Suicide rates, overdoses, shooting sprees, gang violence: they’re all different ways of saying that a lot of people see no purpose in going on living.
It’s hitting the youngest generation the hardest.
Deaths of American children and teens spiked between 2019 and 2021, the result of increased car wrecks, shootings and drug overdoses, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University survey of federal data published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The death rate of youngsters ages 1 to 19 rose 20% in the three-year span, the largest increase in the past 50 years. It reverses a decades-long trend of generally lower death rates thanks to the prevention and treatment of disease.
Dr. Steven Woolf, an author of the report, said he has not seen an increase like this in his career.
“This is a red flashing light,” Woolf added. “We need to understand the causes and address them immediately to protect our children.”
Some of this, especially among teenage girls, can be blamed on the pandemic and the lockdowns, but this is a trend that way underway before all this and still appears to be underway.
The Left has the usual non-answers. More gun control regs, more mental health therapy, free Netflix for all.
The reality is that this is what happens when a culture is cracking up, when people no longer have any meaning or purpose, and start destroying each other and themselves.
We’re not gonna prescribe or legislate our way out of this. It’s a dark night of the human soul.
The Left gets a lot of the blame for destroying the tradition and heritage of the country while providing a destructive garbage culture that offers nothing except anger and victimhood, teaching people that everything is worthless except their politics. But so does social media whose consequences we’re only starting to see.
The negative though is only part of the answer. The bigger problem is that as a society we are starved of the positive. Our culture has been nuked. We have nothing aspirational worth mentioning. No art, no music, no frontiers, no religion and no future. A generation that has been told to live in digital skinner boxes is going mad.
Click this, buy that, sign this is not purpose.
This is What Happens When Politicians Can’t Tell Reality from Fantasy
Newark became a “sister city” with an Indian nation that doesn’t actually exist.
Cargo cult politics briefly collided with reality in Newark, New Jersey.
A bilateral agreement was signed with the United States on January 11 to recognize Kailash.
United Kailash and Newark City, New Jersey, United States of America signed a “Bilateral Code of Ethics Agreement” at the Newark City Hall.
Permanent Ambassador of Kailash to UN Vijayapriya Nithyananda, Mayor Baraka, Deputy Mayor Defreitas and others participated in this function. Also, representatives of Kailash from New Jersey were also present.
Agreements were signed on mutual assistance in dealing with the impacts of disaster, climate change, etc., and on issues of public interest such as mental health issues, violence, poverty, illiteracy, etc.
Awkwardly, Kaliash turned out not to exist. But, in all fairness, I’m not sure that Newark does either.
The largest city in New Jersey is admitting that its officials fell for a hoax to become a “sister city” with an Indian nation that doesn’t actually exist.
At a signing ceremony on Jan. 12, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka celebrated the city’s new relationship with the United States of Kailasa. The cultural agreement officially made Newark and Kailasa global partners under Sister Cities International, a nonprofit organization founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“I pray that our relationship helps us to understand cultural, social, and political development and improves the lives of everybody in both places,” Baraka said. “We have sister cities with many cities all over the world.”
But any hopes of improving lives in Kailasa were dead on arrival because it has no residents; the rising Hindu nation isn’t real. And its leader is reportedly wanted by authorities in India for child abduction and sexual assault.
The agreement lasted for six days before city officials realized they had been hoodwinked and Baraka canceled it. Spokesperson Susan Garofalo told Indian news outlet IANS in a statement that the city cut its ties to Kailasa on Jan. 18 as soon as it learned about the situation.
Mayor Ras Baraka, Cory’s successor, is the son of racist black nationalist poet Amiri Baraka.
Should Baraka or whatever politically connected idiots he hired have realized that Kailasa doesn’t exist? I doubt they cared. Their grasp of the world is mostly limited and Kailasa had all the right credentials, like climate change, mental health issues. In a cargo cult culture, the right virtue signaling is more important than actually engaging with reality. If men can be women and deficit spending is investing, the boundaries of reality become very porous and imaginary countries can easily fall through them.