For conservative commentators, outraged Socialist MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the gift she keeps giving. The social media feed of the New York Democrat provides a constant stream of unsuspecting left-wing comments that can be debunked.
The latest example is a current Instagram live video in which she claims that "young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors." The social media starlet continues, "That's it this new generation very profound … you actually take time to read and understand our story. "
Frankly, this is absurd, to the point of serenity. Nothing could be further from the truth: The Millennial Generation and Generation Z to which I belong are uniquely disconnected from history and sadly uninformed. What she wanted to prove, of course. She praised the new generation as the first to "go on the street" and protested, seemingly forgetting the 1
But she disproves her own point of view in more ways than one. Young people increasingly identify themselves as socialists which in themselves shows that they completely ignore the story. This ideology of failure and oppression has a very dark past that few people realize. And only 16% of millennials can define socialism at all.
As far as historical education is concerned, two out of three millennia are known by Ocasio-Cortez as "informed and dynamic", not even what Auschwitz is. The ignorance of the National Socialist extermination camp is bad enough, but 1 of 5 Millennia is not aware of the Holocaust at all.
This is not a big surprise considering the habits of young people. According to Business Insider Millennials spend much less time on news than older adults, and the time they spend focuses on digital consumption. Millennials aged 21 to 37 only consume about 30% of the message volume when adults are over 38 years old.
Besides, many young people do not read books at all.
Per Forbes : "38% of students at public and private four-year colleges stated that books have never aroused me much." 45% said they do not like reading serious books and articles, and I only do it if I have to. "
These statistics are not surprising. Take it from someone at the border Generation Z and the Millennial Generation: Today's young people are not the "best-informed" generation or nearby, and if that were the case, Ocasio-Cortez would not pursue social mass media in the first place!