Nice jeremiad by the writer. Pretty much agrees with how I feel. Of course few people realize things are getting worse. I don’t mean in the material sense, because in that area, things are getting better. But human dignity and integrity have suffered major blows in the last fifty years. A society that doesn’t know the meaning of discipline and respect for time-honored traditions is doomed.
The big growth industry will be companies that will get entire families OUT OF THE USA. Emmigration is the new wave.
America was founded by people who didn’t wind the cat, or put out the clock when their countries became intolerable, they left. (Robert Heinlein)
I try to think of where to go, but only Russia comes to mind. They do not take terrorism lightly and will gladly destroy every trace of anyone or anything that tries it.
They have all the resources including space.
I watched a Russian telecast of a popular program, and everyone in the audience was a RUSSIAN! No f’in diversity wanted or needed.
They also know what socialism can do, and hate it.
I was just thinking of starting a vanity thread about the coarse language being used by may posters. Potty mouth has expanded to "potty fingers".
Reading this morning, I found several scatological references and several f-bombs. No hiding it like using asterisks(sh*t), but spelled correctly!
I am guilty of using coarse language. I think we have degraded even our language skills. Too many can't even make a sentence without cursing, even mildly. We live in a new world, where too many are more equal than others!
A society that doesnt know the meaning of discipline and respect for time-honored traditions is doomed.
We can be part of the problem or the solution. Look at the numbers of threads on cultural stuff, and it seems it is all us vs them. When even cops are (too often) the problem, you know you're in trouble!
My compliments on making me look up a word meaning. It fits.
As for the contents of the article, the author nailed it. Some here added to it and the accumulation of observations is informative.
I agree with one comment about the effect of the coarsing of our society. Another commenter added our education system finds students who do not even know how to dress themselves. The latter comment is a personal rant of mine.
I used to point to the removal of school dress codes to the beginning of society losing its grip because it was the visual manifestation of the change from an orderly leader based institution to that of mob rule.