MILLENNIAL = AUDACITY
Human beings are creatures of habit rather than logic and defensive by nature, even when we are wrong. We perpetually destroy the moral fiber of our being as we try viciously to trump each other, "no pun intended." The ultimate faith of America will depend on the unity of an interim new generation of thinkers, void of offensive tactics. Millennia's’ are known as incredibly sophisticated, technology-wise, immune to most traditional marketing and sales pitches, many but not all, not only grew up with it all, they’ve seen it all and exposed to it all since early childhood. Time is running out; outside forces are radicalizing our youth as we procrastinate our way to self-destruction in the name of self-initiated "internal fear." A political philosopher by the name of Edmund Burke once wrote, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for enough good men to do nothing.” No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as does the mindset of fear.
Millennia's, having a voting population expected to rise above 75 million which can be a game changer. The combined effrontery of a younger creative mindset, united, selflessly giving positive input with the power to vote can become the germination for a new inside the beltway mentality. Millennia's make up over 25% of the US population, having at least 21% of direct buying power, a massive influence on older generations. 46% of millennia's have 200 plus friends on Facebook. These statistics alone would be a show of strength if unified in the mindset of eliminating divisive politics and racism. There is an old saying, "you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink," especially if the horse is old. At the age of 76, by physical standards I am old, but through experience my mental capacity is beyond reproach by trying hard to keep an open mind.
In these trying times, we must propagate our senses with knowledge rather than hate, wisdom rather than hearsay. Void the mind of vile thoughts while empowering it with words of exultation, exuding Love in the caliber of which in turn becomes the ammunition from the chambers of our SOULS. Millennial's, its your future. Don't allow money and divisive politics dictate your and your children's children's future. And to my older citizens, a reminder of Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, he said: “The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” If motivated, compare and contrast his speech of March 4, 1861 with the insurrection of January 6th, 2021. Then, willfully read “The Soul of America” by Jon Meacham and ask your soul where you stand on the future of America.