So here is the meme:
And here is the actual statement from a news cast (from a different network) reporting on how experts say we can avoid leaving our kids to die in a broiling car on a hot summer day:
The story is here. I've seen this multiple times. These are the experts being interviewed by the press. None of whom seem capable of seeing the glaring problem. Heck, it took me a minute for it to register.
If you don't want to forget your kid in a sweltering car, then put something else you really need in the back to remind you. Others have said 'put something important' in the back seat.
That's what an abortion culture gets you. That's what a generation of godless nihilists and hedonists gets you. What we are seeing is the result of this secular pagan godlessness spun for decades. Ripe for the picking. That's how you take over the freest, most prosperous, one of the most charitable and penitent societies in history.
Get your best and brightest to affirm that for parents in the world today, it's logical that they need their cell phones at least as much as they need their babies. The signs of Satan's reign in our world today are so clear, you must want to deny it. It couldn't be because you can't see it.
In case I'm not clear, allow me to repeat. If we live in a nation where our betters and brightest say the best way to avoid consigning your child to agonizing death in a sweltering car is to put something else that really matters in the seat beside them, we're in big, big trouble.
Or, perhaps my boys hit the nail on the head. If this is what our modern age has produced, perhaps this is why so many now are getting off by consonantly pointing to the sins of old sinners from long gone. By constantly adding disclaimers that more or less say how morally inferior those people from before yesterday were, it takes our attention off of the monstrous hot mess disaster we've made our own world in our own time. That might be.
1) you know I don't disagree with you. I do wonder exactly how much of an issue this is or is it like the plane crash paradox.ReplyDelete
2) I also can't help but think, you know what else would be a big help? Maybe putting the kids beside you on the front seat. Wonder what keeps people from doing that... (that was rhetorical)
It seems to have become a bigger problem in recent years. But what struck me was the idea that to keep from forgetting your kids, you put something else as important - like a PC or cell phone. The thought that we keep from letting our kids die by putting something we really won't forget that matters to us just leaped out at me. Kids reduced to being one of many thing like cell phones that matter to us, just might explain some things.Delete
Yep. Like i said, i agree with you. I just keep having further questions. Like... kids make noise. How are they being forgotten in the first place?Delete
If they're making a racket and are still getting left behind... Well, like you said, maybe we focus on other's sins to avoid our own.
Yes. That's the point. It is something that has gotten worse, but I doubt on the global stage it is a pandemic. But the thought that "Experts" think the solution is to put something next to the baby that we really wont' forget - like our cell phones - speaks volumes.Delete
It's a tragedy when children are left in hot cars to die. But let's not pretend that it's common. We live in a country of 330 million people, and accidents happen. People who spread this advice and their captive audience are probably NOT the ones who would make such a mistake as leave their child in a hot car. A few years ago here in Texas, a woman was diddling and doing drugs with her boyfriend while her two kids suffocated in the driveway.ReplyDelete
When this cause is promoted with such zeal that I can't leave my kid for 1 minute while I drop off a library book, it's a problem.
Oh, I don't know how much of a pandemic it is. I was taken by the fact that the "Experts" felt the best advice was for parents to put something else as important next to the kid - like cell phones or computers. That somehow the kid himself isn't important enough. Something about that just caught my mind this time when I saw that meme. I had heard the advice before, but then it dawned on me - we might forget our kids, but we'll assume we'll never forget our cell phones?Delete
Eh, kids fall asleep. Some people write about using their cars as a pediatric sleep aid.ReplyDelete
Change "something important" to "something you will IMMEDIATELY notice not having" (and your left shoe is such a thing) and it's a bit different.
I still think it telling that cell phones and PCs and the like are used to equal the baby. This isn't some pandemic to be sure, but it has become more and more of a problem over the years. Decades ago, it was barely ever a thing. A once in a year story. Now you'll see stories several times in a month. Trends like that I notice.Delete