The young: still stupid

This hasn’t been news since Enjolras and the boys were putting up barricades in Paris:

New Poll Finds That Young Americans Are Leaning Left

Young Americans are more likely than the general public to favor a government-run universal health care insurance system, an open-door policy on immigration and the legalization of gay marriage, according to a New York Times/CBS News/MTV poll. The poll also found that they are more likely to say the war in Iraq is heading to a successful conclusion.

Even when I was a teenager, I could not comprehend the lionizing of passionate youthful idiocy. The young never value the world, they never understand that civilization is not a given and they are inevitably so short-sighted that they can’t figure out the most obvious consequences of their actions.

The fact that we have prevented our teens and now our twenty-somethings from maturing with experience is a very good means of ensuring societal collapse. Whining about the world and turning to Mommy government to save you isn’t a mark of youthful idealism, it’s just a mark of being ignorant and infantile.