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Is America an Idiocracy?

Jennifer313 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 4:33 PM
"They partially blamed the rise of reality TV for this trend." This is an example of how we ask the wrong questions in our society. Just like the question to ask about bullying is not "how to we end bullying?" and the question to ask about gun control is not "how do we ban guns?" The one thing this all goes back to a total breakdown of unifying morality in this country. Say what you will about the past (and it wasn't perfect, there were evils afoot and as always people misinterpreted Judeo-Christian teachings) but things overall were better, people overall were better. For everything we've gained since the Civil Rights movement, we've lost twice as much in individual morality.
christiancon Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 5:09 PM
Yup, couldnt agree more. Well put. The wrong question means the disease is undiagnosed so the cure is a fraud. Inanimate objects or circumstances become the focus in other words everything is outside in. When a culture becomes outside in instead of inside out the result is a people who cast stones at each other and morally deteriorate. No one looks in the mirror. Judeo Christian principles founded this country. Separation of powers and the fact that the majority could not bully the monority view were the bedrock of our republic and has kept us free. That is all now unraveling.
NewJAl Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 6:48 PM
Anti-bully attitude is behind the teaching, while the children still were forming their outlooks, when they sang 'Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the World............... ' and 'Treat others as you would wish to be treated'. The latter is not an appreciated outlook, today.
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In 1951, Ray Bradbury published Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic novel in which books are burned, and the citizenry occupies itself by watching hours of TV on wall-to-wall sets. Contrary to popular belief, Bradbury says Fahrenheit 451 wasn’t about censorship or McCarthyism. It was about how TV undermines interest in reading and learning.

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