"At which point did we begin to accept that sexually abusing children was a regrettable symptom of our society? How much more are we prepared to accept until the will of the human spirit is finally broken? Indecent exposure and fondling at airports? Water becoming so poisoned that it would be unsafe to drink, and nobody noticing when it became undrinkable? When did we stop remembering a time when antidepressants were scarcely heard of? When alleged natural disasters would have galvanized humanity globally to help the victims? When third world regions were not out of sight out of mind?
Do you really want to be the grandparent reminiscing about a time when young people could think freely for themselves and as individuals without being so anesthetized by popular culture? A time when you could dream that one day a Jew could embrace a Muslim and join their Christian and atheist friends for dinner, accepting that the overriding doctrine that unites us all is our capacity for compassion, love and peace, a time before society was made up of compartmentalized units of programmable robotic people?"