Hey Parents, These Are Your Kids in the Streets [OPINION]
If the mobs in the streets look familiar to you, they should. Those are the kids that grew up in your neighborhood. They are the ones your kids went to school with and played sports with or attended a dance class with. They are your kids.
The young adults you see hurling bricks at the cops and participating in "F--- the Police" marches are the survivors of the "everybody wins a trophy" generation. You know, the kids that couldn't handle losing so we didn't keep score. The ones we set aside cry rooms for in college.
The kids that are ripping down the monuments and symbols that your fathers went to war to defend are the same little cutie pies for whom you arranged playdates. They are the ones you rewarded with Playstations when evil teachers dared to criticize their behavior in school. The kids you pulled strings for to get them the starting position rather than have them earn it like all of the other kids.
The radicalized punk all dressed in black that just set fire to a Wendy's or a police station, that's the kid who got the "woke" education from the government school and indoctrination at the university you mortgaged your home to pay for. Good thing they discovered their White privilege just in time to participate in the riots of 2020.
Take a good look in the streets, parents, and there you will see the results of your virtue signaling and cancel culture mentality biting the very hand that fed them and you so well for so long. God forbid if these snowflakes ever experience true hardship. But if they do, I know you will be right there to cushion the blow.
Now, if you'd just do all of us a favor and collect your trash from the streets, the rest of us would be most grateful.
And oh yeah, before the regulars begin to pile on to this with their self-righteous cries of racism and such, the vast majority of kids in the streets are White kids from the 'burbs. Look it up.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.