Piers Morgan isn’t one to shy away from straight talk with fellow liberals. That in mind, his editorial in The Daily Mail made for even a deeper burn.
Addressing those still devastated by Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the presidential election, he sent a “Memo to millennials: That awful feeling you’ve got is called losing. It happens. It you want to know how to win, stop whinging for a bit and learn some lessons from Trump.”
Here’s the bulletpoint list he has for millennials who need to get on with it and get back to living:
- STOP crying.
- STOP taking personal days off work to ‘process’ what happened.
- STOP huddling with your equally distraught buddies in Starbucks over your Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
- STOP howling away on social media about how unfair life is and how it’s the end of the planet as we know it.
- STOP updating the exact number Hillary won the popular vote by, because it doesn’t bloody matter.
- STOP marching around screaming your fury at the result when many of you couldn’t even bothered to vote.
- STOP retweeting all your favourite celebrities’ own outbursts of pique, rage and anguish.
- STOP demanding the Electoral College reverse the decision in December.
- In short, STOP being such a faux-tormented bunch of absolutely deluded cretins.
This is spot on. Piers Morgan posted an important question to the unstrung youngsters then gave the big kicker:
Want to know why Trump is going to be your next president?
It’s because he is what’s called a ‘winner’.
He didn’t stop there either, he explained what a winner means:
I know it’s not ‘cool’ to be a winner these days.
It’s become an ugly, dirty word in your PC-crazed universe.
Far better, the social media millennial mob cries, to be a gallant loser who tries their best but comes up short – like Bernie, or now Hillary.
To which I say: bulls**t.
Winning is what life’s really about – whether in sport, politics, or simply producing the best decorated pumpkin in your town’s Thanksgiving parade.
If you don’t strive to be the very best at whatever you do, however big or small, then what’s the point in doing it, or frankly even being alive?
Why wallow in self-induced mediocrity?
Yet that is precisely where so many of America’s 80 million millennials enjoy wallowing, and as a result they have become the most pampered, privileged and selfish members of the human race in history.
Morgon goes on at length and in some regards he has a point. Millennials are often stereotyped because a noticeable subset won’t show the maturity and sense to deal with the difficulties of life.
Trump won. Now let’s move on.