Parents – those that have the innate responsibility for raising children – also have the primary right to say, “That ain’t right.” (to quote Chris Rock from “Head of State” – a very funny movie and well worth watching).
It’s not up to a snot-nosed clerk to arrange the placement of ADULT products right next to CHILDREN’S products.
It’s the relatively LITTLE things, like this, that wear us down. Drip, drip – like Chinese Water Torture. Constantly having to push back as vulgar and crude culture, people who insist that THEY have a say in how our kids are raised, schools that fail to teach the fundamentals, but waste their time on pushing the Woke Curriculum/DIE/CRT.
I can understand the desire to pull back from any engagement in public affairs, close the door to the outside, and try to manage your own family as best as you are able.
The fact is, few of us can afford to live isolated from the rest of the country. Even fewer can make a living in the more isolated small towns of the nation. And, as long as almost ALL of the money economy is tied to overarching corporations that have demonstrated their hostility towards any pushback on the Leftist Agenda, it’s just not possible to manage the flow of money in and out of the family’s hands.
I’ve been humming “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” for the last several days. It’s been playing on the radio, which is wall-to-wall cheesy Christmas songs.
Think about it.
A KID had internalized the cultural norm that a married couple did NOT kiss those other than their spouse. He knew the difference between a kiss on the cheek that might be given to a close friend or family member, and the type of kiss that indicated love and passion. And, he understood that such prohibited behavior was WRONG.
No classroom lessons were needed to transmit that understanding. Parents, and other adults, passed on that cultural norm by their actions on a daily basis. The married women didn’t dress in low-cut outfits, unless they were accompanied by their husband. On a daily basis, women were modestly dressed.
Those women who ignored those norms? Frozen out by the other women (and we all know how well women act in concert to punish women who flout the norms of the group).
Men who were cads? As women controlled most of the social activities, they were made to realize they were NOT welcome.
Today, there is no penalty for loose behavior or dress, for women or men. There are few, if any, consequences for people in public positions who behave badly or in unethical ways.
I don’t know any way to change things. I just know it’s a shame the culture has deteriorated so badly.