by M. J.
language pervades American society like an ill-natured tapeworm – rapidly
growing within a human’s bowels. The elicit gibberish resounds everywhere,
often receiving accolades from the arts and entertainment industries,
encroaching upon youth who innocently (or not so innocently) dismiss it as prudish
to be offended by such common, everyday lingo. This is their world, after all,
a world where gutter talking, over sexed and drug using celebrities blur the
lines of true role models in society. These same people have duped the world of
comedy and its’ followers into believing that loud mouth broads and vulgar,
abusive males (no, these are not real men, by any stretch of the imagination),
debilitated by their own stupidity, deserve higher ratings than people of
average or above average intelligence.
In the name
of self-expression, celebrity status and humor, America has made it acceptable
to utter the “F” word without blushing. Perhaps we should have seen this
coming, or maybe we believed in the power of common decency too much. Whatever
the reason or cause, it’s here. It’s in our music. It’s in our movies and
television programs. It comes out of our kids mouths as easy as the word Mom.
What it is not is acceptable language that should be used in place of every
other word, to be tough, cool or funny. Using foul language and particularly
the “F” word is an embarrassing trend, which taints American society and leaves
a trail of inferior commentary in its wake.