Was the previous generation really rooted in excellence ?
But while Neo’s still waiting to grow old and demand his share of elder-worship, he’s getting a little tired of the constant preaching and condescension his (30-something) generation is being subjected to.
Here’s the question that Neo wants the elders to answer:
If previous generations were so “rooted in excellence” – who precisely is responsible for creating the hordes of sexually repressed, bloodthirsty, vindictive, homophobic, racist, culturally stymied, religion-crazed, misogynistic, pedophilic, infanticidal, sadomasochistic, unemployable people that we find roaming our streets ?
(Yes, Neo is inspired by Richard Dawkins’ prose).