Changing words and ways to a “reinterpreted” view, especially when done to fit an agenda, has certainly made its mark in this world by this new generation of “thinkers”. But how did they become so emboldened to change words to mean what they decide they should mean? A silent generation, that’s how.
It’s been proven throughout history that mass amounts of people will believe something, even something untrue, if they are told it enough times with loud enough voices. The 1980’s ushered in the “I’m okay, you’re okay” worldview in the western world, which was birthed out of that silent generation’s children. But nothing lasts long these days. About 15 years or so ago, that all turned into “I’m okay because I’m going to do what I want and believe what I want. What you believe is irrelevant and unconcerning”. Worse yet is what that mentality has turned into this past 5 years or so… the generation of “If I am okay that’s all that matters, and you HAVE to believe what I believe for me to be ok”.
Now, I never speak in gross generalizations, and I loathe labeling for the sake of lumping people groups together. So, I know not every person in each of these generations fell into those agendas. However, a movement of sorts came out of each that has shaken the modern world’s particulars to the core. At least, to a great degree of certainty and observation, we can say this all to be true about the United States, which has led the world in freedoms… some run amok.
As far removed as this newest generation would love to believe they have taken themselves from the few generations that paved a way many now regret … the truth is obvious and painful … they are in complete chaos. They took the adamant desire to “not be silent” and ran so far in the other direction that they feel a misguided obligation to essentially shove their very agendas down the throats of everyone else.
From a whole generation 75 years ago that cherished and expected silence came this generation of chaos to never be silent again.
And that silent generation has birthed this chaos.
To the world and in the world they were silent…
I was asked recently to contribute to a site that I have enjoyed reading for at least 5 years, and I was so honored. And I’d be honored if you would like to read the rest of my article. You can find it here on this Christian Theology and Apologetics site. What can we do to fix the chaos?