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Our Deviant Society

Chip. Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:13 AM
So, BHO can grant special favors and rule by presidential decree like Third World tyrants because Americans have been "defining deviancy down"? That BHO gets away with too much and there increasing examples of social decline are established well enough, but no case is made to establish a link between the two. Many have said a fear of being labelled racist (only), keeps BHO's opposition's hands tied behind their backs, but if there is more of an explanation, the argument needs to be fleshed out further, and if it could be, it would be interesting reading. And, by the way, I don't recall any perps being referred to on the news as a "gentlemen".
Here's one usage of the term gentleman: The gentleman helped the fallen lady to her feet. Here's another, one we might hear from a newscaster or a police spokesman: Tonight we report on the arrest of two gentlemen who raped, sodomized and murdered an 80-year-old woman.

During earlier times, to be called a gentleman meant one was honest, brave, courteous and loyal. Today "gentleman" is used interchangeably in reference to decent people and the scum of the earth.

Much of today's language usage demonstrates a desire to be nonjudgmental. People used to shack up; now they cohabit or are living partners. Few young...