"...lack of self-discipline and disrespect for authority..."
Are you old enough to have experienced the might, the terror, the austere-yet-glorious aesthetic of Soviet Russia? Oh those were good years back when “enemy” meant something and garnered respect. Today’s grab bag of foes, both real and imagined, is enough to make even the most sober head spin. Enough to confuse even the very thoughtful.
Then, in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, there was one bad guy and he was fought by James Bond, Rocky Balboa and many Harrison Ford characters including Indiana Jones and President James Marshall.
But did you know, for a brief moment in those glorious decades, that polite society feared that we surfers, we wave sliders, were seen as ripe for plucking by Communist forces? Hard to imagine, considering today’s surfers are mostly alt-right ethno-nationalists but it’s true as recently revealed by a letter to San Diego residents by a naval dentist and shall we learn about Captain Schlack and his crusade?
Captain Schlack warned, “How parents (of surfers) may become or be unknowing tools of the Communist cause through lack of close supervision and control of their children. The laxity in discipline of children and juveniles…seem effective softening methods preparing youth for the acceptance of the communist doctrine. In general, the trend towards lack of self-discipline and disrespect for authority makes youth and many adults ripe for plucking by those who would undermine our way of life.”
Among other things, Captain Schlack didn’t like “surf riders” dropping wax on his sidewalk. He complained that surfers poured gasoline on his lawn and burned it. They broke windows, destroyed gardens, irritated dogs, woke him at night and cut through his P.B. Point yard to reach the beach below.
So there we have it and do you wish you were a little more rebellious or do you feel ok all fat, capitalistic and fat?