I heard something on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, that I actually find rather hard to believe.
Most people of the World War II generation think it is important to live in a democracy. I can understand that. But not so with millennials. A clear majority of that generation does not feel it is vital.
I belong to generation X. And I like to think I understand my generation. Growing up, in high school, most gen X’ers were open-minded, on issues like gay rights, for example. From what I understand, most millennials are too.
**But why the strange deviation on the democracy issue? How would millennials like to live? In a totalitarian regime? A plutocracy? A fascist state? Someone please clarify for me. I want to know.
And did I misunderstand the answer? Does this mean for our country, or just others?**
A couple of points to add. In case you all don’t know by now (again, Bill Maher tells all), Donald Trump probably won’t leave office, even if he loses or is term limited out. Also, FWIW, as I have said before, I personally think an aristocracy is the ideal state. But I mean the original meaning of that word: government by the best and brightest citizens. But since no such people or state probably exists, I defer to the notion a democracy is best, for now at least.
Actually, sci-fi genres like Star Trek might agree with me. In the fictional Star Trek universe, many advanced societies are governed by an oligarchy of the best citizens. That’s at least the impression I get. They often make references to ruling councils, ministers and so forth. Correct me if I am wrong, by all means.
And for those of you who will ask what my question/s is/are, I have bolded it above, so there is no doubt:).
Thank you in advance for all your kindly replies:).