Recently I became aware of how our younger generation sees what's going in this country as the Obama Regime has destroyed economic hope for millions and has our once great country on fast-forward to third world status.
A friend recently showed me a video of a high school student singing a cover of this song that apparently was receiving praise in the community. I had never heard of the song and wanted to hear the original and found the video to it on YouTube, a song called “Broken” by an alternative metal band called Seether. The video shows despair and decay and reminded me at first of the pictures and video of all the despair and decay in Detroit. Then I noticed the video had been viewed more than 29 million times on YouTube. While some have no doubt viewed the video several times, we don't know how many unique views that includes. But given that the recording industry awards a platinum album for one that sells a million copies, 29 million views for a video is a very large number.
That number of views, most likely by members of the millennial generation, instantly told me that this is how members of this generation see America today, as broken. It's a pessimistic view, but one shaped by the events and news and reality they have grown up with. They have grown up with high unemployment, a bad economy, the attacks of September 11, 2001, and hearing adults tell them how great things used to be in this country. In short, they've been told the country is broken and they have come to see it with their own eyes.
The rise of progressive policies in this country over the last few generations is showing the results that such policies inevitably lead to. Very few are benefiting from the changes that are taking place in our country, and the millennial generation sees little but hopelessness in their future as a result.
Polls and surveys tells a lot of interesting facts about the millennial generation. Half of them are politically independent, they see the political parties as broken and beyond repair. That same Pew Institute study reports, “Millennials stand out for voting heavily Democratic and for liberal views on many political and social issues, ranging from a belief in an activist government to support for same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization.”
That illustrates also the paradox of the millennials, they see things as broken yet without realizing it, in voting for progressive politicians and supporting “liberal” views on issues, they are directly contributing to the root causes of why America is broken.
While they voted for Barack Obama, most millennials disapprove of Obamacare, believe it will increase healthcare costs, and that will make the quality of healthcare worse. Again, the paradox is that they voted for Obama, and much worse, most of them would do so again.
There is a decline in marriage among millennials while a majority of them favor the legalizing of same-sex marriage. This is at least consistent, as the movement for same-sex marriage is in fact designed and intended to destroy marriage. Just 26 percent of millennials have married between the ages of 18 to 32, while 36 percent of “Generation X” and 48 percent of Boomers and 65 percent of Silent generation members have married between the ages of 18 and 32. This shows the decline of marriage from one generation to the next, declining steadily as each generation get married at a lower percentage than the previous one.
Among older millennials, they have a higher percentage to have graduated college with a four year degree, but yet they are the most in debt generation, because of that. They've borrowed more money in student loans to go to college than any previous generation.
That is the major factor, among many, in why millennials will likely not do as well as their parents generation financially. The 13th generation (called generation X by the media), that I am from, is the first generation in American history to not do as well financially as our parents generation. We are the original “broken” generation, or “lost” generation is the term used commonly in the popular media. I suspect that second largest group among the 29 million to have viewed the video for that song “broken” on YouTube are members of my generation. We don't just see this country now as broken, thanks to progressive policies, we know it's broken. We know what after another generation of these kinds of policies, it will be undeniable that America is broken, because most of our major cities, and many of our not so major cities, will look the way Detroit does today.
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