Letter to the Editor: Only time will tell
BY D.J. Horwitz, Tulsa
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6/13/12 at 3:04 AM
The Tulsa World's omission of any mention of D-Day last week is perhaps more a sign of our times than a willful, conscious effort to diminish the importance of such meaningful American historical events. We seem to be caught up in an era dominated by trivial pursuits and interests. Tabloid, headline journalism dominates the airwaves and print media.
We have become a nation of celebrity wannabees. We're preoccupied with issues such as transgenderism, same-sex marriage, get-rich-quick schemes, social networking, polarizing political views, reality TV, materialism and self-absorption. In many ways we have become oblivious to any sense of true substance in our daily lives. Religion has become a stumbling block to lifestyle preferences and political extremism.
As a nation, we are suffering from this phobia versus other industrialized and developing nations in critical areas such as education, social well-being, spirituality, mental and physical health, economic issues and world influence.
Modern technology is playing its part in the pacification and dumbing-down phenomena that are taking place in this country. Day by day a new America is being created - one that is distancing itself from its historical roots, time-honored values and cultural traditions. Only time will tell whether we can look back on this era and say, God bless us or God help us.
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