Recently Ann Coulter caused a storm among liberals (which for her isn’t hard) with a piece about soccer. Her open went like this:
I’ve held off on writing about soccer for a decade — or about the length of the average soccer game — so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay.
Now, I don’t agree with her, though soccer is a boring sport to watch. Yes a lot of people around the world love the sport, and it is fun to play, but watching it on TV or live, quite boring.
What is a true sign of the nations moral decay is found quite often, all one has to do is scan news articles, or YouTube and you’ll find it.
Both of these stories have the same thing in common. In each, someone is getting beaten up, and onlookers, instead of rushing to help, run to the cell phones and cameras to record it.
We’ve become a society that will stand by and watch someone else be beaten to death in front of us, while we video tape it. Perhaps is we started to put down the camera and cell phone, and help out someone in need we might see a rebound in society.
But, in order for that to happen, we must realize the government and authorities are not the one to help out first. The first ones to help, are those who are there. When we figure that out again, things will start to improve.