Friday, May 27, 2016

Good parenting = racism

"According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re 'unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children' by doing so.

In an interview with ABC Radio last week, philosopher and professor Adam Swift said that since 'bedtime stories activities . . . do indeed foster and produce . . . [desired] familial relationship goods,' he wouldn’t want to ban them [well, thanks for that, perfesser! - Paco], but that parents who 'engage in bedtime-stories activities' should definitely at least feel kinda bad about it sometimes.'"

Sounds about right. Let's create an even bigger pool of ignoramuses so nobody's feelings will get hurt.


RebeccaH said...

So what is this "professor" doing to improve the lives of neglected children, other than telling other people they should feel bad about it?

Deborah said...

Well, that must be why there are so many murders, rapes, burglaries, and sundry crimes. Someone read a bedtime story to their child on the other side of town.

Calling Sally Struthers.

rinardman said...

Typical progressive outlook. It's more 'fair', and easier, to bring everyone down to a lower level of achievement, than raise everyone up to a higher level.

bruce said...

Plato started the debate. That's why Karl Popper started his series 'The Open Society and Its Enemies' with Plato. But Plato has good things too.

Mercurius Aulicus said...

Response at the good Professor's website ( "At no point do we suggest that parents should not read bedtime stories to their children. Quite the contrary. Of course they should! All children should get bedtime stories! But it is easy for parents to think only about their own children and forget about or ignore the way in which things they do with and for their children - some of which it is entirely appropriate (indeed morally required) for them to be doing - may have various kinds of effect on other people's children. Perhaps if they kept those effects in mind, they might be more willing to support policies and initiatives that would enable all children to enjoy things like bedtime stories."

Please everyone think of the children!