Spring break time is here again and with it the usual display of nudity and drunkenness in the "hot spots" around the country. Some of it is highlighted on national TV. And as usual some of the TV programs consult with some of the so-called behavioral experts in an effort to explain this wild and wacky behavior.
The experts are analyzing the wrong people. They should be analyzing the parents. I can't believe that the parents are proud of their children's behavior. What I can believe is the obvious: They don't care, primarily because there's no stigma of shame associated with it anymore. A few short years ago this kind of behavior would not have been tolerated by either the parents or society. I remember the time when Elvis and his gyrations was censored on TV by showing him from the waist up only. Filthy language and nudity in the movies was not allowed. Public display of homosexuality was considered immoral and something to be ashamed of. Morals were taught at home and reinforced in the public school system.