If you truly believe that all young people hate older people as viciously as they seem to hate us, I guess the popularity of Bernie Sanders with young people would be confusing to you.
If you are really that set on ignoring everything Bernie Sanders has ever said and stood for, and the complaints of the majority of Americans, because you deeply believe that people of different age groups are destined to fight each other like some kind of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon bullshit, I honestly don’t even know what to tell you.
I’ve encountered this mindset a lot. Older people who have done shitty things to me have tried to dismiss my anger by telling me that “I’m just too sensitive” or “I just hate old people.” When I was a college student, a middle aged woman I was at dinner with bragged about her wealth and famous connections for hours, and then tried to nickel and dime me into paying for her dinner and wine. I don’t think I was old enough to even legally drink at the time.
Obviously, I hated her. And I’m not subtle. If I hate a bitch, the bitch knows about it. You know what this woman said to me?
“You don’t like me because I’m old. I can tell.”
Let’s get this shit out of the way. Most normal people do not inherently dislike or like somebody because of their age. You know what most people like? Feeling validated. You know what most people don’t fucking like? Feeling ripped off.