The Pink Flamingo wishes to state that I find Andrew Breitbart to be the libertarian version of the National Enquirer or The Globe without their ethics. If he were a liberal, not the darling of the tea party right, we would be disclaiming his work. He is tawdry.
The other day a friend of mine was bemoaning the loss of standards in this country. We have become dirty. Our society is coarse, filthy, and deviant. She had recently returned from several weeks in England. She said for the first time in her life she was ashamed to be an American.
The Anthony Weiner story says it all. Nothing is off limits. Good taste is something for the Food Channel. Lady-like behavior is something to be laughed at, unfortunately. Locker-room humor is now something acceptable for coffee hour after Sunday Eucharist.
This is where I draw the line.
I find the entire episode terribly revealing about our culture. First, there is no privacy. Second, nothing is off limits. Third, no one cares. Fourth, there is a double standard when it comes to Democrats and Republicans.
Like I told my brother last week, I don’t like this story. I find it rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. I am also not one bit shocked. Anthony Weiner is a Democrat. I expecting nothing more nor nothing less of them, not in today’s climate. He will continue to get away with what ever he so desires to get away with because he is a Democrat. They have no standards. None are expected.
I’m sorry, but I have standards. I am not discussing the crude aspects of this tale. I am only interested in the cultural implications, and they are disgusting. My friend wanted to know what is wrong with this world. The story of Anthony Weiner is what is wrong with America, in a microcosm.
It is now perfectly acceptable for young people, beautiful young women to deface themselves with tattoos. I find tattoos repulsive, on both men and women. They are dark, dank, and dirty. The trend for body piercings is the same thing. If you will deface yourself, what else will you do. Then again, as long as the individual is cute and thin, it doesn’t matter.
Nothing really matters in our culture. There are no limits. There are no requirements for good behavior. Morals are a thing of the past. Standards are for measurements and not people. All that matters is one’s own pursuit of personal happiness, not matter what that is and no matter who is hurt in the process.
Sorry, but there are times when we need to say enough is enough. There are times when I am physically sickened by what I see. There are times when I am so disgusted I don’t know what to say. I am repulsed by the lack of physical standards in dress. We are a nation of slobs and it is getting worse. Do people simply get out of bed in the morning, slide into filthy jeans, nasty athletic shoes, and a ratty old t-shirt and call themselves dressed?
Our society has become coarse, crude, and accepting of things that just a few years ago would never even be considered acceptable. Language is deplorable. Certain words I intensely dislike are used, any time and any place. People no longer dress well, but look like slobs. There are no morals nor moral standards. One cannot criticize the people who attend church looking like they were out to dine at a MacDonalds near you.
Maybe this is the problem. We no longer care what we say, what we do, or how we look. Behavior doesn’t matter. Morality no longer matters – unless you are a Republican trying to get away with the lack of them.
I don’t expect anything out of a Democrat. Just don’t expect to see anything additionally discussed about Anthony Weiner from The Pink Flamingo. I find the whole nasty discussion absolutely tasteless. While the name of this blog may be The Pink Flamingo, I do know the difference between taste, tacky, and trash. Anthony Weiner is trash.
The discussion about him is trash.