What happened is that the idea that you had to earn values became offensive, and the idea that people are entitled to values gained strength (pushed, no doubt, by those who had no hope of earning any). Raise a few generations who believe such tripe and the current trend is what you end up with.
“Manly virtues” are sexist and judgmental.
Welcome to the Obamanation.
I’m good, although occasionally pushing the envelope on the temperance thing.
“Manly virtues” require effort & sacrifice, and when popular culture became saturated in feminism and devalued and stigmatized traditional manliness, a lot of guys said ‘fine now I won’t bother’.
I wonder how many here are old enough to remember when the word to describe male behavior in WASP America was “masculine” and the Latino word “macho” was used to describe the phony, overt, hyper male behavior famous among Latins, and Hispanics, and then feminism started, and male behavior started being mocked as “macho” behavior.
John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart were masculine.
“Pick any contemporary issue, and chances are youll find destroyed male virtueand loss of cardinal virtuesas a root cause.
IllegitimacyWhats easier, being a strong man supporting your family, or just knocking her up and running off?
Chemical dependencyWhatever happened to temperance? Who cares? Theres a government sponsored treatment program to bail you out any time and as many times as you need it.
Failing public schoolsNo more strength, courage, or heroism to stand up to the social engineers. Where is that high school principal willing to kick out the troublemakers and stare down the bureaucrats?
CrimeOnly possible without prudence and justice
Poverty and welfare abuseThrive without independence, strength, and fortitude”
When men stop being men and pretend to be women society falls apart. The responsible, moral, upstanding man who provides for his family and supports his country is now looked on as at best a sap and a fool.
He is often called a threat and a hindrance to the new politically correct, totalitarian society.
Single moms turn boys into metrosexuals.
Not everywhere but...
Fatherhood replaced by government welfare.
Self and home defense replaced by 911 and gun control laws.
Competitive sports in elementary and high school replaced with “must have girls” on the team.
Church membership mocked and ridiculed by pop culture.
All gay all the time in the military and pop culture
A petulant whining possibly gay president who worships the man in the mirror.
Young women giving it up in the hookup culture.
Brutal family court system.
Assumption of guilt in the legal system
We were taught that another name for second place is “First Loser”.
Both Communism (egalitarian collectivism) and other forms of Socialism, are in various grades of denial of the basic differences between men & women, as well as the basic differences in all of us, in terms of personality, aptitudes, motivations, etc..
Of course, any healthy human society depends upon sex roles--the differences between men & women, on which the continuity of human life, depends, and from which most human happiness is derived. The politicians who have embraced the Feminist delusion, are merely parroting the egalitarian fallacies that have arisen in the academic world, and been given currency by a dumbed down journalism.
For more analysis, see Feminist Delusion.
I’ve always believed in the strong, full of courage Jesus. Not, as you said, the silly, flower child.
Jesus also confronted the Pharisees, calling them “vipers” (Matt 23:33 Amp). Flower children don’t do that.
In fact, I always thought His statements were on purpose. After that public confrontation, the Pharisees continued plotting to kill Him.
Chapter 23 of Matthew shows how Jesus totally took the Scribes and Pharisees apart. It’s great!
Killed off in waves of social unrest following World Wars I & II.