They’re marching down the street wearing black, their faces obscured by red bandanas or possibly a Guy Fawkes mask. They’re intimidating as they create a mob and chase after you, calling you a fascist and a Nazi because you don’t share their extreme ideology. They’re marching down the street bashing in car windows and vandalizing storefronts. They’re going to do all it takes to stop fascism and hate speech.
But they have to hurry this along because they have to be home before 10:30, or else their mom will be totally pissed off.
This is a likely story according to a Berlin study, but this is not a new story. In fact, the Daily Mail published these findings back in 2017 which showed that 92 percent of leftist activists who were arrested in Berlin still live with their parents, and what’s more, a third are completely unemployed:
The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013.
Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29.
More than half of the arrests were made in the Berlin districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte, mostly during demonstrations.
A third of them were unemployed, and 92 per cent still live with their parents.
Why am I writing on it now? Because the story is making the rounds today, and after looking into it, the story likely hasn’t changed.
According to Fox Business, millennials are still living at home two years later:
A recent analysis found that 14 million adults between the ages of 23 to 37 are living with their parents, a sign that some millennials may have financial burdens.
The analysis by ZillowOpens a New Window. determined that 21.9 percent of millennials lived with their parents, up from 12.7 percent in 2000. More millennials chose to stay with their parents in areas where the rents were high. The study surveyed data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.
While I’m not automatically assigning millennials to being leftist activists — I just barely fall within the age range myself — I will note that the age range of those living with their parents falls within the age range of those leftists in Berlin who were caught by police and got arrested for leftist radicalism in the streets.
The reasons millennials live with their parents has been evident for a long time. They owe monumental amounts of debt for a degree that is essentially useless. With everyone going for similar jobs, the jobs are all taken up rather quickly. Millennials end up living with mom and dad as they flip burgers and hope an opportunity comes along for solid employment.
Right now, the U.S.’s collective student loan debt is around $1.5 trillion. Some companies, in order to attract younger workers as their boomers retire, offer to help pay off the student debt. This is all well and good, but all the boomers aren’t going to retire all at once. Hoping you’re one of the millennial replacements is still a lottery.
Imagine you’re a millennial drowning in debt with little to no job prospects. You come home from flipping burgers to find your degree uselessly hanging on your wall. You’re fresh out of college and maybe leftist professors have planted seeds of doubt in your mind about the American system if they haven’t completely turned you against it and made you a raving lunatic. The American system isn’t exactly helping you either.
Then some politicians come along basically telling you that if you join them, they’ll completely wipe away your debt and proceed to promise you all these free things like Medicare for all. They tell you that you’ll be helping make the world a better place, which sounds great to someone who feels useless.
Maybe it started back in college, or maybe it starts online. You join some groups, you meet other people who draw you further in. One thing leads to another and you’re marching the streets chanting nonsense about the system. Maybe things get heated and soon you’re dragged into a confrontation with people who oppose your side. Things get heated and some things happen. You get arrested.
We can trace this back to the University which handed out a degree that’s worth far less than it charged and gave the students ideas that all the worst things they’ve ever heard about America are true. Society drilled it into the student’s mind, however, that without that degree the student would be worthless out of college. He or she worked hard to get that degree in hopes of a better future, only to not get one. It’s the saddest joke on millennials today.
Maybe college isn’t the best idea.