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|User Info||The Real Problem With America: Morality; entered at 2012-12-11 14:26:44|
Registered: 2009-03-19 Just North of Detroit
Karl shame and shunning used to have social force. That was what contained drug abuse before laws were passed. Part of it was urbanization. You can live anonymously in a big city. Your neighbors don't know you. You are the guy in apartment 312. If you want to be a drunk or do drugs nobody is going to go tell your mother. |
Shame don't work. Nobody is ashamed anymore.
It has progressed until those who are living decently won't speak against the corrupt they know personally. My local family are pretty decent. They work. They don't deal drugs. But we have one member who can't control jumping on every female no matter how marginal. His business practices are rotten. He gave up trying to have employees who quit on him and works alone now.
I simply won't have anything to do with him.
The price of morals is a free steak and a beer. If he throws a BBQ there are exactly two of us in the family that won't run out there and pretend he is a decent human being for a free feed.
His own sons when confronted on associating with him just looked at the ground in shame and said: "He's not nearly as bad as he used to be."
Well isn't that a ringing endorsement?
Last modified: 2012-12-11 14:35:37 by bagbalm