Goodbye “Boomers,” the “Zoomers” will be fighting the next world war
The “Zoomers” of Generation Z are filling the ranks of the US military as the world continues to destabilize, and the very real possibility of war with countries such as China, Russia and Iran hangs over American fighting men and women like a dark shadow.
Fortunately, a YouTube creator has given us a glimpse of what that conflict might look like, and it’s as confusing as it is awesome.
Posted to YouTube last Thursday by Dustin O’Daffer, the video features a mash-up of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” (the go-to Vietnam War tune of modern retrospective) with Lil’ Pump’s “Gucci Gang.”
As the music plays, vape pen-using Soldiers, Airmen and Marines bearing the trademark “Zoomer” Wojak face ride into Iran on UH-1Y Venoms, MRAPs, M1 Abrams MBTs and B-52s, with every inch of helmet cover, turret and fuselage covered in meme stickers.
In short, this is what happens when a generation of men fight a war for nearly two decades while their kids are raised on memes and YouTube videos.
The attention to detail on the project was an impressive love letter to meme culture, from “waifu” anime nose art on the bomber and a tank named “Big Changas” (again, another meme, try to keep up) that features LED lighting above the treads.
At one point, a B-52 drops bombs that are painted to resemble the “creepers” from Minecraft.
From 360° no-scope kills (a popular way of shooting individuals with a sniper rifle in first person shooters) to GIs “Fortnite dancing” on the bodies of their slain enemies, no stone was left unturned, and no joke was spared.
As the generation that primarily fought the Global War on Terror approaches military retirement age, the future has become apparent: War never changes, but the kids might actually be alright should World War (Z)oomer ever occur.
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