Culture War
Many from both the right and the left bemoan the state of the American culture today. Whether it is the lack of positive images in TV, movies, music, politicians, sports figures, police in schools and more, freedom and morality are discussed as being in conflict with each other. Benjamin Franklin once wrote on the subject: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need for masters." This should ring true to you today as we debate not only our eroding culture, but the role of government in our lives. Are culture and the need for more government control more connected than we realize?

I used to be a normal person, then .....

from The Gray Area:
No place for common sense in America any more, but here is some anyway, with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
from Helleniscope,
As a man [or woman], I used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me “Privileged”, a racist & responsible for slavery.
  • I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget & support myself.
  • I went to High School, got a degree, got in some college & have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was “advantaged”.
  • I am heterosexual, which according to “gay” folks, now makes me a homophobe.
  • I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.
  • I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which makes me a de facto member of the “vast NRA gun lobby”.
  • I am older than 60, making me a useless eater who doesn’t understand Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat.
  • I think & I reason, and I doubt much of what the “mainstream” media tells me, which makes me a “Right-wing conspiracy nut”.
  • I am proud of my heritage & our inclusive American culture, making me a xenophobe.
  • I believe in hard work, fair play, & fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.
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