Generation Z - Is there something different about this generation?

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I think if the projections are true about Gen Z being more conservative if true are probably down to a few things.
I'm not sure they're much more politically conservative, but I do think it's pretty obvious they're increasingly tired of SJWs and cancel culture shit. You see this reflected in the increasingly old demographics of sites like REEEEE Era, where younger posters are virtually absent.
 

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I'm not sure if Gen Z is going to trend conservative in the traditional sense of the word, but what is observable is that they are trending to the right of the Millennial cultural zeitgeist, which isn't that hard to do. The Millennials are infamous for their tendency to lean far to the left on average, partly because of the cheapening of academia and partly because they are responding to the legacy of the Religious Right Boomers and the more centrist and relatively apolitical Generation X.

The Millennials went far left as a way to rebel against the religious conservative Boomers and the more moderate Gen X.

Since the Millennials dove headfirst into militant atheism, intersectional queer feminism, Anarcho-Communism, and in the most severe cases, virulent racism against whites, you can't really rebel against that by going further left and the fact that Millennial leftism is celebrated and enabled by neoliberal corporatists sort of goes against the whole rebellion image. The modern Millennial Left are useful idiots and your average Zoomer knows this.

How do you rebel against something like that? You go further right. And by that, I mean going to the right of Lenin, Mao, and Trotsky.

The whole "Generation Zyklon" meme is nothing more than wishful thinking, but the Zoomers are swinging hard against the SJW zeitgeist that the Millennials have established. Most Gen Z kids hate the SJW's. The only Zoomer SJW's I've seen are the ones who are old enough to be part of that "in-between" group that overlaps with the younger Millennials.

They don't want to be like the SJW's, but since the Religious Right still exists on a regional level thanks to old incumbent Boomer geezers and is still invoked as a straw boogeyman by the SJW Left, they don't want to go in that direction either.

The Zoomers hate the SJW's, but they also hate the remnants of the Neocons and Evangelical fundies. Overall, they are a lot more centrist or moderate liberal in their leanings, sort of like how the old Gen X'er Left was in the 1990's and 2000's and the more right-leaning Gen Z kids tend to strike me as more libertarian conservative or "South Park Republican" as opposed to the "Murica and Jesus" redneck Boomer conservatives.

A lot of the clickbait mills give conflicting stories on how Gen Z feels about the LGBT community. Some articles say that they are more pro-LGBT than even the Millennials, while others start doomsaying about how LGBT acceptance is lower among the Zoomers. That seems to be a contradiction, but it isn't.

The Zoomers are probably very much in favor of the LGB, but don't support the T or the Q. The Q is a non-issue that has no place in the movement (basically straight Millennials LARP'ing as "queer") and the T are heavily associated with the SJW zeitgeist.

Nobody wants to have their favorite games, shows, and movies "cancelled" because some whiny pretentious troon got butthurt and screamed about how it was "problematic"

Gen Z is going to lean right for the most part, but I highly doubt they will lean towards the Religious Right or the Alt-Right.
 
I'm not sure they're much more politically conservative, but I do think it's pretty obvious they're increasingly tired of SJWs and cancel culture shit. You see this reflected in the increasingly old demographics of sites like REEEEE Era, where younger posters are virtually absent.
Yeah I'd agree there, it's a weird one. The youngsters I know are much more insular with what they believe in general.
 

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Gen Z is going to lean right for the most part, but I highly doubt they will lean towards the Religious Right or the Alt-Right.
I fear that Generation Z will come up with a new "cultural movement", one that will be even dumber and more toxic and dangerous than the Fundies and SJWs ever where.

The Alt-Right never was as large and influential as the media claimed and by now, it's already somehow dying. To me, it was always just a few basement-dwelling incels with delusions of grandeur, whom SJWs liked to use as a bogeyman.
 
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I fear that Generation Z will come up with a new "cultural movement", one that will be even dumber and more toxic and dangerous than the Fundies and SJWs ever where.

The Alt-Right never was as large and influential as the media claimed and by now, it's already somehow dying. To me, it was always just a few basement-dwelling incels with delusions of grandeur, whom SJWs liked to use as a bogeyman.
Possibly, but I get the feeling that the Zoomers will be a lot more apolitical and individualistic like Generation X was, and the Silent Generation before that.
 
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I fear that Generation Z will come up with a new "cultural movement", one that will be even dumber and more toxic and dangerous than the Fundies and SJWs ever where.

The Alt-Right never was as large and influential as the media claimed and by now, it's already somehow dying. To me, it was always just a few basement-dwelling incels with delusions of grandeur, whom SJWs liked to use as a bogeyman.
Militant Climate Change is my guess.
 

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Bumping this because it's been getting discussed in the election thread.
Let's also note that Zoomers are among the most affected with the ridiculous COVID shutdowns.

Because of politics, a lot of Zoomers missed huge milestones in their lives, such as graduation, prom, and Senior high school/college sports. Hell, a lot of Zoomers are in limbo about what they're even going to do for college in the Fall altogether. We've basically had all of our political leaders tell young people that their lives and happiness don't matter; that the lives of people in their 80's and 90's matter more (and those people were actually able to live their full lives).

Personally, I believe that Zoomers are very much going to be more conservative/less leftist than Millennials are. We've had Milennials and Boomers essentially tell Zoomers to fuck off this year, and I think that's definitely going to "redpill" a significant amount of them. Plus, the idea of counter culture is absolutely a thing; leftist ideology is now a corporate-backed thing if the BLM movement has proven anything. Nobody thinks there's going to be a backlash of that in some form? We're already seeing it.
I think Zoomers are going to be genuinely less authoritarian too, not just authoritarian for thee but not for me. With sanitized social media culture and the lockdowns I think all this is going to leave them with a bad taste in their mouth in terms of not being allowed to do much because it theoretically will hurt someone else.
 

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Early Gen Z isn't conservative. A large chunk of zoomers seem to be in the ~pansexual genderfluid they/them UwU~ side of the political spectrum, which undoubtedly is not the conservative side.
Fixed that for you.

Gen Z is actually a very fragmented generation culturally and politically, with the Early Zoomers (1997-2000) being largely turbo-woke gender-sped socialists like the Late Millennials who came directly before them while the Core Zoomers (who are high school juniors and seniors at their youngest and are just now entering adulthood for the most part) tend to be either moderately liberal (AKA centrist) or more likely downright apolitical as a whole (similar to Gen X) although the younger end of the Core Zoomers are trending slightly rightward (I'd imagine those born in 2002-2003 and are preparing to graduate have probably been "redpilled" by the shitshow of a year that is 2020)

The Late Zoomers are largely middle schoolers and high school underclassmen who actually are trending rightward as a whole.

A lot of people think Gen Z is a left-wing generation entirely because of the Early Zoomers who were born in the late 90's, and they overlap heavily with the Late Millennials who tend to trend far to the left, even when compared to other Millennials. The main reason is because they largely had a similar childhood as their Late Millennial siblings and compatriots, and trended far left for largely the same reasons as the Millennials did.

I'm a Late Millennial (born in the early 90's) and I've noticed the Early Zoomers are just more woke and pretentious versions of Late Millennials, but the Core Zoomers I've known IRL and online are nothing like the Early Zoomers and Late Millennials.

@-4ZURE- is actually pretty spot-on in this assessment and can back up a lot of this, and would probably know more about it than even I do.

Like I said, Gen Z is the most culturally fragmented of the generations currently alive today
 

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A lot of people think Gen Z is a left-wing generation entirely because of the Early Zoomers who were born in the late 90's, and they overlap heavily with the Late Millennials who tend to trend far to the left, even when compared to other Millennials.
I think another key reason why people lump Gen Z as Democrat is just due to the acceptance the generation displays. Since Gen Z is probably the best in terms of LGBT or Muslims, many link them To being Democrat due to either the Right’s religious past, Trump being a big racist, or some form of both. To them, acceptance and Republican do not align as many are unable to see the right has changed.

I believe that in the game of identity politics, Gen Z typically does agree with the general consensus most Millenials have, but disagree with the ways of going about it. They agree with the rights and equal treatment part, probably also agree with the fact that George Floyd’s death was brutal, but they cannot get into the rioting and I am oppressed tactics. I think many see the first half of the argument, and dictate Gen Z to be Democrat solely based on a baseline agreement.

or more likely downright apolitical as a whole (similar to Gen X)
This seems the most true. I honestly feel most would not care for politics had the 2013 and above years not happened. Both Gen X and Gen Z are basically playing response. Without radicals feeling the need to step into various territories, most would be neutral.