I am Generation X and fortunately so; born in 1969. I did the pogo and the kick to the punk records played at the local Boys Club music night on Saturdays and Fridays the Community Centre played Disco, Pop and Ska…it was 1979. So, I have Punk in my pocket, Ska and then lived through the New Romantic movement, Indie. Rap existed but stole from the past and Acid House which was minimal and designed to be danced to drug fuelled rather than listened to. In the late 80’s Stock Aitken and Waterman came onto the music scene and churned out prosaic pop music designed for chart success….Risk Astley and Kylie Minogue. Pop music died and has never recovered. The end of Music.
In the 90’s “Britpop” emerged and was the first to re-hash the recent past and did a decent job of keeping Indie alive but that was its end. Everything that has emerged since is a weak and a trivial rehash of the past.
Generation X was replaced by Generation Y also known as “Millennial’s”. Generation Y are the Post-Modern generation and believe in nothing because they never had anything apart from a past that was not theirs. During their lifetime, the Noughties, the fashion of the 80’s was revived and they wore and wear clothes that I did in my childhood and youth. They created nothing culturally new. They earned degrees that were expensive and worthless because Post-Modernism makes everything worthless by dissecting and dissecting and dissecting.
The Noughties began by celebration Post-Modernism, anything goes and licentiousness. London was a blast. Hoxton and Shoreditch the centre of global Post-Modernism. Tracey Emin’s “Unmade Bed” and Damien Hirst’s shark’s in a tank were extreme versions of a 100 years old idea; Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”. The end of Art.
Post-Modernism infected everything and devalued it to nothing, pure Nihilism.
The internet became accessible during the mid 90’s. I did a Master’s degree in Information Studies in 1995 and the lecturers argued that the Internet could never work because information would be too difficult to find; they did not anticipate Yahoo’s mass employment of indexers or Google algorithms that transformed it.
During the 2000’s the internet became a part of our lives through sites like MySpace and then Facebook. The individual became pieces of information, zeroes and ones, and they too become nothing. The Apple logo with a byte taken out of it. The end of Humanity.
So, what comes after Generation Z? They will not call themselves “Generation A” but they will have choice: Generation Zero or One. If the generation after Generation Z choose 0 then humanity is over but they can choose 1, the first. The first of what?
Well, what started this destruction off? The Enlightenment, Reason and Logic, and the death of God. How do they reclaim their generation? By having Faith in God that is One and all and everything. You cannot dissect God. The end of Nihilism.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
mind. This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself.
To love thy neighbour as thyself…what a world that would be and for only following two commandments.
Love the Lord thy God.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Peace & Love