Tell me, what proof would you require in order to admit that you do not have sufficient evidence to generalize that youth today are particularly immoral compared to the "good ol' days"?
There is sufficient proof that youth’s are more violent than they were in the past. In addition to statistics given to you by others, your own evidence shows this.
No, it doesn't. It shows the exact opposite; murder rates declining, violent crime rates declining. The fact that misdemeanors
went up is not something to lost sleep over. I'd rather be pickpocketed than stabbed.
Your graph, which I did see and read, shows a higher number of arrests in 1998 than 1964. Or was stopping at 1974 more convenient for you?
Obviously, you don't understand that the burden of proof is on you for making the accusation that youth today are uniformly worse than youth of the past. If you
have to cherry-pick a particular year in order to get the "right" result, then you
have failed to meet that burden of proof. Or do you not understand this whole concept about the person making the accusation being the one who bears the burden of proof?
I will also point out that in the facts you provide, they themselves say that the data is to dispel the myth that youths today have a “greater propensity” of violent behavior, not that they were worse behaved.
Obviously, you either deliberately or "accidentally" ignored the second post in this thread
And did you “deliberately or accidentally” ignore my point that the person who started this thread made no mention on violent behavior. They were addressing “bad” behavior and no one took to the time to define that before arguing. Which to me makes the argument pointless. Or maybe it is just easier to ignore studies and surveys on youth ethics, cheating on exams, lying in school and on the stand today vs. the past.
And yet, youth today are much less racist than they were in 1965, much less homophobic, much less intolerant of different cultures. If you're going to talk about general behaviour rather than zeroing in on violent crime, what evidence do you have that youth today have gotten worse than they were in 1965, when a black woman attending a university would face death threats from her fellow students? Oops, did I just mention something inconvenient to your case? So sorry.
but you also leap to absurd conclusions without a shred of evidence
This was not to say that you were a “youth” but to show that you share the same school of thought as they do so you would find it harder to accept the truth.
So you say that I'm defending youths today because I'm one of them, then you say that you didn't say I was a youth at all (even though you did) and that you were only speaking to my "school of thought" even though the "school of thought" you attacked me for was self-interest as a member of that group. Honestly, you really need to learn to admit it when you've made a mistake. Trying to desperately spin-doctor it just looks silly.