ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

MTV and the downfall of America

Updated on January 27, 2011

The Poll is Anonymous Pleas be honest.

Did you have sex before marriage, drink before 21, or try drugs as a teen?

See results

Where is America Going?

When one takes a step back from all the glamor and sparkle of American culture, what do we find?In most cases we find drug addicted, sex driven, amoral scum.

The average role model in the US has a rather lengthy criminal record, and parents these days allow those people to raise their children. They turn the T.V on and and forget the child as they do their various tasks. They openly drink, smoke and in some cases do drugs in front of their children. Alcohol commercials make drinking look like a fun joke, and they wonder why the average American child has tried alcohol by age 12. Children who drink before age 15 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol problems than some one who waits until age 21. When their parents and role models are seen doing it almost daily on t.v.,in movies,in the news, in advertisements, and in the home, their lives are consumed by alcohol.

The young women of America, with role models like Britanay Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan, grow up thinking that being a cocaine using whore is the thing to be, after all it's "HOT" right? Wrong! Parents let 13 and 14 year old girls dress in clothes not fit for a Hooker and wonder why teen pregnancy and statutory rape are so high in the US. 15 year old girls are getting caught stripping at clubs on a regular basis. Just google it there are thousands of links for different cases. These role models give girls the impression that if they dress like sluts, and act like a whore they too can have a million dollars and a cute little dog in the prada handbag.

The young men of this country are no better off. The sports stars of the US are in the news almost every night for sex crimes or drug abuse. They get the message loud and clear, do steroids and sleep with underage women and you can be on the gridiron or diamond making a million dollars too.

Movies stars and reality t.v. show us that drama and scandals are cool. Fighting and sneaking behind your friends and loved ones are the thing to do on these shows. They get face down drunk and make fools out of them selves and it's cool cause they do it on t.v. There are very few channels left on t.v. that don't show sexual content and drug use to some degree and glamorize it. Go to any high school in the US and you will find your children trying their best to act like their favorite t.v. actors.

Or musicians sing about how cool drugs, alcohol, sex and abusing women is. They have our children walking down the street singing about slapping their ho's and shooting their worst enemy in the face, Or getting high or drunk and killing yourself over losing a girlfriend. We Americans act shocked and surprised by where these children get these ideas. Call me crazy but you know I don't need to show you any stats to prove that since this celebrity wanne be craze, American crime rates have exploded. Even the shows we let our young children watch, glamorize bad language and homosexuality, don't believe me watch Spongebob.

Can one really be blind to the demoralization of America with such things happening in our homes and condoned by our parents. A child can not go to school in the morning without being exposed to sexual material, its on our billboard, walking down our streets and on every channel with little or no exceptions. Our children sit for hours a day playing violent games and rarely ever go out side and explore their world and expand their minds anymore. Our Government pushes further and further from God every chance it gets. Our President runs over the constitution, and smokes while telling kids not to. Our double standards and hiding our immoralities in plain sight. 39% of American children have sex before they leave middle school and that number almost triples by the time they leave high school.

What then people can we and should we do about this?



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Memphis TN

      Thanks for the comment Morson. You know I am a Muslim and I would like to bring as many people to Islam as possible.

      Don't take offence to this, I know many, many people would not agree with what I am about to say but this is my honest belief;

      God created us all there is no doubt about this, and also there is no doubt that he made us all unique. All of us have different favorite foods, drinks, colors, tv shows, books, animals, flowers, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera; this list could go on for millions of things. This is the way God made us. I think it is a great thing to be this way, if it wasn't for these differences we would not have so many of the great things we have now. These differences have inspired people all over the world to do many great and wonderful things. Unfortunately it has also caused us to do terrible things. Anyways back to the subject at hand. We know God made us with these differences, and we accept this as fact. This is why I think God made the three major Abrahamic religions. Knowing God made us so different, why is it such a stretch to think that God created these religions for us to follow. He made us all so different we know this, so then how can we expect that out of 6 billion people that are so different to follow one single religion. I think God knew this also and this is why He allowed the 3 religions that follow the same prophets (pbuta) and the same God, Allah.

      Perhaps I am wrong but when I read the Torah, the Qur'an and the Bible and look at my brothers and sisters from around the world, this way of thinking makes perfect sense to me. I do wish we could all get along see our similarities and focus on that instead of the differences that cause us to harm and kill each other, but as long as satan is in this world to drive a wedge between us I think this is an unrealistic goal. Sure we can bring many together for the common goal we share Muslims, Jews, and Christians, but there will always be those that will see this great thing happening and do everything in their power to destroy it.

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      i need to look up the stats again but this morning on the news I heard that 2009 was the lowest year for police killed on duty, i don't remember the exact year but is was between 1950 and 1955 the number in 2009 was 116 in a year. Cops accidentally kill some times also but these cops aren't killed on accident, they are killed by malicious and deviant criminals. Some cops even get killed when all the wanted to do was give a warning for a broken tail light, this is sad to know that it has been over half a century since less than 100 cops have been killed in a year. I will try to find the exact stats and post them here. Of course there are some risks in involved in the job but this is ridiculous. Some people say it is because you can buy guns in america, but law abiding citizens don't kill cops and rob and kill citizens. and if they outlaw guns only outlaws will have guns. With home invasions on a steady increase, a gun is your only chance at surviving. Having guns is an american tradition and one that will not be given up easily. Anyways, with some places in the US that cops wont even dare to go to, and the fact that sometimes they can not get their in time, often owning a gun is the only thing that separates you from death, unfortunately. But as other countries have shown us the lack of guns does not cut down on violent crimes, Look at the knife and stabbing rates in Britain. anyways, thanks for reading.

      I know its not the best hub, but really I just wanted to rant and complain. lol :)

    • Freya Cesare profile image

      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Sound like dreamland indeed.

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      our crime rates are so high because or punishments dont fit crimes. You sell pot you go to jail longer than if you shoot someone illegally. the jails here are like vacation motels for free. They get everything even cable tv in their own cell. We pay about 50 dollars a month average just for cable in us and they get it free, if they are in jail they get to go to college for free, free food, medical and drugs are easier to get there then on the streets. it is crazy.

    • gulnazahmad profile image


      8 years ago from Pakistan

      America is a place where crime rate is at its highest from quite many years but still they call eastern countries by names we would never want to call them with. Its all with the government the media and the people too to change it.

      I agree with you Freya that eastern countries too are getting too much demoralized, western culture is getting mixed and west is not responsible for this but us who are silently following them.

    • Freya Cesare profile image

      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      And they said America is the dream land? Ah, maybe yes! The dream land for those who want to do crime, sin, and exhausted their hedonist need before they die!

      But I think demoralization happening everywhere around the world, even in those countries that claimed itself as Islamic country, where sinful act will get hard punishment. Our grip on morality start to loose in every second and that's scary!

      Here in Indonesia, western life style start ruining our life too. TV showed those public figures spent time drinking at night clubs wearing almost nothing but those what they called as sexy mini skirt and hot gown, and young generation look up on them, thinking they are cool and want to follow their style. Since the magazine like Cosmopolitan entered Indonesia, adultery became story of everyday joyful life inside it and many citizen enjoy reading it. And guess where they got their example about this lifestyle? America!

      Well, it is not fair to blame America as the caused of demoralization inside the life of another country, but I wish America didn't trying hard to change the life of those that they thought as savage or backdated. Maybe they have good intention but somehow, their bad influence infected faster than the good one.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)