In an Instagram live stream last Tuesday night, Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that millennials are more "informed" than older generations, praising young people for protesting by taking the issues to the streets.
AOC received a question on the thought of young people being seen as delicate. She responded, shooting down the question of millennials being delicate. For young people are more badass. In a quote, she said "I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors. I think that they actually care about other people's experiences and lives".
A millennial herself, AOC praises what she calls "radical acceptance" that young protesters exhibit. For her, "I think this new generation is very profound, and very strong because they're actually willing to go to the streets. How 'bout that? Like, previous generations have just assumed that the government's got it."
Many people, though they share AOC's socialist views and those who don't, questions this comment. It is a given fact that the Baby Boomer generation themselves engaged in many protests in the 1960s to the '70s on political issues that took place during that time. Statistics show that 1 in 3 millennials believe that they are socialists.
In the live stream, AOC also expresses her concerns over climate change. She specifically expressed her thoughts on the melting ice caps, claiming that if glaciers melted, ancient diseases could be exposed and this, in turn, will affect and infect humans.
AOC is a big supporter of fighting climate change. Earlier this year, she introduced the "Green New Deal" which will deal with climate change and, as she sees, will repair "historic oppression."