In response to Laura Perrins: Blame it on the Boomers, JB wrote:
As someone born in the 1980s (so my parents are of that generation) I’d say you’re mostly spot on. I think the older generation made some big mistakes, though many of the big revolutions in society happened well before people of my parents’ age were old enough to have much sway in the world. But hating the older generation is not the way.
I think Brexit revealed many are very concerned about younger people and want to undo some of the mistakes they made. The failure of the Tory Party to put forward a good case for more traditional values is a major factor in all this, which means we have young people actively enthused by the socialist cause trying to shut down debate and denounce anyone with an opinion different to their own.
I was one of them until relatively recently. I had all the wonders of socialism laid out in front of me and realised it was a load of nonsensical garbage. So you can convince my generation, or at least the very oldest Millennials, but we need to realise both where markets have failed and may not be the best response, and where the overreach of the state into family and social life has stifled society and culture. The Tory Party was too wedded to its past policy ever to admit it got some things wrong, and it has such a ludicrous reputation among the young that it has to die and something new take over before we can hope to turn back the tide of socialist support.