Imagine that we lived in a world where playing video games was deemed paramount to human life. It would be a bleak world, probably one where leftist orthodoxy has taken oven the culture and the teachings of Marx have consumed the political landscape. Sadly, this is not a fantasy, but reality.
On December 13th, 2018, an Illinois man killed his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter after she spilled juice on his Xbox. This is not an isolated incident, and the problem seems to be manifesting all throughout the world.
To believe that there isn’t a lack of morals within the world is utterly asinine. But what is the driving factor behind all of this? Answer: the general feeling of meaninglessness within our society is derived from the collapse of traditional values through the deconstruction of our culture. I’m talking about values such as religion, gender roles, traditions, and family. Without these important ideals, people begin to feel as if they have no intrinsic value. This idea, called “postmodernism,” is rampant among many college universities.
It’s become popular because it allows for the dispense of responsibilities. However, this ideology is flawed because what is there to do if all values have collapsed? The answer is absolutely nothing because the benefit of doing something must outweigh the cost.
This thought process creates a group of people who have little drive or thought for individualism. However, when they realize that they have nothing and others have something, they will use Marxist tactics to take out their resentment and arrogance on the people who have something. This creates an angry and destructive mob, who are both nihilistic and totalitarian, to be sent out into the world to hurt society as a whole.
If this doesn’t sound bad to you, I suggest you look towards the 100 million carcasses left behind by the ideas of Karl Marx being implemented in Europe and Asia.
At first glance, this radical idea may seem to have little support, but, as people turn away from God and care more about feelings and not offending someone, this ideology will proliferate. While it may be easy to insinuate that it would take several lifetimes for this cultural change to occur, a 2015 Pew Research study found that, while Christians are still the largest religious group in the world, Muslims, Hindus, and Unaffiliated people almost amount to double the amount of Christians in the world.
The Western world was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and without them, the United States would be nonexistent.
Luckily, there is hope. Generation Z, or those who were born between the mid-1990s to mid-2000s, has shown to be the most conservative generation since World War II. In 2016, a survey by The Gild found that almost 60% of Generation Z had a conservative or moderate outlook on issues such as same-sex marriage, transgender rights and marijuana legalisation. Furthermore, a 2017 poll by the Center for Generational Kinetics found that at least 64% of Gen Zers in this study said they had their own savings account, as opposed to 51% of older savers. These numbers could radically increase in the future due to it being common to see people become more conservative as they progress through life.
There is a spectre haunting the United States, not one identical to the Communist Manifesto, but rather one that has evolved to our ever-changing world. Will the world plunge into nihilism under postmodernist doctrine or will new young conservative generations change the cultural landscape for the better? Only time will tell.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.