Monday, August 8, 2011

The Downgrade of America

This morning on I’m With Stupid we talked about the rapid decline of America. We are once great country that is now in an uncontrollable downward spiral, with a government and a people who can’t seem to do anything but exasperate the situation.

Our political discourse continues to get worse and worse. People can’t have a discussion about anything with name calling. People have no manners anymore either. They can’t be grateful or thankful when someone tries to do something nice for them or be their friend even. They just demand more and more and if they don’t get 100% of what they want or 100% agreement they just trash the “other side.”

Reality TV shows like 16 and Pregnant, Jersey Shore, and all the Real Housewives shows are the most popular crap on TV. Americans prefer to sit back and not just watch, but celebrate the very worst people of our society. People who are uneducated, classless, jerks. I’m not saying that there isn’t a place for mindless entertainment. We all love that. But, this is just too much.

Nobody can just be a fan of his or her team anymore either. They have to HATE the other team. And that’s not even enough. They have to HATE the fans of the other team. The players on the other team, and their fans are all douche bags, or pedophiles, or assholes or whatever. We have to call them names and insult them simply because they root for their favorite team and not ours? Again, rivalries are great. And there are certain teams, schools or fan bases that we may not like. But, does it always have to be so fucking personal? It used to be joking about other teams, or making fun of them for embarrassing things that have happened in the past, or maybe for being delusional (Cubs fans), but now it’s all about name calling and hurling insults and getting into fights and arguments while claiming that “our side” doesn’t do those things.

Just like in politics. Everyone views everything that happens through their political ideology. They never take a few minutes to think. It’s blame the other side immediately and mindlessly. And repeat the things that our side has said on blogs or on talk radio.

And finally, we have a society that has completely lost almost all compassion for our fellow man. We talk big about community and about the sanctity of life, but we don’t mean it. We talk about helping people who need help, but we refuse to actually help. We talk about protecting people, but in fact we expose them to danger, both financial and physical. We talk about being Christians and being good people, but we don’t follow Christ’s teachings.

Anyway, you can listen to today’s show using this here BTR Mystery Machine. As always we thank you for your support and love each and every one of you!

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Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Excellent post today fellas!!
love backatcha.

Tammie said...

great post.

all so sad, but so true.

Mike said...

It was a good first 30 minutes. I haven't listen to the last 15 yet. But you two hit on some good points.

Jay said...

Margaret: Thanks babe!

Tammie: Maybe things will turn around. It doesn't look like it right now though. This post could have gone on and on too because I didn't even hit on everything. And welcome! ;-)

Mike: Thanks for listening dude!