The Kids Are Not Okay

Our Christmas Eve celebration was an intimate family time with five of our children who could join us.  Pictured from Left to Right, back row:  Cathryn, Me, Bernie, Susanna, Amanda with her baby, Joey and our Son-In-Law, David.   Front Row: Philip, Archer (the Border Collie) and Matthew.   The two oldest boys were in Washington and Alaska, so they had good excuses for not joining us this year.

Now that we’re into a new year, a lot of people are wondering where we are headed with a new President in the Whitehouse.  Some people speculate things will turn around, but I have found plenty of examples of cultural degeneration already impacting our society.

California recently passed a law decriminalizing child prostitution.  Here is an article straight from a California State Legislator.  He says this:

“Immunity from arrest means law enforcement can’t interfere with minors engaging in prostitution — which translates into bigger and better cash flow for the pimps. Simply put, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money for pimps, and more victims for them to exploit…. allowing our law enforcement officers to pick these minors up and get them away from their pimps and into custody is a dramatically better solution than making it legal for them to sell themselves for sex.”

Some people are defending the law by saying it just keeps these children from getting a rap sheet, but children in these dangerous situations need the protection of government.  They can be taught very quickly the difference between right and wrong.  Knowing prostitution is illegal makes a difference and gives these children a sense of the importance of fighting for themselves against this.

When judging public policy, we need to think through the real effect, rather than the mere words of the legislators who support the bill.  Laws point the way and offer legitimacy or illegitimacy to our behavior.  For example, think of how many more women got abortions after Roe V. Wade gave states the impression that abortion is now legal.

We should all be fed up with any government that turns a blind eye to sexual crimes!!!    THIS IS NOT OKAY!  The ultimate goal of these legislators is to lessen these crimes until there is nothing left to protect.  They are trying to anesthetize us to the horrors that befall this lifestyle — one step at a time.

To my good friends and relatives who live in California, I feel sorry for you.  Legalizing child prostitution is downright evil. Your legislators have done great harm to your State and let down all the minors who needed protection from their government.

How far down is the government going before we hit bottom?

An article recently caught my attention because it addresses the topic, “The Kids Are Not Okay“.  The author discusses remarks by Nancy Jo Sales, an award-winning journalist who works for Vanity Fair.  She recently wrote a book called, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.

Here are a few excerpts:

“This story is true, says Sales, from the projects in the Bronx to the most prestigious homes in LA. Girls are dealing with sexual harassment, bullying, and the nonstop pressure to act like porn stars. We are living, Sales told us, in an unprecedented historical moment. Our behaviour is changing rapidly based on the introduction of technology and social media, and it’s transforming teen culture.

Girls get hurt the worst. The pressure to be “hot” is crazy—and the pressure to get “likes” on social media is insane. The hotter you are, says Sales, the more likes you get. Likes are social currency. “If I post a picture of me winning the math contest,” one girl told her. “I won’t get any likes. If I post a picture of me in a bikini, I’ll get 300.” For girls to get attention, they have to present a porn aesthetic. What we’re seeing is the complete sexualisation of an entire generation. Everyone has been boiled down to pictures.

Those pictures, Sales noted, had something disturbing about them. She couldn’t put a finger on it at first. And when she did, it repulsed her. “These pictures look like porn. And these are children.”

Nearly every single school, she discovered has what is called a “SlutPage.” These are pages on Facebook and Instagram, and boys will use them to upload nude pictures of the girls they go to school with. The pictures are aggregated, creating an amateur porn site of what often constitutes child pornography….What we’re seeing, says Sales, is the mass distribution of self-generated child porn.

The social media culture is also giving rise to a toxic “bro-culture,” where boys are using pictures of girls to achieve power over the girls and social prominence in the schools. They use the pictures as currency. When Sales asked boys about sexting, they showed her that they all had naked pictures of girls on their phone. They weren’t ashamed. This was normal. But the boys, she says, are acting like predators and pornographers.”

Where do you think the culture is heading?  Is it getting better or worse?  Let me know by clicking on my comment button.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO…

1.)  Even if you don’t live in California, write your legislators and let them know we don’t want to be like California.  Encourage them to not support any laws that lessen our public response to illegitimate behavior.  One of the primary functions of government is to administrate justice—punish the guilty and protect the innocent.  Any time we lessen our standards of right and wrong, we blur those lines.

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A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR

My wife yelled at me today saying, “You weren’t even listening just now, were you!?”

I thought, “Man, what a weird way to start a conversation.”

4 Comments

  1. Whast a crew! Great looking family, Cynthia. I love it! Love and abundant blessings to yhou and Bernie this year.

    Robert Andrews

  2. J. Marshall Saye

    January 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Where is society headed? Straight to hell.

  3. The Bible tells us what happened when Israel prostituted their young girls.

  4. I’m appalled, we need much prayer on the part of Christians in this country that was founded on God. We think because of who was elected President of the U.S. ,we are out of the woods. We all must make it our responsibility to be informed and educated on these issues. Now is the time to work even harder, through prayer and being involved. It’s not the time to relax, and think everything is all better!! Pray for out President Trump , his cabinet, congress, and all involved in our government. I cannot help but believe that it was a miracle that he was elected . God is giving us another chance, the sin of ommission is terrible!! We will be held responsible when we stand before the judge.

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