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Send in the (teenage) clowns by Abigail Adams

[Note: This is a slightly altered comment by Abigail Adams from I Own The World.]

“This is madness. We’re now taking moral instruction from a household in which children decide to starve themselves for months, in which adults are told they’re not permitted to go to the toilet.” — Street Preacher  |

Democrat pols are going straight for the kids this cycle. It makes total sense for them to pander to the kids of people who elevated their offspring to omniscient oracles. It makes complete and total sense to craft your policy messages for the children of people who abdicated any right to objective truth in the search for “their” truth. To those voting parents of precocious babies, why shouldn’t a twelve or sixteen year-old hold the key to life’s most difficult questions and unfathomable mysteries? They are so pure, so wholly untouched by the pretzel logic their parents have given up trying to understand. “Islam is right about women” just proved that, didn’t it?

When you’ve created such a snarled up mess of contradictions, such a string of social movements based on outright lies; when you’ve twisted your life and lifestyle up, over, around and through a series of virtue-signalling knotholes fed to you by the latest victim group, and when every decision you must make has you doing a Google search on what the majority of your set is thinking and doing in similar circumstances, isn’t it time to just give up and forfeit your right to decide?

Isn’t it time to call in the experts, the children?

Here’s the irony: children are naturally, developmentally wired to engage in magical thinking, pathological narcissism, selfishness and, if unbounded, terrible cruelty. Here’s something else: the Left start from the position that people are born good and it is society — oppression, racism, inequality of outcome, the patriarchy — that make them bad. Conservatives, on the other hand, believe that humanity fell from Grace, and while fallen creatures are capable of good things, our natural default is to be the craven sinners we’d like to be when no one is looking. Conservatives believe in the fear of God (wisdom) keeping us in check and responsible to each other.

On the contrary, Leftists assume the closer you are to having been born — a child — the closer you are to all that goodness that comes into the world with you, and the less time our evil society has been acting on your psyche and making you do bad things. In fact there are several films depicting the poor child admonishing the adults in their lives — begging and pleading with them — to not make them mad because “You won’t like it when I get angry!”

It occurs to me that Leftist pols may have actually figured this one out. Bypass the convoluted, quivering mess of confusion and hesitation exhibited by their formerly predictable and mindlessly loyal voting blocs and go straight for the arbiters, the wellspring, of all that is good, true and beautiful — the children. These special founts of all-knowingness will surely lead their voting parents out of the dark. Right.

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  • BillH September 24, 2019, 1:10 PM

    If children are so wonderful, why aren’t people having them? At the rate we’re going, we’ll run out of them a few generations from now.

  • ghostsniper September 24, 2019, 2:32 PM

    That girl is mentally dysfunctional from long term child abuse by her parents.
    The parents should be jailed and the girl should be institutionalized.
    Anyone that ever offers any of that set a public voice needs to be heavily fined.

  • azlibertarian September 24, 2019, 2:42 PM

    Three minutes ago, teenagers were challenging themselves to eat Tide Pods.

  • Jeff Brokaw September 24, 2019, 2:47 PM

    Great essay.

    I guess it’s time to lower the minimum age for president to 16, then.

  • Skorpion September 24, 2019, 6:15 PM

    Children’s Crusades always end in disaster.

  • Mike Anderson September 25, 2019, 5:49 AM

    Behold the genius behind the simple campaign slogan: Orange Man Bad!

  • James ONeil September 25, 2019, 10:20 AM

    ghostsniper’s point that that the youngster is mentally dysfunctional from long term child abuse by her parents is quite valid but I’d also contend our schools, etc., contribute to youth (and adult) insanity.

    My 13 year old granddaughter spent most of the school day yesterday, with the rest of the students, in the assembly room, instead of in classes, taking part in a mandatory anti-bullying challenge wherein the facilitator would ask questions such as; “Has anyone ever made fun of your hair? If so step forward and cross the line.” and “Have you ever called anyone ‘four eyes’? If so cross the line.”

    Crying was encouraged.


  • ghostsniper September 25, 2019, 11:42 AM

    @James, Who made those kids attend that school?
    There have always been other choices, even choices that cost less, but most people choose the easy route. The route that converts their kids to victims of the state. I have long claimed, the public education system is nothing of the sort, it is merely a socialist run day care center paid for by the masses, for use by the ignorant and lazy.

  • It's political, not grammatical September 29, 2019, 7:02 PM

    So good but can I make one suggestion? Can we drop the “google” in front of “search”? If we say “do a search,”everyone knows what we mean, so there’s the redundant aspect, but worse — they don’t need our free advertising, and we don’t need to promote this global monstrosity that discriminates blatantly against us. Thanks. (Have noticed people are backing off from saying “google it,” which is great, but now they’re saying “do a google search,” when it’s not necessary and it’s helping our opponents. “Do a search” is fine.)