If a person from another planet happened to land here and could read a newspaper, I think he might be as flabbergasted as I was when I read in the MDJ Oct. 11 on Page 3B the obituary of Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley.
Plumley fought in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was an American hero. The things he did for his country are impossible to grasp, they’re so amazing. Parachuting into combat five times, for example. He was 92, and it’s beyond amazing that he lived so long, given what he did for so long.
The flabbergasting part is that his passing appeared on Page 3B, while the various loathsome denizens of Hollywood, the “Let’s dress up and pretend we’re somebody else” people, appear every single day on the prominence of Page 2A. It has been said that “you get what you subsidize.”
For the past half century or more, Hollywood has been actively and successfully tearing down American culture, values, and family life. America is on the skids. Morally, financially, and culturally, it couldn’t get much worse. If such a band of lawless, inexperienced, mendacious and socialist goons as are actually in federal office now, had been presented to the American people as a slate in say, 1980, there would have been guffaws, followed by jeers, followed by outrage. They’re up for re-election now, and they may actually win — again!
Hollywood, years ago, had a moral code. Break it and you were out. Now, it’s a contest to see who’s sickest, who’s slimier, who’s most evil and hateful. But they’re touted as the paradigms of modern behavior, and the idiots who are captivated by them, mimic and ape them —“monkey see, monkey do.”
We could be shown good role models. Amazingly, there is no shortage. They fight wars for us, invent things for us, do volunteer work, teach our children, create businesses, fight fires, preach to us and visit us on our deathbeds, and round up miscreants and criminals. They could be on Page 2B. They could be film subjects, and subjects at dinner parties. But no, we must have our bread and circuses, apparently; our daily dose of dirt.