The young are the future… or is that the problem?
A job ad placed online by the Tea House Theatre in London served as a de facto two-by-four across the skull of millennials, prompting a counter on how it is fashionable to blame “lazy millennials” for all of society’s ills.
Addressed to “Dear Millenials,” the ad doesn’t mince words as the company explains that this is the “third time in as many months” they’ve had to run a help wanted ad.
“Are you just not taught anything about existing in the real world, where every penny counts,” it reads. “Did no one teach you that the end of your studies is the beginning of your education?”
After explaining who they are and what they do, the Tea House Theatre adds, “One old lady used to run the whole of Mountview Academy with an IBM computer, it shouldn’t be this hard.”
The worst job ad you'll read today. (context: £15-20k, full time, London)
— dan barker (@danbarker) July 18, 2017
Needless to say, millennials are not too keen on the ad, with a popular response being those with lofty expectations like a strong work ethic are simply old and out of touch:
Tea House Theatre this morning pic.twitter.com/tlmnuVs1kn
— Ryan Devlin (@RyanDevlin_) July 18, 2017
And while millennials often make it too easy, is it a good strategy to so readily offend those who represent the future?
A tactic that seems to lend itself to the conservative side of politics, as Democrats understand that capturing the youth captures the future — it’s not be accident that liberals dominate college campuses.
Vladimir Lenin is often attributed with saying, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
A 2016 Harvard University poll showed most young people don’t support capitalism. More than half, 51 percent, of young adults between ages 18 and 29 who responded do not support capitalism, with just 42 percent saying they support it.
One third of the respondents — 33 percent — support socialism.
With numbers like that, there’s not much of a future in the free market principles that made the United States the greatest economic power in the history of the world.
Something conservative Americans should take into consideration the next time they take to bashing millennials. Would it not be a better strategy to find ways to reach this demographic and bring them around to the principles that define right of center politics?
Instead of pushing them further into the camp that uses cleverly crafted propaganda to disguise liberal values that history consistently shows fails us every time.
Videos like this recent one from Campus Reform provide a glimpse into the growing problem.
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