Generation Snowflake

generation snowflake

What’s the difference between Millennial/Post-Millennial Snowflake and Previous Woman?

The latter had at least some degree of common sense. Through terrible upbringing today, bad schooling and the flood of truly distasteful experiences in gaming, film, porn and so on, the snowflake is a fruitcake extraordinaire.

I dumped my fiancé for a Jamaican lover but he fleeced me of £10k and turned out to be a love rat

I think what we have here is like this. Everyone has good and bad traits inside or the potential for them. The aim of socialization, upbringing, schooling, is to impart certain values which have stood the test of time. And thus we go through life.

With the Millennials, who are children of the Boomers, we saw this get a bit ragged around the edges – the materialism and the hedonism of the parents coming through to the children in a more insidious way than their parents had displayed. Their parents at least had a good education on the whole and certain constraining factors in their psyche. The Millennial did not have these brakes on their self-centred hedonism. Self, self, self, selfies.

And then they fed that back through the generations so that cougars who should be out to pasture wanted a slice of the action and old men still fancied their chances.

That was the Boomer and Millennial story. Now we have The Post-Millennials, those now coming into post-20 adulthood and they are not the children of Boomers, they are the children of Generation X.

Generation X is the lost generation, the one where values broke down, feckless and forever moaning, especially about the detested Boomers, the ones who made alienation and uselessness fashionable, they started putting earrings in their left ear, tattooing, living at home on their parents, following Paul Oakenfold house music, into acid house, lacking the social graces the Boomers had been given but had then abandoned in their pseudo-rebellion against everything, before going on to become company directors and failing to save for their retirement.

If the 60s were the Boomers, then the mid to late 70s was Gen X, Joy Division sums up their joyless outlook. And each succeeding generation is becoming more and more self-centred, more hedonist, more selfie.

Myself – I’m a cross between Boomer and Gen X, having values of both, but am also infused with the values of my parents. Plus I received a decent education through their sacrifice.

It’s a misdesignation to label the new snowflakes Millennials – Millennials are now in their mid-30s. These now are the Post-Millennials until someone can come up with a new name – Snowflakes? Penny Red is one of these, those we see featured in the Daily Mail and Mirror are these, especially the new females – the first generation utterly devoid of Judaeo-Christian values and with ‘selfies’ as the mantra.

And let’s not forget that other thing which intruded and ruined:

Professor Marilyn Frye who, in a 1990 speech to the National Women’s Studies Association, declared that “feminism, which is thoroughly anti-patriarchal, is not compatible with female heterosexuality, which is thoroughly patriarchal.”

Codicil

When speaking of ‘the Boomers’ or ‘the Millennials’, obviously that’s referring to a trend. You could find hundreds of examples to contradict this, especially your own well brought up sons and daughters. Referring to a generation just means what is a defining trend, give or take its exceptions.

5 comments for “Generation Snowflake

  1. Hereward Unbowed.
    August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I would say that, TPTB have them just where they want them and that, ironically the generation these kids constantly complain about, are the only ones who can protect generation Snowflake and the Millennials.

    Because, if the post modern kids think ‘it’ [society, the world, existence and living] is bad now, they ain’t going to credit, far less be able to face what is coming.

    Metaphorically speaking, it’s time to strip down, clean, oil and prepare the ordnance.

  2. Henry Kaye
    August 29, 2016 at 10:54 am

    James, I don’t really know what today’s people look like! The few people I have contact with seem OK but the Media keeps me alarmed. I only know that I had a good education and was reared by good honest parents at a time when everyone else seemed the same. I don’t know what to believe!

  3. Lord T
    August 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I actually wonder how many of that generation are actually like that. When we speak about ‘generally’ we usually mean that most are, as you say. However, the only time I really see examples of this is when we look at videos about students or the unemployed, protesting about almost everything including all the SJW antics they get up to.

    How many of that age who are out at work and just getting on with their lives are like that and if know of any lets have a look at the videos.

  4. Hilary
    August 31, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I think we need some definitions. Here the media talks about boomers, gen X, gen Y and the millennials are those born around the millennium from 1995 to about now. I found your article confusing as I read as I gather your millennials are our Gen Ys.

    • August 31, 2016 at 8:30 am

      The generally accepted definition in America and other western nations outside the UK is that Gen Y [Millennials] were born from about 1978 to about 1996. That is, they were late teens or teens in the noughties.

      Boomers: 1946 to about 1962-4
      Gen X: 1962 to about 1978-80
      Gen Y: 1978 to about 1994-96 [children of the Millennium]
      Gen Z?: 1994 to about 2012-14
      Gen??: 2012 onwards

      Which means there is another generation altogether starting last year and the year before.

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