My point by point video response to millennial Alexis Bloomer attack on millennials
The millennial in the clip above, Facebook Name Alexis Bloomer, displays a classic case of 'blame one selves' self-hate. Or is it a Right-Wing inspired subliminal message from a Koch stooge? The ills of millennials that this ill-advised young woman speaks about was inflicted on them by my generation, their parents. Now she is kind enough to absorb the guilt that my generation should justifiably bear. This rant is dangerous in this election year.
My generation took advantage of affordable education and a system that invested in people. Instead of paying it forward, we elected selfish deviants who cut taxes and starved the government thus leaving millennials with unaffordable education and much fewer services from society (e.g., W e cut civics and many programs that taught how to be a productive American). In the process, we were conned into accepting an economy where we worked harder in the aggregate for less forcing mother and father to work instead of rearing kids most effectively with proper supervision. We built prisons (many private) to incarcerate those unsupervised kids which instead of rehabilitating them turned them into hardcore criminals. I could go on and on. Suffice it to say, don't blame the millennials for a product created by their parents.
Here is her original video.
Sadly, this young woman, likely because of a comfortable life, is unable to empathize with millennials in general. She buys into the standard Randian ideology of individualism and selfishness. She is unable to see that the advantages of the previous generations in many instances secured loans. It turns out that millennials will be responsible for paying the bill with high education costs, medical costs, all while receiving much fewer services.
So why post this? Her video is surprisingly going viral and one hopes there is pushback. Many times unanswered Right Wing rhetoric becomes the reality within the psyche of many.
The documentary from Dr. Richard Wolff titled "Capitalism Hits the Fan" is a must see for anyone who believes there are more opportunities now than before.