Sorry Tom, you are incorrect.
Urban areas do define the course of a country. People thought history have congregated with others. They gather to make a living, shop, worship, govern, work in areas like manufacturing, shipping and the like. Where does the farmer or rancher sell their efforts? Where in modern history has a rural people forced a nation or people to change? Governments are permitted to exist by the urban people.
A staggering 80% of the country lives in a urban area. (Source http://tinyurl.com/2z58g ) The important things are simple. Parents are, and should be, the ones trusted with the responsibility to raise their children to become good the future leaders, solid citizens with a solid moral base. And, importantly, to become future parents and leaders.
We [as parents] do have more influence than we think. How many times have you asked, "How could any parent let their kid out of the house looking/dressed like that!" The young girls with the short shirts that remind me of a roll of busted poppin' fresh dough. Spiked hair, pants hanging half way down their butts, ect. Will these kids grow to govern us? We have the responsibility to teach and guide them down a different path than the correct path.
Tom also said...
Although this may have some modicum of truth, the entertainment/news industry does what every other business does, sell its product. It is the height of naivetivity to think that a small group will ever stop the making of such fine film classics as "Chain saw..., ect." You and for the most part I, do not like what is on local television. Yet they sell their product day after day because more people watch than don't. If everyone in the all of the rural areas stopped watching or going to the movies, they would still prosper.
I live in a suburb of Los Angeles. I hunt, fish, build things and have raised my children to become a strong part of society. I work to earn an income to support my family. I employ many others so they can raise their families. I sell products people need and want. I provide a service that people need in our society. I don't believe that my moral outrage towards the what I believe are the degenerate segments of our combined cultures provides me the right to disallow them, only the right to educate my family and the people in my sphere of influence as to the direction I believe is correct.
I and a staggering number of urbanites do hold the same set of values as those who by choice or circumstance live in rural areas. It is only in ignorance or arrogance that you and other ruralities believe you are alone sit atop the moral mountain.
Tom finished by saying...
Cheer up Tom, you could have been born in a country that is under the scourge of a repressive government, or one that prohibits free expression of religion or one that can not even provide you with clean water or one that by law, limits the number and sex of your children or one that murder, rape and kidnapping are not just headlines but a way of life or one that the put you in the position of considering, will I be able to feed my children today?
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