5 ways we screwed up the Occupy generation

Posted: December 30, 2011 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

From Cracked via Carnifex where he is much more sympathetic to the occupiers than I am.  Personally I think we screwed them up in the same way a hypothetical persons hypothetical brother and sister are screwing up their hypothetical children.  By not beating them enough.  Children should be beaten often, randomly and in public just to keep the fear of god in them.  So should the occupiers.

(Before you go all ape and start calling the cops to report me for child abuse (or occupier abuse) that was a joke)

  1. aliceaitch says:

    A very liberal friend of mine (he lives in Boulder by choice, that should be enough of a qualifier right there) recently commented that I probably don’t beat my children enough. Given the shenanigans of the past week, I’m inclined to agree with him.

  2. Lemur King says:

    I think all parents wish they could be their kid’s best friend. Looking around, that generally seems to result in unfavorable outcomes. The good people typically had parents that were firm but fair.

    Me, I tell my kids when they get pissy about my rules or decisions that popularity isn’t my goal, like last week’s outburst from my daughter: “You are the worst father EVER!”

    I said “Look, you don’t have to love me but you do have to respect me. I’d like the first but I demand the second. Now go do what I told you to do.”

    Oh, I’m sure I’ll screw them up in many different ways – no doubt about that. Spanking is the very last resort but if that is the only way to get the message across that I’m serious, then so be it.

  3. geoff says:

    The first half of this article was pretty useless. His first 2 points are that we made the younger generation ashamed to take menial jobs by telling them to go to college to avoid them, and that having gone to college, now they can’t get the job they want. He misses the point that we also suggested that they take menial jobs to get through high school and college, and that we told them to major in something that would make them employable. Not to mention that college graduates have 1/3 the unemployment rate of everybody else, so hey, pretty darn good advice after all.

    His 3rd point, that we’ve added 7 years to teenagerhood, should be laid at the feet of Hollywood and youthcentric advertising executives, not all of society.

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