Garbage-Mouths and the Decline of Our Civilization
By Michael Hoffman
It will appear trivial to some — because they have become inured to it — but the loss of civility in our society appears ever more in the breakdown of our civilization.
When I was growing up adult males were solicitous of the presence of women and keen to the possibility that young ears might overhear an obscenity. They might “swear like sailors” among themselves, but it was a judgment on their manhood if they did so “in mixed company." To do so at a public meeting or in print would have been unthinkable, and would have disgraced them and their families for years.
Now the garbage-mouth President of the United States, at his Oct. 10 Minnesota rally, stated before 20,000 people and broadcast nationally, that former Vice-President Joe Biden “kissed Obama’s a**.”
Conservative Paul Craig Roberts rails in his Oct. 10 column about “dumbs**t Americans.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wields “Impeach the mother-f****r” (her campaign sells T-shirts with her vomit-inducing term abbreviated).
There are hundreds more examples.
"Don’t sweat the small stuff, Hoffman.”
Right — but this isn’t small stuff. The devil is in the details. Foul-mouths are a subliminal reinforcement of general degeneracy and decay, which is advanced in increments.
Either we are an example or we are nothing.
Michael Hoffman is the author of ten books and the editor of Revisionist History® published six times a year.
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