In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, people around the world have been trying to figure out why the people of England decided to leave the European Union. (I mean, aside from the loss of sovereignty, the overbearing bureaucracy, and the general ineptitude of the “leaders” in the EU, that is.) One interesting factoid came from the Left. With the numbers they crunched, they discovered older Brits voted to leave the EU while younger Brits voted to stay.
Their conclusion? The older Brits weren’t concerned about the future and voted in their best interests, while younger Brits, especially millennials, voted for the future and the best interests of the world. Furthermore, the Left says we should have listened to the millennials because they’re just so smart!
Is it just me, or didn’t we Americans heard the same comments in 2008 about Barack Obama?
As with much of what the Left believes, it’s not exactly on speaking terms with reality. The motivations behind the Brexit results were much deeper than old people telling young people to screw themselves. And to get off their lawns!
I did a bit of digging on the characteristics of millennials and found a neat little list from our friends at Rice University. Upon further review, the millennials’ position on Brexit became very clear, but in case you don’t want to click on the link, here’s the Readers Digest condensed version.
– Millennials tend to think in terms of groups rather than individuals.
– Millennials trust government more.
– Millennials are sheltered.
– Millennials think they know how to fix things.
– Millennials are confident in themselves.
In short, millennials are Leftists. Gee, I wonder if that has anything to do with how much positive coverage the media give them…naaaaaaaaah!
One of the characteristics not in the Rice piece, but that is quite obvious, is millennials don’t have the same experience that other generations do. For a good chunk of millennials, they didn’t know what it was like living in fear of a nuclear attack during the Cold War or what role Britain had in resolving it. They may have never heard of the Faukland Islands or why Britain and Argentina were fighting over them. They may not know the significance of Britain giving away sovereignty of Hong Kong to China.
But they know every damn craft beer establishment in every country on Earth and are willing to talk down to you about them all.
The generation that brought us “safe spaces” on college campuses, the man bun, and the Bernie Sanders for President 2016 idea may not be the best people to tell us whether to upsize our value meal, let alone make a decision that would bind all of England to what can at best be called a Titanic-sized sinking ship in the EU. And they’re now calling for a revote because reasons! Seriously, they feel their voices were heard and may have been mislead on what they were voting for in the first place.
Remember, kids, these are the people the Left tells us are smarter than we are, so we should listen to them.
Listen, millennial Brits. The world isn’t going to end because of the Brexit vote. They are going to need more unity than ever before, and that’s something you can actually help with. You lost this one, but your country isn’t as lost as you think. Take this opportunity and build a better Britain.
Oh, and can you please stop with the man bun thing? It’s not cool, and unless you’re a samurai, it’s not a good look.