Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Is The Pussification Of America’s Youth Scientifically Engineered?

October 1, 2020

This article was written by Brandon Smith

There’s been a lot of debate lately on what generation of Americans is the most to blame for the current failures of the US as a society. Baby Boomers blame millennials for being weak, lazy and entitled; millennials blame boomers for ruining the system before they were ever born while enjoying the fruits of a more prosperous economy. The real answer is that it’s partially the fault of BOTH generations, but not for the reasons often argued.

The boomer vs. snowflake conflict is a controlled narrative that deliberately avoids the greater issues at hand. Yes, the newest generations of Americans have been utterly pussified, but I believe this is part of a larger agenda, and baby boomer parents unwittingly and stupidly played a supporting role.

In 4th Generation warfare the concept is to destroy a nation or civilization without using direct military confrontation, at least, not right away. Instead, the goal is to destabilize the target society from within and let the citizenry self destruct. Then, once the population is in sufficient chaos, you move in with your military forces and take over, meeting minimal resistance along the way.

The strategy can also be used to undermine and control a population by it’s own government or by elites within that government as a means to stop potential rebellion against the establishment power structure. In other words, use controlled chaos to create panic and weakness, and then snatch up more power while the citizenry is distracted and disorganized.

In order to create chaos and panic in a population, that population must be completely unprepared to deal with crisis events. They must be mentally soft and lack resolve, otherwise they might become self reliant and defiant rather than fearful and easy to control.

I was recently studying psychological conditioning methods used to prepare people for combat and crisis scenarios. The phrase “stress inoculation” comes up often. In certain branches and units of the US military there is an increased emphasis on stress inoculation (beyond basic training) as a means to strengthen soldiers and their fortitude so that when they do eventually find themselves in a combat situation where they might die, they don’t panic and allow adrenaline to take over their motor and thought processes.

Department of Defense think-tanks like DARPA have published extensive white papers on the subject, and stress inoculation is also used to some extent to treat people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The ability to perform calmly under stress is the key to combat readiness. The most effective warriors, and the most successful people in life, usually have the ability to manage stress and perform at a high level while other people flounder in terror.

Historically, many civilizations have been very careful in how they choose and train warriors for defense. Native American tribes, for example, would carefully vet their warriors and make sure they chose men that would NOT run away at the first sign of trouble; rather, they picked men they knew would confront trouble directly. A small force of psychologically prepared men was considered far superior to a vast army of potential bed wetters and hysterics.

Mentally vetting people for stress management skills has been a common human practice for thousands of years.

Some people are simply born with a greater capacity for it, but many others can be trained for stress inoculation using basic methods. The key is for people to start learning stress management when they are children. This requires them to go through experiences which cause short term acute stress, rather than long term chronic stress.

Short term acute stress strengthens mental response time and increases confidence and psychological stability by acclimating a person to surprise and shock. Long term chronic stress does the opposite, never allowing the person to acclimate and causing them to revert to a constant state of fear.

Acute stress events include physical exercise, competitive play, being placed in unfamiliar surroundings and being forced to adapt, regularly undertaking new and useful skill sets, sticking with a skill set until it is mastered, and even interactions with larger groups of unfamiliar people, such as public speaking.

One could also apply the ancient philosophical concept of Zen to stress inoculation, particularly the practice of mastering a skill so completely that a person becomes “one” with that talent, and thus “one” with themselves and their place in the world. If you have ever met a person that is a true master of a useful skill, you know that they tend to be extremely calm and confident people that do not panic easily regardless of the situation.

While researching stress inoculation methods, it struck me – What if a society was to do the exact OPPOSITE of this? What if an entire generation of children were deliberately sheltered from all forms of short term acute stress? What if they were encouraged to never work hard at anything? What if they were not given any incentive to accomplish any goals? What if competition was discouraged and children were taught to despise it as “barbaric” and “debilitating”? What if accomplishment was dismissed and the idea of “winning” was eliminated in the name of “fairness and equality”?

What if a generation of kids were so thin skinned and untrained in stress management that they panic and run to the nearest authority figure for help at the first sign of trouble? What if they were so spoiled that they had never learned to take care of themselves? What if all of their life experiences were in the form of a safe, insulated digital fantasy world where there is no real risk?

Now imagine you then take this highly coddled and sheltered generation and you suddenly expose them to a massive crisis event; such as an economic crash, or even the threat of a global pandemic? How would this group of children, now moving into adulthood without any practical skills or emotional toughness, respond to the situation?

All of their actions would be reactionary and rooted in panic and terror. Because they have never trained to deal with acute stress events they are now a walking time bomb of fear. They might respond by running and hiding, or they might respond by lashing out violently, but in either case they will have no self-control and will be ruled by emotion and adrenaline rather than logic and reason.

Wouldn’t this be the most effective way to destroy or dominate a nation over the span of a couple decades?

In America today there is the more obvious trend of social justice warriors among younger generations and their complete inability to function in normal adult society without constant protection. What is the purpose of concepts like “safe spaces”, trigger warnings, forced diversity, intersectionality, critical race theory, micro-aggressions, implicit bias, etc., other than to artificially swaddle people so they never have to deal with negative experiences?

The only reason for the existence of so-called “victim groups” is for people who have no stress management skills to continue to avoid any and all acute stress events for the rest of their lives by making it socially or legally unacceptable to criticize them, discriminate against them as individuals, or place practical demands on them. They become a protected class with special privileges.

They deny the need to compete based on merit in the working world because they claim competition is “racist” and creates inequality. Anything that causes them stress is immediately deemed an “aggression” against them personally, and all stressors are treated as equally offensive; meaning, an insult or criticism becomes the same as a physical attack, and they react with the same level of emotional panic to both.

I believe this is a major contributor in the rush by some young people to join the “trans movement”, as it represents an easy outlet to gain victim group status and thus attain protection from stress.

Did this movement of perpetual childhood develop out of this air? The evidence says no. The social justice movement with all its Marxist underpinnings was funded and managed directly by elitist organizations like the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation, it becomes clear that the pussification of America’s youth is not a natural progression but an engineered program.

This is openly admitted in Alison R. Bernstein’s book ‘Funding The Future: Philanthropy’s Influence On Americas Higher Education’. Bernstein is the vice president of Education at the Ford Foundation and the former Associate Dean of Faculty at Princeton.

It’s not just the SJW lunatics that are the problem, though. A vast number of young people are finding themselves completely unprepared for adult life and they blame boomers indirectly for their failings. Contrary to popular belief, boomers had nothing whatsoever to do with the decline of the US economy; if you want to find the culprits behind your financial pain, I suggest learning about the history of the Federal Reserve and how that institution has systematically destroyed our currency’s buying power and our economy over time.

Where boomers are culpable is in their terrible parenting model. They raised a generation of weaklings and rarely questioned the establishment and media propaganda that told them that helicopter parenting and the “self esteem model” was the best way to raise their children. While perhaps done out of love, boomers spoiled their own kids so completely and shielded them from all acute stress that as young adults they now have no capacity to succeed in a world where survival instincts might be required.

Consider the most common complaint among next-gen adults – That boomers all enjoy home ownership while they will never be able to afford the privilege because boomers ruined the economy. This, they claim, is the reason why boomers should not be allowed to criticize the inactivity and laziness of millennials. Yet, the majority of boomers had to leave home and become adults at age 18 (some of them even sooner), while a large number of millennials live with mom and dad well into their 30s, feeding off of them like parasites rather than working and saving. Gen Z appears ready to do the same. Boomers started their adult lives sooner, and thus they accumulated assets and wealth faster.

Of course, boomers share the blame. Helicopter parents have helped to ruin American culture, even though numerous psychological studies indicate that sheltering children from short term stress destroys their ability to cope as adults.

At bottom, though, boomers were encouraged at every moment to continue this style of parenting by the media and elitist foundations. The Ford Foundation in particular was a primary force behind the modern parenting and public education methodology of stress avoidance. The foundation was key in the development of such programs as Head Start and has spent hundreds of millions on the training of public school teachers in social justice methodologies.

Ford was also the primary engine behind the creation of the National Education Television Center, which later became PBS, and funded such prominent children’s shows as Sesame Street and Mister Rogers. This is not to say the people that produced these shows had any nefarious agenda in mind, only that both shows often promoted stress avoidance rather than stress confrontation and management. To this day, stress inoculation training is becoming more and more rare among America’s youth, and it is quickly being erased in public schools.

If history is any indicator, the weakest generations when faced with overwhelming crisis will demand protection, as they always have, whether it be physical protection or financial protection. And inevitably they will turn to government collectivism or the money elites for a feeling of safety in exchange for their liberties. They don’t value their freedoms because they have never enjoyed the feeling of independence anyway. The trade for comfort becomes easy for them.

Not all younger Americans suffer from this affliction. Many are strong willed, but those that are usually admit freely that they feel isolated among the majority of their peers. I find it hard to believe it’s mere coincidence that perhaps the weakest generation of Americans ever is now facing the worst series of crisis events in our history. The whole thing seems planned…

Stress inoculation is a lot like strengthening your own immune system – Sometimes you have to work through sickness when you are young in order to improve your immunity to sickness later in life. By the same token, you have to experience stress events when you are young so that you can better deal with crisis events later in life. Otherwise, you grow up as malleable as jello and just as easy to devour.

The good news is, even as adults stress inoculation can be learned. As our world grows more and more unstable and uncertain, being able to manage our own fears is becoming paramount to our continued liberty and livelihood.

If you would like to support the work that Alt-Market does while also receiving content on advanced tactics for defeating the globalist agenda, subscribe to our exclusive newsletter The Wild Bunch Dispatch.  Learn more about it HERE.

After 8 long years of ultra-loose monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, it’s no secret that inflation is primed to soar. If your IRA or 401(k) is exposed to this threat, it’s critical to act now! That’s why thousands of Americans are moving their retirement into a Gold IRA. Learn how you can too with a free info kit on gold from Birch Gold Group. It reveals the little-known IRS Tax Law to move your IRA or 401(k) into gold. Click here to get your free Info Kit on Gold.

You can contact Brandon Smith at:

Or, follow me at Parler by searching:  @Altmarket

Avatar photo
Brandon Smith

All posts
  • Avatar photo
    Brandon Smith October 1, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Please be sure to try out the comments section. I am still tweaking the new website. Let me know if you see any problems.

    • Ripper six October 3, 2020 at 8:24 pm

      New site looks great and as always you are spot on in this article.Thanks for doing what you do.

    • Hawg Laig October 4, 2020 at 3:08 am

      I find you to be the most truthful voice in the ether. Hawg Laig out

    • Zak Ima October 12, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      The only problem I see is the author indexing. That’s it. Thanks for the outstanding work, man.

  • Lawfish October 1, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Very well said, Brandon. My kids grew up competing at track and field, swimming, baseball and softball. There were no participation trophies. If you lost, you lost and you learned how to deal with it. If you won, it was because you worked hard.

    My daughter is dating a guy who is 23, graduated from Georgia Tech on a full-ride academic scholarship and who just bought his own house and car using his own money. The guy is smart and worked his ass off and came from a very un-privileged upbringing. Complete anti-puss. So there are some young folk out there who don’t whine and complain, but just suck it up and do what they have to do. Unfortunately, their peers are generally exactly what you described.

  • Brandon Danvers October 1, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Based. Absolutely correct.

  • wwes October 1, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    I teach high school vocational classes, and your article is spot on. I frequently get called in to conferences with administrators because little Johnny’s mom called and complained because Johnny got a bad grade because he can’t weld very well. Or because he gets zeros because he won’t do anything except stare at his phone. Or because he gets zeros for refusing to wear his safety glasses and isn’t allowed to work in the shop. And of course, no matter what happened, little Johnny is NEVER at fault.

    I also coach a rifle shooting team through my school’s FFA, and it is even a problem there- a team has 5 shooters and one alternate, so when we have 7+ kids, at least one gets cut by default. The last time I cut a kid (who refused to practice, couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, and had the worst scores of anyone by a wide margin) I was called in to a meeting with the principal and told that I had to leave the boy on the team, even if he didn’t get to shoot. Same thing happened when I told one he didn’t make the team because he had a poor attitude and displayed terrible conduct (after he repeatedly cussed out his coaches) Mom called and complained, I got called to the office, was reprimanded and told I wasn’t allowed to cut him. I quit coaching the team after those events, it wasn’t worth the hassle for something that was a volunteer activity and took massive amounts of time, only to get in trouble every time a parent didn’t like the way something went.

    • Stephen October 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      It sounds like the parents are enabling the children’s victim mindset. I see this a lot as a middle school teacher. Excellent points Brandon. A lot of things to keep in mind as I raise my two little girls.

      • laura mcdonough October 2, 2020 at 1:38 am

        Parents today allow their kids to rule the house, never being taught work ethics or discipline. Millenials and younger generations had no boundries growing up, and got everything they wanted because loser parents were afraid to say no. I heard the word “no” many times as others did in that time. Anyone that lived at home in their 20’s and 30’s in my generation were either considered retards, dying of a disease, or bums, I never knew anyone who still lived at home at that age anyway, they left home, went to work with union pay many under training programs leading to good pay in heavy industry, etc, There is zero hope for kids today overall (few exceptions” the smart ones who excell and went to private school) Why the H would anyone want to start a family anyway knowing this country has derailed and no president can stop the train derailment. Voting is a sham, Tump is deep state and Kushner is his handler.

      • Trey October 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm

        Most likely it’s SINGLE moms (without husbands to temper their emotional responses) who are doing this. Men typically are able to raise boys into men. Single moms cannot and are responsible for most of the soy boy wimps out there. Another brave and beautiful accomplishment of Feminism.

        • gr October 12, 2020 at 11:20 pm

          Sometimes, but sometimes it’s a pair that are culprits.

          My wife also works at a school. There are many parents – couples – who expect the teachers to do all the work to magically turn their kids into productive people. These parents don’t set rules, don’t get after their kids to do their homework, etc. And some of these kids are defiant, they know their parents will let them spend their lives on the couch playing video games for the rest of their lives so why do what the teacher says?

          And bear in mind, some of these parents are very successful people in their own professional lives and live in affluent areas. Whatever they did for themselves they didn’t bother to pass on.

          Weep for the future.

  • Canadian October 1, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    I think the “pussification” is part of the natural cycle of empires, as described by Glubb. He talks about how in ancient times young men would strive to look clean and feminine at the height of an empire’s wealth and power. Decline followed soon after.

    However, it’s clear as day that the educational system and the philanthropy industry is accelerating the process instead of trying to correct it.

    • Osu Sana October 1, 2020 at 6:25 pm

      Fluoride is a gender bender.
      Plastics is a gender bender.
      Soy is a gender bender.
      Throw in the normalization of all forms of deviance.
      Radiation from so-called phones.
      The effeminization of males is ultimately about population control. Used to be they could take the surplus males and kill them off in wars. All cultures did this. The American Indians were so busy warring each other they couldn’t unite to fight off the Europeans. The chiefs knew that if they didn’t keep the numbers of braves in check, they couldn’t have multiple wives and their stint as chief would forever be at risk. Thus endless war. Can’t do that anymore. Hard to start a war. So now we kill off the braves in a different manner. It is a slow death. But hey they choose to eat that soy. They choose to put the “phone” in their pocket next to their genitals. They choose to drink from plastic bottles.

      • Stolas October 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

        Oh, and don’t forget SSRI’s: Antidepressant use in the past month increased overall, from 7.7% in 1999–2002 to 12.7% in 2011–2014 (as found in )

        Also, “Chronic adversity dampens dopamine production:
        Exposure to chronic adversity in childhood and adulthood can lead to a dampened physiological response to acute stress and exaggerated threat perception. ” (see for complete article )

      • laura mcdonough October 2, 2020 at 2:42 pm

        I use plastic food containers and drink some soy milk w/ protein powder (whey), I am 20 plus yrs past monopause and all this estrogen in soy and plastics has kept me from growing a beard I assume. boys and men need to avoid soy products.

        • messianicdruid October 7, 2020 at 11:08 pm

          I ate some toasted soy beans for a late lunch at work, nothing else to eat or drink. By the time I got home my hands were swelling. By the time I got to the emergency room my rong finger was turning blue. They cut off my wedding ring and said I was lucky it didn’t effect my breathing. No more soy for me.

    • mungo October 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Spot on Mr. Canadian, Glubb’s “The fate of Empires” is very insightful, and Malcolm X quote that “”Only a fool would allow his children to be taught by his enemies” gives a clear warning of just how insidious all of this really is, with even within Hollywood comedies, such as The old movie- “It’s a mad,mad, world”(1963) that humorously reveals this pussification even back then, especially the scene of the British ex-pat making the observation of the “emasculation of American men” and their fixation on “bosoms”.

    • BurnWhiteFlag October 2, 2020 at 5:45 am

      Hard times create strong men.
      Strong men create good times.
      Good times create weak men.
      Weak men create hard times.

    • Jimmy Smith October 2, 2020 at 10:43 am

      Exactly…End of Empire, for sure.

    • Asterik October 2, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      When societies become high trust, and the lowest class was that of the last generations upper middle class history shows men become effeminate. They have no reason in a rule of law society to fear anything. There would be so many laws of protection for protected groups and wealth that fighting, physical fighting would be rare and frowned upon. This promotes a weak man. This is why the last 15 years you have heard rumblings of removing football. Its too rough. Anything rough is no longer en vogue. Pussification abounds today.

    • laura mcdonough October 5, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Agree Canadian, also Trey: there has always thru time been problems w/ parents and their kids slacking, rebelling etc. even in Bible times. I t is far worse today since there are no boundries growing up, like older generation had (most moms stayed home June Cleaver style).

  • Roy Meserve October 1, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you for all that you do… Never have disagreed with your
    analysts of present circumstances or history.
    Glad you have moved to your own site.
    Will follow!


  • Neville Garner October 1, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    The use of food additives containing estrogen ,will have an effect on young males,and females alike. Steroids in beef have already added 12inches to average height, compared to 150 years ago.

    • laura mcdonough October 2, 2020 at 1:41 am

      Many plastic food containers have estrogen, can cause cancer in some females. Brandon: Great website, larger print and easier to read comments. Way better than the old one.

  • Old Timer October 1, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    I am certain this will ruffle some feathers but I remember the day in our community when we NEVER saw a man wearing shorts, especially to work in. If you would have told me even twenty years ago, that grown men would be wearing shorts, shaving their legs and wearing cute little ankle socks I would not have believed it. And yet that is where we are, young and old alike; a bunch of sweet smelling little flowers that wouldn’t take a stand against an angry three yr old. I scolded one last year on Wolfstreet for falsely accusing a boomer and Wolf deleted my comment after the little pansy got offended. I never went back to his site after that; pandering to pansies is a no go for me and Richter is a wuss for doing so.

    • laura mcdonough October 5, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Back in the ’70’s (we lived near the gulf beaches then) grown men wore walking shorts (not gym shorts) even older men, some parts of the country, probably not everywhere. Weekends esp.

  • B-Rich October 1, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Good article Brandon. Looking forward to hearing your presentation at the GenSix conference coming up!

  • J. Wadsworth October 1, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Once again…another brilliant, spot-on analysis Brandon. If talent was commensurate with financial remuneration, you would be very well paid for your excellent work. In lieu of that, those of us who appreciate your thoughtfulness and skill in presenting it in writing, know that you absolutely tower above the obscenely wealthy prostitutes and hacks who pose as thoughtful, intelligent writers and political or social commentators. You, Brandon Smith, are the real deal.

    • laura mcdonough October 5, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      You would also like more editorial style articles.

  • Kel316 October 1, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Absolutely great Article. For all reading this post do keep in mind that for all that I’ve see I do believe that the Elites have miscalculated on one this … This planet is presently headed toward major geological and climatological upheavals (Nice term … stolen from Dr. Casey). A check into crop losses due to COLD will paint a very urgent picture. Australia is presently reporting it will have no rice by December of this year. There will be other areas to follow. I can’t imagine how this generation will react when faced with the fact one of their cherished beliefs of Climate Change psuedonym for Warming is an abject lie know by the Pentagon since the 40’s combined with a most immediate of emergency of lack of food! At this point all I can think to do is pull a chair and get the popcorn. God Bless you all, prepare as best you can, take care … of each other preferably!

  • Blather October 1, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    We have managed to create the FATHERLESS MORON. Look at all the as sholes today. If you read about them they HAD NO FATHER!

    People like Shia LePoof, obammie, Bull Clinton, etc. NO FATHER in the house.

    • Jimmy Smith October 2, 2020 at 10:47 am

      Spot on.

  • Ivan Conrad October 1, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    IJC Boomer,
    I totally agree with your analysis. The helicopter parents are doing a grave disservice to their kids. Drive by any school and they all have help wanted signs for bus drivers because they can`t find people who can put up with the antics of these pampered kids.

  • Whatif? October 2, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Great article Brandon, right on point as usual. Long time reader, first time commenter. Latest news is Trump is in quarantine. How convenient would a staged Trump death from Covid play into our staged economic collapse. Hmm……

  • moonmac October 2, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Boomers used their homes like FREE ATM MACHINES! They only care about their home and 401K values increasing, not giving a crap how it happens. They’d support robbing little old ladies as long as a portion of the stolen loot was put into their investment accounts. Of course their kids would turn into spoiled little monsters!

    • Avatar photo
      Brandon Smith October 2, 2020 at 11:16 am

      True, but the only reason Boomers were able to do that was because the Federal Reserve created the incentive for them to do so by artificially lowering interest rates while major banks lowered lending standards. It’s the same problem that was created by the government when they forced lower lending standards of low income families and millennials that could not afford to pay back debt. By extension, millennials were also tempted by easy student loan approval, which is why the average millennial can’t afford a home – They are still paying off $20,000 to $50,000 in college debt.

      The establishment created the environment by which people would be tempted to take on massive debt. Trying to blame Boomers for the economic situation is silly; the vast majority of people including younger people fell for the trap.

  • Chevrus October 2, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    The new site is quite nice, works well. This ariticle is excellent in that it examines the phenomenon across the years and comes to what I think are spot on conclusions. I have personal experience with the effects of these indoctrination due to having worked in childrens mental health and education. During this stretch of time I took a 12 year break and worked in various other fields. The changes that occurred in just over a decade were astounding! I can confirm Brandon’s hypothesis that the sheltering and lack of “innoculation” does in fact lead to a a large deficit in resillience. I work with special needs students, but across the board almost all educators report that students are unable to deal with challenges and adversity. When confronted with a mere speedbump, they go belly up. This is spurned further by the injection of the “try too hard” meme mentioned in previous articles. It is worth noting the effect of consumer electronics on the general populace. In school, the word ‘technology’ is used to denote consumer electronics rather than say, a pulley, wheel, or combustion engine. I think this is intentional because it changes the semantic meaning of the word from the realm of all mechanical technology to the little “black boxes” that tell us stuff. Furthermore, the relationship between students and their phones is addictive. They behave much drug addicts and howl in misery when denied access to their fix. I have always said: ‘Learned helplessness is terrible thing to waste’ and yes I am a bit sardonic.
    You are familiar with ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’. There is also another concept called ‘SoftKill’, which entails weakening and sickening a population to make them easier to manipulate. Brandon covers this above. Through poison food, engineered stress, isolation, constant chaos, etc. this program has worked for the most part. The youth of today in the USA are being programmed to be helpless. Of course there are those that have escaped this, and hopefully they can create a model that offers an alternative.

  • Nick October 2, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Great article and analysis Brandon and good job on the new site!

    One important aspect of the phenomenon you correctly described as “pussyfication” is the dearth of employable talent it’s created for many industries. Currently companies that need skilled workers in a variety of trades are lacking their most important resource: a competent pool of employees to build businesses with.

  • Just sayin October 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Very good article and improved site! I have had the displeasure of dealing with these cry babies first hand. Thanks again Brandon.

  • August October 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Enjoyed your article! It makes a lot of sense but there’s one point I disagree with. The helicopter parents are not primarily Boomers, they’re GenX. Boomers were primarily parents of GenX although those that had their children later might have Y’s. And older parents tend to be more protective.

    • Avatar photo
      Brandon Smith October 2, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      That is incorrect. Helicopter parenting started in the early 1980’s, and MANY boomers were parents at that time, not grandparents. Boomers were the first generation to widely adopt the concept of helicopter parenting. Period.

    • Chevrus October 2, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Try telling the to todays highschoolers who call anyone 10 years older than themselves ‘boomers’

  • bluebird October 2, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    The Alt-Market has always been one of my favorite sites. Thanks for the new site and that comments have returned.

    I’m an older Boomer in early 70s. My kids, born in mid-70s, were taught basic life skills: cooking simple food, cleaning, house rules, and saving for something they felt they had to have by getting part-time job. I would not call us helicopter parents. As Brandon said, that started in the 80s.

    Don’t get me started on Generation-Z (Zoomers), the kids that have technology their entire lives. Whatever happened to hobbies and personal interests?

    We’ve had 3 houses (1971, 1976, and 1987) all with mortgage rate of 7.5 % I have to laugh that people nowadays think a mortgage rate of 4% is high, lol. Our current house was paid off in 2002.

    With my aging eyes, I find it difficult to read the grey letters, and prefer something darker. Also I miss the numbering of each article. Numbering makes it easy to determine if I have missed an article.

  • Gauntlet33 October 2, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Hey Brandon, great site, and as always, great insight in your articles! And I’m glad you migrated to this new site since I tried posting 2-3 times before on your old site, but my comments wouldn’t go through.

    Also, I would suggest black instead of a gray print in your articles.

    Last, I want to toughen up my young girls to the realities they’ll be facing, but they’re 6 months to 6 years old, so hopefully someday I can tell them all about how the silly globalists wanted to take over the world and how they thought they had the battle won before it was even fought, but they made some severe bad assumptions.

  • RoHa October 3, 2020 at 6:29 am

    O.K. So the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation cunningly created a scheme to destroy the moral fibre of the USA.


    • Avatar photo
      Brandon Smith October 3, 2020 at 9:18 am

      Yes, they did; as well as weakened the mental fortitude of multiple generations of Americans and made them unable to psychologically handle acute stress events. They have openly admitted to the fact that the social justice agenda was THEIR CREATION, as was evidenced IN THE ARTICLE. The reason why they would do this was also explained in the article. Perhaps you should read it again, and this time, maybe try paying attention…

  • Angel October 3, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    My husband and his men stood around talking about how mean and cutthroat young men are coming into the company. I went to a youth ballgame and was shocked at how nasty the youth were. One young pitcher dropped the ball and then blamed my grandson and stood there screaming at him. My grandson is a nice boy and we taught him manners. Not so other kids. The kids parents – one a TEACHER – sat there and allowed their little brat to LIE and be NASTY. I thought if his parents aren’t going to take him to task then I am. I delivered a rebuke to that boy that he’s unlikely to forget. The entire ballfield grew silent while my family shushed me. But something unique happened. The boy turned and apologized.

    These kids are a result of so many episodes of The Simpsons and other immoral shows.

    Yes, it is planned.

  • Cuz Mike October 3, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    A mommy whines, ” I don’t know why little Johnny won’t clean up his room. I’ve been after him for almost 30 yrs.”

  • Paola October 3, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    New site looks good!
    Pussification of our society – that’s exactly what’s happening. You can see it everywhere including management positions of big companies.

  • Ken Holmes October 4, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” Friedrich Nietzsche

  • JonJon October 7, 2020 at 3:19 am

    Here’s an interesting article that is right up there with the info you’ve been saying about watching the gold market.

    Keep up the good work.


  • Join The Wild Bunch!

    If you would like to support the work that Alt-Market does while also receiving content on advanced tactics for defeating the globalist agenda, subscribe to our exclusive newsletter The Wild Bunch Dispatch.