Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat
I also submit that proliferation of upper middle-class dual income households in search of all the consumer excesses (such as bigger house, bigger SUV, bigger vacation home, and bigger heated driveway) have certainly played a role in the moral and intellectual degeneration of children today. These are the types of parents that are pushing an agenda of keeping the schools open till 6:00 so they don't have to pay for day care and feel guilty about the sinful amounts of money they make and spend on themselves. They are so blinded by greed, so saturated and bombarded with a consumerist lifestyle, that they fail to see their kids crying for help until its too late. All this just to keep up with the Joneses.
You need to calm down.
Why do you hate everything? Starbucks, people who make a decent living and buy nice things, etc. If people have the money to buy matching Lincoln Navigators and park them on a heated driveway so be it.
The point of the discussion was kids are kids, and times change. If you want to try to link it to some AICP type socio-economical planning phenomenon so be it, but I totally disagree with you. I'm sorry, I just don't believe that the sexual promiscuity of teenagers is in anyway related to whether or not they live in a "walkable" community, the city, or what kind of car their parents drive. I feel this is another half-witted attempt by someone with an anti-development viewpoint to push their issue.
Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
Cars don't get girls knocked up, boys do.