Millennials are starting to lose all interest in this season’s politics.
As a group who was gunning for change and ready to support the next presidential election in whatever ways we could, slowly we have become quiet and uninterested. But why?
There are quite a few reasons, and it’s not that we don’t care about the future or the state of this country. We’re starting to see the truth and realizing it’s not going to make a difference.
Let’s talk media first. There was a time when the media was supposed to be the voice of the people. Reporters would put their careers on the line to expose the corruption that was going on behind closed doors. That raw, passionate journalism is gone.
Today the media is owned by big businesses and is being fed which stories to report and which ones are to be kept quiet. In the case of politics, this is even more prevalent.
The news stations do nothing but bash one another via candidate and political party. They hide stories about Clinton to Blemish Trump. They ignore real news to expose accusations against Donald and Hillary. There is no end in sight for being able to determine where the truth ends and the lies begin. The media has destroyed Millennial’s views of both candidates. Is Hillary guilty of breaking laws? Is Trump too rude to run the country? Who knows? Not the media, that’s for sure.
Millennials are also sick and tired of being scolded at by elders as to who they are voting for and why they do and do not care. So often we are accused of not being practical and ignoring the important issues of politics that need to be taken seriously. Well, if we’re all going to be grouped together under one category of ‘not caring’, then guess what. We’re not going to care.
One of the biggest factors in the loss of interest are Millennials themselves. Millennials who choose to be educated and understand what politics are supposed to be based around- you know, history and sh*t- are fed up with listening to those who are willing to jump on whatever bandwagon will get them free stuff the fastest.
Rule number 1: Nothing in life is free.
Rule number 2: If you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t talk.
It’s not only about who will provide free college and who will create more jobs. If those were the only important issues, politics would be easy. This is not the case.
Lastly, Millennials are sick of the bickering.
What happened to being able to voice our opinions? Why is it that no one researches anymore? People of all ages are getting their news from Facebook and other unsourced platforms which are giving them ammunition to run with notions that are far from true.
Why is it that having educated, respectful discussions are a thing of the past? Why can adults no longer to speak to one another about their views without being attacked or insulted? Don’t say it’s passion, because it’s not. Unless you are 100% dedicated to your candidate all the time and are supporting them every day in whatever way you can, you just like bickering.
NO, posting your views on Facebook and watching the news 24/7 does not count as “supporting you candidate”.
Honestly, Millennials do care, but between the news, elders, other idiot Millennials, staged riots, political bashing, and insults, we just don’t want to hear it anymore. It’s like we’re watching a marathon of Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Political Edition. Drama, bullsh*t, and lies.
Politics, Millennials see you for what you are – a bunch of rude, ignorant adults fighting over who’s candidate is best for the most ridiculous reasons.
Everyone wants a participation trophy. Everyone wants to have a say and sound important. Here you go, America, we give you the floor.
If you need the rest of us educated Millennials, who actually give a shi*t, you can find us searching for integrity, the truth and any ounce of uncorrupt media that may be left. You know, the sh*t that really matters.