With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, its a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods.

Heres the problem with all of this babying: it creates a society of weenies.

There wont be more more rebels because this generation has been frightened into submission and apathy through a deliberately orchestrated culture of fear. No one will have faced adventure and lived to greatly embroider the story.

Kids are brainwashed yes, brainwashed  into believing that the mere thought of a gun means youre a psychotic killer waiting for a place to rampage.

They are terrified to do anything when they arent wrapped up with helmets, knee pads, wrist guards, and other protective gear.

Parents cant let them go out and be independent or theyre charged with neglect and the children are taken away.

Woe betide any teen who uses a tool like a pocket knife, or heck, even a table knife to cut meat.

Lighting their own fire? Good grief, those parents must either not care of their child is disfigured by 3rd-degree burns over 90% of his body or theyre purposely nurturing a little arsonist.

Heaven forbid that a child describe another child as black or, for that matter, refer to others as girls or boys. No actual descriptors can be used for the fear of offending that person, and offending someone is incredibly high on the hierarchy of Things Never To Do.

Free range parenting is all but illegal and childhood is a completely different experience these days.

All of this babying creates incompetent, fearful adults.

Our children have been enveloped in this softly padded culture...