The Dumbing Down
Back in the mid-1970's, my dad began to speak to several of us of a change in society. He referred to it as the dumbing down of America. He was a highly intelligent man and had been classified at a genius level.
It was his belief that the middle class would be eradicated while the rich would continue to improve in power, status and money. The poor would greatly increase and be herded into a mass group who was totally dependent on the government and clueless to what was happening to them or going on around them.
At the time, I disagreed with him feeling that the middle class was the backbone of society. How accurate was he? Well, reading, writing, and arithmetic have been replaced. Common Sense is a forgotten tool. People no longer worry about class in their dress or language.
Men are made to feel guilty for being men. Families are falling apart as the family unit is no longer taught. While America was once great, we are being made feel guilty for being an American. We can't speak our mind as we might offend someone.
It is wrong to stand for anything since we might offend someone else by our beliefs. Why I disagreed with my dad at amny points when I was younger, just this one point is enough to show me I had a lot to learn back then.