A note from The Liberty Beacon editors:
There is a lot going on with “Generation Z” on a global scale that MSM isn’t talking about. (No surprise there.) Frankly, “Gen Z” don’t give a (expletive deleted) if Hillary is planing to run again, what Lanny Davis said about Trump or what a bunch of old men in Washington DC say about what Putin did or didn’t do, or what he might do.
The bottom line is “Gen Z” is turning more Conservative in every aspect of their life. They are shunning anything that smells or looks like Alt-Left/Socialism in government, the classroom, the work place, home or their entertainment. Individual decisions and values are back in style. Bummer for the “Social Engineers.” (Perhaps they will find a Real Job.)
TLB founder Roger Landry has been saying (in earnest for over a year) that the Z’s have turned the corner and have gone right down the road to Conservatism USA. There is now overwhelming evidence that “Generation Z” and how it acts, has spread Globally (do in a large part to technology) and has found “self” and no longer needs or wants any direction from Big Brother type programs.
In the next few weeks Roger Landry will be reporting and writing extensively (connecting the dots) about “Generation Z.” You are not seeing or hearing from MS Media about this subject… there is a reason! (TLB ed.)
[Here is just one aspect of Young Gen Z’s in the article below.]
Generation Z: ‘We have more to do than drink and take drugs’
Post-millennials have very different attitudes to older age groups, says a new report
Generation Z-ers on their mobile phones, where they communicate in a constant Snapchat group feed. Photograph: Westend61/Getty Images
They drink less, take far fewer drugs, and have made teenage pregnancy a near anomaly. Generation Z – one of several terms used to describe post-millennial youth born after 1996 – prefer juice bars to pub crawls, rank quality family time ahead of sex and prioritise good grades before friendship, at least according to a report published by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service last week.
An onslaught of sneering headlines followed, characterising today’s youth as boring, sensible and hopelessly screen-addicted.
So, are the kids all right?
“We have so much more to do than [just] drink and take drugs,” says Demi Babalola, a 19-year-old philosophy and sociology student. “I’m not surprised those [statistics] show that’s the case: it makes sense. We have a lot more to distract us now.”
What’s her biggest time stealer? “Social media.” Babalola toggles between Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, although she rolls her eyes at the mention of Facebook, full as it is of “older people”.
But it’s not just the breadth of entertainment and culture that is so instantly available – and disposable – to Babalola and her peers. There is also a growing feeling that the preoccupations of her parents’ generation seem, well, a bit lame.
“Going out takes a lot of effort: it’s boring, repetitive and expensive,” she says. “Obviously, I used to go out a lot in my first year [at university], but now we do more kickbacks.”
To the uninitiated, a kickback is the sophisticated Gen Z sweet spot between the lairy house parties of yore – the ones typified by vomit on the parental carpet and a trashing of the family bathroom – and a pre-teen sleepover.
“We hang out, we listen to music, make our own food, and play games,” she says. “We’ll probably organise it a couple of days before.”
Lewis Allely, 14, from Cornwall, agrees. “We’re quite different [from your generation] because there’s more stuff to do at each other’s houses and we have more technology – like, we have video games.”
His teacher, Mr Worthington, laughs. “I gave them a free lesson the other day where they could do what they wanted.” He knew a mass bunk- off to the park or similar would be off the cards. “I came back after an hour and they were all sitting in a circle, looking down at their phones and chatting.”
The cliche that many young people spend far too much time online, instead of indulging in a romanticised form of rebellion, may have some truth, but as futurologist Rhiannon McGregor points out, Gen Z-ers are more cautious and risk-averse than their parents, partly because that technology exists.
“They’re aware from an early age of how they’re portrayed online and offline, so they curate themselves in a more conservative way…
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