Saturday, November 12, 2016

Older White Generation Voted Trump!


What Trump Means for Millennials'
Published on Nov 12, 2016
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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
Arrested development as mind control: the children's army
By Jon Rappoport
November 12, 2016
"If a person sees a light at the end of the tunnel, he is looking at freedom, rationality, imagination, responsibility, creative power. Why should he abandon all that for some pathetic substitute?" (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
This is a broad and vital subject. Here I am presenting a few of my notes.
"First of all, I have to write about Donald Trump for a few seconds. I don't care what you think of him. I really don't. For the purposes of what I'm pointing out here, it doesn't matter who he is or what he really stands for or what his motives are. What matters is, during the campaign, he spoke words that touched a nerve in many, many young people, and they didn't like the sensation, to put it mildly. What he said seemed like a reference to individual freedom and responsibility and power---and that had the effect of a silver bullet traveling toward the heart of a vampire. Why? Who are these young people? What has been happening to them?"
"The problem for social engineers: how to impose a top-down system of control on a population. The answer: prepare the young for that system by making it look like endless childhood."
"College student everywhere are now entitled infants. This is the rapidly expanding trend. As such, they are ripe for any 'philosophy' or program that justifies their endless needs. For them, government is more than mommy and daddy. Government is a non-judgmental truck that pulls up and delivers an endless stream of consumer items..."
"Many people on the receiving end of 'inner-child therapy' came to believe they contained an actual entity called the inner child. This belief tended to create a regression, in which they sought to find themselves in a happy early past and STAY THERE---then behaving like children."
"A false dichotomy is set up: a person is either a free, open, playful, blissfully ignorant, demanding child; or a cold, sterile, guarded, rigid adult. As if these were the only two possibilities."
"When some 'disturbing' social event occurs, and you see retreating college students in a quiet room playing with coloring books and clay, and administrators attending to their needs, you are looking at arrested development and regression. This is mind control."
"A 'mental-health professional' (like the late pop guru John Bradshaw) foists on an audience the existence of a subconscious entity called 'the inner child,' as if it needs to be brought to the surface and nurtured and even healed of its wounds. Now we are into the realm of mind control. Operant conditioning. Programming. Oprah came upon a gold mine there."
"In the process of a child growing up, when you see adults arrest his development and try to maintain him in some semblance of an infantile state, where he is full of needs which must be met constantly, you are looking at a serious problem. Later in life, feeling hemmed in with nowhere to go, he may decide his only options are apathy or violence."
"But the arrested-development concept doesn't need misguided parents. People can pick up, straight out of the culture, clues which suggest to them that the way out of their problems is to regress. Act like an entitled child."
"Sinking into the melodrama, they become self-styled victims."
"And this is the objective of the overall psychological operation. To remake the society into helpless victims."
"Such entitled self-styled victims whine and demand 'everything for free.' This is the upper limit of their intellectual prowess."
"How do you make such victims realize they are responsible for the choices they are taking, when the core of those choices is the abandonment of all responsibility? You are looking at social engineering par excellence."
"Sooner or later, the arrested-development generations of children become psychologically and spiritually exhausted. They need an infusion of energy. So they look to the dark side. They want perverse stimulation. They want rebellion without a goal. They want destruction. There is no rationale behind any of this, no mind, no coherent thought. There is a protest scheduled? They show up, ready to break something, smash it. All they need is an agent (who is paid for and planted) to throw the first stone."
"Their leaders who magically show up out of nowhere (paid for) take control in meetings and even 'conferences.' These leaders are the hard cases. The arrested-development children are the foot soldiers, the know-nothings, the fodder. They can be sacrificed for the cause. Behind all this is the psychological program that initiated the regression backwards into an infantile state."
"This is the Trojan Horse that has been placed in the middle of the culture. Thomas Jefferson envisioned public education as the means for enlightening young children about what it means to be a citizen in a Republic, because no such experiment in government and freedom had ever been tried before on such a broad scale. Using his model, but reversing the substance of education, elite foundations substituted a teaching program of socialism and collectivism. The next step, which we are witnessing now, involves shrinking that program down to the inculcation of basic victimhood, with bare flickers of ideas and slogans and vapid memes."
"The teenage-young-adult infant has needs. He will try to destroy what is around him until his needs are satisfied. Satisfied for the moment."
"If the day ever comes when he wants to break out of this endless cycle, he can look at freedom, responsibility, imagination, creative power. He can pull at the tag-end of any of these, and he will eventually arrive at a vast unknown (to him) territory. A new world, a new galaxy. Beyond programming."
Millennials did not elect Trump
By John D. Sutter, CNN
Thursday, November 10, 2016
(CNN) — If millennial voters had their way, Hillary Clinton would be president.
That's a point worth stating plainly since there's so much scapegoating and stereotyping of young voters in this country. This fall, for instance, a Daily Beast writer insisted you could "blame millennials for President Trump" if he were elected.
Well, that's happened. And it's clear you can't.
The data show you should blame older, whiter people.
Yes, young people ages 18 to 29 (along with blacks and Latinos) did underperform for Clinton relative to the rates they voted for Barack Obama. According to early data from CNN exit polls, 54% of voters age 18 to 29 -- the younger millennials -- cast ballots for Clinton, compared to 60% of young people who voted for President Obama in 2012. (It's too early for numbers that include all millennials up to age 35. CNN data, however, show that 50% of people age 30 to 44, which includes older millennials and many nonmillennial voters, selected Clinton; 42% picked Trump.)
And sure, many of them were unhappy with either candidate. According to early data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, a project of Tufts University, an estimated 8% of young voters picked a third-party or write-in candidate.
That signals a failure of mainstream politicians, especially Hillary Clinton, to appeal to the young. And, in my mind, it also shows the slight prospect of a legitimate third-party candidate emerging in the future.
But this truth remains: A clear majority of young people wanted Clinton to be president.
Older, whiter demographics, meanwhile, led the charge for Trump.
Majorities of people age 45 and older voted for Trump, according to CNN exit polls. Nearly two-thirds of white voters age 45 to 64 selected the Republican. Only 48% of 18-to-29-year-old white voters did.
Voters age 18 to 29 cast ballots at a rate we've come to expect from young people in this country. About half of all millennials voted for president, according to the group at Tufts. That's not much different from recent presidential elections, according to that group, and it's also similar to the rate at which baby boomers voted when they were younger. Young people, it turns out, are underrepresented regardless of generation.
I wish that would change, just as I wish more than 80% of all Americans would vote in elections, as they do in Denmark. There are ample reasons for this, of course, from apathy to voter suppression. I'd add to that list the Electoral College, which many of us see -- and have long seen -- as an undemocratic bastion of a racist era. If you want to encourage everyone to vote, truly make every vote in every state matter equally.
Still, it makes little sense to blame the young or Latinos or black voters for Trump's election.
"(I)t might seem incredibly easy to blame the older generations for putting us in the position we are in right now -- namely, having Donald Trump as the President-elect of the United States," Emma Lord wrote for the site Bustle. "After all, it's their votes that screwed with our perfect millennial maps again, isn't it? In that sense, this is just one more mess the baby boomers have left for us to clean up in their wake; we are inheriting this presidency the same way we inherited the bad economy, inherited an impossible job market, and inherited the ability to go dead in the eyes and nod as your grandparents say something vaguely racist at the Thanksgiving dinner table."
"Oh, my friends," she writes. "If only it were that simple."
Maybe it is.
Shock for DC millennials as Trump wins US election
Many young people in the US' capital shocked as Republican Trump projected to become the new US president.
By Jessica Sarhan
9 November 2016
Young Clinton supporters were disappointed when it was clear that Trump would be the new US president [Jessica Sarhan/Al Jazeera]
Washington DC, US -  In a college bar in the centre of town, students from the DC College Democrats gathered en masse to watch the  US election  results come in over beer and burgers.
With TV screens surrounding the bar's walls, and the sound on high, it was impossible to escape the electric energy that filled the room. As early electoral counts arrived indicating Clinton victories, the bar roared in celebration. With every state Trump won, the sound of boos was overwhelming.
As the night progressed, however, the mood grew increasingly sombre as projections increasingly suggested a Trump victory was becoming a possibility. The fate of the battleground state of Florida, which ultimately fell to Trump, attracted particular attention, as the Republican surged through an early Clinton lead.
Results continued to flood in and when it was clear that Donald J Trump would be the US' 45th president - the young crowd was silent.
"I'm in shock," said 19-year-old student Katy Turner. "I was calm all day. I spent the weekend campaigning in Pennsylvania and I was sure [Clinton] had it in the bag."
Colleen Reynolds, 21, a student, felt unnerved at the prospect of a Trump presidency: "Shock and fear are the emotions I feel. No one knows what [Trump's] policies are, I don't think even he knows what his policies are, but really my greatest fear is not about the policies he might pass, it's about how divisive he is."
Turner agreed: "He validates so much bigotry in this country, he validates hateful behaviour all across America."
Reynolds was determined to look to the future and what was still possible. "I'm nervous, but everyone in this room is going to have to wake up tomorrow morning and think how are we going to make the best of this situation," she said.
"I would really hope Trump surrounds himself with policy experts. I'm deeply concerned that the leader of our country doesn't know what's going on."
Youth support for Clinton 
According to latest census data, there are 83.1 million millennials living in the US today, a group defined as those born between 1982 and 2000. And while it is still unknown exactly how many voted in Tuesday's elections, a high youth turnout had been thought to have been a likely tool in Clinton's early advantage, but ultimately not enough to secure her victory.
"Turnout is difficult in the US, it's not like in Australia where it is compulsory, but I know a lot of young people who were excited to vote," said recent graduate and real-estate agent, Daniel Warwick, 23.
With a veteran politician on one side and a businessman turned reality TV star on the other - it was never clear which campaign would wholly capture the hearts of America’s youngest voters.
Despite Trump's promise to add $20bn of federal spending towards higher education institutions and his pledge to work with congress to ensure that universities make expansive efforts to reduce the cost of college programs, millennials never really warmed to the Republican according to polls.
However, that did not affect what ultimately resulted in a surprising win for the political newcomer.
"A lot of people predicted a Clinton victory. However, that may have kept some people from coming out to vote," said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington. "Clinton clearly didn’t excite young people the way Obama did."
Farnsworth said that it is uncertain what a Trump presidency would entail but that "it is clear that anger is a very powerful motivator for voters".
For students in the bar, the atmosphere was solemn. "I'm genuinely shocked, disheartened and heartbroken about this outcome," said 21-year-old political science student, Kelli Slater.
"I'm horribly disillusioned because I believe a voter for Trump is horribly inconsiderate and selfish," she said.
"I don't know how you can vote for him while taking into consideration the lives of women, black people, Mexicans, Muslims, immigrants, the disabled and so on. I'll continue to fight and make this country as great I possibly can, but the 'make American great again' calls back to a time in this country I have no interest in revisiting."
For Nicholas Kram Mendelsohn, 21, a student, who is also running for local office in DC, the result was overwhelming. "I'm thinking about my generation and how our future may have been decided for us and we may not have been paying attention," he said. "I think from here, we just need to get to work building up our communities."
Whatever mechanics may have been behind Trump's shock victory, as the bar emptied out and college students headed back to their dorms, America looked set to awaken on Wednesday to face an uncertain future.
Source: Al Jazeera News 

Canadian Anti-Trump Protesters: "Trump should suffer"  
Published on Nov 14, 2016
David Menzies of reports on an anti-Trump rally in downtown Toronto, held Nov 12, 2016