Okay, so let me give you a bit of background..
We all know that the youth of today, throughout the Western world & sometimes a little further afield, the so-called 'woke revolution' & 'cancel
culture' has been hemmed in with BLM rioting, extreme leftist flakiness in media, gender identity politics, extreme cultural revisionism &
reparations screeching, all held together with the glue of extreme narcissism & attention seeking behaviours.
This witches' brew of snowflake/ anarchist/ post post-modernist/ ultra feminist/ check your privilege has bound up huge swathes of today's youth,
who are no longer described as disaffected, but rather could easily be considered 'over-affected', with such a cacophany of ever-crazier mission
creep that they are only properly understood when they are properly defined.
But definitions have proven tricky, because aside from the general young age of most of those involved, particularly with regards to the 'cancel
culture' activism, there's just too much going on to really nail it down & express succinctly just what the heck the problem actually is.. Why do
such a broad range of people groups whom we once would have expected to disavow each other's respective microculture legitimacy, in actual fact seem
to have merged their individual thoughts, words & actions, becoming facets of a larger whole which could perhaps be distilled down into a monoculture
identifiable as 'woke revolutionary cancel council' (WRCC).
You don't need me to recount the many woes of disenfranchised Gen-X'ers who are observing this slow motion train wreck as it hurtles along,
seemingly having dashed all hopes that it will ever come to a halt before it sets fire to the future. The interlocking layers of Project Stupid, as
the hapless wonders piss & moan about revisionist lunacy, unsought allies & reparations revolutionaries, the Twitterarti & their bluebird harbingers
of doom - it all adds up to a frankly desolate view of the years to come. We are entering a dark age in which common sense & the value of inherited
customs has been lost, and will remain lost until the so-called 'woke' generation really do 'awaken' from their self-obsessed & self-defeating
Is there any way on God's green Earth that we can lay down new track quickly enough to avert a monumental disaster, giving our future descendents the
chance to right the wrongs of revisionist lunacy, repealing the insane changes brought on by a destabilising fifth column, who actually planned this
out carefully, baiting all the right traps so that the kids would walk into the jaws of Hell being totally unawares of what awaits them, unconcerned
with anything other than how they look on the outside, or who can make the best YouTube feature of the experience, 5G transmitting a bleak chorus of
"What's up guys, hope you're doing good? You're gonna love this, you'll never believe where I am right now....."
With that as my introduction, I want to share what I believe may be a critical insight, which I haven't seen eksewhere, so if you rate it please
share it in the hope that we can ultimately cross-pollinate sufficiently to ensure that the fallout from this dark time departs more swiftly than it
arrived in our midst..
As a youth, I was easily led astray, and indeed I did the leading from time to time. After hitting a very hard rock bottom (binge drinking, solvents
& heavy cannabis/amphetamine use) I called out to God & sure enough He saved me from myself (the process took over a decade, and still continues each
& every day, though I haven't been drunk for almost ten years & I stopped all drug use in 2006. What got me out of the hellish pit I'd dug for
myself was brotherhood, prayer/worship/meditation & most overwhelmingly a noble cause to live for. As I reflected on these facts this Easter morning,
I became cogniscant that I had apparently stumbled upon the glue which bonds all those disparate micro-cultures into a monolithic 'Beast with seven
heads & ten horns' (sorry kids, it was that or Medusa, what's a metaphor to do..?
What bonds all of these kids together is not 'social justice', or 'enlightenment/ woke principles' - it's not even 'no-platforming' the
speakers they don't agree with. It's the simple dynamic of youth hormones, sugar, caffeine, tribalism & vulnerability to propaganda. Of these, the
most crucial aspect is tribalism. They have all found (in part, a shadow of the real deal) a cause to fight for. They recognise the 'brothers &
sisters' of their interconnected global tribe of peers, their very own large scale secret society, into which the adults in the room have no access.
They see themselves as espousing a movement of collective virtue, with a mission to upend the ruling powers & shake the tree to see what new type of
system falls down to replace the old one.
The only trouble is, that last time we did that, a man & woman suddenly realised they were naked.
I hypothesise that the only way to disarm this runaway derailment catastrophe is to give them a different cause to fight for. Give them a truly just
fight, one into which they can only go voluntarily, when they are in full possession of the facts. Give them a mystery to solve, give them an
inheritance to value, give them an assurance of their value & inspire them by leading from the front. The only way to dissolve the toxic 'Us &
Them' mentality is by courageously demonstrating forgiveness yet also maintaining your position if you strongly believe yourself to be right in your
appraisal of the matter. Show them that it's okay to disagree by inviting them to put forward their exact perspective on the issue which is in
question, and then show them how it's done:
"I respect you, and your right to that opinion - but your rights end where the infringement of another's rights begin..."
-- Something to do;
-- Someone to love;
-- Something to look forward to.
Look for common ground in these simple areas, and everyone will realise just how remarkably similar we actually are. And how our differences are
mostly quite trivial in comparison. If the differences have become dangerous to the innocent, or to the smooth functioning of a person's livelihood,
then that's why we have policing & a justice system.
Until 'no-platforming' is recognised as a hate crime we will have no relief sufficient to lever things back into balance - because 'might is
right' to the naive thinker who's riled up with the joys of mob rule, mob justice - again, it's that clarity of purpose, a cause to fight for.. If
the court of public opinion judges that person deserving of a cancelled event, then these immature souls will continue to do what it is that their
peers, the media, soft parents & their politician wranglers have been rewarding them for doing. Which is hatefully deriving a person of a legitimate
right to free speech where people have assembled to hear them deliver their speech/ lecture. Anyone interfering with the hallowed principle of
freedom of thought in a Western democracy should expect to be put to shame by the legal system - their intolerace could be to the direct detriment of
the audience to whom the speaker is addressing their words, and as an infringement of individual freedoms that would seem to constitute an assault
against the liberty of their personhood, their sovereign right to self-determination.
We need to be united by interest in a common cause. UFO proof perhaps?