Friday, August 15, 2008

Perpetual adolescents

Beside the silly slogan about "saving the males," Kathleen Parker has a few good points. What she misses is that our culture does not value fathers because it does not value (in fact, it rejects) the authoritative side of love. In this respect, we are the living proof of the fact that without authority there is no growing up to adulthood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our culture recognizes only one authority: the Market. If you live outside the Market, you can be a child forever (as is illustrated, for example, in the denouement of "Knocked Up", where the chastened hero buckles down and gets a low-level programming job, not that the mother of his child needs his income, or him, for that matter.)