Anonymous said: I think the "conservativeism in modern teens" is more of a maturity thing than a reoccurring trend. When I was in middle school I was a /b/ browsing close minded asshat then when I got to high school and actually learned shit about the real world I pretty much flip flopped all that. I think for the most part it's something teens grow out of as they age. Though some do retain their immaturity more than others.
I had some pretty ignorant libertarianish ideas when I was young, too. I’m just glad I didn’t have a community to reinforce it, because I every time I’ve ventured to one of those boards I see a bitterness that never used to exist, and I really think a significant percentage of those kids will not escape, and will grow up to be the shitty uncle you don’t want to talk politics with at Thanksgiving.