Stereotypes are usually wrong, including this one, but what the hell is going on with American young people?
Does this seem like I am standing on the lawn and yelling at the clouds? I’ll ask you again later, but if so, I’ve earned it, as opposed to the “youth” who basically have earned nothing.
Of course I know the young always (stereotype alert) rebel against their parents’ beliefs, but their parents’ beliefs were built on something. The beliefs of the young seem to be built on what they saw on TikTok this morning.
When I was young, it was (stereotype alert) don’t trust anyone over 30. Now that I am no longer young (to put it mildly), I’m beginning to feel like I shouldn’t trust anyone under 30.
Recent polling shows a slim majority of the young — meaning voters under 30 — favor Donald J. Trump for president.
Are they actually buying those wolf tickets he’s selling?
Yeah, I know Joe Biden is stiff-legged, meandering and often unfocused, but do the “youth” prefer a convicted sexual abuser, a cynical bankruptcy artist, a whining, narcissistic, business failure — his airline, his steaks, his university — not to mention being accused of everything from defrauding banks to ignoring government orders to return secret documents?
Yes, apparently, the “youth” do. I mean, immaturity is one thing, but brainlessness is something else.
Another poll showed that one group of Americans — those 18 to 29 — sympathize more with the Palestinians than the Israelis, the only age group to do so. And that was before the war Hamas ignited. Here, the “youth” sympathize with those who do not believe (stereotype alert) in diversity, equity, inclusion — nor democracy, women’s rights, gay rights, religious rights, and so on. While we worship life, they worship death and raise their children to be shaheeds (martyrs).
Instead of playing dodgeball, they play dodge the security checks wearing suicide vests.
One in 5 young Americans, according to a recent poll, have a positive view of deceased terrorist/mass murderer Osama bin Laden. That’s 20%, and that is not an insignificant number, when the percentage should be 1.
I wonder how they feel about Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Vlad the Impaler?
Where do they acquire these attitudes? Is this a mere lack of education? Ignorance can be cured, but willful stupidity can’t. At no time in history has mass information been more available to the masses who are too busy Instagraming to be bothered with it.
Remember a few months earlier when a bunch of “influencers” found Bin Laden’s “letter to America” online, and were persuaded by it? Bin Laden actually directed it to “the youth.”
In case you are wondering where the current spike of anti- Semitism might be coming from, after a few opening lines, you read this from bin Laden: “Your former president warned you previously about the devastating Jewish control of capital and about a day that would come when it would enslave you; it has happened. Your current president [this was written in 2002] warns you now about the enormity of capital control and it has a cycle whereby it devours humanity when it is devoid of the precepts of God’s law (Shari’a).”
Bin Laden was a member of one of the richest families in Saudi Arabia. He had capital coming out of his robes.
His garbage was willingly digested by some number of TikToking American youth — those whose grounding in history would be a blank slate.
This mind-numbing moral confusion might not be just an American problem. A recent global survey found that 1 in 5 teenagers claim they are not straight.
Can that even be possible? It defies every valid sexual orientation survey ever taken.
The younger the respondent, the more likely they are to claim nonbinary status.
In the U.S., the Brown University student newspaper reports that 38% of its student claim to be not heterosexual, a number that has doubled since 2010 and is five times the national rate. At that rate, in another 13 years, Brown will be 76% queer. Do you find that believable?
Brown is not that much of an outlier. Across the U.S., the youngest are claiming to be sexual “others.” I have written about this explosion before, and have asked what it means.
Since I can’t believe evolution changes from one generation to the next, I conclude these deluded “nonbinary” youngsters are suffering from a mental disorder. It may be a form of hysteria — think the Salem witch trials — or a desperate need for either inclusion, or victimhood.
I call it the Anne Heche syndrome.
She was the late, straight actor, who “fell in love” with Ellen DeGeneres, had an affair with her, then did a U-turn and returned to men.
Obviously a confused young woman.
Humanity, such as we know it, has recognized two sexes — male and female — since cavemen were bopping cavewomen over the head and dragging them into caves. Now in the case of gay cavemen (stereotype alert) one would bash the other with a Gucci club and drag him into the cave. Similar with lesbian cavewomen (stereotype alert) except one would be wearing a plaid lumberjack loincloth.
But there were only two sexes — male, with the XY Chromosome; female, with XX.
As we entered the 21st Century, science was suddenly thrown under the bus, so much so that a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson — an alumna of Harvard Law School — could not, under oath, define “woman.”
So, maybe it’s not just the youth who are confused.
Maybe we are all going out of our freaking minds. How else can you explain placing Tampons in some schools’ men’s rooms? Because you think men have periods? And can give birth? (I have managed to restrain myself from mentioning “Woke.”)
If our youth can’t figure out if they are supposed to pee sitting down or standing up,, how can they possibly understand national or global politics?
Now, I ask you: Am I just shouting at clouds?