Moral rot. Everyone’s doing it

It’s not just the banksters that are criminal. Moral rot runs throughout our society from top to bottom.

The uncomfortable truth is that America has become a nation of skimmers and scammers. The rot runs deep not just in the upper reaches of the financial and political Elites, but in the bottom 99.5% as well.

Did you lie about your income to get a mortgage, do a “strategic” default on your house, file fraudulent unemployment or disability claim, or cheat on your taxes? Or maybe you’re a teenager or young adult who decides that joining a drug cartel is the way to go, even if you have to torture and kill.

Then there are the claims refusal departments at insurance companies whose job it is to deny claims, often on bogus grounds. So sorry granny, but we’re denying your claim for cancer treatment because you didn’t tell us you had measles when you were six. Have a nice few final months of agony. They kill people just like drug cartels do.

This country no longer has heroes or people to look up too. Whatever moral compass we once had is gone. No, I’m not getting theological or religious but just saying that we’re going wrong while still pretending everything is mostly ok.

Can an economy that has become dependent on lies, misrepresentation, “fudging” of numbers, fraud, embezzlement and a multitude of skimming and scamming operations escape the moral and financial black hole it has created? The self-evident answer is “no.”

But I will get theological for just one quote:

When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But with wise and knowledgeable leaders, there is stability – Proverbs 28:2


  1. “for we have made lies our refuge,

    and in
    falsehood we have taken shelter…” Isaiah 28:15 (on the reason God will punish the people.)


    “See, a king will reign in righteousness,

    and princes
    will rule with justice…

    A fool will no longer be called noble,

    nor a villain
    said to be honorable.” Isaiah 32:1&5

      • Careful what you wish for: in Isaiah, the promised restoration happens for a remnant after the accused society is punished for its sins and all but destroyed. And if you think the first part isn’t well on its way, you might want to take another look at our environmental, social, economic, and foreign policies. Absent a radical and unlikely change of direction, we live in a country that is circling the drain.

        But yes, Isaiah gives me hope that something better will come afterward.

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