[lbo-talk] Millennials

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Tue Apr 5 08:40:45 PDT 2011

On Apr 4, 2011, at 10:00 AM, Doug Henwood wrote:

> More on kids today:
> * They are starting out as the most politically progressive age
> group in modern history. In the 2008 election, Millennials voted for
> Barack Obama over John McCain by 66%-32%, while adults ages 30 and
> over split their votes 50%-49%.

Since Obama and McCain were equally reactionary in their aims, how does that make them "progressive" rather than credulous?
> * They are more inclined toward trust in institutions than were
> either of their two predecessor generations

Since "trust in institutions" is the hallmark of conservative political passivity, how does this make them *more*, rather than *less* radical than those "predecessor generations?"

Shane Mage

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