At various times here at American Age we need to slow it all down – precisely opposite of what the U.S. government is doing – and in order to engage in sound critical thinking, we realize that there must be reflection. Therefore, having done the necessary requirements and based on our reflections we are at odds with a few issues.
We implore you to read and – Please –assist us with some feedback. We welcome all comments and most of those do get published as well.
Up first is sensitive and dicey but worthy of mentioning. America is in the throngs of a rather large ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender people’ (LGBT) movement right now and has been for quite a while. It never seems to matter what the voting public has to say on the topic – if the vote goes against this movement Beware! all public records, donations, Ad Nauesum breaks loose – on the other hand if the States’ Constitution clears it, well then, that’s another leap for ‘Their kind.’
Again we believe that people are so hell-bent on getting their way that this simple act of thoughtfulness is completely overlooked. And believe us, that’s about as nice as we can state that issue.
People seem to have forgotten what normative standards are; moreover, how a society or culture identifies itself. In fact, all we hear is “…our civil rights this, or our rights that, or we are equal, and we need to be married.” Where there exists a status quo – a very well defined one at that – there must be some consideration given to those who exist within that sector of society. Otherwise, what is clearly happening here is the notion of ‘if it feels good…do it’ or a great mantra from the 1980s, ‘if you can’t be with the one you love, then, love the one your with.’
Please no Hate Mail and those given to this movement are great at hate mail – a simple hypothetical for everyone to consider: Let’s say that a movement begins by pubescent teens and preteens under the notion of “We believe the ‘age of adulthood and its entitlements’ should begin at ten years of age.”
Basically we are offering the notion that adolescent children would be able to buy booze, get a driver’s license, heck, start a family, marry legally all by the age of ten. Is this offensive to anyone? What about the children’s civil rights? What about their ‘maturity level’?
Although someone advocates something – anything and everything – is not the reason to start a movement. If one believes in something strong enough, well that is awesome. However, to see that ‘belief’ marching in the streets, and same-sexed people swapping spit in public, is indeed revolting to some folks.