Friday, August 3, 2012

The Great Recession of respect for others

This article (and the accompanying photos) tells us more than we want to know about the state of modern society.

The headline would have us believe that the "graffiti-covered mansion is a symbol of past fiscal woes," but the Great Recession does not explain the destructiveness of whoever spray-painted, broke and partially demolished a multi-million dollar mansion. An abandoned home, even one that is so over-the-top ostentatious, is a sad sight. This place is more than sad; it is frightening.

People, presumably homeless people, broke into the secluded residence and began destroying it. That has nothing to do with the fiscal downturn; it has everything to do with the low values and immoral crudeness of a sector of our society.

Gang graffiti on highway overpasses, public buildings and even statues and monuments show how little respect some people have for other people and for civilized society. One abandoned mansion has become a focal point for the obliteration of all morals, respect and dignity.

It's not the economic recession we need to worry about, it's the moral recession.

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