The age fallacy
They say we should respect our elders. I have no problem with that. But I will not show anyone respect that uses condescension as a persuasion tactic. You think I’m selfish? You call me a sociopath? Yes, I will certainly listen to your obviously superior rhetoric. You think I’m too young to have beliefs? That I’m somehow inferior to you because my opinion differs from yours? Guess what. I still have a vote, an equal voice. You think I stole a vote from your candidate? I didn’t realize it was his to give, or yours to dictate. No, I think you just didn’t realize–perhaps you have forgotten because of your advanced age–that young people are not easily swayed by rude, old people. I will gladly engage you in a logical discussion, but I will not tolerate belligerence.
I did not waste my vote. I used it to counteract yours.