This seven-book series includes the leading blogs I wrote between 2008 and 2020. As a Hip Hop artist, I wanted to process what I see as a psychological change in the global mentality of people. As someone who came to the world in the late 1970s and grew up in the 1980s and 1990s under the Abrahamic mind frame, I had to cope with the temporal changes after 2000. Our global society had trained us to think and behave one way, but when we grew up, those lessons became outdated.
Like Sandmann, I am jotting each topic in my diary entries, expressing my confusion with synthesizing the Abrahamic and temporal beliefs. That's why I called the series "The Sandmann's Journal." That is also why I write from a first-person perspective. By Abrahamic thinking, I refer to the original teachings of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. My focus subjects are my reaction to the rise of radical feminism. I also address the issue of racism from an African perspective and the economic disenfranchisement of people experiencing poverty.
In my Sandmann opinion, several agents from the West have pushed for a global change from a religious to a secular mindset. These include the Western governments, mainstream media, large corporations, social media, the judicial system, and the Court of public opinion. To tackle this topic, I have oriented myself toward conspiracy theories. Therefore, this book series is about the influence of the public's varied attitudes through social media. It is important to note that I do not intend this series of books to be offensive.
Now consider that every generation has social, political, religious, ethical, or traditional norms that it passes on. Let's use the breakdown of age groups from an illustration by The Center for Generational Kinetics to describe what I mean. According to their analysis, five generations exist in this publication. These generations are the "Traditionalists or Silent Generation (born 1945 and before), Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964), Generation X (1965 – 1976), Millennials or Gen Y (1977 – 1995). Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials (1996 – TBD)."
Then imagine the propagation between them. We have the Baby Boomers and the Generation X who came before us and the Generation Z, iGen, or Centennials that came after us. According to The Center for Generational Kinetics, I (The Sandmann) belong to the Millennials or Gen Y (1977 - 1995). Other institutions classify this period as Gex X or a micro-generation called Xelinials. The driving efficiencies that animate these books are direct conflicts in the social, moral, religious, ethical, and traditional norms of Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials or Gen Y, and Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials.
Most of what the Millennials, Gen Y, or Xelinials learned from their predecessors, the Baby Boomers and Generation X, are inapplicable in the Gen Z, iGen, or Centennial world. The fundamental shift in that mindset stems from a societal changeover from Abrahamic to temporal creeds. Although I have based the information in this series on facts and opinions, "The Sandmann's Journal" is not a news source. That is because it marked when social and political ideologies changed from one generation to the next. Please do not use it as a reference source but as a document for educational purposes.
Still, it is not a script that justifies bigotry against those outside its scope. Sandmann deals with dramatic changes in his world in these books by writing them in his diary. "The Sandmann's Journal Volume 6" is the next part of this series with seven books. As opposed to Volume 5, this publication highlights our different ideas about heterosexual masculinity, racism, flat earth, and parenthood in today's mainstream society. We live in a generation where social media has formed a podium for public opinion.