Deviant behavior has become the norm. Along with the old standby alcohol, newer ways to abuse their bodies were adopted. Drugs have become even more deadly and destructive, self-mutilation with piercings and tattoos are commonplace, homosexuality is viewed as normal, and standards for moral behavior have become woefully absent. There is hardly a movie or network television show that is not seething with such filth.
Devolution of our standards of grooming, dress codes, etiquette, and personal accountability has turned our American culture into a feral lifestyle. We have dumbed down our education system until the average high school graduate cannot make change or write a complete sentence.
Standards of dress vacillate between sloppy and casual, even for church services, funerals, or normally somber public gatherings. Learning moral behavior from Brittney Spears or Ellen DeGeneres, fashion from Lady Gaga, diplomacy from Dennis Rodman, humility from Charlie Sheen, and personal accountability from Lindsay Lohan has created an American culture more befitting a border town brothel.
Despite all the little problems of today’s society, at least we’ve learned how to be politically correct in every ethical and moral standard we abuse.
Larry M. Jones is a retired Navy commander and aviator who raises cattle and hay in the Brock/Lazy Bend part of Parker County. Comments may be directed to email@example.com.