This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The American Dream
After reading the information contained in this article, you will probably find yourself questioning if America is going to be able to survive for much longer, because our young people are a complete and total mess. Yes, all generations of Americans have had their problems, but this generation appears to be particularly screwed up. Obesity rates are at all-time highs, a third of all American teens have not read a single book within the past year, and the average high school senior spends six hours a day on the Internet. On top of all that, we are seeing unprecedented levels of suicide, drug overdoses and liver disease (due to heavy drinking) among our young people. Like other empires throughout world history, will we be undone by our own excesses?
Let’s start by talking about obesity. At this point, so many of our young people are overweight that military recruiters are having a very difficult time finding enough “suitable candidates for military service”…
The study, featuring roughly 18,000 randomly selected participants across each of the service branches, showed that almost 66 percent of service members are considered to be either overweight or obese, based on the military’s use of body mass index as a measuring standard.
While the number of overweight service members is a cause for concern, it correlates with the obesity epidemic plaguing the United States, where, as of 2015, one in three young adults are considered too fat to enlist, creating a difficult environment for recruiters to find suitable candidates for military service.
Right now, obesity among U.S. adults is at an all-time high, and one of the big reasons for this is because about a third of us are stuffing our faces with fast food on a daily basis.
The following comes from ABC News…
A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That’s about 85 million people.
It’s the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study found a similar proportion of children and adolescents ate it on any given day.
I was absolutely stunned when I saw that.
85 million people a day are eating fast food?
No wonder we have such a problem.
Another brand new study found that one-third of all American teenagers haven’t read a single book in the past year…
A new study of American teenagers and their reading habits finds that a third haven’t read a book — in hardcopy or on a device like a Kindle — in the past year.
Researchers from San Diego State University took a look at data from four decades of a “nationally-based lifestyle survey studying teens,” StudyFinds.com reports. In total, more than a million teens provided information.
To me, this is a tremendous indictment of our system of education.
Even if these kids are not reading on their own, our schools should be forcing them to read books.
This really hits home for me, because I love to read. In fact, I don’t know where I would be today if I had not spent enormous amounts of time reading books on my own while I was growing up.
Sadly, instead of reading books our high school seniors are spending an average of six hours a day on “social media, texting, gaming and surfing the web”…
“The meteoric rise of internet-based activities cannot be understated: between social media, texting, gaming, and surfing the web, the average high school senior spent six hours a day online in 2016 — double the time from a decade earlier. Eighth graders (4 hours a day) and tenth graders (5 hours a day) didn’t lag far behind,” the report finds.
Six hours a day?
That is almost a full-time job.
This is one of the reasons why the Internet is the focus of my work. Yes, I have written a few books, but if we are going to reach the next generation with the truth we have got to reach them where they are.
And where they are is on the Internet.
In addition to everything that you have read so far, let me also share with you some numbers from a recent CDC study.
According to the CDC, drug overdose rates among our young people have been absolutely soaring…
Among men ages 24 to 35, overdose rates rose by more than 25% each year between 2014 and 2016; nearly 50 out of every 100,000 people in this population died of overdose-related causes by 2016. Women ages 45 to 54 had the most overdoses overall, but those ages 15 to 24 saw the highest rate of increase: about a 19% jump per year between 2014 and 2016.
And the CDC also found that liver disease (due to heavy drinking) is rapidly rising among young adults…
Liver disease replaced HIV as the sixth-leading killer of adults ages 25 to 44 in 2016. Among men and women ages 25 to 34, deaths from liver disease and cirrhosis increased by about 11% and 8% per year, respectively, between 2006 and 2016. Older adults, however, still die of liver disease at much higher rates than young adults.
But the most tragic fact from that entire study is that suicide is now the second leading cause of death for Americans from age 15 to age 24…
Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24, increasing by 7% in this group each year between 2014 and 2016. It’s also the third-leading cause of death among people ages 25 to 44, killing almost 17 of every 100,000 people in this population in 2016.
Whether you like it or not, young people are the future of our country.
Yes, our country is a huge mess today, but what is it going to look like when they become the “leaders of tomorrow”?
In order for a nation to be great, it needs to be made up of great people, and at this moment it is very difficult to be optimistic about the future of our nation…
About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is publisher of The Most Important News and the author of four books including The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.
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Nothing shocking, Nothing new…
Enlist for what? To die for the rich man directive to kill people you have no quarrel with. It’s all so very stupid. Let these old warmongering bastards go fight their own battles. Line them up on the front lines since they apparently have something to gain. Leave the pacifists alone who choose to not be involved. The nerve of these killers with zero respect for life, like the puppet Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince of the Saudis in pictures cavorting with mass murderers Trump, Putin, Macron, Queen Elizabeth etc. All puppets on strings advancing NWO plans. How about a draft of these fat people, fat is where it’s at for the plumper youth as the reality of no future settles in. No wonder bio warfare is the increasingly go to weapon.
Seriously? They figured this out after they did a study? That in itself should tell you how far we have diminished as a society. All you have to do is look around you. FFS there are nothing but fatasses walkin around.
Are you a coward
This is hardly shocking. I treat young to old adults with substance addictions. Just in the past 6 months there have been several overdose deaths and at least two completed suicides and that’s just from the small number of people that we see that we hear about through the grapevine. The young people don’t know a damn thing because the public schools are a joke and the amount of sexual abuse that goes on is astonishing and the reason many of them begin to use substances in the first place. Treat your children well.
Shocking New Studies Find That America’s Young People Are Overweight, Unhealthy, Suicidal And Addicted To Alcohol And Drugs
Sounds like they need some added psychotherapy and a few vaccines, pack of ciggs and they will be fixed up just right, lock them in a padded room with their cell phones in case they need to phone a friend.
The therapy helps a few and I attempt to keep them away from the psychiatrist if possible.
Has anyone in here read about Hillary Clinton’s top secret security clearance being revoked??
The report said she voluntarily gave it up but I don’t know what the real truth is.
Here’s a really cool video. You can learn a lot from this. Watch it all the way to the end.
Frank Abagnale: “Catch Me If You Can” | Talks at Google
Obesity rates are high because all the crap on the grocery store shelves Approved by the Fascist FDA and called food, have little to no nutrition and the additives, flavorings, salt and so many other addictive chemicals keep your hunger peaked, and craving to keep eating the nutrition-less crap.
Want a snack, Go eat an apple or an orange or banana, carrot sticks, etc. Start drinking apple cider Vinegar 2 Tablespoons with a few table spoons of lemon juice in a glass of water. Drink this a few times and day and watch the weight fall off your slob bodies in no time. The reason is, most of our bodies are too alkaline and not enough acidic and therefore there is no acid to eat away at the contents in our digestive patterns. Stop eating antacid tablets for starters.
The idea of drinking apple cider vinegar w/lemon juice is perfect for our overall health. I must disagree with keeping the body acid. Should be alkaline while the stomach should be acid to help in digestion and breaking down food.
i think we are bio-filters for hazardous waste
[email protected]!! Mezobrain is a therapist. No wonder why your comments are so off the wall bizarre.
Hmmmm, Well my study shows that young people are Stupid, Lazy, Addicted to their phones, Spoiled. I blame the parents for raising their kids to be that way…. These turds will be culled, it’s just a matter of time.
The answer is simple. Sterilize everyone with an IQ under say 105. Wasting resources on morons is not sustainable and the world would be a waaayyyyyy better place!
Genius, glad to see you back. You hit that one right out of the park. I avoid young people all I can. And oh yes, the turds WILL be culled. The real world would just chew them up and spit them out anyway.
Ya glad I’m older and don’t have to live through the hell the overpopulators are foisting on their offspring. But I’m sure I will get fooked out of retirement but at least I had a fun life semi-free and am debt free. Thou shalt party on dude!
Hey that reminds me. Maybe I will sell shine to the turds so they can OD on it. Make some of my money back from supporting the worthless deadbeats? I have noticed for a long time now, stupid people have way more kids than smart people. And I mean by a HUGE margin. Were fooked!
Don’t bash me too bad blow. I protect people from being put on medications they don’t need. Doing my part.
Spot on, bud. Good to see real American constitutionalists still exist. Unfortunately, it all comes down to the Elite, shrinking resources ( which I think is bullcrap.. all continents have enormous resources controlled by government and the elite)….look at the amound of land that governments own. Does anyone think tptb own the control of that land for national park beauty sake, or for OUR benefit?? Guess again. Wars are for the power wealthy elite to consolidate and maximize their misgiven belief that somehow they deserve to be Gods.
If you think you are a God, you better be right!
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE WOMEN RIGHTS
P.S. FUCK THE MILITARY AND POLICE
THEIR JOB IS TO PROTECT THEIR COUNTRY
THEY HAVE DONE FUCKING NOTHING TO STOP THIS
I’D LIKE TO GET YOU SMARTASSED PIGS IN THE FUCKING RING
I’LL FUCK YOU UP FOR REAL YOU LITTLE FAG PIGLETS
KIMURA YOUR FUCKING ARM AROUND YOUR HEAD
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a real faggot lately. Maybe he got brain damaged from the heart attack.
Supplicating to PoundMeToo, cucking hard on 80 IQ apes from Mexico invading, carbon tax supporting, defending the Special Olympics from trolls, where does it end?
Fucking Boomer needs to get his low T checked. Too many soy milkshakes. Hes kind of getting fat, actually.
And what’s up with Trump ordering his steak well done with ketchup and teetotaling?
Fucking girly man poseurs.
“Like other empires throughout world history, will we be undone by our own excesses?”
Like you have to ask…..Duh.
“A new study of American teenagers and their reading habits finds that a third haven’t read a book — in hardcopy or on a device like a Kindle — in the past year.”
“Sadly, instead of reading books our high school seniors are spending an average of six hours a day on “social media, texting, gaming and surfing the web”…”
IDIOCRACY well into development. The movie wasn’t supposed to be a prophecy, but, there it is. We so badly need an ELE before the contagion of uselessness kills the entire human races future off…..
Fast food is not the problem. Overeating and lack of physical work and exercise is. Mostly it’s will power.
I’m in my 70s and since I was a teenager I made up my mind not to get fat and I haven’t.
Women are more attracted to slimmer men then fat ones. I need all the edge I can get. Staying healthy/healthier is another big incentive.
Many of my acquaintances ask me how I keep my weight down. I eat 3 – 4 small meals a day and I don’t eat snacks all the time. I have a weakness for cherry cheesecake. Apple pie works for me also. I’ll eat one slice a week and only as a treat, like a luxury. I look forward to it.
It’s a life style choice. It’s not always fun but it has benefits. Also, let your stomach completely empty once a day to where you have an appetite, not just hunger. Let your body feed on your own fat occasionally.
As I travel for business I have lay overs at different airports in the US. In general 80% of the people I see as I sit waiting are fat…not just fat fat…I mean fat. A majority are young people. I catch myself starring at a nice looking women because there are few and far between.
70’s Heavy Metal magazine level dystopia……
Agree: never have we had so many obese women yet also so many complaining about the attention of men. Trust me honnies, I do not want to bed a land whale.
No wonder nobody wants to form families with these tattooed obese beasts and instead head for Asia and Europe, the last refugees of beautiful, healthy women.
Oh I met up with a few women like that, its like being with a seal. And that doesn’t include when they start bitchen. Otta-here..
Go there Frank, Asia and Europe, and stay there. Maybe YOU have to go there Frank because no woman wants to bed a land whale either. Works both ways you know. I’m so sick of always seeing you post this. GMO foods are banned in 39 countries in Europe and Asia. Soy should be banned from food products also, since it acts like estrogen in the human body. Let people who want to eat soy do so but let the rest of us have a choice, the same goes for fructose corn syrup. Read the food labels! Also stop letting your kids sit around with cell phones 24/7 or on game systems 24/7. And now all the states are passing laws to legalize marijuana and coupled with cigarettes and alcohol this is harmful to the human brain and body. Drug usage is now socially acceptable. Can’t say enough about vaccines, this too is used to dumb down people. Parents get control and supervise and fight to protect your children. I’ve had some problems raising my children, but drugs were never involved because I never used them and my children were taught drugs were bad and damage your body in many ways and lead to other problems. You have to talk to your children all the time, pay attention! All the things I’ve just mentioned play a role in your children’s IQ, mental health, and overall health. Now, Frank know that some of the fault for obesity belongs to more than one person. You must teach and inspire your children to want to learn and know more about a lot of different subjects, health being one of them. I cannot find any food anymore that does not have GMO, soy, fructose corn syrup, or multiple amounts of preservatives. I must go to a specialty store to buy food that is edible to me, food that does not contain the above mentioned poisons. So many adults do not realize the dangerous effects of eating these foods, so how can you expect their children to know. I grew up in the sixties and never smoked(my parents did) never used drugs or alcohol. My children did see their father use marijuana and alcohol and the results of that usage. Maybe my teaching and walking the walk, along with the sad image of their father made the difference in their choice not to use drugs. PARENTS TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN, EDUCATE THEM, PROTECT THEM.
Can’t agree with that. I flew a lot this summer in the US. I would say maybe 10-20% where overweight. And you could argue that the Millennials were underweight.
The biggest problem with our children is the cell phone.
Alot of you are already aware of this. I was one of the fat and dying young people years ago. At age 30 I had very severe fatty liver and was hospitalized. I had about 4 alcoholic drinks in my life ever. It was from soda. I worked in a restaurant with a soda machine and drank Mt dew 8 hours a day, and at home.
The doctors said Fatty liver and liver disease from too much sugar is becoming very very common. Just a heads up, again I know alot of you know the many dangers of too much sugar/syrups/garbage.
Feeling a little too separate, are we? Social utilitarians have a more productive way, for you to kill yourselves, waste your time and money.
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”
Yet, you have never quoted anyone from Ford’s assemblyline of unskilled workers.
I have hiked, for some hours, ahead of this windstorm, ahead of a rain storm. I start work under a tree and become wary. There are always more things to accomplish, outside, when that is physically possible.
Collectivists do not consider private, self-employment any more productive than idle time. They are guilting you for not being owned, like their own, personal cattle.
The decay of the USA
is by design.
There has been a deliberate attack on America from her enemies within.
Most of the damage was created by a people who specialize in the destruction of civilizations.
Many people know, but most only know the effects, unable to identify the cause.
B from CA, so true. The “culture” has held up the lowest behavioral traits, in every way, as being desirable.
Women used to look for the best mate available to propagate with, for numerous reasons, and now they seem attracted to the men exhibiting the worst traits.
Transcending our anomalistic, baser instincts and behaviors was once sought and desired. Now it seems that “they” want people to be merely animals. It’s sex, drugs and sloth.
It’s Cultural Marxism!
of course when you think you just climbed out of a primordial soup…
and have no accountability to anyone but yourself (me, myself, I)…
you have an animal.
This article sounds like it is right in Ron Ahrens’ wheelhouse. I’d sure like to hear his take on it.
Stand by. 3 2 1 ……..
Too many double cheeseburgers in sodomite Babylon America. hahahaha
How nice of you to think of me…..As you obviously know I have been telling the American coward pussies, especially ALL the American Parents suffering from Munchausens Syndrome: how they have been already conquered, how they have been dumbed down, how they have been slowly murdered, how their children have been enslaved, and how the children the COWARDS should of NEVER had have been poisoned and are being slowly murdered and dumbed down by the most vile, most evil, most disgusting, most criminal, most treasonous, most Satanic sodomite pedophile controlled United States CORPORATION Government owned and operated by PSYCHOPATHS aka Lucifer and the Fallen Ones, from the inner pits of the bowels of hell in Washington DC…..and the COWARD AMERICAN BOOT LICKING PUSSIES still worship, still pay taxes, and still support this criminal treasonous United States CORPORATION Government that was planned in hell, born in hell, raised in hell, and spit out of the bowels of hell because it was just too vile, too disgusting, to evil for hell itself!!!!!!! YOU WILL BURN IN HELL, YOU WILL BE THROWN IN THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR SUPPORTING THIS CRIMINAL TREASONOUS SATANIC SODOMITE PEDOPHILE GOVERNMENT UNLESS YOU REPENT RIGHT NOW AND ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!!
You have your own special way of putting things sir but I do like what you say. Keep on preachin’ on in good health and fortune.
Their favorite vegetable is ice cream. This is the Homer Simpson generation except that he isn’t addicted to drugs.
We don’t train our kids in school anymore,sports are dying and the military has a hard time finding people who are fit enough for duty. We as individuals don’t use our brains to change our behavior like eating better or staying fit. Its too easy to stop at Burger King than cook and then go home and play computer games and watch TV. Many jobs are located behind a desk or require no physical effort. Lastly, many haven’t experienced poverty or hunger or physical stress and when the SHTF will die quickly.
Jim in Va, I have to attribute a lot of what you said to the fact that society has removed the Father from many/most households. I know it was my father that kicked my *ss and made me do and achieve.
Removing men and breaking up the traditional family is/has been the main cause of the decline/break-down of society and culture. The traditional family unit was the bedrock of Society and Civilization.
That sums it up. You see suburban moms dragging little Trevor or little Brittany into Starsux for a hot chocolate and a pastry for breakfast. Add in the high schoolers crowding the fast food joints and sucking on Big Gulps, with their faces in an iPhone and their necks bent at a 75% angle… Fatty liver, diabesity and hormonal imbalances (food related) are occurring in jr high kids. And the clowns in the government have them eating three meals a day plus three snacks, “because their bodies will go into starvation mode” if they don’t have their three snackies!
The Pubic education system is dominated by liberal women and the teachers’ unions. Big Pharma sees the youth as a herd of cash cows for SSRI drugs, insulin needles and other meds to compensate for the processed garbage that they eat.
My cardiologist told me that there was a significant increase in young people with cardiovascular disease, theorized from a rich diet seen in the 1960s verses the 1940s. The guys that died in war often got unofficial autopsies and this was noticed. Just casually observing the inactivity today verses the 1960s / 70s when having to “stay in” was punishment this observation must be even more progressed. I have noticed, and discussed with cardio professionals the lowering age of heart attacks. I seen many 40ish people in cardio rehab. They’re not extremely uncommon in late 30s people and its not drug related.
Well that’s good news! Get rid of some of these worthless fat turds!
I used to be honors student yet I barely graduated from HS in 1963. I had to analyze the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and a poem by John Masefield to eke out a “D” and get my diploma. I was basically unable to work after 1973- being half alive, half dead.
Got caught up in that (((psychotherapy))) fraud- took up most of the family inheritance. Hit the bottle and quit early nineties.
The cause? Junior high, fall 1959. They had a program called NUTRITION. See, many skipped breakfast. Main offering- one of of those large spiral danish rolls, and orange juice. This produces blood sugar spikes, that lead to too much insulin, which lead to LOWERING of blood sugar [hypoglycemia]. . .and energy starvation, especially of the brain. The common wisdom was- we all need sugar, therefore let us- the infallible establishment- provide it. AS USUAL GOVERNMENT GETS THE OPPOSITE RESULTS OF WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DESIRE.
Same program at my new high school.
AFAIK the regulatory establishment [nearly] destroyed my life.
justice….point taken….another ingredient added to the stew,my dad was the same.
You do know some men never accept their roles as a father? Yes, a father is very important, but some never take part leaving everything to the mother, while the father pursues his own selfish indulgences. My father was the head of the household and a leader. My mother was a mother and did what she was supposed to do. Both my parents were teachers to their children and taught them to think for themselves and not to necessarily follow the crowd. It takes responsible adults.
It always bothers me when people badmouth “fast food”. Greasy hamburgers or fries? Sure, those aren’t so great. But I only eat those maybe once every couple of months. Most of the “fast food” I eat are sub sandwiches with turkey/ham and lots of fresh veggies (no condiments) or else Chipotle-style burritos (flour tortilla, rice, meat, veggies, beans, cheese, etc.)
I don’t plan on quitting either of those foods by choice, because they happen to be my favorites. If that makes me a fat, lazy American I guess it just does.
You truly are INSANE and past the point of being able to understand what happened to you…..PLEASE DO NOT REPORDUCE DUMBED DOWN INSANE WEAK ALREADY CONQUERED COWARD!!!
it means refined carbohydrates. the refining acts like pre-digestion. the “food” then goes almost instantly to the blood stream. blood sugar is supposed to go up somewhat slowly, to partially correlate with the body’s energy needs. this way insulin is slowly released, to utilize the blood sugar.
all hell is released when blood sugar rises too fast. THIS, above all else, is the main problem of fast food. the most concentrated form of refined sugar is a large soft drink. next- the buns, bread, cold breakfast cereal [especially caca puffs], chips [potato and corn]
“Another brand new study found that one-third of all American teenagers haven’t read a single book in the past year…”
I don’t believe that this is a new phenomenon and I think it was worse years ago. I went to an academically deficient HS. Working with some of the locals, who actually were good operators in the Oil Refinery due to having great mechanical aptitude but very poor academics I have seen the quality of applicant significantly increase since the 1970s. One gent in particular, perturbed at my constant reading of books when things ran well actually bragged saying, “I never read a book in my life”. I looked up and said, “and it shows”. I graduated HS in the mid 1970s with people that were functionally illiterate and certainly did not understand fractions or decimals. The US has been lagging for some time.
and it’s deliberate and by design by the nwo in order to create the dependency needed for a socialist communist utopia society of failure.
cia = drug culture
Nothing “New” here, nothing “Shocking” here…
I read that many teens have the cardio-vascular wear and tear of a 40-year-old due to lifestyle (obese, sedentary, fast food, et al). Big Pharma is salivating over that fact.
Speaking tongue-and-cheek, I wouldn’t worry about the “leaders of tomorrow” so much. We’ll very likely see what we see now: narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths. Quite a lot has been written about these personalities being attracted to leadership positions.
I heard that in the 60’s and 70’s also.
Shows how you were a dumbed down COWARD very early in life, because you did not care then and you will obviously never care COWARD how your criminal treasonous United States CORPORATION Government has been murdering us and dumbing down our doomed children.
I wish we could return to the 80s when I was a teen. Not near as bad as now.
In the mid 1970s, catching the good job caboose before it left the station, we knew that at worst we’ll end up at DuPont, Hercules, Monsanto, Texaco, Sunoco, BP, Mobil, BF Goodrich or Shell Chemical. Half are now gone and the other half is so small that combined they don’t match what any of them employed singularly.
Maybe the reason the youth is the way they are
because of the examples they have are crap
demoncrap pers, teachers, political leaders, drug
culture….(legalizing more drug use) and idiot parents
who live the 60’s Woodstock era.
The music they listen to is vulgar, violent, anti-everything,
and needs booze and drugs to make sense.
TeeVee is the same way. Corruption, violence. 57 murders
per night and how to perfect the perfect crime.
Every venue is corruption on steroids.
The food we eat is no longer nourishing, healthy, or safe.
The govmt wants to kill you in so many ways…. unless you
support their half of the globalist uni-party. The great PURGE IS
TAKING PLACE WHILE THEY CONSOLE US WITH
“”BINGE WATCHING” a SILVER SCREEN….of some kind.
They spy on What we watch, When and how much we
Where, When, how far, we go in the car.
People don’t call on the phone…go visit…. like they used to.
Kids sit in the same room and text each other……while they
play video games…..7-12 hours a day 7 days a week.
If the kids had to go out to gather wood for the wood stove
and feed the livestock, everyday, they would probably
run away from home.
Slow poisoning and mind control are a deadly combination.
The culling will be horrific. Get ready. Harden your hearts and your minds. There is really no escape from what will happen soon. To quote Matt Bracken, it will be Bosnia times Rwanda.
Sicken the people and then profit off their illness/cancer: Capitalism at its finest!
Kids are raised with a “middle class” silver spoon in their mouth, relatively speaking, compared to past times when life was tougher than now. They don’t have to work hard, or many times not work at all, so they coast through life. When they get a couple negative comments on Facebook they are devastated. They turn to pills to “escape”. That leads to heron when oxys get too expensive. Then they get a bag laced with fentanyl and it’s lights out.
Circle of life. Sad.
Life was tougher in the old days. There was no “middle class” until after WWII. Kids got up and worked all day to help out the family. Until the New Deal brought Social Security to the amber plains, young folks carried granny out to the oak shade tree and the coyotes ate her. They made a hat and some gloves from the coyote hide and cured the meat.
Circle of life. Sad.
“Life was tougher in the old days.”
That description needs years in a bracket because the “old days” are a variable. A Vietnam Vet is likely 70 or older a WWII vet “depression kid” are getting far and few. I think of myself not coming from “the old days” and I have been out of HS coming close to 45 years.
Hard to believe Viet Nam vets are this old now, my Dad turns 70 here in a few months, he was there during Tet ’68. The youngest living WWII vet is now almost 90. We’ve come a long way from when a 15 year old man would lie about his to join the military only to die in some place like Omaha Beach to most 15 year old kids now whining about not enough soy milk in their doublefrappecappulatte. I think every generation says that the current generation is “…lazy no good’s” etc etc, but just from my perspective, in the last 20 years there has been a huge change that is undeniable. I was in during the invasion in OIF I, at the tender age of 21, I look at these same age groups now and do not see them being capable in the same way, let alone in some horror show like Viet Nam or WWII for which I know I would most likely cower and piss my pants. my two cents
Kevin2, There’s a few Korean War vets in my family in their 80s that won’t be around much longer. The Vietnam vets In the family are in their 70s but can still do something. You’re not kidding about the ‘old days’ being a variable. that term means different things to different people. Life WAS tougher for me 30+ years ago but is a lot better now. I’ve been out of HS since 1975. It’s not any fun getting old.
This is the end of society as we know it.
I promise you with all my heart and all my soul the following:
The criminal treasonous PSYCHOPATHS responsible for the American Holocaust and Chemical Culling will be brought to JUSTICE. The PSYCHOPATH Monsters responsible for taking over our food supply, responsible for pharmakia hell, and responsible for chemically lobotomizing our dumbed down population will be brought to JUSTICE. The criminal treasonous Republicans and Democrats, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, in the United States CORPORATION Government who watched and allowed these PSYCHOPATH MONSTERS to do this to our people will be brought to JUSTICE, ALL the Military Generals who watched and helped these PSYCHOPATH Monsters do this to our people will be brought to JUSTICE…. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I will arrest them, we will try them, we will hang them, and then we are going to compost them. I did not spend 32 years sworn to the fantasy and lie of the US Constitution, and I did not spend 12 years on graveyard shift in Reno NV, and I did not spend 3 years in the demon’s lair of Paradox Colorado where more things wanted me dead than 12 years on patrol in Reno, and I did not spend 10 days in Burns Oregon for NOTHING…..I PROMISE YOU THAT PSYCHOPATHS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST AND CHEMICAL CULLING….WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WE KNOW EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE….MY LORD AND I ARE COMING FOR YOU AND WE WILL SEE YOU BROUGHT TO JUSTICE!!!!!!
It seems the Country on the whole really started it’s down hill slide in many ways in the 60’s
“Overweight, Unhealthy, Suicidal And Addicted To Alcohol And Drugs”
You forgot ‘Stupid’. And you can add the parents who gave government school unfettered access to their children for mass indoctrination and immersion in moral depravity. We homeschooling families just shake our heads…..
Let’s make all cell phones weigh at least twenty-five phones and run on electricity generated from using exercise equipment. Young people are always on the cell phone and would get a whole lot of exercise. If they want to talk to their friends, they have to exercise at the same time.
“Shocking New Studies Find That America’s Young People Are Overweight, Unhealthy, Suicidal And Addicted To Alcohol And Drugs.”
Yep. Just the way they want us. Yes, sir.
I am shocked! Shocked! [sarcasm]
Didn’t our enemies like Adolf Hitler, or Lenin, or Stalin (even our so-called allies like Great Britain), say something like this about why the decadent West could never win World War 1 or 2? Americans were just too soft, too fat, too happy, too dumb, too “Overweight, Unhealthy, Suicidal And Addicted To Alcohol And Drugs.”
We keep hearing the same crap over and over again.
Except now our enemies live right among us in our fully dysfunctional government, and political parties, like the Progressive Socialist Democrats, all these celebrities, in our women, and children (like Hogg Hitler), the un-elected rogue billionaires like George Soros, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, the Koch Bros., Michael Bloomberg, et al, and the MSM, like the “New York Times” and the “Washington Post.”
Amen, you got that right.
Blame-e, we WON WW1 and WW2 in spite of them but will probably LOSE WW3.
“Shocking New Studies Find That America’s Young People Are Overweight, Unhealthy, Suicidal And Addicted To Alcohol And Drugs.”
An idle mind is the Devil’s workshop. Our youth has nothing to do. Our people need jobs, something to do other than sit around looking for anything to do to occupy their minds. IMHO
I think it has more to do with “helicopter” parents. I was raised in the sixties in the suburbs of SE Los Angeles.
Us kids were basically kicked out of the house, told to be home for dinner and make sure always had a dime for a phone call in case we had problems.
I found work weeding gardens, mowing laws, delivering papers, and such to buy the things I wanted. At age 13, I spend a summer in Washington state with an uncle. I picked berries in the fields to get money.
We boys( I had three brothers) had chores and got a very humble allowance for doing them. Not doing a chore and not doing it well was NOT an option. We bought our own cars, paid for our own insurance, by working. I don’t care what anybody says there are jobs out there. The illegals haven’t taken all of them.
Today parents baby their kids, buy them phones, cars, pay for their educations, and don’t demand that the kids contribute to the family.
It is the parents that have failed. Kids just reflect that failure.
And an EPIC failure it is!
Genius, damn right about the EPIC failure. Rellik, your childhood sounds like a mirror image of mine. I was never spoiled. The only time my folks gave me anything was either for my birthday or Christmas. The rest of the time I worked at odd jobs to make money. My parents were hard as rocks on me and my older brother but they were always fair and loved both us equally as much. My parents were REAL parents with a CAPITAL P. Nothing like today’s sorry-ass excuses for parents. Just like Rellik said, the parents are the damn failure and the kids are the reflections of that failure.
Well growing up in a single parent home I got away with murder. Always pushing the limit. But at least I knew the limit. Now I am a law abiding good citizen that never breaks any federal or state laws. (sarc off).
High fructose corn syrup made from GMO corn, saturated with Round UP, gotta be good both in body and spirit…
hell, now even most of our regular sugar comes from GMO sugar beets. My daughter recently brought a gallon of the Arizona Tea brand into the house, the label says “all natural ingredients” which included HFC syrup!
Try and educate your kids about this crap!
It is all by design.
Do you think multinational software corporations are making Vegas level addictive video games and VR murder simulation software because the Love Children ?
Big Brother can find fat kids but not illegal aliens.
We are making progress! We are now in a near free-fall toward the inevitable breakup of Lincoln’s Northern model of a highly centralized, supreme and tyrannical federal government. Good ridden. Prepare accordingly. Where do you want your loved ones to be when the breakup happens, an ‘Estonia’ or a ‘Tajikistan’?
Oops, disregard my post. Wrong page. Senility 1 Me 0.
There is a weird, generational gap, where people who saw the beginnings of de-industrialization and social collapse have the most in common, with those who saw the beginnings of industrialization — paved roads, sanitation, and the lightbulb. Neither us, nor our great grandparents, assumed that there was any such thing as the social contract or social bargain. There is no normalcy bias.
People who lived through the cushy, golden years, in between WW2 and the gas shortages, and their holdovers, just barely hoping for your pensions, were financed by national debt. At least half of your wealth has come bonds and inheritances, etc, which you have squandered.
Without the New Deal and Boomers, the civil rights era would never have passed a smell test. You have never especially sacrificed or earned anything. They were sinecures and stipends.
I cannot tell you how much this trash pisses me off. STOP BLAMING BOOMERS, CALIFORNIANS, ETC. OUR PROBLEMS ARE DUE TO GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT, AND MORE (((GOVERNMENT))).
If you want to bitch, blame Lord Keynes, who provided the “intellectual” excuses for printing up the fake money.
There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose….
I am finding that, as my shoulders get more built, and my waist narrows, the scale stays the same.
When I go to bourgeois kinds of stores, where the people are white and well fed, I am neither incredibly short nor tall nor broad nor skinny.
Is a Communist, medical establishment assuming that I must be equal in all things, measuring me against skraelings and African pygmies in food deserts?
Is that kind of establishment going to give me enough to eat, and those kind of people not-too-much.
Complain all you want about the situation, but not a single one of ya will give up your standard of living to change our trajectory… You know what it requires but you wont do it. Technology is the means of enslavement but you wont cut the power off and so you wear your shackle and bonds with no hesitation. You will never be free as long as you keep the mass power grid on and all that nice technology yoke running. Talk about laziness and comfort will you of fat bodies? Hypocrites.
“I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.”
— John D. Rockefeller
Noone who considers you an intelligent,human life is commodifying you in the form of a standardized unit.
Square gmo pigs from ‘Space Truckers’.)