Change in American culture not for the better


Staff member
As with all cultures there has been a gradual change in American culture, and I am not sure it has been for the better.

There was once a time when trucks in the high school parking lot had shotguns and rifles in the back window, and there was never a school shooting. Today, it seems there is a school shooting every month.

There was once a time when people were ashamed to be on welfare. I saw this first had when I was working as a bagger after school in 1984 - 1985. People would take their food stamps out and acted as they were embarrassed to use them. Today, we have generations of people on welfare. There is little to no effort to get people off welfare. Instead, the government makes it difficult to get off social assistance.

There was once a time when a young man could finish high school, go to work at the local factory and make enough money to buy a home, a car, and support his family. Now, the factory jobs have been sent to China, Men have to either go to college, or hope to get into a trade school. There are some who are lucky enough to live near an industrialized area, such as Houston, Beaumont, Baytown... etc.

Then there is the progressive agenda of bringing socialism, and communism to the United States. I have to ask what happened to our education system for young people to be so willing to throw their rights away for socialism and communism. Do they not know how many people died under Stalin and Pol Pot?

I am only 51 years old and have very little in common with young people today. There seems no sense of urgency to learn a skill or trade. I fear for the future of this once great nation if we continue down this path.