When you are growing from a young adult into the responsibility of a life beyond academia, you are forced to become unafraid of change.
That is because, while you may be well educated, you’ve never done a lot of this before. You learn to roll with the punches. You get tired of picking yourself up, but you move on, because there simply isn’t much else that you can do.
And this, my friends, is why the liberal left relies heavily on the votes of young people: Progressivism is, by it’s very nature, a state of constant change. The young are unafraid of it because they understand it, and they may feel a bit of comfort in the chaos.
Politicians on the progressive side of things have to work extra diligently to navigate the socio-cultural world of America’s youth. Not only is there a mighty age gap between many of the more entrenched establishment types and the voters they seek, but there is often a large societal class gap as well.
That’s why we see so many liberals trying to “act cool” and failing. Miserably. And, sometimes offensively as well.
Kamala Harris, a 2020 hopeful for the fractured democratic party is just the latest example of this abject failure.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) claimed Monday that in her college years, she smoked marijuana while listening to rap legends — whose debut albums were released only after the presidential candidate completed graduate school.Advertisement - story continues below
On Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club show, co-host Charlamagne tha God asked Harris whether she had ever indulged in the drug. “I did inhale,” Harris responded, before bursting into laughter. “It was a long time ago, but yes. I just broke news!”
Later, the senator is asked about the type of music she listened to while smoking. “What does Kamela Harris listen to? What did you listen to when you was high? Was it Snoop?” Charlamagne asked.
“Oh yeah, it was definitely Snoop. Uh-huh. Definitely. Tupac for sure,” she replied.
Then, Harris’ pants figuratively burst into flames.
How high did @KamalaHarris get while smoking weed in college? High enough to claim she listened to Tupac and @SnoopDogg as a student, though their debuts came after she graduated college ('86) and law school ('89). As with her former position on legalization, she's scamming
— Nick Gillespie (@nickgillespie) February 12, 2019
Looks like Kamala’s story just went up in smoke.
To top it off, all of this comes to us right smack dab in the middle of Black History Month here in the United States.