America faces the new normal

The new normal is yesterday’s abnormal: what was seen as bizarre, if not literally crazy, is now seen as normal. The converse is also true: those who still value the judiciously exercised role of shame, guilt and modesty are now seen as representative of the new abnormal.

The following examples are taken exclusively from news stories of May 9 and May 10:

• The president of the U.S. thinks it’s fine for two men to marry

• Homosexual and transgender characters—all positively portrayed—are proliferating on TV (by contrast, positively portrayed Catholic characters are almost nonexistent)

• There is a bill in California that would make it illegal for a trained psychologist to convert gays and lesbians

• New York’s top court said it is perfectly fine to view unlimited amounts of child pornography online

• The cover of Time magazine shows a young boy standing on a chair sucking his mother’s bare breast

• Tupperware parties run by suburban moms have been replaced by sex-toy parties featuring vibrators and lubricants

• A Nebraska mother has been arrested for charging men to have sex with her daughters, ages 7 and 14

Not all of these incidents are of equal moral weight, but put together they convey a powerful message: cultural ordinates are being obliterated. And when boundary lines disappear, the social fallout can be wicked.

Put differently, if it were our goal to create moral anarchy, we couldn’t have done a better job. There is a risk in pointing this out, but it’s worth being tagged the new abnormal.



William Donohue is president o
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author only, not of Spero News.

Comments

Words are little sticks of dynamite

Part 1 in a series on reclaiming Western culture, one word at a time.

Parents can opt out of Common Core educational standards

Opting out of Common Core will allow parents to refuse sharing private information with the federal government, as well as outside agencies and private contractors. This includes biometric and psychometric data, fingerprints, and DNA.

Michigan Republicans' weak senatorial candidate

Republican Terri Lynn Land is looking weak in comparison to Congressman Gary Peters. But GOP governor Rick Snyder looks solid for November re-election.

Obama doesn't let a little beheading interfere with golf

Even television host Jimmy Fallon thinks Obama's golf game is obsessive.

Global warming alarmists switch to rainfall woes

Detroit had the second highest daily rainfall since the government began keeping records in 1918. The highes daily rainfall record was set in 1925 for the Motor City.

This page took 0.1250seconds to load