This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.
Have you noticed that people don’t treat one another with the same level of respect and civility that they once did? Everywhere I look, people are treating one another badly, and this should greatly alarm all of us.
Perhaps we can blame some of this on the pandemic because the restrictions that authorities have implemented around the nation have definitely put people in a bad mood. And of course, the fact that this is an election year is certainly not helping things. But I am seeing people that are supposedly on the same side treating each other with extreme contempt. Conservatives are fighting with conservatives, liberals are fighting with liberals, Christians are fighting with Christians, and over the past year, I have been seeing families break up all over the place. Hearts are growing so cold, and all of the strife and discord that we are witnessing makes me wonder what things will be like when economic conditions in this nation really start falling apart.
In San Francisco, burglaries are up 42% in the first 9 months of this year, compared to the same time period in 2019. In the Northern District, which includes Pacific Heights, the Marina, North Beach, and Cow Hollow, it’s up 59%. In the Mission, 79% and in the Richmond up 50%.
In some neighborhoods, the same criminals are returning over and over again, and things have gotten so bad that one local resident recently admitted that she “cannot sleep at night anymore”…
Thieves are returning to the same homes and neighborhoods within the same week, sometimes only one day apart.
“It’s a big wave of crime right now. it’s home burglaries and this is scary. I cannot sleep at night anymore,” said Iryna Gorb.
I can’t even imagine what it must be like lying in bed wondering if this will be the night when the burglars will return again.
In addition to home invasions, San Francisco is seeing an alarming number of stores being hit as well…
And it’s not just happening to homes. Video from a Pacific Heights’ Food Market a week and a half ago shows a suspect’s seen setting up a blow torch on the store’s glass.
When it doesn’t budge, he comes back and tries a throwing a planter to break in.
We are seeing similar scenes play out all over America on a nightly basis these days, and it is only going to get worse in the months ahead.
Over on the east coast, New York City has also seen a 42 percent rise in burglaries so far in 2020, and the number of shootings is up 91 percent…
Year-to-date, there has been a 91% spike in citywide shooting incidents, a 42% increase in burglaries and a 33% decrease in hate crimes.
Considering the fact that hundreds of thousands of people have already moved out of New York City, there shouldn’t be that many people left to shoot, but these are the numbers that authorities are giving us.
And sometimes people are being murdered without a gun being used at all. I have to admit that I was greatly disturbed when I recently heard what happened to one man on a Manhattan subway platform…
A man has died after he was repeatedly stabbed in the legs following a dispute on a lower Manhattan subway station in New York City on Saturday, officials revealed.
The attack unfolded just before 3pm on the northbound J/Z train platform in Chambers Street Station, near to City Hall, where the victim, in his 20s, had been ensnared in an argument with another man, said to be in his 30s.
How cold does your heart have to be to attack someone like that?
Sadly, acts of extreme violence are happening in our major cities so frequently now that they barely make a blip in the news. In the middle of the country, murders and shootings in Chicago are both up over 50 percent in 2020, and it is being reported that “dozens of children” under the age of 10 have been shot over the last nine months…
The Windy City – like others across the country – has seen an uptick in violent crimes this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic, mass layoffs and nationwide unrest. Murders and shootings are up 52% from the same time last year, according to police data, and dozens of children under 10 years old have been shot, some fatally.
This is what America has become.
We have become a place where children under the age of 10 are being shot on a regular basis.
Most of us depend on the police to protect us from this sort of violence, but they are being shot on a regular basis too. Here is just one example that was in the news today…
A shooting over the weekend left one Myrtle Beach police officer dead and another injured, according to a news release from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
The officers were responding to a domestic violence call Saturday night. Authorities say shots were exchanged between them and a suspect after a confrontation.
The thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis is steadily disappearing, and it isn’t just happening in the big cities.
Some of the worst crimes of all are happening in less populated areas, and if you doubt this just check out this example.
For decades, we have been raising children in an environment in which traditional moral values have been relegated to the fringes of society, and so we should not be surprised that our society is now literally coming apart at the seams all around us.
And if you think what we have experienced so far is bad, just wait until we get a few more years down the road.
Chaos and violence in our streets has become the norm, and our society now teaches us that it is perfectly okay to hate one another.
Treating others the way that you want to be treated is such a simple concept, but it works.
Unfortunately, most of the population has rejected the simple values that once united our nation, and so our society will continue to fall apart all around us as we plunge into a deeply uncertain future.
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Social media is the cause of this. No one has to confront another face to face anymore. They can just hurl insults and lies about anyone and it is read by hundreds or thousands of people that will believe them. The younger adults and children have been raised on the blue screen so they think that a lack of empathy and being aggressive is normal behavior. Absence of discipline at home leads them to believe they are precious little beings and they can do no wrong. Many young people are bullies and narcissists…just like the president who lives on blue screen FOX Entertainment News and Twitter…and in their narrow minds they are always right.
Society across the nation is fragmented, but the root cause is the TPTB. They know so long as the citizens of this country are divided there will be no unified force against them or the State. So they keep interjecting issue after issue to divide us. Utilizing this along with propaganda is the old divide and conquer strategy. This is one way a small number of individuals control a population. The people don’t have influence or great wealth, but we do have numbers, and if those numbers were managed in the right way we would be invincible.
Another method is mass immigration, the overarching, primary goal of TPTB is to permanently alter the demography and culture of America. They truly want a 3rd world society in our country. In a few words, this will allow them to change the political structure and culture, to remake America how they want it, and to keep wealth and power concentrated.
The most powerful social force in the world is not political, it is not ideology, it isn’t religion, it isn’t even money. It is racial or ethnic identity, it is tribal. TPTB know this, this is another reason why they keep society in turmoil. To identify with a group gives that group power. So special laws and institutions are created to check the private power of citizens, and special rights are created for others to diminish the power of identity. The minions for TPTB are organized to attack anyone who who has pride in their identity, propaganda is utilized to teach self hatred and shame. However, TPTB are unified and empowered by their tribal identities.
The motivation for TPTB is primarily little more than a sense of superiority combined with an unrestrained and visceral hatred of those outside their identity. They will do everything and anything in their power to keep us from uniting against them and the State.
Yes, and the ultimate goal is a Marxist totalitarian government.
About freaking time! Fun times ahead boys and girls. This freight train is almost at the station but has no brakes. Time to snap necks door to door. I’m gonna f__k up every little biatch I come across. I call it being I’m originally from Lower East Side of Manhattan (NYBD) NY Beat Down. Yeah, I’m getting a woody thinking about such.
S–T where have you been? its been like this for awhile so you finally woke up.
Now what are you going to do about it.
Folks, This is not going to get better or fix itself.
There is a confluence of many factor at play.
The two biggest is the long running of converting our young and stupid into believing utopia will result with a one world government. This movement has been going on for decades. Obama was a big factor in letting the dogs out – Trump is great but only a speed bump. Western Europe has lost and is toast and are not our friends – Eastern Europe are our close allies. The world economy is collapsing – never ever can the debt be paid – a serious reset will happen.
The bottom line is that social chaos will ensue in a very serious way – Maybe a civil war II. Those American that have their heads in the sand and not prepared will be the 1st die off.
“It can never happen in America until it does”
It’s very alarming. I would think that the president would very quickly announce that this group of pigs ” democraps ” as terrorists I mean ” swamp creatures ” . Round them up and execute I’m sorry I mean dispose them or expose them then execute them. Excellent!!! Elbulleheal
There would not be all of the violence, crime, and corruption if treating others the way that you want to be treated works.
Most people are evil. That is why the world is the way that it is. The world could not be like this if most people are good. It takes a consensus of evil for this to happen.
Whistle blowing helps. It lets the psychos know that even in a corrupt system that they bought and control, they will not get away with it. Julian Assange would not be in prison unless most people were evil. He has not committed any crime. He has reported corruption.
It seems that such basic things as morals/values are a thing of the past and that is something which fills me with such hopelessness for the future of our species.Most of the crimes mentioned in this article are rarely mentioned or are spoken of only in passing on the news.Of course,the main focus of the msm at this moment are the covid lies/fear mongering.You would think nothing else has happened in our world with EVERYTHING focused on the covid fear mongering.Our society just keeps getting worse by the day.Common decency and respect for your fellow human being has completely gone out the window.The absolute saddest part is that this is exactly what the powers that be have wanted all along.Their evil plans of turning everyone against each other(with the help of the msm) is working like a charm.I truly cannot remember a time when there was so much hatred in our society such as there is now.I often feel that we have already passed the point of no return and things will never get better.Yes,I know it might be a pessimistic way of looking at things,but, looking at the current state of our society – can you blame me??
Baby-boomers are the cause of all of this. Would they not be so catastrophically self-centered, egoistic and greedy, then this planet and US in particular would look much different (in a much better sense).
Your time is up, Boomers – and now we, disenfranchised younger generations have to try to clean this enormous mess you left us with…
Gen-X, Your analysis is quite simplistic and wrong. Actually, it appears you’ve heard something, and then without thinking, go on to repeat it. I’m a boomer, and will admit we are not perfect. Yes, we have allowed problems to exist, but have also made many things much much better, just like every generation. Please don’t say your generation is superior than others, and that your generation is going to fix it all. Like all others it can’t and it won’t. It will leave some problems, and fix some problems. Many of the millennial generation too want to believe they are morally and intellectually superior to all previous generations, this is plainly silly.
When I read or hear someone raise their generation above all others it destroys their credibility, the very statement shows they are naive and even unlearned. There is good and not so good in every generation, it’s always been that way, and will always be that way.
Great points Bill. Use the evolution of our country as an example. Prior to 1776, our land was a colonial possession of the King of England. Through tremendous sacrifice the colonies formed their own nation. Successive generations grew our country. A Civil War was fought to correct some things. We fought in multiple wars to prevent becoming the possession of some other country. We continually tried to correct more problems. Are we perfect – Hell no, but we keep trying to improve. Rational people know that the simplistic blame game does not yield the solution and we should be grateful to those that have kept us out of a Mad Max existence.
Folks that believe Ocasio-Cortez can lead them into a better life don’t have the education & experience to evaluate problems correctly.
GEN-X is absolutely correct, and Bill’s answer exemplified his point. Not once did he raise a single generation as best or better than any other, merely pointed out the gross failure of the so-called boomers.
What exactly have the boomers contributed to the well being of the world? They have allowed and promoted any number of divisive public policies, from no fault divorce to gender self identification. Technological advances stagnated since post war until GenX restarted and is being continued by younger generations.
The sooner you parasites pack up your pc nonsense and shuffle off this mortal coil, the better for everyone.
Chilo – Again, I see another person making a post showing little thinking capacity. You are doing that which you accused me of, allegedly condoning PC nonsense, entirely false. And calling me a parasite, wow, you know absolutely nothing about me. You also needed to point out the sins of my generation when I already acknowledge them.
As for technology, each generation takes it and runs with it up to its point of maturation for them, then the next generation takes over runs with it. This occurs with every generation. Do you think the people who invented the typewriter was going to create the computer too, or doctors who learned to remove bullets from injured soldiers 150 years ago were also going to do heart transplants?
Don’t worry, in due time your generation will be facing accusations of malfeasance from many in the millennials and Gen-Zs just as you are doing here.
Meanwhile, you seem bitter, as if you have a need to blame someone for failures you may be experiencing in your life, as if you have no control over your life. Sadly, your post is just a rant.
There is a common factor in all of this and I won’t mention the race (but I am sure you can guess). Many people are learning the hard way, being locked down with them, that they are not a great community to turn to in a crisis. In fact, in the middle of the war against the Nazis, they chose to repeatedly riot in US cities. In fact, they always do this.
Race matters and goes to the core of human trust and happiness. We are never happy if we are surrounded by disgruntled people of another race.
The Chinese have done a lot of research into this and have sophisticated AI to sniff out the best race/ethnic ratios for happy communities. They use this all the time. We can learn a lot from them I think.
Russia wins.In the early 60s the Soviet leader told JFK we will defeat America without firing a shot.Well they just about succeeded.Game over
I remember seeing Nikita Khrushchev on TV when he said “One morning Americans will wake up and realize they are living in a socialist country and will wonder how that happened.”
We only have one problem. Too many Parasite Takers and Too Few parasite Takers. And there is only one viable solution and that is a great culling of oxygen thief parasites. The best option is to shut down the grid for the winter. By spring only the self reliant healthy that have know how will remain. A great culling will eventually happen.