Scott Hardie | April 20, 2003
Our discussion last night turned to American culture. One man, a pessimist, said that with abortions so common and granny dumping going on and so many other terrible acts happening, we've lost respect for each other and for the sanctity of human life. We're balkanizing with different languages being spoken and we're turning more hateful to each other. And I had to wonder aloud, what the fuck? People have more respect for each other right now than at any other time in American history. Violent acts are down and decreasing (proportionate to population), political correctness has made our vernacular more polite, and most importantly, civil rights and civil dignity have been given to people of color for the first time in our nation's history. How can anyone say we're more hateful to each other now than before?

Lori Lancaster | April 21, 2003
[hidden by request]

Anna Gregoline | April 21, 2003
Abortions were/are also done with coat hangers when the woman is desperate enough. I think as an American society, we've grown more tolerant of ourselves, and that which is inherently American, but not of other cultures.

Want to participate? Please create an account a new account or log in.

Other Discussions Started by Scott Hardie

Hot Coffee

I promise this has nothing to do with McDonald's. This subject is almost too asinine for me to bring up, but I'm driven to frustration by Hillary Clinton and other politicians looking to score some quick brownie points off of boneheaded pandering to the public. Go »

My Sort of Funny Valentine

Jesus... I go out of town for a day, and TC takes off like wildfire. Maybe I should stay away more often. Go »

No Harry Potter for Us Today

I was really looking forward to going to see a matinee of "Harry Potter" today with Kelly. Why did I have to balance my checkbook an hour before going? Go »

We Got a Zoo

If you had the resources to have any exotic animal as a pet, what would you choose? Go »

But I Play One on TV

Police officers have a dangerous job with potential for lots of exciting moments. Trial lawyers can be theatrical and win justice for the little guy. Go »

The Final Countdown

Here's looking forward to Rock Block's summer tournament! It's about time that we got one of these underway. Go »