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(d4vis)RE: The most important issue for me in elections is:

by d4vis (Chaplain)
on Nov 08, 2000 at 00:18 UTC ( #40415=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The most important issue for me in elections is:

I voted for "The morals the internet is pushing on our kids "...seriously.
I think it's an important issue only in the negative sense, ie. any politician that blames the internet for the 'moral decline' of America immediately earns my contempt.
I'm tired of pol's scapegoating the internet (or the media for that matter) rather than addressing the real issues.

Has America declined, morally, in the last dozen years? The last fifty? I don't know, but my sense is that it has not. It seems that many a pol who longs for the "good old days" convientiently forgets things like the relative unequality of women in the workforce (as well as society in general) widespread poverty, institutional racism, etc...
Either way, I think the 'net is more of a mirror to morality that a causal factor, but it's always easier to blame something when most of the population doesn't really understand it.

~monk d4vis

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(kudra: internet morals) RE: RE: The most important issue for me in elections is:
by kudra (Vicar) on Nov 08, 2000 at 04:31 UTC
      That is a great link! What a riot.

      And proves your point quite elegantly. *smile*

      Roy Alan

RE: RE: The most important issue for me in elections is:
by royalanjr (Chaplain) on Nov 08, 2000 at 02:40 UTC

    You are so correct in pointing out that "the good old times" were not always so good for a large portion of the population. But the moral climate has changed a great deal. So many things that would have shocked our grandparents right out of their seats is now commonplace, even tolerated.

    Roy Alan

      Interracial marriage?? Shocking!
      Premarital whats-that-you-say?? Shocking!
      Where's my household butler robot, dagnabbit?

      e-mail neshura

        Exactly what I was meaning, lol.

        I will not get into a fight about "right" or "wrong" on this. I was just making a statement that the moral climate has changed and would be shocking to previous generations.
        It's left as an exercise to the reader to determine "right" or "wrong".

        Roy Alan

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