Notoriously addled butt munch Pat Robertson took a question today from a woman worried about her 11-year-old son who "started listening to music that speaks of the 'beast within' and the 'infection in people.'" Consequently, his behavior has this poor woman "to the point of me giving up trying to parent him." Thank goodness she took her concern to that master oracle of parenting advice, good ol' Pat.
Pat started out okay, reminding exhausted mom that her son was just going through puberty. But this is Pat Robertson we are talking about, so of course things went south very quickly. The natural response to a child going through the difficulties of puberty is to "smack a little 11 year old around a little bit and say, ‘You behave, you’re not going to listen to that garbage in my house. If you do I’m going to tear it up and break those records or CD or whatever, iPods, however you get that mess.'"
During that last sentence, Pat's sidekick, Terry Meeuwsen, had to step in and remind Pat that 11 years olds today do not listen to records. They get their filth these days from the devil iPod machine. Pat goes on to insult the woman's child calling him a "twerp who needs to learn how to behave."
The most telling thing in this stupendously ignorant episode is that Pat automatically concludes that he's lecturing a single mother. When it's pointed out that the woman used the pronoun "we" in the question, Pat proceeds to emasculate the father by warning with a sinister laugh that "the little kids wouldn’t do that with me, I promise you. Big Daddy’s home! Wham!"
Good for you, Pat. You correct 'em. Nothing like some good old-fashioned child abuse to clear a confused pubescent child's head. That child is sure to grow up as well-balanced as your are, you violent authoritarian windbag.