What used to be mainstream progressive values are now enshrined establishment values. This means that rebellion (always of interest to the young) cannot really be productively pursued by advocating for ever more progressive values. That way madness lies.
This means that youth rebellion will be channeled in different directions. It’s not the Conservatism is the New Counter Culture but that ‘conservative’ is the closest name we’ve got so far for the New Counter Culture which is embodied in the memo – which, nota bene, is causing disgust and distress among the establishment which is reacting like all establishments when a younger generation rejects their reality.
The guy who wrote it seems to have been listening to a lot of Jordan Peterson (much of the language is more or less taken verbatim from his online lectures).
I’ve been thinking for some time now that Peterson is, overall, the most articulate and impressive spokesmen for the New Counter Culture. He’s just announced a whole bunch of new projects which promise to have a very big influence on a lot of people.