Is Populism the New Punk?

              An idea proposed by conservative commentator Paul Joseph Watson. Let's hear what Mr Lydon has to say about it.

              An idea proposed by conservative commentator Paul Joseph Watson. Let's hear what Mr Lydon has to say about it.

Data analysis by market research company The Guild shows that the attitudes of those born after 1995, Generation Z, are the most socially, politically and economically conservative since 1945. They largely reject established political parties while staunchly supporting personal freedoms, which sounds a lot like Libertarianism to me. Libertarianism is, essentially, Anarchy-Lite.

  Statism is the belief that the state should control either economic or social policy, or both. It is the opposite of Anarchism.   Anarchism advocates societies based on voluntary institutions & holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful.

  Statism is the belief that the state should control either economic or social policy, or both. It is the opposite of Anarchism.

  Anarchism advocates societies based on voluntary institutions & holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful.

With instant access to unsanitised information via new media formats; like P. J. Watson and his right wing cadre perhaps, but predominantly more evenhanded Podcasters, Vloggers and Youtubers (I only wrote that to see if my spell check would correct it; it didn't) such as Joe RoganDave Rubin and Carl Benjamin, many are meritocratic individualists. Rebelling against the political correctness and identity politics of the preceding generation, Generation Z is more impressed by challenge, debate and pragmatism than "Safe Spaces" and "Micro Aggressions". 

There is a rising tide of anger amongst Generation Z. Often accused of Wrong Think by easily offended Millennial Snowflakes, left with massive government debt by previous generations, unable to afford housing because the Baby Boomers and Gen X have been living it up on the profits on their real estate, then told they are expected to pay for the pensions of their predecessors, who could blame them? But as a wise man once said, "anger is an energy". For those of us who grew up in the 70's, the parallels are uncanny. Yes, it's elementary my dear PJ Watson, Populism is the new Punk. Just ask Johnny Rotten.

William Crampton