James Lafond was trying to pay for something at the grocery store when a teenage boy with a bike came up behind him and said he needed to get by.
“When I’m done here, I’ll move,” he said, but the cashier lady just stared in horror.
This episode points out three problems with modern American society, he says:
- That teenage boys [naturally] feel the need and the right to bully adults
- That most adults — particularly women — live in fear of teenage boys, a fear that, rather than admit to, they cloak through an overweening desire to appease the little monsters and an insistence that men do likewise
- That these two factors have resulted in a barbaric teenage substrata of our society that lives outside of the acceptable rules of behavior traditionally adhered to in all previous human societies, which has cultivated a sense of entitlement and empowerment among teens which makes attacks on adults and isolated teens highly likely