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Who Lost the Culture?

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky ( bio - articles - email ) | Oct 05, 2020 Most regular visitors to this site would probably agree that our culture is broken…
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Fr. Polaski's attempt at blaming the erosion of American culture on the use of the military use of atomic bomb against Japan is both historically inaccurate and patently contrived. The post-war years of 40s and 50s saw America at its greatest. America's cultural decline began and has continued ever since thanks to the influence of the media and entertainment industries.

If I had to pick a good …More
Fr. Polaski's attempt at blaming the erosion of American culture on the use of the military use of atomic bomb against Japan is both historically inaccurate and patently contrived. The post-war years of 40s and 50s saw America at its greatest. America's cultural decline began and has continued ever since thanks to the influence of the media and entertainment industries.

If I had to pick a good benchmark for how we "lost the culture", I'd say Sunday, February 9, 1964 with the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Those Liverpool "Mop Tops" exemplified everything that followed.