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Moral decline in US the root cause of many ills January 28, 2014

Posted by hslu in China.

It didn’t take long.

About 40 years.

Chinese has a way to describe how big changes happen in life:

‘三十年河东  三十年河西’

Which literally means:

“The river flows to the east for 30 years; It then flows to the west in the next 30 years.”

When I first came to the states to study, I shared a basement with three other students; two in-state undergraduates, both were freshman and both had blonde hair, and a graduate student from Hong Kong. The Cantonese guy have been here for three years who gave me a lot help in those difficult early days. The cost of my room: $40 a month.

One day as I entered into the basement after a course, I smelled something that I haven’t smelled before: it was kind like cigarrette but different. I later asked my Cantonese roommate and he said it was marijuana. It turned out that one of my American roommate was smoking pot in the back of the house.

That was 40 years ago.

As time went by, I got assistantship from my department which afforded me a small room on the first floor of a big house. Shortly after I finishing my degree and went to work for a major oil company in Texas, things have changed in a hurry on the drug front.

Slowly we began to hear from radio and TV over the years that students from junior highs and high schools got into drugs, not just marijuana, but coke and other hard drugs.

Then kids in elementary schools picked it up and some even got into transportation and distribution of drugs.

Now, marijuana is legal in Colorado. Soon other Democrat controlled liberal states will follow.

The next step up is probably coke or something like that.

Back in the 60’s and 70’s, popular songs I knew were ‘Bridge over troubled water,’ ‘Are you Lonesome Tonight?, ‘Memory,’ ‘Where the Boys are,’ ‘Unchained Melody,’ and many others like that. The lyrics were beautiful and not offensive. They told stories between two people who were in love with each other or expressed a feeling people could relate to.

Take a listen of the songs of 2013 and you will hear violence, sex, drug, killing cops, offensive languages and hatrates.

Movies which were popular 30 or 40 years ago were the ones like ‘Love Story,’ ‘The Way We were,’ The Sting,’ ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Alien,’ and ‘Star War,z etc.

Fast forward to 2013, we saw movies more like audlt films than beautiful love scenes. We saw guns, bloods, drug wars, cop killings, and female movies stars with practically nothing on their bodies. On live stage, the performers did their best to show as much of their body as they could. The sexual acts were common and they were suggestive, provactive, excessive and way over the top.

Take a look of Madonna and Miley Cyrus. You make your own cinclusions. Need I say more?





And the worst of all this is: Who were the ones who watch these 3rd class stage shows on their iPhones and their  Samsungs? Who were the ones who admire these performers instead of successful people in science and technologies? They are the young girls and young boys of America and indeed the world.

Then there are laws allowing marriages of people of the same sex.

People call this progress. People call this liberalism. People call this equal protection under the law.

I say the tide has shifted and it only took 30 years. I also call this ‘每況欲下。’

So what happened to the conservative ideas I knew 30 or 40 years ago, the ones that made America strong and powerful?

They have been thoroughly defeated and completely buried in the US. They have been replaced and forgotten.

Just wait for a few more years when young girls and boys who grew up under the influence of Maddona, Cyrus and these liberal movements. Will they have any conserative bone in their bodies?

Probably not!

Don’t you see the decline of moral standard in the US?

中國有一句老話 ‘富不過三代!’


You tell me.


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