Conservatism is indeed the new counter culture.
I would submit that since liberal lunacy as a dominant cultural trend, it had to be this way.
I would also go one step further.
Conservatism resonates now because it's true and bold, specifically with Donald Trump in office.
We are rebelling against 8 years of stolid socialism-lite shoved in our faces.
Younger people have experience what globalist, collectivist forces and impulses look like.
And they don't like it.
The entitlement state particularly is harming them since they will have to pay the bill, even though the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers got to spend the money with abandon. Obamacare particularly hurts younger generations, since they are struggling to find gainful employment as it is, and now face taxes for not being able to afford health insurances.
Here's the video Watson put together:
This is a thrilling moment for our movement.
Ronald Reagan was a counter-cultural figure in the 1980s. Young people liked him and looked up to him, even though two decades ago they had protested and slandered him on the streets of Sacramento and Berkeley.
We are seeing a similar movement right now sweeping across the country.
Young people have experienced the full folly of abject, unrepentant liberalism.
As Watson shares, the regressive Left has become puritanical, censorious, arrogant, overbearing.
I would also add -- Pharisaical. They are no fun, but want to take all the fun away from young people.
Then he shares data from a Daily Mail survey.
Here's the title of the article:
They don't like drugs or gay marriage, and they HATE tattoos: Is 'Generation Z' the most conservative since WW2?
Teenagers born after 2000 - the so-called 'Generation Z' - are the most socially conservative generation since the Second World War, a new study has found.
Being conservative and being cool have become one!
When asked to comment on same-sex marriage, transgender rights and cannabis legislation, 59 per cent of Generation X teenagers said they had conservative views.
So much winning!
Why are teenagers so resistance to the left-wing social agenda in particular?
I submit the following reasons:1
1 They have far more access to information. They can compare and contracts views and values much more quickly, without a authoritarian filter preventing them.
2. As Watson argues, their rejecting of this force-fed left-wing frivolity has sparked a youthful rebellion. No one wants to be lectured and shamed ad infinitum by a bunch of boring, feckless, aged social injustice warriors who masquerade as teachers or college professors.
3. They are directly and abruptly witnessing the consequences of the LGBT fads. More people are dying of venereal disease. These youths are more likely to have grown up in a same-sex home, and experienced the negative effects of not having a father or a mother.
Don't believe me? Check out these videos from Hunter Avallone, for example.
Also, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins pointed out that the key leaders to make the RNC platform more conservative--rejected judically redefined marriage, gender fluidity, abortion, and other cultural perversisties--were young people!
Now, why are these Generation Z individuals more conservative?
Young people, who have grown up during the 2008 financial crash, were also more prudent and careful with their finances. A quarter of respondents wanted to save money instead of spending cash they didn't have.
They have experienced with full force that privations and disasters caused by unfettered liberalism. They bear the costs of older generations spending other people's money. The decadence of modern democratic regimes is dehumanizing to witness. Men and women about to die have left trillions in nation debt for the youngsters to pay for!
They have seen what happens to the world under Obama-Pelosi-Reid social engineering--and they don't want it!
Especially the national debt issues. How evil is that?!
Thomas Jefferson had a few words on this:
"“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
The older generations are stealing from the younger!
Of course Generation Z is more money conscious!
Even Huffington Post had to admit some conservatives strains standing out in younger people:
4. Gen Z is Full of Early Starters
Many employers are predicting that more teens, between the ages of 16 and 18 will go straight into the workforce, opting out of the traditional route of higher education, and instead finishing school online, if at all. Would you make a major investment, possibly leading to years of debt to come—knowing there are new, more affordable (not to mention more convenient) online alternatives coming up every day?
They are developing a work ethic early. They are recognizing that college is not a viable pathway, especially with all the debt that will hound them for decades to come.
They are not going to college, but entering the real world faster -- automatically they will be embracing more conservative, aka realistic, values!
5. Gen Z Is More Entrepreneurial
According to Gen Z marketing strategist Deep Patel, “the newly developing high tech and highly networked world has resulted in an entire generation thinking and acting more entrepreneurially.” Generation Z desires more independent work environments. As a matter of fact, 72% of teens say they want to start a business someday.
One apparent recurring factor you might notice throughout this post, is that many Gen Z identifying factors can be traced back to the recession in 2008, from their frugality, to their value of experiences, and increased likelihood to become entrepreneurs. This is an interesting note to take down.
There is no better cohort dedicated to conservative values than business owners, particularly those who have created a new product or branded a new service. The future will be a truly liberal--classical liberal--future.
Can you imagine an entire generation that is willing to take on the world and take risks? Can you imagine this new generation, which will be looking for elected officials who share and promote their values?
Indeed, the future is looking good for conservatives.
How about this dynamic?
7. Gen Z Is Big On Individuality
Gen Z’ers were born social. In fact, nearly 92% of Gen Z has a digital footprint. Arguably as a result of the celebrities and media they follow, Gen Z seeks uniqueness in all walks of life primarily through the brands they do business with, future employers, etc.
Individuality, people, the exact opposite of the stifling, boring, and life-threatening collectivism posited by the regressive Left, Barack Obama, Crooked Hillary, and the deeply old and unpopular Democratic Party leaders.
Of course, check out what the New York Times had to report:
While the millennial generation infamously pioneered the Facebook beer-bong selfie, many in Generation Z have embraced later, anonymous social media platforms like Secret or Whisper, as well as Snapchat, where any incriminating images disappear almost instantly, said Dan Gould, a trend consultant for Sparks & Honey, an advertising agency in New York.
“As far as privacy, they are aware of their personal brand, and have seen older Gen Y-ers screw up by posting too openly,” Mr. Gould said.
They are aware of the consequences of what they say and do.
That is a conservative outlook! To recognize that one's behaviors and words can affect the future, too!
Where does this more conservative take on life stem from?
Part of that obsession with safety is likely due to the hard times that both Generation Z members and their parents experienced during their formative years.
Even Catholic organizations are recognizing a more conservative trend among Generation Z:
The newer generations are learning from the failures of previous ones and seem to be quick to learn from their parents and grandparents. Where will Generation Z take the United States? If they keep their conservative views, it's possible they could be the generation to make America a God-fearing nation and a truly great country once more.
Nothing warms the heart of this Gen X-Gen Y conservative than to see Gen. Z following close behind in my--our--footsteps.