Well, Ron -- you're right. Mostly what you read in the news right now *is* political and *would* get your post some attention from the moderators. There are sites for political and religious discussion and whatever it is that has you exasperated is better discussed there.
I happen to agree that we, as a culture, have "descended." In many ways. There is a great book you should read that explains all of this. And it even has a happy ending. PM me and I'll tell you it's title. I know the author ... personally
(Not as well as I should ... but I'm still very much in process)