While I work in Haiti, I pick and choose my moments of interaction with American culture. I’m not connected to ABC, CBS, NBC, NBA, NRA, NSA or anything else. While I follow the news, it’s only the items that I choose.
American television makes too many choices for us, and the choices they make are poor choices.
My impressions of American culture after one evening and morning of American television in my hotel room:
1) With twenty some channels, there’s nothing on. The only non-offensive material is usually from another decade.
2) Journalists are gossipers and they apparently don’t realize the difference.
3) Sex dominates our culture in a really out-of-balance way. If programming represents real thought patterns people have, wow! People are really missing out on Life.
4) Cheese professional? I heard a woman identify herself as a cheese professional. Hmm.
I'm thankful to be blessed with the chance to escape American culture. So much has changed here and is changing daily. I think back to 1972 when abortion became a legal right according to the Supreme Court. How speedily we have been 'progressing' since then!
God, bless America with repentance.
Missionary in Haiti.