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Whom Do You Blame, If Anyone, For The Coarsening  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

...of societal discourse?

Here are some possibilities:

1. Norman Lear, for his sitcoms (such as All in the Family);
2. Rush Limbaugh and others;
3. Public schools, for failing to effectively teach manners;
4. President Bush;
5. The Democratic Party;
6. The Republican Party;
7. The left;
8. The right;
9. Hollywood;
10. Madison Avenue;
11. The Internet;
12. Politicians as a whole;
13. Sports celebrities;
14. Other.

Thank you.

[Edited 2006-02-09 21:31:58]

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

15. the dappy English k-niggets and Monsieur Arthur King



Oh wait, you didn't expect us to continue the list, right?  duck   Wink




Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

16. All those Liberal Lefties that don't want to upset certain minorities! duck 

User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

#2 (not just Rush, but political pundits in general), #12, and another option that isn't mentioned yet should be, #17 - CNN and the other 24-hour news networks.

It seems as though politics is no longer the act of governing a country; rather, it has become just another medium of entertainment to keep the ratings up on the news networks. I strongly believe that most of the animosity between various political parties is as a result of the media playing up the rivalries and the conflicts, to which the politicians rise up to meet the portrail set forth by the media.

All we see of government is the circus show that the politicans put on, as opposed to any of the actual governing they do.

[Edited 2006-02-09 21:42:05]


Time...to un-pimp...ze auto!
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

17. Baby boomers and their massive sense of entitlement (which affects their parenting abilities).


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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Good points, everyone!  Smile And I welcome international factors, as well. I'm not cosmopolitan enough to think of them, unfortunately. It is a good thing we have an international audience that can supply them!

User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Parents who ought not to be parents at all.

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 4):
17. Baby boomers and their massive sense of entitlement (which affects their parenting abilities).

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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

It used to be that there were strong influences in favor of civility. But church attendance is down, and many schools have featured a "let-your-hair-down" kind of looseness that emanates from a liberal viewpoint. If, as is said, parents themselves don't encourage civility in their children, then I wonder how the next generation is supposed to learn it?

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