Answer to Are there still morals and values left in America?
Are we drones to the media's will? Quite simply put yes we are. Americans have this delusion that because we have freedom of speech and free press that means our media doesn't use lies, deceit and propaganda. Some how they have interpreted this to mean the media has no influence from government officials. Also when our top news stories are about what sport star is sleeping with who this week, that shows our morals. They report on what sells, sex and fear sale. The box office is proof enough of that. Americans today, have been so infused with technology and the T.V. and it is such an integral part of their lives many start to live vicariously through it, and begin to literally make it a living breathing part of their lives, that tells no lies and shows them how to live and what to wear, say do, eat what have you. As
Tony0724 said, when we left God behind, we left most of our morals with him. Today parents go to jail for punishing their children. How can we have morals when parents and "authority" figures fear the kids. Every direction you look in you are blasted with sex, and we wonder why girls are making groups with promises to all get pregnant together. It is right there in front of Americas face but the media has so called "specialist" that come on and say, its because of this or that, yadda, yadda, and ignore the cold hard facts and truth. If it is known the media is not solely but largely to blame well all their funding goes out the window, and I don't care what any one tries to deny, almost everything people do these days boils down to money. When money is our only god well we worship only one way, by spending more, and that takes us right back to what the media wants us to do.
Just look for an example that new Axe commercial about the balls. Could you get more sexually suggestive with out actually having sex in the commercial. You have commercials on now that children are watching about vacuum powered penis pumps, and come take our birth control look how sexy it makes you, oh yeah and we will just go ahead and get rid of your period for you, who needs nature any more? Right. We have Americans that bow down to and worship every word and action of movie stars, and want to emulate these people every action, even the fantasy in their movies. They see, oh drama and sex, and fights is so cool on T.V. it must be just as cool in my life right?
I don't think you have the right question, it is quite obvious that everything you asked is what we are. I think the question should be, what are we going to do about it?
All God fearing Americans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims need to get our act together and fight this crap. I do not believe in protesting, it usually accomplishes nothing and ends in violence. How ever we know that mass boycotts and other things do get results. The problem is that most people that are religious are just as guilty of this as the rest of America, and some of those that aren't don't care enough to do anything. Those that protest make some noise for a few short hours then will go back home turn on the good old boob tube and go right back to what they were just protesting Against. The only way we can change any of it is for all of us followers of Abraham's God to unite, but as long as the media keeps driving that wedge between us, and Americans since of superiority and lack of motivation will learn nothing for their selves this will never happen, and the relentless fear mongering of the media has paid off, keeping those that a willing to act from uniting and beating us down. We will never win until we can learn to stand together and be this model citizens our respective religions tell us to be.