OLD VIDEOS: Joe Biden vs Bernie Sanders
Joe Biden's past comments are coming back to haunt him but Bernie was right all along. Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
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“Young people have had enough of the "entitled millennial" characterisation, so when Joe Biden said that he 'no empathy' for them, they fired back.
In a resurfaced video of his book launch earlier this year, Biden tells Los Angeles Times journalist Patt Morrison:
The younger generation now tells me how tough things are. Give me a break. No, no, I have no empathy for it. Give me a break.
The Democrat, who never took part in anti-Vietnam war demonstrations when he was younger, was comparing the complaints of millennials to his experience of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Speaking about the civil rights and women's liberation movement that were, alongside the war, both gaining a lot of attention at the time, the former vice-president said:
Because here’s the deal guys, we decided we were gonna change the world. And we did. We did. We finished the civil rights movement in the first stage. The women’s movement came to be. So my message is, get involved. There’s no place to hide.
He continued by calling on young people to get involved politically rather than to moan, saying:
And so, there's an old expression my philosophy professor would always use from Plato, 'The penalty people face for not being involved in politics is being governed by people worse than themselves.' It's wide open. Go out and change it.”
Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, Mark Thompson
Cast: Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, Mark Thompson
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Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)