Is our culture in a bottomless well, free falling since, well, I don’t know when, exactly?
But the decline sure seemed to accelerate sometime during the decade of the 1980s.
Aptly named album: “The Road to Ruin” — song: “I want to be sedated” — That about sums it up, no?
I think there’s only two lines of lyrics yelled to a monstrous ‘melody’ that gets stuck in your head like a really bad TV ad. Included here for illustration purposes only. Please, don’t listen, unless you have an immediate and effective brainwashing remedy to get the slime out.
What sophisticated music fills my adolescent memories? Bach? Tchaikovsky? Dvorak?
Well, I was enamored with the ballet for a while, so I’m luckier than many. And, of course there was Bugs Bunny. I fear the kids today don’t even have good cartoons anymore!
In more ways than I can currently count, I think Crrow777 is spot on when he repeats the old adage: “All roads lead to Rome.” Unfortunately it seems to mirror the lame cliche: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
For those in the rest of the world trying to figure out what kind of insanity is happening in this country, let me assure y’all, we have only a few clues, and please do understand, Americans are the most propagandized population in the world, I’d be willing to bet.
George Carlin had it as close to right as I’ve heard so far: American Bullshit. Brilliant.