…Or is we too stupid?
The Liberal Online (that’s Liberal, Kansas, the noun, not “liberal,” the adjective) editorializes that most of us is, in fact, not too stupid to to stay smart, even though there are bad stuff on TV.
The more a child or young adult views [content like MTV] without an equal balance of exposure to morally upright content, then the more blurred the line of morality becomes. It essentially inhibits the child’s ability to make good choices as he or she accepts the behaviors witnessed on television.
The root of the issue, like nearly all, becomes supply and demand. The supply of content can never be absolutely controlled because of our rights protected by the first amendment, which is a good thing as it transcends to all issues.
As long as the demand for such content brings viewers and customers, the shows or literature or whatever expression that does not encourage the morally good will continue to be supported.
Education becomes the best tool. Children must be taught more vigorously and frequently the importance of making good moral choices. A society that blurs the line on morality is destined to produce corruption.