Passing the Torch
Democrat and Republican gen z and millennials have more in common with each other than they do with preceding generations.
They will be 40% of the electorate by 2024….
Trump is neither an aberration or an outlier. Instead he is an avatar and an emblem of the antidemocratic activity that is a manifestation of the autocratic movement that has been afoot for several decades which resulted in the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the violent attempt at insurrection on January 6, 2021.
It’s ongoing, and as such it poses the greatest threat to America as we know it…
Many states have become autocratic laboratories that have shown themselves to be increasingly more comfortable with the fascist tactics that are reminiscent of Mussolini and Hitler.
As the younger generations take their place and their turn in the fight and struggle to maintain American Democracy, we, the standard bearers and warriors for freedom from an earlier era, have the obligatory duty to teach and demonstrate to the young ones exactly what they’re up against.
04/12/2023 @ 8:54 am
Linking this opinion piece from this morning’s NYTimes. It’s gifted, so it’s not behind the paywall if you’re not a subscriber.
Rep. Pearson is someone we will hear lots from in the future. Personally, I’ve been waiting for these young folks all my life, and hope I get to live long enough to call Rep. Pearson senator or president.
“I wasn’t elected to be pushed to the back of the room and silenced.”
“We and the young protesters are the future of a new Tennessee”