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 the year 2000. I believe our global society had trained us to think and behave one way, but when we grew up, those lessons became outdated.
As 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 the poor.
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: Born 1946 – 1964, Generation X: Born 1965 – 1976, Millennials or Gen Y: Born 1977 – 1995, Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials: Born 1996 – TBD."
Then imagine the propagation between them. According to The Center for Generational Kinetics, I (The Sandmann) belong to the Millennials or Gen Y: Born in 1977 - 1995. Other institutions classify this period as Gex X or a micro-generation called Xelinials. We have the Baby Boomers and the Generation X who came before us and the Generation Z, iGen, or Centennials that came after us. 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 or Gen Y or Xelinials learned from their predecessors, the Baby Boomers, and Generation X, are inapplicable in the Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials world. And 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. It can be used as a reference source or as a historical document for educational purposes. That is because it marked when social and political ideologies changed from one generation to the next.
Still, it is not a script that justifies bigotry against those who live outside of its scope. In these books, Tha Sandmann deals with dramatic changes in his world 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 issues such as 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.