Sometimes it seems to me that all the young and/or rebellious types out there are seeking to oppose the established order, but when I do feel their desire for rebellion is a little misguided. The main reason I feel this way is because the old conservative established order has increasingly lost its place in the world, and it is no longer the dominant cultural force we think it is. This old order is meeting resistance more and more, and I feel it is currently weak, limp, and soon to die. This is the reason I don’t care much for the old order, because we are now in the business of kicking down an old dog, and that’s not very satisfying to think about. This is especially true once we consider there is a new zeitgeist asserting dominance in this day and age, one I would consider more worthy of rebelling against.
Some of you may know about the modern cultural zeitgeist. A zeitgeist that consists of materialistic atheism and popular left-wing belief, and has not abandoned the tropes the 1960’s counterculture it grew from or the old established way of thinking it was trying to fight. In this new zeitgeist freedom is something people may talk about, but they don’t believe in a lot of freedom being possible outside this new mode of thinking and the dogmas that come with it, and if you don’t follow this line of thinking then you must be a either a right-wing capitalist religious idiot or Donald Trump. Not all ideals find within this line of thinking are bad, but both lines of thinking seem to emphasize the creation of a moral order that the whole world must advance towards and all individuals ought to follow, and you can see that way textbook liberals and textbook materialists advance their beliefs.
The way I see it, this is almost destined to happen because of the way humans always seem to repeat the patterns they created before. If you seek individuality and rebellion, find yourself without the interference of the patterns of the masses.