I am a young person and my generation does not know what it is like to work hard and become successful. They are almost closet hippies. Now, I am a moderate liberal on certain social issues but far right on foreign policy, but I don’t say that government should provide everyone with free birth control. The liberals I am talking about hate the rich and their “traditional” parents. I want to be MORE successful than my parents and we live in a castle on a 2 acre property!
Yet, even though young people today advocate for liberal policies they do not embrace the entire hippie “way of life.” They hide under the protected shield of capitalism and freedom so that they can continue to parrot about how horrible being successful is. I don’t understand this. We saw this time and time again at the democratic convention! Filmmaker Michael Moore is a perfect example as well!
Every speech started with, “My parents worked hard and came from nothing. I barely afforded to go to college.” But their speeches made no sense at the end when they soon started to talk about government assistance programs and entitlements! What happened to my generation?
I am currently in the dating scene and none of the girls I have dated in my age group are republicans! In fact, no girls I have met have stated that they are a Republican. I’ve dated girls from Florida, NJ and NY. If we ever get to talking about politics then we see that we are not compatible in that area. I find it frustrating because I feel like I cannot connect with a liberal woman, which is part of the reason why I have not had much success in long term romantic relationships. My best friend is a conservative. He actually moved to Texas. So we talk a lot about politics, but its hard when he is so far away and he is one of my only friends I can talk about this with. I have met many older men, mentors in life who are republican but not as passionate about following politics as I am. (Not even my dad who is a life long Reaganite). I feel weird when I mention to people that I am a republican. My very liberal cousin who has just started college, covered my picture with an Obama poster at one of my grandmothers’ house when she visited. It was a joke, but it also says a lot about young people today. It’s a stigma to be republican and so young and passionate about it. There’s also a bias whenever I say I am a republican they somehow think I am a libertarian. I tell them its not the same thing, but young so-called republicans are generally thought to be Ron Paul supporters. Even by the mainstream media!
I feel really weird talking politics with anybody my age, and the people who are passionate about it, almost know nothing about what they are talking about. Granted they don’t follow the news and trends like a hawk…
So why do you think there are so many socialists in the world? Have you ever been demonized for being a republican? or Conservative?