If you want a perfect example of the moral confusion and unreality of our so-called modern culchah, just feast your eyes on this article from today’s WaPo police blotter which caught my attention because I pass the location mentioned in it every day.   See if you can spot the idiots.

It would seem that two 14 year old girls were walking down the street at 3:30 AM when they were sexually assaulted by an unidentified man.  (Fortunately, it appears nobody got hurt.)

Now, as an initial matter, what’s wrong with this statement of the basic facts of the incident?  Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?

Yes, that’s right:  What in the name of Godfrey Daniel were a pair of 14 y.o. girls doing wandering the streets at 3 ack emma in the first place?

(As an aside, this is a residential area,  so I’d probably bet on a near-by party.  On the other hand, there’s a 24-hour Giant grocery a couple blocks down the street, so maybe they’d been on some kind of munchies raid.)

So, who are the idiots here to which the title of this post refers?

The girls themselves?  Well, no.  They are idiots, but they’re adolescents so are almost idiotic by definition.  (But hopefully, after this incident, perhaps ex-idiots.)

Their parents?  Not enough information here to say.  For all the article tells, the girls could have been A.W.O.L.

Give up?  I’ll tell you.  Go read the comment thread.  A reasonably healthy proportion of the commenters ask the same question that I (and, I hope, you) did.  But take a look at the large minority of other commenters who savage the first set, who work themselves up into spasms of moral outrage that anyone would challenge some kid’s “right” to walk wherever she wants whenever she wants to and somehow not have to run the risk of suffering the consequences.   “What?” they say, “How dare anybody suggest that notions such as common sense or prudence or self-restraint should be allowed to infringe her law-given freedoms?”

Those, my friends, are your genuine Grade A Prime Morons

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