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Our Deviant Society

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:12 PM
His point was that the low expectations of our society, the lowering of our standards of moral and intellectual virtue, have led to the selection of men who are flaunting their power without respect to the legal boundaries or the principles that were at least publicly acknowledged by their predecessors. We are not to blame for their actions, but we are to blame for choosing them as president, at worst, or remaining silent, at best.
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...