I'm well aware of the fact that there are plenty of great parents out there, but the number of worthless parents seems to be spiraling upward at an alarming rate. When is the last time that you saw a parent discipline a child in public? Many are fearful of reprisals from busybodies and law enforcement personnel. Others just cannot be bothered to teach their kids right from wrong. How can we expect a kid to grow up into a good man or woman if their parents are lowlife scumbags? Schools are no better these days either.
Most public schools seem to have completely abandoned the idea of disciplining students who misbehave. If a child is not being disciplined at home, and their teachers don't bother to discipline them when they act out, take a wild guess as to how that kid will turn out as an adult.
Media outlets are plastered with examples of our youth's lack of morals. Take a look at the "occupy movement." All of those encampments were dens of crime, drugs, and all manner of filth. Most of the participants were misguided young adults with a twisted sense of entitlement. Where are they getting this sense of entitlement? They're being taught at every level of education that they can rely on the government to take care of their every need, and a free ride is only a vote away. Thank you, higher education.
All of this is nothing new, but most of us go about our daily business without any real sense of alarm about this trend. I don't know what the solution is, but an examination of what our kids are being taught in school is a good first step. Since there are absolutely no repercussions for being a worthless parent, that fight will probably never be won. I'd be interested in your ideas; fire away in the comments section.