"Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle Dazzle 'em
Give 'em an act with lots of flash in it
And the reaction will be passionate
Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather 'em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?" ("
Looking for someone -- anyone -- to blame for the rise of
Look no further than the culture beast that is primarily responsible for the fundamental transformation of America, as President Obama once put it.
We have an education system that doesn't educate. Students get diplomas and degrees, but can't find jobs. Television spews out "reality shows" that have nothing to do with reality. Kids seem to know more about sex than they do about schoolwork. Judges issue rulings that conform more to opinion polls than the Constitution.
The strangest behavior is trotted out as the next civil rights movement and anyone who says "no" is branded a bigot. Many fallen nations collapsed not from war but from moral rot.
We are consuming the intellectual equivalent of Pop-Tarts in a pop culture age, rather than food for the mind that produces sound reasoning and wise choices.
This is the fallout from the "if it feels good do it," looking out for number one, baby boom generation and especially their spoiled offspring who know little about sacrifice, personal responsibility or nationalism.
It should not surprise anyone that such non-thinking and self-focus has fueled the rise of
On the other side of the political fence,
It's frightening that so many voters have decided on Trump. But for those who rail against him, who reject this reality TV star and man of questionable business success and moral failings, the indignation seems to be not only an indictment of the political establishment but of ourselves for paying too little attention to politics and government in between elections. We are to blame for
Politics should not be a part-time concern. If voters only pay attention in an election year, they get what they deserve. If the choice is between Trump and