This mentality is just boomers failing to realize that material conditions have changed and people have changed. Communication has changed. The way we socialize has changed. The way men approach women has changed.
What you want is for people to push the envelope. But what is happening is that people are learning from the past and implementing those concepts (in whichever field, pick any) as they see them. Which is not going to be as impactful as doing it for the first time.
So you (thinking magically) want young people to really overthrow the government, but you haven't given them the tools to do so. And yet you expect them to invent such tools to combat all of civilization (which you helped build btw). But then anything young people do is shut down anyways, either by old fucks or the state via propaganda.