Why Millennials Don’t Follow the Liberal Narrative

Perhaps they’re finding out how badly their Liberal-Left parents have screwed them over.

The standard narrative about today’s millennials is that they are unpredictable. They are very fluid and undefined. Despite this changeability, most people automatically assume that millennials are predictably liberal.

The facts, however, tell a different story. Researchers who study the habits and attitudes of millennials do not support this forgone conclusion. Indeed, liberal-minded people are finding these unpredicted results to be unsettling.

To liberals, millennials are free to be unpredictable as long as they are not conservative. That is why they are irate when the find millennials holding positions they are not supposed to be holding. On some issues, they are actually more traditional than their parents. 

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  • KillerMarmot

    Millenials have grown up in atmosphere, particularly in school, where a suffocating progressivism was the rule. Many children take a perverse pleasure in bucking the status quo.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    this is a bunch of nonsense. Millenials aren’t looking to the government for specific action, they’re looking to the government to protect their liberal safe space values and punish the people they don’t like. It has nothing to do with governance and everything to do with the politics of hurt feelings, paranoia and identity victimhood.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I work with millenials who actually think socialism is a good idea.
      I get so frustrated with them.

  • WalterBannon

    Millennials are the Hitler Youth generation. Raised by socialist helicopter parents on CBC propaganda, Marxist PC safe spaces, and entitlement. They are the final nail in the coffin of western culture.

    • Reader

      The name for them in Canada are the “Liberal Youth”.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’ve raised my kids to be conservatives.
      My daughter bought in early on.
      Maybe it was my liberal bullying sister that convinced her.
      Recently, my son went to visit her and came home awakened from his political agnosticism.
      Got in a big fight with my sister over the way she was treating my daughter prior to the last election on social media.
      But, I never forbade my kids from having contact with her.
      I’ve always believed that if you don’t make it forbidden fruit then reason will prevail.
      He took the bus and went to see my sister on his own and came back to me.