Adam Carolla is not a fan of Occupy Wall Street. To say the least.
The comedian and talk show host went on a rant of epic proportions against the self-styled 99%, linking their grievances against the country's economic imbalance to what he thinks is a generation of kids raised too softly by their parents.
"There's something that's come up in this country that didn't use to exist, which is envy. And it's a big issue," Carolla said in an interview posted by the conservative Media Research Center. "It was understood back in the day, and we are empowering, we're now dealing with the first wave of participation trophy, my own fecal matter doesn't stink, empowered, I feel so f*cking good about myself, everyone's a winner, there's no losers, we're dealing with the first wave of those f*cking assholes.
Carolla got specific in his railing, calling out those who administer youth athletics and blaming their leniency in awarding children prizes with creating the multi-national movement.
"We’ve created a bunch of f*cking self-entitled monsters. And this has become the pursuit of my life where people are so far out of it in what they expect and what they think realistic is and what the set of rules that pertains to them versus the other guys- Because that’s what the bottom line is," the host said. "‘I want my Most Valuable Player trophy.’ ‘Well, you’re the slowest, fattest guy on the team.’ Why should he get one and I don’t?’ ‘Because he busts his ass and he runs a 4.4 40. That’s why he gets one.’ ‘Well, this is bullsh*t.’ And then everyone gets involved and everyone gives everyone a participation trophy and then everyone feels good about themselves but it’s not based on anything."
Carolla has often espoused his political beliefs; he's called himself a Republican who would like to see pot legalized, and in a book released a year ago, he discussed gender roles and a new generation's confusion of what he believes are the proper functions of men and women. Again, he blamed that on parenting.
"Why is it that the same people who beat the celebrate-differences drum when it comes to cultures refuse to acknowledge the biggest cultural difference on the planet? Men and women," he wrote in "In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks... and Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy." "I guarantee you Japanese men, German men, and black men have a f#$& of a lot more in common than your average dude and chick. Let’s face it. Women are better with the kids when they get a boo-boo, but when it comes time to disarm the roadside bomb, that’s where the fellas come in."