“Boys play sports to ready themselves to fight and die in wars. Girls play with dolls and cheer boys on the sidelines of sporting events, groomed to comfort the fighting men and have their babies.
“Alternatively, today's young are groomed to attend college, become steeped in student loan debt, to find a job to pay it off, afford marriage, buy a house and have children. By their early 20s, they're set in cement, locked in at an early age, with few inspired or motivated to buck the trend.”
It’s interesting, his insight that this paradigm is “the norm for our democracy”. Paragraph 2 here generates the link between “don’t ask don’t tell” and the former military draft, and the idea that it could come back some day.