Marvell wrote:kurt_w wrote:I'm attempting to intellectually stunt my daughter by not teaching her enough four-letter words?
By trying to blinker her from reality? Pretty much.
Reality's still going to be out there. I would think as a parent you'd be more interested in making sure she's got the ethical base and judgment to engage with reality in all its...you know...reality than expending the energy in a vain and counterproductive attempt to make her think the whole world is some kind of big fucking Knott's Berry Farm.
But what the hell do I know? I don't have any kids, so maybe I'm totally off base.
I do know this, however; the sanitized bourgeois values being trumpeted as somehow superior to mine have resulted in world that's totally okay with rampant wealth inequality, mind boggling insensitivity to the suffering of the poor, and almost universal denial of looming economic and environmental collapse.
To me, that's obscene. Not the fucking word 'fucking.'
Wow, it's worse than I thought. By failing to teach my daughter to talk like Chuck Schick, not only am I intellectually stunting her, I'm also contributing to wealth inequality, the suffering of the poor, and environmental collapse.
I guess it could be worse. At least I haven't unleashed a new smallpox epidemic or anything like that yet. Clearly, though, Ms Kurt and I need to rethink how we interact around the dinner table:
- Kurt: Pass the motherfucking salt, somebody.
Ms Kurt: Sarah, you bitch, pass the goddamned sodium fucking chloride to your goat-blowing fat-assed father.
Sarah: Here's your cocksucking table salt, Daddy. Want the shit-eating pepper grinder with that, ass-face?
TV news announcer (in background): In further news this evening, scientists announced that the rising tide of intra-familial rhetorical obscenity continues to mitigate the risks of global warming and ocean acidification. The newest crop of vulgarities is also being given credit for the recent solution to the Israel/Arab conflict, for the abolition of poverty, and for the stunning announcement that chocolate may cure cancer. Authorities hope that by training enough young people to swear proficiently and profusely, we may actually be able to roll back the universal increase in entropy and postpone the heat death of the universe.