I’ll tell you why I care, though I don’t care much.
Harry and Meghan are a metaphor for millions of young people spitting on the tradition they’ve inherited, knowing neither its worth nor what they owe it.
They’re a cartoon preview of the collapse of the English-speaking world. https://t.co/zlhKDTDkEY
— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) March 8, 2021
Man, that’s good.
It’s tough to know, given his nationality, if Hazony grasps just how perfectly his indictment captures the essence of far too many young Americans today. But any basic perusal of social media, visit to a college campus, or public engagement of Gen-Z or Millennial voices reveals his prescience.
Take the recent exposé of America’s elite prep academies by journalist Bari Weiss. She quotes a concerned whistleblower at a private Los Angeles prep-school who described the current zeitgeist this way:
“It teaches people who have so much to see themselves as victims. They think they are suffering oppression at one of the poshest schools in the country.”
Just like the insanely wealthy Harry and Meghan, Weiss recounts the bewilderment of one Los Angeles mom whose son’s black friend told them he was, “inherently oppressed” even though, “this kid is a multimillionaire.”
The only thing that rivals the contempt young Americans have, generically speaking, for their foundations and heritage is their ignorance of it. …
Not that these manipulated young people are to blame themselves. We adults have passively allowed them to be overrun by the insanity to such a degree that they truly believe their gravitational drift towards resentment, fear, and victimhood is something far more profound and noble than the weak-minded conformity it is.
Our elites are in an oppression Olympics, competing for victimhood points. They feel guilty. They don’t feel they earned or deserve their exalted economic position. Sadly, unlike true elites, they lack a sense of noblesse oblige. Instead, they furiously distract us with race. What snobs.
hat-tip Stephen Harper