Posts Tagged ‘America In Decline’

“On-Demand” Depravity

May 3, 2020

“On-Demand” Depravity

My wife and I were born in 1942, so life for us continues to be a matter of continuous culture shock, as America’s leftist revolution is gaining steam.

We have several paid streaming movie sites that we have used to break the Covid-19 state and self-imposed social isolation.

So, we look and look for something entertaining that we both could watch on television. My dear wife would prefer movies about hero’s and heroin’s winning over bad things, about triumph over life’s challenges, love conquering all, love growing to a happy fruition, “clean” comedies, family, faith, and any kind of feel-good stuff; including things that can put a lump our throats, but they are good lumps. I enjoy watching them with her.

We looked and looked,  but in our sample of at least 50 movies last night; and many more searches on other nights. We have little success. In our three streaming movie or serial services, nearly all we could find was disgusting to us. The movies we sampled, thinking they might be enjoyable, were emotionally twisted and even bizarre. The plots and roles featured many forms of psychopathology found in our professional diagnostic manuals. Of course some of the diagnoses featured in movies have been removed from historical diagnostic manuals due to matters of political correctness, or social sensitivity regarding the numerous modern evolutions of population sexual proclivities featured among LGBTQ themes. Then, of course, there are the ubiquitous ever-present dysfunctional family dramas.  If you would like a quick laugh, there are the mostly filthy-mouth stand-up comedians telling adolescent sex jokes to audiences that respond with canned-like laughter.

There is the captivating, though stomach wrenching, genre of series and movies about bad people who are seductively presented as poor guys and gals who are trapped in their own webs of deceit, lawlessness and danger from the law or other bad people. These “poor unfortunate” schleps are so hopelessly self-defeating that audiences are sucked into caring for them and hoping that things will turn out well for them. This, even though they are pushing death dealing drugs, having sexual affairs and hiding them from their husbands or wives, incorporating their children into their evil and criminal ways, and even killing others. All of this engendering a sense of sympathy for the bad people, hoping they will not get caught and that everything will turn our well for them in the end.

Then there are evil spirits, ghosts, dirty little secrets in lovely little old-fashioned towns where, at first, all appears to be a wonderful little world and life-style….until everything deteriorates into murder, drugs, and citizens trapped in a social horror stories.

These pathological forms of entertainment interest me as a psychologist, because I have personally been sucked into a few and have had to exit them because of a growing sick feeling in the pit of my stomach…so much so that I concluded that whatever had trapped my interest was not entertainment, rather it was an, artificially inflated (but true) reflection of America’s growing social depravity.

And let’s not forget all the blood drenched, horror shows of chain saws, hatchets, and knives, etc.; hacking, slicing and dicing terrified thousands of victims.

If you want XXX florid pornography of virtually every sort (Illegal until the 1960″s), simply pay and play in the privacy of your own home.

Finally, someone just sent me the following video and he thought it was hilarious. This alerted me to the publication of several “Children’s Books” that I dearly hope will not be read to children. These books are designed to go “over the heads of young children”, but to cause hysterical laughter in adolescents and adults (who’s psychosexual development has been stunted).

Please see this video and then scroll down to search for several other books of this ilk. They are available on Amazon.

I suspect that pedophiles would find this material useful to add to their “grooming strategies” preparing children for sexual abuse, as they characteristically do.

 

All of this is just more of so very many indicators of our socioculture’s continuing decline into self-destructive immorality (formerly called vice); psychological disorders, self-destructive behavior, and general behavioral/emotional chaos and anarchy.

A reversal of these seemingly unrelenting strong entertainment trends, and so many others bad trends, feels unlikely.

I am grateful for the many fine travelogues, documentaries, and honest history lessons that remain a small proportion of the more grotesque majority of America’s entertainment media.

Vote Constitutional Conservative!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 5/3/20

“I’m 70+ and Tired”

October 3, 2015

“I’m 70+ and Tired”

Well, dear reader, again I have found something that I cannot top with my own words. So I will blog it in its original form.

The following was sent to me by a friend who is married with grown kids, now out and on their own. He and his wife are both successful professionals by virtue of their very hard, honest and diligent work. They and their children are great people and they continue to build their lives and to strengthen America through the fruits of their labors and outstanding citizenship.

In the next 20 years or so they will be in my shoes and those of the unknown author of the piece that follows.

I hope things will change for the better for them and my loved ones, but I fear they will not.

Maybe you are with us in these hopes and fears. 

If you are, you could have written what follows.

Thanks to Joe Grunert for sending this to me. The author of the following Cyberspace Flotsam is unknown.

V. Tom Mawhiney, 10/3/15

 

“I’m 70+ and Tired”

I’m 70+. I’ve worked hard since I was 17.

Except for some serious health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn’t call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am.

Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, and I’m tired. Very tired. I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to. I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia, New Zealand, UK, America and Canada, while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance.

I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?

I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught.

I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor. I’m really tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems. I’m also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20’s be-deck them selves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government.

Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 70+. Because, mostly, I’m not going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for my grandchildren and their children. Thank God I’m on the way out and not on the way in. There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

I’m 70+ and I’m tired.

“It’s The Culture Stupid!”

August 13, 2013

“It’s The Culture Stupid!”

The following article was written by Laura Hollis of the University of Notre Dame.

Though It was published in December of 2012, there is nothing about it that is outdated. In fact everything that she has said has been further documented by the passage of political and cultural events in the times leading-up to today.

Laura writes with passion, intelligence, and accuracy.

I hope you will get to know her and her views.

Please take some time to read this article.

VTM,  8/14/13

http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/12/post-mortem-by-laura-hollis-analyzing.html

Detroit: A Microcosmic Horror Show of Progressive Politics

July 21, 2013

Detroit: A Microcosmic Horror Show of Progressive Politics

 

The Collapse of Detroit, due to corrupt progressive politics and union gluttony is only a microcosmic horror show of what is poised to unfold in all of America if this Nation does not return to traditional American values and conduct.

See for yourself. I have nothing to add.

VTM, 7/21/13

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2013/06/29/20-signs-america-is-in-decline-n1630414/page/full


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