Politicians love to say it; “The children are the future.” And we come back with, “Thank you Captain Obvious!”
I finally figured out what’s wrong with this bromide. Here goes, by the time “the children” become the “future,” they are NOT children anymore.
When today’s children are running the show, in another twenty, thirty years, they will be adults.
And they will be just as neurotic and screwed up as their parents. What a depressing thought! All those sweet, innocent “children,” whom all those politicians have talked about for all those years will be divorced, diseased and demented by the time they get their first city counsel gig.
Sadly, the only time children are really cool is when they are children. Thus the magic of childhood.
Something else that pisses me off is when parents say “I just hate seeing stories in the news about children being hurt… I have children of my own, so I know.”
Hey Einstein, I have no children but stories in the news about children being hurt, disturb me tremendously. You don’t have to have kids, to have a soft place in your heart for children. It’s human nature. I know, because I am an uncle.
And sometimes the wrong people are talking about how important “the children” are to them.
People also use their children as pawns in their own sick little games. Like when people say they steal so they can “feed their children.” As if they don’t even eat themselves. And in fact, take the biggest slices of pizza first.
It seems that pretty much any time people start talking about “the children,” they are usually up to no good.
The media is obsessed with “the children.” In war zones the killing of women and children is considered an atrocity. But killing men is no big whoop. Thanks a lot! If some cab driver or falafel salesman gets blasted to bits it’s fine and dandy.
That is so wrong! Don’t forget, that guy was once a “child.”
Apparently the minute we turn eighteen, our value drops about thirty percent. It’s like a new car coming off the lot.
The only time anyone cares if a grown man gets killed, it’s if he leaves children as orphans. And on the news they show pictures of the grieving wife and orphans at length, but flash the briefest glimpse of the poor store clerk, who got gunned down. Again, it’s all about “the children.”
And now, just to add insult to injury, for men, pets are fast gaining on “the children,” in importance.
Someday soon you will hear a news flash like “In Oklahoma a tornado wipes out a trailer park, killing three men… and tragically, a cat broke its arm.”
Yup, soon adult male lives will be cheaper than those of cats and dogs. And that’s just the beginning.
Eventually tropical fish and hamsters will be more worthy of longevity than we male oxygen whores.
The point is, men do matter. Adult males have made a contribution in the world. Jesus, Gandhi, Elvis, Justin Bieber, all adult males. Men give us football and basketball and nuclear weapons.
Enough with “the children” already!
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