Millennials: A Problemed Generation is really an understatement. We all know that throughout time the older generations always look at the younger ones with skepticism. The timeless tradition of looking at the younger folks as a problem goes back through time. The Greatest Generation of World War Two certainly looked at the Baby Boomers as a ragtag group of misfits with their free love and rock music. There is nothing new about this kind of thinking. However, when Generation X looks at their children the Millennials, we realize something seems wrong.
The Millennial Generation could be the exception to the rule of this timeless tradition of complaining about the younger generation. There is such a shocking disconnect between Generation X and the Millennials they raised, that social scientists need to take a closer look at the phenomenon. When you line up most of the faces of the mass murderers on a wall in recent times, what shines brightly is the fact that they are in almost every case a Millennial. This generation has taken mass murder to a new level.
This was the first generation to completely grow up during the birth of the internet and the technology boom. Generation X was the last generation that had one foot in the old world and one foot in the new one. Gen X was raised before technology took off and before, we as a society, built up the surveillance state. I have previously coined the term that we are “The Last Generation of Freedom” and I’m starting to think the last generation of normal people or normal thinking.
It is almost impossible to talk to a Millennial on any subject whatsoever and make a dent in their bizarre thinking and behavior. The communications between our two generations seem completely broken. They think differently, they act differently and they do not listen to a word of common sense. The education level of people under thirty about the most basic things is dreadful. They know so little about so much that even some of the most recent current events are lost to them. Never has a generation known so little about the world around them. The irony is that this is the first generation to have the internet from cradle to grave, yet they know so little. I often say that the knowledge is out when asked a question about this or that. What I mean by that is you no longer need the Dewey Decimal System to learn something about anything. How can the Millennials have access to all of the knowledge and know so little?
Have you ever tried to pass down advice to a Millennial? You have a better chance of surviving being hit by a tractor trailer head on than getting a Millennial to take in any wisdom from the older folks. As I watch one protest after the other going all the way back to Occupy Wall Street, I can’t help but notice that the protesters know very little about the stances they are protesting on. The Millennials are one of the most do-nothing generations America has ever produced. They are also one of the most violent generations in modern time.
“Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a term used to characterize young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offense and less resilient than previous generations, or too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own. The term is in flux and the meaning of a snowflake is ever changing, but what is not changing is that the term is a pejorative. The liquid nature of language is unfolding on this appellation, but nowhere is it morphing into anything positive. Generation Snowflake may be derived from the term snowflake, which has been used in referring to raising children in ways that give them an inflated sense of their own uniqueness. This usage of snowflake may originate from Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel Fight Club, and its 1999 film adaptation. Both the novel and the film include the line You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. In January of 2017, Palahniuk claimed credit for coining this usage of “snowflake”, adding “Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended.”
I am sounding off an alarm for social scientists to take a look at this generation. I am standing on the mountaintop telling anyone who will listen, that something seems very off here. I am acutely aware of my generation’s flaws and the more of the Baby Boomers before us. What I am saying is something is wrong here. There is something we are missing and our nation’s future has never seemed more uncertain in modern times. Their groupthink and socialist tendencies will change the face of this nation in just a matter of decades.
One thing is for certain. There will be nobody left that knows anything. There will be no one left to run that nuclear power plant. No one to fix the plumbing or wire that house. We won’t have anyone left to fix a damn thing. You won’t hear a sound about defending a democratic republic, they do not know what that is. Go ahead, just ask one of them.