Apologies to John Adams

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

– John Adams US diplomat and politician (1735-1826)

I wonder what Mr. Adams would think about this quote knowing that the continuation of it would resemble …

and their children would then avail themselves to the practice of throwing birds at pigs, and ruminating upon the mating rituals of Kardashians”

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