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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Millennial Problems: Going Viral

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 1:09 PM

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Last week, a millennial in Texas decided enough was enough after she witnessed a fellow millennial leave an elderly man to fend for himself against a closed door. With a smartphone and 2-plus minutes of her life, Alexis Bloomer made a video apologizing to “elders” for the behavior of her generation.

"Sorry, Elders," her apologia and tea culpa pinning any millennial's problem on olders, has since been viewed more than 40 million times on her Facebook page, which is open for public consumption.

A millennial TV reporter in Texas, Bloomer's viral video has made her even more famous. It’s received tens of thousands of comments on her FB page (we recommend skipping all of them), and inspired at least a few saucy responses from other millennials.

Fusion declared her rant “the most millennial thing to do” in such a situation. Cosmo advises affected millennials: Don’t let it bring you down, “[j]ust live your best, best life.” Meanwhile, she's appearing on Fox and Friends, a decidedly non-millennial move.

Say what you want about Bloomer. She might be a hero for some, while for others she’s a caricature of herself and the worst elements of her generation.

But none of that matters, because the real problem starts with the very premise of her argument: Not that one dickhead's rudeness somehow condemns everyone born after 1982 as a bad person, but the idea that a young man should hold open a door for an older man — and that millennials aren't, based on this one random encounter.

Hello, Bloomer, your generation has for some time now been holding open the biggest door in the world for a very old dude. This door is so big that it only opens once every four years. And this dude is so old, such an “elder,” that he qualifies for MediCare.

His name is Bernie Sanders, and the door is at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Did you miss the part when every poll shows god-like status for Bernie among millennials? Like this new one from Harvard in which he is the ONLY candidate with a net favorable rating.

Did you miss the part when fitness fanatic and House Majority Leader Paul Ryan showed up at a Wisconsin college to beg millennials for votes since everyone your age wants to marry Bernie?

Did you miss the part when millennials just cannot even handle Hillary Clinton

Did you miss the part when this millennial had the bright idea to declare that Donald Trump could be appealing to millennials?

OK, that last part doesn’t have anything to do with Bernie, but if Bloomer wants to be angry at a millennial, that guy might be a better target.

We forgive Bloomer for this misstep, as we suspect she’s not be a Bernie Bae. Not only is she a Texan (Ted Cruz country), but she seems miffed that millennials would revere a fame leach like Kim Kardashian over a good Christian boy like Tim Tebow. We’re pretty sure Bloomer was one of the millennials who participated in this poll
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