What About The Kids?

I don't really like "children's interests" arguments - they go too close to an appeal to emotion for my liking - but this has been rolling round in my head for a while and I wanted to put it down on the internet, because I really am that much of an idiot.

So anyway...I've been thinking. This is the first sign that something somewhere has gone very very wrong, but I hope to perhaps put it right or at least give you lot a good laugh. Quite a few people I know have been saying "we deserve our shitty society for not having done enough to make it less shit". I have massive, massive problems with this attitude already, but even so...

...Let's say that yes, we did "deserve" our shitty society after all and we should eke out the rest of our days as failed wage-slaves or something. Let's say that this shitty society is not going to get any better, and finally, let's say that people are having kids.

Assuming no original sin/total depravity (both are most probably nonexistent), what the fuck did the kids do to "deserve it"?!

Nothing, that's what. Nothing whatsoever. They were too young to understand what was going on, let alone do anything about it. Therefore, they could not have "deserved" anything, much less this shitty society they were born into! And keep in mind this next generation will receive a worse society than we were born into...yeah, that's not fair, just or right by any conceivable measure.


  1. You think we have a shitty society? I would say it's much less shitty than the society we had 100, 50 or even 20 years ago.

  2. Key word here is "less". It's not exactly sunshine and rainbows.


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