The diverse millennial generation has seen too few answers from traditional leadership. Now, many of us are losing patience with the political system

Like any marketing-approved generational epithet, to be a millennial is not as simple as it sounds. If you read the news, you might be forgiven for thinking that we’re a mass of social-media-addicted gay biracial angels who’d rather take a BuzzFeed quiz than think for ourselves – we’re responsible for the death of the car industry, the cable industry, we’re lazy, we’re entrepreneurial, we’re overly nostalgic and we’re narcissistic. But however handy the descriptive term, the truth is that we’re a widely various crowd.

Just look at this election. Millennials are not lining up for Hillary Clinton, nor any candidate, for that matter. A recent Quinnipiac poll found that support for Hillary Clinton among voters ages 18-34 in a four-person race is a paltry 31%. Libertarian Gary Johnson finished second and secured 29%. For the olds of America, this is a scary prospect.

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Rock the Vote sought to infuse rebellion into politics; the alt-right is injecting politics into rebellion

There’s the very real possibility that as millennials age, they are less apt to stomach a thing called hope

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