"All that came before me were thieves and robbers."
So said the Messiah. But also, so says this generation. They have been groomed to think that they are the first generation to see reality as it truly is. This is why there is a disdain for a dispassionate and complex view of history, and an erasure of the past.
This should tell us a lot about the mindset behind the utopian—nay, messianic—project they are aiming to usher in.
This is a big part of why I write historical fiction for young adults. I didn't ask for this path—I was happily tooling around with my illustration career when novel-writing just happened to yank me into its world.
How do you see this messianism playing out among the young folks around you?