Our Falling Moral Compass
In 1993, a man from the greatest generation who were not afraid to say what they believed, Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan published one of the most important pieces of social theory entitled "Defining Deviancy Down." Moynihan believed that there is a limit to the amount of deviant behavior any community can "afford to recognize" The basic idea is that we had moved the bar for what we, as a culture and political behavior, defined as acceptable, down. Moynihan believed “we have been redefining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct previously stigmatized, and also quietly raising the ‘normal’ level in categories where behavior is now abnormal by any earlier standard.” Moynihan would not be shocked by the fact that voters have continue to reelect their Albany and City Council legislatures despite the dysfunctionalism and corruption that has destroyed the economy of the state and sent dozens of elected officials to jail.
This Weeks Daily News Investigation of the City Council Confirms that Moynihan's Defining Deviancy Down Theory Has Become A Reality in New York
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