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Old Yesterday, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by Threerun View Post
Most of the gen x cohorts I know that were once moderate conservatives (such as myself) have totally gone independent and are not a fan of the current GOP politics.

A few have gone far, far right but most are in the middle.

None of my friends have gone full bore liberal.

Weíre an odd lot, lol.
Yes we are.
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Old Today, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I have a teenage son who is hard right. He actually wants to believe his generation will turn out different from millennials and be a force for challenging the millennial political dogma. I told him not to count on this as much of his generation is embracing leftism especially on social issues. This research backs up what I told him. He will have to get used to living in a world dominated by socialism. He just does not want to accept that. I do not blame him as I donít accept it either.

Soon democracy will dictate a hard left government will rule us. The only way to escape this fate is for the right to rebel against the democratically elected socialist government. We conservatives either must ditch democracy and choose rebellion or accept living under the socialist boot. I for one would choose rebellion. In my opinion it would be better to watch America burn than to see these socialist impose their evil agenda upon us. Nothing would be worse that that.
Jeez..lighten up Francis
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Old Today, 02:00 AM
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Did you miss the part where this very small survey included 13 year olds?
They will be voters in 2024. I would not dismiss them lightly.
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Old Today, 02:10 AM
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I'm an early Boomer or maybe a Silent -- don't judge us as backwards thinking Conservatives. We were the people who demonstrated against our guys getting killed in Viet Nam. We took to the streets. We demonstrated for womens rights. We started the organic foods movement and the environmental movement.

Seems like it skipped a generation--a lot of those Boomers got rich and conservative and complacent.

But the younger people are the way we were, wanting to make things better, not happy with the status quo. PLUS they see TRUMP and that would turn anyone away from being conservative!
I don't, but then again, I'm an X-er, which makes me sort of a dinosaur, I guess. Actually some of the most ardent liberals I've seen on this site are my age or older, and a few could be my parents. And since you mention Boomers, quite a few of them fall into that category as well.

This business of slamming people based on their age is not very productive.
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Old Today, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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It's pretty well documented that people tend to be more Left-leaning and idealistic when they're younger and they tend to become more Conservative and realistic as they grow older. The OP kinda missed that point. Gen Z is already roughly equal to the Millenials when it comes to Conservatism. Like every generation before them, the Millennial Generation has increased its % of Conservatism over time.

Effectively, GenZ is starting out dead-even with their parents. They're going to move Right. Everyone just inherently knows this. You're filled with wide eyed optimism and idealism as you graduate High School and College -- then reality smacks you squarely in the face. You quickly realize that life is a lot harder than you imagined it would be. Your worldview tends to move Right from that point on. The fact that GenZ is starting out more Conservative is actually quite significant because they're starting out more Conservative than any generation in a very long time. They're the first generation since WW2 generation to break the trend of gradually moving to the Left with each new generation.
The world being a hard place is what makes some people liberal to begin with, food for thought....
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Old Today, 02:20 AM
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I have a teenage son who is hard right. He actually wants to believe his generation will turn out different from millennials and be a force for challenging the millennial political dogma. I told him not to count on this as much of his generation is embracing leftism especially on social issues. This research backs up what I told him. He will have to get used to living in a world dominated by socialism. He just does not want to accept that. I do not blame him as I donít accept it either.

Soon democracy will dictate a hard left government will rule us. The only way to escape this fate is for the right to rebel against the democratically elected socialist government. We conservatives either must ditch democracy and choose rebellion or accept living under the socialist boot. I for one would choose rebellion. In my opinion it would be better to watch America burn than to see these socialist impose their evil agenda upon us. Nothing would be worse that that.
And replace it with what?
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Old Today, 02:48 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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This is something the Conservatives should take note of. These generations are coming of age in the era of Trump. They will form their political opinions based on what they are seeing happening in the country right now. They hate Trump, and by extension, the party that is propping him up. The GOP is trading short term gains for long term destruction. Works for me.

And for the record, I'm a late baby boomer and I'm very much a progressive. Don't label all baby boomers as the same. There's a world of difference between a boomer born in 1946 and one born in 1960. We couldn't be more different politically.
Boomer from the early 50s, (old hippie) here. We're all mixed. I have 3 older cousins from the 40s. Each is totally different, ranging from hard right to left. Just the same, we scared the bejesus out of our parents, and don't forget, some of that generation is still alive. They're the ones who kept voting against their own interests for the Republicans.
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Old Today, 03:36 AM
 
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Both my kids are gen z and both are pretty hard left. The times they are a changing.
Even young self identified Republicans are pretty liberal on things like Marijuana and gay marriage

Young Republicans favor same-sex marriage

Can't wait til the Maga boomers are out of here. I'm a gen Xer that voted McCain and Romney, but trump turned me into a straight ticket Democrat until he is out, preferably impeached and lead away in handcuffs
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Old Today, 03:43 AM
 
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Even young self identified Republicans are pretty liberal on things like Marijuana and gay marriage

Young Republicans favor same-sex marriage

Can't wait til the Maga boomers are out of here. I'm a gen Xer that voted McCain and Romney, but trump turned me into a straight ticket Democrat until he is out, preferably impeached and lead away in handcuffs
Here's a mental picture for you. . .Trump in an orange jumpsuit, handcuffed, screaming, being pulled out of the white house, with the combover splayed out in every direction.
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Old Today, 04:53 AM
 
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Republican Baby Boomers... (and some Democratic) has:
Increased the cost of higher education, by cutting funding, so now everything is filthy expensive.
Increased the cost of healthcare, so much so that the US spends 2x more then comparable 1st world nations.
Still the only 1st world country where people go bankrupt because of healthcare costs.
Still the only 1st world country where people die because they can't afford to get help or medicine.
Let Unions collapse..
Then, when nobody was around to complain, let corporations outsource most of the manufacturing base to 3rd world countries.
Then let wages stagnate for 30+ years.
Then let more and more large corporations take more and more control of the political power.

Remember.. they are the generation that decided MONEY = SPEACH.. i.e Corporations can buy of politicians with impunity!



Then younger people knows other 1st world countries are not like this.. and why would they want more of the mess Baby Boomers created?



NO.. They want money OUT of politics.
They dont want bought politicians.. they demand transparency,
They want government to work for them.
They want the power back from corporations and back to workers.
They want healthcare costs to go down and make it universal, to save money and untold number of American lives, like the rest of the grown up countries.
They want public funding of colleges and universities again, for affordable higher education, just like the Baby Boomers had, before they pulled their ladder up.
They want strong unions to increase salaries and more workers rights.


They effectively saw the US as becoming a progressive decent country to live in the 50s and 60s.. before Baby Boomers got gready and ruined it! Basically so they could get more benefits, and did not give a rats behind that their children and grand children had to pay for this, with lower wages, less rights and more debt.

The Republican party line is.. individualism, laissez faire, dog eat dog... why would anybody sane want that? When they see all other 1st world nations doing the opposite and just shooting past the US in living standards, health and safety?

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