When I was a kid there were lots of great dads at least on TV there was. My Three Sons, Father Knows Best, Leave it to Beaver, The Brady Bunch, and Bonanza are just some of the programs that displayed the fathers love for his children. And perhaps my dad wasn’t Michael Brady or Ben Cartwright, but he was a lot closer to being like one of the TV dads of my childhood than todays dads are.
Who are todays dads? That middle aged guy living in an efficiency apartment he can barely afford if his car holds up. Our precious, fragile little college snowflakes aren’t going back home to live with dad. Mom has a basement and none of mommies little precious’ are ever going to have to worry as long as daddy is alive and mommy can still rub it in his face.
Todays dad sees his kids every other week if he’s lucky. Everytime the ex feels like jerking his chain he misses a visit. Lawyers aren’t much of an option when you’re barely able to pay for an efficiency apartment if the car holds out. He probably misses his garage and/or computer room. Todays dad might develop a drinking or drug problem while he adjusts to being single again. If he manages to find a woman who doesn’t mind all his baggage and the fact that he’s broke …. he’s already found a better woman and this makes mom nuts (as if she wasn’t nuts before).
Todays dad is a shell of a man on average. The best he can hope for is a 50/50 shot at having a family and if he tries and fails misery will undoubtedly follow him the rest of his days. Or at least for a hell of a long time.
And then there is the ultimate expression of American fatherhood the dad no one has ever seen. See kid when mom was a young girl her skin was smooth and soft and her breasts were supple and ripe and there wasn’t a decent looking guy in town who hadn’t bent her over their parents couch and spilled the beans. And if high school wasn’t enough your mom went to college where she experimented with lesbianism, slept with guys from other races and backgrounds and ended up with that case of genital warts her current fuck buddy keeps blaming her for. Somewhere along the line she got pregnant and she ended up having you because she was so high on weed she missed the deadline. That dad you’ve never known. Maybe Maury Povitch can find him.
For a long time in America we as a society have been abusing dad. He’s gotten smaller and weaker and indecisive preferring to spend much of his time in the kitchen making someone a sandwich. Any display of masculinity is absolutely verboten and so we have generations of confused girlymen. When we have a war with purses as weapons we’ll let those little bitches know. Destroying men destroys the family. Many young men today don’t even want to be in a relationship with a woman much less marry her and have children. Look America at todays college students and see what you have wrought.