The latest reaction to the Brexit results are 'How dare anyone vote against the young's wishes! They have more time left, they should be the ones to determine their future!' This is the sort of thing that makes me wonder if all those people who hate millenials aren't actually on to something.
For one thing, considering the UK joined the EU in 1973, it's clear that a lot of these old UK fogeys are the ones who initially guided the UK into the entanglement to begin with, and then spent the better part of their lives working under and with it. It seems to me that alone would at least give this class of people some license to decide whether or not it deserves their continued esteem.
For another, really - if someone is that enamored with the EU? They are free to go become part of it. As many a burqa demonstrates, and as they've announced to the world repeatedly - they take refugees. In fact they take anyone. Want to be part of the EU? Get on a ferry or a plane or start swimming. You're young, remember? Pick up and move. The old people are more chained to where they are.
Really, though, the whole line of argument is absurd, and the fact that it's being touted as a legitimate criticism just tells me that the world is just about done with this 'democracy' thing. Though there is some kind of grim humor in watching the Social Justice Warrior demographic bitching like crazy because the elderly, the poor and the uneducated all get the same vote that they do, which is like, totally unfair. And people wonder why I reject the idea that SJWs are well-meaning but naive people as opposed to, by and large, a bunch of shits.