Yes, Millenials are Entitled, and that’s a good thing!

We have all heard it before, a million times over, “Millennials are entitlted.”  
There have been several articles trying to make this case and several others that feature these said millennials attempting to make the case they are not in fact entitled, and failing miserably.
I am here to do the opposite, to confirm this social notion that yes, those of my generation, the people who came of age in the 90’s and early 2000s, we are entitled. And I have two things to say about that; 1. Its YOUR FAULT we’re entitled and 2. Our entitlement is a good thing.
The same was said of the Baby Boomers and the Gen X Reagan Babies, in my opinion the epitomes of an entitled generations, quick to jump behind free love or jaded angst when it meant limitless drugs and sex in the 60s then quick to rally behind Wall Street and stock portfolios when it meant the same thing in the 80s, they just traded the free love for free markets and grass with blow. The baby boomers are now fledgling to elect the other half of their yuppie first family, the Clintons, or they are sticking tea bags onto their cowboy hats while waxing nostalgic about the Bush years and mistaking Ted Nugent for a qualified political commentator. Is there anything more entitled than trying to make up for ancestral racism or sexism by ignoring policy and voting by the color of candidates genitalia or crying like a baby because a black guy and a woman are sort of kind of changing things, sort of?
Is there anything more bratty and entitled that jumping behind any social trend that will promise minimal effort or maximum euphoria, Free loving Sixties, the Swinging seventies, the rush of the Eighties, the gogo nineties, all just to chase effortless sex and drugs and fashionability, leaving their children in front of TVs, video games, and computers. We learned from the best you see.
And all their needless trend chasing and consumption led to them creating so many of the things they then complain is corrupting their own youth and children. They complain about the clothes, music, media of today yet they all work for and create the companies that commit these atrocities.
Lest we forget the environment, this matter of climate change, granted our parent’s generations were not the ones to start it but they didn’t exactly do a good job of getting their act together. We had an ozone scare in the nineties, and now our whole species is on the brink of destruction until we adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle, and you cannot blame a generation that was merely babes while you drove cars using too much gas, threw plastic into landfills, and ejaculated who knows what into the oceans as well.
I’m not going to even touch the misogynistic repression of gender truths and sexuality that the previous generations have bombarded us with either.
And the explosion that was the recession and the trillion dollar debt brought on by the illiterate “texan” your generation let sit in the oval office for two terms. We are a generation that was brought to age with the wake up call that was 9/11 and grew up under what has evidence to suggest was the worst presidency in US history. So when people say millennials are entitled, all I have to say is they are damn right.
Millennials are entitled to an Earth that is clean and a lifestyle that is both comfortable yet sustainable with the planet’s needs.  
Millennials are entitled to the access to education that our parents got, and both ourselves and our parents are entitled to be free of the shackles of debt that now come with higher learning.
Millennials are entitled to be in touch and free with their gender identity and sexuality after years of social recrimination by the ignorant in control.
Millennials are entitled to a leader who actually leads them.
Millennials are entitled to the peace, love, and true freedom that has been robbed of our elders.
Yes we are entitled, and we aren’t going to be pushed around anymore.

Published by James J Jackson

I'm a poet from California.

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