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5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America

Susan2915 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:52 AM
I was thinking this morning, what steps have to be achieved if someone wants to destroy a great country? You have to destroy its value system by cheapening the popular culture; make language and meaning ambiguous and imprecise; make the belief in G-d or a higher power something that “intelligent, modern, sophisticated” people make fun of and abhor; take away the various holidays that have formed some kind of cultural cohesion and cause for celebration; lower the standards in education by teaching everything except the basics; make it something shameful to be rich or have more than others; take competition out and replace it with “cooperation” and group think rather than individual ambition; there are more, I’m sure – but it’s all happening
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:34 PM
I wonder when "conservatives" are going to take a hard look in the mirror. Maybe they'll see Chicken Little staring themselves in the face. Or maybe they'll see ineptitude. After all, if people like you are so fearful of the culture around you, what exactly are you doing about it? For 30 years I've heard this whining. What has it gotten you? What has improved? Maybe others scoff at you because they don't believe you've identified problems that have solutions, or problems that are new problems.
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:57 AM
Don't forget indoctrinating the young with deviancy is normal.
Susan2915 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:54 AM
(continuation:) happening in the US. Oh yes, and after you’ve destroyed belief in God, made the founders of the country just “old white men who had slaves” you take away people’s respect for the military that has protected their freedoms – expose every scandal. (Used to be that men in high places had affairs and discretion was the rule – look at Gen’l Eisenhower – you think he could be elected president this day in age?

sdeal Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:58 AM
I agree....I met a gal from Plymouth, Massachusetts...I asked her about the 180 Ton Granite Statue on the bluff above Plymouth. You know, the Home to the Pilgrims? It is called the "Pathway to Liberty", and was showcased in the documentary "Monumental". It tells how to preserve Liberty, right there in stone, for all the world to see. And this gal had never heard of it. She grew up there.
To show how far we have slipped, this gal had never heard of it...and she lived in the city!! This is a statue that is HUGE! And the significance of it - Liberty- right in the back yard (literally) of the Birthplace of know- Battle of Lexington Green? The State where the Tea Party Rebellion took place?.......We deserve Obama.....

It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having a...