Bryan Tran – John Kasich Campus Event

John Kasich’s talk was interesting to me, I had to actively remind myself that he was not a running politician due to his persuasive speech. It seemed to me that he was doing the typical politician talk about all of inspirational/motivational talks. He has some interesting points of how we as the youth must push for change but “slowly”. This to me was a little confusing in his talk because it made it seem as if he was distinguishing the youth from the people in power. Someone asked that “how can we as individuals has politicians hear our voices?” His response was to keep pushing and make your voice heard. To me this response was the vaguest response. He started to talk about the difference between being “woke” and “enlightened”. He questioned why our generation uses the word woke because to him that just means to become awake, instead of being enlightened as to be granted a sense of knowledge. He believed that being woke leaned that you were better than the other part that is not woke. He stated that “To be enlightened is the light that can be found”. Another statement that intrigued me was the importance of building a party. He approached the topic very aggressively, when a student asked the question. To him it seemed as he was frustrated at the youth complaining that their voices aren’t heard. He was very passionate on the idea of building your party and to have supporters. He even brought up the idea that some ideas are just not supported by the majority so they are invalid. 

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