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Thursday, March 29, 2007

What's the matter with kids these days?

My dad was the generation that fought in WW11 and raised us "baby boomers" to be such spoiled brats that we now screw up the generations that came after us!

Dad's generation was the one that said; "Children should be seen and not heard." and "Respect your elders!"

Since his time we have been through the boomers, gen X, gen Y, and God knows what else.

The only thing for sure is that values and conduct have changed considerably over the years, and not always for the better.

First there was the feminist movement which in my opinion actually hurt the cause of women more than it helped.

(Why did women want to lower themselves to the status of equal?)

Yes I know it did wonders for pay equity and the "glass ceiling" but there were also some extremely negative and damaging aspects to this movement.

We also had a revolution in the way kids were raised and this has been mostly for the worse as time went on.

Where respect for adults was expected from kids before the swinging sixties, it is now almost a joke for a kid to show any sort of deference to someone older.

Where the norm used to be a whack on the backside for bad behaviour, it has now developed into a disdain for adults and any attempt at punishment is met with the wail of "I'll call the cops" or "I'll phone children's aid!"

Toady's youth has a sense of entitlement that was unheard of a few short years ago. They think nothing of doing exactly what they want and to hell with the consequences.

(I see this in my own son who was brought up by an overly permissive mother and as a result thinks the world "owes" him something.)

The "coup de grace" to any respect for other people came today when one of the pre-teens that hang around in the woods and river behind my place caused a stir that made the local T.V. news.

Dozens of kids from the low-rentals across the road troop through the condo property where I live to get to their "fort" and play areas along the Thames river behind me.

The property management is always trying to put the run to them because they not only trespass but leave garbage all over the place.

(On a side note, I had a patio set outside my unit but had to sell it because the kids kept stealing the chairs and dragging them down to the river so they would have something to sit on.)

Anyways, to make a long story shorter, the super of this building caught some kids doing their usual thing and he held one 11 year old girl by the arm and lectured her about trespassing and leaving garbage everywhere and then kicked the bunch of them out.

The next thing you know there are loads of cops running around looking for a "pervert" who tried to abduct an 11 year old girl!!

This caused such a stink that it made the local T.V. news that night and it wasn't till the next day that things were straightened out and the cops had to issue a statement that; "Things don't always happen the way they are reported!"

Fortunately for Jim (The super) the cops got to the bottom of it, but I shudder to think of the times innocent people have been persecuted and prosecuted for something that was just a vindictive "get even" from one of these spoiled rotten brats.

(That also brings us to the question of how many men have been arrested and charged with "rape" or "sexual assault" just because a woman, for whatever reason, says so!)

The mere statement, minus any facts or corroborating evidence, is enough now-a-days to convict and damn.

Your "what's the matter with people these days" scribe;
Allan W Janssen

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God-101 (what the church doesn't want you to know!) www.God-101.com

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Blogger Paul said...

There was a World War Eleven? How did I miss that?

Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:14:00 p.m.  
Blogger Allan said...

Yea OK Paul, everone has to be a fuckin comedian eh!

Thursday, March 29, 2007 3:47:00 p.m.  
Blogger Paul said...

Hey, you try. Why can't I? Or is that, "why can't 1?"

Friday, March 30, 2007 9:52:00 a.m.  

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