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 hope my grandkids grow up to be soyboys who don’t understand one goddamn thing about war or politics or math or how to build ships, I bet they’re going to make dope ass pots and lay down sick beats and probably weave baskets I don’t give a shit”
-John Fucking Adams
@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.