The Voice Of Generation X


“We have been labeled apathetic, lazy, and selfish just to name a few,” says Josie Mazzaferro in her essay entitled, “Turned Off by Politics.” We have been judged in every aspect of society, especially in the political arena. Is there any way for us to clear up these misconceptions given to us by other generations?
It seems that is silent when it comes to political issues these days. When we talk about politics we often wonder what relevance it has on our lives. Many of us feel that politicians are no longer trustworthy. “I am not saying that every politician is corrupt,” states Mazzaferro, it’s just hard to believe what he or she says is ...

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candidates that have been elected again and again by their name recognition alone. We as Generation X need to elect people that can associate themselves with the issues that affect the people today, and the new issues that will arise tomorrow in order to change the politics in this country.
These types of situations make it hard for X’ers to take a stand and voice their opinions. What we need is a new political dialogue that will enable our generation to control more political power in this country.
This new political dialogue can only begin if we start to become more interested in what goes on outside of our daily lifestyles, because it’s not about us anymore, it’s about them, the future generations to come. We as X’ers need to stop being so absorbed in ourselves and focus on issues that will change the future for the better. “Instead of killing any chance for political debate by framing our values as mere matters of personal taste,” ...

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