The Cultural Ruination of a Nation
George Simpson writes in this MediaLife piece about the loss of moral fortitude and the sad results that loss has produced. No particular group wants to take responsibility for our morale fiber blaming the other groups for the problem. It's the media's fault. It's bad programming. It's sleazy politicians. And it's gotten to the point where the "cumulative effect on our culture has been to debase it to the point that we wink at presidential blow jobs and dont howl in protest when a steroid-nourished, woman-hating movie star (and a bad one at that) runs for governor of the largest state in our union."
He may have a point. To some degree, we have all thrown our hands up in disgust with the frustration that it seems whollyy out of our control to stop the moral slide. His suggested solution is to take it upon yourself and assert some control with your advertising dollar. Buy what's right. Leave the sleaze on the table.