When we are reduced to fulfilling every bodily desire, no matter what, problems arise.
When our media kindles such behavior, it will infiltrate minds. A lot of folks take what they hear and see in the news as truth. “It’s in the New York Times, it must be true. These people are experts, experts I tell you!”
It has become clear to the Unholy Nation Division of Demography that a large amount of American citizens lack the critical ability to make judgments on what they read or see because:
1) We live in a culture where any judgment is bad.
2) Their parents let the TV babysit them in their formative years, so they just used to getting passively hit by noise.
3) They didn’t have anyone in their lives to tell them the importance of critical thinking skills.
The breakdown of the ability to judge things (a vague, but technical term) that passively hit the observer is linked to the breakdown of the individual’s ability to order his own desires and judge his own actions. Come on, you know you don’t like reading his or her, his or her, his or her, his or her, his or her, his or her.
The lack of the ability to make any judgment whatsoever flies in the face of the system of natural order–to translate: everything breaks down.
When you touch a hot saucepan after boiling water, it hurts. Your brain is sent a signal that is processed. You then (hopefully) remember that touching that hot saucepan is not a good idea.
Likewise, when you drink too much alcohol, you get a hangover. Your brain is sent a signal that is processed. You then (hopefully) remember that you should better moderate your alcohol consumption.
Likewise, when you tell a lie, you negatively affect relationships. Your brain is sent a signal that is processed. You then (hopefully) remember that telling lies is not good idea because it negatively affects relationships.
Likewise, when you punch a police officer, you get tazed, cuffed, thrown into a police car, and charged with assault. Your brain is sent a signal that is processed. You then (hopefully) remember that punching a police officer is not a good idea because you’ll be (at least) tazed, cuffed, thrown into a police car, and charged with assault.
This is not to mention the secondary effects of those actions. For example, not being able to go bowling because you have a blister on your throwing hand, or not being able to enjoy the family party because you are vomiting in the pool, or not being able to have a best friend because you’ve been awful to all of your associates, or not being able to get the job you want because of your record.
And on, and on.
You see, we are living in an age where we are constantly told that the saucepan isn’t hot, alcohol consumption has no effects, lying is innocuous, and assaulting public officials is your human right and your civic duty (#Occupy_Cop_Car_Bro_!).
We all know the world is upside down, that hot is cold, and good is bad. We were warned about this.
A culture that thrives is a culture that is build upon the natural order of things. We’ve seen this type of culture in history before.
When the natural order of things is proclaimed dead, the culture will follow.