Ben Shapiro on the decline of American patriotism

Ben Shapiro on the decline of American patriotism


♪ ♪>>Martha: NEW “WALL STREET JOURNAL” POLL SHOWS WHAT PEOPLE CARE ABOUT AND AMERICA IS CHANGING DRAMATICALLY. PATRIOTISM, BELIEF IN GOD, AND HAVING CHILDREN ALL THE RATE OF FAR LOWER IN IMPORTANCE THAN THEY DID JUST 20 YEARS AGO AS YOU CAN SEE ON THAT GRAPHIC. IT RELIGION, FOR EXAMPLE, AT 30%. IT WAS AT 67% FOR PEOPLE IN THE EIGHT RANGE 55-91 WHEN THEY DID THIS 20 YEARS AGO. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF, WHAT DO THOSE NUMBERS MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA? BECAUSE IT COULD LOOK VERY DIFFERENT. JOINING ME NOW, BEN SHAPIRO, EDITOR IN CHIEF OF DailyWire.com AND AUTHOR OF “THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY.” GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE TONIGHT. WHAT DO THOSE NUMBERS SAY TO YOU?>>THEY SAY A LOT OF THE COMMON SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES AROUND WHICH THE COUNTRIES WAS FORMED AND HAS CONTINUED TO POSSESS ARE DISSOLVING. IF YOU GET RID OF PATRIOTISM, AND INNATE BELIEF THAT THE COUNTRY AND THE PRINCIPLES UPON IT WAS FOUNDED, ARE WONDERFUL, YOU GET RID OF RELIGION, WHICH IS THE MAIN SOCIAL INSTITUTION THAT HAS BEEN UPHOLDING A FREE SOCIETY FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF HUNDRED HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THEN YOU GET RID OF EVEN A CARE FOR THE FUTURE, MEANING PEOPLE DON’T CARE ABOUT PARENTING OR HAVING CHILDREN AS MUCH. THE QUESTION BECOMES WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE TIES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BIND US TOGETHER OTHER THAN WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL ONCE A YEAR TOGETHER?>>Martha: GOOD QUESTION. LET’S BREAK DOWN EACH ONE OF THEM. WHEN YOU LOOK AT PATRIOTISM, WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THE DECLINE IN THAT TO? BECAUSE THEY’RE FUN TWO STORIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT HAVE BEEN TOLD. ONE IS THAT AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON ETERNALLY GOOD, TRUE AND GOOD PRETZELS. WE HAVE NOT ALWAYS LIVED UP TO THOSE PORTABLES BUT THE STORY OF AMERICA IS TO FULFILL THOSE PENCILS AND THE TRIUMPH OVER WHAT THE ODDS AND INNER DEMONS AS WELL. IF THAT’S STORY NUMBER ONE. STORY NUMBER TWO IS THAT AMERICA WAS ROOTED FUNDAMENTALLY IN EVIL DOMINIC BIGOTRY, HOMOPHOBIA. ALL OF OUR INSTITUTIONS ARE RIPE OF THESE THINGS, SO WHY WOULD YOU BE PATRIOTIC ABOUT INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE SO THOROUGHLY CORRUPT? IT SEEMS LIKE THAT LATTER NARRATIVE IS WINNING THE DAYS AND THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE SAYING WITH YOUNGER BOATS.>>Martha: LIKE THE BETO O’ROURKE CAMPAIGN THAT YOU JUST ENCAPSULATED. LET’S TALK ABOUT RELIGION FOR A MOMENT HERE BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME — I REMEMBER THE ME GENERATION IN WHICH PEOPLE THOUGHT WAS SORT OF A PASSING PHASE BUT IT SEEMS TO BECOME A WAY OF LIFE NOW AND WHEN ME IS AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING, I DON’T THINK THAT YOU NEED TO GO OUT OF YOURSELF AND ASK, YOU KNOW, GOD TO SAVE YOUR SOUL OR ANYTHING ALONG THOSE LINES SO I DON’T SEE HOW YOU PUT THAT GENIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE MOST PEOPLE ARE ULTIMATELY DISSATISFIED WITH THAT LIFE.>>I THINK THAT’S RIGHT. IT RELIGION IS ABOUT FULFILLING DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE, FULFILLING DUTY TO GOD, THE SAME POLL SHOWS THAT A DISPROPORTIONATE — DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE OF YOUNG PEOPLE SEE SELF-FULFILLMENT AS A TOP GOAL. THOSE TWO ARE IN DIRECT CONFLICT. I THINK THE PEOPLE EVENTUALLY ARE GOING TO FIND THAT THE HEDONISTIC SELF-FULFILLING ATTEMPT TO PLEASE YOURSELF, YOUR SUBJECTIVE PERCEPTIONS IS NOT GOING TO BE AS FULFILLING. THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK FOR SOMETHING BEYOND THEMSELVES. I THINK THERE HUNGRY FOR THAT NOW, IS LEADING TO A LOT OF DEPRESSION.>>Martha: LIFTED UP THE TOP VALUES CONSIDERED MOST IMPORTANT THAT BEN WAS JUST REFERRING TO. HARD WORK IS THE ONLY THING THAT CONTINUES TO RATE VERY HIGH OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEARS THAT THEY’VE BEEN LOOKING AT THIS. TOLERANCE FOR OTHERS. WE TALK A LOT IN SOCIETY ABOUT TOLERANCE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING TOLERANT OF OTHER PEOPLE’S LIFESTYLES AND ALL OF THAT. THAT’S A VERY HIGH VALUE, PARTICULARLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. IS IT NECESSARILY A VALUE THAT YOU THINK IS A VIRTUE WORTH STRIVING FOR?>>I THINK THAT BY TOLERATING OTHER PEOPLE WEANING TOLERATING PEOPLE IN A FREE SOCIETY DOING WHAT THEY’RE DOING SO LONG AS THEY DON’T HURT OTHERS, OF COURSE THAT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE STRIVING FOR, BUT I THINK YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T ACTUALLY MEAN THAT WHEN THEY SAY TOLERANCE. I DON’T THINK A LOT OF YOUNG FOLKS MEAN I’M GOING TO TOLERATE VIEWPOINTS I DON’T LIKE. I THINK THAT WHAT THEY MEAN IS IF YOU JUDGE ME IN ANY WAY YOU’RE BEING INTOLERANT BECAUSE I’M NOT JUDGING YOU. EXCEPT IF YOU’RE JUDGMENTAL IN WHICH CASE I JUDGE WHEN I’M INTOLERANT. TOLERANCE ITSELF IS NOT A VALUE. TOLERANCE IS A STRATEGY TO USE WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY IS ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR IN A FREE SOCIETY AND IT SEEMS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ESPOUSING A STRATEGY ABOUT THE NATURAL VALUE.>>Martha: BEFORE I LET YOU GO, THE LAST ONE, HAVING CHILDREN I THINK IS KIND OF LINKED TO THE OTHER ONE — LINKED TO EVERYTHING BEING ME CENTERED. HAVING KIDS, IT’S A SACRIFICE IN SOME WAYS. IT’S A JOY, AND ENORMOUS JOY, BUT YOU HAVE TO GIVE OF YOURSELF TO SOMEONE ELSE.>>IT’S EXPENSIVE, IT’S DIFFICULT, A GIANT PAIN IN THE DASH IT’S THE MOST FULFILLING THING YOU WILL EVER DO BUT WHY WOULD YOU EXACTLY WALK THROUGH THE STORMS IN ORDER TO GET TO THE OCCASIONAL ROSE? IT’S VERY DIFFICULT AND THE FACT IS YOU HAVE TO BE COMMITTED TO SOMETHING GUNNED YOURSELF BEFORE

100 thoughts on “Ben Shapiro on the decline of American patriotism

  1. Why are all American jornalists puppies when it comes to Ben? It took a British journalist to show him as the gross coward he is. He is right on one thing, Israel is the jockey and America the horse, get used to it. ISRAEL FIRST!

  2. The United States of America is a liberal country

    founded upon Liberal ideals

    by a bunch of radical revolutionary Capitalists.

  3. Patriotism is love of your country love of the constitution your god given rights and the ones who paid the ultimate price for you to have the right to trash this country for the ones who have issues with this country you can leave go to some socialist country even better go over to one of the sand boxes in the Middle East Iโ€™ll bet you will fit right in theyโ€™ll welcome you with open arms literally we have issues in this land but love of country should not be one of them wake up America

  4. Religion isn't a belief in God.
    It is a man's organization.
    It teaches a belief. Many members have a belief but non members of a religion believe in God too.
    I have no church but I believe in God and volunteer at church things like food pantries and stuff but found no organized religion that doesn't teach some biblical teaching wrongly.

  5. the moral decline, decay, degradation of america. decadence, hedonism, immorality, promiscuity, perversity.

  6. The totality of Trump-haters need to internalize compassion, humility, & simplicity to govern correctly but good luck w/ that. Doing so would promote Compassion, Equality, Loyalty, Maturity, & HONOR & the Dems won't have it!!! FREE

  7. This is my issue with Republicans. They have failed to better manage the Dept of Education. The GOP has allowed Marxism to thrive in academia, or create another Congressional Committee on unAmerican activities, all to the GOP detriment. Trump is no different. I'm glad I'm a senior and won't be around when the US becomes another Venezuela.

    The Venezuelans voted for the same stupidity as US socialism want, even cheered in the streets when the government took over private businesses, but look what happened…they are paying a very costly price because they failed to know history as well. American socialist are so ignorant, they never learn from the long history of socialism failures. These dummies should listen to escaped Venezuelans, who are telling America, "Don't vote for socialism, learn from us!".

    I was stationed in West Berlin during the Cold War. I'll never forget all the white crosses that aligned the Berlin Wall, were many tried to escape socialism but was murdered by their own government in their attempt. They knew the risk, but did it anyway. I've visited Communist East Berlin many times to learn more about socialism and communism first hand.

    Bernie says bread lines are ok, but what I saw was not. There were long lines for everything. Took many years to own a car or a phone. These anti-intellectuals pushing this nonsense are illiterate about socialism. If they love it so, try living in some socialist country and practice what you preach, and watch how fast they return home. Ignorant sheep!

  8. Says the neocon trash who stated several times before that the problem with people who immigrate to the us, is ideology, not the color of their skin. The intellectual Ben Shapiro , everybody. As if ideology and skin color didn't share an obvious connection. Not to mention that culture can be just as damaging to American values and traditions. the vast majority of the countries where people of color come from, don't have a culture that is even remotely comparable to American culture. Benny here, seems to have forgotten that. Ben shapiro is a neocon fraud.

  9. The President of the United States tried to use his campaign to make hundreds of millions of dollars from the Russians, while the Russians were committing crimes to help his campaign. Very patriotic.

  10. The problem with religion is its man made. If you actually read the bible jesus did not like religion. Belief in god and following his commandments the best you can is all thats truly important.people have a distorted vision on what religion is.

  11. You are filled with people who hate you country , get them out , black ops sqauds etc ? What good are they if you let cartels and meth heads run the land ?

  12. Here are some INDISPUTABLE
    republican socialist truths, trillions of your tax dollars to the rich &
    corporations for their tax give away, trillions of your tax dollars to bail out
    corporate American wall street banks, billions of your tax dollars to subsidize
    the fossil fuel & chemical industries, billions to possibly trillions of
    your tax dollars to subsidize "Private" for profit prisons, millions
    of your tax dollars to help Trump enrich his corrupt family at his resorts,
    hotels & golf courses. Trillions of your tax dollars that go to military
    contractors & not actually to the men & women serving. Now tell me
    again how you can't afford to help the tax payer with less costly social
    programs? I dare you to argue these truths that you the tax payer socialize for
    the rich!

  13. Why is religion even a concern for the future of America. Why have all these rich pastors who got rich by the donations of their church goers. These pastors buying private planes that cost up to 65 million dollars. Please God in always with you. You don't need to go to church or give money.

  14. The decline of having children is poverty. People are struggling and having children just make some struggle harder. Why do they keep ignoring this.

  15. Because theyโ€™re trying to create morons but now that Iโ€™m onto them, Iโ€™ll teach my own kids love for God family and country and to completely ignore their liberal moronic teachers when it comes to that just like I did in school blah blah blah

  16. PATRIOT MAGA RIGHT HERE!!!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  17. So… Is everyone in here okay with Ben saying the American Civil War was an apology for slavery? Cause he said that. Like Yesterday.

    Not sure Union Soldiers were fighting as an apology. Pretty sure the southerners weren't making no apologies either.

    Does Ben also think that the "Indian wars" were an apology for the massacre/genocide of the Native Americans?

    Do Shapiro's supporters agree?

  18. Sounds like we have a LOT of spoiled and ungrateful youth in America these days… at least the ones that were in this survey. I like to imagine a future where maturity and life experience will change the young's minds as they get older.

  19. Freedom isnโ€™t free, bring back the draft and make it mandatory for all to enlist including the free loaders that keep invading our country by using loop holes in our laws watch how many run back across the border , it costs them nothing so they have no appreciation . Trump 2020

  20. As a Generation X, I remember the real "Me Generation" was coined by the Greatest Generation that fought in WWII to describe the self-centered, self-absorbed Baby Boomer Generation of hippies and Leftists in the 1960s and 1970s. Can you say projection boys and girls?

  21. I love my country; most people do. As an American, I can generally be PROUD of what this nation has accomplished in the field of human progress. I'm a patriot. I don't believe in god – aka a Sky Fairy. That doesn't make me a bad person; it makes me a rational human being. Appreciate THIS life 'cuz it's all you've got. If you need a reason for your existence, try this: Leave the world a better place, or at least make it better for others while you're here.

  22. The West and western culture is under siege. Everything that it was founded on is disappearing or bring changed. These trends matter. They reveal the future of our country.

  23. "Ben Shapiro on the decline of American patriotism" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Ironic coming from an Isreal first guy.

  24. The numbers have changed because women know patriotism, religion and having children all are code for men making choices for women. They arenโ€™t for that sh!t anymore.

  25. Top two, patriotism and religion (regardless of belief) no wonder the USA will cease to exist sooner than I ever thought possible.

  26. Religion is nonsense. The only thing that matters is having more Children and more Patriotism: Both which matters for a good country

  27. Who wants old religion ๐Ÿ˜‚. The new God wear yeezys not sandals, He has a man bun not straight long hair, heโ€™s got tattoos not a cross, He has an Ipad not tablets

  28. Shapiro is great at talking fast and constructing Lucid sentences what he doesn't do is offer his OWN opinion it's always thoughts and comments that he has regurgitated

  29. as people get older they will change the way they feel so these polls are usless.. the 70 yr old probably thought differntly when they were 18 – and im now 40 and dont feel the same about these issues as i did when i was 18 so really this means nothing…

  30. Daily reminder that America is the only developed country that does not have universal health care! We are talking about a rich country where people commit suicide because they couldn't afford their medical bills. Add to that the fact that it is difficult to find a job which pays a living wage, and the fact that the business for which you work might one day move overseas to exploit the cheap labor over there, and there you go, you're not sure what's gonna happen to you in the near future. And young people, who on top of all that, are saddled with crippling student loans, are absolutely depressed and hopeless, and see no reason to have any children, when they can barely take care of themselves. Patriotism? Well why should they care about a country, that does not care about them? And why should they bring more people into this world, to submit them to this kind of pain?

  31. Must be a slow Fox News day when they have a guy like been Shapiro on. Somebody here ask Ben Shapiro when heโ€™s going to debate Sam Seder.

  32. soo an 18 year old is the same as an 80 years old?? You are talking about different groups of people who are biased by their age, whats the point of showing those figures?

  33. The Me Generation began after the Pill was introduced in the 60s. I don't know why, but that's what happened. I was there.

  34. I believe there is still a great deal of patriotism in American countries! Canada, the US, Colombia, I've met people from these places who are very proud of their countries! I haven't met any Mexicans or Argentinians, can't speak for them, and there are other American countries that I don't recall at this moment, but I say we should all be proud of our land and fight injustice together!

  35. who is doing these polls do u all not get that people who work and have families don't have time to take polls?? and where r these polls?? how r they conducted??

  36. I'm not as religious at all as my parents and at 36 don't have any kids. One day, but it is definitely not my sole goal in life, at least it hasn't been. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this. It doesn't make me less patriotic. I'm not more selfish and I would die for my country. People aren't going to hug on to the old ways just because they have always been, we are smarter now and life in general is better. This change isn't something to be scared of and certainly doesn't need to be shamed.

  37. Shapiro is a shill. Do not ever trust him. He is a wolf in sheep's clothing put into his position by the opposition.

  38. America is dead. What is there to be patriotic about? Undying service to a foreign land? A mish mash population with no common heritage, values or culture? Freedoms of which will be voted away by the soon to be majority group? Maybe you should be patriotic about the levels of depravity and filth that is allowed in this country now. No wonder less and less people love their country. Why should they? America stands for nothing anymore. To be American means nothing anymore because anyone can be American. If everyone is special no one is.

  39. Fox commentators love shaming people for having their own views. I'm pushing 60, and for as long as I can remember, the younger generation has always protested the government in wartime, always pondered if it is right to bring children into the world that cannot properly be cared for.

  40. Fox News and right wingers care more about tax cuts and corporate welfare than they do Americans. And they hide their anti-Americanism with cheap jingoism they pass off as red blooded patriotism. And Jesus Jesus Jesus. It fools the magabrains cuz they ain't hard to fool. Job done.

  41. We need to understand that we are seeing the beginning of the end. The US will be taken over as the world power. Not overnight, but in several decades. We are slowly eroding away everything this country was founded on.

  42. I think the only true patriotism comes from those who have served in the military and those who have immigrated here and enjoy our way of life. Simply being born in the US means you personally did nothing to earn your place here.

  43. A lower score on patriotism, religion, and nuclear family structure, and a higher score for tolerance of others; if you don't understand WHY this has happened, and furthermore see these figures as a problem created by minorities and young people, then you are completely out of touch with the people in the margins of society.

  44. If he really cared about people not having children, then maybe he would support paid parental leave by law, universal pre K, and universal healthcare. One of the biggest reasons people donโ€™t have kids is because itโ€™s too expensive, families spend 30% of their income on childcare.

  45. It's a tiring cold war. Let the children see the movie DURING WWII they will see TRUE AMERICA. Let the children see THE ALAMO. The children will see TRUE America. Let the children see what it is to be faithful sometimes you end up JESUS CHRIST the movie. No? Then they will unfortunately do so in eternity. ITS NOW OR NEVER!!!!

  46. Iโ€™m 32. Iโ€™m definitely in the top 1% of the 42% of patriots! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—ฝ

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