Originally Posted by DancingArabian
Db- I think it's unfair to blame the media.
I agree, but they are bombarded with it nonetheless, although I don't place the blame directly on the media. TV networks are profit making businesses - thus they provide what the people want to watch. Television is very responsive to the public - if the ratings are down, shows get canceled. So the trash is there because the public likes trash, pure and simple. It is no different than drugs...if people didn't want/use them, there would be no drug dealers. We have nobody to blame but ourselves.
Permissiveness begets worse permissiveness begets even worse permissiveness. We conservatives get chastized regularly by liberals for our conservative values, but all it takes is a look at society today to see why we are the way we are. I wish we could go back to the time when children could be children and weren't constantly confronted by sex, drugs, and crime. At 16 I thought it was exciting to hold hands with a girl, had no idea what pot was, and followed the rules of society. How bored today's kids would be with that, but they would be so much better off...