Baby Boomers and Millennialism

Everybody agrees there appears to be a mutual feeling of despair and hopelessness about the current state of affairs inside our country. The focus of blame is pointing fingers at the current administration and other generations that has been at the helm of government now for many decades. While holding this reign of power, these power mongers are perceived to be self-righteous and ethically lacking any commitment to the people they serve but rather aid only those who cater their needs and self-wealth. It is becoming clearer as every day goes by the current government official is morally inferior and is determined to pursue only those goals that are beneficial to his or her own personal benefactors / donators of large campaign contributions. Their conduct has not gone unnoticed as there is a powerful group growing that is understandably very upset with this generation and will sooner than anticipated used their new found political clout to regain control of our country and renegotiate the almost extinct moral values that have been disappearing rapidly in the past few elections.

Generations are people – they have specific values, qualities and personalities that shape or make ideals into reality with their growth in age and knowledge. Today’s youth are ready to take over the mess that baby boomers have created while in corporate power or political influences. Contrary to the now defunct baby boomers, the new generations of Millienialism people are in fact very self-confident, superbly expressive with social media and always looking for change. This group is ethnically charged and diverse, they are a different breed unlike the stereotyped baby boomers that were rigid in forms, morality and political actions. This diversity is driving a most electrifying, most educated bunch of young people in doing new great things for this country without fear of failures or trying to acquire these goals. Growing up in a struggling economy and realizing how hard it is to find a job gives them empathy and not apathy like the baby boomer now content to look forward to their retirement and social security. Set back by lies, false promises and political rhetoric that was deception from the start, they have a eyes wide open approach not be misled again and be a driving force to ensure their future is preserved on their own terms and not those of the past.

The days of muting voices and silencing all people are gone by. These young people are experts in the high technology to exemplify their voices and modes of self-expression. They know how to get their points across a media base and do so effectively. Unlike the baby boomers, they use video clips to announce themselves to the world and marked themselves different in many other ways to stand away from the crowd and show their individualism so important to them. This group expresses themselves in many forms that validate their presence in society. They tattoo, pierce, and dress different from the other generations but conceal their arts of expression under their apparels as if walking among us in stealth mode. Strangely they do just the opposite with their passion and hide nothing about their feelings. Many are highly educated and waiting for a chance to step up and challenge current traditions and customs with their own.

The Pew Research groups says that “Despite struggling (and often failing) to find jobs in the teeth of a recession, about nine-in-ten either say that they currently have enough money or that they will eventually meet their long-term financial goals. But at the moment, fully 37% of 18- to 29-year-olds are unemployed or out of the workforce, the highest share among this age group in more than three decades. Politically speaking they are identified as “as a by-product of protective parents, the age of terrorism or a media culture that focuses on dangers, they cast a wary eye on human nature. Two-thirds say “you can’t be too careful” when dealing with people. Yet they are less skeptical than their elders of government. More so than other generations, they believe government should do more to solve problems. They are the least overtly religious American generation in modern times. One-in-four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29. Yet not belonging does not necessarily mean not believing. Millennials pray about as often as their elders did in their own youth. Reading the articles on one would be very surprised to read about their political views on government and when comparing them to those of the present and past, you may indeed sense a shift of ideology coming down the road for America’s future.

Plagiarizing in the open but citing the source the following information reveals their ideas:

· By a 54 percent to 39 percent margin, Millennials favor a bigger government with more services, over a smaller government with fewer services, almost the reverse of the attitudes of older generations. While older generations are split on the question,

· Millennials by a clear 51% to 43% margin believe government needs to regulate business to protect the public interest rather than accepting the GOP argument that such regulation usually does more harm than good. On another issue that divides partisans,

· Millennials, by 62% to 34%, favor the Supreme Court basing its decisions on what the Constitution currently means rather than how it was originally written.

· Millennials are equally unified against GOP conservatism on most of the current hot button social issues. By 64% to 31, Millennials favor gay marriage; only 40% of older voters agree with them on that issue.

· By an overwhelming 82% to 16% margin, Millennials also favor a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

· The Millennials’ belief in sharing and inclusion extends to foreign policy, with 64% of them believing that the United States must take into account the interests of its international allies, even if this involves compromise.

· While it is almost inevitable that attitudes like these will form the core of the nation’s civic ethos by the end of this decade, when Millennials will represent more than one out of every three adult Americans, the choice of which path to choose will be before the country in a much clearer and more immediate way in 2012.


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