Monday, June 06, 2011

Yep, It Was Weiner's Wiener!

US Congressman Anthony Wiener finally admitted he sent a close-up photo of his underwear clad body to a women via Twitter. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC political talk show Hardball, called this another example of "the juvenilization of America." He is right. How many Congressmen have been caught with their pants down (pun intended) in the last ten years? What is it about being elected to political office that turns grown men into immature, hormonally driven adolescents? Who, when they get caught react like children. Insisting they did not do anything for way, way, too long instead of acting like adults and saying, "Yes, I did it. I'm sorry, it was foolish, and I promise not to do it again." Of course it is not just the men, Sarah Palin still insists she wasn't wrong in her assertion that Paul Revere made his famous ride to warn the British that the British were coming....Wait, now I'm confused.

Still, is not just the politicians who act this way. So many people in our society would rather be perceived as being young rather than as a full-grown, responsible adult. We are a nation of perpetual adolescents. We want what we want when we want, we do not want anyone telling us what to do, and we definitely do not want anyone calling us on anything we might have done wrong. We are the children our parents warned us about.

6 comments:

ally bean said...

Very well put.  Immaturity is encouraged by our media.  Rudeness is tolerated by our society.  Stupid is glorified just about everywhere I turn.  Everyone is just so special now that the rules don't apply to them.  It all seems rather weird to me. 

la pergrina said...

<span> Everyone is just so special now that the rules don't apply to them.</span>

Which is just how adolescents think and what leads to the rudeness that is so common now.  If I hear one more person justify their rude behavior by shouting, I have rights!.....I may have to start carrying copies of the US Constitution to hand out while asking them to show me where in the Constitution it says they can smoke anywhere they want, park in handicapped parking spaces, talking on their cell phones in a movie theater, and all other rude obnoxious behaviors. But I won't, rudeness in kind just creates more rudeness.

Tara said...

Um.... boozy makes you stupid. That's why they call it dope... no, wait... what?

Blue Witch said...

Yes.  And it's getting worse.

I wonder whether it's all the 'games' that modern technology encourages that is driving it?

la peregrina said...

That's an interesting hypothesis, BW, could be.  Something sure is going on.

la peregrina said...

:)