Posted 3 years ago on March 9, 2017, 9:16 p.m. EST by elf3
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Im a gen xer and lately every time I speak to a millennial I get very frustrated...because I'm from a generation that remembers civil rights. When I mention such basic rights before corporate take over of our government...they roll their eyes at me and begin to talk to me like I'm a crazy person on the subway. I understand that corporations spent 17 billion per year advertising to them from birth...I understand they grew up under the corporate oligarchy and after the freedom news doctrine and after W nixed habeas corpus...but they have swallowed the kool aid completely. I really don't know what to do about this...it seems they don't mind having freedoms reduced...or privacy invaded... they are a generation not just apathetic and ignorant about their rights...they are very unempathetic to others and view people who care about civil freedoms and privacy like some joke and lunatics and will quickly shut them down. I've found this especially true when calling customer service centers where they work. They don't just recite a script ...they believe in their lords of business and will gladly go out of the way to rally on behalf of whatever crap injustice the company tries to slip by you . And all I'm left thinking is what fucking parallel universe did I veer into...and how do I get the fuck out? There has been a severe amount of brainwashing in this country, and I feel the effects every day ...but especially with this particular generation. A company I worked for kept fucking up my pay I conferred with coworkers and they agreed we had been shorted about two hundred dollars per check...the issue was ongoing (and being done on purpose which I didn't mention though it was obvious). Of all my coworkers mostly millennials... only I went to management and got it fixed. When I suggested they do the same they acted like I was petty and insane. We were hardly making and money to begin with. I just couldn't fathom this attitude...they made fun of me when I explained how they checks were shorted...and when i encouraged them to check as it kept happening. ....um just why? They went as far as working for free not to make any waves. It was truly eye opening and scary to see.