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22 Signs That The Thin Veneer Of Civilization That We All Take For Granted Is Starting To Disappear

In order for a society to function, there has to be a certain level of trust.  Each day when we leave our homes, we take for granted that most people are not going to attack us for no reason, that there will only be isolated incidents of theft in our community and that rioting and violence are not going to erupt in the streets.   Whether we realize it or not, we depend on the fact that the vast majority of the people around us are going to act in a civilized manner.  Unfortunately, the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is starting to disappear.  When I was growing up, I was taught that challenging times reveal our true character.  There are many that believe that the declining economy is causing a lot of the chaos that we are now witnessing, but perhaps what is going on is that these challenging economic times are simply revealing the character that has been there all along.  For decades, a "false prosperity" that was fueled by unprecedented amounts of debt has masked a lot of the internal rot that has taken hold in America.  But now that our prosperity is crumbling, our lack of values is becoming startlingly clear.

Greed, corruption and extreme self-centeredness have deeply infected our society.  We see this on Wall Street and in Congress, and we see this among those that are trying to survive on the mean streets of our largest cities.

Our nation is breaking down on every level.  If by some miracle we were able to fix our economy, that would mask our problems for a while, but it would not solve them.

Unfortunately, as I write about nearly every day, there are a whole host of indications that our economy is about to get even worse.  When it does, millions of Americans will become even more desperate, and as we are now seeing all over this country, desperate people do desperate things.

The following are 22 signs that the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is starting to disappear....

#1 In Detroit, 100 bus drivers recently refused to drive their routes out of fear for their own personal safety.  An article posted on the website of the CBS affiliate in Detroit is quoting the head of the bus drivers union, Henry Gaffney, as saying that the drivers are "scared for their lives"....

“Our drivers are scared, they’re scared for their lives. This has been an ongoing situation about security. I think yesterday kind of just topped it off, when one of my drivers was beat up by some teenagers down in the middle of Rosa Parks and it took the police almost 30 minutes to get there, in downtown Detroit,” said Gaffney.

#2 In Wilmington, Delaware recently, a man offered to help someone carry a television down the street, but quickly realized that it was his own television which had just been stolen out of his house....

A Wilmington resident who stopped home for lunch about noon today saw a man carrying a flat screen TV down the street and asked the man if he needed help.

He then recognized the television as his own, looked up and saw the door to his home ajar, said Master Sgt. Adam Ringle.

#3 Shocking video has surfaced of a young thug walking up to a defenseless elderly man in a Chicago subway station and knocking him out cold.  In the video, the friends of the young man are cheering him on and laughing at how easy it was to knock the old man out cold.

#4 Beating up old people for no reason seems to be catching on all over the country.  Just check out the following report from a recent article posted on philly.com....

AN 84-YEAR-OLD ex-university official savagely attacked by four young punks during a walk in Wissahickon Valley Park earlier this week theorizes that the beating he endured was a cruel game of "get the old geezer."

Jim Shea, a former vice president of university relations for Temple, from 1968 to 1983, walks up to five miles on Forbidden Drive, in Fairmount Park, three times a week, but that type of stamina wasn't enough to stave off the lowlifes who not only beat him bloody, but dealt a blow to one of the things he holds most dear - his pride.

#5 All over the United States, police are brutalizing Occupy Wall Street protesters and spraying pepper spray directly in their faces.  Whatever you may think of the Occupy Wall Street protests, the reality is that this is not a sign that things are becoming "more stable" in America.  You can see video of one very disturbing confrontation right here.

#6 Clashes between police and protesters in Oakland, California recently became so violent that at one point the streets of Oakland resembled a war zone.

#7 Unfortunately, as the American people become increasingly frustrated with out system many of them are actually starting to consider violence as a solution.  According to one recent survey, 31 percent of all Occupy Wall Street protesters "would support violence to advance their agenda".

#8 In New York recently, a confrontation between two female customers and a frustrated cashier ended with the cashier beating the living daylights out of them with a metal rod.  The following is how a local CBS affiliate in New York described this incident....

It appeared to have started when two female customers argued and yelled obscenities at the cashier when he questioned a $50 bill they gave him.

One of the female customers then slapped the cashier. A woman is then seen jumping over the counter while the other woman goes behind the register.

That’s when the cashier can be seen on the video disappearing into the back of the fast-food restaurant. He comes back with a metal rod and begins hitting the women.

You can see video of this violent confrontation right here.

#9 These days, many Americans are so "on edge" that just about anything will make them snap.  For example, a 60-year-old woman in New Mexico recently repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend because she thought that he was cheating during a game of Monopoly.

#10 If you thought that the above example was crazy, just check out what one man down in Georgia did recently.  He actually firebombed a Taco Bell because they did not put enough meat in his Chalupa.

#11 In Cleveland last week, a 49-year-old man was sent to the hospital after a poll monitor working for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections tried to bite his nose off.

#12 Not only do TSA agents make us feel like dehumanized cattle as we go through airport security, some of them are evening making fun of us at the same time.  For example, one TSA agent recently scribbled “GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL” on a TSA inspection notice after discovering a sex toy in the luggage of one female traveler.

#13 Identity theft is rising to very alarming levels all over the United States.  For example, a recent article in the Palm Beach Post described what has been going on down in Florida this year....

In the first half of this year, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 20,000 complaints from Floridians whose identities had been stolen -- nearly as many as in all of 2010. More than half of those reporting their Social Security numbers or other personal information had been ripped off and used to commit fraud or theft were in South Florida, with heavy concentrations in parts of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.

"That kind of increase is really shocking,'' said Vance Luce, deputy special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service in South Florida, which investigates identity theft and financial crimes. "The fact that it's on the upturn doesn't surprise me at all, but that's pretty alarming.''

#14 In the Seattle area, an elderly couple in their eighties was recently brutally attacked by a 31-year-old man armed with a crossbow and a hatchet.  The following description of this brutal crime comes from King 5 News....

Prosecutors say 31-year-old John Chase was walking down the highway when he saw Ralph Aldrich, 88, in his back yard. Detectives say Chase shot and killed Aldrich with a crossbow and then went inside the home and repeatedly hit 83-year-old June Aldrich with a hatchet.

#15 As America falls apart, more of us than ever are taking medication for depression.  At this point, more than 1 out of every 10 Americans over the age of 12 is taking prescription antidepressants.

#16 In some areas of the country, people have been literally tearing apart their own cities in an attempt to find things to sell.  I recently discussed this phenomenon on The American Dream Blog....

In Fresno, California the damage caused by thieves stealing copper wire from city street lights is costing the city about $50,000 a month.  So far, about 2,500 street lights have been stripped of their wiring.

#17 As people become more desperate, we are starting to see some truly bizarre crimes in many parts of the nation.  In northern Alabama, one team of crooks has been using a forklift to pull entire ATM machines out of the ground.

#18 Most Americans don't realize this, but all over the U.S. livestock is being stolen from ranchers in unprecedented numbers.  The following is from a recent Associated Press article....

While the brazenness may be unusual, the theft isn't. High beef prices have made cattle attractive as a quick score for people struggling in the sluggish economy, and other livestock are being taken too. Six thousand lambs were stolen from a feedlot in Texas, and nearly 1,000 hogs have been stolen in recent weeks from farms in Iowa and Minnesota. The thefts add up to millions of dollars in losses for U.S. ranches.

Authorities say today's thieves are sophisticated compared to the horseback bandits of the rugged Old West. They pull up livestock trailers in the middle of the night and know how to coax the animals inside. Investigators suspect it's then a quick trip across state lines to sell the animals at auction barns.

#19 At this point, thieves are becoming so bold that they will steal literally anything that they are able to cart away.  For example, in the San Francisco area a while back thieves actually stole a copper bell that weighs 2.7 tons.

#20 According to the FBI, the number of gang members in the United States has increased by a staggering 40 percent since 2009.  Right now, there are 1.4 million gang members terrorizing citizens on the streets of America.

#21 Down in Miami, thieves have become so bold that they have actually been breaking into parked police cruisers and stealing guns and ammo out of them.  Many of those guns undoubtedly are ending up in the hands of gangs members.

#22 Be careful who you befriend online.  They might just hold you captive and use you as part of a Satanic sex ritual.  The following description of an incident that recently happened in Milwaukee comes from thesmokinggun.com....

Two young Milwaukee women were arrested this week after an 18-year-old Arizona man--who traveled to Wisconsin by bus after meeting one of the suspects online--told cops that he was held captive in the duo’s apartment for two days and slashed and stabbed more than 300 times as part of an apparent satanic sex ritual.

Anger and frustration are growing to unprecedented levels in this country, and all of this anger and frustration is manifesting in thousands of different ways.

As I have written about previously, the rioting, the crime and the violence that we are seeing now is only just the beginning of what is coming.

Unless a miracle happens, our country is going to keep heading down the road toward societal collapse.  For even more examples that show that our country is starting to come apart at the seams, please see the following articles that I have authored previously....

-"18 Signs The Collapse Of Society Is Accelerating"

-"12 More Signs That Society Is Collapsing"

It won't happen all at once, but unless our nation changes direction dramatically, we will see things get progressively worse and worse.

Instead of teaching our children to love and care for one another, we have taught them to be incredibly self-involved.  Today, way too many Americans deeply love themselves, deeply love money and are deeply addicted to entertainment.  Each new generation seems to be even more prideful, even more arrogant and even more violent.  As a nation, we are losing our empathy for others, our compassion for the needy and our respect for the elderly.  Our family units are breaking down and thousands of our communities are being transformed into hellholes.

What in the world is happening to America?

If you have a thought on this topic, please feel free to share your opinion by leaving a comment below....

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  • John

    I am sorry that I have to read this story on the old man but maybe it’s for the best to know.
    I think that we are all part of the problem in that we don’t care for one another and we have all sorts of reasons to not care.
    I did this walking home from the library today just because. I am no better.
    This is why I want to leave the United States.
    I really more and more don’t recognize my country.

  • WiseAsASerpent

    In a nutshell, the elite ‘New World Order’ (rulers) got into bed with the banking and financial sectors, who then got into bed with the governments of the world, who then got into bed with senior political figures, who then told us, the taxpayers, that all your money will now have to be used to bail them out or face economic collapse. In sum, its financial terrorism, New World Order tyranny, waging war on nations and humanity for profit and power. If central bankers start all the wars, are veterans heroes, or mercenaries and dupes? The evil of world war, plus a global economic crisis and a world plague will devastate and ruin our societies. And that is the point.All this has been planned by the sociopathic and evil ruling elite that hijacked America. They want terror, a global war, a global economic crisis, a global plague, and total global chaos, so they can offer their global government as a solution to these catastrophes. Occupy Wall Street is controlled and coopted by the bankers. That’s why they are all screaming for socialism (communism) which is exactly what the bankers are planning for the peasants in the NWO. In the process, they are bringing all nations into a state of poverty, war, fear, and slavery.Every veteran and soldier assaulted on the front lines of the global protests against the 1% and their enablers, awakens a greater rage in the hearts of their fellows, who already know how little remains on the table for them, regardless of their sacrifice. Every member of the police, who is not completely compromised by the lies and their own surfaced brutality and self interest, is being awakened to the nature of the Draconian laws they are being compelled to enforce. We hold these truths to be ‘self’ evident because that is what is revealing them. They don’t hate us because of our freedoms, they hate us because every day we are funding and committing crimes against humanity. The so-called War on Terror is a cover for our military aggression to gain control of the resources of Western Asia. This is sending the poor of this country to kill the poor of those Muslim countries. This is trading blood for oil, this is genocide and for most of the world we ARE the Terrorists. The minute we fell for 9/11 we signed our doom. There are so many examples of the establishment media’s censorship of fundamental issues. The truth is regarded as the enemy by journalists, editors, and “news” executives. The Oklahoma City Bombing and the September 11 attacks proved that the American people are sacrificial pawns in the global war against all nations that is being waged secretly by the new world order traitors. No American is safe from the evil of the hijacked federal government and its master, the international banking empire. Every human being is threatened by the demons in Washington and their comrades in Israel and England. The next inside job in America may be a Nuclear 9/11. Hundreds of thousands of Americans may get incinerated by the evil terrorists in Washington and Israel to help gain public support for the coming wars against Iran and Pakistan. America does not have an economy. It has a prison industry, a financial industry, an entertainment industry, and a military industry. Its insides have been gutted. Why does a “loving Creator” allow these things to happen: A: Because the sins of this world are stacked up into the heavens, and there is no REPENTANCE!

    • Abi

      I like your post except the last bit.

      People have free will. They decide to be good or bad. That is what God allows – free will choice.

      There is still time for repentance. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has not tried it. It will set you free from fear and all the influences that would like you to be violent and insensitive to the needs of others.

      Turn the tide from an increase in violence, to a critical mass of love and respect for all our fellow human beings.

      The puppet masters want to make the whole world over in their own image – hateful, spiteful, greedy, psychopathic, homicidal maniacs who are control freaks to the nth degree.

      Love conquers all – don’t imitate the fascists who are already defeated and self destructing.

      Peace, not war! Protest, not violence!

      Arrest the warmongers and banksters for treason.

    • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

      They’re called paragraphs… :/

    • babett

      Wow! I hope everyone reads your comment. Every word of it is true. Well done, friend.

    • Tim

      Wise as a false serpent,

      Please provide some evidence that the Occupy movement is backed by the bankers. Whats happening right now is socialism for the rich and capitalism for the rest of us. To think that they would ever want that threatned is crazy. The occupy movement threatens them, it wakens more people to their crimes.

  • Gary

    The fact that you gave about widespread anti-depressant use (10%)reveals a symptom of social disfunction and also a potential cause. All anti-depressants have some degree of side effects. It is different for each person but there are mood swings and paranoia even suicidal actions caused by the prescription drugs and inappropriate dosages. It is not good for our communities and the individuals that a high level of people are on maintenance psychiatric drugs. This becomes an aggravating factor. I’m afraid.

    • Ben Dover

      One of my favorites is “Chantix”. It helps you stop smoking, but it may cause agressiveness, suicidal thoughts or actions, etc. Call your doctor of you experience any of these.

      When you go on a shooting rampage, at least there will be no second hand smoke around. Your doctor will be happy about that.

  • Tim

    Focus on the negative and it amplifies. That’s the intention behind the rise of this type of behavior.
    One must understand that a societies mental intentions will raise the negative mental vibration by volumes.
    The solution is positive prayer and medition. Teaching this to the masses is a challenge, yet necessary in order to raise the positive thought form vibration frequency level to counteract the same negative one being pronounced by this website and society as a whole.
    How little faith ye have?

  • mondobeyondo

    This is what happens when some members of society have a lack of respect in general, and a disregard for the rule of law specifically.

    What is really scary is that if it gets completely out of control, the government won’t hesitate to impose its own “rule of law”, like the National Guard and Army.

    • mondobeyondo

      Item #21 is an example of just how brazen some thieves have become. If they are willing to break into a police cruiser to steal weapons, just think what they might do to you…

  • whens dinner?

    I have two things to say.

    1) I love the 2nd amendment and people who support it.

    B) Pharmacy is evil. The word “pharmacy/pharmaceutical” comes from the Greek word “pharmakia” which means witchcraft. I got that out of my english / greek transaltion bible.

    • Ben Dover

      You are right about many of the “wonder drugs” out there. Potential liver damage seems to be mentioned quite often.

  • pryman

    I agree with this article. I’ve always felt that American society was becoming more and more corrupted way before things began to fall apart. But people weren’t feeling the real consequences of their acts because they were blinded by their greed, lust, and selfishness. I watched people over the years fall further and further away from God, as though he didn’t really matter anymore.

    Now that this thing has started to bust, you’d think it would serve as a wake up call. But instead, people are beginning to act worst than before.

  • Steve

    Check out Pat Buchanan’s latest books for an look at the causes of the Republic’d disintegration…..And O. Spengler, volume two for an overview of where we headed and why.

  • tappedops

    Yo GM…
    Are you the 12 stepper who still packs blunt… Go easy Bro … were both on the same side… gladitorial distraction / bread and circus, worked wonders in the fall of Rome… so why not now… im down, so chill… btw didnt i trade you Aaron Rodgers…

  • M.Myers

    From another’s post – “America is losing our moral compass. We have removed the active desire of spreading and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ from many of our lives. Our Founding Fathers knew that religious values were the basis of a free society.”
    – No it’s not. They put it there because that is what they were all taught, that they must pick and god and be religious, wanted to do it how they wanted, and etc…. NONE of the greed and violence has anything to do with Christ and a god.
    -I’m an Atheist. So is my teen. Neither one would dream of being so vile in any way unless it’s self defense. These people are so vile because they CAN be and they get something from it. Money, false pride, fame – even though how stupid it is, etc etc etc It has nothing to do with “christ” and neither does an economic collapse. It is simple human beings doing what they want to get what they want, period.

    • Jeremy

      To deny the positive impact of Christianity on the lives of billions of people, and on societies, is short-sighted and stupid. Just because you believe something else does not mean another alternative is wrong.

      • M.Myers

        …that was a “stupid” comment from you about my comment but I should have known better to post online.
        -I never denied that it had some “positive effect” from it. You totally missed the point! The point was that everyone being a christian would NOT save the world and I am sick of reading how it will, because that is what taught from birth. People do what they want even punching an old man at a subway for no reason, if they are Christians or NOT.

  • Abi

    The American people can save themselves, and save the world from American terrorism that is killing millions worldwide. Take back your government, your military and judicial systems. Change your foreign policy from lies, deceit and genocide in the pursuit of greed. Gaddafi did it in a bloodless coup and ended homelessness; introduced free medical care including overseas specialist operations; introduced free education to graduate level with accommodation, equipment and a stipend until employed; loans all interest free; free electricity; free farm and equipment and seeds to anyone willing to have a go; and much more. Obama and Clinton celebrated his death, calling him a dictator. Who killed more people? America or Libya? Obama/Bush/Reagan or Gaddafi? Gaddafi did not attack his people. Obama did with NATO, killing 100,000 Libyans. Someone in America needs to do a Gaddafi and get rid of the fascist dictator/ship running American politics.

    • Jeremy

      Curious, but are you from Libya? I do not know anything about Qaddaffi’s policies, but I do know he had a crush on Condolezza Rice.

  • ibecruisin

    I was riding my bike home after work and the street on my route was partially closed due to repaving. The flagger had my lane closed and me not wanting to ride my bike through fresh asphalt simply took the sidewalk instead. She, (the flagger) became angry that I didn’t obey her stop sign and began chasing down the sidewalk trying to hit me with the stop sign.

  • DanTheMan

    Sometimes a thing must be fully broken and dismantled before it can be built anew and better than before. Does anyone disagree that God has told us that this would be the outcome of a civilization under the rule of men? The pain provides us with a choice. We can join the world and its wickedness or we can remain personally faithful to Godly principles. God tells us that we are a world set on a course of destiny. Do we have a choice not fulfill that destiny? Most of us are trying to hang in there but perhaps letting go is the better path.

  • Linda Williams

    As mentioned above, one in ten people in the U.S. are on anti-depressants, these are the main cause of the violent and bizarre behaviour mentioned.

    If you check you will find most high school shootings etc have been carried out by people taking these drugs.

  • http://bigpond pedro mohr

    Worse thing is Federals do not try to follow the constitution.We need an Inspector General who can not be fired by president.President should not be head of the military otherwise our wars will never stop long .We must not allow a foreign country to lead us into unnecessary war.

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  • JerryParker

    Well, I knew that ANYTHING can happen in Cleveland (a.k.a. “Clevageland”), but could suchlike be happening in Kokomo (Ind.), Kalamazoo, or Peoria?

  • Tim Brown

    Abrahamic, and religious dogma in general, is not an etiological basis for sustainable morality.

  • Pam

    ONE of the (many) things that has happened to this country, and perhaps the most basic is that women are no longer raising their own children. Instead, children are being raised in institutions. When they are not in day care or in extended day, they are living highly scheduled lives. (These are the children who are not poor or inner city children.) These children are hardly ever home.
    Psychiatrists say that children raised in this manner may not have empathy or a conscience (not all children, of course) because no matter how good their parents might be, they did not receive the love, care and nurturing of someone who loves them. The day care worker is not a family member.
    Mothers come home from a long day at work, cart the kids to soccer, etc., make dinner, help with homework, takes care of the housework…is tired, it’s not true that quality is better than quantity.
    When my daughter was in high school, very few of her female friends had close relationships with their mothers. Those that did…their mothers were at-home mothers. I know that many won’t agree with this….but I remember what this country was like before the women went to work in order to pay more taxes to the government. Those who want careers should wait to have children.
    On another level, people are no longer taught to respect the elderly.
    It doesn’t help when older and elderly women dress like slobs in sweatshirts and jeans in public, either. That does not garner respect.
    We have become a nation of slobs when women wear sweat pants and pajamas to the store and our young men wear their jeans around their knees. We’ve become nation of sluts when our young girls barely wear any clothes. (My daughter has traveled much of the world and is in the Peace Corps, this is exactly how other countries view us because of American tv where the females dress like strippers and have casual sex at the drop of the hat. It is one of the reasons our volunteers are raped.)
    If we have no respect for ourselves and a shred of self-dignity, how do we expect others to have respect for us?
    The inner city life of a child, I cannot imagine.
    Society must change where women who want to stay home wit their children, can. The fathers should make enough money to support their families so that families can become more stable.
    And we should all stopped being taxed to death to give families a further chance for stability.
    We need less of big government and more of state autonomy.
    We need to keep the jobs in this country rather than out-sourcing them.
    We, (like every other country on this planet) need to strengthen and enforce our immigration laws.
    We need to go back to the gold-standard.
    But, above all, we need to become a decent, moral people, again.

    • Pam

      Sorry I couldn’t edit the mistakes in my comment.

  • Kevin2

    Modern medicine has kept me and a host of others alive raising the life expectancy from 46 years in 1900 to 76 years today. The math does not lie.

  • anonymous coward

    Rightiwngers to victim of breakdown: Apologize for being weak

    Check this post where owner of an aggrieved taxpayer’s site we are the 53% wails on an unemployed contributor who is NOT claiming benefits for being a “weak, lazy rat bastard”.

    http://the53.tumblr.com/post/12781480884/editors-note-most-of-us-have-breakdowns-every

    How is this different to suckerpunching an old man on the subway?

    • Mal R.

      Typical leftwinger. You know so much but so much of what you know is WRONG.

      • Anonymous coward

        Yes, duping poor people into voting for elitists who want to take away everything they have is the biggest and most successful scam in history. Now go back and read that tumblr post in which a mentally ill man who has worked like a dog and never taken out of the system is mocked pilloried for his breakdown.

  • Tony N
  • Brigitte

    I believe we are on earth to grow in the sense of human values and spirituality but almost all the energy we have burnt was for material growth.
    I think we’ll have to account for what we did with our lives, like we would if the boss went on a business trip and gave the staff some tasks to do but instead of doing them we goof off then when he returns we have trashed the place.
    Have we developed and grown as human beings? Most have not.

  • Bribozo19

    All of this and more has all been predicted, and not only by Nostradamus but by much ,much more reliable source, the prophets of the Old Testament&Christ of the living Bible and thats all I need to see what is going to happen, not only to this nation but many, many nations. It ain’t pretty so get yourself prepared to be either slaughtered or saved.I prefer to be saved because we are seeing the very tip of the iceberg. Don’t wait until 2012, we may not get that far.

  • http://Beeeaters.com Tristan Clarridge

    Good ideas everyone. Let’s confront the hard truths, but still hope in each other! Humans are capable of much much more.
    I’d like to point out that many of these societal issues of violence, selfishness, laziness, and worst of all, apathy, all have STRONG roots in our school system!! Think about all the behaviors discussed here, then think about the experience many children experience at school. Look for the connections.

    I think the single most important big picture action that can be taken is to reach out to children, especially young ones, and show them that there’s more to the world than Disney. They’ll absorb ANYTHING that’s put in front of them, which is scary, but also inspiring. Our only hope as a society.

    • Louise in MO

      I ditto your comments aboutt the children in America. This past summer I welcomed a 15 year old girl who I have known since she was five years old. She had been coming to our home for a summer visit for several years. This past school year she was a freshman in high school.

      Her behavior was shocking! She was deceitful, manipulative, cunning and disrespectful. She is self-absorbed and selfish. She is overtly interested in acting “sexy.”

      I made it clear to her she would not be invited back.

      The breakdown in our society has infected our young people and they are the future of America. The lack of moral absolutes and the attitude that if it feels good, it’s alright to do it is at the core of this breakdown.

      History does repeat itself, and we shall go down just as Rome did! Historians say they collapsed from inside due to moral decay. They were so busy eating, driking and engaging in sexual orgies that they didn’t see the enemy at the gate.

      The horse is already out of the barn and it’s too late to close the door!

  • apinoquet

    The US has failed miserably in three things:

    Holding the perpretrators of 911 accountable (it wasn’t Osama), their statanic ritual has proven very effective

    Getting rid of the Federal Reserve, I think its too late now

    Chalenging Obama on nationality

    Everything else comes as a natural concequense of the above. Now all that is left is faith in God, due to the things mentioned humanity is doomed.

    Have a nice day

    • Mal R.

      per·pe·tra·tor 
      noun
      a person who perpetrates, or commits, an illegal, criminal, or evil act

      Uhh, the perps are dead homie. Perhaps you saw the explosions?

      • Terry

        Dear Mal R., That’s what you’ve been told to think. You’re awfully nearsighted.

  • http://www.toibry.blog.com Ibry

    Why do the nations rage and the people’s plot in vain? ……… toibry.blog.com

  • Frank

    Since news reports have become “politically correct” the ethnicity of the bad guys and gals isn’t shown. Perhaps illegals from South of the border? Perhaps African American? Don’t know do we? And why would that be important you ask, gritting your teeth, thinking I am a racist? Because it is the most significant detail that leads back to what is really going on in our country.

    • Dee

      Sure Frank, because we all know white people never commit any crimes unless it involves killing millions of Natives and stealing entire continents and their natural resources all in the name of gaining material wealth for themselves. This happens TODAY all over the globe under the guise of “commerce” and “globalization”. Same tactics. New name.

      But let’s focus instead on the little petty “brown” criminals that steal $20 from a convenience store when the “white collar” educated criminal from Wall Street, the banking industry, and mega corporations continue to buy your represntatives alligiance and steal trillions of dollars out of the economy and people’s pension funds and are never even mentioned in the media, identified, or prosecuted in any way, shape or form.

      I’ve never been the victim of any crime despite the fact I work as a teacher in some of the worst areas of a city overun by gangs. I avoid becoming a victim by using common sense. However, I’ve lost over 38% of my 401K in the past three years due to bad “investments” done by the good ol’ white folks in suits and ties. Guess what type of criminal I am more worried about because of their covert and insidious operating techniques? Get a clue!

  • VyseLegend

    The 40% rise in gang members in just 2 or 3 years is mind blowing. Thats all the proof you need that more and more people are being pushed out onto the street.

    • Terry

      OR maybe that more and more illegals are getting across our (open) borders to rape and pillage our country, along with all the foreigners that are given visas to get here and join organized crime. All criminals just the same.

      • Dee

        Are you aware of the history of the founding of this country by any chance? The continent was stolen after the murder of millions of it’s orginal inhabitants. Fact. That’s is not what is happening today!

        The media is very effectively using impoverished “brown” people as scapegoats for the mega financial crimes and economic collapse being engineered by the banking and corporate cartels that are given carte blanche to do as they please with the our money.

  • Shithead

    This article is actually only contributing to the problem. Convincing relatively logical, peaceful individuals that a quick course in close combat training is needed. They want you violent. Now is the time to devote your time to your legacies (your children). Educate them. These incidents above are an absolute celebration of ignorance. Society will not break down until a critical mass of individuals perpetuate such a break down. This article is playing a sweet hand towards those ends (this and a million others).

    Don’t show up, when the party starts, don’t be there. Have you ever seen a riot with zero participant. And for the Occupiers, yes, speak, but turn your back on any such violence. Walk strong and sure in the opposite direction. That’s the challenge – don’t ********** it up!

  • Matty

    Got God? Society needs a God to work. Our country needs a God to help be a moral and good people. Without God, we cannot survive as America. America was designed to have Americans submit to God. No God, No America. We had problems in the past because- we are all sinners and make choices. Today we have more and more people without God- and who don’t give a rats a@@ about America. They are self centered- the world all revolves around them and their food stamps and SS checks. I know I have two in my family. What pains in the a@@ they can be! Anyone can get drugs these days. I heard that there are enough Oxycodone pills to give every American 4 a day for one month. You dod not need a Dr. either. There are plenty of these wellness centers that write scripts all day long. We are screwed. We will most likely have a serious battle in our country with the OWS types v. people that do not support then taking out hard earned lifestyles. All this is going somewhere-but who really knows where.

    • http://silver-coin-of-the-month.com silver-coin-of-the-month.com

      Amen! But not just “a” God, we need the one and only true God. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chron 7:14) I too think there are many that feel entitled. God says “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” (2 Thess 3:10)…if our country just went back to Biblical values, we’d once again be in God’s good grace.

  • KaD

    I think part of the problem, as it is at the moment, is that criminality is rewarded and honesty is penalized. Criminality is rewarded both legally, as in the case of Wall Street bankers, and illegaly, through immediate gains. Honesty is penalized, such as the case of many whistleblowers who are fired and blackballed. I’ve been honest and hardworking all my life. That got me laid off.

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      I completely agree with you KaD. I pray you find a job that is worthy of your deeds. If you don’t have one, please check my website and see if it’s for you or not. Wishing you the best!

  • Christina

    The book of Revelation (in the Bible), is going down right now. No bs. Jesus taught the Law of Love. He said you overcome evil with good. Satan manipulates and exploits our pain. people all over are love starved. media tells you nobody will love you if you don’t look a certain way, so on and so on. Children abused, hurting, traumatized people every where. the “unlovely” people are the ones hurting the most. Forget what you think you know about Jesus. Read what he said for yourself in the gospels.

  • Ken

    I know someone who had their car stolen. The car was in such bad shape I am not sure the junk yard would take it.

  • Toomanyfakeconservatives

    One of the worst beatings out there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEBFd8dr1Zg\

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  • http://EconomicCollapse Already Gone

    A Lot Of People Disagree With The Conceal To Carry Law, Here In Minnesota We Have This Law,And Crime Has Acutally Gone Down,It Took A Long Time And A Lot Of Hard Work To Get It,But It Makes Alot Of These Tough Guys Think Twice About Accosting Somebody, Simply Based On The Fact They Don’t Know If That Person Is Armed Or Not,And Alot Of Them Do Not Really Want To Find Out,They only Seem To Be Tough When The Advantage is There’s. I Do Not
    Believe That It Is A Bad Deal Or A Sad Deal,It Is What It Is-Reality.
    If Somebody Was To Try Something Stupid As Coming After Me With A Baseball Bat Or Whatever,
    I Would Tell Them To Think About What I Would Say To Them,”Would You Like To Meet My Two Best Friends”,Mr.Smith And Mr.Wesson.P.S Minnesota Is One Of The Biggest Liberal States In The U.S

    • uncurable wound

      Already gone.
      Relax brother,you got franken,noseachar,and dayton to protect you…LOL.
      Im here in liberalota with you,thank God im not in the heart of the Msp beast.I carry everywhere,and so does the wife…
      But remember a pistol is just something to use to get to your gun.
      It will be a real bad day,for the baseball bat man when I get to my trunk and introduce him to Mossberg 12,and Dpms 308.
      Then they will reallly hear the fat lady sing!!!

    • Terry

      I’ll go you one step further. All non-criminal, taxpaying (i.e. WORKING) adult citizens should be ISSUED handguns to carry. That should slow crime WAAAAY down.

  • tappedops

    Yo Wiseass…
    Sorry had to go there…
    your post is nothing but pure genius, and even though most blogers here are not awake enough to fully grasp the full spectrum dominance of it all… dont let it stop you from laying down command and control posts of pure truth like that one…

  • alex

    Most of what you are describing: gangs, crime, occupy wall street, can be traced to two demographics, black youths, illegal immigrants, and socialists and communists. What should we do about it? Most Americans are not interested in fighting for their culture, they just want to be comfortable, watch football, internet, etc. They will do nothing because they think nothing bad will happen to them. When blacks and hispanics make up the majority do you think they will treat whites really well, provide benefits, etc? No way.

  • CC

    r.bitting is right, whether people like it or
    not. The truth is just that – the truth.

  • nohomehere

    It must be , in order to expose the wolves in sheeps clothing, this decline that you talk about is not a new phonomonon. These days (the reaping of what has been sown)are not coming without warning. Doing what´s right is hard especially in riotous time, the mob is a strong current to try to swim against . The flood has been released, it is now just a matter of the masses of sleepers to wake up.I would like just one thing from thoses reading this,don´t be surprised . Everone of the wrongdoers will receive judgement like the nouremberger trials. Facists had no Idea that they would be held accountable for there sins against humanity so will all be judged sooner or later . Don´t be surprised ! Not at what is coming! Maybe , you can find the rock to stablize your footing in a world going mad.The world has to choose , people have to make a decision , a choice, select a path , and the generous, the believers,the honest and faithfull, the ones who are looking for a new kingdom will suffer like never before at the hands of those being swept away with the majority . grabbing at you to keep themselves afloat in this deludge,like drowning is a act of desperation so it will be . Only the miracle of God can keep you from desperation and fear. and the trail that is coming will refine everyone to there pure state ! It has to come , society can´t continue with bad apples in the barrel. Don´t be surprised! When it comes,the time to be purified ,what will you be? plus or minus , neg. or pos.help or hinderance good or bad friend or foe , If the kingdom were of this world the servers of others would fight. Again I ask , Please ,Don´t be suprised! Greater love hath no man than he gives up what is his (especially his own life ) to further his neighbors life and future good. ¨Don´t be surprised when men revile you and hate you and despitfully use you ¨The whole world groans in birth pains , waiting for the pure children to be born ! Don´t be suprised!!!!!

  • gospelcorgi

    The only hope for the world is Jesus.

    • http://silver-coin-of-the-month.com silver-coin-of-the-month.com

      AMEN! “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (ACTS 4:12)

    • Terry

      YES! His return, specifically. The King of all Kings will be back here to rule and reign over all the earth, then we will see and know how it could have been all along if we had done it all His way from the start!

  • Racial Realist

    How much of that crime is done by blacks or other minorities? I would say that the majority of it is. This is just common (UN-PC) sense. So there is a racial aspect to this. Seeing as how blacks commit the majority of violent crime in America. Also, blacks are more likely to commit violent crimes against whites than vice versa. Ofcourse the media covers up all of this.

    Black neighborhoods are full of crime. And ofcourse they transport that crime to white areas. Especially when they move into white areas.

    • xander cross

      How racist of you. But then again, I bet you probably one of those white people that supported the Penn State Coach who raped little boys. Old white men who rape boys and yet, they are supported by the college system. This problem is beyond race. You are doing exactly what the elite want you do.

      • Racial Realist Realities

        and your an ignorant buffoon. he tells the truth and you call him a racist. quit being part of the problem, shut up and get out of the way.

  • Paul

    OH, btw. stay away from Germany. The recently discovered Nazi-death squad was probably financed and organized by the internal secret service BfV (“Protector of the Constitution”).

    Foreigners are still not welcome in Germany.

  • Parbar

    The moral fabric that holds democracy together is being shredded. The “If it feels good do it” and “The end justifies the means” mentality leads to every man doing what is right in his own eyes. This leads to chaos. When you take moral standards like the Ten Commandments, prayer and God out of schools and society, it leaves man with no higher accountability or order. Since we have walked away from accountability to God and the order He would like to bless us with, how’s that working for us? If we’re honest, we have to say (as described above) not well. Now if God chooses to shed the blood of His Son to pierce through all this garbage and restore us to our former glory, we have hope. He cares enough to do that. He knows we need it – and is willing to pay the price to restore us to Himself. But we have free will so it is up to us to respond to His overture of love for us. If we do, we engage the fulfilling, purposeful life He created us for, which contributes to society rather than tears it apart.

  • Deuce

    I just had this conversation with my wife. We are all guilty of a total lack of perspective of who we are and why we are here. Since homo erectus almost 3 million years ago until about less than 200 years ago, most of mankind lived alone or in small cooperative groups, working the land and animals to meet our basic needs and free from others having authority, credit, contracts or governance over us. THIS IS WHO WE ARE. This is what is in us and this is what our purpose is. To survive and be free.

    Somewhere along the way our ingenuity tripped us up. Simple machinery and later electricity created convenience for us. A gas stove, good knives, or a blender greatly improved the efficiency of a homesteader trying to manage the task of feeding their family from their own livestock and crops. But somewhere along the lines we became enslaved by these conveniences. We got addicted to the novelty of them and the free time they created for us. And before long many of us became enslaved to them.

    Look at your life. If you are not enslaved to convenience then what are you. You live in a house, connected to a power grid, full of appliances furniture and clothes none of which you produced for yourself. Instead you get up every day and go to a mundane job that crushes your humanity, just to make payments on these things and collect more. This has made almost 50% of you obese. A significant share of you are upside down in your mortgage or owe more than you have saved. And few of you have the skills to tend to your own survival outside of this system.

    And this is the problem. We have lost our purpose. We have become addicted to being addicted to useless INconveniences. A convection oven does not SAVE you time if you have to work 40 hours a week to pay for it. We have become trapped in a cycle of enslaving ourselves just to feed our addiction to things that prevent us from producing for our own needs. And producing for our own needs is the purpose built into us by 3 million years of history.

    Now in good times, when money is flowing freely, there is the appearance that this is ‘living the good life’. Worthless crap comes easy, we live fast and loose within this consumption system, and success is measured by how little you ever HAVE to do for yourself (billionaires don’t have to work). But when in times like these, when the system falls victim to its built in flaws, the extent to which we are enslaved becomes more clear to us and we rebel against it. Yet most don’t even understand why they are mad, or who they are angry at because they are void of this historical perspective and have known no other way. And the result is random acts of violence against anyone or anything. Somewhere inside you your body and mind know their purpose. The more you deny it to them, the more they will rebel against you.

    There is nothing wrong with societies by definition. There is nothing wrong with cooperation amongst like peoples. But when participation requires submission to the financial, governmental, and contractual enslavement that we all live under, it will eventually implode from the reactive force of the human sense of purpose that it suppresses. Decadence and overindulgence have been behind every historical societal collapse in history, and no campaign slogan, or bullshit newspaper headline will change that.

    Shed your dependence on these enslaving addictions. Learn to do and provide for yourself. Shun simple convenience for the opportunity to indulge your human purpose. Step off the path to acquiring them at the expense of your humanity. Or risk being one of these purposeless perpetrators of violence or their victim. The past will not be rewritten. When the present is past, this will still be our human purpose, the only story will be whether we embraced it or how tragically we denied it.

    • Louise in MO

      Deuce…..excellent comment! I agree, but could not have explained it as you so brilliantly did.

  • xander cross

    To all of those who are making racist comments. How about stop defending the Penn State coach. Do you really defend a child rapist like that? I suprised that this has not been talked about yet, but you attack minorites but not the elite. You know, like Henry Kissinger, David Rockfeller, Dick Chenny (who talks about being on the dark side) I wonder why is that.

    • Goatley

      to people like you are ignorant and foolish please kindly be quiet. thank you.

  • M.Myers

    Jeremy, short sighted really? wow.
    Just because it is the majority – does not make a difference. You know what “pack mentality” is right?
    I did not say the other alternative is wrong.
    THEY SAY THAT (that the other is wrong).
    Don’t they.

  • Charly

    Good old Georges Clemenceau had it right when he quipped close to a century ago: “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between”.

  • M.Myers

    And Jeremy – that was a “stupid” comment from you about my comment but I should have known better to post online.
    -I never denied that it had some “positive effect” from it. You totally missed the point! The point was that everyone being a christian would NOT save the world and I am sick of reading how it will, because that is what you are all taught from birth. People do what they want, if they are Christians or NOT.

  • Anonymous South African

    Well America, this is what you inflicted on South Africa with your meddling. What goes out comes around. How do you like being on the receiving end for once? You guys are the global bullies along with your pal England. You have bullied the rest of the world for so long that you think yourselves invincible. Well now you see what happens when your economy gets messed with, the way you messed with ours when you used sanctions as an excuse to keep us from stopping you from going off the gold standard, to which you were contractually bound. Now imagine that we talked the rest of the world into putting you under global sanctions as well? Where would you be then seeing as most of your produced goods come from sweat shops in Asia or from other factories abroad.
    America YOU forced South Africa into accepting a terrorist organisation as our leadership. We have had raging poverty, rampant corruption, unstoppable crime epidemics and worse since then. You express shock and horror at people behaving like thugs towards the elderly? We have thugs chopping our elderly to bits on almost a daily basis here, or robbing them of what little they have, or raping them. That is our daily reality thanks to your meddling. When you meddled with Rhodesia it resulted in the same thing. You are only getting what you deserve and it is not nearly as bad as it is in the countries you meddled with. So quit whining about how terrible it is and deal with it. We have had to.

    • Goatley

      The British put a functional government in south africa. YOU ruined it with the anc. too bad for you.

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  • david

    Believers in the Bible are saddened, but not shocked, sobered, but not surprised, by these and other indicators of the real evil that lies in the heart of man. We’ve left our moorings in a transcendent God and eternal truth and are now adrift. It was absolutely predictable. The writer is correct: the hard times only reveal what is already there. The solution is not a return to good times; this would only mask the underlying problem and it would allow the moral rot to progress unchecked. The hard times, hard as they may be, may be necessary for us to make the needed change in our moral direction. I hope it’s still possible.

  • Antonio Gonzalez

    I think 3 millions people needs dead to change America. It is 1% .

  • yvonne harris

    i live near that city where the buses don’t run. we are in a crisis in detroit. there is total calaspe and now there is talk that the city will go broke by june 2012! we need to get down on hour knees and pray!

  • Joedakota

    At some point in time, without a major rebirth, we sill be seeing in American what is now happening in Africa and the middle east, gangs of marauders, raiding communities taking what they can and then fleeing. There will be so many the police will be unable to handle it all.
    An armed citizenry will be the only defense.

  • Sulah

    There is no shame in this country…………no remorse, no respect for self or others. This is a godless/lawless country. When America kicked God out of the country, HE removed HIS protection, HIS blessings from America……….now satan has almost full run and really needs little help in destroying America. Americans are doing a very good job of it.

  • Peter Kopylowicz

    The book to read is The Passing of the Modern Age by John Lukacs. I think it was written in the 1960s and the author describes the decline of civilization and the descent into barbarism, which he foresaw coming if the process wasn’t reversed. What are gangs but barbaric tribes? Rome was overrun by the barbarians, but the situation is different now because the barbarians have been breed by civilization itself. Something I sometimes ponder is what Mr. Lukacs predicted could happen: as the chaos spreads and the state’s power declines the gangs (“the barbaric tribes”) will take control over areas. A new aristocracy will thus be formed…

  • Steve Mawson

    so great to see that the god botherers only solution is wait and see…

    should the god botherers not be out helping those really in need ?

    should the god botherers not be selling ludicrous temples to their own importance to use said money to help those worse off ?

    should not the god botherers show example and dress as did their saviour, not regale themselves in silks and finery ?

    should not the god botherers go back to being what their beloved forefathers did…that is produce food, teach and heal ?

    or are the god botherers just as guilty as the rest, not wanting to raise a finger, thinking that this is divine providence, so sit back, watch and wait…

    seems then that the god botherers are as guilty as anyone else of being totally ineffective and just plain lazy

    god botherers…just another self interest group

    imho

  • Alasha

    I know this not funnee, however, firebombing a Taco Bell because you did not have enough meat….. J-EEE-PERS!!!

  • Pale Horse

    Regarding # 11, That’s the Saigon whore that bit my nose off!!!

  • Jorge

    This is such disgusting fearmongering. ***************** I’m so sick and tired of this site saying the entire world will collapse every day but it never does. Do you want to sell us some more stuff after you scare the daylights out of us? This isn’t journalism this is just propaganda.

    • Michael

      There is a world of difference between saying that a collapse will happen “tomorrow” and saying that we are in the process of collapsing.

      If you have a specific fact or point that you wish to dispute, please bring it up. I am not afraid of criticism and debate. We should all be seeking to find the truth.

      Michael

  • Don

    There are many reasons this is happening, one of which is cultural marxism which was started back in 1923. As a way to undermine the social fabric so a comminist socalistic government could be installed without a shot ever being fired. If you remove the name America, and look at the communist manafesto we see much of it is alreading installed. All the central planning you could ever want. Central banks, Lenin said once a central bank is installed 90% of my work it done. Once our sense of patriotism, family values and faith undermined and the state seen as the solution, well they did good job on us. The Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll were sponsored by these people, feminist movement the same. See Gary Allens book, NONE DARE CALL IT A CONSPIRACY. OR Dave McGuires Book, the Day the Dollar Died. Check out Dishonest Money by Joe Plummer. See the movie Cultural Marxism by James Jaeger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIdBuK7_g3M
    and Invisible Empire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIH4jUIK5zs

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  • Real Historian

    Are you guys kidding me? I could scour the news from any year in the past 250 years and find 22, 222, or even 2,222 similar examples of crime, economic worries, riots, and poverty. Guess what? Civilization still moved on. Give me a break.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Festog/1703532994 Glenn Festog

    The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the
    arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments
    to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn’t want to go
    bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public
    assistance. Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC), 55 BC

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