reply to post by AQuestion
There are no longer social consequences for adultery for instance or for having children without being married. I stopped watching television
when I could no longer find examples of healthy families or honorable fathers. Once we separated love from sex, both men and women reverted to doing
what felt good rather than that which is right.
Whilst the main points I agree with, that family has been eroded but what you both (you and diamondsmith) have missed is the reason why this has come
40 years ago people had respect. Respect for parents, respect for teachers, respect for police, respect for women etc. although I have to say that 40
years ago this was changing slowly.
There are many reasons why this has gone now but I feel the main reason is because of interference by the State in the affairs of people.
Unfortunately the PC crowd have gone too far and basically ruined the whole shebang. The police have lost it because they in their turn lost respect
for people and it became, and is, them and us, and teachers lost it because the wrong sort of people ended up being teachers as it was seen as a cushy
for having children without being married
Whilst I agree that the social consequences have gone, they have also gone for the children thus born and that is right. It is no longer a 'social
crime' to be adopted, and that is how it should be, but let me tell you this:
I was adopted. My mother was a trainee teacher and my father in the Army. It was literally just after the war. My father was what would have been
called in those days a cad. My mother was in love with him and he said he would marry her - before I was conceived. He was not to be trusted.
To cut a long story short I found my mother about 6 years ago, and sadly she died this last Christmas Day at 9 am BUT I know that when I found her a
very great weight was lifted from her that she had borne for over 50 years, and I am glad that she passed on to another life (?) with that burden
lifted for the last few years.
People make mistakes. At least as far as that goes I believe things have improved for the better.