The latest version of anti-intellectualism is anti-safety. It spawns from the following line of reasoning:
- Kids today aren't as good as kids used to be.
This line of thinking has existed since the beginning of time.
- Not my kids, of course, because I'm a great parent.
And that guy I met in a bar who fathered my kids? He's really hot, so my kids have good genes.
- Your kids, however, suck because you always warn me about stuff that could kill or hurt them.
Because it's always someone else who is the problem.
I've got a few suggestions for new memes.
|Britney Spears follows this philosophy.|
|Most anti-vax parents didn't use bike helmets as kids.|
|Hey, if you're stupid enough to USE lawn darts, you're probably too stupid to grow up.|