Christmas Crimes In This Brave New World

A few headlines from Drudge caught my eye:

Of course bad things happen all the time, but doesn’t it seem like the frequency is increasing? A few years ago we put Christmas lights along the fence that borders our yard and someone stole them. Whoever it was took the time to remove the staples and steal hundreds of feet of lights. I remember trying to explain to the kids why someone would steal our Christmas lights. I guess it’s just another sad sign of the times – virtue is now frowned upon, while envy and decadence are celebrated. In this brave new world I suppose you’re lucky if all that happens to you is having a few strings of lights stolen.

Update: Linked by Daily Pundit – thanks!