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Millennials or Generation Y are the generation of people in United States and Western society who are generally agreed to be born from around early to mid 1980s' to mid 1990s-early 2000s'. Millennials have been characterized by their increased use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies, poor adaptability to a working environment, as well as strong support for many left-wing/liberal political causes and Social Justice movements such as Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and LGBT community.
They are viewed as a whole extremely negatively by Ghost, calling them lazy and unemployed liberal communist fruitbowls and Social Justice Warriors who spend all their time at Starcucks and are too hooked to their smart devices to do anything meaningful with their lives. As early as Capitalist Episode 150, he called for a call to the Youth of America to stand up against the Baby Boomers.
His dislike intensified at the Return, when a good portion of left-leaning Millennials in the United States supported then-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and then-president Barack Obama. After he dropped out of the election, they either supported Hillary Clinton or Jill Stein. Outside of the U.S., Millennials either supported Justin Trudeau in Canada or Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom.
When Clinton lost to Donald Trump in November 2016, his rants tended to be directed at Millennials, calling them egotistical and narcissistic. The number of Millennial members in Anti-Fascist groups has increased dramatically as a result of Trump's election victory, which has only managed to add fuel to Ghost's fiery hate of the generation.
Ghost targeted Millennials again during Episode 556, where he ranted over them and Generation X not being politically active, informed, or taking away government positions from the Baby Boomers, with his incredibly rage-filled rant eventually resulting in a Rage Quit.
Ghost's rants over Millenials intensified to a near regular basis following a falling out between Ghost and many members of the Inner Circle who happened to be within this age range.
Generation Z, also known as Gen Z, are the followup generation to the millenials. The years of birth that comprise this generation are not fully agreed upon, though it's generally believed to be from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s, and is currently ongoing. The generation is mainly defined from having easy access to the internet from a young age, as well as many technological devices.
Ghost's initial opinions on Generation Z were mixed, with him being skeptical of the generation's future and begging them to not make the same mistakes that the Millenials did. Following the start of The Inner Circle Schism in August, Ghost began responding positively to Generation Z, as there were a few notable Gen Z individuals within the Inner Circle who were at the center of drama, such as InsaneEnergy and Trumping Capitalist.
However, following the results of the 2018 midterm elections, as well as InsaneEnergy's departure from the community, Ghost's opinion of Generation Z soured, including them in many of the rants about Millenials, and blaming them for the "demographic shift" that was seen in the Republican's loss of the House of Representatives, as well as "not taking control of institutions of power", despite the fact that the majority of the generation are too young to vote, let alone run for office.