Legendary British rock band The Who produced famous anthems about youth and about “My Generation,” but lead singer Roger Daltrey says today’s youth is creating a “miserable world” that’s terrifying.
Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1 podcast interviewed Daltry, who says the woke generation is choking creative freedom that permeated the 1960s. Daltry targets social media and the woke generation in the interview below.
Daltry on social media and the damage it’s doing: “It’s just getting harder to disseminate the truth. It’s almost like, now we should turn the whole lot off. Go back to newsprint, go back to word of mouth and start to read books again, and then we might get somewhere.”
He continues by saying the woke generation is treating a terrifying and miserable world:
“It’s terrifying, the miserable world they’re going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who’s lived a life and you see what they’re doing, you just know that it’s a route to nowhere. Especially when you’ve lived through the periods of a life that we’ve had the privilege to. I mean, we’ve had the golden era. There’s no doubt about that.”
“But we came out of a war, we came out of a leveled society, completely flattened bomb sites and everything. And we’ve been through socialist governments. We’ve seen the communist system fail in the Soviet Union. I’ve been in those communist countries while they were communist.”
Daltrey sarcastically said he’s seen how communism and socialism have been devastating by saying, “I’ve seen how ‘wonderful’…really? it was.” This is a great message to the young people who are pushing socialism and communism like it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
After Roger Daltrey wrote his memoir in 2018, he spoke with Judd Apatow discussing growing up:
What do you think about what Daltrey said?