Re: the only solution
"Most seniors are also just barely able to keep roofs over their heads. Being fired for voting is against the law. If they don't stand up for that then they need to STFU and stop blaming anyone else."
At least they have protections set up decades ago like Medicare and Social Security. The young don't even have THAT to back up on. As for being fired for voting, two words: AT WILL. Try proving your firing was for voting and not for incompetence, insubordination, or (thanks to at will) purely at the employer's discretion.
"The hippies, war protestors and civil right marchers (both black and white) back in 1960s were fighting against the same problems. Many went to jail. Many lost their jobs."
But the barriers were MUCH lower then. There were much fewer people. They could find new jobs or start their own businesses and so on. Plus there was a war on, so they could go to 'Nam and earn a new reputation. Today, with knowledge of you everywhere, two words: GOOD LUCK.
"So if Gen X and Y aren't willing to stand up just to that, then they're screwed and the longer they wait, the more we're going to become just another large banana republic from the 19th century."
Well, if THEY'RE screwed, then WE'RE ALL screwed because they're gonna take everyone else with us.
PS. EVERYTHING I've described I've seen...FIRSTHAND...in multiple places.