Why do so many Millennials support a crusty old rich white Boomer like Bernie?
- u_bin_calledLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
consider the time-line....
Bernie's generation was raised by parents scarred by global war and depression... To their credit, their parents dedicated themselves to creating systems aimed at preventing such things....but in doing so they insulated them from the adversities that defined them as "The Greatest Generation"...
every ensuing generation has been raised to reject the previous as being less-civilized, less-educated and less too "warlike"... every ensuing generation has been raised to treat adversity as an affront their rightful "protected" status...
the generations raised after the Cold War dedicated themselves almost entirely to their own feelings (consider how much of the rhetoric here is based on feelings.....consider how many political and social conflicts are based on the notion of "self-definition" vs. cultural, historical, legal or ... dare I say.... scientific definition)...
to these generations, Bernie speaks like a wise old disciple....a wise man from the mountain affirming everything they've been raised to believe... the State doesn't exist to protect us from enemies foreign and domestic like that "outdated old Constitutional Oath" says... it exists to protect us from adversity and to affirm our most-immediate feelings at all times...
- Anonymous1 month ago
agreed with the favorite answer
- oldprofLv 71 month ago
Simple, it's because the moderates have let them down. They still don't have healthcare insurance, they still owe tens of thousand in student loans, they still live with their parents (because they have to), and so on.
So to date, if the moderates can't fix that, maybe democratic-socialism can.
- pit bulls biteLv 71 month ago
bernie promises fee stuff
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- David B.Lv 71 month ago
Sanders is not a boomer.
Bernie Sanders: Born: September 8, 1941 (age 78 years), Brooklyn, New York, NY
- MichaelLv 71 month ago
Apparently being "woke" is about picking the correct old rich white guy.
- 1 month ago
Because he promises them free stuff, so they don't have to earn a living and they can continue their studies on essential oils
- Anonymous1 month ago
Bernie is from the Silent Generation. Named because they were scared to have any opinions since McCarthyism would have them sent to the electric chair for having the wrong opinions.
- EntropyLv 71 month ago
He's promising them free stuff. Some people are gullible enough to believe it when a politician promises them free stuff at no expense to them.
- Max HooplaLv 71 month ago
They like him more than the pile of garbage that is in the White House how.