"Half of young adults say over-70s should be banned from voting..." Watch
I feel like a lot of these sorts of comments come more from a tit for tat fight than anything else and shouldn't be taken TOO seriously. A bit like when kids get super mad at their parents and say stuff like "I wish I was never born" or "I hate you". I mean obviously there's people who do have those views, but I expect its nowhere near the 50% this suggests.
And I can see why some people could think that it makes some sense for older people not to vote. It's naieve and very dismissive of their life experience and ability to contribute, but yeah if you get super blunt about it they are making choices for somebody else's world. I think that again a lot of people's views can be put down to naievity and making a comment without thinking much about it rather than having built a serious view on the matter. If you asked them to sit down, consider other points and make a serious decision I feel like a lot of them would say something different.
Also, who was asked, how etc? I sure wasn't asked about this. What if they sat outside a protest against the elderly and asked this? Of course its going to be stacked against older people.
All in all I really don't think this can be taken at all seriously. Its like judging the sportsmanship of 13 year olds by playing fortnite with them. It's just not a proper assessment.
- Study Helper
Any health electorate will have a balance of voters. Young people have a necessary role in advocating for change but the elder generations are equally important in favouring moderation and conserving the status quo. Without one of the other, we'd get nowhere.
Just watched that documentary by David Attenborough. Would you deny him the vote. He speaks more sense in one sentence than the majority of youngsters do in a lifetime
Hmm - making gross assumptions here. I have spent a lifetime trying to find a cure for HIV, spent many years in Africa, am now working to find a cure for bowel cancer and am actually not a granddad - I appear to have female organs.
Little bit more respect
For the record I'm not for stripping the vote from over 70s, but given the state of some of the stuff that comes from older generations I'm not particularly surprised.