I was gonna write about Kevin Costner being the proto-dad in movies these days, but decided to take a break from movie material.
Seems like most people anymore have a Moral Spinner, making right and wrong less of a literal constant and more like some sort of MadLibs or design your own disaster – er – adventure scenario.
Welcome to the United States of America. Our new national color is every shade of grey.
Case in point: The MAGA Teens
You tired of hearing about this yet?
I am, yet it won’t leave my mind. Or my homepage on Apple News.
The kids that survived the Valentines Day shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida took their trauma and created a national movement.
The Covington Christian kids said, “Hold my holier than thou water!” and took their white privilege and created national drama.
My overwhelming question, every story I read about this, is
Where the hell were the adults?!?
High School class trips used to have parent or teacher chaperones.
I know, back when I was a kid…
Hell, parents used to teach kids to walk away from a fight. Nowadays, I can’t tell if it’s “stand your ground” or “don’t take off your blindfold” on any given day.
Something tells me the kids have heard “stand your ground” loud and clear and the adults are perfectly happy to put a blindfold on and abdicate their parental responsibilities.
For instance, we all saw the video of the teen in “the hat” – those friggin’ hats – facing down a Native American easily four times his age. Collectively, most of us lost our shit.
Sure…there were a few
<looking at you, Savannah Guthrie>
But I think seeing the video, the majority of us recognized shitty teenage testosterone fueled cockiness when we saw it. Personally, I saw a tight pic of a teen with a shit eating smirk, a Native American elder playing a drum and a few extras surrounding him.
I saw what I saw.
I wanted to end that punk.
Gosh, lemme see if I can recall what happened next…
Oh, yeah…his parents hired a connected DC PR firm.
I’ll tell ya, I was a pretty good kid. My parents sent me to a private catholic high school, too. But still, kids are kids. Puberty is a horrible time for parents.
If they happen to be present enough to notice their kids and, y’know…parent them.
For the record, jerk kid or not, the number of times my parents had to hire me a PR firm to undo my jerkiness is 0.
I think if your kid does something that makes that number anything higher than zero, he doesn’t get the luxury of deflecting the blame.
Shockingly, the PR firm managed to paint the kid as a victim. We haven’t seen the whole thing, they say. A three minute video isn’t the whole story, they say.
There were black people!
Mainstream media – print and network – were walking back their criticism of the situation. Celebrities that jumped into the conversation were suddenly tweeting their mea culpas.
A lot of them admit to not having watched the entire video, just the three minute one.
New information has come to light…
So I watched one of these new videos.
I was horrified.
Oh, those black guys.
Sure, they were adults yelling at passers by in the area. They were members of an extremist black religious group. Probably about the same to the rest of the black community as what the KKK is to white people.
There was maybe a half dozen of them.
In contrast, these Native Americans had maybe a half dozen peaceful protesters in roughly the same area.
Native American peaceful protesters.
And then, the MAGA Teens.
In watching one of the “entire videos” I came away absolutely baffled.
There must have been 150 of them.
And they were little dicks.
Take away the blacks and Native Americans – that they far outnumbered, did I mention that? – and these white kids were still little shits.
Because when you look at the entire video, you get a bigger picture of their other offense: harassing women.
It’s not rape if you enjoy it!
Who decides that the rape was enjoyed?
I’m guessing it was the rapist, in their opinion. Certainly not the victim. That’s just a guess on my part since the school field trip they were on was to attend the Right to Life March…y’know, the anti-choice march?
Yeah. A catholic school bused its all-white-boy student body to DC to march against women’s rights and then allowed them to harass women and Native Americans while maybe mildly annoying some militant blacks by yelling louder than them.
And the white kids are the victims.
Yeah…those poor kids and their moral spinners.
Personally, I still think it would have been nice to see an adult or two in the crowd.
The US Park Police. Oh, wait…they’re shut down.
Hey, speaking of shut downs…you know what we should probably shut down? The tax exempt status of Covington Christian High School and any church they are affiliated with. I couldn’t check to see if they were listed as a 501(c)(3) organization or not since the school shut down all of its social media and websites and advised its student body to do the same.
I don’t know why I’m so annoyed by this, but I sure am. At least after Charlottesville, we got a “There’s bad people on both sides” from the White House. Now, these snot nosed brats might get – I heard they did, but haven’t verified that – an invitation to the WH. Maybe il Cheeto will send out for more hamberders.
Meanwhile, mainstream media and public figures are gaslighting themselves and apologizing to the next generation of Stupid Americans for making them feel temporarily at fault for their bad behaviors.
This is a new low for a country that already hit an embarrassing low by accepting that “literal” was an antonym and a synonym for “figurative”. I guess it’s safe to leave you with
I literally cannot even.
Wrong is wrong, folks. Take off your blindfolds.
I can’t believe I delayed writing about Kevin Costner as a proto-dad and ended up writing about kids that need a parent. Go figure.