HAVE YOU HEARD OF "AGEISM" AND DO YOU KNOW JUST WHAT IT MEANS ?
"Ageism is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism.
Ever notice how those who complain about being victims are themselves at least as likely to be perpetrators of the same offence? Examples that come to mind for me include the United States and Israel, two countries that portray themselves as targets of terrorism while carrying out wars of aggression whose death tolls far exceed their own losses. You’ll no doubt think of your own examples.
We’re seeing this projection at work with Millennial Ageism. THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION IS THE MOST AGEIST IN HISTORY, yet the online media outlets they dominate discuss a problem that, if it really exists, pales in comparison: ageism against Millennials!! But, like American Presidents’ assertions that the United States has to protect itself against the world when, if anything, it’s really the world that needs to protect itself against the United States, it’s a joke!!
Millennials’ status as members of the biggest generation in history – numbering more than 83 million, (they have officially beaten the Baby Boomers) – ensures that they will have a lot of power over American politics and the workplace, especially as they get older.
Which, if current experience serves to predict the future, they will abuse. As I have written, ageism – the old-fashioned kind, by THE YOUNG AGAINST THE OLD – is endemic to Silicon Valley, the highest profile business sector controlled by people in their 20s and low 30s. Moreover, it’s normative: EVERYONE THINKS IT’S OK !! So OK do they think it is that national business magazines even publish articles saying it’s “smart” not to hire older Americans because they’re “dumber.”
I call it the old-fashioned kind of ageism because young-picking-on-old discrimination hasn’t been a thing since the “youth culture” of the 1960s and 1970s. Back in their hippie days, Baby Boomers in their 20s were so mean to their elders that they even made a movie whose plot involved putting people over 30 into concentration camps. As they got older, Baby Boomers flipped the switch, deploying their power as employers to discriminate against Generation Xers. Now that the Boomers are finally fading into the demographic mists, their Millennial children are beginning to repeat that half-century-old pattern, marginalizing and refusing to hire Gen-Xers.......... Ah, the great psycho of life.
While thinking about and researching this essay, I turned my critical eye to myself and my Gen X contemporaries. When we were in our 20s, didn’t we look down on older people? When we got a chance to hire and fire, didn’t we discriminate against those we viewed as boring and out of touch? Not really!
Sure, we had more in common with members of our own age cohort than those older than us. But we didn’t look down on older folks…though many of them made fun of us (if they noticed us at all) and would rather let a job go unfilled than hire us.
The tendency of Millennials to denigrate their Gen X and Boomer elders is probably hardwired into the demographic reality of belonging to a big, dominant generation.
One of the ways you feel good about yourselves is by picking on smaller, weaker groups.
NO MATTER WHAT I OR ANYONE ELSE WRITES, EVEN IF EVERY MILLENNIAL IN THE WORLD READS IT, THERE’S VIRTUALLY NO CHANCE IT WILL REDUCE THEIR AGEIST TENDENCIES".
ANGRY MILLENNIALS - THIS EXPLAINS THE HARD TIMES COMING IN 2 TIM 3:1-5. AGEISM IS ALIVE AND RIFE IN THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION DESTROYING AND DEVOURING THE GENERATIONS AHEAD OF THEM. DON'T BE SURPRISED AT HOW YOU ARE TREATED!! AGEISM IS A WICKED BEHAVIOUR AND HARD TIMES ARE INDEED HERE.
THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LOCKED INTO THIS MINDSET (TIMES OF NOAK IS HAPPENING) SO WE CAN'T WAKE THEM REALLY AND ANY TIME WE TRY IT DOESN'T REALLY GO ANYWHERE DOES IT?THEY TRULY CAN'T SEE, SO WE MUST GO ON IN THE LOVE AND KEEP WALKING - THE ONLY WAY OUT FOR ANYONE TODAY IS TOTAL REPENTANCE FROM THIS BEHAVIOUR.
By Christopher Hilton . . .
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