Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Have Become a Nation of Whiners and Softies

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Have Become a Nation of Whiners and Softies

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Look, we all know that in a corporate sense America is no longer a Christian nation. The atheists, the American Civil Liberties Union and activist judges have seen to that. But that does not mean that corporately we do not worship something. In 2017 we worship and adore victimhood.

What was the tipping point that morphed us into a nation of loud constant whiners, complainers, moaners, being incessantly aggrieved and then demanding that others accede to us in exactly the way we wish? Was it the 2000 presidential election? Is it the offshoot of Mister Rogers' "I like you just the way you are" mantra, giving us generations of children who see no obligation to improve themselves, because they are already wonderful, with the attendant lack of manners endemic in the young?

Children today, particularly the college crowd, have substituted screaming and terrible behavior for reasoned discourse. …

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