The Tea Party has the right anger in the wrong place. Ted Nugent writes an op-ed. Millennials say “TL;DR”
Getting stoned on the American Dream
by Sarah Friend
Apparently, some guy named Ted Nugent has written an op-ed condemning the political apathy of “millennials”. Since these kinds of age-based generalizations have always seemed like a load of pseudoscientific hoopla to me (rankable one step above astrology) I had to look it up: Millennials, I’m told, were born between 1976 and 2000. Other sources say 1982 and 2000. See what I mean about hoopla?
But, as I’m a millennial by either count and a person concerned about political apathy, I thought I’d better read the article. Nugent writes that he remembers the ‘60’s, (whatever that means) but at the time he was politically disengaged himself, either “squirrel hunting or putting a sharp edge on [his] sonic guitar-slaying skills.” He then uses the phrase “purple haze of dope” and eventually gets to his point:
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“While I personally condemn violence of any kind, I am stunned that [the millennials] are not participating more in the Tea Party, even rioting in the streets, clashing with the cops, conducting sit-ins at their colleges, interrupting political events and so on. Instead, the young people of this generation appear to be sound asleep, lethargic and seemingly unaware of how badly their generation is being royally abused by the deep-seated corruption and abuse of power in the government. They appear to be terminally stoned on apathy.”