Once your pony tails turn grey, the politicians don’t see you anymore.
I had precisely this sort of interaction a few weeks ago, with somebody on the left who apparently…
Kady M.

Once one’s hair turns grey an effective citizen learns that there are more effective ways to affect political outcomes than marching and demonstrating. The act of persuading someone to see the wisdom of your point of view is much more challenging than simply marching against whatever you dislike. Criticism is the easiest thing in the world, solutions are hard.