I'm really impressed with the way that young people are mobilizing for Bernie Sanders (and, yes I'm a Sanders supporter, too!). I believe we're seeing the coming of age of the Millennials as the Baby Boomers' civic generation. For those unfamiliar with the historical cycles of generations, an historical cycle begins with the coming of age of an idealist generation, in which that generation becomes politicized (SDS, young Goldwater supporters) and spiritualized (hippies, Jesus Freaks). During this process, they form their vision of the world as they would rather have it be. Just to show the power of this phenomenon, the last idealist generation, the Missionaries (born about 1860 to 1880), whose adolescent vision included Christianizing and Americanizing the entire world, used the G.I. Generation and World War 2 to impose their values on a global scale. Given the Boomers' adolescent vision (US out of Vietnam, civil rights activism), they'll probably call upon the Millennials to disengage somewhat from the rest of the world and concentrate upon reforming US society, thus Bernie Sanders' status as the lodestar for young people so inclined. Very interesting to see it happening again; last cycle it was the G.I. generation flocking to join the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's.