When I was young, I I knew it all. I knew what the decent thing to do was and found myself angry and powerless regarding man’s inhumanity to man.
The miner’s strike of 1984 was kicking off all around me in Barnsley and I hated the government for what it did to my town and the people living there.
Now I’m a typical middle-aged man I’m still angry at the government and religion but also the apathy of most young men and women. (I use the word ‘most’ there.)
Ony 36% of young people in the 18 – 24 year old category voted in the EU referendum. 64% just couldn’t even be arsed.
Now they’re complaining that their futures have been decided by old people who will probably be dead when the dust settles.
Some 16-18 year-olds are making the same complaint. Well why didn’t you say something before the referendum? Why didn’t you harangue and cause a fuss beforehand? Voting age is 18 – although you wouldn’t think it to look at the turn-out at the polling stations.
All this comes after the fact. You didn’t have your vote and you want to change the result. You should have voted.
You had your vote and want to change it because the result isn’t what you wanted? Well, you shouldn’t have voted for Brexit then.
You had your chance to have your say and you kept your mouth shut.
Do the same now. Shut the fuck up. You’re just making me angrier.