Okay, my dog is smarter than Ron Fournier, but this is hilarious:
Millenials Will Run for Political Office, Like it Or Not
Ron Fournier, a Baby Boomer writing in the Atlantic, is worried about what will happen when millenials are in charge of the political world. “[T]hey have no patience for inefficiency, stodgy institutions or the status quo.” This is, apparently, a bad thing. “Consider what they could do to politics and government,” he warns direly.
Fournier talked to some 80 millenials for the story, but quotes mostly fellow non-millenials, like noted youth-whisperer Michael Steele… He quotes stats that show young people think politics are too partisan and that politicians are motivated by selfish reasons and that our political system seems ill-equipped to effectively deal with the current problems facing the country.
This is more or less what any sentient being who has followed the political debate over the past few years would think, and that’s why the argument Fournier builds to—that millenials are a mass of secretly libertarian nihilists who, when given our chance to govern, will instead opt to continue starting companies and looking for private sector solutions—irked me….
Read the whole thing (it’s not long).