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The Next Generation Is Being Groomed For Destruction – Here’s Why They Are Vulnerable

August 3, 2023

By Brandon Smith

The past week the National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the US, issued guidance on the use of leftist activist symbols in public school classrooms. As part of their advice to teachers, they recommended violating district and state rules and hanging items such as pride flags and BLM flags. This is generally cited as a means to “start a conversation,” a way for teachers to circumvent school rules. They might not be able to spend each day spinning lessons on woke concepts, but if a child asks a question about the flags in the room, then they can provide “context.”

The NEA has been one of the primary driving forces behind the intrusion of woke ideology into the public school setting. Around 97% of their political fundraising goes towards Democrat candidates. They seem to be obsessed with the grooming of children into the leftist fold with lessons focused on Critical Race Theory, gender fluid propaganda and socialism. If you want to know where the sudden surge in social justice cultism came from in terms of America’s kids, leftist teachers and the NEA are to blame.

Keep in mind that the teachers unions are encouraging their members to break the law and lose their jobs, just to double down on political indoctrination. Contrary to popular belief, teachers do NOT have free speech rights while at work. Woke teachers might fantasize about being Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society fighting against the system, but the the truth is they ARE the system. There are numerous reasons why rules for teacher behavior are necessary.

Narcissistic teachers are parasites that view the classroom as a place where they are owed affirmation. They see the children in their class as a captive audience that they can feed off of to gain attention, admiration and justification. They look down on parents as inferiors and treat students as their own personal puppets for molding and controlling.

In their minds, the kids don’t belong to the parents, the kids belong to “society.” Progressive educators see themselves as the benevolent shepherds chosen by the collective to condition the minds of the next generation. Teaching academics is secondary – Manufacturing new leftist recruits is more important to them. This is the hill they have chosen to die on and they will not back away from it. They have made it clear that the targeting of children is their paramount concern.

To be sure, the woke cult is losing steam lately. Even the kids are starting to fight back against it, with the largest spike in conservatism among high school boys that the US has seen in a long time. They are getting fed up. But there is definitely good reasons why leftists are implementing psychological warfare against America’s youth. Lets examine what I feel are the top three…

Reason #1: Young People Are The Most Economically Vulnerable

The political left relies on exploitation of economic disparity in order to maintain power. The better the national financial situation is, the less leverage they have to keep the population in line. They rail against issues like “class inequality” all the time, but really, the greater the wealth gap the more power leftists often have.

Gen Z, for example, has been thoroughly sold since childhood on the idea that they were born into a time of historic economic despair that generations before them never had to deal with. Many of these kids are in their 20s and just exited college only to discover they have a useless degree in a field with low employment prospects, and on top of that they owe tens-of-thousands of dollars in student loans. They feel like they’ve been conned, and in a way they were.

They were fed a narrative which tells them that once you hit adulthood you’re entitled to a living wage and solid career prospects, and that a college degree is a golden ticket to prosperity. They think that they’re supposed to jump into home ownership quickly and that life simply adjusts to their needs. They think that this is how it was for Baby Boomers and Gen X, and that they’ve been handed the meager leftovers of a more prosperous era that previous generations squandered.

This is nonsense.

The fact is, young people from every generation are economically vulnerable simply because they have near-zero life experience and have had no time to accumulate savings and property. Most people in their 20s don’t jump right into a career and a home or even a livable wage. Every single generation had to deal with financial strife. Gen Z is not special.

But what about inflation? What about economic crisis? Yes, there are numerous fiscal threats prevailing over the past several years and stagflation is making life difficult for everyone, not just the young. These conditions are not unprecedented, though.

Baby Boomers and Gen X saw a decade long stagflationary crisis through the 70s and early 80s along with the Vietnam War. My own grandfather lost millions in his freight business due to exploding interest rates in the early 1980s. The Greatest Generation dealt with the Great Depression, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. Young people today need to get a grip on reality and understand that they don’t know what true struggle is, at least not yet.

At bottom, some of us are born into times of uncertainty. Previous generations sought to rise to the challenge. Gen Z (and Millennials) are the first generations to suggest that they’re owed recompense for their discomfort. This isn’t an attempt to diminish their problems, just put those problems in historic perspective. Leftists use predatory tactics to lure the young in with claims that their lives are unfair – but the fact is, life is unfair and always will be.

You don’t go into the working world with no skills and no experience and a worthless college degree expecting to become an immediate success. You live paycheck to paycheck, grow as a person and eventually find your niche. If you are smart, resourceful, responsible and are willing to put in the effort you will find a way. If not, well, then you don’t deserve prosperity.

Reason #2: Young Adults Are Driven By Sex And Impulse, Not Accomplishment

I should specify that young people in the western world are sexually oriented more than accomplishment oriented. In many other societies the young are pushed to strive for personal success BEFORE pursuing relationships, marriage or sex. In the west, sex is purely recreational and IS the driving force for teens, twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings. Specifically, sex without consequences.

I suspect this is why American innovation, work ethic and academic excellence have been on a perpetual down-slide. Technology has taken up some of the slack in terms of productivity, but the newest generations seem to be the most unimpressive in terms of ambition and excellence. There will be no Albert Einstein or Richard Feynman or Kurt Godel or Nikola Tesla or even a Steve Wosniak produced by Gen Z. They are too preoccupied with being victims and getting their rocks off…

The political left is eminently aware of this dynamic. They know that the minds of young people are easily distracted with thoughts of sexual revolution, generally because they think it means more easy access to sex without responsibility. Teens and young adults are more likely to support sexualized policies for this reason, and not surprisingly they’re more likely to support abortion. Leftists know that sex sells and making it easy for people to kill off unwanted pregnancies is one way to sell sex.

The interesting thing that is happening lately, though, is that the political left is growing more and more hostile to straight sex. Free love for everyone used to be the progressive mantra, but not anymore.

Masculinity is now admonished as predatory and women are encouraged to treat male advances as a threat. The left is systematically de-sexualizing straight people. At the same time, they are hyper-sexualizing LGBT people to the point that Pride Parades are applauded for grotesque displays in the streets in front of children. Young straight men are entering into a dating world which tells them that if they have no interest in “trans women” they are bigoted and evil.

The goal is to maneuver young people into the LGBT fold as the only place where sexual “freedom” is accepted. As long as you don’t want kids or can’t have kids, the leftist establishment is happy to promote a world without restraint. The woke talk often of freedom, but what they really mean is hedonism – The pursuit of pleasure at the expense of conscience and moral compass.

Reason #3: Young People Are Desperate To Find Meaning

For those that can remember back to their teens and twenties, it’s common to be obsessed with personal destiny almost as much as sex. In western society a lot of value is placed on celebrity as well as social legacy. Everyone has dreams of being well known, well liked, leading a movement that changes things for the better, making their mark. The truth is, statistically speaking, the vast majority of people will do very little to make a mark on the world in the way they imagine.

Probably one of the most terrifying realizations for the average person in their teens and 20s is the fact that they are not special. They are not born with a built in greatness and are not fated for messiah status. If they want to do something extraordinary as individuals they will have to work hard for it. In fact, most people that do great things are not necessarily smarter than the common citizen, they just put in the work that others refuse to do.

Then there are those that cut corners. The allure of instant purpose and instant attention has never been more powerful than it is today in the digital age. Rebels without a cause used to be isolated from each other and thus less inclined to do anything stupid. Now, these people are connected to each other within micro-seconds and can organize into mindless mobs at the drop of a hat.

Leftists make finding a purpose easy – You don’t have to accomplish anything. You don’t have to struggle or persevere. You don’t have to be creative or inventive. You don’t have to compete or climb to the top of the heap. All you have to do is destroy. All you have to do is stand on top of the structures that other people built and burn them to the ground. That’s it. It’s simple.

A political movement with no shame is a difficult movement to defeat, if only because right and wrong are no longer a factor in participation. When justification is based on subjective feelings, impulse and self aggrandizement rather than reason and conscience, there is no way to dissuade those activists from their goals. When destruction is the only ideal, diplomacy and debate are unthinkable. It’s like trying to negotiate with a time bomb, or a brain tumor.

Destruction is the easiest motivation for a movement. Creation and conservation are hard. Leftists know that the young are not inclined to ponder ten moves ahead on the chess board. They would rather throw the chess board to the ground and then strut around like they won the game.

The problem is, if meaning is only found in derailing and burning, and legacy is only found in vanity, then the arson must continue into infinity. What happens when there’s nothing left to destroy? There are only two possible outcomes: The leftists in their blind fervor go on to destroy each other, or, the establishment tricks the next generation into constructing their own gulag. The latter seems to be the end game for progressive elites and globalists – Use young useful idiots as a weapon to forcibly introduce massive social upheaval, then lock them up in a slave camp and call it Utopia.


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  • James August 3, 2023 at 6:17 am

    Insightful perspectives as always….I do wonder what got all the X’ers and Boomers on the leftist train though, as they are the ones driving it…has this indoctrination been going on for decades, or are we in the “weak men create hard times” part of the cycle? I think it’s the latter, in a nutshell.

    This article is a bit depressing however – while I agree the “leftist mob” is generally a cowardly and effeminate bunch, they are gargantuan, and as you have stated, have no morals or conscience.

    That is a particularly difficult enemy to defeat, without compromising our own morals/standards in the process. Or let them eat themselves, which they eventually will do.

    How much they burn down in the process matters though.

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      Brandon Smith August 3, 2023 at 6:25 am

      No, statistically it’s the Millennials that are driving the leftist campaign – they also make up a large portion of the teachers that are indoctrinating children. Boomers and Gen X are increasingly conservative.

      • James August 3, 2023 at 9:08 am

        Agreed that is what seems to be happening now, although by and large Boomers/X are still “in charge” as they occupy most positions of power and influence. That the latter are increasingly conservative is a fairly normal progression based on age/experience (the same could be said for being young and “liberal”).

        What I meant was how we got here in the first place…it was Gen X and Boomers that raised the Millenials, and ran all of the various institutions that formed their world view.

        So it starts there…but equally as important is why that happened in the first place, for which I suppose the answer(s) are found in your writings over the years!

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          Brandon Smith August 3, 2023 at 2:21 pm

          You could go back to the beginning of time with the generational blame game – I think what we really have to look at is the rise of globalist institutions and their influence over education in the past several decades. It’s hard for parents to compete with the system for their children’s time and minds when both parents work and they only see their kids a few hours a night.

          • Gauntlet33 August 3, 2023 at 3:03 pm

            …and much of those precious few hours of time is spent cooking, cleaning, bathing them, and getting them ready for bed.

          • JohnB August 4, 2023 at 12:22 pm

            “Ultimately, the course of history is determined by ideas, be they true or false, and by men acting upon and being inspired by true or false ideas. Only so long as false ideas rule is a catastrophe unavoidable. On the other hand, once correct ideas are adopted and prevail in public opinion — and ideas can, in principle, be changed almost instantaneously — a catastrophe will not have to occur at all.” ~HHH

          • Esther Cook August 6, 2023 at 8:42 am

            Yes, Brandon Smith, “It’s hard for parents to compete with the system for their children’s time and minds when both parents work and they only see their kids a few hours a night.” That is why the mid-20th century Cabal monsters promoted “feminism.”

  • Richard+Ruggiero August 3, 2023 at 9:05 am

    You’re describing the ideology of nihilism so well. The left is going all out to normalize pedophilia, probably the most diabolical act of nihilism. Where do they go from having sex with children? Which tradition or taboo is off limits in their rebellion against reality? I submit the left has reached the end of their ideology and this is why they need a nuclear war.

    The left is a death cult. People who love life and want to live in this world wouldn’t be doing or saying the things the left does and says.

  • Roundball Shaman August 3, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    “… the National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the US, issued guidance on the use of leftist activist symbols in public school classrooms… they recommended violating district and state rules and hanging items such as pride flags and BLM flags.”
    There are two famous quotations that speak right to the heart of this kind of atrocity:
    “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
    – Vladimir Lenin
    “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely…”
    – Cicero
    The NEA is just another Woke America-hating organization working 24/7 to boost its phony ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ score. As if this was a real thing. This is nothing but a huge wrecking ball out to level and destroy what remains of America and legacy values of ethics and spirituality.
    When is the Hammer and Sickle flag coming out over the blackboard? When are kids painting depictions of The Devil Himself going to be the next class assignment? Extra credit, anyone, who can think of new ways to destroy the United States?
    And remember everybody, ALWAYS vote in favor of School Bond Issues so these traitors and destroyers have more money and facilities to work with. Why, you just can’t ruin and pollute the youth of America fast enough these days. Not to mention more healthy pay and benefit raises for The Traitors Within.
    There is a deep sickness loose across America and the World. We have long been warned that such a time would come. And are we ready for it? Can anyone be bothered to put down their Digital Hand Pacifier to even understand and care?
    And the children. May God have mercy on the children who will never have a chance at a life worth living. And for those that created and maintain these conditions and Days of Madness? Mercy… not so much.
    “What happens when there’s nothing left to destroy?”
    For the NEA and all those like them, out come the hugs and champagne. Mission Accomplished.
    And a Warning to the World made long, long ago… fulfilled.

  • Gauntlet33 August 3, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Brandon, phenomenal article. Also, you just reminded me of a great point…teaching my kids that it’s not enough to just be smart…you have to then combine that “intelligence” with a hard work ethic to hopefully achieve your goals.

  • Serge August 3, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    “What happens when there’s nothing left to destroy? There are only two possible outcomes: The leftists in their blind fervor go on to destroy each other, or, the establishment tricks the next generation into constructing their own gulag. The latter seems to be the end game for progressive elites and globalists – Use young useful idiots as a weapon to forcibly introduce massive social upheaval, then lock them up in a slave camp and call it Utopia.”
    If your last hypothesis comes true, it will be a dystopia similar to or worse than those of Orwell and Huxley.

    “The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles, and mysteries. Under a scientific dictatorship, education will really work’ with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown.” – Aldous Huxley

    “As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends correspondingly to increase. And the dictator will do well to encourage that freedom…it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude which is their fate.” – Aldous Huxley

    • Davy Crockett August 5, 2023 at 6:53 am

      Appropriate quotes. Great will be their surprise and wailing when the Whore is burned.

  • David Homer August 4, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Brandon, you are able to write about things in an understandable way that most people find difficult. The important thing is not that the leftists burn cars and loot stores but that they want to destroy our culture or in other words our adherence to a natural law. The hedonism you speak of has been an enemy to good people throughout history. I joined the Libertarian Party some 40 years ago and then found out they supported abortion, recreational drug use, elimination of the police, free love, etc. No society could withstand such things for long. All these things and more have been taken up by those we call Leftists. This isn’t the first time on planet earth that this has been going on but when it has happened before it always ends with a lot of destruction.

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      Brandon Smith August 4, 2023 at 7:54 am

      I would say that there are different types of libertarians, including fake libertarians. The fake libertarians are usually anarchists posing as libertarians. They argue in favor of hedonism by denying the necessity of some law and order. The reality is, there are psychopaths in the world. There are also mentally unstable people in the world and they have to be controlled or separated from everyone else. Anarchists don’t want to admit this because it ruins their theories about government and law. There are also progressives that pose as libertarians. A real libertarian cannot argue in favor of abortion because that is a violation of the baby’s individual right to life. Drug use I don’t really care about but if you are doing it in the streets then you should be arrested. Free love, again, is not my business, but if they bring that garbage around kids then we’re going to have a problem. There’s a need for law enforcement obviously, we’ve seen what happens to leftists cities that tried to defund police. I’ll only add that community interaction with police and police recruitment needs to be more widespread. This is why sheriffs are the only constitutionally recognized law enforcement, they can be voted in and out. Municipal police can’t. Ultimately, there are some libertarian values that are necessary and conservatives would do well to adopt them, but certain libertarian ideas are pie-in-the-sky or just plain wrong.

      • Gauntlet33 August 4, 2023 at 9:25 am

        That’s why we love reading your articles Brandon…you have a good head on your shoulders.

      • David Homer August 4, 2023 at 10:31 am

        Thank you for replying to my comment. I do agree with you. There are fake people in every organization. The reason for my previous comment was to agree with you about hedonism. It is prevalent in the world today. The part about Libertarians I put in just because at a young age I first ran across it with the hippie movement and was surprised to find others espousing it as well.

  • Linda Andrews August 5, 2023 at 4:08 am

    Adore this post. I’m curious about the connection between social media manipulation and “liberal” girls from that study. I believe they have show that girls are more susceptible to programming for social media platforms and algorithms. I believe 1/4 teenage girls is suicidal. I think there is a big connection here that gets overlooked where girls are arbiters of feminism and liberalism without knowing due to the manipulation. My work theory. I remember when I was a teenage girl aspiring to be like Trischelle from The Real World. I wanted to be cool and was obsessed with consumption. This was in early 2000s. I can only imagine this has grown exponentially.

    Separately I can see why Vivek wants to eliminate the DOE. His ideas may seem radical yet when you peak under the hood, sensical. We may be due for exactly what he’s calling for a truth Revolution.

  • OffWhite August 5, 2023 at 5:41 am

    Authors like you are a dying breed. thanks

  • Davy Crockett August 5, 2023 at 6:45 am

    “A political movement with no shame…”
    Thank you Brandon. The whole article is spot on and this paragraph is a perfect summary.
    The article reminds me of Pike’s letter to Mazzini:

  • KaD August 5, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Of course this is an easy problem to solve. Fire ONE teacher who hangs this shit and the rest will fall in line. But there’s no will to stop the commie engine of destruction.

  • Greg B. August 13, 2023 at 1:28 am

    You certainly are correct about every form of sexual deviancy, homosexuality and transgenderism in particular, being hyper-fetishized. Something I’ve noticed in even children’s shows that have any kind of romantic subplot the gay couples practically ooze passion and romance while even married straight couples seem to have a barely above platonic relationship with each other. In fact shipping tends to be the major focus of the show even though the show isn’t a romance or has little to no relevance to the plot.

    This disturbing obsession with sexually deviant lifestyles has been especially rampant in the art community for years. One trend in particular being the fetishization of effeminate boys, hermaphrodites and lesbian pairings. These are especially prominent in fan art and fanfiction.

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