Any young people on here?

For pub meet-ups and the like.
abi255
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Ben Shirley wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Thanks for your considered reply! Well done for going the whole way through university despite the flaws of the system. I lasted three months at university before I decided it and I were not and could never be compatible. Like you, I don't think of myself as right-wing but that's where I stand in the eyes of others.

Depending on where you are (London or the south-east - I'm in Croydon), meeting up for a rant sounds like a great thing to do. I've already organised quite a bit of anti-lockdown activity under the radar, but nothing I'd care to divulge in detail publicly (not that it's remotely exciting).
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Anti-lockdown activity sounds good! Haha thanks, I think uni wasn't too bad for me as I was studying maths so there was always a pretty satisfactory notion of truth, and I kept my head down and stayed away from the political side of things, but I imagine studying other subjects in that environment would feel stifling.

anon1948
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I'm also in my twenties - been reading this website since the Summer and I've been posting on the forums more recently. I'm extremely left wing on the surface, in that I have a job that is considered very left wing (the sort of thing that is publicly denounced by the government nowadays) . But liberalism is the most important value for me. My family are from a former communist dictatorship so it's hard not to question any ideology which puts abstract ideas, or group welfare above the individual. So that puts me at odds with a lot of the left nowadays. There's just so much about the modern left that I hate and to be honest older people are just as bad as younger ones. The totalitarianism, the policing of thought and speech, the viciousness, the patronising attitude towards ethnic minorities, the Anglocentrism, the self-satisfied sanctimonious wokeness, the fetishising of various murderous and racist regimes and dictators, the rejection of concepts of rationality and objective truth, the elevation of small irritations into massive injustices, the encouragement to be the most angry and most victimised. I feel like... I support ideas of equality and dignity, and those ideas are very much reflected in liberal and even socialist political thought. But I didn't sign up for this.

One example of something I particularly hate. On the left you're encouraged to be sensitive, emotional and open. So if someone says something, or you read something you don't like, you cry and rant publicly about how 'unsafe' it's making you feel and demand that that person or those views are removed from your presence. You write long emotional letters about how damaging it all is to your mental health. Does anyone else think this is just terribly unattractive? I admire people who react to injustice with dignity and inner strength, who remain upright. And to be honest, I do think that victims of genuine oppression are like that, because they've never been given the space or the indulgence to cry and rant about their problems. It just goes to show how privileged the left is - that their instinct is to behave like small children when confronted with something they don't like.

I'm obviously a lockdown sceptic and I think the left's embrace of lockdown is actually totally in keeping with its totalitarian character. Lockdown is yet another iteration of what the radical left want to do - control the minutiae of people's lives and alter their personalities in pursuit of the greater good. I admire the Conservative anti-lockdown MPs much more than any Labour MPs at the moment - and I've voted Labour ever since I could vote, and I was devastated at the Conservative landslide! It's even making me question other left wing ideas. Not seriously question - I'm a long way from becoming a full on Tory - but it is chilling to think that such an inhumane and illiberal policy might be the logical conclusion of other ideas which I do embrace.

camcanary
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Hiya!
I’m early twenties and currently doing a masters and luckily have been met with a lot of openness and receptiveness from my closest friends - I think the fact I’ve been so religiously “left-wing/woke/whatever we wanna call orthodox” until my “awakening” this year gives me some sort of legitimacy in their eyes, which is of course wrong and I’m now aware of how the left/right paradigm has been corrupted to suit certain ends!! Based in Cambridge so it would be fab to meet up with whoever else on here wants to! Stopping people from gathering is a great way to neutralise them politically, and the powers that be know that ;) wishing everyone a happy new year!

abi255
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Re: Any young people on here?

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Great to see others out there! Please send me a message if anyone wants to sneakily meet up in London or thereabouts!

Daniel Evans
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yes, I am 18 currently applying to study politics next year, hopefully things will be close to normal by then...

TheHistorian
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Post by TheHistorian »

Hi,

I'm 19 and a proud Skeptic, I'm training to be a teacher but doubt I'll ever see the inside of a classroom the way things are, though considering I'm also right-wing I was going to have a rough time in any case. I just thought I'd add my voice to show there are a good few young people who can still think independently so try not to be too discouraged!

Reyne
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Daniel Evans wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:49 pm yes, I am 18 currently applying to study politics next year, hopefully things will be close to normal by then...
Good luck with it Daniel. Try not to let the progressive maxims of your university cause any doubt about your opinions. My own experience is that all universities are very much compromised institutions that instill the same ideology into impressionable young people.

watfordladwill
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Post by watfordladwill »

I'm in my mid twenties and find a surprising amount of people our age are against the lockdown but just have never even considered articulating or properly forming their opinions on it. It baffles me, but I think it may be a consequence of young people not being homeowners / having as large a stake in society as in previous generations.

jjjj
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watfordladwill wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:46 pm I'm in my mid twenties and find a surprising amount of people our age are against the lockdown but just have never even considered articulating or properly forming their opinions on it. It baffles me, but I think it may be a consequence of young people not being homeowners / having as large a stake in society as in previous generations.
Sounds familiar! Though I'm not sure it's a consequence of not having "as large a stake"... I think it's the old adage: good times produce weak men etc.

Bremer dan Gorst
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I'm 35. Is that young enough?

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