Bros be like “I was built for a more brutal world before civilization” and can’t use a fucking can opener
I don’t want my kids to grow up soft
Well, I FUCKING DO
I hope my kids don’t have to work at 15, I hope my kids don’t have to be embarrassed by their patched up hand-me-down clothes, I hope my kids are soft and gentle and learn Shakespeare and Latin and write poetry and compose music, and never have to worry about money or healthcare or peace because that…that MEANS WE FUCKING WON
“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture
in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”
@RobinHood and then, his son died throwing a shitfit in congress about how the Mexican American War sucked ass
somewhere his father was saying "hell yeah that's my boy"
@RobinHood his great grandson, Brook Adams, was a strident critic of capitalism and Empire. He described the British Empire as bathing the world in blood, and the Roman as plundering and enslaving the world.
His The Law of Civilization and Decay is an amazing read, and is from 1896.
@RobinHood an alternative quote (which I'm probably misquoting) and which goes generations further is
"Hard times make good men.
Good men make easy times.
Easy times make soft men.
Soft men make hard times"
Apparently, history shows this to be false:
@RobinHood yeah, what happened to "automation will make humanity a leisure class"
don't answer that, the answer is capitalism
@RobinHood I learned how to open cans with a knife when i was five
it's a useful skill to have.
that doesn't make you ready to fight zombies in the post apocalyptic nuclear desert
just, you know, able to open a can, without cutting your hand open 🤷🏻♀️
@RobinHood Bros be like "I'm gonna stick it to the man by taking over a bird sanctuary ranger station on Christmas in the middle of the high desert" and then realize that it's cold and there's not a Burger King or running water for like 150km then go on the internet like "durr send snacks"
@RobinHood This reminds me of something an old Russian Jew I used to work with said. We were talking at a work lunch thing, and somehow the topic of an eye for an eye came up. I don’t remember how, someone mentioned it because our colleagues were a bunch of right wingers.
“People don’t really know what an eye for an eye means. My grandparents met when he killed a Cossack who was trying to rape her. That’s what it means.”