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The decline of morality

Updated on November 25, 2011

In recent years it has become an undeniable fact that the moral fiber in American culture has entered a rapid downward trend. The rate of divorce in America has averaged at 40% since 2008, and is currently hanging out at 49% for the year 2011.

America's lack of moral integrity can be summed up into two prime resources. The first is the field of education, and the second is the dominant liberal media. The philosophies of these two groups in the past few decades have undergone a frontal attack on the traditional family unit and the history of this country. In doing such the benefactors of the media and education attempt to deconstruct our society from its very core.

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Since it's inception it has been the goal of Marxists to demoralize America in order to implement their philosophies into our culture thus weakening our infrastructure and allowing them to take over the economic state and the government of America. In 1934 an organization known as the institute for social research moved out of Nazi Germany and over to Columbia University in New York where they began to implement critical theory in the American school system. One of the main focuses of this institution was to criticize the character and philosophies of the founding fathers of America thus going straight to the heart of our societal sense of conscience. It goes without saying that this sentiment took hold in the long run as most children who graduate high school know nothing more about this nations founding fathers than a false image of a bunch of dead, white, racist, slave owners, and sexists who for the majority were deists.

The agenda of liberalism in America uses a key factor in the process of indoctrination, and what better way to indoctrinate than through the school system? Impressionable children are required to sit in a class where at times they are forced to listen to the political rantings of liberally biased teachers who use cohesion and intimidation in order to drive their point across. It has been said many times before that it is the teachers job to teach a person how to think, not what to think. But if a student objects with an opinion that runs counter to the narrative they can expect public humiliation and at times their grades will be affected.


There are a myriad of subjects being discussed in the class room that would have never been considered worthy of mentioning in a classroom setting in our parents day. Sexual education focuses on, aside from the anatomy of both genders, how to avoid getting pregnant or an STD. Or if you do get pregnant, what your options are. In other words they educate the student on weather or not she should get an abortion or be stuck with a baby for the rest of her life thus removing any sense of accountability for the actions one has made. The focus is hardly ever on abstinence or especially the sanctity of marriage. Rather the students are unwrapping condoms and practicing rolling them over bananas. They get a feel for what kinds of contraceptive creams and other materials best suit their needs for promiscuous intercourse. the underlying rule is doing it without getting caught.

Day time TV

The current theme of programming for America is the introduction to a world of violence, promiscuous sex, co habitation, and incessant drama. There are multiple examples of day time programs that are directed to a female audience in the form of adultery. Here the audience is shown an under appreciated housewife who is hopelessly locked into a marriage with an abusive, alcoholic, husband. The variant of this scenario would be a man who loves his wife but is so disconnected from his family by work or other activities that it is beyond the point of reconciliation to repair this dead marriage, and the only solution is to have an affair.

Of course the new trend is reality TV which gives the illusion that we are actually taking a look into the decadent lives of super rich house wives who do nothing more than spend money on lavish frivolities, and bicker amongst each other over superfluous nonsense. Most of the time these scenarios are scripted to captivate viewers.

As people in the world of media and television become more and more offended by displays of morality, they pose any assertions against immorality as intolerance and hate. The bands of media teach their viewers that consumerism is a necessity and that people would not be happy unless they are spending all of their money on expensive cloths, jewelry, cars, houses, furniture, makeup, and any other thing they can sell to the public while instilling the idea that it is not fair that rich people can have what they want while the rest of us get left in the dust.

“There are large parts of [the world] where religion is a thing of the past and there is no counter-voice to the culture of buy it, spend it, wear it, flaunt it, because you’re worth it. The message is that morality is passé, conscience is for wimps, and the single overriding command is ‘Thou shalt not be found out.'" -Thomas S Monson

The internet

As technology increases information spreads to every last end of civilization. The internet is riddled with lies. it has become so easy to manipulate the truth on the internet that when a truth is told, there are literally hundreds and thousands of untruths out to destroy it. The adage was once used; "A lie will have made it around the world before the truth has had a chance to get it's shoes tied." Now, thanks to the internet, the numbers can be increased one thousand fold, and the truth is still on the side of the road getting it's shoe laces tied.

Wikipedia, which takes the form of an official and authoritative encyclopedia can be altered by anyone who comes along and feels the need to throw in their two cents. It doesn't matter what the person's agenda is. Even if there were thousands of people working around the clock fixing errors and doing what they can to straighten out the article, it could easily be altered the next day, and the next day by anybody.

Immoral behavior on the internet also advocates sexual deviance in the form of wide spread pornography, child porn, and dating web sights. There is one dating web sight in particular that specifically coerces married individuals to have an affair, and sets a conscience free atmosphere in a forum which helps married people find other married people who want to cheat on their spouses.

In order for people to escape the possibility of coming across a lurid image while using a Google search, filters have to be installed in the computer, and sometimes they are not as full proof as one would hope for. Also most children will in their life time experience a sexual solicitation in one shape or another over the internet from some unknown source.

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    • Onusonus profile image
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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Thanks a lot James! You sir are an inspiration to me!

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      As with all of your Hubs, this one too is tremendous.

      If I may quote you:

      "to criticize the character and philosophies of the founding fathers of America thus going straight to the heart of our societal sense of conscience. It goes without saying that this sentiment took hold in the long run as most children who graduate high school know nothing more about this nations founding fathers than a false image of a bunch of dead, white, racist, slave owners, and sexists who for the majority were deists."

      You are right on target, my friend. Bullseye!!

      As you said so succinctly:

      "As people in the world of media and television become more and more offended by displays of morality, they pose any assertions against immorality as intolerance and hate."

      Brilliant!

      This article of yours deserves to be widely read. God Bless You!

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      John D Wilson 6 years ago from Earth

      You're welcome.

      Maybe another Hub in there someplace!

      Cheers

    • Onusonus profile image
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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Claptona, Thanks for the props. I honestly think I published this article a little prematurely. But I can always add to it.

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      John D Wilson 6 years ago from Earth

      Hi Onusonus,

      What, we actually have right and wrong?

      You mean there is a black and white when it comes to morals?

      How many will disagree with you!

      I, for one, will not.

      Good Hub.

      Cheers

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