Ted Rall for June 16, 1997
Lately there's been a lot of talk bout foster care. Kids have been raped, underfed, exploited as servant's and beated by "parents" who only care about the money they get. (Woman: Come over here and rub my feet, little dog.) Are the kids in foster care abused? Of course they are! They learn at an early age that no one loves them and that everyone wants to use them. (Woman: I love you.) (Man: Don't feed me that crap! What are you really after?) But what's wrong with that? Foster care kids are superbly trained for adulthood in a world in which no one cares about anyone else- saving them thousands in therapy bills! (Man: Look at them, the fools!) Foster care isn't the problem- the parenthood is! Parented kids are coddled and weak! We need less parenting and more foster care! (Man: From now on, you don't eat budget cuts.) A message from your local foster folks: Caring kills.