This one is dedicated to the Gen Xers who get really nervous as soon as you pointing out how much worse parents they were than the Boomers:
Inb4 “only the strong” LARPing about how sending your kids to public school actually makes them stronger because bullying is K-selection. There’s a reason interacting with these kids feels like talking to a felon on parole…and it’s because school has turned into institutionalized sex abuse of children. A few very strong-willed people can become stronger and harder after being betrayed by the adults they trusted, most don’t. But then, sapiens never could tell the difference between bullying (negative selection) and training (vertical cultural transmission), and if there’s one thing we can say for sure about recent genetic selection, it’s that nu-whites might as well be niggers.
So why did this happen and wat do? I’m reliably informed that I underweight the impact of endocrine disruptors in the Fishtown lifestyle, but I want to go a step further back. The real reason is that Gen Z are the first truly post-idealism generation. And, if you examine the suicide rates by race, sex, and religion, I guarantee that atheist male whites and Asians will be over-represented and religious female NAMs will be under-represented. This will track with the basic, biological need to believe in something, and not having it.
You can put the blame squarely at the feet of a generation that preached nihilism—nothing you believe matters, nothing you do matters—but never really lived it, like the atheists who decry Christian morality right before demanding basic human rights. And then, having filled their impressionable kids’ heads with this anti-idealistic programming and the emotional baggage of a couple divorces, they send those kids to public schools to be brainwashed. 80% of kids today believe gender is an outdated social construct. Just think for a second about the logistics of making “the color of the sky is a social construct” a dominant opinion such that your classmates believe you ought to be banned from social media for disagreeing. Would going through that process as a kid make you stronger?
Imagine being told since before you can remember that your thought life is merely emanations of material phenomena with no real existence or legitimacy beyond the pragmatism of group consensus. Imagine having it ingrained in you, at the tender age of six, that internal narratives are oppressive social constructs, such that if you want to be a “good” you suppress them until you fundamentally lack the ability to distinguish between evidence and theories.
That is why these kids are killing themselves. And that, Vox Day, is why you don’t understand how Jordan Peterson could have such a large audience.
This post-idealsim is why I’ve been warning people that “Generation Zyklon” doesn’t understand the difference between ideas and facts, or between memes and reality. They are even more broken than Millenials. If there is going to be victory, they will have to be trained, quite literally, from the ground up. What is an idea? What is logic? What is an abstraction? Can you give five examples of each? Most importantly, can you explain what truth is to a skeptical five year old? Gen Z wants to know what truth is and Jordan Peterson has an answer. It’s not the true answer, but it’s close enough for government work. That’s why the alternative to this basic training is suicide.
The one white pill, sitting in a neglected corner of Pandora’s box, is that training in virtue is the same thing as happiness. And it’s very simple to sell a good product. But it’s also hard to carry a tribe, like carrying a cross on your back.