Tuesday, January 14, 2014
THE NOSE DIVE OF
Has our society gone nuts?
From lying politicians, to open drug use, to pervasive sexual debauchery on film and tongue-wagging teen idols simulating sex on stage wearing underwear, society has basically given a green light to any form of behavior we once categorized as “unacceptable.” The media and the American people in general no longer care about standards, positive role models and basic morality. If this is where we have come in the last forty years, I dread to think what the next forty will bring.
This isn’t about one or two anomalies; this is an insidious problem throughout America and elsewhere.
A congressman can openly admit to using illegal narcotics and still be allowed to hold office, yet be prosecuted. A mayor of a major city laughingly sloughs off having possessed and using crack cocaine while in office. Our last two presidents have possessed and used illegal drugs and luckily avoided getting caught. We all say “so what,” while loading our prisons with people who did the same thing.
Top officials lie to congress and/or the American people about critical issues and nothing is done. An Attorney General lies about Fast and Furious sales of government arms to Mexican criminals and lies to congress again about signing off on a search warrant against a Fox News reporter, and he skates without consequence. Who will do the prosecuting? The Attorney General?
Top officials lie to congress about the NSA spying on citizens and the IRS targeting citizens based on political persuasion, and nothing is done. The president campaigns his health care agenda like a snake oil salesman, knowing the guarantees he’s feeding Americans about retaining doctors and insurance policies are not true. Nothing is done. Millions are losing what health insurance they already have while the administration cherry-picks a few examples of its success.
An American consulate in Libya is premeditatedly attacked by terrorists in Benghazi after nine months of pleas by the American ambassador and other officials to heighten security because dangers were gravely imminent. They are refused. REFUSED! Over an eight hour-plus assault period, four Americans are killed and no one even attempts to come to the rescue. Following that, a president, a secretary of state and a U.N. Ambassador publicly export lies, trying to wrongly convince everyone it was a spontaneous demonstration about a private video.
It takes two weeks to send FBI agents to investigate the crime scene, and – not surprisingly – they come back with nothing. Two dozen witnesses are held in secret by the government. Meanwhile, no one is held accountable. No one in our government is charged with obstructing justice. NO ONE!
This is unbelievable!
The people most responsible for the lies are not even censured, yet charged. Rather, one is promoted (Susan Rice), another is celebrated as a possible president (Hillary) and the president ignores the investigation calling it one of those “phony scandals.”
The media and the congress pay lip service, but do nothing. No special prosecutor is appointed for any of the scandals because those who would do the appointing would be the prospective defendants.
The country’s major newspaper (New York Times) becomes a political lapdog as it issues a false report about Benghazi that clearly conflicts with known facts, ostensibly to help clear the path for a future Hillary presidency.
More than ever before, motion pictures are replete with moral depravity from beginning to end, and we say, “it’s just art.” Ratings are meaningless. Kids will absolutely see these disgusting movies, if not at theaters, on DVDs or television. And we say nothing. Ho hum. “Well, they heard it before.”
Rocks stars, rappers, druggies and sex mongers who push the moral envelopes are glorified. Filthy song lyrics are admired and played for our youngest of kids to hear, giving tacit approval of negative role models.
Free speech is on the chopping block. If you promote morality, you’re an idiot. If you prefer traditional marriage, you’re “anti-gay.” If you don’t like Obama, you’re a racist. If you support the 2nd Amendment, you’re a gun nut. If you’re for abortion, you’re a killer. If you’re against abortion, you hate women. If you’re a practicing Christian, you’re a right-wing nut. If we are fearful of Muslims, we are intolerant…never mind the intolerance of fundamentalist Muslims around the world who are responsible for 98 percent of international terror.
Where does the blame lie? On all of us, for failing to speak out. For failing to set standards for behavior and morality, for making rapper thugs into millionaires, buying into depraved entertainment and giving passes to politicians who violate the public trust. We turn a blind eye, "too busy" to be bothered. The media feeds off the sensationalism.
It has nothing to do with being a republican, democrat or Independent. It has to do with how we ignore, or even approve, of these behaviors while our kids look on. What kind of parents will our kids be in another twenty or forty years?
It does not bode well.