The Chicago Tribune has this story about schools trying to do something about the sexually explicit dancing and music that goes on at so many high school dances, and the obscene clothes so many high school kids wear today. The article included this quote, from someone who predictably thought this is no big deal:
Some, however, say modern critics of teen dancing and attire are the equivalent of those in the 1950s who wanted to stop Elvis from shaking his hips.
Perhaps it is. And perhaps that means that our parents were right to be concerned about Elvis. Perhaps they knew what it would lead to.
It’s like if your mom tells you that sugar will rot your teeth, and you laugh her off, thinking she doesn’t know what she’s talking about, and then ten years later your teeth are full of cavities and your dentist says it’s all the sugar you ate that did it. And you say, “That’s stupid- it sounds just like what my mom said ten years ago.”