Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Steyn: Land of the Middle-Aged Son

Japan was once the land of the rising sun.

Now it's the land of the invisible son, and daughter. Ditto for most of Western civilization with the exception of Israel (yay-go Jews, go).

Western decadence combined with secular, godless and purposeless living and a trend toward leftist political policies (i.e dependency) has led to an unprecedented number of truly miserable young people.

By 28, I had finished university, moved to another country by myself, been married for five years and had my first child and I'm damned proud of that.

Listen to Mark Steyn's interview from earlier this morning on the John Oakley show. 

Steyn mentions the Italian 'big babies' phenomenon, so here is a related follow up story that I posted earlier this year. 

"An Italian court has ordered a middle-aged father to keep supporting his 28-year-old son through university, after he turned to the law to try and force his offspring to get a job. Italians are notorious for staying at home with their parents into their twenties, thirties and even forties, often until they marry."

"The Modena case is just one of 8,000 similar disputes that end up in court each year, with adult children demanding an allowance from their parents."

"The problem of adult children taking their parents to court for money is so acute that the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers has called for an age limit to be set by the Supreme Court in Rome, beyond which children could not sue their parents."