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To: neverdem
I noticed years ago that Hollywood and TV were stressing informal interactions and poor manners as being normal. Now, I can't watch anything that doesn't have characters using restrooms, talking while eating, and being rude to one another as though it's normal. Not that this is the only reason for it, but it's much harder to reinforce manners and etiquette to our children (and adults) when they are inundated with images of "cool" people lacking them.

I have worked very hard to get my son to realize that manners are tools in his toolbox of skills that will help him for the rest of his life. I often remind him that something simple like knowing which fork to use during a formal dinner could determine the outcome of getting a job or a contract. When I'm not around, he opens the doors for his mother and other ladies (he might realize how this could be useful for future dates...)

This article covers quite a bit of the subversive nature of the Left. What also could have been mentioned is that the Left has convinced generations that following traditions is silly and conformist. Somehow, if you do what your parents did, you aren't an individual- this is how they get people to NO LONGER honor their parents or tradition. If children can be convinced to not be like their parents, they'll have to let go of manners, because their parents had manners and social etiquette. I believe this has been part of the modus operandi of the Left to get to the egalitarian utopia they so desire.

That's my rant for the night. Thanks for reading.

12 posted on 04/06/2006 7:02:03 PM PDT by DilJective (Proudly serving in the US Army)
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To: DilJective; neverdem

We must not forget the 'contribution' to ill mannered behavior from NOW feminist types and the repercussions males have had to endure.

Young men are indoctrinated in schools to treat women as equals, the courteous behavior of opening a door for a woman is a dilemma. If he holds the door open will he be berated by a feminist screaming at him because she is his equal, or will he be thanked for being a gentleman?

Very interesting article thanks for posting, neverdem.


18 posted on 04/07/2006 1:55:16 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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