Kids Have Got Nothing to Live For

Kids Have Got Nothing to Live For, by Al Fin.

Kids need goals and values. Without them, a natural nihilism sets in which resonates wildly with others of their age cohort. Without direction, without self-discipline, without well developed pre-frontal executive functions, they are lost. …

Today, the consequences of that cultural revolution are all around us: lagging education levels, the lowest male work-force participation rate since the Great Depression, opioid abuse, and high illegitimacy rates. Wax and Alexander catalogue the self-defeating behaviors that leave too many Americans idle, addicted, or in prison: “the single-parent, antisocial habits, prevalent among some working-class whites; the anti-‘acting white’ rap culture of inner-city blacks; the anti-assimilation ideas gaining ground among some Hispanic immigrants.” — Manhattan Institute

Rather than a “cultural revolution,” what was delivered to society was a cultural devolution and decline.

Or as we mentioned here in a recent posting: “A rabid and rampant postmodernism has been systematically taking away all the things that western people have traditionally lived for: Religion, family, opportunity, freedom to associate, rule of law, property rights, and much more. Escapism via drugs, fantasy, porn, and delusional ideological crusades are all that is left for too many.”

University is the cutting edge of cultural decline:

By the 1960s the process was already well underway among prominent intellectuals in university, media, and various levels of government. But it was not until the radicalised children of the ’60s took over university classrooms that the process of decline began its steep slide toward modern levels of pointlessness. …

Our kids are a battleground for postmodernism and PC versus reality.