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A SIGN OF CULTURAL DECLINE?
by OPOVV, ©2013
(Jan. 13, 2013) — After these senseless mass murders of complete strangers, all we’ve been hearing are so-called experts telling us of the breakdown of the morals in America, as if we didn’t know. The old saying “Garbage in, garbage out” has been around, in one form or another, since one teenager went behind his parents’ back and ran with the wrong crowd. Maybe it was the gang that smoked their Dad’s cigarettes or drank a beer on a Saturday night at the drive-in motion picture show.
There are many signs out there for our young people to see and, no doubt, become affected by. For instance, just look to our nation’s capital to see grand theft on a grand scale, the world’s perfect example on how not to budget and how to cheat and lie with no repercussions.
Grade school kids have figured out that the world is at war with Islam and that Islam is a political philosophy and not just a “religion,” that there’s no such thing as a “moderate” Muslim, and that there’s no “honor” in “honor killings,” yet our Generals in Afghanistan still haven’t a clue who and what the enemy is, just plugging along and racking up the number of American military killed on their watch, each one changing the Rules of Engagement to the point where if a soldier kills a Muslim while protecting himself and his buddies, the soldier faces a prison term back in the States.
So the double-speak, double-talk, and double-dealing by us adults are in full public view of our impressionable kids. The kids see that defying the law, as in not producing a Birth Certificate, is okay, and if Obama can lie and get away with it, why can’t they?
They see the law being flagrantly broken in broad daylight: heck, what do you think the TSA goons are doing at the airports, if not flaunting unconstitutional behavior by targeting US citizens and letting Muslims in burqas walk by without nary a glance, let alone a search? The Russians paid a high price for such irrational behavior.
But it’s the breakdown of “self-awareness” and “self-respect” that is the most rampant and visual clue of the breakdown in morals in this country. It used to be men would wear a tie to a ball game. When people went to the airport they wore their Sunday best; now look. People don’t care how they look, and nothing proclaims that as much as the tattoo.
Once upon a time only sailors had tattoos, and only visible when they weren’t wearing their Dress Blues. Then people who spent time in “The Big House” (State prisons) also got tattoos. And then women started getting “body art.” Like a Model ‘T’, any color as long as it was black, but now we see reds, greens, orange and every color of the rainbow, and not in places that can be easily concealed: they’re on the hands and neck these days, visible signs of mutilation that proclaim the victim’s public statement of “Look, I don’t care about myself so I sure as heck don’t care about you, which is why I’m flashing my mutilations (tattoos/”body art”) at you.” Look, if you have a tattoo, at least have the common courtesy to cover it (them) when going out in public, okay?
Listen: I’ve never met a person who was in his 60’s or older who didn’t regret getting a tattoo. Never. So think about it: have tattoos contributed to the breakdown in morals, along with absent fathers, the “revolving door of Justice,” and judges who rule against the Constitution? I say “Yes”: my sensibilities are offended whenever I see a tattoo, so I can only imagine the detrimental effect it has on a child.