Millennial Socialism ?

There is less need to leave the house now.

Want to buy something? Get it on Amazon.

Want entertainment? Stream a movie, play a game.

Want to interact with other humans? Facebook.

Want to meet a girl? Tinder.

Prior to social media we had to leave the house to do everything. No car meant no entertainment, no social interaction, no poontang, no freedom.

Different story these days. A car is just a tool to get to work.
Technology is a double edged sword.

You can find consumer goods on the internet that you won’t ever find locally. I had two Jaffa Cakes and some Walkers Tomato Ketchup crisps for the first time in my life. It does make commerce more diversified and exotic.

We can FaceTime family, and remain connected even if they are hundreds or thousands of miles away.

I don’t even have to go to Gamestop or a store to get video games anymore. As you mentioned all you have to do is download it and your problem is solved.

However you still have to meet a girl in person, If you want to **** her.

Not all forms of entertainment are electronic. Some activities can never be fully simulated.

Eventually most people get married and have kids. Then you get to buy a 33K truck to be a chauffeur.

We grew up with the technology as it emerged. But we still remember life without it. I think our age group cherry picks what works out for us, and what will not.

Now I am going to go rob some pensioners,
the truck needs petrol tomorrow.
 
Technology is a double edged sword.

You can find consumer goods on the internet that you won’t ever find locally. I had two Jaffa Cakes and some Walkers Tomato Ketchup crisps for the first time in my life. It does make commerce more diversified and exotic.

We can FaceTime family, and remain connected even if they are hundreds or thousands of miles away.

I don’t even have to go to Gamestop or a store to get video games anymore. As you mentioned all you have to do is download it and your problem is solved.

However you still have to meet a girl in person, If you want to **** her.

Not all forms of entertainment are electronic. Some activities can never be fully simulated.

Eventually most people get married and have kids. Then you get to buy a 33K truck to be a chauffeur.

We grew up with the technology as it emerged. But we still remember life without it. I think our age group cherry picks what works out for us, and what will not.

Now I am going to go rob some pensioners,
the truck needs petrol tomorrow.

Still almost impossible to get a proper Craster Kipper on this side of the US...

The 20k Jeep Patriot gets 30 mpg instead of 15, so saving nearly enough on purchase and operation to keep the antiques maintained.

I built my first computer when it meant designing and etching your own circuit boards. Dad had to buy the etchant for me as they wouldn't sell acid to 9 year olds.
 
They haven't got any money? The rest of the post isn't for you formerlyknownasblowjob because you appear to be a steaming pile of impotent hate

Listen I'm not going to discuss the polemic cartoon politics appearing on arrse anymore

Just because you think or feel something and are fed a none casual link to it (by the usual suspects) doesn't make it factually true, likewise individual cases of any kind whether legal, criminal, immigration, ethnic, gendered, age related whatever do not represent the mean

The whole schtick
"socialism is communism"
"Look wot happend to venuzuella"
"Poor people are lazy and shit"
"Millenials are all snowflakes"
"Immigrants are bad" ..............................................Why don't we call them expats?

serves no one other than giving people a sanctimonius blip of pointless adrenaline/anger

FFS you realise we live in a socialist country already yeah?
All the statistics are showing the bottom end of society, in fact society as a whole is getting a kicking. This is due to unprecedented withdrawl of funding to all areas, policing, NHS, education, Social care, Highway maintenance, every facet of society, every moving cog in the system.

There are a variety of solutions, some well seasoned, some radical, some from the right, some from the left but most of them common sense TBH. Disregarding all of them because some don't fit your narrow uninformed political stance and you would rather just throw well worn abusive cliches about at them means you are part of the problem

It will be interesting to see how people react further when the effects creep up and start biting their family units, physically (NHS, retirement health care, Police, Fire, Education) and economically (raised food prices, raised energy bills, raised transport costs. having to support minimum wage young adult children) . Will it still be poor people and brown people who are to blame

Being angry at the left is an interesting place to be phsychological in 2019.
Bearing in mind that

1. Labour have not been in political power since 9 years ago and prior to that it was a tory light neo liberal New labour in power
2. The country is in a right ******* state and some how its Magic Grandpas fault :mrgreen:
3. The happiest, most succesful countries with best quality of life in the world are run along much more robust socialist rails than the UK and seem to manage very well (They even share very similar cultural values)

Yes some poor people are arrseholes
Yes some Left wing identity politics youths are ******* bat shit
Yes PC can feel jarring and annoying

Thats ******* life, there will always be a perceived "underclass" humans and society will never be a single homegenous mass. There will always be a range of socio-economic levels. You will never agree with everyone
if you are somehow looking for a gor blimey working class, good old days utopia where everyone toes the line, grinds out their factory job, goes on holiday for two weeks and shuts the **** up about everything else you will be dissapointed as it never existed in the first place, you have been sold a pup

Look at this Winston Churchill side show, greatest britain ever, won the war etc, how did that go for him in the post war election? Things (especially Churchill) are complex and nuanced, good and bad but also perceptions are managed and hijacked for political gain

Sometimes ask yourself why are you angry about transgender kids, have they effected your life negatively
Ask yourself how refugees have directly impacted your life and then ask yourself again, really?
Why do muslims make you angry. Have any muslims individually made you angry. Or just ones you are told about
What is your reasoning for being angry about teenage kids demonstrating about climate change
Why do women who call out sexual harrassment make you irate, do you not have daughters?

Etc etc etc

Strange ******* creatures humans

I'm flouncing off politics on arrse for now, see you under a gleaming new socialist governtment sometime in the near future
Yes. You are entering the socialist dream already... the majority of your rightwing is as left as a leftist thing.
 
The difference being there was enough social / cheap housing to go round.

Choices now are either sleep on the streets, house share until you’re 40 or live 2 hours away from where you work.

Edit: the rent for an average 3 bed house in most parts of the U.K. is double what the mortgage would be on the same house.

But banks won’t give us mortgages and most of us struggle to save enough for a deposit because we’re skint paying extortionate rent.
You know Ravers, some of us don't like renting out our inventory under cost. Our own mortgage, plus insurance, plus management, plus maintenance (marked up by management), plus taxes is not exactly cheap. Covering those costs and making a small percentage on top isn't exactly extortionate.

That prices seem high is down to the fact that there is not enough development, which is down to government policies, zoning difficulties, protestors of everything, and further, in the case of the UK, a simple lack of suitable, conveniently located land.

Want to protect those three mud holes that appear in the woods in the spring time that were carved out by some offroader's Honda XR175 back in the 70s as "wetlands," expect to not be able to build a development to lessen the pressure on the market and ease pricing.
 
what to work and back twice a day. You are mixing children up with young adults

I've got two step nephews in their mid-late twenties and they still haven't been able to afford driving lessons, a car or most importantly insurance.

They have no parental support so were literally stuck, grinding it out in a small town for shit wages to cover their huge rents on one bed flats and shared houses rent.
Don't be a cheap bastard, if they are decent, hard working lads. teach them how to budget (as they have no guidance), give em a little dosh and co-sign for them to get a 5-6 year old Nissan Micra for 90 a month, insurance likely a little more, around 100 a month.
 
Black would better hide the stains.
I have a habit of painting the lower third or half (depending on body line) of everything I drive flat black. Main colors are generally limited to Wimbledon White, Mercedes Silver, or any of the many variations of "Arrest Me" Red. The new Jeep being "Deep Cherry Red."
 
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Yes. You are entering the socialist dream already... the majority of your rightwing is as left as a leftist thing.
Talking to Americans about Politics is like discussing faecal microbiota with a baby rubbing its own shit in its face
 
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"Immigrants are bad" ..............................................Why don't we call them expats?
That ones easy
Im an Expat from the UK Im also an immigrant to France

Expats also tend to retain their British nationality and passport etc and don naturalise to the country they are in so technically still British subjects - immigrants tend to work towards becoming nationals another reason for a distinction that isn't down to racism or white supremacy or whatever todays buzz word is for "didn't agree with the new moral position" announced by (insert celebrity) must therefore hate that group.

(Edit dig aimed at social Media not yourself)

Uk Press wouldn't be referring to me as an immigrant as ive left the UK so would be an emigrant - you may consider with the standards of literacy expat avoids confusion of similar sounding words (especially in the gruniad)

Far easier though for some in the media to froth about immigrants being brown* and expats white** and squeal racist rather than think it through.

*Except all the white ones
** Except all the brown ones

And feck knows where my friend fits in South African (coloured ) came to UK - now in France Commonwealth immigrant to UK became expat to France as we see it.
 
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I guess being born in the 70’s qualifies as millennial in your books then.......wait a sec, 70’s are part of gen x as are those who brought you google and Uber....
Millennials have indeed done quite a bit of innovation, I fully admit they brought fcuk flicks to an entire new level, kudos to them, very appreciated.
You are right with Google and Uber. I was wrong. The whole age bracket thing gets confusing sometimes. But you get the point.
 
That ones easy
Im an Expat from the UK Im also an immigrant to France

Expats also tend to retain their British nationality and passport etc and don naturalise to the country they are in so technically still British subjects - immigrants tend to work towards becoming nationals another reason for a distinction that isn't down to racism or white supremacy or whatever todays buzz word is for "didn't agree with the new moral position" announced by (insert celebrity) must therefore hate that group.

(Edit dig aimed at social Media not yourself)

Uk Press wouldn't be referring to me as an immigrant as ive left the UK so would be an emigrant - you may consider with the standards of literacy expat avoids confusion of similar sounding words (especially in the gruniad)

Far easier though for some in the media to froth about immigrants being brown* and expats white** and squeal racist rather than think it through.

*Except all the white ones
** Except all the brown ones

And feck knows where my friend fits in South African (coloured ) came to UK - now in France Commonwealth immigrant to UK became expat to France as we see it.

For me it's quite simple really:

Immigrant = are you going to be in a country long term? Yes? You are one
Expat = are you in a country for a year or two or short term, will definitely go back, in the short term? Yes? You are one

Everything else is just nonsense.

I consider myself an immigrant to the UK now. I was here as an expat initially, but that changed after a few years.
 
You're not Polish so it wouldn't be allowed
I shared a glass or two of Moet with a British tradie couple randomly in a bar while sitting opposite to them, a few years ago. I offered to buy them some but they wouldn't let me. They said they made a ton of money (which is being frank, for British people) and said I was young and should save my cash for the ladies. Was a very interesting experience. And of course, when you start to actually think about the rates, the demand and everything else, it did make sense.
 
I shared a glass or two of Moet with a British tradie couple randomly in a bar while sitting opposite to them, a few years ago. I offered to buy them some but they wouldn't let me. They said they made a ton of money (which is being frank, for British people) and said I was young and should save my cash for the ladies. Was a very interesting experience. And of course, when you start to actually think about the rates, the demand and everything else, it did make sense.
You could start a little over $50k/yr as an apprentice here in Seattle if you wish to engage in the interesting trade of iron work. Over $60k in your second year...

Of course it doesn't have to be iron work, most of the trades are generally within a $1/hour of each other.
 
You could start a little over $50k/yr as an apprentice here in Seattle if you wish to engage in the interesting trade of iron work. Over $60k in your second year...

Of course it doesn't have to be iron work, most of the trades are generally within a $1/hour of each other.
These guys mentioned, not in quite as many words, that they were well over 80 or 90k GBP a year. Which was quite a lot more than what I pulling in at the time.
 
Some of the comments are undoubtedly correct and a degree of "socialism" is probably a good thing. Inequality is rampant, the rich can afford a gold plated Bentley whilst the poor have to use food banks.

The Blair / Clinton axis was, however, thinly disguised capitalism at its' worst. In evidence I give you Tone's current property empire. Lobbying by business interests is a vile and underhand means of bribery and corruption disguised as harmless talking.

However, the millenials have forgotten the lessons of the 1970s when the UK was brought it its' knees by a succession of "socialists" (Wilson government, Tony Benn, Arthur Scargill and various other union leaders).
I think there is ample evidence out there to label both the Blairs and Clintons as crooks. Allegedly of course.

Blair's property empire is an obscenity and insult to the working class.
 

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