I'm half-Asian, my son one quarter. The latter percentage is evidently insufficient to sustain the Confucian ethic of respect for one's ancestors.
My son texted me this afternoon about the post I put up earlier today, about Wikileaks. He said, "I'm surprised Assange is charged with rape because he looks like such a homo, but hopefully he goes to prison."
I was at the dentist when I received that message, so to explain why I couldn't really communicate just then, I texted back, "I'm having my teeth cleaned right now."
Johnny's reply: "Is that your new euphemism for sucking dick?"
I can state without a scintilla of doubt that I never, ever would have even dreamed of speaking to my own father that way.
If this trend continues, I can't begin to imagine how Johnny's son will speak to him.