RUSH: I mentioned at the top of the program. You know, we talk about Millennials and younger people and the cultural upheaval, cultural change happening in America. I’ll tell you honestly. When I saw a story some years ago that young men and boys in today’s Millennial generation, fewer and fewer of them have any interest in cars — fewer and fewer have any interest in owning one — I said, “Now that’s remarkable. That is significant,” because every generation…
There isn’t a generation of Americans yet that didn’t have a significant contingent of the young male population wantin’ a bike — wantin’ a bicycle, motorcycle or car. Mostly a car. And wanting a cool car! A souped-up car. Not just some electric thing to get from Point A to Point B. When I saw that there was dwindling interest in that, I said, “Well, this is significant.” Then there’s this. Washington Post. The headline: “There Isn’t Really Anything Magical About It: Why More Millennials Are Avoiding Sex.”
Would I ever see a story on a 26-year-old woman in town discussing the last time she had sex. I don’t think I would have seen it. But today, I mean, this is commonplace. And it’s fascinating. So here we now have a story in the Post where yet another unique characteristic of millennials is there’s no great shakes about sex, what’s the big deal? A 26-year-old financial analyst from Chicago has not had sex since her last relationship ended 18 months ago. She makes out with guys sometimes. And she likes to cuddle.
You mean in the millennial population cuddling doesn’t lead to anything? It’s tragic. It is. This is tragic. Especially for Planned Parenthood. You’ve got to have pregnancies if you’re going to keep that place alive and to have pregnancies you’ve gotta have people having sex.
But I digress. This is Sam Wei: “To me, there’s more intimacy with having someone there next to you that you can rely on without having to have sex. I don’t want to do anything that would harm the relationship and be something that we can’t come back from.”
So sex is one of those things once you go there you can’t go back. So sex is one of these things that might cause upheaval in a relationship. I have a clue for her. That’s not new. It isn’t new. That’s always been the — you know, that has really always been a factor. Male and female best friends. If you cross the line — well, it’s statistically proven — cross the line and you move from friendship to intimacy you can’t get the friendship back. It’s just not the same. The same thing as this. You can be friends with benefits. That exists, friends with benefits. But then you meet somebody other than your friend and then the friends with benefits thing has to come to an end. “Says who?” I know.
How about this? Male and female best friends. No sex involved. One of the two meets somebody, gets engaged. What happens to the original male/female best friendship? It is over. It is over. Why is it over? Somebody’s going to get jealous. But what if there’s nothing to get jealous of? What if that male/female best friendship, no sex, and even after one or two in that friendship gets married — (interruption) No, we’re talking straights here. I’m not going to get into gays yet. That’s a whole different dynamic. I agree. It can’t hold up. It can’t survive. The male/female best friendship can’t survive once one of them gets married. And the reason is that that means that one of them is knowingly every day openly, theoretically, having sex with somebody else. It just changes everything.
Well, I don’t know that this is exclusively women are too jealous. I think it’s more this: I’m going to get into deep doo-doo for this. But I have always doubted the genuineness of male-female best friendships. I’ve always thought you can’t do that, because we know what men really want here. But it can’t survive it. It can’t survive it. Like one of them getting married, it can’t survive it. You have a best friend and you’re a guy, guy best friend, get married, your friendship holds up. Unless your wife doesn’t like your best friend, then you can wave him goodbye.
So the millennials are tortured here. According to the Washington Post: “It’s a less sexy time to be young than it used to be, despite millennials’ reputation as bed-hoppers frolicking like the characters on “Girls.” A study published Tuesday in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior –” which reminds me I need to renew my subscription, the Journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, “– finds that younger millennials — born in the 1990s — are more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s as the previous generation was. Even older millennials are more sexually active than this younger group is.”
If you read deep enough you’ll find that’s all related to the cell phone. That people are having much more interpersonal satisfaction and they’re being rewarded much more by virtue of interaction on their phone. That’s what the story says. That online, being connected, cell phone, what have you, has replaced having sex. I did think that this was the hook-up generation.
Have you heard about the Supreme Court blocking a ruling that let transgender students use whatever bathroom they wanted to use in Virginia?
RUSH: This is kind of interesting. The Supreme Court signaled in an order yesterday that it is highly likely to take up the issue of transgender bathrooms in its coming term. There was a 5-to-3 vote that the justices put on hold, a ground breaking court ruling requiring a Virginia school district to accommodate a transgender high school student’s request to use the boys bathroom.
And there’s a picture of this transgender, this is a Politico story. Gavin Grimm, interviewed at his home in Gloucester, Virginia. He’s a transgender student whose demand to use the boys restrooms has divided the community and promoted a lawsuit. The court is not in session so each justice handles a region of the country. Stephen Breyer got this. And when Breyer in his opinion, when he saw that the four conservatives voted to stay this until later in the term, he decided to vote with them to make it 5-3 to make it look like that there was a solid opinion on this for whatever reason. He could have made it 4-4 and tied.
He decided to vote with the conservatives on this. Because they want this issue before the court. I’m sure they want to blow this sky high, too. But people are surprised that the court didn’t take action to permit this. That the court took action or ordered action to maintain a stay. And the LGBT community is not happy about it.
RUSH: Here is the reaction from the ACLU lawyers over this transgendered individual’s case, their reaction to the Supreme Court decision saying that he’s got to use a specific bathroom. “We are disappointed that the court has issued a stay and that Gavin,” who is the transgender here, “will have to begin another school year isolated from his peers and stigmatized by the Gloucester County school board just because he’s a boy who is transgender.” This is “Joshua Block, a senior ACLU staff attorney.”
So who is it that actually starts all this stuff that gets everybody all worked up, and then the reaction is, “What do you care? What difference does it make? There are more important things to talk about?” “What do you mean, ‘What difference does it make?’ It makes some difference. Why have bathrooms been segregated all of these thousands of freaking years?” So it’s like every other aspect of the rot and decline of our culture.
All we are is minding our own business, respecting tradition and institutions and all this stuff. And a lot of “reformers” come along and say, “You know what? We don’t like the way you do it. We don’t like the way you do marriage. We don’t like the way you assign who can use what bathroom and we’re going to change it, and we’re going to force it on you.” And people object and they are called a problem. And that’s how this stuff works.
And that’s how “social issues” all of a sudden become an albatross around Republicans’ necks, when all they were doing was minding their own business and a bunch of people come along and want to totally blow things up. It’s like the Democrats and Khizer Khan. What’s the real trick here on that? What’s the real…? You bring somebody up who has lost a child for some reason, in a war or to secondhand smoke or whatever cause the Democrats are pushing, and by virtue of that, you can’t oppose, you can’t criticize, you can’t say anything.
It’s like they bring up a person who’s disabled and have them do a political commercial for a candidate. The minute you disagree with the disabled person speaking up for the candidate, you’re called a bigot or what have you. These are time-honored tactics that the Democrats use to stifle and shut down debate — or when the debate happens, find a way to stigmatize those who are basically for status quo because status quo has derived from tradition and normalcy.