I have been doing a lot of research recently on things decidedly nonpolitical and have stumbled upon a couple of significant signs of the fall of Western Civilization.
Bag Borrow or Steal
This internet store rents used designer handbags, sunglasses, and jewelry at incredible prices. For example, they rent a Hermes Crocodile bag (with a missing lock) for only $6,000 a month. The bags retail new for $25,000. I don't know what is worse - that someone actually sells a purse for a price that could feed and provide health care for entire African villages, or that someone else would spend a month's salary to rent said purse just to look more classier than she really is for a few nights.
The Bunny Boiler
Bunny Boiler is a term referring to that scene in Fatal Attraction where Glenn Close cooked Michael Douglas' family pet on their own stove. The Bunny Boiler is also a regular segment on the British television series Balls of Steel. The beautiful Thalia Zucchi takes her hidden cameras into the world to hunt down some poor, hapless man out for an afternoon with his sweetie. She shamelessly chats up the guy right in front of his girlfriend. It's evil and very addictive.