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ĎAmerica the vulgarí - The decadence is obvious to all except its elitist sources
The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2014 | Robert Knight

Posted on 02/03/2014 3:48:06 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The trouble with liberals is not just that they eventually run out of other people’s money, as Margaret Thatcher observed. It’s that they find new ways every day to project their own dysfunctional worldview on the rest of us.

It’s like living next door to a nuclear-waste dump run by the Bumpusses. You’d like to ignore it, but shards of spent fuel keep falling into your yard and setting your dog on fire.

This is how non-progressive Americans increasingly view our ever-coarsening, “progressive” popular culture and the ruling elites who promote it. They’re aghast at not only the moral meltdown, but the rise of dictatorial executive power in Washington, as explained to us by the president in his State of the Union address, in which he reduced Congress to a helpmate at best.

As for whether the culture is rotten, ask any anxious parent whose child is out of sight for more than five minutes. Ask middle-class wage earners working on their tax return, trying to please an increasingly ruthless Internal Revenue Service.

It’s all connected. As the moral, marriage-based culture collapses, the government grows bigger to pick up the pieces. In such a culture, it’s easy for the president and his media allies to stoke the fires of envy and spread more dependency. It works even better when the people are stoned....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; marriage; moralabsolutes; obama
True dat.
1 posted on 02/03/2014 3:48:06 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Conservatism generally had an inadequate voice to respond. That’s changing.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 3:49:49 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

True!


3 posted on 02/03/2014 4:05:35 AM PST by Biggirl (¬ďGo, do not be afraid, and serve¬Ē-Pope Francis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just look at how many of the entertainment world vulgarians have been hosted and toasted by the Mrs Sourpuss and MR Selfie themselves, even in OUR White House


4 posted on 02/03/2014 4:05:57 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This happened because moral citizens are too cowardly to stand up and defend thousands of years of civilization from the debauched influences of the ungodly.

The French are testifying to their sense of moral outrage in the streets. Americans mistakenly thought they could vote for politicians to fight the battle for them, only to find that, with very few exceptions, politicians are even more cowardly than they are. That is how America was lost.


5 posted on 02/03/2014 4:07:24 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bfl


6 posted on 02/03/2014 4:07:31 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here, here!


7 posted on 02/03/2014 4:14:24 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this is a left over from the cold war... communist Russia had their people in the US influencing from within and they found willing comrades in the remanents of the progressive party in post WW2 America

they infiltrated education and media... and the results are easily found in history


8 posted on 02/03/2014 4:17:07 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bfl


9 posted on 02/03/2014 4:21:18 AM PST by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: txrefugee
The French are testifying to their sense of moral outrage in the streets. Americans mistakenly thought they could vote for politicians to fight the battle for them, only to find that, with very few exceptions, politicians are even more cowardly than they are. That is how America was lost.

And yet from a moral standpoint France is a complete sh!t-hole compared to the U.S. right now. "Testifying to their sense of moral outrage in the streets" at this point is like inundating a house with thousands of gallons of water after it has already burned to the ground.

10 posted on 02/03/2014 4:24:38 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have a few *Voices in the Wilderness* like Col. Allen West, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Mitt Romney [gasp], Rev. Billy Graham, and Gov. Sarah Palin.

As much as they put forth effort, they can’t do it all.


11 posted on 02/03/2014 4:27:18 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. It seems pretty obvious — except to the godless progressives.


12 posted on 02/03/2014 4:40:26 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
... the real problem is not lack of sophistication, but the numbing of conscience. Beneath that is contempt for God, the Author of morality.
13 posted on 02/03/2014 4:44:01 AM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the best description of our current culture that I have read in many a day. This writer touches on every aspect of cultural rot in America and rightly identifies the cause. If it were another kind of mold or microbe, every lab in the world would be trying to find a way to neutralize it. Not so, the culture rot..Too much money and too much political power are involved in it’s perpetuation for the elites to eradicate what will eventually destruct us. I am glad I believe in a just God who will bring an eternal judgment after this life in over.


14 posted on 02/03/2014 5:01:05 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Non-progressives might hate the culture - I certainly do - but just look at the lines of lumpen proletariat (how's that for a $5 word?!) at “Bridemaids.” They're eating it up with a spoon.
15 posted on 02/03/2014 5:02:17 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Daffynition

...”We have a few *Voices in the Wilderness* like Col. Allen West, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Mitt Romney [gasp], Rev. Billy Graham, and Gov. Sarah Palin.

As much as they put forth effort, they can’t do it all”...

And they are boldly and unfairly attacked by the hedonists at every turn when they speak the truth.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 5:09:42 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blaming “liberals” is too easy. How many people on Free Republic are 100% - one hundred percent! - opposed to fornication, illegitimacy, abortion, divorce, public immodesty, and so on?

There are those who object to the vulgarity of popular culture. There are those who object to the immorality. There are those who approve of both. And the smallest number, those who disapprove both: not just the tackiness, not just that they don’t think Miley Cyrus has a great body, but the violation of moral standards that apply to everything.


17 posted on 02/03/2014 5:14:07 AM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: smokingfrog

...”Yep. It seems pretty obvious — except to the godless progressives”...

And, if you look at history and the downfall of nations, was it not the alliance with the progressive “artists” of the times which greatly helped to bring down those societies?


18 posted on 02/03/2014 5:34:42 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: jazzlite

Can’t disagree with your statement.

We need more crusaders. A more responsible press. The fight goes on.

Like many, my optimism fades to pessimism when it seems we have reached the tipping point.


19 posted on 02/03/2014 5:51:56 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: jazzlite

Not that I want to live in a theocracy or anything, but I don’t want to live in a anything-goes society either.

The supposedly tolerant progressives seem to become more in-your-face and hostile to anyone that disagrees with them every day.


20 posted on 02/03/2014 5:53:35 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: txrefugee

Very true. I will say that I was in westlake park in the early nineties, thanks to Kirby Wilbur and KVI radio. My three daughters were with me, along with about 34oo others. We shut down Hillary’s health care gauntlet.

I told my daughters that they changed the course of American history that day more than a lifetime of voting would have done.


21 posted on 02/03/2014 5:56:22 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: jazzlite
And, if you look at history and the downfall of nations, was it not the alliance with the progressive “artists” of the times which greatly helped to bring down those societies?

Could you provide some examples of nations and artists?

Thanks.

My understanding is that Western Civ since the mid-1700s has been more or less historically unique in having a consistent intellectual/artistic "anti-culture." This anti-culture or counter-culture has widened and deepened its influence, with occasional setbacks, to where it is today dominates the popular culture.

If there are other examples in history of such a phenomenon, I'd be grateful if they were pointed out.

22 posted on 02/03/2014 6:03:58 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

If this is true (and I have often speculated the same concept as you have here), then should not there be a logical throwback against it eventually? I have often wondered why the younger generation has not rebelled against this hedonism which imprisons them.

Conservatism and Christianity are both counter-cultures to the current culture. If we could somehow get the youth to get on board as the anti-culture, then it might turnaround. Youth is a time of rebellion. It just might work.


23 posted on 02/03/2014 6:37:22 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

Often wondered that myself. But the majority of young people keep patting themselves on the back for “speaking truth to power” when they hold the exact same views as those who ARE in power.


24 posted on 02/03/2014 7:17:20 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Illiterate electorate is the disease.
0bongo/piglousy/reid et al are symptoms.

pulbik skoolz just want to pump out ignorant obedient tax-paying drones. Simple.

Watch Idiocracy.


25 posted on 02/03/2014 2:08:22 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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