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Where Has the Respect Gone?
Has America Lost All Respect
I just came back from a really fine vacation and I'm afraid I have to say, it looks as if America has lost all respect for themselves. When you walk in a door behind someone there is no more holding the door out of respect for the person behind them, or when you allow someone to jump in ahead of you there is no more thank you. When someone ask for directions it's like you owe them something because there is no thank you, they just walk away. So don't expect it I guess and you won't be disappointed. Teens act as if no one ever told them it is out of respect that you are nice to your neighbor or you need to respect yourself. It's as if no one else exists but them and it not just teens. Mary Wortley Montague once said "civility costs nothing and buys everything" and Fred Astaire said "The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any".
That sounds just about right to me.
I have never been so disappointed with my fellow countrymen. Just looking at them makes me cringe. This is what our country has to look forward to. A bunch off tattooed fools with their pants half way down their butts and this is not just a black thing. Don't even go there! Someone dropped the ball when it came to teaching these kids how to respect themselves. How can you respect your fellow man if you don't, number one, respect yourself? Is this what the government is teaching in schools or allowing? It's like you have to impress the fool next to you to be accepted in society and the worse you look the better. Folks use to think goatees and tattoos were for beatniks only. Now anyone that has a few dollars in their pockets thinks by disfiguring their bodies it is cool. Just so long as they can impress some high school drop out. Wow. That is disappointing. Don't get me wrong, I realize their are others that get tattoos beside those that don't give a damn about their education or the ones around them, but to me they are just as ridiculous ruining the body given to them by their maker. It just does not make since. Their again I think it comes down to respect and they were taught it they would not do it.
The people throwing trash out the windows of their cars and on the sidewalks are another sign of a vary disrespectful community. That's all I will say about that.
We are not a third world country as of yet, although it seems Mr. Obama is sending us in that direction with all of his ridiculous spending, printing money with nothing to back it up, czars, and other un-american activities he does on a daily basis ( and he wants American's to curb their spending with credit cards, give me a break ). Why don't you people act like: #1. You care about yourself, #2. You care about your fellow man, and last but not least be thankful that you have it so good and are lucky enough to be living in such a great country. You could have been born eating grub worms off the ground or hoping to luck out and find a piece of leftover carcass on some wilderness that you could pull a bite of meat that would fill your swollen belly for a few days left over from some wild animal that already had it's fill. Enjoy this wonderful country while you can because I think we are in for a big surprise. Don't take her for granted. If you are a parent do more than put food on the table. Teach your children respect.
I work in security and right across the busy street last night, one half block from the busiest entertainment & gathering spot in town, on a Saturday night, where people walk every few minutes a Latino, acting like he was the only person in town, unzipped his pants and urinated right off the sidewalk of the busy street. Not caring if any small children or adults that actually were civilized and trained in the area of whats against the law and whats not, were walking by. After wards the guy was walking with the two girls he arrived with and he shook one of their hands in one of those buddy shakes after she had made some cute comment about him peeing in the street. At that point he said, oh, by the way, I did not was my hands and she acted like she had the plague, DUH!
I don't know if he was Americanized or came by way of the Rio Grand, all I know is I don't want the manners of a third world country here in America. We, most of us, were not raised like that. It must have been taught in public school.
God Bless you and God Bless America