Former President Donald Trump is set to speak at the Whittemore Center on the historic University of New Hampshire campus on December 16. Trump leads the New Hampshire GOP primary by 44 percent, 28 points ahead of former Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is currently the favorite of the RINO establishment. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is lagging behind at a mere 7.7 percent, sitting comfortably in fourth place. There’s no denying that New Hampshire is Trump country.
Nevertheless, Trump’s address on the 16th may hold substantial historical significance. UNH students will be front and center for Trump’s speech, with Millennials and Gen Z in the mix. They will get an up-close look at Donald Trump’s America First platform, the blueprint for our nation’s rescue. These two generations hold the keys to America’s political, governmental, and private sector future. Chinese-controlled TikTok, universities morphing into left-leaning brainwashing hubs, and Trump-hating pop culture icons like Taylor Swift make breaking through to Gen Z an uphill battle for him.
For Trump, this will all dramatically change in 2024. President Joe Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict, another catastrophe under Biden’s watch, has caused Gen Z to lash out at him. Much of Gen Z was a crucial ally for the Democratic Party during the humiliating 2022 midterm elections, in which Republicans failed to gain a majority in the Senate and barely a majority in the House. For the Democrats, Gen Z came through in the clutch. But they are no longer interested in participating.
As a 28-year-old Millennial, I understand Gen Z and Millennials’ dissatisfaction with politics. In 2016, I was a 21-year-old senior at UMass Boston majoring in political science. I was politically homeless and hated both parties. The flawed immigration system, the collapse of our manufacturing economy, our dependency on China, the never-ending wars in which the U.S. has been embroiled for the majority of my life, and our government taking care of everyone but Americans all fueled my anger and frustration. The fundamental causes of my frustrations lie in the ideologies of globalism and neoconism.
Globalism heavily relies on foreign production and economies to sustain America’s economic well-being. Globalism has stripped us down to our birthday suits, leaving only our American-made bodies, while China has become our go-to for all our needs.
Neoconservatism is all about poking our nose where it doesn’t belong, like in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Iraq. We’re talking about risking the lives of our courageous soldiers while spending billions, if not trillions, of dollars on these excursions. After all this chaos, who stands to gain? None other than the money-hungry military-industrial complex, which could care less about anything but fattening its wallet.
Millennials and Gen Z are mired in student loan debt and joblessness, destined to be chronic tenants owing to skyrocketing house prices and mortgage rates, all brought about by globalism and neoconservatism, which have ruined our nation and our future. Neither the Republican nor Democrat Parties have a plan to fix these problems. Only Trump and his America First agenda can. Under Trump, immigration policies were strengthened, trade deals with China, Mexico, and Canada improved, no new wars were initiated, and American interests were prioritized at home and aboard.
In the 1980s, young Republicans had Ronald Reagan; in 2008, young Democrats got Barack Obama. It is a great fortune that we are living in the time of Donald Trump, whose presidency and political movement have been more successful and consequential than any in U.S. history.