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April 3, 2014

ANDERSON: Hollywood warping our children's minds

I sympathize with the Eagles #323 situation, but it’s part of the time we live in.

They are going down the same path others have gone before, and all the others are hurting and dying a slow death. Just to name a few of the organizations: The K of C , The Masons, The Elks, The Moose lodge, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, theaters and churches. Let’s add the seasonal holidays like Easter and Christmas.

Let’s include some other things like typewriters, BB guns, and pocket knives, toy guns, bicycles, teeter totters, and monkey bars. Now let’s add social gatherings like reunions, family gatherings, visiting friends and playing a night of card games like bridge or canasta and Sunday dinners. A few miscellaneous items got lost along the way, about the same time that pride, self-respect, professionalism, morals, work ethics, modesty, personal hygiene and appearance got lost. Proper dress like suits, real dresses, hats and shoes got lost.

What started all this? All the older generation knows what caused these changes and the younger generation hasn’t a clue. They don’t know what real good times are all about. The TV shapes our present generation. The Monster TV, it sucks up every spare minute that we have, with must see news or weather or just entertainment which we use to only experience on Saturday or Sunday at the local movie theater, if you had the price.

TV started out with mostly Christian people controlling it and there were rules set in place about nudity, graphically expressive scenes of torture or blood, and sexually orientated themes. Most shows were wholesome family entertainment. But then when the old guys died off, their young offspring slowly changed it into the hideous mess on TV that we have now, not fit to watch. It has showed the young a perverted image of fun: hanging out at bars and drink every night and pick up a woman and have a party, sleep with as many as you can. Never giving a second thought to marriage, family or family shame.

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