re·venge bree·ding · noun.
Modern sociological construct — though really it is as old as time itself — whereupon one social group or class of people begins to procreate out of concern that if they do not, the world will one day be taken over completely by STUPID PEOPLE, BIRTHERS, DEATHERS, REDNECKS, HICKS, BOUGIE FREAKS and so on. Post-2001, REVENGE BREEDING has seen a marked decline as fears of terrorism and reprisals of Republican rule have run rampant throughout American society. Simultaneously, the American CREATIVE CLASS has been both aging and susceptible to a kind of social posturing in which couples take great pleasure in pondering just how OVER IT they may or may not be. (N.B.: In this case, “it” would be activities such as NIGHTLIFE, PROMISCUOUS SEX and NON-SHAME-BASED RECREATIONAL DRUG USE.) Frequently in modern society, REVENGE BREEDING has been talked about in strictly hypothetical terms; but in recent years, it has become a real thing, rising in direct proportion to other factors such as CHARTER SCHOOLS, URBAN GENTRIFICATION and CHILD-FRIENDLY WILCO MERCHANDISE (see photo at right). Ironically, however, the sociological and political concerns of REVENGE BREEDERS are often abandoned once the child is born, as few people of any political persuasion are comfortable in using children to upset dominant paradigms. Instead, REVENGE BREEDERS often merely project their own preferences and social politics onto their children in a more reserved manner, setting the stage for an adolescent rebellion that often can manifest itself only in shades of GOTH, STRAIGHT EDGE, POST-EMO CHRISTIANITY or some combination thereof.
Ex.: “Having lived and worked in Fishtown for some time now, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to stop the steady stream of TEENAGE OXY ZOMBIES and STREET URCHINS is a healthy dose of good ol’ REVENGE BREEDING.”
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