When I was growing up, there were quite a few slogans young people were urged to remember: “Question authority.” “Never trust anyone over thirty.” “Power to the People!” “Tell it like it is.” “Do your own thing.” Especially after Watergate, we were a generation that was warned never to trust the politicians. We were supposed to question everything.
In retrospect, of course, we were being manipulated. We weren’t really supported to question all of the authorities in our lives, nor were we supposed to disbelieve every politician. Instead, we were being steered into questioning and challenging a traditional status quo based upon the constitution and Judeo-Christian values. Nevertheless, the notion of questioning authority was very real. We didn’t assume our teachers were right. We were sheeple (all young people are), but we were sheeple that still tried to run in the opposite direction of the existing political class and its agenda.
Today’s generation of young sheeple has no desire to create a break-out herd that challenges the political status quo. Modern young sheeple do not question their teachers or their politicians. Instead, they accept hook, line, and sinker every fact — and it’s always Leftist facts — thrown at them.
The best example I’ve seen of sheepleness — the current generation’s complete and mindless acquiescence to the anticapitalist, environmentally insane, politically correct, anti-white racist stuff constantly being thrown at them — is a truly clever, marvelously done video by Jon Cozart, a sophomore at the University of Texas, Austin.
Jon is a talented lyricist and a wonderful singer, with a great range from almost bass all the way up to tenor. He’s become something of a YouTube star, and it’s quite obvious why.
Jon’s latest effort is “After Ever After — DISNEY Parody,” which uses familiar melodies to imagine what happened to the Disney characters after the movie ended. It’s good, really good. Clever lyrics, wonderful performance. The only problem with it is that it’s a perfect encapsulation of sheeple subservience to PC, Leftist crap. (Pardon my language.)
In my youth, which wasn’t that long ago, the rhetoric of our time (“question authority,” “never trust anyone over thirty”) would have had us challenging all the stuff that was spewing from Washington, D.C., and inundating us from the front of the classroom. We would have sneered with youthful cynicism at the Climate Change stuff, the anti-American stuff, the non-gays are evil stuff, etc.
This generation, however, cannot hop on the establishment bandwagon quickly enough. Today’s young people have no curiosity.
If you’ve ever read Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy, you must surely remember, in the first book, the way Meg, Calvin, and Charles are transported to the planet Camazotz, which is completely controlled by the evil IT. What makes IT so evil is that IT demands complete conformity. IT punishes anyone who dares to try to be an individualist. In doing so, it stifles everything that is good and loving. We have turned our young people into children straight from the school of Camazotz. They swear a lot, drink, and do drugs, but they are incapable of independent behavior, thought, reason, logic, or analysis.