One of America’s most well known news commentators gave a summary of how America got into its present troubles only last night. There is no need to name or quote the man because almost all commentators and pundits are mouthing the same spiel.
He said the people began to adopt a “do your own thing philosophy” in the sixties, what followed was a dip in morals and there was a rise in dependence on government for money, medical care and everything else, that in short time created the present, ‘nanny state.’
It all sounded good until he offered what has become the standard answer to resolve the problem of our dying society. As you might expect, it was a return to self reliance, invigorating businesses to grow, and cut the spending. With lots of nodding, assent and general agreement those on his panel were in full and unfettered agreement with him.
Then it was time to move on. The big question was put to the person being interviewed, (Presidential candidate) how did he plan to bring all this about. His answers were remarkably good, but it was impossible to miss the fact that he only addressed the economy. No mention of the “do your own thing mentality,” Or how to curb the deepening moral morass that now makes a total caricature of our young, old and everyone in between.