and equally available information on the web, in the mass media, or from your circle of friends and family...
Rather than being intimidated by these cretins, would it not be better to ignore and refuse to accept their derogatory sewage and seek venues and opinions that better suit your life's philosophical principles..? It's called discrimination...
You discriminate from hate and encourage critical thinking...Be brave, get a handle on your life as a thinking individual, and don't depend on government to solve your problems...Most people will discriminate good from evil, right from wrong, ignorance from wisdom...The idea that folks are somehow "sheeple" is an arrogant and self-serving observation that fits a particular ideological narrative...
There is always the 10% that will abuse our freedom of speech, but that does not allow others to restrict that freedom for the other 90%...
As a fellow young person let me just say that most people in my generation are inept when it comes to concepts of economics, and like most socialists they believe that money grows on trees. Give them time to enter the workforce and get those first paychecks. Then watch the despair in their eyes as they come to the realization that half their money is going to wasteful government spending on feel good programs that always seem to fail.
Why should anyone take your word as a young person, Onus? We don't know how old you are...
I'd guess at least 13....
Not at all, simply opining.....
Just use another stolen meme and don't be frightened, Onus.
Thank you, Onusonus. Many millennials were mollycoddled by their parents. Remember, they were raised w/the premise that everyone receives a prize whether it was earned or not. So as a result of such rearing, they believed that they were so special. They weren't taught the concept of working towards goals & earning success. They believed that they would get the prize whether they exerted any effort or not. They are of the attitude that they MUST get what they want. Look at their reactions when Trump won. I haven't witnessed such displays of infantile behavior in my life. Onusonus, the liberal millennials will get a rude awakening as they are entitled. However, the more conservative millennials know that if they want something, they have to EARN it.
There are YOUNG conservatives, centrists, & moderates you know. Not every young person is an extreme rabid leftist. There was a study done which stated that Generation Z has largely conservative views.
I read the post thoroughly. There are many young Conservatives Millennials out there. I have encountered them & many are independent thinkers who refuse to follow the radical Liberal bandwagon. Many Liberals have become..……….mindless sheeple. To reiterate, Generation Z or the second wave of Millennials are becoming more conservative. Liberalism have ran its course; smart young people are becoming to see the stupidity & folly of extreme, radical liberalism. They view such liberalism as destructive to the American way of life & view conservatism as a reasonable alternative.
Define young. Young as in not capable of mature thought, or young in years.
Define reactionary also. Is it just things you disagree with? Which elicit a negative reaction from you?
I thought your post would be misinterpreted by the usual suspects, though I did hold out hope. I see my initial instincts were right.
I'm glad, though.
Wow, so much joy today. Ha.
Yes, lots of love and caring on the forums today. Must be that trickle-down effect.
I'm writing you both out of my will and leaving a considerable estate to my cat and Robert Tilton. Howd that work out for ya lil whipper snappers.
Thank you for calling me a whipper snapper. It is quite the compliment for a 60-year-old.
Too late to butter me up now. Just put the 2018 Audi a7 title in Whiskers name.
Aw, I'm sure Whiskers is worthy. When did he learn to drive?
Ah, 60 years old. Hell that's young. 60 today isn't our mothers' 60. I will be 65 in September but I refuse to see myself as a senior citizen. Kicking up heels. PrettyPanther, you are still young with worlds to conquer! Believe that!
I do! I don't feel sixty and when I look at many people my age I am certain I do not act "old."
Okay, I obeyed the OP's rules and stayed out. But since no one else paid attention ... Why are you commenting? She did say "Young people only!"
60 cannot be young in her eyes. (although it is in mine)
You broke the rules PrettyPanther! I know you can read so it must have been a purposeful decision to disregard a request from a fellow forum dweller. Such arrogance. Shame on you.
But, in your defense, I think such a gmwilliams-like condition just asks for violation.
Hells bells, if "young" is anything under 50, she probably wouldn't have any qualified respondents. At least on these forums.
GA, the Devil speaks- 60 isn't old nowadays. Even 65 isn't old. Old is now classified as starting at 70 but even 70 isn't old- look at the young 70 year olds around you. Old for us Boomers isn't the same as old for the GI generation(our parents). The definition of old changes with each generation! Again kicking up heels...……..
I like you, GA!
(Those "rules" are silly, but you already know that. I know, I know.)
Ha ha, I'm a rebel, GA. Rules are made to be broken, especially intentionally silly ones. Besides, it has already been established that I am a whippersnapper!
Uh HELLOOOOO I think you must have forgotten about your favourite resident millennial.
Apparently, she does have some qualified respondents.
Hello lobobrandon, You are right. Aime pointed that out to me.
I can only ask for a bit of forbearance. Between dashing trips to the bathroom to deal with incontinence, struggling to tilt my head to see the mirror through my bifocals to prune the troll hair growing out of my ears, calling my son to come over and get this new thingagiggy working on the TV remote, I sometimes ....
Darn. What were we talking about?
I am old and Liberal. Important to note though that Liberal in US and Canada means a much different thing from being a Liberal in Europe (or so I have read and also been told). For some reason it flips between the two areas.
BTW I am Canadian.
There are people who become wise as they age. They are the ones who finally get it. They are the ones who become Conservative. Most people mature into Conservatism, through study, reading the wisdom of enlightened thinkers, and developing a sense of true logic.
Others never grow up and persist in their illogical, idealistic, utopian thinking. They are the ones who remain affiliated with the Liberal Democratic party past fifty.
Sadly, the radical left is corrupting the Dems EVEN WORSE!
Case in point:
add a tongue sticking out in disgust to that emoji
So apparently you believe you are wise, Kat? And Democrats are dumb?
Here's a tongue sticking out in disgust for your dellusions
Radicals bring about change while conservatives resist progress.
Conservatives opposed voting rights for women, racial integration, the 40-hour work week, minimum wage, and gay rights.
Abolitionists were the radicals and conservatives fought to retain slavery. Heck, conservative people thought the Declaration of Independence was radical and traitorous.
Are you sure conservatives are the wise and "enlightened" ones?
Radicals bring about change while conservatives resist progress.
voting rights for women?
racial integration? The Dems have been against civil rights.
the 40-hour work week? Huh?
minimum wage, for good reason.
and gay rights. Conservatives are for everyone's rights.
Abolitionists were the radicals and conservatives fought to retain slavery.
No, Democrats were for slavery.
... conservative people ( Huh? the loyalists?) thought the Declaration of Independence was radical and traitorous.
Traditionally, the Conservative Party has been represented as possessing a negative attitude on the question of women’s suffrage, with a few exceptions. But the reality is far more complicated, for the party’s attitude on the question was decidedly ambivalent. While it is undoubtedly true that the vast majority of diehards opposed to enfranchising women were Tories, the party contained many ardent supporters and played a major role in its achievement. They were the first party to organise large numbers of women for political work through the Primrose League, an affiliated organisation, and depended on them during campaigns. Thanks to the Primrose League, the Conservatives possessed the largest body of politicised women in the nation. Furthermore, a significant proportion of both male and female Conservatives were actively engaged in the suffrage movement. The party’s leaders, from Disraeli on, had spoken in favour of at least limited female enfranchisement at one time or another — although, it must be admitted, until 1918, none of them did anything about it. Most importantly, it was a coalition government, to which the Conservatives belonged, that voted the Representation of the People Act of 1918 giving most women over the age of 30 the right to vote, and a purely Conservative government that, in 1928, enfranchised women on the same terms as men. In spite of the existence of a significant anti-suffrage rearguard, the party made numerous, very positive contributions to the ‘Cause’.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.10 … 30801318_3
"Development of Political Factions and Parties
Political factions or parties began to form during the struggle over ratification of the federal Constitution of 1787. Friction between them increased as attention shifted from the creation of a new federal government to the question of how powerful that federal government would be. The Federalists, led by Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton, wanted a strong central government, while the Anti-Federalists, led by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, advocated states’ rights instead of centralized power. Federalists coalesced around the commercial sector of the country while their opponents drew their strength from those favoring an agrarian society. The ensuing partisan battles led George Washington to warn of “the baneful effects of the spirit of party” in his Farewell Address as president of United States.
“Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.”
George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
Opponents (Anti-Federalists) and supporters (Federalists) of the new constitution began to coalesce into political factions. In Virginia, Anti-Federalists led by Patrick Henry (1736–1799) defeated James Madisons election to the Senate and forced him into a campaign for the House of Representatives against a strong Anti-Federalist, James Monroe (1758–1831), later the fifth president. The rapid evolution of political parties from factions was an inventive American response to political conflict."
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/creating-t … rties.html
Surely you know that I am speaking of conservatives and progressives through history, not political parties.
And are you really that lacking in knowledge about how major societal progress occurs? Conservatives resist it.
Its not PROGRESS when its turning us into the dark ages and into a third world nation.
THANK YOU, Kathryn! Progress means evolving into something better, not devolving into the lowest denominator.
I did not realize you considered social progress "devolving." What has happened to you?
There is change for the better & change for the worse. Not all change is good. Remember that. Change has to be for something that was much better than the original. Some of the Democratic so-called social progress was for the worse i.e. Obamacare. When one considers change, one must ascertain whether the change will be constructive or detrimental. Some of the Democratic ideas are totally asinine. I believe in progress. However, the Democratic Party has devolved into socialism through its asinine social policies. The Democratic Party has gone...……...left into radical, even revolutionary. This is the 1960s a la extreme.
Ah, the dire consequences conservatives scream about during every major cultural shift, from women finally gettingthe right to vote, to racial integration, to gay marriage, never seem to.materialize.. They are afraid of change, but change will happen despite them. It always does.
Founder: Alexander Hamilton
Charles C. Pinckney
Founded 1789; 230 years ago
Dissolved 1824; 195 years ago
Succeeded by National Republican Party (1825)
Anti-Masonic Party (1828)
Whig Party (1833)
American Party (1844)
Republican Party (1854)
Ideology American School
Center-right to right-wing
Luckily, everyone, young and old, can do their own research with this great (understatement) tool, The Internet.
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