Are the Culture Wars Ending???

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    A very interesting article on our current society and changes that may or may not be taking place.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy.../11/02/AR2008110201718.html?hpid=opinionsbox1
     
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    Interesting article and good food for thought. Not sure how I feel about it after the first read.

    Have to think that one over.
     
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    Obama is just stoking an old culture war that LBJ started...

    The self reliant/self determined against the Nanny State.

    In the end the free government hand outs hurt instead of help the lower classes thus creating demand for a new round of government dependence to fix the very problems it created.

    Look at what welfare did to American Black families.

    It amazes me that a Black President wanna-be would go down that road.
     
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    I think that it shows the basic fleshly nature of unregenerate man. Most people want to be morally correct. Which may explain why there so many religions in this world. Then when the basic needs are threatened, like dogs fighting over a food dish, they resort back to their basic fleshly nature of self preservation. Connotations of Chicago gains that smuggled the booze, Valentine Massacre, Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger and others come to mind as examples of moral collapse during those hard times. However, Most people during those times did not succumb to their basic survival instincts but shared with their neighbors through their Churches, sought honest work even with the CCC and stuck by their families.

    Today our nation is not the same nation of the '30s and the '40s. It is a throw away culture. Nothing is being done to make this generation self reliant. It doesn't want a culture of self reliance. This generation wants to be catered to, to the point of dependency. It is ripe for socialist led government imprisonment and the wiping out of all our freedoms.

    I am perplexed and dismayed at how many self named Christians have thrown out the protection of the unborn, resistance to alternative lifestyles and prayer in schools for the sake of their pocket books. The "Greatest Generation" did not have to give up these things because the Democratic Party (though progressive) did not espouse these anti-cultural alternatives during the '30s and '40s.

    Yes Crabby you have given us much to think about.
     
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    What I found most interesting in this article was the history of various cultural wars in the past. That, to me, is a fascinating topic.
     
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    Propaganda. America has not turned on Sara Palin.
     
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    Did you read all of the article? Were the descriptions of the cultural wars in the early part fo the 20th century interesting to you?
     
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    If the first sentence is propaganda why would I read the rest.
     
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    To put the issue in context. It isn't as negative as you think, but if you refuse to read it you will never know. If we are at the end of the cultural wars of the past 30 years, then other issues will come to the fore. Of course, when the great depression killed the cultural wars of the 1920s, the issue became survival. Could happen again with the current state of the economy. The Baby Boomers are getting older and their generation will soon pass from the scene. That alone will cause great changes in the American society as the younger generations do not see the world in the same way as the Boomers. It is the same with my generation, the one prior to the Boomers, we see the world differently also. But that is normal and continually happens as generations pass.
     
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    Sorry I do not buy it. Nothing changes. There are always conservative views and always liberal views. The issues may change from century to century but the motivations behind them remain ever the same. And issues are like fashion. They always come back around sooner or later. FDR had a great effect on the culture with his New Deal and a profound and lasing negative effect on the economy. Even in hard economic times there is a fight for specific cultures wether it gets put in print on a daily basis or not.
     
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    Of course issues change and that is what the article is talking about.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy.../11/02/AR2008110201718.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

    Read the entire article Rev. It is quite interesting whether you agree with it or not.
     
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    It is a new world out there. A pragmatic world. Young people are willing to try anything that might work. Young people don't care about the old religion/race prohibitions.
     
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    Bill, you are in good company. Here is a quote attributed to Socrates:

    Maybe todays young are not as bad as many of us older folk think. Let's hope so.
     

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