We find ourselves in a situation where we are still capable of grasping what is lost; we can still sense the destruction of values and how the world is becoming more shallow and superficial. New generations are growing up far removed from all our inherited traditions, and it is an amazing feeling to see these children many of whom will live to experience the year 2000.
In this passage, Junger can be referring to the lost in humanity in Nazi Germany and in saying how the world is becoming more shallow and superficial. I agree completely with this statement because of the heartless events currently happening in Baltimore. To know you are destroying a community and continue doing what is getting you nowhere seems unreasonable to me. New generations are growing up experiencing this violence and will use it as example in the future getting us nowhere.