.lenconthis actually makes sense. I've talked to people who are like "vote Bernie/ Hillary and college is free" and then I have to explain to them that nothing is free and there's this thing called taxes. Most kids don't have jobs and pay taxes like I do haha.
Yeah I'm still in my early twenties and a lot of people like Bernie because his ideas are good, they just don't understand that we can't just make college free, etc. A lot of these people will "Vote for Hillary because she's a woman" which is a terrible reason to vote for someone. Another issue with our generation is the whole instant gratification issue. Immediately after gay rights became equal, there were people trying to push transgender rights through. That kind of sweeping change takes time. Politics and bureaucracy move super fucking slow...all the time.
I live and work in upstate NY and the city is pretty...violent. A lot of the kids I went to college with don't get that it's not the police, and "harsh" drug/crime laws that cause the violence. It's the utter lack of communities taking advantage of social services and the whole "don't be a snitch" mentality. I work with guys that come from those neighborhoods. It takes at least two months to get these into a "working" mentality where they will do their job the right way and complete all their assigned tasks. They don't get jobs until they've been caught hustling too much and are out of jail.
Someone gets shot? You don't talk to the police and tell the cops it was Ryquell or Tyler who killed Ben.
Then these people turn around and bitch the police don't do shit.
Which in turn feeds into the whole anti police/the government sucks MOAR GOVT mentality found among the kids who grew up and have never known real violence.
No one wants to actually solve problems, they just like to yell. Especially young people right now.
apologies for the longish rant