From Parkland to Congress, young people across the country
are getting political. The 2018 midterm elections had the highest youth turnout
since 1982. That was the year they voted
to legalize open carry for boom boxes. College and teenage activism
is on the rise, but how young is too young? When you say “teenage,”
how old are we talking? No! No! Get out of here, R. Kelly. I meant too young politically. Hey, guys.
I want to make a video about why
we still need communism. WOOD:
Meet Scenable, aka Dylan. His video “We Need Communism”
has over two million views, and that’s just the tip
of the iceberg. On my channel, actually,
I have 4,500,000 views total. You get better ratings
than The Daily Show. Yeah, um, a lot of people
don’t watch TV anymore. Excuse me. Excuse me a second. Hey, Trevor Noah. Hey, what’s up, man?
It’s Roy. I quit. But Scenable’s communist agenda
has attracted criticism from one hard-hitting
political scholar. The one line.
“We need communism.” No, no, no. WOOD: Meet the Conservative
Capitalist, aka Tate. Communism assumes infallibility
in everyone. The chances of that happening
are almost nonexistent. WOOD: And he’s got
a whole Christmas list of conservative views. I’m anti-gun control.
I’m lower taxes. Uh, I’m smaller government. Smaller government. Like, kids? Like, kid government? -No, not-not quite like that.
-Okay. But how many views does this kid
pushing communism have? Four, five million?
Something like that? -Around that number.
-Okay. Now, how many views do you have
pushing the conservative agenda? Definitely… a lot less. Free market has spoken. Is this really what
kids today are into? The wage gap is influenced
by things like career choices. That’s why we still need
Black History Month, racists. WOOD: No. No kid cares
about this stuff. It’s got to be the parents
feeding them these ideas. -Right?
-Uh, no. -(laughs)
-Not at all. I had no idea -about the communism video
until it went viral. -At first. He didn’t get anything
about politics from me. -Football.
-We’re football people. Football over politics
every day of the week. WOOD: Wow. Really not coming
from the parents. Well, then,
that leaves just one question. Why? Why are you into this? I just find it interesting. I mean,
why are you a newscaster? Well, you get paid, but… I just had an interest
in politics because these old men in power, if they made one bad decision,
North Korea could be nuking us. WOOD: Damn, these two
were growing up way too fast, and I know where spouting
your political views on camera gets you: cable news. Come on, wake up, son. Stop, stop. Guys, guys, guys. (overlapping arguing) WOOD:
The same way my dad made me smoke a whole pack
of cigarettes, I’m gonna teach these kids
the dangers of being a pundit. You sure this what you want? ‘Cause if this what you want,
that’s what I’m-a give to you. This is what all
of those YouTube hours is for. All that editing. All that porn
you decided to not watch ’cause you were into politics. I actually think that we should
just give people a test to see if they can own a gun. That was a well-thought-out
opinion about gun control. Now yell it into the camera. If you support gun control, you’re in favor
of restricting… Wait a minute! Wait a minute!
No, I’m yelling! I’m yelling! -No, you should keep looking
forward. Don’t look at me. -Oh. Look at the camera.
Look at America. We should stop yelling
at each other… -Why should we stop yelling?
-Yelling is effective! If we let illegal immigrants in, they’re going to destroy
our country! -They are breaking the laws!
-Uh-oh. Uh-oh. We just found a tweet of yours
from 2001. -I wasn’t even born in 2001.
-Just play along with it. Oh, man,
this shit getting real. -Because you like the way it is
right now. -Hate America. No. -No! No! -And you don’t want
to change it. -You want it to stay the way
it is now. -You hate America. Stop. Do you feel
how lost you feel right now? I feel like
my blood pressure is rising. I definitely do feel like I just took ten years
off my life from stress. WOOD: I got through to them
just in time. Now to give these kids an experience
they’ll never forget. So make way
for Mr. Roy’s kiddie fun van! -(kids cheering)
-(horn honks) Where the kids at? And I’ve got everything
kids can’t resist. Ah. -DYLAN: Oh, my God.
-WOOD: Yeah. Huh? -You got to be kidding me.
-Xbox, beanbags, guitars. -Ooh, there’s candy.
-Yeah. Yeah, there’s candy. Doesn’t this feel better
than arguing about gun control? You know,
to a certain extent, yes. WOOD:
And there you have it. Nowadays, Dylan doesn’t talk
about communism anymore. He makes videos
about electrons and shit. Meanwhile, Tate’s gone back
to his old ways, but at least he put on a coat. And as for little old me, you can catch me
riding around your neighborhood changing childhoods one by one. This feels kind of odd. I mean,
the fact that a grown man has just all of this
in the back of a van is just kind of suspicious
to me. Oh. (siren wailing) I was never here! (cheering and applause)