Is America losing its Common Sense…?
Recently while on a reading tour of some of our favorite blogs, I must openly admit that I became transfixed by one such article offered up by folks that we follow on the Internet. According to this article the writer does a fantastic job of (almost turning) water into wine. Moreover, using his parameters as to what is happening in America today – lower standards of professional responsibility, constant corruption that pervades our government offices, and a newly named generation of individuals commonly referred to as Millennial’s behaving in such a way – to be part of it is not only astounding but void of any common sense. (Miley Cyrus…right)
We make these assertions regarding common sense as such that it is a matter of individual harm; consequently, this individual harm is then transposed onto another individual or individuals without regret, remorse, or in most cases sensible logic.
Our original (perhaps just like yours) deduction predicated upon reading this article was unsettling to say the least. As a matter of fact it starts out with
“Why do men and women have such a hard time relating to each other in a meaningful way in America today? Could our oversexed culture have anything to do with it? In the United States today, we are constantly being bombarded with sexual messages.
With an opening statement such as that one –one needs to assume basically that one, are men and women having a difficult time to relating to each other in America today? Two, is America a large oversexed culture? Three, in the U.S. are we constantly bombarded with sexual messages? Hum interesting… (Lindsay Lohan…left)
And notwithstanding all else although the commentary is a little shaky, communication research supports it, the Center for Disease Control research clearly supports it, and we didn’t feel that the third reason – subliminal sexual messages in advertising, especially within the written as well as television mediums needed justification – insofar as it gets worse and worse each year.
Let’s look at the advertising spot-light, or the Oscar’s for advertising – the Super Bowl ads. Most – including the automobile ads were sensually stigmatized. Yet when we look at the success of the winner’s: Go-Daddy and Taco Bell it’s all sex at whatever age for whatever reason. You probably know the Taco Bell ad with the gang meeting up for some partay time a la Cocoon. Go-Daddy’s laid it on heavily with Bar Rafaeli kissing the huge geek.
Finally the only other question I had was the assertion that;
This culture of sex is pushed on our children from a very early age, and at this point it would be quite accurate to say that U.S. public schools have become training centers for sexual deviancy. Many people focus on “sex education” as the problem, but the truth is that it goes much deeper than that. Sex education only lasts for a few weeks at most.
This statement from their post is not one that even needs the tonnage of research that supports it. Anyway, I’ve loaded an actual Repost from the original in as much as maybe a stumbling middle or high school student will reference it – or Heaven help us all if some parents were even to look at it.
Have a look at the author’s original writing up at it’s BRAND NEW PAGE up at the top of this blog.