Well, I’m always for empathy for the underdog, but sometimes things are more complicated.
Case in point: this scrawny kid who had a rough time, but a large part of it was due to having asshole parents. Parents who were constantly judging, backstabbing, gossiping about, and bullying other people.
Now when this kid went to school, he had at least two major obstacles to overcome, but surely the fact that he learned his morals from his parents doomed him. The parents never taught him how to be a good person because they don’t know how to be one themselves. Obviously other kids are not going to put up with shit from spoiled rich kids. It’s just not going to happen.
Anyway, this kid has now become this trollish Alt-Right creep, but it’s not solving the original problem because he doesn’t know he has a problem. The problem being his parents. I suppose he’s a victim himself in that sense, and his parents were probably victims of their parents.
The Self Esteem Movement
The comedian George Carlin warned about this New Age way of raising kids, and I suspect this post is testimony to what he was saying – that everything nowadays is about self-esteem. But the parents above weren’t really into that. The kids weren’t totally spoiled. The parents made them do chores, etc. However, at a certain level the kids were spoiled, and on top of that the parents were flaky and sanctimonious.
I’m not quite sure where the blame lies here, but I sure wouldn’t want my children to become like this. I’d rather disown them.