me at 18: i'm voting for obama
my parents: oh, you'll get more conservative when you get older
me at 30: i think we should wipe our ass with the constitution
@dankwraith at 40: not murdering landlords goes against human rights
me at 54...wish for a virus that wipes out tea party and rich boomers...
me at 57 - whoopsie!
@dankwraith I voted at a Hometown Buffet in 2008 and somehow that made me more liberal
@dankwraith but that's sacrilege against the american religion!
@dankwraith ok but what the fuck were our parents on
@garbados "upward mobility" is a hell of a drug
@garbados actually now that i think about it that doesnt really apply to my parents because they were both far less well off than their parents. but they were able to buy a house on a very modest income. i dunno
@dankwraith similar story. i feel like the level of material surety they experienced, though diminished, helped them to have faith in the system (by, in my parents case, blaming themselves)
@dankwraith bribed with a scam, ouch
@dankwraith I ran screaming the other direction.
@dankwraith when my parents tell me stuff like this i reminded them about how nearly everyone who voted in the dem primary under the age of 45 voted for bernie
@fakemaxkeeble @dankwraith Middle class Boomers and Gen X had the experience of getting wealthier and more secure as they got older. So they got more conservative. The Millennial experience has been different.
I'm a Millennial/Gen-X fence-sitter, but because of disability, I didn't join the workforce until 2008. It's because of that and not shit like Oregon Trail or Animaniacs or whatever that I count myself as a Millennial.
Too late, it's already being done daily.
@dankwraith holy shit if that ain't just the way
The thing about people getting more conservative as they get older.
Part of why older people are generally more conservative as a cohort is the higher death rate of poor people. It's not entirely the politics of individuals becoming increasingly shitty. I hope this sobering fact further radicalizes some people here.
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