Sep
04
AOC says ‘badass’ Millennials are the true greatest generation


>>Dagen: PROGRESSIVE DARLING ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ IS TURNING HEADS IN HER LATEST INSTAGRAM LIFE VIDEO. THE CONGRESSWOMAN BOLDLY CLAIMING MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION Z ARE “MORE INFORMED” AND/OR “WILLING TO GO TO THE STREETS IN PROTEST,” AND ARE MORE WELL-VERSED IN HISTORY. SHE’S APPARENTLY FORGETTING ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND VIETNAM WAR ACTIVISM OF THE 1960s. OH, AND THERE’S THAT CONFLICT OF WORLD WAR II, THE GREATEST GENERATION THAT SAVED THE WORLD FROM AUTHORITARIAN RULE BECAUSE OF THE SACRIFICE OF TEENAGERS. HERE IS OCASIO-CORTEZ.>>I THINK THEY ARE BAD ASS. I THINK YOUNG PEOPLE ARE MORE INFORMED AND DYNAMIC THAN THEIR PREDECESSORS. I THINK THEY ARE PROFOUNDLY COURAGEOUS, BECAUSE THEY ARE WILLING TO PUNCTURE TABOOS AND HAVE CONVERSATIONS THAT, FRANKLY, OLDER GENERATION SOMETIMES STRUGGLE TO HAVE.>>Dagen: HELLO, BRIAN. [LAUGHTER]>>Brian: THEY TOOK TO THE STREETS TO CELEBRATE VICTORY AGAINST FASCISM AND NAZISM. SAME THING PREACH UP TO THE STREETS FIGHTING TO OUR FREEDOM. AND THEY DID TAKE TO THE STREETS DURING THE DEPRESSION TO GET FOOD. SO THAT WAS LINING UP IN SOUP LINES AND BREAD LINES. SO IT’S UNBELIEVABLE THAT THE PEOPLE AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY MUST BE JUST CRINGING, HOLDING THEIR HEADS UNDER THE DESK RIGHT NOW. SHE GRADUATED AND FEELS SHE’S PART OF THE GREATEST GENERATION? ARE MILITARY AS GOOD AS IT EVER HAS BEEN. BUT RIGHT NOW AS A SOCIETY THERE IS A REASON, IF YOU WATCH THE D DAY CELEBRATION AND YOU SAW WHO FOUGHT AND WHAT WAS AT STAKE, I THINK YOU’D BE EMBARRASSED BY I IT.>>Katie: I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE DISSING THE MILLENNIALS, BRIAN! I’M SO OFFENDED RIGHT NOW! [LAUGHS]>>Brian: I THINK THEY SHOULD STAND UP AND DEFEND THE GREATEST GENERATION.>>Katie: I COMPLETELY AGREE. THERE IS PLENTY IN THEIR IN OUR GENERATION WHO HAVE DONE AMAZING THINGS. PEOPLE IN THE TECH INDUSTRY, MARK ZUCKERBERG, GREEN FACEBOOK. THERE’S A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS WITH FACEBOOK BUT IT CHANGE THE WORLD. BUT THIS IDEA THAT WE ARE GOING TO SAY THAT WE ARE BETTER THAN THE GREATEST GENERATION THAT SAVED THE WORLD FROM AUTHORITARIANISM, NAZISM, COMMUNISM, IS QUITE DISRESPECTFUL AND IRONIC CONSIDERING SHE IS SAYING THAT PREVIOUS GENERATIONS DON’T KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY WHEN THEY ARE THE ONES WHO SET IT UP SO WE HAVE A FREE FUTURE.>>Capri: I THINK PART OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE, THIS AOC INSTAGRAM LIVE IN AND OF ITSELF IS REFLECTIVE OF THE SELF-ABSORBED CULTURE THAT WE CURRENTLY LIVE IN. I HATE TO DO IS MILLENNIALS I CLING TO MY GEN X STATUS. PRESENT COMPANY EXCLUDED.>>Katie: THANK YOU!>>Capri: HONEST TO GOD, WHAT I SEE IS A SELF ABSORBED GENERATION THAT THINKS BECAUSE THEY TREAT AND BECAUSE THEY MARCH WITH FUNNY HATS THAT SOMEHOW THEY HAVE SOME SORT OF MORAL SUPERIORITY THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD. MY GRANDFATHER WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR II WOULD BEG TO DIFFE DIFFER.>>Katie: THEY DID THAT SO SHE COULD INSTAGRAM IN HER KITCHEN.>>Dagen: WITH FULL FACE OF MAKEUP, I WANT TO POINT OUT. AND WE LEFT OUT ALL THE COMPLETELY OFF THE CHARTS DISCUSSION ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.>>Carley: THE ONE SHE ALSO DOES NOT INSTAGRAM. I USE INSTAGRAM ALL THE TIME, TOO. IN TERMS OF ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, SHE WAS TRYING TO — YOU KNOW, CHEER ON HER SUPPORTERS. I DON’T REALLY THINK THERE’S ANYTHING NECESSARILY WRONG WITH THAT. BEING A MILLENNIAL, I DON’T KNOW THAT IN 80 YEARS PEOPLE WILL SAY WE ARE THE GREATEST GENERATION. YOU KNOW CONNECT THERE IS SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL ABOUT TALKING TO A WORLD WAR II VETERAN AND IT SAID WE ARE LOSING THEM.>>Dagen: MY UNCLE GORDON WHO JOINED THE NAVY LIED ABOUT HIS AGE TO GO AND FIGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY AND THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD. BY THE WAY, CAN I JUST ASK THIS? WHERE WE ALSO DEEPLY NARCISSISTIC AND NOBODY KNEW IT?