That's the whole "end of history" idea.Mullet 2 wrote:I'm increasingly sure it has almost nothing to do with politics.
The lives of Irish people (speaking generally) are boringly prosperous. All the great battles (aside from reunification) have been won. Young people are seeing battles that they consider righteous elsewhere and they want to inject some of that drama into their lives. The problem is that they either don't exist here or exist to a minuscule level.
So they have to be created. It's why many still think its edgy to kick the church which is now an organisation of pensioners that does more good than all the SJW combined and is afraid of its shite to express an opinion.
Socialism gave western capitalist democracies an enemy and also gave the idiots a valuable lesson in why it doesn't work.
From an Irish perspective there's also an issue surrounding what wealth is and means. The auld lads on here can remember how backwards Ireland was in the 80s and 90s in a way which we simply cannot. Irish people moving to California, New York, Australia, etc, really were moving to the land of opportunity.
Now they discover that spending five years working as a barista in Melbourne wasn't a good idea and they're angry that they've wasted valuable portions of their lives.