The other day I drove my son to soccer practice with a couple of his teammates. I asked them what they were planning to be for Halloween. "It's gonna be huuuuuuuge!" said one of the boys; everyone laughed.
How disappointing it must be for youth to see their leaders as a joke.
Now wait: I know that dressing up as a presidential nominee or President or any other world leader is nothing new, and making fun of them isn't new either. It's happened for eons, it's funny, we all laugh. But this isn't that. These kids aren't making fun of these leaders tongue-in-cheek, they aren't even partially respecting them in their costumes; they are flat-out calling them a complete and utter joke.
Writing about it now, I'm finding it difficult to explain the difference I see between comedy and the disrespect they have for the figures they hear so much about these days. But I guess it doesn't matter. My point is this: if youth today are characterizing these 2016 leaders as a complete joke, what will these kids, as grown adults, think of the political landscape that is left in the wake of this election? ~sw