Paterno, Kardashian, Bialek And Why We're No Longer Slouching Towards Gomorrah
November 9, 2011 by Bob Livingston
In 1996, famed jurist and Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork wrote a book titled Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline. In it, Bork posits that the American and Western cultures are in a state of decline, and the cause of the decline is modern liberalism and the rise of the New Left.
I’m not debating his premise; but if we haven’t actually reached Gomorrah in the 15 years since Bork published his book, we’re certainly headed there at a full sprint. Recent news items display this distinctly.
Joe Paterno, an icon and revered coach at Penn State, apparently learned that one of his former assistant coaches was assaulting young boys but abdicated his responsibility to inform law enforcement, choosing instead to pass the information along to the school’s athletic director and thereby wash his hands of the affair.
Kim Kardashian, famous for simply being famous and with a show watched by hundreds of thousands of people (many of them impressionable young girls), married and now is divorcing husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days. The wedding earned her a reported $10 million, which comes to almost $139,000 per day of “wedded bliss.” There is a word for that.
Sharon Bialek has come forward to claim GOP Presidential hopeful Herman Cain attempted to sexually assault her when she approached him for job advice. Either she’s a liar of Clintonesque proportions, or Cain is indeed a sexual predator. Either way, the affair is a sordid reflection upon society.
It seems fewer and fewer people in the public eye choose to do what’s right, what’s proper, what’s moral. Our society as a whole has rejected God, and there is a segment of society that would have us accept as normal the depravity of a carnal lifestyle, as was the case in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Don’t be surprised if our country’s fate is similar to that of those two cities.