Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Adolescent Society - Uganda to the UK

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The modern world is characterized by Adolescent Societies.

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In the developing world there are more than 40 nations whose median age is less than 20: these are societies with a majority of adolescents.

The youngest is Uganda - population 36 million, where the average person is 15 years old.

So third world societies nowadays essentially consist of adolescents.

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In the Western World the average age is more than twice this - in the United Kingdom it is 40, in Japan 45.

These are the oldest societies the world has ever seen - and yet of course these societies are ruled by adolescents.

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The adolescents who rule the West are the Mass Media: the mass media being the primary social system in the West, the major focus and origin of the dominant ideology of secular Leftism, and a domain almost-exclusively the province of those who are psychological adolescents.

http://www.hedweb.com/bgcharlton/ed-boygenius.html

http://www.hedweb.com/bgcharlton/psychological-neoteny.html

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The Western Mass Media is populated by many-mainly young, unmarried people without children who have typical adolescent concerns for cliques, lifestyle, in-group slang and catch phrases, sexual 'liberation', dress codes, scapegoating and self-righteousness.

If they are married, then these marriages are late, unserious, unrestrictive and seldom last.

If they do have children they have one or two max., seldom raise them, often abandon them.

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Typical of adolescents the mass media displays impulsivity and unstable moods; alternation between hedonism and blaming; between aggression and cowardice; sarcasm and sentimentality; impossible idealism and indignant charges of hypocrisy; wild recklessness and paralyzing guilt; snide arrogance and hero-worship - is obsessed with novelties, fashion and peer approval; is extravert (needing continual external stimulation); and is emotionally cold, selfish and and manipulative while burning with resentments, bursting with personal entitlements, prone to self-pity, and zealous for abstract 'justice' which other people fail to live up to.

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In sum, almost everyone now alive inhabits a world ruled, one way or another, by adolescents - which explains a lot...

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6 comments:

Matias F. said...

Reading your hypothesis on neoteny led me to think about university professors: even if they are married, I would say many have typical adolescent concerns for cliques, in-group slang, dress codes, scapegoating and self-righteousness. So the university as a social system is completely pointless: day-care of the adolescent, by the adolescent, to the adolescent.

bgc said...

@MF - Sadly, yes...

Tschafer said...

Your description is perfect, and spot-on. And yes, it applies to many members of our alleged "elite", not just the mass media. University professors may be the worst of the lot.

Anonymous said...

Isaiah 3:12
Youths oppress my people,women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray;they turn you from the path.

The Continental Op said...

Anonymous 18:28: Rule of women and youths: a sign of God's judgment.

The Crow said...

Fair enough.
So what do you think is bad about the media?