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Missing comma. It should be, "Go away, you." Strong Bad and the Soul of Perseverance would back me up on that. Btw, I don't know what it is, but my typographer/proofreader instincts have been amped up lately.
 

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I initially thought of this myself around 2017 when the "Gen Z was the most conservative generation since WWII" article hype came. As an Independent that leans right on most issues, I thought that I would have more of my peers around the country being on my political side. Personally, most of my Gen Z friends are liberal, and a lot of them are racially and culturally diverse, so that's probably one of the reasons why.

Then 2018 arrived, and one of the most defining moments for Gen Z happened in a form of a tragic school shooting: Parkland. We were already on an uptick of high-profile mass shootings with Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, but Parkland changed how Z saw the world and school safety. We had heightened fear of shootings happening in our own schools, more security measures being implemented, re-ignition of gun control debates, school walkouts were had, and the worldwide March for Our Lives event happened.

Oh, and the Climate marches in late 2019 was also a defining Z event, thanks to a Swedish 16-year-old girl being in the forefront of it all.

Some of my high school friends were conservative, but we were in the minority when it came to political affiliations around our school.
 

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Shootings aren't really a thing where I live thanks to strong gun control legislation - America's lax weapon regulations being seen as many Republicans' definition of "freedom" is just kinda weird, especially since most of them are also against civil liberties in other areas such as the right to marry a person of the gender you choose. From what I'm aware the US Constitution only explicitly states that you can bear arms in a serious situation, so they could potentially introduce more restrictive federal legislation similar to that of the UK without needing to hold a federal referendum.

I enjoy analysing the data on YouGov opinion polls, and assuming Z is considered 18-24 and Y is considered 25-40 or so, I would have said that Y is slightly to the right of Z economically while at the same time also being slightly more socially liberal, though in reality the two seem pretty similar, at least in the UK where I live.

I see more difference between the Boomers and X than what I see between X, Y and Z, both culturally and politically. Most of the Boomers I'm aware of in the UK (at least those born during the 1940s) such as my grandparents on my mum's side seem to have always had pretty right wing views compared to those of the younger generations, and even those of previous generations, and in the UK members of the Boomers and X generations have always kinda looked facially different too (compared to X, Y and Z which have always generally looked quite similar, fashion put aside). I think British nutrition improved significantly during the 1960s and 1970s compared to the postwar period of the 1940s and 1950s, which may explain why this is.
 

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What I find funny is that certain right-wing commentators still call college students Millennials and bemoan how college campuses are full of snowflakes, then also claim that Gen Z is conservative, not realising those ‘snowflake’ college students are Gen Z.
Certain right-wing commentators think that they are Stable Geniuses so their comments about Snowflake Millennials fits right in with being the afore mentioned Stable Genius. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Then how do you explain hardline Soviet remnants like Bernie (now defunct, but that's beside the point)? How do you explain young upstarts like Hunter Avalone? Or how about me for that matter? I was a major dittohead as a teenager in the '90s. Since the status quo was liberal and internationalist, conservatism and nationalism became expressions of rebellion. Later, in 2008, I became one of Rush Limbaugh's CHAOS agents during Operation CHAOS.

"I can do anything!"


I forget exactly when it occurred. I think it was in First Contact. But Picard makes a statement that was blatantly socialist and hypocritical since they were fighting the Borg who represent all forms of collectivism all rolled into one. He mentions something about how people in the future work but don't get paid money. I forget the verbatim quote, but I always knew it revealed the hypocrisy of socialism. Shouldn't socialists be pro-Borg since the goal of socialism is communism?
No. The borg turns everyone into drones, loyal only to the borg queen. That's not socialism. It's more like monarchy gone out of control, with an added dose of the excessive conformity found on the planet Camozotz in Madeleine L'Engle's book, "A Wrinkle in Time."
 

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I think it's smart to be careful about what we hear, read, and see from mainstream media, and just in general.

I'm always wary of think-tanks trying to infiltrate the general public via covert mechanisms. I'm sure they hang out here too, spreading their B.S. The Koch Brothers are notorious for this.

They'll attack from all angles and pretend to create all sorts of narratives. So, it's best to be wise and use your instincts. Your intuition can spot out lies. People just doubt themselves too much and listen to what the masses think, and that's dangerous. It's part of manipulating people's perceptions through massive gaslighting, even if done passive-aggressively on a smaller scale, more interpersonally (you just know). Grain of salt.
 

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I see more difference between the Boomers and X than what I see between X, Y and Z, both culturally and politically. Most of the Boomers I'm aware of in the UK (at least those born during the 1940s) such as my grandparents on my mum's side seem to have always had pretty right wing views compared to those of the younger generations, and even those of previous generations, and in the UK members of the Boomers and X generations have always kinda looked facially different too (compared to X, Y and Z which have always generally looked quite similar, fashion put aside). I think British nutrition improved significantly during the 1960s and 1970s compared to the postwar period of the 1940s and 1950s, which may explain why this is.
Mind that many people born in the 40s were hippies and radical students in the 60s, which means they stood for anarcho-leftism or anarcho-inclusivism in terms of my political typology. Ageing makes people more conservative. In the 2050s millennials might be stereotyped as conservative as well.
 
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