Now, I could be cynical and say that Hannity really doesn’t care what happens during Spring Break, but it does give his show a chance to act outraged while simultaneously showing constant images of bikini-clad college coeds. But remember, we’re outraged!
Here’s one of Hannity’s tweets on his Spring Break coverage:
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 25, 2015
To which I responded:
And here’s another response to another one of Hannity’s tweets on the subject:
@seanhannity Why are you conservatives shaming Americans for having fun–i.e. Being Americans!!!
— Patrick Johnston (@PatJohnston18) March 25, 2015
I then received a predictable response proclaiming that today’s kids are behaving far worse than recent generations:
These blanket admonitions are the type of comments that truly rile me up!
I despise the, “In my day, life was totally awesome, and filled with nothing but candy canes and unicorns” statements. How soon people forget.
As you can see for yourself, I take Mr. Harader to task for such a ridiculous comment. How can someone say kids are acting more irresponsible today than ever before? Seriously, the Rolling 20’s didn’t put shockwaves into the social norms America, and the rest of the civilized world? Are we going to say the 1960’s were exactly like The Donna Reed Show? Can someone argue with a straight face the 70’s were docile and tame? If so, then what were all of those Cheech & Chong movies trying to convey? How to drive safe when your car is filled with smoke? While Nancy Reagan told Americans to just say no in the 80’s, many were saying yes to all kinds of debauchery and songs by Men Without Hats! And, though I’m nostalgic about my 90’s, trust me, just watch the videos from Woodstock ’99, and tell me if things are worse today than they were then.
College students acting crazy for a week in their lives isn’t new, and it’s never going away. If they’re old enough to fight wars, then they earned the right to have fun.
And this is coming from a person who never attended a Spring Break party! No, I’m not bitter at all!
If there’s something that 20 year olds are going to tune-out, believe me, it’s going to be older and out-of-touch cable personalities begrudging them their American right to party.
That’s not to say there aren’t idiots in the crowd who will do some downright stupid things. Of course, there will always be those people. Just look at Donald Trump.
The libertarian streak in me says, however, that you’ve got to let adults be adults.
George Harrison once said something to the effect that through experience we gain knowledge. Those experiences come in all kinds of different forms in different stages of life. Sometimes, letting your guard down for a week is just one of those experiences Americans should cherish.
I knew plenty of college students who simply went home during their Spring Breaks. I knew some who did alternate spring break activities, like building or repairing homes, for example.
The point is we all have the right to make a choice. That’s what being an American is all about, right?
Shaming girls for being drunk while wearing bikinis, while showing said girls on a non-stop video loop, is sad and hypocritical for Hannity and his anti-Spring Breakers. Think about it: What would Hannity do without Spring Break? He’s making money by exploiting his fellow Americans for having fun, which is the real outrage.
Besides, judging from statistics, Southern conservatives probably aren’t all that mad since they’re most likely to order subscriptions for Playboy and other publications of the kind.
For the articles, of course.
Here’s a clip from Hannity’s “expose” I just had to share. The male panelist believes that we should tell girls they’re weak. That’s wise. Then, after a little arguing, the entire panel agrees that Spring Break should be “shut down.”
Why in the world would they want to hurt Spring Break towns and cities’ ability to conduct commerce? We’re talking big money, here, and anti-Spring Break advocates want to interfere with the free market!