(We will return to the series of posts on the Southern gentleman and the Boy Scout laws, oath, and motto next week. This is the first post in which the new email subscription feature has been enabled.)
The Consumer Culture has been getting its tentacles deep into the lives of our children. Do we truly understand what this means? Do we allow this attack on the lives of our children? In the case of some health issues, it is literally an attack on their lives. In the case of other issues, it is warping the perspective of future generations by making consumption the goal to be pursued at the expense of all others. This is the end result of the industrialist portion of Yankee culture. The polar opposite of this is Southern Agrarianism.
If we have any duty at all to our children, then we certainly have a duty to guide and direct how they interact with influences like this. Just because something is available through the media does not mean that we should allow our families to be exposed to it. No thinking man would allow his family to be exposed to a deadly disease, yet far too many would think nothing of exposing their family to something just as deadly to their character. Don’t let that happen.