The Infantilization of America

Thursday 21 October 2010 - Filed under Dumbassery + Journalism

Salon addressing a letter from a concerned mother of two “adolescents” who won’t help out around the house:

Your [20 and 21 year old] son and daughter are barely still adolescents. They are very close to adulthood.

Still adolescents? Close to adulthood? What the fuck? When the political establishment and their lackeys endorse the idea that parents ought to be responsible for their children’s health long in to their 20s, as they have in Obamacare, what the fuck else do you expect but to see parents treating their adult children as if they were 8, and those children acting in kind?

When you treat people like children, they will act like children. But somehow I think that is the point in order to justify exerting ever more governmental control over the decisions of Americans.

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2010-10-21  »  madlibertarianguy


  1. anna!
    21 October 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    If you can go to war and kill and die for your country… if you can VOTE for a representative in government… if you can legally buy smokes… you are NOT a child. You are an adult.

    If you can buy a beer… well, there’s no fucking doubt about it. You’re an adult.