Millennial Apathy and a Possible President Trump

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If you are undecided or

If you are undecided or unhappy with your choices in this election, consider this: Only Trump promises to arrest and deport AMERICANS. When asked by Chuck Todd if a Trump presidency would split up families, deporting illegal immigrant parents while allowing their US-born children to stay, Trump answered, “No, no. We're going to keep the families together. We have to keep the families together.” Pressed further, Trump said, “But they have to go. But they have to go.” http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-transcript-august-16-2015-n412636

If you are undecided about who to vote for, you probably are unaware of family, friends, former roommates or co-workers threatened with deportation. You probably do not belong to a religion that historically suffered or currently suffers savage religious persecution in this country. You may be unaware of those around you who are dependent on Social Security to augment their savings from a lifetime of low wage paying jobs.

You do not look like a Hispanic American. Hispanic Americans will be repeatedly pulled over every day by police searching for illegal aliens. You are not Muslim or Black and wondering if you are next. You know nothing about the prelude to and after affects of Hitler’s election in Germany. Political opponents and dissenters, religious groups, homosexuals, and persons considered asocial were all sent to Dachau.

Remember the words of Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

I encourage you to stop listening to biased, fear mongering media, take a deep breath, calm your brain and learn about Germany 1920-1945. You’ll be living in it if Trump wins.

Bernadette Janet 205 days ago

As a college professor myself

As a college professor myself, it appears to me that there's an overlooked mood among millennials that things are going to get worse, perhaps MUST get worse, before they get better. Although few of my students express a preference for Trump, most see Hillary as status quo and think that Trump's election just might be the "worst" that jump-stars a strong move toward things actually getting better. Several of my students have argued that, after four years of Trump, a genuinely progressive Democrat might be a shoe-in for the presidency and have coattails that might help in the Senate and House. Granted, it's a counter-intuitive approach, but I see their point. The world they've been handed has problems, and Clinton represents the source of many of those problems. To them, her election is no step forward. It's just a perpetuation of the problems they face. If things really do need to get worse before they get better, so the argument goes, bring on Trump.

David Williams 208 days ago

Maybe your student felt

Maybe your student felt cheated because she was cheated? Did you follow the Democratic primary at all? Or do you not know what ""voting irregularities" mean? Milleials are not apathetic, they are orrganizing for the future. Clinton does not offer anything worth working on.

aleta weaver 209 days ago

It can never be in their

It can never be in their interest to vote for a neo-con, neo-liberal Clinton. It would be in their interest to vote for a third party candidate and strengthen the possibility of a successful third party challenge in 2020.

John Earl 210 days ago

Heck, Ladies of all ages,

Heck, Ladies of all ages, Wake UP. Here's an example of what you'll get if you vote for Republican candidates who blatantly Brag that THEY KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU.

If the GOP wins, here's what you will get, as they have been openly (didja' MISS this by not reading the GOP platform?) AGAINST everything we Ladies stand for: environment, honest votes for The Common Good, equal treatment for all--male and female..Everything!

Here's the latest example of what you'll get---> not exactly self-determination!

Watch this video of narcissistic Rubio of the Rubio-Trump Team promises:

http://www.pensitoreview.com/2016/09/22/rubio-says-women-dont-need-the-era/

THEN GO VOTE!

us? We vote for ADULTS.
How about YOU?


sandyo 211 days ago

Uh, Ladies, don’t be fooled –

Uh, Ladies, don’t be fooled – this is faulty logic. And if you support war, you are NOT, by definition, a “feminist”, which means Hillary isn’t a feminist, which means you shouldn’t even THINK about voting for her! Two words: Libya, Honduras. Thousands of Libyans were killed and tortured (including rapes) after Hillary’s US-NATO-led attack on Libya, a formerly stable nation, with her “regime change” addiction (another exercise in U.S. Imperial Domination), pushing baseless lies that Qaddafi was on the verge of carrying out genocide against his people. Then there was Honduras (and Obama was part of that) – remember all the children sent back to be murdered in their own country? That plus the assassination of indigenous activist, Berta Caceres? If you don’t know about these things, then DO YOUR HOMEWORK all you fools so ready to vote for “Her” over the Trump demon! Including you, “sandyo” …

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/29/honduras-bleeding/ ;
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/29/political-violence-in-honduras/ ;
http://www.salon.com/2016/03/02/even_critics_understate_how_catastrophically_bad_the_hillary_clinton_led_nato_bombing_of_libya_was/ ;
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/07/hillary-libya-nato-qaddafi-obama/

Just how much rot can you stand? And one more thing … I am NOT a millennial and I am NOT naïve. I am OLD and INFORMED and there are a TON of us MATURE enough, educated enough, and wise enough NOT to vote to put the Clinton Crime Family BACK in office!!!!!!!!!! (I did NOT vote for the first Clinton-faux-democrat-slimeball either.) Get off the millennials backs! Thank god for these young people and their skills in becoming informed at such a young age. When I was young, and informed, I was the “mouse that roared”. I had very, very, very few allies. So I can fully appreciate that having been way ahead of my time that finally I have many, many intelligent allies everywhere. For that I LOVE the millennials – I SO wish my piers had not been such ignorant selfish brats when I was young! Vote for a REAL ADULT who has REAL feminine values!

Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka 2016

d.r. 206 days ago

Precious voters demand to be

Precious voters demand to be "inspired" into checking a little box that would very easily prevent the country from being turned over to an insane madman. I have begged, reasoned with, acknowledged problems with Clinton, reminded about Nader (yes it did make a difference), pleaded, respected their passion for Bernie (I caucused for him), and have not convinced any younger types (I am old at 45 in this new Logan's Run era) to cast a negative vote and stop Trump. Nothing seems to work so I am just going to let them regret not moving the needle leftward by regularly and without fail voting for Democrats. This thin skinned whining about Bernie is ridiculous when it's 1933.

Wx Runciter 211 days ago

Yes I think millennials

Yes I think millennials should vote for Hillary, but maybe the language of blame is not productive. They should vote for her so that Trump won't win, for all the obvious reasons that he should not be in office. But on social media and elsewhere the language of blame that accompanies discussions of the millennial voter, and the Bernie resistance movement, is not helpful. If Trump is elected, I would say that we are all to blame, whoever we vote for. Including Hillary for not persuading more of her critics, including the DNC. But, the focus needs to be, now, that we need to vote and vote for Clinton.

Brigit 212 days ago

Clinton trying to persuade

Clinton trying to persuade millennials---or anyone else who supported Sanders in the primaries---to vote for her? Pigs might fly.

Kenneth Hudson 213 days ago

Stephen, I think you

Stephen, I think you dramatically understate millennial disgust and distrust for Hillary Clinton. "Millennial apathy" is a misleading descriptor of events. I wonder what your agenda in varnishing over our outrage might be. You make no mention of the historically significant election fraud perpetrated by Hillary (your candidate, i presume).Why? Is it true a man can't recognize facts if his job depends on his overlooking them?

jol devitro 213 days ago

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