A society of overgrown children

2016-05-31_0623 Adults acting as childrenFood for thought: The author of this piece, one Virginia Blackburn, provides very broad and trivial generalizations to support her thesis, and I do not completely agree with her conclusions (bear in mind, this is also written from a British perspective, so some of the examples given are almost entirely unfamiliar to us Americans.) One may say that she needs to ‘lighten up,’ and that she comes across as someone stuck in a Victorian age she never experienced first-hand (assuming she isn’t 150 years-old, of course.) I suppose I am probably guilty of what some may perceive as ‘childish’ traits myself, and maybe even to a great extent. I stubbornly refuse to ever wear anything but jeans and loose-fitting shirts, cut my hair, or shave on a regular basis; not because I want to be a kid again, but only because I find any other sort of clothing or style extremely uncomfortable and dweebish. I still love the rock n’ roll music I grew up on (though very little of what’s being made today, as opposed to all the middle-aged women dancing to current jiggy music such as Beyonce.) Those are just a couple of quick examples. But the older I get the more I realize the mindset of everyone wanting to be ‘forever young’ is getting us nowhere as a society. When governments treat us all as children, and we demand to be treated as children, then we are going to act like children. Could there be any more prescient example than how we cry and moan about wanting to be ‘safe’ in the post-9/11 universe? The government took advantage of our extreme and disgraceful cowardice in the wake of that disaster, and now we nonsensically have old ladies and newborns being strip-searched at airports by brutish thugs on a daily basis. And without any public outrage whatsoever. Most galling is these Marxist crybabies insisting on their ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings,’ demanding we curb our freedom of speech to protect their little feelings. It’s not even just the Marxists, people in general are utterly incapable of having disagreements without throwing temper-tantrums and using whatever means at their disposal to silence dissenting viewpoints. Eddie Vedder once sang ‘all that’s sacred comes from youth,’ but that is a load of garbage. All that is sacred comes from wisdom and maturity, and those are in direly short supply today …

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