Wednesday, December 18, 2019

New Survey Shows Young People Are Staying Liberal and Conservatives Are Dying Off

Oh well, my new attitude about trying to make peace with the right didn't last long.

On twitter I put out research showing how most young people tend to be left leaning, but some people on the right told me that they will see sense and go conservative as they get older, as people always do, they said.

So I put out articles saying that this isn't the case, but they refused to believe it (which I can understand, because nobody changes their views very easily) and they came viscously back at me. This made me angry and so I found the article below and tweeted it saying to them that when they are all gone the world will be a better place.

Oh well, back to the drawing board!

But the Rebel Wisdom video has intrigued me. They say we don't like looking at where we might be wrong, or how other people may have a different set of values and fairness which are different to ours but maybe equally valid. When we accept these differences and ambiguities, we can grow. It's what Carl Jung called Individuation, where we accept our shadow. This is not to say that the right is the shadow, but these forces within ourselves maybe.

For obvious reasons, the broadly liberal demographic trends in American politics have received much less attention since the 2016 election. Yet the fact remains that America is politically sorted by generations in a way it never has before. The oldest voters are the most conservative, white, and Republican, and the youngest voters the most liberal, racially diverse, and Democratic. There is absolutely no sign the dynamic is abating during the Trump years. If anything, it is accelerating.

New Survey Shows Young People Are Staying Liberal and Conservatives Are Dying Off

1 comment:

Bob said...

3rd world countries tend to be conservative. The US is no exception.