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Why is America going downhill?

Why is America going downhill?

Postby anwyll63 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:53 am

I'm scared, angry, confused, and baffled. Seriously, does anyone have the feeling that America is just spiraling downhill?

Does anyone feel like America is going away - if not already gone?

I feel as if the United States is already gone, that is, the United States of the past. I grew up in the 50's and 60's and television was decent. Every role model for children was not a slut and a whore. It wasn't Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, Paris Hilton and Lady Gaga..

You could shop at Christmas time and hear, "Silent Night" and "Oh, Come all Ye Faithful"...songs about the birth of Christ our Lord. This Christmas I was in a mall and heard the most vile, vulgar, disgusting piece of trash Christmas music called rap...I was revolted and never went back to that mall and never will. Families had models like Donna Reed and Ward Cleaver. They were decent, law abiding, loved their children, went to church, taught morality in the home and through the TV programs.

Now, it is trash, filth, vulgarity, low life dialogue of the most inane order, disrespect of children to parents, sluts, whores, all day long day after day with no end. Children expect everything, this overwhelming sense of entitlement will crush the hell out of youth when they grow up.. they don't even know the least of it yet.. America, the decent God-fearing country I knew in my youth is already gone. All I can do is move to the country and live in my own reality as the reality of modern America.

America is a Hellish amalgam of advertising - buy this, you NEED this new phone, iPod 5 is now out! Get it! Buy, buy buy! Everything is a con and a come on to get your money, yet people are always trying to fill up their emptiness with materialistic things, technological gadgets, video game consoles, hip clothing whatever... America is filled with vulgarity and entertainment of the lowest order, casinos and gambling everywhere, gangs and thugs by the millions roaming the streets in all large cities, uneducated, uncouth, vile, vulgar, and underclass with no hope and no means of support other than crime, drugs, prayer, and Obama's programs.

America has crumbled into a cesspool of human excrement.. I mean have you seen how stupid kids are today? I literally asked four kids in 11th grade "who won World War 2?" All I got was blank stares.. they couldn't answer the question... it frustrates me. My heart is broken that we have lost a great nation and the only thing that may save us is to turn to Almighty God. In my mind I think of the classic movie, "It's A Wonderful Life" and George Bailey. Bailey thought of suicide but the angel of the Lord let him see a vision of what life would be if Bailey had not lived...it was Pottersville I think. If you could see that scene...it was modern America but much more modest.
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Postby bryten » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:02 am

Welfare !When you have 2nd and 3rd generations family collecting welfare the system will fail at some point.
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Postby macniall16 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:06 am

Integration, desegregation, diversity and multiculturalism.

Ever notice the more "diverse" America becomes, the more troubles we are having.

How I miss the days when everyone knew his place, and stuck to it.
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Postby avrum » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:13 am

Its been Gone for quite some time now. Its our government. We need someone to lead us in a revolution.
But stop with the God crap, He aint helpin' out so get with the program, we have to do this OURSELVES.
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Postby ronan87 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:21 am

You think America's bad? Try the UK; it's just as awful and twice as expensive. At least you've go Mr Obama, who is the best president you've had since JFK.
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Postby kris » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:39 am

I swear you've gone on a rant like this before. Have you asked a similar question to this previously?
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Postby hulbart » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:47 am

We're letting criminals go real............Casey Anthony Trial
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Postby fflewdwr » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:55 am

THANK YOU!
I thought america was full of unfaithfull "christians" who just went to church to be called a christian!
THANK YOU for correcting me!i KNEW there were still SOME true christians in the US.
I just wish more americans would follow in our footsteps
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Postby loughlin » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:58 am

I do agree with you on many points such as media and technology ruling most of our lives. Media glamorizes stupid teens who like to get drunk all the time and waste their parents money or other teens who get pregnant at sixteen. The American way has come to be "get as much as you possibly can for nothing". The technology such as facebook has killed social skills of many by allowing them to feel close without actually getting close. It is easier to talk form computer to computer than from face to face. However, parents allow this behavior through encouragement and trying to be more like a friends than role model/guardian. This in turn throws the belief of respecting your elders out the window because it puts them on the same playing field or even lower as the their children.
Now, back to media ruling our lives. Since, media rules every young developing child's life, then the corporations can basically brainwash them into liking and buying whatever they deem as cool or the next big thing. This brings up popular culture and who kids idolize today, since the people like Snookie are the ones who sell products. Not only is our media controlled by corporations who just want to expand their pockets, but the government is also owned by different corporations and businesses. The way we built our system around capitalism and big business is our downfall. Through campaign funding, lobbying and deregulation, corporations and businesses have been able to sway our culture and turn your 50's into the culture it is today. It is all about what will make the most money for themselves, not about the unity and closeness of family and Americans across the country. It all comes down to money basically.
However, the way you talk about the 50's and 60's seem like they were great for you and others. Yet, there were many people in the 50's that were suppressed and held back. It was not a great time for minorities, woman or for different religions. There was no equal rights back then for many people other than yourself. It was a great time for white people, especially white men. The reason why you do not hear Christmas music all the time everywhere during Christmas among other things is because there are equal rights. Things cannot cater to the few but to the whole group. Since everyone is more equal today then back in the 50's causes there to be more diversity in music and in other aspects of our lives. Just remember that your glory days are not everyones glory days.(These days might be others glory days.)
Yet, I do agree with you that our society has lost touch with our key fundamentals and we have become accustomed to greed and wealth(whoever has the most when they die wins) by becoming too consumed with the reality shows, Ipod and facebook. We forgot the words "United We Stand and Divided We Fall". We should not be waiting for the next disaster to become united again and get our heads out of ours butts.
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Postby arvis59 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:10 am

I hate god-babble with someone pounding their chest about a world gone astray and that our only recourse is to the bible! oh please, that lark been flying forever, there were people that talked that way in the 50s and 60s too and they just keep doing it and getting louder and louder as the culture gets louder and louder itself.
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