Demographic change in 2019

  • Since five decades baby boomers are the most numerous generation in the United States confidently determining the political direction.
  • In 2019 their dominion comes to an end: Then the millennials will outnumber the boomers.
  • For the US, this could mean a change of direction.

With the strengthening of the millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996 (young promising folks between 22 und 37 years of age), the influence of boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) will deminish.

Cultural pessimism, disorientation, disappointment… Circumstances felt as misery for which the boomers are increasingly made responsible for, will be overcome by a generation with a different cultural imprint.

In command of the German language:

For Umair Haque, who is incessantly banging his head at fascism with daily articles on medium.com, the greatest divide in America today isn’t between the urban and rurals or the left and right and so on — the usual stories we’re told. It’s between the young and everyone else. And in that divide lies the one hope America has. Maybe it’s last, best, and truest hope.

  • Millennials think capitalism is a bad joke.
  • They are against bigotry and racism and various kinds of phobia.
  • And they strongly support better rights for everyone, not just for their own groups — whether it’s women, trans people, minorities, refugees, and so on.
  • They aren’t nearly as interested as their parents in the individualistic, materialistic status competition that went along with contesting yesterday’s prizes — money and power, or the prices they had: stifling conformity and crushing hierarchy.

America’s old, it seems, are nostalgic for the backwards order of the stifling past — capitalism, supremacy, and patriarchy. But the young have one great advantage the old don’t have: time. Often, in history, a society only really changes when the old have died away — and their beliefs with them.