What Your Children are Doing Frequently Asked Questions

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This whole book is a rip off. It took me 1 megabyte to explain what Bob Dylan wrote in three verses:

Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide the chance won’t come again.
And don’t speak too soon, for the wheel’s still in spin,
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’.
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers, throughout the land,
And don’t criticize what you can’t understand.
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command,
Your old road is rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand,
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call:
Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall.
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled,
There’s a battle outside and it’s ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls,
For the times they are a-changin’.

  1. What is the most dangerous thing about the Internet?

    The Internet is a self-inflicted punishment on the order of God’s at the Tower of Babel. The lone Muslim in Smallville, USA; the lone American in Tai-Pei, no longer have to integrate into their local community. They can maintain their own community, construct it by picking and choosing individuals from around the globe. Rather than bringing the world together, the Internet will polarize the world as never before.

  2. Why doesn’t it matter how many laws we make to keep our children from reading about sex?

    It doesn’t matter because our children are smarter than we are. Our children were born in this technology. We’re just skimming the surface. No matter what laws we make, our children will find ways around those laws.

  3. Why does it matter that we have such laws at all?

    Because our children will find ways around those laws. And a thirteen-year-old who discovers that breaking the law is fun will not necessarily be mature enough to understand the difference between breaking bad laws and breaking good laws.

  4. So what can I do about it?

    Go back to the basics. Take responsibility for your children. Only you can teach your children to do right. Laws can only teach children to do wrong.

  5. Why do politicians care if you let your children look at dirty pictures?

    Politicians couldn’t give a flying fuck what your children look at. Politicians want power. That certainly comes as no surprise. Politicians want power over you, and they especially want power over the next generation. “Internet Decency” laws are just another salvo in the generational war that has been going since the sixties.

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