Old SR buddy David Bond offers his thoughts about today & the good old days:
We are living in a much meaner, rule-obsessed world now. When did the policeman cease to be your friend and become instead your lurking law-enforcer, hiding behind a rock to catch you committing a victimless crime? When did adults start needing to supervise a kids' game of pick-up or scrub? When did cops feel the need to break up a high-school homecoming bonfire? When did kids getting into a rock-or fist-throwing event with the kids up the street become a crime, requiring expulsion and counselling? Or for that matter, when did kids become encouraged to snitch on their parents at school for smoking a wild herb? Or to feel good about themselves even when their study habits were sloppy and by Grade 12 they still could not write a simple declarative sentence? More here.
Question: Do you agree/disagree with Bond that our society is meaner & more rule-obsessed than it used to be?