In the 007 movie Goldfinger, there was a character named Pussy Galore. In typical Ian Fleming style his character names often had double meanings. This was also made light of in the Austin Powers movies.
Sometime between when I was a child growing up in the 70's and 80's and today, we became soft. I can't put my finger on where or when it started exactly, but it has happened. I'd like to think it started with over bearing mom's wanting to protect their children from every ill of the world. Somewhere along the way we were told we had to care about everybody's feelings. This then grew into creating laws and regulations to "protect" different groups ranging from children to spotted owls.
We now have a full generation of people that have grown up in this over protective nanny state environment. We teach our children the wrong lessons as they grow up. We enroll them in sports programs that do not keep score and award the same trophies to every player on every team. The lesson learned? Just go through the motions and get rewarded or no matter how well you perform you get rewarded the same. Nice lesson we are teaching the kids there.
We don't allow kids to bring cupcakes to school for birthdays anymore because poor little Jimmie may have a peanut allergy and feel left out. We make our kids wear uniforms to school and turn them into compliant drones ready for the workforce that rewards all equally regardless of effort or output.
Spanking a child to get their attention is no longer acceptable in the schools or dare I say even at home. No mention is made to "spare the rod, spoil the child." Fighting is treated like a capital crime in schools also, regardless of the reasons or who is to blame. This teaches our children to not defend themselves or be assertive when someone infringes on them. This also teaches the bullies its ok to push others around because they will not do anything about it. The only cure for bullies is a punch to the head, getting punched in the head changes your perspective real quick. It is very sad, but we have a whole generation of young men that need to get punched in the head a couple times to clear their minds and change their perspective.
We pass laws to tell business owners how to operate their own businesses by passing laws that prohibit smoking. A business owner should be allowed to make that decision for themselves but NO we have to force them to do it. Force them to create an environment to cater to one specific group.
We force people to wear seatbelts, force them to wear helmets on motorcycles, set up spy cameras at intersections to catch "red light runners" usually someone unable to stop safely because of the quick yellow light. Checkpoints trying to catch those who might drink and drive while we allow the borders to leak like a sieve. Urine tests for policemen, firefighters, truck drivers, and pilots but not welfare recipients.
Yes we do live in Pussy Galore's world. It grows day by day while we sit idly by and allow it to happen.