Social barometers

When I read, Ruth Benedict's book "Patterns of Culture"

                                                                                            I remember her saying ,"It is difficult to judge a Culture in it's present                                    "STATE"
    Then I realized she didn't have the "internet"

Following World War I, The United States’ economy could best be descrided ... For a long time, the American economy was war-oriented; this means that the economic growth of the United States originates from maintaining a war footing. After each of the big wars the United States were involved in, their economy experienced dramatic growth, paired with industrial, technological, and diplomatic progress. In case of the World War I, the United States had a massive increase in industrial production along with stable and reasonable prices for various goods. This could have been a great basis for turning the United States into a truly great country, if only the avarice of bankers did not lead to the Great Crash of 1929; so, instead of the basis for prosperity, the aforementioned boost of industrial production became one of the factors of inflation and crisis

A simply yet effect way to see "The Marching Morons"...do a internet search like I just did " Fem-male",..

endless results of cross dressing,femdom,etc,..First off being a Fem-male is a "State of Mind",I don't need to dress fem,to be fem,and I sure as hell don't want Dominated!,whipped,tied up..!...there your Social Barometer

Dignity Deficit

excerpt from Arthur Brooks : "

I hope and I believe that our country has enough love in our hearts to take on this question of human dignity. That's what it comes down to—not just successful public policy, but love.

It comes down to brotherhood. It comes down to solidarity. We will be judged ultimately, as a society, by the extent to which we treat other people with that solidarity and with that love. Not just by the extent to which we make chronic poverty less painful, but the extent to which we make it more temporary. We need to make dignity more attainable for everyone."