After 18 years of being told how precious they are; getting gold stars on every piece of homework no matter how poorly done; getting participation trophies for losing seasons; never being disciplined; never told no, or faced rejection, failure, responsibility, or consequences; coupled with years of playing violent video games; being enchanted by the Hollywood and music culture of violence, rape, and drugs; and instantaneous notoriety by 24/7 media rushing to politicize every act of violence—instead of condemning it—with a faux-righteous indignation; we unleash these young people into society.
A society that doesn’t give a damn how precious your mommy and daddy said you were, that has neither the time or patience for ill-performed work, and has zero tolerance for showing up late to work. A society where more people are going to swipe left and you are going to face rejection and failure. A society where responsibilities and consequences are real—and mommy and daddy won’t be there to clean up your mess.
How do we expect people who have lived in a bubble are going to react to these feelings and situations when they have never been taught to deal with them?
Sadly, far too often, it has been with violence. Mental illness or not, the recent shootings in Aurora, Sutherland Springs, Sandy Hook, Charleston, Santa Barbara, and now in Parkland have similarities in common that can’t be ignored.
Children need to be raised in reality, not some artificial bubble. Children need parents to act parental, not like their best friend. Liberals continue to bully society into normalizing every act of deviance. Liberals have been largely successful at “mainstreaming” children into schools with severe mental, physical, and developmental disabilities. And we really can’t overstate the damage that the liberal “victim” mentality and overuse of medication for hyper, overactive, and over-stimulated children has done in creating a permanent excuse for never being held accountable.
Children have become accustomed to being treated like a “star”—and all the entitlements that go along with that—so they are never “triggered.”
Because we’ve seen far to often what happens when children who grew up in their fake realities are “triggered” in the real world...and it never ends well.