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Liberals Shocked, Shocked at Spring Break Bacchanalia

by Christopher Chantrill
March 09, 2006 at 10:47 am

BACK IN THE day, when liberals were young, they were advising young people to turn on, tune in, and drop out. Or was it drop in and turn off?

Anyway, after telling young people to let it all hang out, after a generation of sex education showing teenagers how separate sex from marriage and the bearing of children, now all of a sudden liberals have decided that they don’t like it.

Here we have millions of college kids taking the liberals’ advice and getting it on with everyone in sight, and liberals have decided that it is all wrong. The whole thing is symbolized for liberals by the epidemic of binge drinking among college students, which comes to a climax during the party season of Spring Break.

Never mind the boys, of course. The problem is college girls gone wild, writes Cheryl Wetzstein. (There’s a name for the wet T-shirt, beer-drinking season!)

Spring break has become an unhealthy "binge-fest," says the head of a major medical association, citing a poll that shows that 74 percent of female college students agree that alcohol is an excuse for outrageous behavior. "Spring break is broken," Dr. J. Edward Hill, president of the American Medical Association, said yesterday.

Oh my!

And here’s the shocker. According to an AMA survey of 664 current and former college co-eds:

Seventy-four percent said women used drinking as an excuse for "outrageous behavior," such as public nudity, dancing on tables and participating in drinking contests.

What do these liberals expect? They smash the traditional culture of the respectable middle class. They marginalize men as oppressors and rapists. They create co-ed dorms. They actively encourage GLBT culture. They teach young women that the finest and noblest thing in the world is to kill their babies so they can have a career. They turn college into a political indoctrination experience. They fire the President of Harvard for suggesting that more research was needed to better understand innate male/female differences.

And then they are shocked at “girls gone wild?”

Give me a break.

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Christopher Chantrill blogs at www.roadtothemiddleclass.com.  His Road to the Middle Class is forthcoming.


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