As social creatures, human beings have some very interesting ways of managing how they live and work together. For one thing, there’s the fact that (classical) liberals and conservatives see the world in different ways. They see things that the other cannot see. Sometimes one is right, and sometimes the other is right. That’s why we need free speech — so that we can think together as an integrated whole.
But, of course, you run into problems when one side decides that it wants to smear the other, but that’s beside the point.
Another important human regulatory trait runs across generations. It’s commonly described like this, ‘Strong men make good times, good times make weak men, and weak men make bad times.’
In a healthy society, these fluctuations in the ways men behave can be healthy. Instead of becoming weak, men embrace more refined behaviors during good times. They do not abandon their masculinity, they adjust it for a more civilized environment.
But the civilized generations are vulnerable to the deceptions of those who would have us believe that our strengths are our sins. This is the modern Left, and there’s nothing “liberal” about them. They have brilliantly manipulated the millennial generation into a horde of self-regarding saps who do not understand that hardship is the baseline condition of life. They do not understand that the strong men who came before them were not monsters, they were necessary for their time.
Here’s Phil Robertson with more on the “Me” generation.