If an entire generation thinks the system is broken, might that be a "you" problem?
I already know a lot of fellow young people that have 2 basic responses to all the news, volunteer/donate and then start searching for jobs abroad if they've got the resources/CV. Seems like a great sign for a stable, healthy country to drive the wealthy, educated younger generations to mass exodus while older generations cling to power solely so they can do nothing
Ending the filibuster would overnight help the bleak situation. But the Democrats have neither the will or the votes to do this.
I don't know if this is good or bad news for y'all, but from my anomalous position as a Boomer in an organization whose demographic centers between 20-40, I see great commitment to the small "d" ideals and principles of democratic socialism and great energy and motivation in fighting for our policy goals from the local to the national level: good-cause eviction, public power and banking, the Green New Deal and Medicare For All. My young comrades have utter contempt for the careerism and corruption of the Democratic Party establishment at the state and national level, yet are pragmatic about coalition-building with progressives to the right of us and making strategic use of the "D" ballot line, as well as recognizing that a vote for Democrats like Biden can be harm reduction at the very least. DSA is coming into its own as a political force in our state and we're trying to leverage that at the local level. Solidarity!
Is there any information available that shows that the polling data for this cohort are appreciably different than for my generation (I'm a Gen-Xer) or for the boomers?