This editorial is completely misguided. Society has fundamentally changed for
the worst in the past 100 years. Time-honored values have been disregarded and
society has degenerated. Unless we return to the values of the past, there is no
reason for optimism.We live in an era in which the cult of self
reigns supreme. Selfishness, avarice, and greed rule the day. The only thing
that matters is the obtaining of immediate gratification, without regard to the
consequences. As a result, crime, addiction, and immorality are rampant.America cannot remain great when a majority of the public wears sweat
pants and sits in a basement day after day watching television and playing video
games. The only things of note that this produces are enlarged welfare roles and
increased rates of illegitimacy.Let us not fool ourselves into
thinking all is well. Instead of staying up late engaging in debauchery, let us
get to bed early so that we may start this New Year with the energy we need to
reform society before it is too late.
Thank you Mr. Evensen,As you said, "optimism and hard work, in
the long run, tend to be rewarded".Nice article.
Don't forget we've got another apocalypse scheduled this year, towards the end
if I recall.
Not my favorite piece by Mr Jay E. I'm all for optimism but am a realist.
Never mind, Jay, there are times to wear those rose-colored glasses, keep a hold
on them, but take them off when you're driving.Yet again, if more of
us kept our "resolutions", which Jay mentioned positively, New Year's
and otherwise, we would do better. There was a good point there, as resolutions
are up to us as individuals, not families, nations or worlds. I think it's in
individuals that the improvements will come this year. It'll all
come out right in the end, I believe, but not until it gets worse. Those world
wars and the associated 'Flu Pandemic and Depression didn't just happen, they
were the result of certain attitudes and associated actions.