UKIP: The True Change The Youth Are Seeking
People age. The times move on. But among the rapidly changing worlds of business, life, the environment and much else, one thing stays the same – young people are not happy with politics. Whether it be because they’re against a war, think their government is racist or believe that the rich aren’t paying enough, young people are just not happy. But why is this? Is there some inherent factor of human nature that makes us despise the established authority when we’re under 30 years old? Is there an arbitrary hunger for hatred of power while we are youthful? Or perhaps, could it be because young people, in their relative innocence have a very acute awareness of corruption? I would argue the latter.
UKIP under Henry Bolton is exactly the radical change that young people are looking for. We cannot be corrupt because we don’t have enough money or MPs to be so. We cannot be careerists because so few of us have careers from what we do. We cannot be in it for ourselves because we gain so little. That is what young people look for and that is why we are here. Rather uniquely, young people (and British ones in particular) favour the underdog because they are different, and it is becoming inherently clear that Henry Bolton’s UKIP is just that – a chance for change. Commissar Corbyn does display a flair of radicalism, but his radicalism is Stalinism and IRA-ism – not the sort that young people want! The only reason they flock to him is because he offers change. If UKIP can offer this too, we will succeed like never before.
But even if we do offer this radical change, the old ways of getting this out to them simply will not do in the 21st Century. We need to be using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube like never before. We should be putting every resource we can spare into these revolutionary campaigning tools which will help us reach out to so many millions of new people that leafletting could never affect. Our posters need to be radical, our ideas need to unorthodox and our campaigning needs to be unique. If we can capture the desperation for something different, we will succeed in everything we’ve ever set out to achieve. All it takes is an open mind (and a little bit of cash would help too!).
UKIP membership is on the rise, we are growing in the polls and young people are starting to realise that UKIP is what they’ve truly been trying to find for so long. Next month, YI is electing its new Chairman and council, and if they elect the right people then UKIP will be the party of young people in no time at all – watch this space!