an end to the wars
It's interesting to think about whether gen z's perspective is a response to the circumstances of modern existence or a response to the dominant narratives concerning modern existence. Is the substance of the points they're making more because things are bad or because people are saying that things are bad? I wonder if the impact of the information age has been to sharpen our perspective of the world or to put a sort of veneer between our eyes and the world that results in a distortion of our ability to see the world (in other words, normally it's 'perceive, analyze, then conclude' but perhaps it's increasingly 'view results of others analysis, perceive thing they're analyzing, analyze, conclude'). Whatever the unique characteristics of this period of skepticism and change are, I think gen z will forever be a reflection of it. Similar to how you can analyze the layers of a mountain and gain insights into the period of time when a given layer was at the top; it's a reflection of the conditions it existed in when it was the new layer.
Your survey work is highly interesting. But I always get the impression that internet politicization processes are so determined by technocratic-literalist views of how politics work – an optimized mix of ideas just put into practice – that these people will just sift through anything they find *as pure theory*, come up with their own idea cocktail and make it their attitude. Politics seem to be reduced to a mix’n’match of ideas. Don’t you think?