posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 07:20 AM
The op has asked the question as to what all has gone wrong and where we turned wrong. The reality is that there is not one point, but several points
which has led to the downfall of the country and here is what I would believe they are:
1) TV. As much as many of us like TV, TV was predicted back in the 1960's as being a bad idea, as it was seen as a dangerous tool that could either
save or destroy society. While it can be used to enlighten the viewer, more and more it is used to entertain and dumb down society.
2) Jails and Prisons. They no longer are the places to fear, too often those who are incarcerated, have it to easy. While they do not have the
freedom of movement, but if you look at how a prisoner is treated and what all they have at their disposal, it is a joke more times than not.
3) The education system. Course that were once taught, ideas and critical thinking are slowly being replaced with more and more rhetoric. The no
child left behind program is a joke, as too often students are having to study more for tests that they will have to take, rather than understand the
4) Wall street. Before the idea of wall street as being the pincacle of business, many businesses were partnerships, a big difference. Under a
partnership and single ownership, a business if it fails, falls to limit the liability of a one or 2 individuals, as it stands a business in the
public sector, publically traded, ends up if it fails, the failure falls and has to be paid out by the people.
5) Division of the people, on a social point. Too often you hear people identify themselves as This kind of American, or that kind of American, the
lack of one identifying factor is ultimately what is dividing the country, where too many groups are demanding special interests, fracturing the
country more and more. At one time, while some would say yes or no, most people refered to themselves as American. With the advent of being
politically correct, has left many in the cold and isolated.
6) Politicians who are too comfortable in their seats. If you go back and read through the old speeches of people who accepted a high office, they
were not overjoyed, it was somber, solem, often kind of sad, as they did not want to be in that position and would vacate as soon as their term was
over, not wanting to remain there. Now it takes an upheavle in the citizens to get an incumbent out of office.
7) The lack of personal responsibility in the minds of the citizens.