Mark Steyn speaks of the effects of youth on the politics of the day both here and abroad .

As always , well worth your time .

  “In the West, young people actually believe this. Thus, in 2008, Barack Obama, being the preferred choice of America’s youth, was, by
definition, the candidate of progress and the future. In humdrum reality, his idea of the future doesn’t seem to be any more futuristic than the
pre-Thatcher statist wasteland of Britain in the Seventies, but that didn’t stop the massed ranks
of fresh-faced youth chanting “We are the Hopeychange!” in adoring if glassy-eyed unison behind him at every campaign rally.

   Four years later, half of recent graduates can’t find full-time
employment; Americans’ college debt is now larger than credit card debt; the number of young people with summer jobs is at a record
low; and men in their late twenties and early thirties trudge upstairs every night to the same bedroom in which they slept as a kindergartner. ”
 

He goes on to include the youth that fired the ” Arab Spring ” and closes ….

” Unlike the dopes droning the halfwit slogans at the Obama rallies, these guys mean it. The children are our future. That’s the problem .”