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The Broken Generation
The Broken Generation (Video Script)
Although there are exceptions in any group, generally the current generation is broken. It does not have the backbone of previous generations; it lacks grit and determination and has little focus or direction in taking the reins of their future or the future success of the UK. They expect things to just happen and that they be the beneficiaries of other people’s success, without the blood sweat and tears previous generations have endured. In fact, this generation has a soft underbelly, quaintly called the ‘snowflake’ generation, making it vulnerable to modern enemies such as fundamentalism, political fanatics, fringe ideologists, social media icons, blame culture, reality TV fame, Woke indoctrination, political correctness, fake news, virtue signaling, cancel culture, big data, big tech, big pharma and a toxic and polarised political landscape.
Some of these evils have existed in previous generations, but this generation has it all and more and with huge levels of intensity dumped on them without choice or voice. If we are thrown into war, as is possible because of the Ukraine or any other country in the EU that we have a quarrel with such as France, could this generation fight in the trenches to save our country, very doubtful. Although their hearts may be in the right place their heads are turned and filled with so much noise, distraction and confusion. This generation was born with a smart phone in their hand and a earphone in their ear. They are isolated and lack face to face social skills because they are controlled by social media and big tech. Because of Facebook, Google, Instagram, Youtube and Spotify they expect everything for free. Few read real books, substituting a Youtube video or an online game for a book. They are lazy, lack respect and discipline and have a weak morale compass due to the dilution of Christian teachings from their parents. This generation is easily to manipulate, control and polarize. Why is this? Social media and social movements promote further separation rather than unification. They are sexually confused now that they have 45 gender pronouns to choose from, politically controlled through Buzzfeed, twitter and the Woke narrative and agenda, as well as having to process more data than any other generation, most of which they don’t know whether to trust or ignore and are too lazy to research themselves. With these constant external pressures, they turn to their protective electronic bubble where they can be anonymous online under bizarre avatar handles to react, bully and attack any person or comment without risk of reprisals as they are the anonymous and faceless generation. They are the richest generation in history and can buy mobile phones that cost over a £1000, which they then replace every 2 years. They are a wasteful and disposable generation that have not being held to account.
The worst side effect of this generation, and the real reason for this article, is that this is the generation where mental illness is at epidemic levels, especially for young women and is getting worse. This generation are broken because they are the victims of the confused, overpowering, aggressive and challenging world they live in; their senses are continually bombarded from every direction. If things don’t change, they will be the generation that lives with the impacts of climate change, the collapse of the monetary system, the economic and political dominance of the China, Cyber and terrestrial wars and the many political activists that will limit free speech and the ability to fight for future freedoms. Furthermore, on the horizon we have the Metaverse coming from Facebook, something the UK government will have no control over.
When this broken generation, with its growing mentally illness and growing challenging and negative world, have the Facebook Metaverse they will have a sanctuary to run to away from reality and lose themselves in a virtual world, effectively the end of this generation and their children.
The UK is in a tragic situation because we know this generation has the ability to be the most productive and effective generation than any before, because they are brighter and have the advantage of instant and comprehensive knowledge, unlike any previous generation.
It will be very hard to turn the tide and fix this generation and only radical, strict and timely action can do this. There is no magic pill or simple or comfortable approach to this but here at NONPOL we have a proposal that could do this within the next 10 years, before it is too late.
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A Solution for The Broken Generation
A Solution for The Broken Generation (Video Script)
Teenagers, male and female, need relief from peer and social media pressure, which is responsible for the majority of the growing mental illness in the young. They also need lessons on respect and discipline which many parents have been unable to instill. Many teenagers still leave school without the skills that prepare them for real day to day life and often without a useful skill to get a real trade. To resolve this and to fix the broken generation we will bring in ‘Civilian Service’ for a period of one year, to start two weeks after finishing school in their 16thyear or if they take A’ Levels, two weeks after finishing school in their eighteenth year. There will be no exceptions to this rule, except where there are significant medical reasons. Passports will expire on people’s fifteenth Birthday and after their Civilian Service they will receive a new full passport.
Civilian Service will be required before a British citizen can get a National Insurance number. Civilian Service is for everybody who are registered as a British Citizen and will be similar to the old Military Service introduced after the war. Where people become a British Citizen at a later age (up to retirement age), they will also be required to do one year of Civilian Service.However, this service will not only be military related it will support youth in achieving basic skills for living in society, as well as helping find and identify a career or which University they wish to attend. It will endeavour to broaden the mind of the youth and show what it means to be British. The key objectives of Civilian Service will be as follows:
•Learn how to use arms and how to defend yourself so that we have reserve armed forces in case the UK experience any major war or conflict.
•Identify a skill where they would support armed services in times of conflict
•Learn respect and discipline through how we train our current armed forces
•Understand group dynamics and how to work in a team with fellow colleagues
•Learn survival skills both in the wild and in society
•Learn how to identify and defend against terrorism
•Receive pastoral and mental health services and guidance
•Learn their rights as an individual and how to protect and maintain the British culture and way of life
•Learn nutrition and individual health care
•Be competent in English, Maths and our political and financial systems
•Understand digital security and the technology and risks of the online world
•Learn basic DIY skills and will help construction projects on the Civilian Service bases they are located at.
•Understand key concepts such as climate change, time and space, global political systems and governments and emerging technologies such as A I
•Understand career options and further education options
•Learn how to drive and potentially HGV training (for over 18’s)
Through lessons learnt and input from experts in their field these objectives will change and evolve. Civilian Service will be full-time and intense, however at the end each person would achieve the following:
2. Sources/ References
Reference 1 – Article on Young people’s mental health by Nature
Reference 2 – Article on impacts of body and mental health by Front Pharmacol
Reference 3 – Article on Climate Change by National Geographic.
Reference 4 – A range of Articles by The Guardian on Artificial Inteligence (AI)
Reference 5 – Article on how to support someone with mental health problems by Mental Health Foundation
Reference 6 – Article on Digital Security by Simpli Learn