The Solution for
You and Your Family!
Cultural Conservation is the Answer!
Not so very long ago, families gathered for Sunday dinner. They shared experiences together and created memories that could be treasured for generations. They also shared values and a healthy respect for traditions.
Parents and grandparents might not enjoy the same music, movies, or books as their children and grandchildren. But they would see to it that every member of their family had the opportunity to discover music, books, and culture they valued. Families spoke the same language and were aware of the same history.
Today, much has changed.
The family has literally collapsed as the unit that holds society together. Many parents and grandparents say that they are only able to keep in touch with their children and grandchildren through social media.
The Sunday dinner has been replaced by the need to check posts on Facebook or tweets on Twitter. Real rapport and understanding have been replaced by fast food and faster messages.
Nor do parents and grandparents speak the same language as their children and grandchildren. High tech jargon and abbreviated slang have encouraged the decline of language.
There is far less likelihood that parents can be sure that their children are being properly taught to read at school, while “experts” are insisting that cursive writing is unnecessary in the digital age.
Grandparents may find that their grandchildren don’t read books at all. Instead they listen to what passes for music, amplified noise and the crudest of lyrics.
The pop culture is everywhere, praised by misguided professors and foul-mouthed comedians alike.
Parents find that their children are likely to emulate the heroes they share with their peers; they admire celebrities of dubious achievement whose reckless personal behavior is highlighted for the world to see on the pages of tabloids and the Internet. Many teenagers are more concerned with posting photos or videos of themselves on line than learning about the world in which we love or their country.
Grandparents find this situation especially troubling, because they realize above all others what their grandchildren are missing: a vast cultural heritage than enrich their lives and be shared with other members of the family.
Have you felt alone in recognizing the problems we are facing, but convinced that there are no solutions?
Do you want to do something today to insure that your children and grandchildren will be introduced to the best of our past, present, and future through music, books, language, art, and history?
Would you like to begin your own personal plan of action today?
If the answer to these questions is “yes,” we’d like to help.
Know that you’re not alone in your concern about your family. There are millions who share your concern, but because the media pay almost no attention to this problem, many fathers, mothers, grandfathers, and grandmothers believe that no one else feels the same way or that nothing can be done about the problem. Cultural Conservation is a movement that brings together parents, grandparents, and people who want to do something about our cultural crisis. By working together, we can make a difference. But you can accomplish so much on your own, especially in taking action to provide your family with information, guidelines, and a roadmap to the best of our arts, language, and history.
What can you do? How can you begin?
Our cultural crisis is a challenge, but you and your family can find a solution.
Cultural Conservation is a web site that can help you
Among the regular features of this site are:
- Updates and posts to keep you informed about opportunities and challenges in self-education. While the media either focus on problems, they often ignore the solutions. We won’t.
- A clearinghouse of information that can be specifically applied to the needs of your family. We’ll gather information from across the country and around the world so that you can be informed as to the best ways for you and your family to explore our culture.
- A systematic approach to helping your children and grandchildren encounter the best of our culture that they may miss if they depend only on school and the entertainment industry. You may be startled at the inability of many of our schools to introduce students to our cultural legacy. But solutions are available, often developed by talented men and women who don’t receive public recognition.
- Regular reviews of fine music and books that may be likely to escape your attention. As the host and producer of many radio and television programs, I’m painfully aware that the work of many of our finest musicians, artists, and writers receive no attention through the media. So you simply never hear about them. If you subscribe to our Cultural Conservation web site, you’re likely to discover dozens of musical and literary treasures that are almost never in the spotlight.
- Access to the Cultural Conservation Telesummit featuring dialogues with distinguished men and women known as experts in all areas of culture around the world.
- As our community of Cultural Conservationists grows, I will schedule phone conferences specifically geared to address your needs and questions and to work with you personally to achieve your goals.
- Audio and video presentations that you can use in your own home to share with members of your family and that can bring a new world of the arts, history, and education to you.
- A place to comment and interact with other families making the same effort to see that their children and grandchildren encounter the best of our culture.
Most important of all, our site can bring your family together in a virtual setting to experience many of the same discoveries and pleasures that families used to share. If your children and grandchildren are exposed to the best of our culture early in life, they will be fully prepared to hold their own when confronted by the onslaught of today’s pop culture. You will be able to share our best music, books, language, art, and history as a family. Small children have a very different view of our culture when they are exposed to it early in life.
As for teenagers, they often don’t know what the like, they merely like what they know.
Think of what it can mean to your family to share a cultural experience, whether you’re in the same house, the same city, or anywhere around the globe.