Pseudomorphosis

The standard narrative to explain post-WW2 America is that the nation enjoyed the fruits of victory in the 1950’s, but then lurched into social upheaval in the 60’s, starting with the election of John Kennedy. As a result, the Boomers get all the blame for the social dysfunction that has been with us for more than 50 years. That is not entirely fair as much of what happened was done by their parents. The disaster of the Civil Rights Movement started in the 50’s. The Great Society was the early and mid-60’s.

Now, to the people who lived through the 50’s and 60’s, it probably felt as if the youth simply went insane and tried to drag the nation with them. Just as we are seeing today, it was the ruling elite that went bonkers, abdicating their duties and letting their rotten kids go berserk in the streets. That’s the important part of it though. The late 60’s and early 70’s were a multi-generational war on decency. The youth rampaging through the streets, terrifying the white middle-class, did so at the behest of their parents.

In this regard, the the social upheaval we think of as “The 60’s” was a continuation of a moral evolution in the Yankee elite, that started in the prior century. In the 19th century, Yankee reformers had Christianity as a limiting principle. This was largely true into the early 20th century, but then following the Great War, the Yankee elite lost its Christianity. Politics became a religion for Yankee reformers and the nihilism of the 1960’s was the logical conclusion of it. The Boomers have always been a dead end, as a result.

That’s the thing that is increasingly clear as we see the death spasms of Progressivism in our age. There is no building on Boomer culture. The 60’s are sold as the great achievement of the Baby Boom generation, but in reality is was a memorial to the Yankee ruling class. It’s why there has been no second act to the 60’s. What we see today looks like a cargo cult, played out by a handful a mentally unstable youth, rounded up from local skateboard parks and heroin dens. It’s why the Millennials are just useless whiners.

It’s also why Generation Z is developing into something strangely different than anyone has expected. As Audacious Epigone pointed out the other day, this cohort is starting out far to the right of the rest of us. It is not the vapid “muh constitution” style conservatism either. It is a radical conservatism that has not been seen in a long time. They wildly supported the two most anti-establishment candidates on offer in 2016. It is not just a revolt against their parents rules either. It is a reaction to their pseudomorphosis.

The concept of pseudomorphosis is one that Oswald Spengler developed as a way of explaining partially manifested cultures. Specifically pseudomorphosis entails an older culture so deeply ingrained in a land that a young culture cannot find its own form and full expression of itself. This leads to the young energy and promise being channeled into the old dead cultural forms. Like the animated corpses of a zombie movie, this youth culture hates the body into which it has been forced and rages against it and what made it.

That’s what happened to the Baby Boom generation. They burst into the world full of energy, only to find themselves into a fully developed and completed American civilization. The old culture that built it was dying off, but it had been so successful that the civilization it had built was immune to modification by the post-war generations. As a result, all that youthful energy went into the exercise of the power in the existing institutions, but in a self-destructive rage against everything that defined and created those institutions.

What appears to be happening with Generation Z is something very different from the superficial posing of youth in opposition to their parents. This generation rejects the very core of what they inherited. It is why, like the punks of the late-70’s, they adopt what the existing civilization considers to be their antithesis. It’s also why they reject liberal politics and the institutions that spring from it. To the young generation, egalitarianism and the universal franchise are the problem, not a means to addressing the problem.

As is always the case with the young, there’s not a well developed culture at this stage, just the void that existing culture should have filled. Since the old Yankee culture has died, something new is evolving with the next generations. Out of necessity and convenience, it will borrow the language and structures of the old culture, but only as raw material for the new. The reason sites like Daily Stormer or The Right Stuff have huge audiences of young white males has little to do with ideology. It’s the lack of ideology.

That’s what is not so obvious about the so-called neo-Nazi and white supremacist stuff that is associated with the alt-right. These symbols and language clear the field of the old ideology and the old culture that created it. It creates a clearing into which the next generations can build their own culture and their own ideology. That may be why the dying Left has reacted so violently to these relatively tiny groups. They could have ignored the Unite The Right rally entirely and 99% of Americans would never have known about it.

No one likes to be replaced. This is true at the individual level where you see senile old geezers hang around Washington until death. It’s true of civilizations. The fire that animated them, the culture that built them, may have gone out long ago, but the people living in their accomplishments will fight to the bitter end. It’s why all great empires end in rubble. The old American culture, the one born after the Civil War, reaching its zenith 100 years later, will end in rubble too, a rubble of their making.

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Generation Z will be hell on wheels.

Saml Adams
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Short version. Gen Z realizes that all the Progressive silliness that, we as Boomers, inflicted on them because it really cost us nothing and gave us good “feelz” is a shit sandwich for those that have to actually live it.

Joey Junger
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I’m a little older than Generation Z, but much younger than the Boomers, and for me there’s nothing quite as disgusting as seeing a grown white man Chris Matthews’ age fawning over black people whenever he interacts with them. I just want to slap the shit out of him and shout, “Where are your balls, white man?!” Occasionally, though, he or Brian Williams will get conservative tourettes and accidentally say something true, but that’s why the lesbian handler Rachel Maddow is there with the cage and the cattle prod to administer electric shocks if a white man accidentally finds his… Read more »
Saml Adams
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Unfortunately, I have Chrissy as a “vacation neighbor” for the summer and do run across him occasionally. Think the only black people he runs across in the normal course of life are the nice Jamaican ladies running the counter at Gliddens seafood. Otherwise he lives in his little Chevy Chase/Nantucket bubble. Ex camera make up he does have the look of a very serious drinker.

Glen Filthie
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What galls the chit out of me is that when you try to disabuse them of these notions they automatically go politically correct on you. When I talk about reverse discrimination on the white man my parents literally go Trent Denton (or whatever that asshole’s name is) and accuse me of being a fascist red neck. (This is why it pays to read guys like Chateau Heartiste – when my mom accused me of being a racist/fascist/sexist/hatey-hate-hater …- I called her a “fat old grey haired shit-lib” and she almost had a stroke! My dad damn near had one too… Read more »
kokor hekkus
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I’m a Boomer and I’ve known this situation is completely insane for more than 30 years. But you’d have better luck talking to a tree than most of my generation, and most of Gen-x too…..

modpfw
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i love gen zyklon, I’m a tail end boomer, the most self absorbed generation ever. Luckily saw through their shit early, i think it was having kids myself and recognizing the degeneracy of the drugged out hippies and the threat of their shit to my babies. By god And with the help of a amazingly red pilled wife we raised three successful warriors for the white race. they are giving us white grand babies now. i have been one lucky SOB and i know it.
you keep it up young man thank you and god bless you.

EasyCharley
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Don’t fool yourselves – there are a bunch of us old Boomers who watch these trends with great satisfaction as we saw the folly of the left as it was forced upon us. Hope for our country is what I see

SWRichmond
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‘…all the Progressive silliness that, we as Boomers, inflicted on them because it really cost us nothing and gave us good “feelz”’ Who the F is “we”? Speak for yourself. I participated in inflicting zero prog anything on anyone. I’ve been trying to wake people up (admittedly on and off) for nearly the past 30 years, to no avail. We haven’t all been asleep or too busy watching sports or lining our pockets (“free-riding”) to notice the truth and try to do something. Until very recently moved one wanted to hear it. I am sure of this. Sounds like you… Read more »
Saml Adams
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Lighten up Francis. I’m speaking in averages. In the distribution curve, you or I represent the right side tail. Unfortunately, the “fat middle” is exactly as I describe. Keep up the good work though…

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and from the ashes will spring…?
Where will our John Connor come from?

Tax Slave
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You mean the guy that’s his own father and son?

A.B. Prosper
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Ah no. One of John’s future soldiers, Kyle Reece was Conner’s Father.

Ryan T
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Liberals tend to like the idea of the social contract, but to them that means more daddy government. I believe Gen Z will rediscover that Christian morality is or was the social contract that binds the West together, the absence of which results in nihilism, which many thinkers have described.

Ive been an atheist all my life but i get that Christianity tends to work, even if you just act as though you believe. From the commies to the Libertarians, ive yet to see a secular replacement for it that doesnt lead to anarchy.

fodderwing
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Good point, Ryan. I remember working on a construction site back in the day that had a rather unashamed Christian superintendent. He told new hires that “you don’t have to be a Christian to work here, but you’d better act like one.” They got the message. We once lived in a nation full of people who got the message.

ChiefIlliniCake
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My late Dad always said “fear of the Lord has delivered tenfold more souls into heaven than love of the Lord”. Fear works. The sad truth about our species is that when an appreciable number of our fellows start getting the idea that there is no eye in the sky, if nobody out there is keeping score of our transgressions, that there will be no hellfire roasting our eternal souls, then things turn to shit for EVERYONE pretty damned quickly. Look at the pandemonium within the modern Democrat party. Things are turning to shit pretty quickly for the party that… Read more »
Saml Adams
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Or as WT Sherman put it, “fear is the beginning of wisdom”

D&D Dave in the Bubble
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D&D Dave in the Bubble
“That may be why the dying Left has reacted so violently to these relatively tiny groups. They could have ignored the Unite The Right rally entirely and 99% of Americans would never have known about it.” Maybe some, but since the leftist media needed something to replace the dying Russian Hoax cycle, they went right back to their bread and butter – Racism! That’s why the likes of CNN and the rest of the fake media shifted so effortlessly from RUSSIA to RACISM! They didn’t miss one 24 hour cycle of bashing by switching tactics to smear Trump. Any gathering… Read more »
D&D Dave in the Bubble
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D&D Dave in the Bubble

But I totally agree, you ignore haters and don’t give them a platform to speak, nobody knows and their message is lost. That’s why the media is again showing themselves fake news and proving Trump right again about the Alt-Left hate and violence.

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The bait store I used to use is out of business now. The wife of the man who owned it used to be the secretary of a university department head. One day she was lamenting how the quality of the people in her old department had deteriorated severely over time, wishing the old guys were still there. I had to remind her that the old guys had chosen their replacements. A strange look came into her eyes. The above is an alternative take on things to the Gramscian formula that I don’t think it is in total opposition to. Yes.… Read more »
Al from da Nort
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TP Doc; Can confirm. At my U in the mid ’60’s many of the old guys were ‘masonic commies’, i.e. they had hidden common, if ill defined, aspirations and a general agenda that they communicated with each other by verbal secret handshakes, no doubt at facility parties. So it’s no wonder that they populated their departments with likeminded boomers. Not all of them were masonic commies , of course, some even had fought in WWII. But they knew who each other were. I recall the core group actually held by-invitation-only salon’s in the classical French tradition. At the time I… Read more »
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There’s a tendency to groom candidates for things from early on in many fields. I remember one resident who was picked out for a prestigious fellowship, it seemed, even before he had begun residency. He was smart enough. But ended up not being all that efficient in the OR. After he’d been in practice about 20 years an anesthesiologist told me that they didn’t watch the clock in his cases; they checked the calendar. Just looked at the “new faces” at my old university hospital. All white women and foreign born minority men with one foreign minority woman and one… Read more »
Dutch
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Interesting insight…kneecapping the strongest competition. And if you can do it with a sense of moral righteousness, all the better.

primi pilus
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I see this every day at the VA … the entire roster of residents is foriegn born — India, Africa and Asia only. The men among them clearly beta males. And the VA administrative bureaucracy is without question a matriarchy … not becoming one, it already is. I’ve seen NO traditionally masculine males within the administrative bureaucracy. They are all Femen — non-threatening to the females. There is no direct communication or action that could be construced as threatening by anyone — just not allowed. In fact, it’s actively discouraged and trained out in the acculturalization programs developed and run… Read more »
primi pilus
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addendum: the entire roster of residents, by the photo they post on the floors, and what I’ve seen on the floors, is entirely foreign born ….

Dutch
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At my U in the late ’70s, there was zero idea of any larger meaning to life whatsoever. The age of Jimmeh Carter was hunker down, and have a little party here and there, if you feel so inclined. Translated, get stoned out of your skull. The faculty, too, at my “semi-elite” school had nothing meaningful to say about anything. I felt like we were all living the desperate lives of the Australians in Shute’s “On The Beach”, waiting for the end to arrive. Reagan came in the door as a bright light of possibilities for a few of us.… Read more »
Eclectic Esoteric
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The toolbox of social media did not exist as a filter for MSM progressive propaganda, allowing the culture to be shaped by false narratives. Those days are gone, but not forgotten.

Anonymous White Male
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“Just as we are seeing today, it was the ruling elite that went bonkers, abdicating their duties and letting their rotten kids go berserk in the streets. That’s the important part of it though. The late 60’s and early 70’s were a multi-generational war on decency.” I think our concepts of history differ, Zman. You believe that the “totality” is too complex for someone to control and, hence, history consists of incidents that are out of our control and these incidents shape subsequent events. I believe that there is evil in this world and it strives for control. And, yes,… Read more »
Former Native DCite
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Great article! As one who grew up in a progressive household it didn’t take long to ultimately reject the politics because the argument for it didn’t “square.” But it was later, and to my dismay, I realized that it is a religion. It is perhaps that realization that pushed me to the right, to the Republican party. But, then again, the realization came that they were the party of appeasement (and Democrat corroboration). Today, that “home” is here, with people like The Zman, among others. And my skepticism of government in every area couldn’t be greater. My suspicion is this… Read more »
abelard Lindsey
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I think this analysis about “The 60’s” is quite ingenious. However, I differ with regards to Gen Z. The problem with analyzing Gen Z is that they are still too young for anyone to “call it” on their political world-view. If you define the Millennials as those born of boomers, say born between late 70’s and late 90’s, the earliest Gen Z’s are just coming out of high school. The bulk of Gen Z’s, those born of the Gen Xer’s, are still children with a growing percentage of them just entering high school. They’re too young to have formed any… Read more »
edmg
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“They’re too young to have formed any political opinions. ”

Maybe you should listen to what the Gen Z kids are saying.

Doesn’t take long to ‘form political opinions’ when you’re forced to be a minority in a mixed school in your own country.

abelard Lindsey
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That’s a good point.

Joey Junger
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What I’ve noticed is that the people who attack a culture most viciously are the children of those who created it. Those who created it won’t attack it for the simple reason they know how hard it was to build, and they’re proud of their accomplishment. Look at the pedigree of the parents of wretches like Jane Fonda, the Weathermen, and (it pains me to say this) look at a great writer like Robert Graves (“I Claudius”) whose war memoir’s title (“Goodbye to all that”) pretty much sums up how hundreds of years of custom and culture can be jettisoned… Read more »
Steve
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Did you pick up Graves White Goddess?

Dutch
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I take the view that the WWII generation had largely defeated poverty at home and the external enemies in war. Then what? A bit of an existential crisis there. When some of the kids rebelled, it was a combination of “well, at least they won’t need to deal with the things we did, it is all going to be OK”, along with “what are they going to come up with?”, asked in a spirit of curiosity. When you return from your Odyssey, you play out your personal life’s string and talk about the old days. Vietnam and the bomb also… Read more »
TomA
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For nearly half a century now, DC politicians have run up an enormous bill and then kicked the can down the road with the expectation that some future generation is going to pay for it. The current generation of young people understand that they are on the bottom level of this Ponsi scheme and the day of reckoning is fast approaching. The simple fact is that they cannot earn enough to pay for this insane spending binge, and they would rather fight than become indentured servants to the elite class.

AZ Patriot
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I’m a Boomer. I was 13 in 1968 when America almost broke. Tet, MLK, and Bobby’s assassinations. It was tough year to live through, nightly news was “always” bleak. I agree that we Boomers never stood a chance. The early Boomers were 18 in 1964 and started really trying to change things once they got into college and fed off all the energy of so many like minded people on campus. They were against the War, wanted freer sex, abortions, equal rights, etc. Looking back now, why was that so Sinister? Why- is that I see that the MIC is… Read more »
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The MIC is one thing, but they don’t set policy. To me, dig deeper, and I put blame on the U.N. minded folks ( League of Nations ) who are always wanting to meddle. WWII and it’s aftermath was a huge experiment in nation-rebuilding ( with the Marshal plan ) and scripting international affairs like never before. And I think that mindset was VERY enticing to a lot of folks. Just as progressives will never leave you alone and you will be made to care, that mindset of “change” and new and if only we try hard enough we can… Read more »
Al from da Nort
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AZP; The role of the Vietnam War is critical to the boomer explosion but not for the reasons most cite. It created a corrosive cynicism in us early boomers (I got 10 years on you) because of elite self-serving incompetence. They wanted to play maestro, dialing the military violence up and down in the service of pretty obviously stupid globalist political theories. And yet they wanted to exempt their own sons using crass local political corruption at the draft board. If you went in the military (as I did) it was hard to not feel the fool sometimes. If you… Read more »
Amateur Brain Surgeon
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Amateur Brain Surgeon
Many Baby Boomers reacted in disgust at the empty culture their patents bequeathed to them which was artificial and alienated from nature Sadly, they turned to Asian philosophies rather than Christendom America was doomed from the get go because it instituted a regime intentionally separated from God, the author of all authority American religious liberty is practical atheism and even Scalia Tom his decisions based on Locke’s putative tolerance which treated religion as merely opinion and which opinion was subservient to secular positions be law The sole way bact to societal sanity and a decent culture is for America to… Read more »
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I don’t have any problem at all with caeseropapism. It lasted nearly a thousand years in Byzantium, and would’ve lasted longer under better circumstances. Look at our system. Teetering on the brink after what? Just over 200 years? The only republican government to rival Constantinople was Venice. Nearly 1200 years, and their executive served for life under good behavior. Just a hair’s breadth from the same thing. Even alternated between following the Roman vs the metropolitan primacy.

calsdad
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What part of the original Republic – as designed by the founders – actually exists? For more than 100 years the “Republic” has been morphed and manipulated by so-called progressives. There are still quite a few people who call themselves conservatives who haven’t figured this out – yet.

Garet Garrett had it figured out back in the 1930’s when he wrote The Revolution Was. Why we are this much further along and there are still people haven’t clued into this really points to a complete lack of paying attention IMHO.

Dutch
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The American Republic was always as much or more an idea than it ever was a reality. Part of the Christian ethos is to strive for, but never quite get there.

Severian
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Fascism, as an ideology — Giovanni Gentile, not Adolf Hitler — actually works just fine. The Left has tainted the world beyond redemption (as early as 1946, Orwell proclaimed that it only meant “something not desirable), but gussy it up in new language and it’ll work just fine (I still haven’t gotten around to Alexander Dugin’s “The Fourth Political Theory” yet, but it looks like that’s what he’s trying to do). There are a whole bunch of folks Gen Z can take as models — Gentile, Hendrik Verwoerd, Ian Smith, hell, given how pig-ignorant everyone in pop culture is, probably… Read more »
Drake
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Because the communists defeated the Nazis in WW2, they successfully defined themselves as being anti-fascist, and the left has been dining on this lie ever since.
– One Cʘsmos

Saml Adams
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That’s a keeper

cerulean
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“It creates a clearing into which the next generations can build their own culture and their own ideology. That may be why the dying Left has reacted so violently to these relatively tiny groups. They could have ignored the Unite The Right rally entirely and 99% of Americans would never have known about it.” I don’t think there’s any mystery about why the Left has reacted as it has. It’s the same lack of mystery that makes you quickly unemployed if you don’t watch what you say: The Left now controls the important institutions. They do not intend to lose… Read more »
neal
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The Left are good at herding any resistance into a corner.
The resisters carve out a LZ. Do all the work.

Then the LZ gets rezoned and funded. Nice investment for a condo, or university, or some variation on a base of operations.

Perhaps a cemetary for those that thought that their kids would benefit from the op.

Hell, entire continents get cleared and occupied.
Survivors get to pay taxes for the trouble.

And educated. So they can target others to do the dirty work.

Caleo
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I don’t think the Left is dying either. I sincerely hope I’m wrong, but it looks like they’re gearing up for a clean sweep across the board in the West.
Of course, eventually the demographic tide will turn and the white Left ( which is pretty much the whole Left ) will be removed.
For the immediate future the Left is in total control and more suppression of crimethink, and crimethinkers, is coming.

edmg
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“The Left now controls the important institutions.”

Except:

1. Those institutions are rapidly becoming obsolete. No-one needs mass media or mass universities any more.
2. Because they’ve been taken over by SJWs, they’re unable to do the things they were built to do, so they’re no longer important, either.
3. Most of them are either funded or propped-up by taxpayers’ money, so they can be defunded at any time.

Saml Adams
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Which is why the war will be fought for control of the technology infrastructure–newspapers are nothing–hosting services are everything. For universities the time of the great punishment is nigh, most have no idea how to control costs and once the teat goes dry all those Associate Assistant Vice Deans of Making the Cis-Gendered White Males Toe the Line are going to be in a world of hurt.

Al from da Nort
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Z Man; My experience comports well with your analysis for the boomer explosion in the late ’60s and early ’70s and then stultification starting in the ’90s. I’m particularly impressed by your tracing the thread of elite religiosity turning to secular politics and then burning out. Also, the history of mainline protestantism seems to track pretty well with the lag of one generation or so. I just read that the (mainline protestant) ivy league divinity schools are being closing down. This is entirely just and longly overdue since these schools were the leaders in the cultural marxist/feminist takeover of those… Read more »
Dutch
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Popular ’50s culture (movies, books, advertising, the suburban middle class ideal) all suggest to me that there was a lot of “going through the motions” back then. Could it be that our culture went through some sort of collective PTSD from the depression and WWII/Korea and people just tuned out? The stereotypical ideal seemed to be a drinks and dinner party in someone’s home, where everyone had a good time and socialized, but not much was said or done. There might have been a few family photos here and there, but other significant cultural or religious totems and elements just… Read more »
Al from da Nort
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Dutch; What the dinner parties did was cultivate friendship. And that was enough. One of the keys to happiness is low expectations, after all. They are probably overrepresented in media of the period*. I think my parents maybe went to one or two a month, tops, and put on one or two a year, tops. It was much more of a middle class thing. Blue collar guys went to taverns to socialize, usually not with wives, but sometimes. Bringing your wife (or ‘steady girlfriend’) to a tavern was a good way of upping the odds for trouble.** So it was… Read more »
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“The odd thing was, though they were fully entitled to brag, they told us basically nothing about those years.”

You are deranged.
The Depression, FDR’s war, and Truman’s war were all the direct deliberate result of the Boomers parent’s.
They slaughtered millions and they are “entitled to brag?”

What a moron.

Rod1963
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Those dinner parties and belonging to various fraternal orders were good for building friendships and community. Church was another one. Something we don’t have today. Instead we have facef**k and shut ins with lots of imaginary friends. And what do have for a town center? Not much. The mall is the closet thing. We’ve lost so much of the “glue” that kept us together it’s horrible. In regards to the Great Depression and WWII(at least those who served in combat) – both were hard on people. Especially the latter. My father and Uncle(D Day vet and still alive) didn’t start… Read more »
Dr. Dre
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Right on, Al. “Going through the motions” nails it re: 50s era Protestantism. I remember how dressed up I had to be to go to Sunday school. I had felt hats for winter and straw hats for spring. Dresses, and dressy shoes and socks. Dress coat, too. Just saw that an Episcopal church in the mid-Hudson region of NY has a woman rector — and she has a wife! Also, a son who attends college somewhere. Confusing, isn’t it? Do sperm bank fathers get invitations to their offspring’s baptisms? Or was this child the result of a long-ago marriage presumably… Read more »
Al from da Nort
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Dr D;
I don’t think it’ll take that long *because* of those endowments. What do you think happened to the endowments of those recently closed D schools at Harvard & Yale_? SOMBODY gobbled them up: No credit for guessing that it was Harvard & Yale.

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>> That’s what is not so obvious about the so-called neo-Nazi and white supremacist stuff that is associated with the alt-right. These symbols and language clear the field of the old ideology and the old culture that created it. It creates a clearing into which the next generations can build their own culture and their own ideology.<< That's exactly what people don't get; it's no wonder GenZ is rejecting the dominant religious narrative of GenBoomer – the Holocaust – by confronting the former with symbols that represent a radical disavowal of the latter as the current sanctum of western civilization… Read more »
hosswire
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What happens when the irresistible force of a grimly furious anti-progressive Generation Z encounters the irresistible object of a 60% gibs-loving, whitey-hating Hart-Celler American nation?

I’m guessing more of that rubble.

ensitue
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Here’s an outrageous thought; what if the hippies of the 60’s were the product of the 1950’s Beat Generation who were lousy with 1st Gen Commies trained by their parents/teachers to hate Capitalism and love Castro/Mao/Krushev . And what if the current Hipster Gen. is simply the product of the same, even more entrenched Leftism with the hatred of the anti-white New Racism mixed in, all fostered by Soros and his Globalist Comrades?

kokor hekkus
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Gen Z is now known for the T-shirt that says—Tree, Rope, Journalist, some assembly required….They get it…

kokor hekkus
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BTW, excellent piece Z-Man! One of your best.

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I’m not convinced that Gen Z is somehow going to rebuke D.C. and drag the country to some counter-revolution against the counter-revolutionaries who got us into our present messes. I suspect they are anti-establishment, and I don’t blame them given the state of the schools for example which are legal fraud. They’re also old enough to be vaguely aware that the US has more-or-less lost two wars in the last 15 years. I suspect they will be the generation of something-for-nothing. Snowflakes 2.0. Crying at the sight of hard work. Telling their often clueless and spineless parents “no” with increasing… Read more »
Issac
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I can hardly fault Generation Z for their fascination with reactionary imagery. The WASP elite was never one overly fond of their lower classes. The Jewish elite that superseded them gained power by promising those lower classes a leg-up, but ended up abandoning them for a new class of imported voters. The most charitable reading of their own recent history is betrayal after betrayal.

That being said, I would caution your optimism. Support for Sanders is the best barometer for how vulnerable your nation is to Leninism, which would be the opposite of a national revival.

Nate Krumm
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“Generation Zyklon”

Alex
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Good Op-Ed in the WSJ Sunday morning on the blowback to University of Missouri for their feckless behavior during the BLM craziness on their campus. https://www.wsj.com/articles/mizzou-pays-a-price-for-appeasing-the-left-1503258538 “As classes begin this week, freshmen enrollment is down 35% since the protests, according to the latest numbers the university has publicly released. Mizzou is beginning the year with the smallest incoming class since 1999. Overall enrollment is down by more than 2,000 students, to 33,200. The campus has taken seven dormitories out of service.” The attending blowback to employees (mostly lower level, and probably skewed more towards minorities) was also predictable: “The plummeting… Read more »
Al from da Nort
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Alex;
Strongly agree. We must break up the Prog’s tax-funded ecosystem to have any hopes of a return to sanity. Don’t have to wait for Gen Z.

Eclectic Esoteric
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Jack Boniface
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This is one reason why the Catholic Church has had so many problems. The Novus Ordo in the vernacular is a 1960s production that resonates today about as much as Tommy James and the Shondells. No wonder youth are attracted to the Eternal Mass in Latin with Gregorian Chant. If you want a hoot, see “Change of Habit” (1969), starring Mary Tyler Moore as a with-it, social-worker nun who falls in love with Elvis before he ate too many peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

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