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Are teenagers a necessary game changer in political revolutions?

Asked by: odi
  • There is no desperate call to action without the the threat to the future

    Children are the future and anyone with half a brain knows just how valuable they are. Whilst the parties concerned in the revolution might care about the loss of lives of children, it sure builds a great deal of publicity and external support.

    This is evident in the South African context whereby the deaths of children brought about rage in society.

    There is need for the death of children to stop the unjust system.

    Posted by: odi
  • Of course, if only because the repercussions are lessened.

    A teenager does not have to weigh their ability to eat against the righteousness of their cause. The vast majority of teens have parents who feed and clothe them and keep a roof over their heads. If they speak out, they are not put at as much risk of serious life-altering repercussions as a middle aged person. A middle aged man, for example, with a wife and several children to feed is not in a position where he can just say whatever he wants and go to rallies and whatnot. What if his boss disagrees with him, vehemently, and finds out? It may be illegal to fire him for this reason, but the boss can and most certainly will be able to find another reason. It's not a what if situation either. There were many stories throughout the civil rights movement where white bosses fired black employees for daring to go to a sit in, even if they did not miss work or go to jail.
    The beauty of politically active teens is that they may stage sit ins and go to rallies and the consequences are relatively minor. So minor in fact that they may well influence the teen to take greater steps in whatever his cause may be since he is confident that he has little to lose by trying. Thus, politically active teens are very significant in social change, as they can be the loudest and strongest proponents of a view due to lack of consequence.

  • We are talking about political revolution

    When I hear political revolution, I assume that the masses are rising up against a government they feel that Is inadequate or oppressive. Teenagers are weak because of the low paying jobs they have and the fact that they have no firearms of there own to challenge the military. Teenagers are not the necessary game changer, its the adult middle and lower classes that are the game changer

  • They are the future

    They are the next generation that will be entering the world of politics, something that most of them now a days negotiate over. They know what's going on and they sure have an opinion. They are the necessary game changers in the future political revolutions that might and will come up.

  • Children are the future and anyone with half a brain knows just how valuable they are. Whilst the parties concerned

    Children are the future and anyone with half a brain knows just how valuable they are. Whilst the parties concerned in the revolution might care about the loss of lives of children, it sure builds a great deal of publicity and external support. Children are the future and anyone with half a brain knows just how valuable they are. Whilst the parties concerned in the revolution might care about the loss of lives of children, it sure builds a great deal of publicity and external support.


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