Are they really Gen X? Lower Gen X.
“like they’re fucking Plato”
I’m glad someone is taking Molyneux to task on the liberal assumption all children are angelic snowflakes who care about reason and truth and never bully or murder one another unless it’s a parents fault for showing them violence.
Have you seen chimps?
Do chimps have violent cartoons Stefan?
Do gorilla spank?
Do antelope butt heads?
Children are not smart. Children are not mature. Children do not have full brains yet.
That’s why they legally need a parent. They need hierarchy, they love routine and stability. Shit tests exist in children and the immature e.g. negging. If there are no boundaries practically, they know they never existed in theory – i.e. you lied to them, so not only will they keep misbehaving, but they won’t believe in moral objectivity (only relativism like the Pleasure Principle) but they’ll also hate you.
This failure to be an assertive ADULT is called permissive parenting. There are studies. Have at it, folks.
The smart Gen Y are doubting parenthood because they see this. Many Gen Y can’t even afford kids, let alone ungrateful ones. I do think Gen Y will be worse (like, abusive level worse) in places.
Weak parents, weak children. The sins of the father…. A good tree produces good fruit, a bad tree… should be sterilized. He misses one major issue here: slutty parents. This does a number on the kid’s brains. They begin to feel unwanted and this naturally fucks anyone up existentially (most edgy nihilism, parents ignored them). Should parents be allowed to re-marry if they have proven themselves incapable of the responsibility?
If the parent has no superego, how can they instill one to their spawn?
If the parent cares about the reputation of being married more than staying married, how can society allow this superficial abuse of the system to make their personal lives look more responsible?
Another one is technology. Anyone giving a smartphone to a baby or a toddler should be locked up. I’m completely serious. Apple employees wouldn’t do that. They would agree with me, it’s brain damaging. Why doesn’t Jr have impulse control when we gave him bleeping instant access to the whole world while he was still trying to figure out selfhood and not being selfish? There should be 16+ age restrictions on smartphones, especially the camera unit. With the amount of child-made child pornography (the grooming of “sexting”) it’s a rare time we need regulations because the parents are inept.
Revoke the marketing category of teenager. You’re adult or child.
Let older children work and earn as much money for the same labour.
Allow children to graduate early, including with MOOCs.
Encourage children to be useful to the family, they are not pets to be indulged.
Spoiling isn’t a good thing like adverts say. It’s corruption. The short track to the parental ego boost, it’s all about the parent seeing their brat ‘so happy’. The kid plays up to it over time.
You can spoil a hard-working adult – either yourself or your spouse, romancing your child is creepy. Buying gifts to make them like you – ew.
Children can’t respect power in a parent that isn’t there.