GenZ will be fine. I’m GenX, 2nd wave, got online in 1989, seen a lot. The GenZ i’ve been seeing online (mostly the Minecraft generation who grew past it) are very diverse in interests and politics. They mock the black/white thinking of Millennials in the memes. Those that get sucked into the chans are of course doomed to repeat and that millennials run a lot of the GenZ watched Youtube, the influence will continue.
But for an example of positive absurdism, look at Roblox meme culture. Spongebob memes, 4 layers deep irony memes. I think they’ll be healthy nihlistic absurdists as a whole. Been paying attention to them coming in en masse – and even Gen Alpha is starting (born with tablets in their cribs). It’s interesting times coming and I have good hopes that they’ll turn out ok.