“While the sudden call for unity may be politically convenient to keep the establishment in power, evidence doesn’t support that young people want lukewarm compromise.”
The political establishment is pushing a new narrative that they hope will stymie Americans’ growing list of grievances from double-digit inflation to obscene fuel costs, a perpetual border crisis, and the insidious transgender agenda permeating schools and culture at large.
Like many establishment narratives this one relies heavily on identity politics and uses young people to make a point. The new agenda ridicules Americans who have strong convictions on issues like the disastrous handling of covid-19 or the introduction of adult gender ideology into schools and calls them out for their lack of “unity.”
“The new agenda ridicules Americans who have strong convictions on issues like the disastrous handling of covid-19 or the introduction of adult gender ideology into schools and calls them out for their lack of unity.”
Further, the new agenda threatens political leaders who dare speak out against the current Administration with a loss of the youth vote if they refuse to put aside their convictions and form a lukewarm alliance with the globalists ruining the country.
Keep your eyes peeled for narratives pushed by mainstream outlets warning that Gen Z – young people in their teens and early twenties – are fed up with the country’s lack of “unity.”
One such political narrative pushed by the Walton Family Foundation warns that Gen Z wants political rivals to “come together” and “find a middle ground”. The report is full of buzz-phrases warning Zoomers want to see political leaders “include underrepresented voices” and “lean into collaboration”. The report is more narrative than substance, and Market Research Foundation’s comprehensive research on Zoomer attitudes disputes the “unity” narrative based on a significant amount of data.
While this unity narrative might sound innocuous on the surface, the agenda behind it is intended to do two things: shame and intimidate the American people for holding convictions and not acquiescing to the radical demands of the political establishment, and subtly threaten political leaders with the idea that they’re out of touch and will lose the youth vote unless they compromise. The establishment only calls for unity when they know they are losing.
MRF chairman Bill Wilson spoke at length on the establishment’s convenient call for unity just as the tide is finally turning against them and their globalist policies. “Just watch”, Bill said. “They will create a media spokesman for this point of view, a Greta for example. That person will be hyped to the max.”
“Just watch. They will create a media spokesman for this point of view, a Greta for example. That person will be hyped to the max.” – Bill Wilson, MRF Chairman
He continued, “I saw it happen. In 1983 the country was red hot. Reagan had pulled us out of the recession, things were looking strong and there were all sorts of organizing and pressure against the Democrats and nature of government in general. And out of the blue, Senator Bob Packwood, gives a speech about how vital it is we cool things down, take it easy, reduce the emotion, etc. That speech was echoed a million times, he was on every program being praised, etc. It was horrible. But in the short run, it had the desired effect.”
The call for “unity” is a chilling warning that could foresee a much over-due power shift. However, while the sudden call for unity may be politically convenient to keep the establishment in power, evidence doesn’t support that young people want lukewarm compromise. If anything, Zoomers on both sides of the aisle have strong convictions and aren’t looking for watered-down policies.
Market Research Foundation’s comprehensive study of over 1,500 members of Gen Z found unwavering support for an America First agenda, non-interventionist foreign policy, and the rule of law, particularly on the border.
Our research found 85% of young Republicans, 74% of young Independents, and 65% of young Democrats say the goal of any law or policy should be to benefit Americans first, even at the expense of other countries. This is a fairly uncompromising ideology for supposedly unity-driven Zoomers.
“Eighty-five percent of young Republicans, 74% of young Independents, and 65% of young Democrats say the goal of any law or policy should be to benefit Americans first, even at the expense of other countries.”
Our research also shows 68% of young Republicans, an equal share of young Democrats (68%) and 71% of young Independents think the U.S. should stay out of international conflicts as much as possible. Over half of Zoomers say they would not support a candidate who supports foreign wars – another piece of evidence that doesn’t line up with the “unity” narrative.
Below is a table showing Gen Z’s foreign policy views.
On immigration, Gen Z rejects open borders and lawlessness when it comes to immigration policy. Eighty-one percent of Gen Z say immigrants must follow the rules to become citizens even if they are difficult and 58% of Gen Z say it doesn’t matter if illegal immigrants cause problems; if they came here illegally, they need to leave or go through the proper procedures to stay.
Below is a table showing Gen Z’s immigration policy views.
These views are hardly the lukewarm call for establishment unity that the mainstream claims young people are demanding. If anything, young people on both sides hold particularly strong political opinions, and their frustration with the political norm isn’t a call for unity, but a call for action to address issues like crippling inflation, destructive foreign policy, and the growing border crisis.