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Old May 22 2013, 03:00 AM   #67
Re: Have cultural standards gotten lower?

It is a mixed bag. Of course popular culture is full of hitherto unknown crap and of course kids who play with their smartphone all day will not develop decent reading skills ... but then again Western societies are also becoming more civilized, at least interior violence is in decline, and people are more informed on many things than in previous times.
So yeah, I am neither buying the conservative whining about the "good old days" nor the naive pseudo-progressive story about inevitable progress and history being a libear upward trend.
The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer. - former US Secretary of State and unconvicted war criminal Henry Kissinger
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