CDZ The Sickness In American Culture

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  1. Mac1958
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    There are many - and it appears that they exist primarily on one end of the spectrum - who refuse to see the obvious cultural decay we've experienced over the last 50 years or so. The list of clear examples is long, indeed, it's growing and deepening all the time, but they will not admit to any of them.

    So the question is why this is so. We can only guess, but I don't think it's a coincidence that the people who deny this decay are the same people who are so quick to regularly attack our Constitution, our Founding Fathers, call us a racist country, call us a greedy country, on and on and on. So this is not a coincidence.

    This would lead me to believe that they feel great guilt over this and are happy to see us in decline, as if we're the only country that has a mixed past. For example, you don't see them attacking Germany, and in fact point to that country as a model now and then. All they know is that we need to pay for our sins, and a decaying culture is certainly an effective, powerful and permanent way to see to that.
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    No you don't. Decay is decay, and it's not difficult to detect. The only question is why those who deny it, do so.
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    What we are seeing is the same cycle history always produces.

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    Culture suggests we are a collective. I thought right wingers wanted a nation of individuals. They should be reveling in their individuality not blaming "liberals" for ruining our culture.
     
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    All cultures evolve and change over time.
    The view of decay to one person can be the view of progress to another.
    People tend to remember the positive and good things about the past and forget and ignore the negatives and bad times.
     
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    60 years ago, TV married couple Lucy & Desi were sleeping in separate beds.

    Today, people are literally defecating and vomiting on television for our amusement.

    Do you personally detect any decay there, on any level, in any way?
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    People dont have Coping skill. Use to people dealt with their feeling in appropriate ways.. Now everyone's turns to some bad habit and then plays in the oppression olympics. I have been in therapy for a long time an on medication most people don have that advantage. They teach u to self sooth and t deal constructively with our emotional issue. No one else I taught these basic core concepts anymore. We are taught to take responsibility an learn we are part of the problem. Also something this latest generation I no learning.
     
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    1. All cultures do change overtime but they sure don't always evolve but sometimes devolve.

    2. I don't know how to word this but I'll try. There is a standard of living and set of values that if not had will only bring negative circumstances to Americas culture and moving away or towards them will decide if the culture is progressing or decaying. "I guess think of a crazy person telling you that he thinks the world is better if everyone cut off their left leg for it will make people more effective in life, Just because he thinks it will be better for people doesn't mean its true."
    Then I guess what is your definition of True can change the way you look at that but hopefully I got my point across.

    3.I think its the opposite but I wouldn't know where to find an answer to this. Perhaps its more a personal thing like pessimistic or optimistic personalities. I would also assume higher educated people or "deep thinkers" might think differently then the majority's tendencies. The more I think about this the more variables I come up with that would change ones outlook on this....quite a few.
     
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    I don't think that those who deny our cultural decline feel any guilt over their denial or their part in the decline either. Most people are pretty good at rationalizing their actions and laying off the guilt on someone else, and nobody does it better or more often than the politicians do. And of course the media types who support them. For many of them, I think it is their way if undermining this country as a means to get to a global gov't, which they see as a panacea for the world's ills. Or to support their politics and policies, cuz we're doomed if we don't do it our way.
     
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