Thursday, October 14, 2004

I love what Trey Parker said in an interview on 60 Minutes tonight...
Children have to learn how to be functioning members of society. We cannot rely on their innocence to lead us or shape how we view things. Maybe innocence has value when you're dealing with issues of the heart, but then again experience only makes you stronger. Innocence and inexperience aren't really helpful when it comes to dealing with real life dilemmas, threats, or issues... take the outcome of the Children's Crusades for example. See what's possible when people can't read or think for themselves.

"It's real dialogue for us, but kids. There's a philosophical underpinning that makes 'South Park' different than other shows, which is kids have to be taught to be good people. That we're not naturally born good people. That society actually makes us better," says Stone. "Kids are naturally born egotistical, self-centered, greedy. And they need to be taught to live with other people." "We grew up around all these hippies, just going, you know, 'Society's so messed up, man. And our only hope is like the innocence and the purity of the child,'" adds Parker. "And it's like, 'No, dude, you got it backwards, you know?' It's like our only hope is society, really." - Trey Parker.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/11/60II/main648626.shtml

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