I'm beginning to think that the biggest threat to modern civilization is not our government, not the fact that we're spending more than we rake in in taxes, not religious extremism or terrorism; it's the fact that people have apparently just plain lost their freaking minds.
Take, for instance, the President's speech to the children of America that supposedly happened earlier today.
The President decided he wanted to start this school year by talking directly to the students. The message of this speech? Go to school.
That's all. Not, "Hey kids, we need to pass health care bills" or "Republicans want to implant chips in your heads" or any other propaganda. Just go to school. That's all.
Here's the text if you need proof.
But the whole week, grownup adult people with supposedly fully developed minds have been freaking out.
"'Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me,' suburban Colorado mother Shanneen Barron told CNN Denver affiliate KMGH last week." says CNN in their article entitled "Obama delivers controversial school speech."
Seriously? You're really upset? Really?
The only thing controversial about the speech is that Obama felt he needed to say these things because evidently parents aren't doing it themselves.
I don't know, maybe I was spoiled in that I had parents who 'made me go to school' and 'forced me to do homework' and 'expected me to do things' and 'punished me when I didn't do things.' To me, the fact that the President of the United States feels like he needs to take time out from his busy day of running the free world to make this speech is the only ludicrous thing about this.
But to freak about because the President wants kids to do well? Christ, people, give me a break.