After reading the link and the information that was presented there, I've come to the conclusion that it was actually the Baby Boomers who began the decline of morality in this country. Putting aside, the way they got their name, It was the Baby Boomers who traded in family values for two-parent incomes, began heavily using credit cards as a means of financing their lifestyle, and coined the term retirement to mean easy living in paradise and on golf coarses. They were also the generation who have really pushed feminism on this country, along with making divorce publicly acceptable, and other alternative lifestyles (as we call it today). They were able to do it so much because they inherited the benefits of their previous generation (who were the last generation to be considered hard-working and traditional), while hoping to turn the country toward Communism, Subjectivity, and various ties to French Philosophy, leaving very little to nothing to be inherited by Generation X.
However, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be the fact that because Generation X had such a hard time growing up, and continue to have a hard time, they have taken greater steps to raise younger siblings and children who would not further the mistakes that we in our previous generation made in life. Thus, the Millennials and Generation Z will have many more benefits in their lifetime.
"The whole world seems to make sense now", I thought, but then I heard Steve Bannon on the Candace Owens Show. (Timestamp 25:27)
If you've listened to his argument closely, you'll recognize similarities and some of the things that I've been saying in this post, which I started writing about a year ago, maybe a bit longer. It's also strange, and it makes so much sense when you start to put these pieces together, and see how the culture War has shifted over time. These New Age, hedonistic, subjectively existential fractures of French philosophy that have infiltrated our culture have been riding on the backs (or rather in the minds) of the boomer generation all this time. We've watched it spread as they matured and gain power in this country. Every major movement in the last 50 years or more has been because of them and the way that they think, and until they are pushed into the background of the culture, they will continue to lead the charge in culture.
Honestly, there's a framing to the story as if the Millennials are the ones that are generating all of the nonsense that you see in the news today, but most of them are so dumb, that it's hard to imagine Millennials being "thought leaders" in our society right now. Most Millennials are just regurgitating what was fed to them by their authorities, and he don't have the grit to rebell against the authority who has kept them down their entire lives, like the gen-xers did. Gen-X had no tolerance for the crap that the Boomers have put American society through, and it seems to me that many of them either want to be left alone (even at the chagrin of their offspring) or they have knee-jerked in the opposite direction and helicopter-parented their children into Oblivion.
I know it's a crazy theory and it's a lot to take it is a lot to take in, but it all makes since as you study the culture, it's the differences in the generational personalities that helped it to make the most sense. It makes sense to me.
Xeroforhire - Christian Musician, Producer, and Podcaster for Tentmaker Music